Road report for Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 23 to Jan. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Guiderail work will force daytime lane closures ...

 

Around Town Jan. 21

• Helen and the late George Sipala were good friends with Andrew Wyeth, who spent many hours at the Sipala home, Painter's Folly. The Chadds Ford Historical Center has a podcast, "Memories of Andrew Wyeth with Helen and George Sipala." The podcast is available here. • The History Matters Speaker Series at the Chester County History Center continues Wednesday, Jan. ...

Chester County processing vaccination changes

The Chester County Health Department is processing the impact of the recent changes made by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, moving those over the age of 65 and those 16-64 with certain medical conditions into Phase 1A. However, shortages in the number of vaccines remain. This change adds 90,000-plus eligible people to Phase 1A, a large increase of eligible ...

Winter Wonder at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens today announced Winter Wonder, a new display that invites guests to experience the often-overlooked beauty and serenity of the winter landscape outside, as well as the colorful exuberance of the tropics inside Longwood’s Conservatory. In addition to the horticultural splendor, Winter Wonder features Voices in the Landscape: Deeply Rooted with ...

DelCo remembers COVID victims

Candles were lit, and church bells chimed. It was an evening for Delaware County to remember and mourn the county victims of COVID-19. More than 1,000 county residents have died from the virus since the pandemic hit here almost a year ago. The county later announced additional categories for people eligible for vaccinations under the Phase 1A. County Council ...

Police Log Jan. 20: Crash, retail thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police said they cited Steve N. Goldberg, 35, of Philadelphia, for driving at an unsafe speed following a crash in Pocopson Township on Jan. 2. According to the police report, Goldberg was driving north on Route 52, just south of Pocopson Road, when he tried to negotiate a right-hand bend but was traveling too fast ...

Art Live: New virtual and live shows

The Notre Dame 48th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale will be entirely virtual this year. It isn’t surprising given the now familiar circumstances brought about by the pandemic. This annual event supporting the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, in Villanova, will feature nearly 100 artists and 1,000 pieces of art in a variety of mediums. That’s right, 1,000 works of art! ...

Photo of the Week: Hay Bale Serpentine

Hay bales form a serpentine wall in front of a stand of trees in Kennett Township.  

Y calls for Reset Challenge

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is offering a free six-week "Reset Challenge" to shake off the effects of last year. “[Twenty-twenty] was hard and has taken a toll on everyone in some way. Members of our community have experienced exhaustion, isolation, and in many cases, may just be sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, which is why it’s time to reset,” a press ...

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 18

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mannford Mannford is a small terrier mix, fully grown at only 25 pounds. This cutie has lots of love to give. He is very easy to walk and is very treat motivated. He knows how to sit and give you his paw, and loves being petted and getting attention. Mannford would do best ...

Exploring Hope: Christ leads

Psalm 23 is a beautiful piece of ancient Hebrew poetry that countless believers have sung and prayed for generations. Therefore, taking a verse a month, we are walking through this Psalm verse by verse. And today, we find ourselves in verse 2: “He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters” (Psalms 23:2 KJV). As you read this ...