What To Do: Banksy exhibition extended

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  “Banksy Was Here” was close to being “Banksy Is Gone.” For those who wanted to see the exhibition but were dragging their feet, it was almost a case of “if you snooze, you lose.” “Banksy Was Here” was scheduled to run until January 31 at a location in Fashion District Philadelphia (901 Market Street, Philadelphia, banksyexpo.com/philadelphia/). Fortunately,...

County to take over operation of Rover transit service

From April 1, 2023, responsibility for the majority of paratransit services currently provided by Rover in Chester County will transition to a County-run operation, overseen by the Chester County Department of Human Services. The Rover community transportation service was introduced in 1984 to offer diversified transportation for Chester County residents, especially those who cannot drive or have no...

On Stage: ‘A Soldier’s Play’ Comes to Kimmel

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  A Soldier’s Play Some plays are light and fluffy, some are outrageous, some are filled with humorous scenes, some have delightful music and almost all have a plot. And some are brutally intense. The Kimmel Cultural Campus, in partnership with The Shubert Organization, is presenting the Philadelphia premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2020...

Becoming the Best U: Tips on navigating Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times Question: I’ve been dating this girl, and although I really like her, I don’t have the budget to take her out to a fancy restaurant for Valentine’s Day. Do you have any inexpensive ideas to let her know I care? Jim – Exton Answer: Good for you to not be pressured into spending money you don’t have at a fancy restaurant on Valentine’s Day! You’re...

Cronin named new DCCC president

Dr. Marta Yera Cronin Marta Yera Cronin, EdD, currently president of Columbia Gorge Community College in The Dalles, Oregon, has been selected by Delaware County Community College’s Board of Trustees to become the College’s next president. Dr. Cronin will succeed L. Joy Gates Black, EdD, who will retire on June 30 of this year after six years of service to the College. Dr. Cronin will be the College’s...

CCEDC offers 2023 economic outlook: inflation likely to slow, but a recession may be coming

(l to r): Dianne P. Manges, Senior Investment Advisor for Truist Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice; Gary W. Smith, President and CEO of CCEDC; Patti Brennan, President and CEO of Key Financial, Inc.; MaryFrances McGarrity, Senior Vice President – Business Development Services at CCEDC 150 business executives and personal investors gathered Friday to hear expert insights on the local,...

Inner Nature: Antibiotic Ambivalence

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times Pathogens are organisms which cause disease, and we are regularly exposed to these pathogens through the food we eat, people we mingle with, animals we tend, and soil we dig. Until the mid-twentieth century, vaccinations had been the preventive method. The discovery that weakened bacteria and viruses could activate the immune system to fight them at the next sighting...

What To Do: ‘Wonder’ at Longwood, Chinese New Year at Penn Museum

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Longwood Gardens This weekend, Longwood Gardens (Route 1, Kennett Square, 610-388-1000, www.longwoodgardens.org) starts its new year with one of its annual special events – “Winter Wonder.” “Winter Wonder,” which runs from January 21-March 26, celebrates the beauty of winter. It’s all about outdoor spacious, indoor oasis, and the power of...

On Stage: Tribute bands hit local venues

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  In recent years, new genre of live music has emerged – a genre that spans genres. The new genre is tribute acts. Sure, tribute acts have been around for a while. For years, there have been artists who have devoted their lives to recreating music from previous stars – mostly solo singers like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley. Now, there is a plethora...

Chester County farmers and producers win honors at the Pa. Farm Show

Don and Pam Gable of Conebella Farm (photo credit: PA Farm Show) Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges in Harrisburg last week, resulting in an impressive array of medals and ribbons in the show’s 107th year of operation. The Pennsylvania Farm Show, the largest indoor agricultural exposition in the nation, hosts nearly half a million visitors,...