‘Spirit’ rises at Chadds Ford Gallery

Marie Kirkwood, left, and Pam Julian-Smyers open a two-artist exhibit at the Chadds Ford Gallery on Sept. 13.

A new two-artist exhibit, Spirit, is set to open at the Chadds Ford Gallery. While the two artists, Marie Kirkwood and Pam Julian-Smyers, are not household names, their teacher’s name is. That teacher is Chadds Ford’s Karl Kuerner. “I have found of all the years I have worked with people that have talent…there are few [...]


Blogging Along the Brandywine: A Tale of Two Countries and a Love Lock


There’s something from the Brandywine Ace Hardware in Pocopson on the Mimram Brücke (bridge) over the Rhine River in Germany. Honest. And I’m sure they don’t even know it’s there. Two summers ago when my husband and I were strolling along a pedestrian bridge over the Salz River in Salzburg, Austria, we were introduced to “Love [...]

Life On Track: Time for a change

Now that the summer is coming to a close and the next season of life begins to sneak in, what’s next for you? Is there a part of you that wishes for something more? Is there a deep longing for something better? Are you ready for a change in one or more areas of your [...]

Art Watch: Busy fall art scene

boyle and galer

A busy Fall Art Scene & the Influence of Mentors with “Uncommon Denominators” and “Celestial Spheres”! The Fall line-up for Gallery shows is heating up with September’s First Friday openings for new shows this Friday, September 5th all over Chester County. New Fall Class schedules are also available now for sign-up at The Chester County [...]

Law enforcement chips away at Chesco’s most wanted


Another one of Chester County’s most wanted fugitives is now in custody. Jason Michael Bowman was apprehended in Mercer County, New Jersey. According to Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh, “A tip was received in Chester County indicating a specific address in New Jersey where Bowman could be located. Chester County Sheriff’s Office and Pennsylvania [...]

Around Town Aug. 28

The staff at Chadds Ford Elementary School take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge o Aug. 26.

The staff at Chadds Ford Elementary School take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge o Aug. 26.

• YMCA of the Brandywine Valley and YMCA of the Upper Main Line branches will be hosting free family fun open houses during the first week of September. Take this opportunity to discover what is new at the Y for you and your family. Free events, demonstrations and programs will be held during the open [...]

Adopt-a-Pet: Kenny


I’m a big fellow with an even bigger heart. Hello, my name is Kenny and I’m a neutered male mastiff mix. I love spending time with my human friends whether it’s going on a long walk or relaxing outside enjoying the nice warm weather. I’m known to be a mellow boy and polite to every [...]

Photo of the Week: Bright Morning

Early Morning

Blues, greens and yellows — with a little red — pop in the early morning along Creek Road.

Police Log Aug. 28: Burglary in Chadds Ford; fatal accident still under investigation; fake IRS scam

• State policed are investigating a burglary on Ridge Road in Chadds Ford Township. A report said someone entered a home in the 100 block of Ridge Road without permission and stole sneakers, a video game console and stereo equipment. The burglary happened sometime between 11 p.m. on Aug. 17 and 7 p.m. on Aug. [...]

Residents learn about Oakland Road development

Residents of Chadds Ford and Birmingham townships had the chance to learn more about a possible residential development along Oakland Road during an informational meeting in Chadds Ford. Keith Klaver, supervisors’ chairman in Chadds Ford, said he wanted residents to have an understanding of what might be happening and to hear their opinions on the [...]

Free Your Space: Help them help themselves


The school year is upon us and parents everywhere are trembling with both joy and fear. Joy both for the chance to regain what little control they can in their homes and for the long anticipated silence that will resound through their daytime household. Fear for the onslaught of school meetings they will have to [...]

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