Adopt-a-Pet March 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Broc Broc is a 3-year-old male who is sweeter than honey. Though this dog-friendly boy has been overlooked by potential adopters, he’s still hopeful he’ll find his fur-ever soon. Broc, and his large dog friends are available to adopt for $1 as part of our Dollar Dog Days ...

 

Wyeth history, art lessons at CFES

Students at a paint party show off their finished project during the Saturday session of the annual Art Show and Sale at Chadds Ford Elementary School.

There’s a history lesson in the art show — and an art lesson as well. That was the case at this year’s Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Show and Sale. The history lesson involved the Wyeth family while the art lesson was just for fun. The lessons came during the Saturday session of the two-day event that’s a fundraiser for the school’s PTO. This year’s show was also ...

Roadwork for March 23-March 29

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 March 23-March 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Roadwork continues on the Conchester Highway. Merion ...

Mixed Media: Students learn art and English

CCAA

Chester County Art Association collaborates with Kennett Consolidated School District

This month, Kennett hosts a few events focused around local K-12 student artists. Kudos to a new program put together by Chester County Art Association  and Mary D. Lang Elementary Center  to provide free art activities for children in families who are learning English as a second language. “The idea is that kids get to practice their English words in a fun and ...

YMCA offers videos to keep kids in sports

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine believes that team sports are an important way to help kids develop, not only physically, but in learning important life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, good sportsmanship and responsibility. However, a report by the Aspen Institute indicated 70 percent of kids drop out of sports by the age of 13 because they say it’s not fun ...

Water trail survey

The Brandywine Conservancy and the Chester County Planning Commission are continuing their efforts to study the possibility of a water trail with an online survey seeking thoughts and ideas from those interested in the possibility of the trail. Water trails are recreational and educational corridors between specific locations that can be used for both single day and ...

Around Town March 21

The exhibit, Thrills, Hills and Spills Lenape Park & Chadds Peak, opens April 6.

• Pennsbury Land Trust is hosting a lecture, “Green Landscape Practices for Homeowners” at the Pennsbury municipal building, 7 p.m. on March 27. Presented by Margot Taylor, a registered landscape architect and the owner/principal of Land Ethics, the presentation will look at how homeowners can apply green landscaping principles in their own landscapes. The event is ...

Academic Acknowledgement

• Marguerite Davis, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's Commendation List at Gettysburg College. Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work are placed on the College's Deans' Commendation List. • Madison Caccese, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Gettysburg College Dean's Honor List. Students with a quality point ...

Radnor Hunt Races return May 18

The 89th Radnor Hunt Races, presented by BNY Mellon for the 35th year, will be held on Saturday, May 18, in Willistown Township. The Radnor Hunt Races is a springtime tradition that draws the best thoroughbred horses, riders and trainers across the country, along with around 25,000 spectators enjoying a day in the countryside. Ticket packages are now on sale to the ...

Police Log March 20: Careless driving, DUI, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police • Charles E. Morgensen, 30, of Coatesville, was charged with careless driving following a March 15 one-vehicle accident on Doe Run Road in East Marlborough Township, according to police. The report said Morgensen was driving south on Doe Run but crossed over into the northbound lane and struck an embankment and then a sign for Sweeney’s Auto ...

School board spends on school buildings

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend some money on repairs and upgrades at several of the district school buildings. The board voted to spend $42,000 for cast stone capping at Pocopson Elementary School, $17,600 for carpeting at Chadds Ford Elementary School, $7,000 for carpeting at Unionville Elementary and another $21,000 to ...