Civic group honors Karl Kuerner

Father and son Karl Kuerner Jr., left, and Karl J. Kuerner III, provide commentary during a slide show presentation regarding the Kuerner Farm, Andy Wyeth and art. The younger Kuerner said his painting of his father entitled “Unloading Straw” is “the ultimate portrait of my father.”

The names Wyeth and Kuerner are deeply rooted in Chadds Ford culture. Indeed, artist Andrew Wyeth used the Kuerner Farm as a backdrop, and its owners as models, in numerous paintings. The farm represents a family legacy, and when Karl Kuerner Jr. — the son of the man Wyeth befriended in the early part of [...]


Around Town Oct. 23

Sometimes addition comes from subtraction.

Sometimes addition comes from subtraction.

• Wegman’s is still set to open next fall. Peter Miller, of Carlino Construction, the developer for the project said everything is still on track for an opening by Thanksgiving of 2015. The old dry cleaners and Sovereign Bank along Route 202 are gone in preparation for the Chadds Ford side of the project. All of [...]

Photo of the Week: Autumn Eve

Autumn Eve

Autumn Eve

The sun sets behind some trees at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square on an autumn evening.

Police Log Oct. 23: Burglary in Pennsbury; drug bust in New Garden

• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a burglary in Pennsbury Township. A report said two white men, each 35 years old, from New Jersey, entered a residence on Anthony Way through an unlocked door, and then removed silverware and a large quantity of jewelry before fleeing in an unknown direction. The burglary [...]

Recorder of deeds sues major banks

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Richard T. Loughery has brought suit against several of the nation’s largest banks and other participants in the residential mortgage industry to recover millions of dollars in recording fees for mortgage assignments the banks failed to record in the County’s public land records, a press release said. Don’t expect any [...]

Free Your space: Ghosts in the closet

Giving up the ghost. An expression, in so far as I have found, dating back to the 1500s. To ‘give up the ghost’ was primarily used in bible translations and refers still to the idea of dying — releasing one’s animating spirit from the body. I am one of the younger of a large troop [...]

Mind Matters: Calm versus fear

“Keep calm and carry on,” say the ubiquitous buttons and coffee mugs proclaiming this British WWII wise adage. Not only Churchill, but also Franklin Delano Roosevelt exuded calmness and rationality in the crises of the times. It is the dictators and demagogues who instill fear in the populace. There are always crises and difficulties we [...]

Art Watch: Leaves fall and art rises in Chester County

By Anne Yoch

By Anne Yoch

As October draws to a close, we have many opportunities to see the last week of some wonderful exhibitions across Chester County. The Church Street Gallery in West Chester is in its last weeks of showing the wonderfully talented pastel artist Jessica Turgoose, whose exhibit ends November 2nd. Her work is full of beautiful color, [...]

Adopt-a-Pet Oct 23: Justice


Hi, my name is Justice and I’m a 4-year-old neutered male Cane Corso mix. I’m a big, goofy, lovable guy. I love to play and I have very nice manners. Do you have a big yard? I would love a home with a yard to run in. Please come see me at the Chester County [...]

No recommendation yet on Woodlawn property

Concord Township Planning Commission members still aren’t ready to recommend yea or nay on the development proposed for the Woodlawn Trustees property. Following another three-and-a-half-hour meeting on Oct. 20, township solicitor Hugh Donaghue told a crowd dominated by opponents of the plan that the commission would announce its decision on Nov. 17. John Jaros, the [...]

Mother Nature blamed for roundabout delay

The timeline for the opening of the Route 52 Roundabout has taken another detour. Earlier this month, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the date had been pushed back to around Thanksgiving, giving area residents hope that they could celebrate the end of their longer commutes with their turkeys. The weather dashed [...]

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