Art Watch: clay, photos, Monty, Mendelssohn and more

The major art event of the week is happening this Saturday April 1st at the Wayne Art Center with openings for two major ceramic shows. The Wayne Art Center, located at 413 Maplewood Avenue in Wayne Pennsylvania, hosts "Ceramic Innovations" with 60+ ceramic artists selected by artist Chris Gustin.  Also opening is "Essential Earth" an invitational ceramics exhibition ...

 

Cox running for judge

Dave Cox, a lifelong resident of Chester County and a Pennsylvania State constable for 30 years — in West Chester Borough, East Bradford and Pennsbury townships — is another in the hunt to fill the vacant magisterial district judge seat in Kennett Square. Former Judge Daniel Maisano retired from the bench in January of 2016, and Cox now joins a handful of others who ...

Local art presence strong at CFES

Chadds Ford's Karl Kuerner discusses his life as an artist having been taught by Carolyn Wyeth and befriended by her brother, Andy Wyeth.

While there were artists from all over, local artists and history were strong at this year's Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. That art history, as one would expect, shows the influence of the Wyeth Family. It was Betsy Wyeth, the wife of Andrew and the mother of Jamie, who started the event in 1948. But that legacy continues through other artists, and ...

Brandywine In Black has partygoers in the pink

Brandywine in Black organizors Vince Moro and Elizabeth Roche welcome the 165 guests

Brandywine in Black was “wildly” successful—With a Pop of Pink—as elegantly dressed partygoers dined and danced among the dinosaurs, bears and leopards on display at the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville, Delaware, Saturday, March 25. Co-organizer Elizabeth Roche explained that she and event founder Vince Moro decided on pink as the accent color at the ...

Worrying about your health is bad for your heart

Asking "Dr. Google" about your symptoms may cause more anxiety than you anticipated.

Asking "Dr. Google" about your symptoms may cause more anxiety than you anticipated. Worrying needlessly about your health is easy to do, especially with instant access to a world of medical knowledge at your fingertips. You feel a slight twinge in your side or a sudden headache and ask “Dr. Google” what’s wrong by searching for your symptoms. In a matter of ...

Point-to-Point set for April 2

2016 Heavyweight Race - Heroic Royal w/Sarah Shaffer (left) and Dewey Blue w/Fritz Boniface (right).

Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snowstorm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just weeks away. The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, ...

Mendelssohn, mimosas and more at Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present “Mendelssohn, Mimosas and More” on at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn, on Route 52. “Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More” is a brand new, informal, hour-long concert event that you won’t find anywhere else, according to a press release. The orchestra will be seated in the middle of ...

Photo of the Week: End of Day

A wheelbarrow is left in a field as the sun begins to set on a chilly day.

Mind Matters: Creative visualization

Why not re-examine the new edition of the 40-year-old book, “Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life,” while the country, for many of us, seems to be in a constitutional crisis? After all, the author Shakti Gawain notes, “This is a time of great transformation on our planet. We all have a part to play, just be ...

Farm fire ruled accidental

A fire at the Haskell farm last Monday has been ruled accidental. According to A.J. McCarthy, chief of the Longwood Fire Co., a piece of electrical equipment sparked and started the fire at the far end of the greenhouse. McCarthy confirmed no one was hurt, though a tenant at the farm was treated on site for smoke inhalation. He couldn’t identify the tenant because of ...

Roadwork for March 25 through March 31

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane closures are scheduled on ...