Around Town Sept 21

• State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, Chester/Delaware, is hosting a free paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at his district office, 1 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is located at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road. Residents of the 160th District will be able to shred up to three packing ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 21

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mio The big, the beautiful, the bold, meet Mio. This outgoing 3-year-old lives life on his terms. He’s living large in the shelter’s front lobby room, where he hopes his gorgeous looks land him a family who will love him forever.  Mio’s adoption fee is “pay what you want” ...

Witness: Shift Crebilly development east

A land planner with the Brandywine Conservancy said Toll Bros. plan for Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township does not fit township code but could work with modification. John Snook previously reviewed other Toll plans during his 40 years with the conservancy and dealt with the developer during his 10-year tenure as a supervisor in East Bradford Township. His testimony ...

Art Watch: Anniversary 1 for Gallery 222

Andrea Strang, owner Gallery 222

The big go-to art event this weekend is the first Anniversary Exhibition and celebration reception at Gallery 222 in Malvern on Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Artists, art lovers , friends and public are all welcome  to enjoy art, live music, food and drinks to toast the gallery's first year in business. Gallery’s  1st Anniversary Show, "Graham, Galer and Durnin" ...

School board teams with township on road

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to join with East Marlborough Township on a contract to improve pedestrian safety along Route 82. The Sept. 18 vote was unanimous. The initial contract is for $180,000 split between the township and the school district. If the Longwood Foundation joins, the three parties will put up $60,000 each. ...

Police Log Sept. 20: Accidents, DUI, counterfeit cash

• An unidentified couple passed a counterfeit $100 bill at the Sunoco station on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township, a police report said. The incident happened between 9 and 10:30 pm. on Sept. 13. • An unidentified 45-year-old is accused of harassment after pushing a 19-year-old and grabbing him by the neck. Police said the action took place on Sept. 14. • A Chadds ...

For the love of history

The song from the Broadway musical "Chorus Line" talks about what performers do for the love of their art. But historical re-enactors can sing the same tune, addressing what they do for the love of history. More than 800 re-enactors gathered at Sandy Hollow Heritage Park in Birmingham Township this past weekend to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of ...

Barn Shops reborn in Chadds Ford

Barn Shop owner John Anderson wants to bring back the area's former shopping vigor.

The Barn Shops, a landmark for shopping in Chadds Ford Township for decades, has had dwindling traffic over the past dozen years. But new owner John Anderson hopes to resurrect the former vigor. Anderson recently renovated the front building, the former Chadds Ford Gallery, to accommodate new businesses and said a café would be moving into the location currently ...

Church celebrates 325 years

Brandywine Baptist Church on Route 1 in Chadds Ford is celebrating its 325th anniversary.

Brandywine Baptist Church is celebrating it's 325th anniversary this year with two special events, one including Victoria Wyeth next Sunday, Sept. 24. Wyeth will give an oral history of her famous artistic family's life in Chadds Ford at 10:30 a.m. One of the topics will be an N.C. Wyeth painting, "In Naaman's House" that N.C.'s wife Carolyn gave to the church in ...

Photo of the Week: Guard Duty

Guard Duty

A duck seems to be standing lifeguard duty on the shore of a pond in Kennett Square.

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Fall into fiber

Summer has ended but we can look forward to the changing of the leaves right around the corner. And so our cooking now changes with the new produce coming into season. This means soups, cinnamon, pumpkin and so much more. The rich flavors of fall come through in recipes using apples, mushrooms, butternut squash and pumpkin, which are four of my top favorites. All of ...