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‘A Night at the Opera’ to benefit homeless

Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children will be hosting its second annual “A Night at the Opera” concert on Map 8 from 7 to 9 p.m. to benefit the families and children at Friends Association in West Chester. The evening will feature arias from operas performed by Friends Association’s executive director Catherine Friedman, soprano accompanied by ...

 

Sewer leak in Chadds Ford

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A broken force main sewer line in Chadds Ford Township caused a minor traffic slowdown along Route 1 Saturday night, but sewer service in the village was not interrupted. What was initially reported as a light trickle earlier in the day increased to the point where sewer water bubbled up along the southeast corner of Route 1 and Creek Road. Township Manager Amanda ...

Roadwork for week of April 26

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 April 26 through May 3. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 842 in West Marlborough, East Marlborough, Newlin, Pocopson, ...

Vigil addresses aftermath of fatal violence

Retired State Police Lt. Kevin Pierce (right) sings the National Anthem at the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service held by the Chester County Crime Victims' Center.

Retired State Police Lt. Kevin Pierce (right) sings the National Anthem at the 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service held by the Chester County Crime Victims' Center.

The interminable pain of losing a loved one to violence drew about 200 people to the Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County’s 24th Annual Candlelight Vigil and Memorial Service on Thursday, April 23, where they heard words of comfort, hope and challenge. The annual remembrance of Chester County homicide victims and law enforcement officers who died in the line of ...

PECO offers Arbor Day tree-planting tips

In recognition of National Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, PECO offers tips to help customers “plant the right tree in the right place” to ensure trees remain compatible with aerial power lines. Vegetation growth causes about one-third of all electric outages. To ensure reliable service for customers, PECO invests approximately $36 million each year in vegetation ...

The latest dirt on Patton? A national award

Some of the many participants in the Patton Gardens Project, which helped spawn a U.S. Green Ribbon Schools award, show off the school's solar array.

Some of the many participants in the Patton Project Gardens, which helped spawn a U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award, show off the school's solar array.

At Charles F. Patton Middle School, green thumbs provided the catalyst for national Green Ribbon recognition on the nation's 45th Earth Day. The U.S. Department of Education announced on Wednesday, April 22, that Patton was one of only 58 schools in the country that received the 2015 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools award. Seventeen school districts ...

Sleeping in, a good idea for teens

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Most people know that teenagers like to sleep in, and it seems that allowing for that, up to a point, is a good idea for high school students. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Jeff Hellrung began making that case during the April 20 school board meeting at Hillendale Elementary School. He said scientific studies have shown teen students function better ...

Photo of the Week: Spring Along the Ford

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Spring has sprung and the buds are popping near the Gilpin House at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford.

Adopt-a-Pet: Savanna

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Hi, I’m Savanna, a 2-year-old terrier, American Staffordshire/mix who arrived at the Chester County SPCA on Jan. 17. I’m very sweet. I’m a really nice girl who loves to show affection and love. I walk well on a leash, am very well mannered and I can be playful too. I am such a great dog, just waiting to meet you. I hope you will give me a chance to show you what a ...

Police Log April 23: Burglary, accidents, DUIs

• State police said Mark A. Shasteen, 60, of West Chester, was cited after a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lenape Unionville Road at Locust Grove Road. No injuries were reported. According to the police report, Shasteen was driving north on Locust Grove, stopped at the stop sign, but failed to yield to the other vehicle traveling east on Lenape ...

Around Town April 23

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• Top photo: Former Phillies outfielder and TV color analyst Gary “Sarge” Matthews signs bottles of Phillies Wine at the Chaddsford Winery on April 18. • The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is holding a free community event to help kids and families keep their bodies and minds active on Saturday, April 25. YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day is the Y’s national initiative to improve ...