Kennett Education Foundation: Make splash

Organizers of the 11th Annual Spring Dinner are inviting area residents to make a splash by supporting the Kennett Education Foundation. "The Beach Ball" will be held on Friday, April 15, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the Mendenhall Inn. Organizers point out that the event will not feature speeches or slideshows. Celebrate the end of worrying about 2015 taxes and enjoy dining, dancing and…

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Delco Chamber announces 2016 small business awards

Delaware Country Chamber is proud to recognize five recipients of the 2016 Small Business Awards. The recipients, selected from hundreds of nominations, stood out for their exceptional business practices and community involvement. The companies and indivduals will be recognized on Thursday, March 31st at The Drexelbrook Events Center in Drexel Hill at an award dinner and networking reception from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Honorees were…

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Program to focus on ‘lost arts of childhood’

The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC) wants to restore “the lost arts of childhood,” ranging from stone-skipping to fort-building. Toward that end, TLC is offering weekday nature programs for 5- to 12-year-old children over the summer break. Participants will explore the waters, meadows and woodlands of the 300-acre private Bucktoe Creek Preserve near Kennett Square. Activities will be centered on bygone childhood pastimes,…

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Irish folk trio returns for St. Patrick’s concert

Belfast Connection, an Irish folk trio, returns on Saturday, March 12 to the 2015-2016 Coffee House Concert Series at Darlington Arts Center. The trio returns to Darlington to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for the fifth straight year, following four years of sold-out shows at the center. Performing a selection of crowd-favorite Irish pub songs and heartfelt ballads, Belfast Connection tells the story of Ireland and…

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Disaster: will you be ruined or ready?

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From left to right: Cliff Masscotte, David Hughes, Christine Trumbull, Shaila Ritz, Vanessa Ross

When damage strikes you can be ruined or you can be ready! David Hughes, President of SERVPRO of Kennett Square/Oxford, gave a presentation at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce about the SERVPRO Emergency Ready Profile. ERPs are a free service offered to local area businesses that helps them be ready for whatever happens! Hughes told the audience that by preparing for an ERP…

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Topsy-turvy world of Slinky on tap

If the word slinky conjures up engaging images from your youth rather than a seductive evening gown, then the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) has an event for you. On Monday, Feb. 29, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., CCHS will present the latest edition of "History on Tap," a series that brings history alive with periodic programs at area restaurants and taverns. This session’s topic…

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Traffic, finances dominate Town Hall meeting

Updated on March 10 to add correction at end of story Mayor Matthew Fetick set the tone for the Kennett Square Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, standing in front of the long table where Borough Council members sat, and genially welcoming the 20-plus borough residents who attended. He laid out the format for the evening, a chance for informal exchange. Fetick reminded attendees…

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Roadwork for week of Feb. 27

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 Feb. 27 through March 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 322 in both directions will continue to be the site of patching crews, this week between Route 1…

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Longwood Organ competitors announced

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Ben Steen, who won the inaugural Longwood Gardens Organ Competition, is shown getting ready to perform.

Longwood Gardens announced the 10 talented organists who will compete in the second Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition. Hailing from New Zealand to New York, the international performers will compete on the 10,010-pipe Longwood Organ for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont first prize. All competitors will participate in the preliminary rounds June 14-15, with the top five competitors competing in the final round on…

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New Garden police issue theft warning

On Wednesday, Feb. 24,  between 8:40 and 8:50 a.m. the New Garden Police Department received a spate of theft complaints involving unlocked vehicles that were parked in the lot of the New Garden Early Care  in the 200 block of New Garden Road. One of the three victims reported leaving their vehicle briefly while dropping off their child to daycare, which enabled law enforcement to…

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