Photo of the Week: Squid Tree 2017

A full canopy shields early summer grasses as they grow through the exposed roots of a tree along the Brandywine Creek. Continued natural erosion exposes more and more of the roots each year.

 

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect opens at BRM

Visitrs to the BrandywinevRiver Museum of At review a timeline of Andrew Wyeth's career as part of the museum's new exhibit Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect.

As the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth approaches, the Brandywine River Museum of Art opens a new exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. The exhibit officially opens June 24. Audrey Lewis, who co-curated the exhibit referred to it as an in-depth retrospective of Wyeth's career giving people a chance to re-evaluate the last 15 years of his work while noting ...

Roadwork for June 24 through June 30

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 June 24 through June 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Line painting is expected to cause slow traffic in East and West Marlborough ...

The Human Resource: Mitigating FLSA risks

Employers need to be cognizant of the activities of their workforce, especially the FLSA Non-Exempt employees. Why? Because the Department of Labor has a little phrase they like to use when holding an employer liable for back wages and penalties, which is “suffer or permit” to work. With the continuous evolution of flexible schedule arrangements, telecommuting, and ...

Adopt-a-Pet June 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Blaze This handsome 4-year old deserves to be the sparkle in someone’s eye. Blaze arrived as a stray with a story he’s not able to tell. He’s a little stressed in the kennel and hopes to find a calm, quiet environment with a family who can help him feel safe again so he ...

Around Town June 22

Youngsters climb on board The Circus Train during the grand reopening celebration at Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford on June 21.

• Students, faculty, staff and parents celebrated a grand reopening of the Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford on Wednesday evening. Festivities included food, games, music and snow cones. Executive Director Loraine DiSciullo said the school wanted to make itself “more state of the art, more like 2017. We want to strengthen the educational impact.” Chesterbrook is ...

Planner: Crebilly development a net gain

According to David C. Babbitt, the proposed development of Crebilly Farm by Toll Bros. in Westtown would be a net gain for the township and the West Chester Area School District. Babbitt is a land planner who did a fiscal impact study on the plan in October. He gave testimony on his report during the June 20 conditional use hearing held at Bayard Rustin High School. ...

Academic Achievement June 21

• Camilla Hansen of Chadds Ford earned a graduate degree from Widener University. Her degree is a master’s of science degree in nursing. • Michael Turco, of Chadds Ford, received a bachelor’s of science degree in allied health from Widener University’s School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies. • Cornelius Lindsay Jr., of Chadds Ford, was awarded a ...

Police Log June 21: Thefts, DUIs

• Charges are pending against two juveniles who allegedly stole seven laptop computers from Garnet Valley Elementary and Garnet Valley Middle schools on June 9. • The driver of a Freightliner truck was cited for excessive speed after he rear-ended two vehicles that were stopped at a red light on Route 1 at Cheyney Road on June 6. • A 30-year-old woman from ...

School board sets budget, taxes up

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved the district's 2017-2018 budget during their June 19 meeting. The budget does include a tax increase for property owners. Appropriations for the next academic year are $84.9 million with real estate taxes for property owners in the Chester County portion of the district levied at 28.42 mills. Property taxes in ...

Art Watch: Sculpture to Plein Air

Running From Reality by Lisa Fedon

This weekend offers a fun opportunity to enjoy a beautiful Chester County weekend of art, from Lisa Fedon's Open Studio sale, to Ivystone Studio in Downingtown and a Plein Air competition at Gallery 222 in Malvern. Metal sculptor Lisa Fedon will be opening up her studio this weekend for a big 25% off everything. Lisa will be joining an art residency program in ...