Super Six: Holidays edition

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Ho Ho Ho! Ready for the Holiday Super Six? Anyone else in “Present Panic Mode” like I am? While online shopping offers many conveniences, the sheer volume of options has me paralyzed, overwhelmed, and unable to get past “add to cart”. I have a tendency to second guess and I worry that what I see on my computer might not be as awesome in person. (More...

A Super Six worthy of Mother’s Day

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Mother’s Day is next Sunday, May 14th! Thankfully, this Super Six will solve all of your problems regarding what to get that special lady. I’ve done the homework. Here we go…    Send article as PDF   

Super Six: Galentine’s Day edition

By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Galentine’s Day is right around the corner. February 14th (in case you’re confused). It’s the national holiday where women should be showered with gifts just because they are fabulous. Conveniently, it is also the first Sunday of the month, which means it’s time for my Super Six. So ladies, print out this article and thank me on the 15th. Here we go… Find...

The gifts that cancer gave me

By Nancy Plummer, Columnist, The Times My Dear Readers, Well, I’ve been looking forward to writing to you all with good news…and of course, I was always having to prepare myself that that day may never come… However, miracles do happen every day, and I am one of them. I am in remission from my Ovarian Cancer!    Send article as PDF   

Art Watch: What gifts inspired you as a child?

Don’t discount how holiday presents may shape the future of someone you love By Lele Galer, Columnist, The Times When we search for that perfect gift for our children, do you ever wonder what gift they will remember the most? Whether it is the gift of an experience or something purchased, a gift can be the catalyst to discovering a life’s passion. I asked some local successful artists what...

The ‘Art of Giving’ along Brandywine Wine Trail

Cynthia Losco’s jewelry is featured at Kreutz Creek Winery. For the last weeks in December, wineries along The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail Wineries will be celebrating the “Art of Giving” by highlighting a variety of local artists and artisans in their tasting room locations. Every month, The Trail has a different art theme that is interpreted by each of the participating wineries...

Cool gifts to celebrate the dad in your life

From health, to leisure time, these will bring a smile to any dad By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Father’s Day is today! Aaaaaah! A homemade card is†delightful but let’s put our heads together and come up with a cool gift to go with it. I love when magazines suggest BBQ sauce as the perfect present for Dad. SO bizarre, right? Would you ever give your mother pancake mix wrapped...

Do we need a better way to celebrate Christmas?

Between the stress and the cost, are we doing something wrong? By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times Last week, I wrote about my angst over Christmas shopping. I stress every year. What size? What color? Will they like it? Will they use it? By the 25th I am a frazzled mess. The funny thing is, my children are always appreciative of any gift they receive. But, I do spend a good amount of time...

Do you have ‘present paralysis?’

Trying to find the perfect gift is enough to make some of us lose our grip By Kelly Hockenberry, Columnist, The Times As much as I love to shop, I find purchasing gifts at Christmastime absolutely exhausting. I have a tendency to overthink things and this leads to “present paralysis.” I am the girl walking around the store with a cart filled to the brim on lap one and then, as I make my way to...

Making holiday dreams come true

UHS Tech Ed students make wooden helicopters for Toys for Tots By Karen Cresta, Correspondent, The Times A rendering of the final product: a hand-made wooden helicopter, 100 of which Unionville High School students produced as their annual donation to the Toys For Tots program. EAST MARLBOROUGH – With little more than two weeks before Christmas, children across Chester County are dreaming of the...