Mixed Media: Art gala and holiday exhibits

Happy unofficial snow day, Chester County! Snuggle down and read on, we’ve got some events in the coming week. First off, a reminder, this weekend is the Unionville Art Gala at the Unionville High School. Event kicks off Friday night from 6 to 9 p.m. with live music and hors d’oeuvres. The gala continues on Saturday November 17th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Check out ...

 

Early closing for U-CF

All Unionville-Chadds Ford District schools will close early today, Nov. 15. According to an email from Superintendent John Sanvile, “All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today Nov. 15. With conditions changing by the minute, it is hard to make an educated guess about what will be happening in a few hours. With that in mind — and the memory of last year’s ...

Around Town Nov. 15

The annual holiday wreath is rolls from the conservancy’s maintenance building to the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

• Brandywine Battlefield Park holds its annual Patriots’ Day this year on Saturday, Nov. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults, $10 seniors and $8 for children 6-12. The event includes lectures and demonstrations on the colonial period and the War for Independence. • It’s Enchanted Winter Day at Winterthur on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...

Winter weather advisory

Winter weather advisory in effect from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday.  Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations up to one inch and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. The warning is for portions of southern New Jersey, southeast Pennsylvania, northeast Maryland and northern Delaware. Mixed precipitation moves in around 7 a.m. over Delmarva and ...

Concord readies 2019 budget

Concord Township is ready to rock its 2019 budget with no tax increase. The township also has a general fund balance of $10 million which prompted Councilman Josh Twersky to propose a tax decrease. Twersky noted during the discussion that the surplus has increased $6 million since the $4 million in 2008. He suggested the decrease saying, “The people of Concord ...

Police Log Nov. 14: Rape, corruption of minors, terroristic threats

Pennsylvania State Police Media barracks • Someone damaged a front window of the Bryn Mawr Trust bank in Chadds Ford with a BB gun, police said. The incident happened Nov. 1, but there were no witnesses. • Police said they determined Ronald Owens, 57, of Chester, was DUI following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at Powell Road in Concord Township on Nov. 4. Owens ...

U-CF revamps facilities plan

A modified Long Range Facilities Plan was one of the topics of discussion for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday night. Even before the subject came up during the agenda, it was a topic of resident comments. Former School Board Director Holly Manzone said she was pleased to see the outdoor facilities plan has been “pared down to a much, much more ...

Sanderson looking to improve facility

Supporters of the Chris Sanderson Museum attend a fundraiser at Brandywine Prime.

The Sanderson Museum on Creek Road on Chadds Ford is in need of some work, so the museum board held a fundraiser at Brandywine Prime Monday night. Several dozen people attended. Chuck Ulmann, the curator at the Sanderson, said they need $25,000 to $26,000 to keep the house in good condition. Wood needs to be replaced and the exterior needs painting. “We’ve got to ...

Photo of the Week: A Future Find

What an archeologist from the future might find.

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Maui After all of his littermates were adopted, Maui can’t help but wonder why no one has chosen him yet. This 6-month-old cutie has spent most of his life in the shelter, and he wants nothing more than a place to call his own. Maui can be a bit shy at first, but he warms ...

Living History: The end of WWI

“The human heart is the starting point of all matters pertaining to war." -Marechal de Saxe, 1732- In “The Guns of August” (1962), Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara Tuchman quotes Bismarck’s prediction that “…some damned foolish thing in the Balkans…” would start the next war. Bismarck was right, but he likely had limited understanding of how gargantuan the ...