Roadwork for Sept. 21-Sept. 27

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. 21-Sept. 27. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Monday, Sept. 23, through Friday, Sept.27, a single ...

 

Boost Your Business: Hiring through referrals

Like almost all other business practices, hiring through referrals has its critics and its fans. For some, it is the accusations of favoritism or nepotism that discourage them from taking on family members, friends, acquaintances, or networking contacts as employees. While for others, it is the prospect that unhealthy cliques might develop in the workplace. Others ...

Around Town Sept 19

• The first performance series of Brandywine Ballet’s 40th anniversary season begins next month. The fall program titled, Carmina Burana, will feature three dynamic and different works by resident choreographer Nancy Page and a new contemporary dance piece by Tim Early and Rick Callender. The curtain goes up 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24. Tickets are $25-$42 and can be ...

Art Live: COM, CAP and more

If you haven’t been to Phoenixville lately you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you visit. A new mix of young professionals and empty nesters live there and they’re infusing the borough with a fresh energy. The vibe on the street is cool, and so is the art at Community Arts Phoenixville (CAP). A captivating show on view there right now titled, “Rust to Rise”. It is ...

Police Log Sept 18: Crash, pot, public drunkenness

Pennsylvania State Police • A 25-year-old man from West Grove was arrested on drug charges in West Marlborough Township on Sept. 11. The arrest followed a traffic stop because the suspect failed to stop at a Stop sign at the intersection of W. Street and Newark roads. The suspect, not identified in the report, was found to be in possession of a small amount of ...

Photo of the Week: Standing Goose

A goose surveys its surroundings along the Brandywine Creek from its rock perch.

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Turok Turok is a loyal 6-year-old who loves his humans. This big lug is easy-going and chill once he gets to know you and cannot get enough toys. He does well with dogs on walkies, but he would prefer to be the only fur-baby at home, so he can make sure he shower you in as ...

Chadds Ford Days back with a bang

It might not have been the sunniest of days but, after a year hiatus, Chadds Ford Days came back with a bang and a boom Saturday. And according to Chadds Ford Historical Society President Phyllis Recca, “Today’s Chadds Ford Days was a huge success.” Based on casual observations and comments, day one of the two-day fundraiser saw a better attendance and more energy ...

Rabbinic Reflections: God’s body and soul

Friday the 13th had a full moon. What a great reminder that we are not in control; two eerie signs, especially for the superstitious, that the natural world itself has a dark side. This particular full moon marks the middle of the Hebrew month of Elul, the month of preparation for the Jewish High Holy Days. In two more weeks, as the moon wanes to nothing, Rosh ...

Blogging Along the Brandywine: ‘It might have been’

Many people of a certain age are familiar with the facts of the evening of Sept. 20, 1973. A single-engine Beechcraft E18S took off from the Natchitoches Regional Airport in La., failed to clear a tree at the end of the runway and crashed, killing all six aboard. One of them was famed singer-songwriter, Jim Croce. He was 30 years old.  His album “You Don’t Mess ...

Mind Matters: Persistence, messengers and more

Every hero and heroine in every fairy tale is beset with obstacles. In meeting challenges with persistence, the protagonist of the story achieves a happy end. And so it is with real life people too. A recent study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology describes how goal persistence “and a positive approach to challenges was … associated with lower rates of ...