Roadwork for Oct. 20 to Oct. 26

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 Oct. 20 to Oct. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PECO Energy is planning weekday lane restrictions ...

 

Boost Your Business: Details are the substance

Details aren’t what you focus on after you’ve figured out everything else. The details are everything else. They ultimately determine if your plan works or not. The details are the difference between executing a failed strategy or delivering impressive results. So, it’s a bad idea to make the details an afterthought. The tiniest of details can make a big difference ...

More room at Pumpkin Carve

  Visitors to this year’s fall classic in Chadds Ford, The Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, have more room to walk around without constantly bumping into other people. The society rearranged the layout this year, moving the carving area from directly behind the Barn Visitors’ Center to the larger space that was previously used only ...

Mixed Media: This week

"Seismic Shift" on display at Main Line Art Center by Terri Fridkin

This week's column starts on a somber note. Fred Carspecken, co-founder and owner of Carspecken-Scott Gallery in Wilmington, passed suddenly in his home last week after struggling with an illness over the last few years. Carspecken held a reputation as a successful art dealer - expanding on his early talents and marketing art to the professional community in ...

Tow-away planned for Pennsbury

Motorists visiting friends in Pennsbury Township are advised to take care where they park their vehicles. An updated parking ordinance will now authorize vehicles to be towed if parked illegally. Township supervisors passed the update during their Oct. 17 meeting. The newly amended parking code is aimed at drivers who park on streets where such parking is already ...

Around Town Oct. 18

ARTRAGEOUS, an interactive art & music experience for the whole family, comes to the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on Friday, Nov. 2, at 8 p.m.

• Unionville High School is hosting a marching band competition, “March on the Brandywine,” this Saturday, Oct. 20 from 6-10 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, free for ages 5 and under. Food, including our famous hand-cut, fresh – never frozen – band fries will be available for purchase, along with programs and music-related items. • ...

Deputies help Pocopson ‘Kids with Hearts’

Chester County Family Academy students, some of whom coincidentally sport t-shirts that reflect the Pocopson club’s mission, pose in front of the grocery bags. 

One of the dozens of enthusiastic students at the Chester County Family Academy smiled broadly before delivering his assessment of an outreach by Pocopson Elementary School’s Kids with Heart Club. “This is almost like Christmas, but with food,” he said exuberantly as he surveyed the sea of red grocery bags in the entranceway of the K-2 charter school. The 45 members ...

Police Log Oct. 17: Identity theft, bullet found in wall, notary arrested

• A Pennsbury Township man was the victim of identity theft last month. State police said an unknown suspect obtained the victim’s personal information and tried to buy a Mercedes-Benz from a dealership in Columbia, Mo. The suspect also opened a fraudulent auto insurance policy from Progressive. • A Chadds Ford resident also had his identity stolen but is none the ...

Protecting community character

The Brandywine Conservancy is helping The Conservation Fund in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association to promote “Dollars and Sense of Protecting Community Character in the Brandywine Valley.” The event is 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Pilot School in Wilmington. Ed McMahon, a leading national expert on community development will make the ...

Photo of the Week: Gallantry on Duty

Standing Guard

A horse seems to stand guard over two cows in the meadow at LaMancha Animal Rescue on Route 82.

Kennett Symphony opening night

Kennett Symphony Orchestra

Kennett Symphony Orchestra opens season with Beethoven's Ninth Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County and Music Director, Michael Hall, presents their opening night concert "Emotional Landscapes" featuring Beethoven Symphony No. 9. The concert will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA. Witnessing a performance of Beethoven's Ninth ...