Travel Made Easy: Independent land travel

Travel can be land, air or sea. Lots of other subdivisions but for right now I’m talking about land travel. For the moment, let’s set aside the trip you make to Aunt Minnie’s for the family reunion and focus on the trip you’ve wanted to take for years to the place you have never been. This type of trip can be accomplished in one or two ways, in an escorted group or ...

 

Photo of the Week: Water Wheel at Stone Barn

A warm day with a colorful spirit.

A sunny 70º day in February brings out the colorful spirit.

Mind Matters: Helping children cope

Here we are again, revisiting how to help children cope with yet another school shooting. Children, whether they be toddlers, teens, or even in their 20s, are affected by such violence. Parents and families can help them feel safe. The American Psychological Association, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network are a ...

Crescent Moon Clothing now open

Gretchen Hulse calls her line of clothing comfy and casual "wearable art." The shop is in Olde Ridge Village but she doesn't keep regular hours.

Crescent Moon Clothing is a new shop in Olde Ridge Village featuring, what owner Gretchen Hulse calls, “wearable art.” Hulse has been designing and selling her “comfy casual” creations for 24 years. The blouses, skirts and sweaters are dyed and decorated with different surface design techniques, she said. “There’s something for all ages and body types.” She’s been ...

Monsignor waives hearing

Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, today waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest on drug and theft charges. A formal arraignment in Media is scheduled for March 21, according to Magisterial District Judge Wendy B. Roberts. Parlante was represented by attorney Eric Strand who declined comment ...

Congressional districts, candidates in flux

While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redraw the state’s congressional districts for the U.S. House of representatives Monday, it’s not a done deal. State Republicans issued an Op/Ed piece saying they are going to challenge the state court’s right to make the change. The piece, released by Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai said and state Sen. Joe Scarnati, ...

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Matteo On the lookout for a gentleman? Matteo is a dapper 4-year-old who aims to please. He loves attention, and he is polite and gentle, making him a great candidate for a home with children. Matteo is well mannered and walks great on the leash, and he would enjoy the ...

Around Town Feb. 22

It's "Jazz Along the Brandywine" this Saturday night at Unionville High School.

• It’s “Jazz Along the Brandywine” this Saturday night as Unionville High School hosts 12 high school jazz bands from 5 to 10 p.m. Styles will range from soul to swing to samba. The jazz bands will be judged on tone/blend/balance, interpretation, rhythm, precision, dynamics, intonation and improvisation. There are also awards for the three best soloists, and section ...

Wyeth on Wyeth in West Chester

Victoria Wyeth painted a unique picture of her famous grandfather and uncle Monday night, using paintings, photographs, and stories to illustrate another side to Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. “I want you to stop thinking of them as just artists,” Wyeth, Andrew Newell Wyeth’s only granddaughter and Jamie Browning Wyeth’s niece, said at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts ...

Mixed Media: Spring breaks early

Boys On The Bench by Ed Bronstein at the Station Gallery

Ah, this week marks 2018’s first official trailer for the spring season with Tuesday and Wednesdays 70 degree weather and spots of sun! Although I’m usually an indoor cat, I found myself sprawling on the lawn at Longwood Gardens yesterday, trying to soak in some vitamin D, knowing I’ll probably have to store it for another month and half before spring weather really ...

Police Log Feb. 21: Accidents, DUI, drugs

Pennsylvania State Police • Christopher R. Mariani, 48, of Chester Heights, was cited following a traffic accident in which a 61-year-old woman from Garysburg, N.C. was injured, a police report said. The accident happened at 1:16 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Route 202 and Smithbridge Road. Police said Mariani was driving east in Smithbridge when he failed to stop for a red ...