Police Log Dec. 13: Accidents, DUI, possession, weapons

• State police from the Avondale said William D. Brown, 35, of Middletown, Del., was cited for excessive speed on Doe Run Road on Dec. 6. According to the report, Brown was driving an International Harvester north on Newark Road in West Marlborough Township when he tried stopping at the intersection with Doe Run Road before making a left turn. The attempt to stop ...

 

Mixed Media: Artist moves west

Semi-Transparent, 2016 (still) from exhibit at Googleworks courtesy of the artist

Video artist Lisa Marie Patzer and I met back in 2009 where she was completing her MFA in Film and Media Arts at Temple University with a friend of mine. She was living in South Philly and had been creating video art and new media pieces since 2001. In fact, I starred in her video “BLOW: Bubbles.” After moving away in 2011, we had lost touch, when I visited Heron ...

UHS family looking for help

A Unionville-Chadds Ford School District family is looking for assistance for two family members in need of medication, a drug the FDA declined to approve. According to an email sent out by U-CF Director of Communications Dave Listman, UHS teacher Joanna Johnson has two sons with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, defined as a genetic disorder characterized by progressive ...

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Peaches A gorgeous dilute tortie, 5-year-old Peaches is as sweet as her name. She’s quiet in her cage, but when shown a little love, she shows the true lapcat inside. Peaches would prefer a quiet adult home in which to blossom. Peaches can be adopted through Friday, Dec. ...

Police: ‘Harden the target’

As the holidays are upon us, ‘tis the season for an increase in crime, said the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department. Because people are shopping and buying gifts, they typically have more money and merchandise on hand than usual. Criminals know and exploit this. "Harden the target" by taking these simple steps to reduce your chances of being a victim ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Making rituals work

Do I use it? Do I merely display it? Or do I return it? Just ahead of this year's Chanukah celebration — the holiday begins on Tuesday night, Dec. 12 — my father sent my family an imposing chanukiyah (the menorah used for Chanukah candle lighting). We already have a sizeable love-themed chanukiyah given to my wife and me as a wedding gift. We also have one we often ...

Photo of the Week: A Newlin Fall

A Newlin Fall

Water falling from the Newlin Mill raceway drops amid strong fall colors.

Mind Matters: Mothers are our most important resource

“Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years Matters,” by psychologist Erica Komisar, confronts our beliefs about the importance of motherhood. Using the latest scientific research on neonatal development, neuroscience, genetics, and hormonal differences between men and women, Komisar makes her case that mothers in the first three years of a ...

Art Watch: Stella’s last Dance

Mark Dance at Mala Galleria

"Our Brandywine Roots" opened the First Friday to a packed crowd of art admirers, at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square.  Featured painters include Mark Dance, Karl Kuerner, Robert B. Dance, Robert Dionne, and sculptor Alejandro Lemus. Two of the artists represent another Brandywine tradition of families of artists, father Robert and son Mark Dance. This is the last ...

Roadwork for Dec. 9 through Dec. 15

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 9 through Dec. 15. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Hannum Avenue, between Washington and Wayne streets, in West Chester, will be closed ...

The Human Resource: Employee breaks cost

Before we even get into the core message of this article, be sure to check if your business is even obligated to provide a break to your employees under federal or state law. In many jurisdictions, there is no legal mandate forcing an employer to provide workers over the age of 18 any breaks whatsoever. In other states, such as Delaware, state law covers “meal ...