Adopt-a-Pet: Leah

Hi, my name is Leah. I’m an 11-year-old spayed female cat. I am sweet, quiet and shy. I love a good lap to sit on and would make a great companion for anyone young or old. I have a beautiful tabby coat and my shorter than normal tail makes me unique among my feline friends. Won't you stop in and say hello to me?

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Around Town Aug. 13

• Time change. Beginning Aug. 20, the Government Study Commission of Concord Township will hold meetings on the first and third Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the Concord Township Municipal Building, 43 Thornton Rd. • The Brandywine River Museum of Art will host a "bon voyage" party on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 10:30 a.m. to noon to say “farewell for now” to…

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Police log Aug. 13

• Burglary and assault charges were filed against Joshua Clyde Tucker, 26, of Chadds Ford, for an Aug. 1 incident at 109 Wilmington-West Chester Pike. A police report said state troopers from the Media barracks were dispatched to the location in response to a call about a burglary and assault. Upon arrival, responders determined that an apartment had been entered and that the victim, a…

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Musings: Here’s how to say ‘thank you’ 

There was an image on Facebook, another meme about veterans and how heroic, wonderful, sad, sorrowful and messed up we all are.  Like many other memes, it had me flash back and brought to mind how much I dislike the popular phrase, “Thank you for your service.” I’m one of the luckiest people going, at least in one respect: During ‘Nam, I spent 16 months in…

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New Brandywine trail leads to wine and art

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Winemaker Virginia Mitchell

Get your walking shoes and jump in your car. The new Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail is open. The Trail incorporates all Brandywine Valley wine-based businesses including wineries, vineyards and wine bars, and celebrates the art of wine and the artistic heritage of the beautiful Brandywine Region by providing artisanal themes every month during the year. The theme for August is painting. Several of the exhibits…

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Paul Linsen of Chadds Ford

Paul Grant Linsen, 77, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Aug. 9, at Chester County Hospital. Born in Greensburg, Pa., he lived in Chadds Ford for the last 17 years, previously residing in West Chester. Paul attended The Pennsylvania State University where he was a member of Alpha Chi Sigma, and graduated with a degree in chemistry from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He worked for more than 30…

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Rabbinic Reflections: Losing my religion

The world makes it hard enough to be a Jew. Lately, though, Jews are making it hard to be a Jew. On July 30, an ultra-orthodox Jewish man stabbed six people at the Jerusalem Pride Parade, killing teenage LGBT ally Shira Banki. On July 31, Jewish extremist settlers firebombed a Palestinian home and killed 18 month-old Ali Dawabsha while severely injuring his brother and parents.…

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Mind Matters: Words and the family

Don’t get me wrong, my mother was a great woman and the quintessential grandmother. However, there was one time I recall when I, as a new mom, stopped her in her tracks. Elaboration here: I thwarted her from going down those tried—yet often untrue—tracks of family mythology. Every family has a set of unwritten rules about how to live, how to think, how to feel.…

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Applied Belief: Aborting Jesus

How much would the organs, tissues, and body parts of Jesus have gone for today? Imagine the Son of God’s infant body. That is prime organic material we are talking about. Since God is Love and Jesus is God, his infant heart and brain would probably have had an astronomical demand. Mary and Joseph could have made millions of dollars with that abortion let alone…

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