ReFirement at Any Age: Good Thoughts. Good Words. Good Deeds

By Gail Supplee Tatum, Columnist, The Times This message is very fitting for this time of year and one that should be practiced every single day. Sounds like the perfect recipe for a fulfilling life, doesn’t it? If we have good thoughts, they will form into good words, which can be put into motion as good deeds. Sound easy? It’s not. It takes a conscience effort. If we view it and practice it as...

On Stage: Boney James returns to Philly with show at Rivers Casino

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Boney James Boney James has performed at many venues in the Delaware Valley, South Jersey and Atlantic City. Boney James has released a lot of smooth jazz albums. This weekend, James returns to the Philly area with a new album and a show at a new venue. James will treat fans to music from his recently released album, “Detour,” in a concert at Rivers...

Why was there a Blue Wave in Pennsylvania?

By Mike McGann, Editor, the Times @mikemcgannpa By now we’ve all had a bit of time to digest the election results — in terms of Pennsylvania and Chester County — it was a very good mid-term election for Democrats, sweeping the statewide races, taking control of the state House of Representatives and holding all of their Congressional seats. As you may know, the party in control of the White House...

What To Do: National Dog Show tops busy schedule of events

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  National Dog Show If you suffer from cynophobia then don’t even think about visiting the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484-754-3976, http://www.phillyexpocenter.com) this weekend. Cynophobia is the fear of dogs. On November 19 and 20, the National Dog Show will be held at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center – from 8...

On Stage: A fun ‘Panto’ from People’s Light

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto When the Christmas holidays arrive, it means it’s also time for a panto arrive at People’s Light (39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, peopleslight.org). This year, it’s “Alice in Wonderland: A Musical Panto,” which is running now through January 1, 2023. Each year, the People’s Light holiday panto transforms...

Johnson named Director of Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services

Jamie Johnson After serving for ten years as the second in command of the Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, the Chester County Commissioners named Jamie Johnson the new Director upon the retirement of Vince Brown. Brown worked in Drug & Alcohol (D&A) for 32 years, the last ten as its Director. “Jamie is passionate about helping those who struggle with substance abuse disorders, and...

On Stage Extra: Dreamers hit the road again

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times  Dreamers After sitting back waiting a long time for the pandemic to pass, Dreamers, a pop rock duo featuring Nick Wold and Nelson, has shaken off the rust and is on the road again. They are in the middle of their “The Cameras & Coastlines” co-headlining tour with Smallpools – a tour that touches down locally on November 13 at Brooklyn Bowl...

What To Do: Unionville Art Gala, celebrates 45 years

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The art of Temre Stanchfield is featured this year at the Unionville Art Gala. If you want to start your holiday shopping early this weekend at an art show, an antiques show or a craft show, you’re in luck. There is at least one of each on this weekend’s events calendar. The 45th Annual Unionville Art Gala, which will be held on November 11 and 12...

On Stage: Willie Nile returns to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Willie Nile Willie Nile loves the Philadelphia area – and, without a doubt, the Philly area loves him back. Around 16 months ago, Nile — much to his relief and much to his delight — started playing live shows for live audiences again after a year-and-a-half of pandemic restrictions. Since mid-2021, Nile has come down from New York to perform...

Shapiro, Fetterman, Houlahan post victories; Friel appears to flip state house race

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Although the votes are still being counted, a few races seem to be coming into focus this Wednesday morning on what has turned out to be a better than expected election for the commonwealth’s Democrats — including a chance as of this writing for democrats to control the the State House of Representatives for the first time in more than a decade. Attorney...