Becoming the Best U: Lessons cancer taught me

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times I am one of the lone survivors of ovarian cancer stage 4 and metastatic brain cancer. As we all just celebrated World Ovarian Cancer Awareness Day and Brain Cancer Awareness Month, I thought it best to bring more attention to it and do what I could to help others learn more about this deadly disease. I recognize that ovarian cancer is hard to diagnose since its...

What To Do: Music fests kick off Summer outdoor season

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Tom Wang will kick off the Turks Head Music Festival. Summer arrived unofficially last weekend and will officially get underway three weeks from now. The weather is warm (or hot), school is almost done for the year and municipal and private pools are open. This means that it’s time for outdoor music events. Kennett Flash will begin its rooftop series...

On Stage: Copely brings multimedia harp show to Philly

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Kirsten Agresta Copely The show on May 30 at the World Café Live (3025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, www.worldcafelive.com) will be a little different than usual – in several ways. The headliner will be a solo artist. The main instrument will be a harp — which is more common with a classical concert and less common on the stage of a rock music...

Middle schoolers compete in county Knowledge Bowl

Sixth grade Knowledge Bowl winners, Peirce Middle School’s 6B Team, pose with their award ribbons. Pictured from left to right: Bruce Laster, Kira Rodriguez, Mustafa Topiwala, and Siri Chodapaneedi. On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, middle school students from across Chester County gathered at the Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus to test their academic prowess in the 2024 Chester County...

355 volunteer first responders qualify for county property tax rebate

Chester County first responder leadership, lauded the volunteer first responder county real estate tax rebate program: Matt Eick, President, Chester County EMS Council. Six months after the Chester County Commissioners enacted a County Real Estate Tax Rebate ordinance for volunteer fire company and EMS agency members, 355 qualified volunteer first responders and administrative members have successfully...

Coatesville, city firefighters reach deal on new three-year contract

Linda Lavender Norris (City Council President) and Michael Boub (Union President and City Firefighter) The City of Coatesville and Coatesville Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3790 reached terms for a three-year agreement covering the period from January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. The contract, which was signed during the May 13, 2024 City Council meeting, comes on the heels of a recent...

Remembering what really built this country: immigrants

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa I have to prove I was born in the United States, again. I got the letter this week that I am being “audited” for my Real ID driver’s license, which means I have to pull out my US Passport and haul off to the Drivers’ License Center in Lancaster to prove, yes, I was born in California some decades ago. Yes, it is annoying, as I proved my citizenship,...

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...