Forecasters say rain not ready to go away

Those eager to see the sun will probably have to wait until Tuesday, says the National Weather Service. In the meantime, forecasters urge area motorists to exercise caution: Because several inches of rain have fallen during the past 36 hours, low-lying areas are susceptible to flooding, particularly because more precipitation is expected. Scattered showers are ...

 

Fear not: ‘Tavern Talks’ to celebrate spirits

The Chadds Ford Historical Society's popular 'Tavern Talks' series is held at the Barns-Brinton House.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society's popular 'Tavern Talks' series is held at the Barns-Brinton House.

Fears, superstitions, lore and haunted tales from the Colonial era are about to take center stage. Anyone interesting in tapping into the spirits of the season will want to attend the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s "Tavern Talks" on Thursday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the society’s Barns-Brinton House tavern – a 300-year-old potentially haunted tavern. A ...

Children’s arts to come alive at museum

Families can explore creativity at PNC's First Families. Photo courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Families can explore creativity at PNC's First Families. Photo courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Two opportunities offered by the Brandywine River Museum of Art are nearing a close, but available to visitors this weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the penultimate PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families will take place; the initiative, which offers free admission to visitors all day, ends next month on Sunday, Nov. 6. First Sundays for Families features special ...

PennDOT: Smoother travel down the road

PennDOT has announced the beginning of construction on a $3.4 million project to repair and resurface over 13 miles of state highway in Chester County, including portions of Routes 202 and 926. Crews will begin work in October to resurface Route 401 between French Bridge and Iron Stone Lane in West Nantmeal Township. The resurfacing of Route 401 is expected to take ...

One hearing closed, another continued

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have closed a hearing for a controversial housing development and continued another for a special events ordinance. The hearings were held Wednesday, as part of the board’s end-of-month workshop. Plans for Wonderland Farms, the proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road, have been discussed in the township for three ...

Delco man convicted of molesting 2 girls

A judge has found a Delaware County man guilty of molesting two 8-year-old girls. Judge John Capuzzi reached the verdict following a bench trial that began in August against Martin Finsterbush, 79, of Clifton Heights. The judge concluded that Finsterbush inappropriately kissed and touched the girls on multiple occasions, according to a press release from the ...

‘Midnight at the Oasis’ coming to Flash

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Maria Muldaur, best known for her 1974 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” will return to The Kennett Flash. Muldaur got her start in the early ‘60s in the Greenwich Village folk scene with the Even Dozen Jug Band. That group featured, among others, noted mandolin player David Grisman, said a Kennett Flash press release. Through Muldaur’s connection ...

Patton’s green thumbs earning gold stars

The Patton Project Gardens is celebrated by some of its principals: students Chirag Choudhray (from left), Thomas McClure, CJ McClure, Emma Maloney, teachers Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, and students Quintan Boyle and Connor Bidderman.

The Patton Project Gardens is celebrated by some of its principals: students Chirag Choudhray (from left), Thomas McClure, CJ McClure, Emma Maloney, teachers Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, and students Quintan Boyle and Connor Bidderman.

Long before the Patton Project Gardens grew into a multi-award-winning program, two family and consumer science teachers at Charles F. Patton Middle School repeatedly had their sanity questioned. “Oh my goodness: They’re crazy,” Marie Wickersham recalled thinking after Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, teachers in the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department, ...

Around Town Sept. 29

Winterthur's Truck and Tractor day is Saturday, Oct. 1. Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.

Winterthur's Truck and Tractor day is Saturday, Oct. 1. Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.

• Chester County Day, the country’s longest running house tour scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will feature preview parties on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Longwood Gardens Visitor’s Center auditorium at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.; and in Courtroom One of the historic courthouse at High and Market streets in West Chester at 6 and 7:30 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on the southwest ...

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 29

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Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Oct. 3. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. CORINNA Hi, my name ...

Police inviting public to chat, learn at forum

Continuing a commitment to community policing, the Kennett Square Borough and Kennett Township police departments are partnering to present a Public Safety Forum. The debut event – the first in a series – will take place in the lower atrium of the Genesis Healthcare building at 101 East State Street in downtown Kennett Square on Tuesday, Oct. 11, starting a 7 p.m. ...