New Wyeth exhibit sparks excitement

There’s nothing new for the Brandywine River Museum of Art to have an exhibit of Andrew Wyeth paintings but the new exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: Home Places, has fired the imagination of a new curator. Will Coleman is the museum’s inaugural Wyeth Foundation Curator and Director of the Andrew and Betsy Wyeth Study Center. “This is the first project of my watch,” Coleman ...

 

Consortium announces plans for du Pont Estate

 Longwood Gardens and The Conservation Fund have entered into a binding agreement with Granogue Reserve, LTD., LLC (GRLLC) for Longwood to acquire and operate Granogue, the 505-acre estate and long-time residence of the late Mr. and Mrs. Irénée du Pont, Jr. located in New Castle County, Delaware. The agreement is based on a plan that was worked on jointly ...

Road Report for Feb. 4 through Feb. 10

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 4 through Feb. 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From Wednesday, Feb. 15, through early March, a 24/7 road ...

February Art Roundup

Cupid might be busy this month, but so are artists, galleries, and festivals throughout the Brandywine Valley. Favorite shows return and new exhibitions go on view all month long. Share the love! The Art Show takes over the Malvern Retreat House Wednesday, February 1st through Sunday, February 5th. With over 100 juried artists and over 2,000 pieces of art in all ...

Around Town Feb. 2

• The world-famous Harlem Wizards will visit Unionville High School on Friday, Feb. 10 for an evening of great fun and fundraising. Doors open at 6 p.m. and tip-off is at 7. The Wizards will compete against the UCF All-Stars, a team of Unionville-Chadds Ford teachers, principals, and staff from all six of our schools. The event is a fundraiser for the UCF Education ...

Chadds Ford in Brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors accepted the resignation of Joe Pileggi as township auditor and appointed Ben Simon as his replacement. The move came during the Board of Supervisors’ Feb. 1 meeting. Simon will serve through 2023. Also at the meeting, the board announced they’re looking for a new roadmaster to replace Dennis Henry who’s held the position for four ...

Police Log Feb. 1:Thefts, DUIs, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks Police are investigating smash-and-grab thefts involving two vehicles parked on Applied Bank Boulevard in Concord Township on Jan. 17. Avondale Barracks • Police said they arrested a motorist for DUI at Pocopson and Lenape roads in Pocopson Township on Jan. 30. The driver was not identified in the report. The operator ...

Photo of the Week: No Trespassing

The old house at the corner of Ridge and Heyburn roads in Chadds Ford Township needs a little work, to say the least. It's been abandoned for years.

Galer winery for sale

The region may be losing a popular artist and winery owner. Lele Galer and her husband Brad are looking to sell Galer Estates Vineyard and Winery in East Marlborough Township. “It’s been a great ride. We’ve had a ball,” Lele Galer said in a recent interview. The Galers bought the former Folly Hill Winery in May of 2008 to have a place to sell the grapes they were ...

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Jagger Handsome Jagger is looking for his forever home. This sweet 3-year-old boy has quite the stunning coat and has become a staff and volunteer favorite to take on walks. Jagger is friendly and energetic too! Jagger’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored by an ...

More public comment allowed

Kennett Township residents will now have two dedicated public comment periods at the supervisors’ meetings this year. There will be a public comment period only on agenda items at the start of the meeting, and a general public comment period at the end of the meeting, supervisors’ Chairman Geoff Gamble said at the Jan. 18 meeting. Agenda comments will be limited to ...