What To Do: Region set to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, start of spring

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times St. Patrick’s Day Ham & Cabbage Meal A few St. Patrick’s Day activities were held last weekend but most of them will take place this weekend – including the mandatory pub crawls in Wilmington and many Philadelphia neighborhoods. Drinking and dining play a big role in Patty’s Day celebrations. On March 17, the New Castle County Irish Society...

On Stage: Larry the Cable Guy still makes ’em laugh

By Denny Dyroff, Entertainment Editor, The Times Larry the Cable Guy Daniel Lawrence Whitney is coming to the area for a show at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino (2999 Street Road, Bensalem, 888-588-7279, https://parxcasino.com) it’s a show guaranteed to make you laugh. He is a world-famous stand-up comic as well as an actor, producer, country music artist and former radio personality. Audiences...

Ahhhhhh….Prom night

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times It’s a memory that will stick with you looooong after high school is over. Six years ago, I wrote about my experience (complete with hideous and embarrassing pictures) here https://www.unionvilletimes.com/?p=9152. Please note that I graduated in 1989, so I deserve a bit of a reprieve for my dress selection. It was trending at the time, I swear. The fluffier...

On Stage (Spotlight): Colony House is not what it seems

By Denny Dyroff, Staff Writer, The Times Colony House Colony House, which is headlining a show on September 19 at Fillmore Philadelphia (1100 Canal Street, Philadelphia, 215-309-0150, www.thefillmorephilly.com), is a band that could be confusing to people. The quartet from Franklin, Tennessee – Caleb Chapman, lead vocals, guitar; Will Chapman, drums, percussion; Scott Mills, guitar, additional...

UCFSD to raise funds for Texas school hit by floods

Henderson Middle School in Sour Lake, Texas at the height of the flooding. The building suffered so much flood damage, it will need to be replaced. EAST MARLBOROUGH — In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a Chester County School District is reaching out to a sister district in the Beaumont, Texas area that saw its middle school largely destroyed by flooding in the aftermath of the storm. The Unionville-Chadds...

Cat injured in fatal shelter crash succumbs

Harmony the cat died Friday morning after suffering smoke inhalation and burns to her face and paws, after a Delaware woman crashed into the Brandywine Valley SPCA facility in New Castle, Del. The woman and a number of cats in the shelter died in the incident. Updated, 7-14, 1125 a.m.: Harmony the cat died due to her injuries. WEST CHESTER – Four days after fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley...

Santa to visit Pennsbury, Pocopson this weekend

It’s not really christmas until Santa visits your neighborhood a top of a Longwood Fire Company Engine. For those good girls and boys, Santa has scheduled his yearly neighborhood tours on a Longwood Fire Company truck, complete with flashing lights and sirens to announce his arrival. All of the trips begin at 9:00 a.m. Santa will visit areas served by Longwood’s fire and rescue service....