As the Big Lie unravels, the PA GOP looks pretty bad

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa We might just be at a tipping point when it comes to The Big Lie. Never mind the facts that Donald Trump lost the national race by somewhere around seven million votes and lost a solid margin in the Electoral College. And forget for a second, that Trump lost Pennsylvania to Joe Biden by about 80,000 votes in an election that has had multiple checks and...

Chesco Sheriff’s Office joins Philly’s ‘Operation Priority Takedown’

On Friday, law enforcement agencies announced 37 arrests and displayed weapons seized during “Operation Priority Takedown.” PHILADELPHIA — This weekend, residents of the greater Philadelphia area slept a little safer, thanks to a collaboration among the Chester County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO), Sheriff’s Offices of Delaware and Bucks counties, the Pennsylvania State Police, the Philadelphia...

What To Do: Get outside for festivals and fairs

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Goshen Country Fair This is the time of the year for outdoors festivals such as country fairs, festivals honoring a particular fruit or vegetable and outdoor concerts. One of the best — and longest-running — is the annual Goshen Country Fair (Goshen Fairgrounds, Park Avenue, East Goshen, 610- 430-1554, www.goshencountryfair.org). The fair,...

On Stage: Vanessa Collier comes home for rooftop show at The Flash

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Vanessa Collier Vanessa Collier is a highly acclaimed blues/jazz sax player who – in normal times – spends a lot of time touring nationally. Occasionally, the Chadds Ford resident gets an opportunity to play a show at a venue close to home – including Delaware gigs at the Candlelight Dinner Theater and the Arden Gild Hall. On July 30, she will...

Chesco Planning completes trail study, calls for new projects

The Chester County Planning Commission recently wrapped up an 18-month study to determine the feasibility of developing a multi-use trail connecting Chester County’s southern communities to the Circuit – Greater Philadelphia’s existing multi-use trail network. Major project recommendations included 20 miles of bicycle and pedestrian improvements along Baltimore Pike to create a unified “Baltimore...

What To Do: Brandywine Battlefield open, highlights US-1 area attractions

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Christian C. Sanderson Museum There is a six-mile stretch along Route 1 from Chadds Ford to the eastern edge of Kennett Square that features an abundance of attractions – museums, historic sites, a winery, a botanical wonderland and an historic battlefield. Travelling from north to south, the first location is the Brandywine Battlefield Historic...

Bokovitz to lead Chesco Dept. of Human Services

WEST CHESTER — Chester County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline announce the appointment of Patrick Bokovitz as Director of the Chester County Department of Human Services, effective July 31. Bokovitz, who has served as the Director of Chester County’s Department of Community Development and the Workforce Development Board for 14 years, will be responsible for the...

On Stage: Sharon Katz brings The Peace Train to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Sharon Katz On July 23, the City Winery (990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, citywinery.com/philadelphia) will host one of the most important artists of our time – musician, philanthropist, musicologist and humanitarian activist Sharon Katz. On this special summer night, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train will roll into Philadelphia. “I’m having rehearsals...

D-Town East grad, NY Jet Tyler Kroft gives back to hometown, again hosting youth football camp

New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, will return to his hometown to run the third-annual student football camp. DOWNINGTOWN — On Saturday, July 24, students will have the opportunity meet current New York Jets tight end, Tyler Kroft, and participate in a day filled with football fun. As a child growing up in Downingtown, Tyler Kroft reminiscences about how special it is to return to his hometown...

Brandywine Hospital shares plans to battle opioid overdoses

CALN — Brandywine Hospital shared with the community its plans to address the Opioid Overdose issue in Chester County at an event on June 23, 2021. Event speakers included Claire Mooney, DNP, MBA, RN, CCRN, NEA-BC, President and Chief Executive Officer of Brandywine Hospital, Marian D Moskowitz, Chair, Board of Commissioners, County of Chester Commissioners’ Office, and Wei Du, MD, Chair of Psychiatry...