Police Log June 28: Retail theft; accidents; DUI

• Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints during the July 4 weekend beginning Friday, June 30. • State police from the Media barracks said one driver was believed injured in a two-car accident on Concord Road on June 5. A report said one vehicle was on Spring Valley Road attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Concord Road but failed ...

 

Drug drop off at Rose Tree

The Delaware County Heroin Task Force is taking its efforts to remove dangerous prescription drugs and combat heroin use on the road this tomorrow, June 29. Individuals can drop off their expired and unwanted medications at a Mobile Drug Collection event in the parking lot at Rose Tree Park from 6-8 p.m. during the Delco’s Summer Concert Series Audra McLaughlin ...

Art Watch: Last chance for art bloom

Work of Serge Krupnov at Church Street Gallery

The Chester County region experienced an exciting art bloom in June, and as July approaches, galleries and workspaces host their closing receptions until the fall. In the wake of one of Kennett Square’s largest art walks, the Hopper to Homer exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum, the annual exhibition and one of my favorite art parties at Scarlett Thicket Farm, ...

Brandywine battlefield bus tour planned

The Pennsbury Township Historical Commission is organizing a Brandywine Battlefield bus tour for Thursday, July 13. It will be one part of the Chester County Planning Commission’s Town Tours and Village Walks Summer Program. The Summer Program celebrates the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine, which took place Sept. 11, 1777. There are 12 events scheduled ...

Drinking too much?

Nearly 20,000 people die from alcohol-induced liver disease (ALD) every year in the U.S.

At nearly every doctor’s appointment, you’ll be asked how much alcohol you drink. Before you automatically answer, “I drink socially” so your doctor moves on to the next question, take a moment to really think about your drinking habits. It’s easy to underestimate how much you drink when you’re out with friends, or how frequently you drink if you regularly have beer ...

Balloon Fest 2017 in photos

Balloons take flight over New Garden Township in the early evening.

Mother nature treated hot air balloon enthusiasts and observers with fair skies and gentle winds during the seventh annual Chester County Balloon Festival held at the New Garden Airport this weekend. Winds should be no more than 10 mph for a safe trip. There was music, food, some zip lining and even a pool where people could learn a little bit of scuba diving. ...

Exhibit marks centennial of iconic artist’s birth

Victoria Wyeth (left) and Andrew Wyeth model Helga Testorf preview the exhibition

 “Andrew Wyeth is not only one of America’s iconic artists, he was a beloved fixture in this community,” said Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art at the opening of this first major retrospective of the artist’s career since his death in 2009. Many local residents have firsthand accounts of seeing Wyeth working alongside the road, eating in ...

Photo of the Week: Squid Tree 2017

Squid Tree 2017

A full canopy shields early summer grasses as they grow through the exposed roots of a tree along the Brandywine Creek. Continued natural erosion exposes more and more of the roots each year.

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect opens at BRM

Visitrs to the BrandywinevRiver Museum of At review a timeline of Andrew Wyeth's career as part of the museum's new exhibit Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.

As the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth approaches, the Brandywine River Museum of Art opens a new exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. The exhibit officially opens June 24. Audrey Lewis, who co-curated the exhibit referred to it as an in-depth retrospective of Wyeth's career giving people a chance to re-evaluate the last 15 years of his work while noting ...

Roadwork for June 24 through June 30

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 24 through June 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Line painting is expected to cause slow traffic in East and West Marlborough ...

The Human Resource: Mitigating FLSA risks

Employers need to be cognizant of the activities of their workforce, especially the FLSA Non-Exempt employees. Why? Because the Department of Labor has a little phrase they like to use when holding an employer liable for back wages and penalties, which is “suffer or permit” to work. With the continuous evolution of flexible schedule arrangements, telecommuting, and ...