Mind Matters: Resilience revisited

The West has suffered vast forest fires and now the East Coast is being pummeled with hurricanes bringing massive flooding. Meanwhile, not so far from Boston, in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and neighboring towns, a domino effect of gas explosions rippled through. The result of this catastrophe has been one death, numerous injuries, houses burnt down and thousands yet ...

 

Living History: The du Ponts, Part II

When he wrote a letter to Alexander Hamilton in 1801 asking about an investment in property along the Brandywine for the site of a mill, E.I. du Pont was building a relationship with the man considered by many historians as the architect of the American financial system. Hamilton had long been a proponent of diversifying the colonial economy away from a strong ...

Roadwork for Sept. 22 to Sept. 28

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 Sept. 22 to Sept. 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Base repair and paving will cause lane ...

Boost Your Business: Work while the sun shines

When agriculture was the secret to survive, farmers understood the value of sunlight. You could only work while the sun was shining so a typical day was from sun up to sun down. When the sun went down, you stopped working. Whether you wanted to keep working or not, you had to stop. You were forced to stop. Sunlight was the key to success. And you only had so much of ...

Mixed Media: Exhibits coming and going

American Appraisal Your Totality Hits the Sides of-Our Faces by Dawn Kramlich

We’ve got a few shows that just opened, or are about to open, but first, here’s what’s ending. Art Trust’s current exhibition “Mixed” will end September 28. Join them for their artist talk on September 27th from 7 to 8 p.m. Sharon Bartmann, Jennifer Hartz, and Jim Roberts will discuss their work and there will be some time before and after to mingle. Main Line Arts ...

Around Town Sept. 20

The Homegrown String Band Trio performs at  Darlington Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. at 8 p.m.

• Critically acclaimed and Grammy award-winning guitarist, David Cullen performs in concert on West Chester University’s campus on Monday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ware Family Recital Hall, Swope Music Building and Performing Arts Center, 817 S. High Street, West Chester. The event is free. Cullen, a 25-year, tenured professor of both jazz and classical guitar at ...

Historic map details Battle of Brandywine campaign

Andrew Outten, Director of Education and Museum Services, Brandywine Battlefield Park, introduces Revolutionary Dining Series

How lucky we are to live in an area steeped in history, particularly the bloody Battle of Brandywine, the longest single-day battle of the war, with continuous fighting for 11 hours. We drive on the same roads where British and American troops marched. We walk on the Sandy Hollow trail where for fifty-one minutes British and American troops pushed each other back and ...

Police Log Sept. 19: Thefts, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks reported there were two retail theft incidents at the Target store in Concord Township at the end of August. One took place on Aug. 28 and the other on Aug. 30. In both instances, police said a black male put items in a shopping cart and left the store without paying. • A motorcycle was stolen in Chadds ...

Arguments heard in Crebilly appeal

It’s anybody’s guess when a decision will be made in the Toll Bros. appeal of Westtown Township’s decision to deny the Toll’s conditional use application to develop Crebilly Farm. Attorneys for both sides, as well as attorneys for two intervenors, gave oral arguments before judge Mark L. Tunnell on Monday. According to Westtown Township solicitor Patrick McKenna, ...

Photo of the Week: Bee Upside Down

A honey producer does its thing upside down during the waning days of summer.

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Zeke Ever wish for a kitten that could stay small forever? Zeke is your girl. This petite cutie is entertaining, adventurous, and curious. She’s a big fan of laser pointers and could chase that little red dot around for hours. Zeke is open to living with other cats, and ...