Halloween tips to curb sweet tooth, risks


From parades to mazes to spooky houses, area haunts are gearing up for Halloween, and officials in law-enforcement, government, and health care want to make sure the emphasis on Friday’s candy pursuit focuses on treats. The Pennsylvania State Police are offering the following tips for children and the adults who should accompany them: keep costumes […]


Police Log Oct. 30: School bus rear-ended; harassment at AMC


• Police have not yet issued a press release, but there was an accident on Route 1 at Brandywine Drive in Chadds Ford Township about 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. A witness said one motorist driving north T-boned another car that was turning left. The witness said the vehicle turning left was a new car […]

Around Town Oct. 30


• Chris Ferron, bottom, supports Marcy Flynn as they practice acro yoga outside the Transcend Yoga Studio in the Barn Shoppes in Chadds Ford. (See photo above.) Flynn, one of the owners of Transcend, said acro yoga is fairly new, about 10 years old. She called it a “fun, partner-style” practice and can be considered […]

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 30: Alex



Hello, my name is Alex and I’m a 7-year-old neutered male tuxedo shorthair. I had to come to the shelter because my family had a new baby and they didn’t have time for me. I’m such a lover. My family said I was good with children, and I’m also front-declawed. I would love to find […]

Photo of the Week: Sunday Calm

Sunday calm

Sunday calm

A calm creek reflects a blue sky while greenery is punctuated with autumn gold.

Awards will honor local history advocates

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is seeking support for its annual Founders Event on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. The popular fundraiser enables area residents to support CCHS’s educational mission – implemented through numerous programs and exhibits – while interacting with other committed patrons of history, organizers said. During the evening, […]

PennDOT announces area bridge ups, downs

When it comes to building bridges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced some good news and some bad news for area motorists. On Thursday, Oct. 29, PennDOT opened all lanes on the newly built bridge carrying Route 322 (Brandywine Avenue/Downingtown Pike) over Brandywine Creek in East Caln Township, Downingtown Borough, and West Bradford […]

Week to focus on plight of homeless

On any given night in Chester County, 684 people experience homelessness, 70,000 people have inadequate food, and 13,000 children go to bed hungry, a county news release said. Each year, the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is held just before Thanksgiving to bring awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in the United States. This year, Chester […]

Karen Delaney and “so much talent” at UHS Art Gala

gallery shot karen delaney

The two-day 2014 Unionville Art Gala is fast approaching and will once again draw crowds of art enthusiasts to the halls of Unionville High School on Nov. 7 and 8. Every year the high school’s upper floor Art Wing is magically transformed by teams of parent and student volunteers into a gallery exhibition area of […]

Art Watch: Intersection of art and acorns

Sketch by Adrian Barron

Sketch by Adrian Barron

This Saturday the new Street Road Artist Space presents the final day to see “Arterial Moves” which is an international assemblage artistic response to the increased traffic issues on Routes 41 and 926. Join the Street Road artists and United Kingdom artist Adrian Barron this Saturday from 1-4pm and help plant a new forest of […]

No howling at ‘Howl-o-Ween’ party

Col. Popcorn attends the Howl-o-Ween party in drag as Marilyn Monroe

Col. Popcorn attends the Howl-o-Ween party in drag as Marilyn Monroe

What do you get when you have a dozen or so dogs, a couple of cats and a pig? Throw in a business that will send people texts from their dogs and an animal whisperer and you get the annual Howl-o-Ween party at GiggyBites in Olde Ridge Village in Chadds Ford. In addition to a […]