Mixed Media: Schools of artists

Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening today, April 19, I should mention that the Delaware College of Art ...

 

‘Beam-ing’ impressions at art gallery

Visitors to Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery check out Jacalyn Beam's work during the opening night reception of the exhibit, Impressions.

According to Barbara Moore of Barbara Moore Fine Art, Jacalyn Beam’s work “just pulls you in.” Friends and admirers of Beam’s art were pulled into Moore’s gallery Wednesday night for Beam’s new exhibit, Impressions. Beam — a plein air impressionist — has been a local and regional favorite for years. Moore said it’s the nature of Beam’s vision that makes her work so ...

Adopt-a-Pet April 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Romeo Oh Romeo, Romeo. This dreamy 2-year old isn’t much like the one in the play, but that doesn’t mean we’re not head over heels for him. Romeo is shy to start but warms up quickly to be a sweet, snuggly, playful, and slightly clumsy lovebug. He is also very curious, ...

Around Town April 19

• Chadds Ford Township is hosting the annual recycle event this Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be free gifts for the first 50 residents. State Rep. Stephen Barrar is also hosting a recycling event at his office at One Beaver Valley Road, from 9 a.m. until noon. Both events will be held rain or shine. • Seven branches of the YMCA of Greater ...

They played the violin

Carol Armstrong Lovelace plays one of the Sanderson violins Wednesday evening during a one-night exhibition on Chris Sanderson violins.

For Sally Jane Denk Hoey it was a long-awaited labor of love. Hoey, a singer who was once billed as the Bard of the Brandywine, is a past president of the Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford and three years ago she decided that the violins Chris Sanderson once played had to be heard again. “This has been a long-time dream of mine,” Hoey said. “The violins were just ...

Police Log April 18: DUIs, drug drop offs

Pennsylvania State Police • A traffic stop for a violation led to a 24-year-old male from Delaware being popped for drug possession in Kennett Township. A state police report said the man, unnamed in the report, had a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The incident happened at 2:52 p.m. on April 15. • On April 12, at 6:35 p.m., police made a traffic stop in ...

Chesco preserved space acres doubles

Portions of the former Strawbridge estate near the Maryland border were preserved as protected open space in Chester County last year. Photo Credit: Chester County Department of Open Space Preservation

The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased to announce that the county continued to preserve open space in 2017,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This is one of the largest annual increases in ...

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...

Photo of the Week: Archie’s Corner

Archie's Corner

Mother Archie’s Church at Ring and Bullock roads in Chadds Ford Township. The structure was originally built as a school in the 1800s but became a church for Chadds Ford’s black population in the early part of the 20thcentury. The site was officially designated as “Chadds Ford Historical Site” during a ceremony in September 2003. Mother Archie refers to Lydia Archie, ...

Tavern Talks: To Market, To Market

Tavern Talks: Ben Franklin might stop by. Who knows?

 “To market, to market, to buy a fat pig. Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday May 17th from 7 to 9 p.m. we will have plenty of artisans you would have found if you visited any marketplace or town in the 18th century. The marketplace was essential to Colonists stocking up on goods or foods they were not able to make ...

Flash flood warning

Update: Flash flood watch no longer in effect. Flash flood watch ending Monday April 16 at 10 p.m. in areas of Chester and Delaware counties. The national weather service in Mount Holly has expanded the forecast. * flash flood watch to include portions of east central Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania * through this afternoon * a line of strong thunderstorms is ...