Art Watch: Art spurs economic renaissance

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Photo of Teresa Haag in front of mural, by Don Truesdell

What everybody needs to know about the Chester County Art Scene is that the arts are not just centered around Chadds Ford, Kennett Square and West Chester, but art is also flourishing in the outer towns of Phoenixville, Oxford and Coatesville. If you haven't been there in a while, Phoenixville is astonishing to see the effects of art on the total revitalization of that town.…

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Counselor charged with corrupting teen

When a male teen allegedly rebuffed the advances of a female counselor and swim coach at Malvern Preparatory School, she tried luring him with the possibility of Harvard admission, authorities said. On Wednesday, Aug. 19, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the arrest of Emily Feeney, 40, of Wayne. Feeney faces charges that include institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and corruption…

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Chester County to seek audit of 9-1-1 fees

The Chester County Board of Commissioners introduced a resolution at its Sunshine Meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 18, that authorizes a legal review and forensic audit to determine whether telephone companies that provide service in Chester County have failed to bill, collect and remit the proper 9-1-1 charges that help fund Chester County’s 9-1-1 operations. The resolution, set to be approved at next week’s commissioners’ meeting,…

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Twinkle hopes to shine bright in Olde Ridge

For Kelly Andreoli, Twinkle Resale Boutique is a life-long dream come true. Her grandfather ran a men’s clothing store and, even with decades worth of marketing background — 20 years in television ad sales — Andreoli always wanted to have her own boutique. Twinkle is the newest addition to the shops in Olde Ridge Village. It’s located between Mathnasium and GiggyBites. Andreoli fell into a…

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Adopt-a-Pet: Pipper

Pipper is a 6-year-old spayed female who was surrendered to the shelter on March 1. I am a shorthair with a very unique and beautiful dilute calico coloring. I am sweet and good natured, but somewhat on the shy side. Due to this, I would thrive best in a quieter home, and would be a wonderful companion for somebody seeking good company.  

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Academic Acknowledgment

• Colgate University is proud to announce Henry Shafer, of Chadds Ford, PA, (19317) is a member of the Colgate bicentennial Class of 2019. • Jack Moore, of Chadds Ford, is being recognized as one of the first-year scholarship recipients of the Lebanon Valley College class of 2019. Moore, a graduate of The PA Cyber Charter School, plans to study business administration at Lebanon Valley.…

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Police Log Aug. 20; Drug possession, harassment, burglary

• Steven Lambert, 27, of Wilmington, was arrested for possession of narcotics in Chadds Ford Township, a police report said. According to police, Lambert was pulled over 12:34 a.m., Aug. 14 on Route 202 at Marshal Road as part of a traffic stop. He was found to be in possession of narcotics and paraphernalia, the report said. • Police arrested Kristi Welsh, 28, of Pilesgrove,…

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Around Town Aug. 20

• It’s time for back to school and back to sports. Whether your daughter or son took some time off during the summer or stayed active now is the time to get full swing back into sports. Girls on the Run and STRIDE programs both open registration on Monday, Aug. 24 at the YMCAs of Greater Brandywine. Girls on the Run is a program that…

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Boost Your Business: An exit interview is an opportunity

They say people are known for the company they keep. Well, the reverse is also true: companies are known for the people they keep. All too often companies let the really good ones slip through their fingers. Perhaps even more troubling is that they can’t, or won’t, admit the reasons. Good, highly-motivated people are the key to running your business. You spend a lot of…

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Historic Ephrata Cloister to host block party

The Ephrata Cloister announced today the program for the Founder’s Day Block Party, Saturday September 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 632 West Main Street in Ephrata. The event combines exclusive thematic upstairs tours of the 1743 Sisters House, family make and take activities, a silent auction, food trucks, live music, special exhibits, story time with staff of the Ephrata Public Library, and…

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