CFHS brewing up a revolutionary program

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is inviting area residents to create their own revolution – starting with a teacup. “LiberTEA! EqualiTEA!” will treat participants to insight into the role tea played leading up to the Revolutionary War, educate them about how women used tea parties as a form of protest, enable them to create “Stamp Act” taxes and help debunk some ...

 

Valley Forge chapel seeking repair funds

The Washington Memorial Chapel – built as a tribute to General George Washington and the Continental soldiers who survived the brutal winter encampment at Valley Forge in 1778-1779 – is now fighting its own battle. The chapel in Valley Forge Park, a place of worship and an iconic tribute to America’s patriots, is in need of immediate restoration and preservation, ...

Killion liking the senate

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The past two months have been good ones, according to Tom Killion. Killion is the former state representative who became a state senator in a special election in April. “I’m enjoying it thoroughly. The Senate is much smaller; it’s a quarter of the size. You can get a lot more done,” Killion said in a brief interview Saturday during an open house meet-and-greet in his ...

Forged pleasure in the vineyard

Lele Galer on Left stands next to artist Ellen Durkan and her models. On the far right is the Executive Director of the Oxford Alliance Chris Grove

Lele Galer on Left stands next to artist Ellen Durkan and her models. On the far right is the Executive Director of the Oxford Alliance Chris Grove

Guests at the Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery Friday night were treated to steel forged into myriad shapes – and even costumes. "Steeling the Show" was a garden party to benefit the Oxford Art Alliance (OxAA), a nonprofit community organization for advocacy of the arts and culture. Sixteen artists exhibited their sculptures, and the featured artist Ellen Durkan ...

Teen driving miscues prompt personal letter

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards is using a personal approach in a new program aimed at delivering an important safety message to young drivers who are convicted of moving traffic violations. Recently, drivers age 16 through 20 cited for driving infractions received a personal letter from Richards reminding them of the importance of obeying the law and the ...

Mind Matters: Our shame culture

An awful lot of awful events have occurred since my last column where I said I would tackle parental shaming in the next. My plan was to discuss how our society shames and stigmatizes parents like the mother whose toddler son slipped into the cage of the gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. Since then, a child has been killed by an alligator in a lake at Disney World. The ...

Roadwork for week of June 25

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 June 25 through July 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Patching on Route 322 in Concord, Bethel, and Upper Chichester townships is scheduled ...

DA thanks Cigna for naloxone replenishment

If naloxone had been available to rock star Prince the day he died in April, he might have been revived – just as he had been days earlier, according to published reports. His death, another casualty of the epidemic of opioid addiction, continues to focus attention on the importance of naloxone, which reverses the effects of overdoses caused by heroin and ...

Chesco voters notified of unaffiliated mailer

Officials with Chester County’s Department of Voter Services are issuing a notice to county residents regarding a mailer that comes from a private non-profit organization called the Voter Participation Center. The Voter Participation Center mailer, which states “Government Document Enclosed” on the envelope, contains a letter referencing the accuracy of voter ...

The Human Resource: Why you need time off

Every employer provides their workforce different benefits related to paid time off. Sometimes they call it vacation time, other organizations call it simply paid time off. Regardless of what it is called, as an employee you should take advantage of this time off and here is why. Stress and performance burn out. As an employee, the workload you are assigned can ...

Concord shooting under investigation

Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a shooting in Concord Township yesterday. The incident happened shortly before 4 p.m. Police responded to 757 Naaman’s Creek Road for a report of a 62-year-old man with a bullet wound to the chest. Police said Concordville Fire Co. medics stabilized the victim and took him to Chester Crozer ...