BVC welcomes composer Will Todd to UHS

Renowned composer Will Todd will join the Brandywine Valley Chorus and members of the Unionville High School Choir and Jazz Band in a special performance of his music on Saturday, Jan. 21, at Unionville High. Todd will accompany the singers on piano at the 7:30 pm concert, entitled “Will Todd: Amazing Grace.” “We are honored to welcome a composer of Will Todd’s ...


Uptown! Performing Arts Center opening soon

Crews work to transform the old armory in West Chester into the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

Crews work to transform the old armory in West Chester into the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

The scent of wet paint and the racket of drills, hammers and saws will soon be replaced with the smell of greasepaint and the roar of the crowd at the old armory on 226 N. High Street in West Chester. The three-story building was a beehive of activity on a recent snowy day as electricians, carpenters, painters and plasterers worked feverishly to prepare the ...

Rabbinic Reflections: I am not afraid

On Monday, Jan. 9, a bomb threat was called in simultaneously to 16 different Jewish Community Centers, including the one in Wilmington. You can read more, here. My school, Albert Einstein Academy Jewish Day School, is on that campus. Immediately upon receiving word about the threat, we evacuated our K-5 elementary school students. Our students and staff got out of ...

Photo of the Week: Beaver Valley Troika


Somebody seems a little hesitant to get into the family portrait.

Mind Matters: Macro or micro, aggressions are real

Perusing a most recent American Psychological Association Journal, I wondered which article would be a springboard for my next Mind Matters column. So many topics seemed relevant to today’s news, it was hard to choose. One article discussed how the APA supports that Native Americans at Standing Rock who are protesting construction of an oil pipeline that would cut ...

New police force for Southern Chester County


The newly formed Southern Chester County Regional Police Department was formally inaugurated with the swearing-in of 20 uniformed personnel Thursday night. Police departments from two municipalities — New Garden Township and the borough of West Grove — were officially joined into one during the Jan. 12 ceremony held at Kennett Middle School. Gerald Simpson, who had ...

New head of school for Upland Country

The Board of Trustees at Upland Country Day School has appointment of Dr. Daniel E. Hickey the new Head of School beginning July 1. According to a press release, Hickey’s appointment represents the culmination of an intensive, national search process that involved the entire school community over several months. He will become the 14th head of school in Upland’s ...

Closed for renovations


The Wawa on Route 202 at Naaman's Creek Road in Concord Township is closed for renovations. Motorists can still buy gas, however. The store is scheduled to reopen Feb. 15. At that time, the new beer section will also be open. Concord supervisors gave conditional approval for beer sales at the store in 2015.

The Human Resource: Infrastructure and risk management

Entrepreneurs are driven by their ability to leverage the plethora of skills and expertise they possess into revenue generating activities that evolve into functional business organizations over time. The focus, to achieve success in the entrepreneur’s mind, must be placed on the development and delivery of products and services effectively and efficiently to ...

Route 202 backup


Traffic is backed up on northbound Route 202 on Jan. 12 as work crews replace a traffic light that was damaged Saturday when a sand truck snagged overhead power lines. PennDOT was uncertain how long the work would take.

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Hygge, it’s January

Tom and Sally- New Years 2017

Hygge! No, it’s not a typo or some Klingon greeting, but: -It’s something that will come in very handy in the next two or three months; -You can do it with your friends, with your significant other or even by yourself; -The English language doesn’t even have a translation for it; -And while Brexit was the trending word in 2016, hygge was the runner up and is holding ...