Art Watch: Romance

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Heart Sunflower by Sally Wilson

This most romantic week of the year starts with two art opening receptions at The Chester County Art Association in West Chester this Thursday February 11, from 5-8 p.m. At CCAA, both main galleries have very interesting shows. "In the Pink" is in the main gallery and features a room full of juried art works from a wide range of local artists who use "pink"…

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Mars to Madagascar – at Pocopson Elementary

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These fourth-graders at Pocopson Elementary are not ducking their studies; they're surveying panoramic vistas at Yosemite National Park during a preview of the Google Expeditions Pioneer Program.

Updated on Feb. 10 with Google's failure to respond The push of a button on the computer tablet elicited magical results as a class of Pocopson Elementary fifth-graders uttered a spontaneous, sustained chorus of aahs on the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 8. Teacher Dave Lichter had inadvertently hit pause, interrupting the student’s virtual reality field trip to Madagascar. A quick adjustment by Dave Carter, a…

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Pocopson stresses need for volunteers

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Monday, Feb. 8, featured a lengthy agenda, ranging from computer service to code enforcement to library usage. Following some discussion, the supervisors voted to authorize information-gathering on the possible purchase of cellphones and tablets for the supervisors so that they do not have to commingle township information with their own personal or business data. The Pennsylvania State…

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Garage is seeking creative mural makeover

Every Saturday during the school year and every day for seven weeks in the summer, the Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett Square offers free drop-in art classes, a partnership with the Chester County Art Association (CCAA). Since 2006, the classes, supported by donors, serve a population in Kennett Square and the surrounding area who, without this opportunity, would not otherwise experience these focused…

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School start time study continues

Last year, high school students from Unionville High and other schools throughout Chester County began researching the effects of a later start time for high school classes. On Feb. 8, members of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board were updated on the research from two of the UHS students involved in the study. Matt Daniels and Alice Liu have been leading a countywide student forum examining…

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Ex-chemistry teacher arrested in sexting case

A former chemistry teacher at Downingtown West High School faces charges stemming from an inappropriate relationship he allegedly maintained with one of his male students. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the Downingtown Borough Police Department announced the arrest of Brandon Keith Mitchell, 30, of West Chester, for unlawful contact with a minor, child pornography, endangering the welfare of children, and corruption of minors. …

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