Antiques Show bursts into bloom

Like a precious spring bud, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual Antiques Show develops from the parent organism, in this case, the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. During the months of the preceding year, layer upon layer of detailed planning forms an organism that duplicates its parent. On Friday morning of Memorial Day Weekend, the antiques show ...

 

Photo of the Week: Smith’s Bridge View

Smith’s Bridge View

Sunshine and blue skies light up Brandywine Creek as seen through the openings of Smith’s Bridge.

Mind Matters: Writing to heal

In the sturm und drang of adolescence, I remember sitting alone on the living room sofa or in my bedroom writing about my wretched state of being in a stream of consciousness fashion. After doing this for 20 minutes or so, I could hardly read these tomes and so would tear them up with a: “blah.” However, I felt relief in pouring out my soul on paper and could get ...

Roadwork for May 27 through June 2

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 May 27 through June 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Wawaset Road between Spring House Way and W. Doe Run Road ...

Hero Fund poised for changing of guard

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh poses with John “J.D.” DiBuonaventuro and his K-9 partner, Leo

On Aug. 5, 2010, James “Jay” Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman from Chester County, experienced the unfathomable while serving in Afghanistan: A blast from an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. Today, after countless surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the 2000 ...

The Human Resource: When to investigation

An employee arrives at your office and asks to speak with you. You agree and they tell you a story of alleged harassment, inappropriate behavior by their supervisor, and finish by indicating they don’t want you to do anything, but they needed to get the information of their chest, they do not want to get anyone in trouble. Sound familiar? This is all too common a ...

$90 million revitalized garden to open

Renovated fountains at Longwood Gardens Photo by Daniel Traub

Longwood Gardens announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization. The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and ...

Be a spy for Washington

Your mission, should you accept it, is to find Gen. William Howe’s battle plan and defeat the British at Chadds Ford. That’s the basic idea behind Escape Brandywine, a new program at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Designed like other popular escape room games, Escape Brandywine places players in the roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine. Players ...

Around Town May 25

• Concord Township Council will hear a presentation by Bentley Homes during its June 6 meeting. Mitch Kotler of Bentley will present a concept plan for townhouse and carriage homes proposed for Route 1 and Thornton Road. The public meeting begins at 7 p.m. The presentation will be given under “Other Business.” • For the 10th year, Unionville High School students, ...

Crebilly talk turns to traffic

Traffic was the talk of Westtown Township last night, and some of that talk led to laughter. Traffic engineer Nicole Kline, of McMahon Traffic Engineers & Planners, is representing Toll Bros. in its application to turn Crebilly Farm — at the intersection of Routes 202 and 926 — into a residential development. Toll wants to build a minimum of 317 homes on the ...

Counselors overdose at halfway house

Items found on one of the counselor's nightstand.

Two counselors at an addiction facility died from opioid overdoses last Sunday, according to a press release issued today by Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. Emergency responders were called to Freedom Ridge Recovery Lodge in West Brandywine shortly after 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21 after residents found the two counselors unresponsive in their respective rooms. ...