Brandywine Art Guide: Memos from the Ephemeral

Galleries are, at their core, empty vessels. White (usually, though that is becoming more colorful, happily) walls, large spaces, ready to be adorned with a multitude of artworks in every style imaginable. The beauty of a gallery is that each has its own calling, to celebrate and tell a story previously unheard. Werring Contemporary, the newest gallery on the Brandywine art scene, brings a point…

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Kennett plans Juneteenth festivities

The 2024 Kennett Square Juneteenth Planning Committee has announced a multitude of programs throughout June to celebrate Juneteenth. On June 19th, 1865, the last group of enslaved Black Americans were freed by the Union in Galveston, Texas. White enslavers and local government officials in Galveston refused to tell the enslaved Black population the Civil War was over and they were free. Union troops were brought…

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Academic Achievement May 17

• Jack Nielsen of Chadds Ford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from East Stroudsburg University. • Claudia Gilfoy of Chadds Ford was named to the Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2024 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President's List.

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Road report for May 20 through May 24

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from May 20 through May 24. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through May. 24, storm sewer replacement and saw cutting will cause daytime lane closures on southbound Route 202 between Route…

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Pennsbury flips B&B decision

Pennsbury Township supervisors reversed their decision and have now denied the application for a bed and breakfast for the Gables restaurant. That reversal came during the board’s May 15 meeting. Gables’ owners Ann Kolenik and Alfredo Giannaccari sought conditional use approval to have a B&B at 1301 Brintons Bridge Road. There are two structures: the former Brandywine View Antiques store and an adjacent carriage house.…

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Around Town May 16

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Peter Paone, Wasteland, 1964, etching and aquatint on paper.

• A  new exhibit is about to open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. From May 25 through Oct. 13, the museum will show 22 works by Peter Paone, a Philadelphia artist, teacher and printmaker. He won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in the 1960s for his prints and feels that the medium, especially etching, was critical to his artistic development. The exhibit, In Shadows’…

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Police Log May 15: Terroristic threats, crashes, stolen car

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media Barracks are investigating a report of a burglary on Beech Tree Drive in Concord Township. The incident happened sometime between 11 a.m. on May 10 and 1 p.m. on May 12. According to the incident report, the couple was away visiting relatives but found their rear glass door shattered. Multiple bedrooms and offices were…

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Concord Twp. building closed

Due to water main work being done at the Concord Township municipal building will be closed on Wednesday, May 15. Township administrative staff will be working remotely and will be accessible via phone and email. The Zoning Hearing Board Meeting will take place as scheduled at 7:00 PM in the Public Meeting Room.

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Budgets and buildings at UCF

On a night when Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a proposed final budget, they also heard a presentation about a possible new middle school. The proposed final budget which will be up for a vote on June 17, calls for revenues of $105.812 million with expenditures of $105.838 million. It also calls for property tax increases of 2.07 percent for Chester County property owners…

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Adopt-a-Pet May 13

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bever Meet Bever, a most handsome, medium-sized 3-year-old dog. We don't know what he has experienced in life, but we do know that he is ready for a forever family to adopt him. He seeks out attention and affection. He is easy to leash up and walk. He enjoys…

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