Inner Nature: The current understanding of the nature of our universe

By Vidya Rajan, Columnist, The Times The Big Bang was an explosion of immense power at a point in space about 13.7 billion years ago; the singularity from which everything in this universe – energy, space, time, matter – originated. Consensus on the universe’s origins from a fiery explosion emerged because of one incontrovertible signature that it left behind: a little bit of the heat from the...

Hundreds turn out to see World-Famous Clydesdales at Brandywine Ace

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa Larry Drennen, left, one of the owners of Brandywine Ace, Pet and Farm greets Toby, the Budweiser Clydesdale, Saturday. POCOPSON — Hundreds of local residents enjoyed a perfect late spring morning and got to meet one of the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales at Ace Hardware Pet & Farm, Saturday morning. Toby, the star of the morning, was greeted...

What To Do: Devon Horse Show, Kennett Sq. Memorial Day top busy weekend

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times The Devon Horse Show Memorial Day has arrived and many of the area’s traditional events for the holiday are back – including the Devon Horse Show and Kennett Square’s annual Memorial Day Parade The Devon Horse Show (Lancaster Avenue, Devon, 610-688-2554, www.devonhorseshow.org) is one of the oldest events of any kind in the state. The Devon...

On Stage: Emily Drinker brings diverse music stylings to Media

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Emily Drinker Emily Drinker is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who wears many musical hats. Her music blends elements of rock, folk, jazz, pop and R&B. Drinker has her own band that performs regularly at venues around the Delaware Valley — and she also performs as a guest artist with a variety of Philly bands. On May 23, she will bring the...

County Commissioners award nearly $6.7M in open space preservation and park improvement grants

Site of the future Pennsbury Township Park expansion. Chester County Commissioners Josh Maxwell, Marian Moskowitz, and Eric Roe approved the awarding of nearly $6.7 million in open space preservation and park improvement grants today at the public Commissioners’ meeting. The grants are made available through Chester County’s Preservation Partnership Program, which offers funding to municipalities...

College senior from Downingtown collects seven job offers

Downingtown’s Ava Irwin Ava Irwin, a senior sport management major at Neumann University, received seven job offers before she graduated with the class of 2024 on May 18. The Downingtown native accepted a position as an account executive with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association on March 8, more than two months before commencement. Irwin’s responsibilities include generating...

Kennett Schools to name Rizzo Saunders as new Superintendent

Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders The Kennett Consolidated School District (KCSD) Board of Directors will vote on the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Rizzo Saunders as its next Superintendent of Schools at a Special Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. Rizzo Saunders brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of educational leadership to the district. Having served as Superintendent of...

What To Do: Porchfest rocks West Chester

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Porchfest This area has many — really many — annual events that have passed milestone anniversaries….and there are some still taking their first few steps. The Annual West Chester Porchfest (westchesterporchfest.com), which is celebrating its third anniversary this year, will be held on May 18 from 1-7 p.m. Rain date is May 19. Participants...

On Stage: Michael Allman doesn’t drift too far from family roots

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Michael Allman There will be a lot happening on May 19 at the popular annual “Chestnut Hill Home + Garden Festival” (Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill, (Chestnut Hill Home + Garden Festival – Chestnut Hill). The event, which will run from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., was originally scheduled for May 4 but was postponed because of inclement weather. Actually,...

Op/Ed: Social Security must not be left behind In 2024

By Becky Corbin, Special to The Times Becky Corbin. Times file photo. Presumptive presidential nominees President Biden and former President Trump have a lot of stops to make on the campaign trail, and Pennsylvania will be right at the top of their list. The Keystone State is a crucial destination for any candidate for national office, and combined with our state’s competitive Senate race, voters...