Travel Made Easy: I made a mistake

Yep, even a travel professional can make a mistake, and this was truly my mistake. On our last cruise vacation, we arrived in Miami this night before the cruise departed. So far, so good. It was an early evening flight, so we didn’t arrive at the hotel until almost 9 p.m. and this was the first mistake. Upon arrival, the clerk informed us our room had been upgraded. ...

 

Mind Matters: Change reaction

Family systems psychiatrist Murray Bowen noted years ago the phenomenon of change back/push back in a family system when an individual in the system starts to shake up the status quo. This shift is in the service of higher integration and greater awareness. However, our tribal primal inclinations of the family want to keep the individual in check and not be so ...

Roadwork for May 26 – June 1

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 May 26 through June 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on ...

The Human Resource: Building effective performance management

There is a plethora of reasons performance management programs are less than successful in meeting their intended outcomes.  One significant factor contributing to this problem is the reluctance or hesitation of people leaders in conducting the performance review. Over time we have observed a variety of contributing variables that inhibit a people leader from ...

Mixed Media: Art space

"Orange Reflection" by Mary Pritchard at Station Gallery

"Orange Reflection" by Mary Pritchard

I hope everyone enjoyed the Chester County Open Studio Tour last weekend. It’s so fun to see artists and art appreciators alike come together in the more intimate studio setting. Artists have the opportunity to showcase their process, and appreciators take in the unique head space and physical work space of their favorite local artists. Studio tours are an ...

Around Town May 24

The Chester County Balloon Festival is Friday through Sunday, June 22-24 at the New Garden Flying Field.

• A reminder that Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints at various locations this Memorial Day weekend, beginning Thursday evening, May 24. • The annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum is this weekend. The show, now in its 47th year, will feature objects displayed throughout the museum and in the courtyard from 26 of the ...

Adopt-a-Pet May 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Caroline Caroline is a charming and bright 1-year-old with just the right amount of silliness to steal your heart. She is a bit shy when meeting new people, but she warms up to be goofy, eager for attention, and happy to show off some commands for a treat. Caroline does ...

Antiques and events all weekend

47th Annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

On Memorial Day weekend explore three floors of one-of-a-kind antiques, treat yourself to one of our most decadent parties of the year, and go behind-the-scenes to learn about the art of collecting from the antique dealers at our 47th Annual Antiques Show. Held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the show features a carefully selected collection of fine antiques ...

Police Log May 23: Sobriety checkpoints, Accidents, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 28. Troopers will stop vehicles at selected locations to observe drivers for displays of drug or alcohol impairment. • A West Chester woman was transported to Chester County Hospital with suspected injuries following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at ...

Vandalism and suspensions at UHS

Vandalism of Unionville High School restrooms and suspension of students fueled discussion during the May 21 meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. The subject came up during public comment and continued later with directors’ comments, and a point of possible disagreement arose between Director Gregg Lindner and Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. ...

‘Either paint or drink heavily’

Christine Burke is not an art therapist. But, she is an artist and a former special education teacher who used art in the classroom for her students. Later, some health issues in the family led to her becoming a certified health coach. She took those disparate elements of her life and mixed them with the stereotype of the starving artist to come up with the book, ...