Mixed Media: Summer exhibitions

We may be in between First Friday’s but there’s plenty going on to  fill your schedule. Let’ see what’s upcoming. The Brandywine River Art Museum just unveiled their new exhibition: The Serious and The Smirk: Portraits from The Collection. This exhibition explores the genre of portraiture and its varied uses. The clever title of the exhibition comes from a Charles ...

 

Police Log July 19: Theft, DUI

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a July 11 theft at the Home Goods store in Concord Township. According to the report, unknown suspects stole a cell phone from a 49-year-old woman who was shopping at the store between 11:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. • Sean Edward McCarthy, 25, of Kennett Square, was charged with  DUI following a traffic stop in the ...

Around Town July 19

• Be among the first to see and enjoy Wilmington Brew Works, the first microbrewery within Wilmington's city limits in 50 years, at this exclusive event with The Delaware Center for Horticulture. Roll up your sleeves and bring a friend (or two!) to this fun night out. After a brief introduction to WBW's beer and philosophy, select your beverage of choice and set ...

CFHS goes golden

The John Chads House today.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society has reached its golden years and is preparing to celebrate its 50thanniversary. A celebration, dubbed "The Cannon Ball," is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 24 at the Gables restaurant on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township. Cost for the event — which will run from 7-11 p.m. — is $85 for CFHS and Chadds Ford Business Association members, $95 ...

Adopt-a-Pet July 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Brownie Brownie is an exuberant 7-year old looking for a family that loves adventure. He’s the perfect dog for a fitness fanatic; he loves going for walks or runs, as well as playing a game of fetch. When he’s hanging out at home, he’s a big snuggler that loves belly rubs. ...

School board ignores policy

Unionville-Chadds Ford School directors voted against following their own policy yesterday when they held a meeting with only four members physically present. Members later voted to strip out conditions of the student dress code and Superintendent John Sanville said a committee is still reviewing the student code of conduct and should have a proposal for a change in ...

Concord Ventures hearing canceled

The Concord Ventures public hearing originally scheduled for tonight, July 17, has been canceled, according to an email from Concord Township. Future meetings are postponed until further notice. While Concord Township has not net responded with reasons for the cancelation, attorney Marc Jonas, representing those opposed to the development, did email saying the ...

Photo of the Week: Swingin’ at ChesLen

The creek is for fun, especially if there's a rope swing like the one at the ChesLen Preserve in Newlin Township.

‘Holding pattern’ for Ridge Road work

According to PennDOT engineer Fran Hanney, the department is in "a holding pattern" with regard to when work will begin on Ridge Road as part of Pettinaro’s plan for a new shopping center. The retail development plans for The Shoppes at Ridge Road — at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township — call for Ridge Road to be widened to six lanes for roughly ...

DelCo supports Circuit Trails

Delaware County Council presented a resolution to Leonard Bonarek, Regional Planner of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia on July 11 in support of the concept of the nine-county region completing 180 miles of Circuit Trails by 2025. The Circuit Trails are a connected system of multi-purpose trails located in the nine counties that comprise the Delaware ...

Chesco urges vaccinations

The Chester County Health Department encourages all parents and health care providers to use summer as a time to make sure children's vaccines are up-to-date. Parents are encouraged to contact their healthcare provider today to discuss vaccine needs well before the start of the new school year in the fall. Pennsylvania requires children to have certain vaccines ...