Museum becomes magnet for ‘Frolic’ tributes

'Frolic' Weymouth is shown next to his painting, 'August.' Photo courtesy of the Brandywine Conservancy

As tributes to the late co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art pour in from around the globe, the museum will open a special exhibition in memory of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, starting on Friday, April 29. A selection of landscapes and portraits by Weymouth, an acclaimed tempera artist who died on Sunday, April 24, will be displayed in half ...

 

CCHS mourns death of longtime librarian

The Chester County Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of Librarian Diane P. Rofini, 60, of Havertown, on April 18. She died from an intracerebral hemorrhage at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Librarian at CCHS since early 1997, Rofini’s cheerful and friendly manner in the reading room will be greatly missed. While at CCHS, her major accomplishment was ...

Police: Landscaping business cut short

A pair of area teens who allegedly lacked the financial resources to start their own landscaping business now face a multitude of charges, according to police. On Monday, April 25, West Goshen officers responded to J&J landscaping in the 700 block of Old Fernhill Road for a burglary report. The owners told police that upon arriving for work, they determined that ...

Police: Improve public safety, drop off drugs

As scientists find more evidence that drugs have infiltrated area waterways and as police respond to more opiate overdoses, the safe disposal of unwanted medication is more important than ever. On Saturday, April 30, area residents will have several opportunities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to do just that during a National Drug Take Back initiative, a partnership between ...

Around Town April 28

Volunteers meet at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building before heading out to pick up trash and debris from township roads on April 23.

Volunteers meet at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building before heading out to pick up trash and debris from township roads on April 23.

• The annual Charles F. Patton Middle School Carnival is next Friday, May 6, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. There will be carnival games with prizes, a giant obstacle course, drag racing, a dunk tank and more. The carnival will be held rain or shine. • The Playing with Colors Art Workshop returns to the Kennett Area Senior Center in May. Led by Chester County painter and ...

Adopt-a-Pet April 28

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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, May 2. 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. Gus One look at my ...

UHS student athletics

Unionville High School names student athlete seniors who will play their sport on the collegiate level.                                      

Academic Acknowledgement

• West Chester University will hold three commencement ceremonies in May to accommodate the 2,530 students eligible to graduate: 2,125 undergraduates and 405 graduate students. The undergraduate ceremonies will be held rain or shine in Farrell Stadium at 10 a.m. on  Saturday, May 7, for the College of Arts and Sciences and College of Visual and Performing Arts; and ...

Victory declared in three-for-one write-in race

While the write-in votes cast in the Republican primary for state representative in the 158th Legislative District won’t be official until mid-May, it appears that Eric Roe has won that race. Perry Bentley, the other Republican running a write-in campaign, issued the following concession statement: "While official results are not yet available, early returns indicate ...

Local voters mirror statewide primary results

For the most part, residents in Chester and Delaware counties were in step with statewide Pennsylvania results in the races for president, U.S. Senator, and attorney general in Tuesday’s primary election. In Chester County, Hillary Clinton got the nod for president on the Democratic side with 32,985 votes, or 55.2 percent, over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who ...

Concert to combine powerful words, music

For years, a former psychology teacher at Unionville High School kept a searing secret – a skill that at one time probably saved his life. Decades after escaping unspeakable atrocities at Auschwitz, a notorious Nazi death camp during World War II, Joseph B. Hirt, 91, maintained his silence. Leary of broaching subjects that would generate pain for himself as well as ...