Roadwork for the week of Dec. 14

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 14 through Dec. 21. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. The roundabout project continues on Wawaset Road in Pocopson Township. Wawaset is scheduled to be…

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‘Downton Abbey’ exhibit breaks record

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library welcomed its 200,000th visitor for 2014 on Friday, Dec. 12 -  a record in a single year. The unprecedented number of guests visiting the former country estate of Henry Francis du Pont is approximately double Winterthur's annual average and is largely attributable to the blockbuster exhibition, "Costumes of Downton Abbey." "When we decided to curate an exhibition on 'Downton Abbey,' the hit PBS series embodying the British counterpart to H.F. du Pont's American country estate, we knew…

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Judith A. Marshall of Avondale

Judith A. Marshall, 64, of Avondale, died Monday, Dec. 8, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was the wife of Henry N. Marshall Jr., with whom she shared 20 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Ernest Brison and Mary Clayburn of Exton. She lived with her aunt Vivian Brison for many years. Judith was a 1969…

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Conservancy backs environment for advocacy

No matter how passionate you are about nature, sitting on your laurels is not recommended. That was one of the messages delivered during a presentation at the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art on Thursday night attended by more than 50 representatives of municipalities and conservation agencies. Entitled “The State of Pennsylvania’s Environmental Affairs,” the program featured two speakers: John Theilacker, who manages the conservancy’s…

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