Making a splash for clean water

More than 200 people — a record number — took part in the eighth annual Brandywine Creek Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 20. They braved 39-degree water at the Brandywine Picnic Park to raise awareness and money for keeping the Brandywine clean, and had fun doing it. Nick Puzzella, a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity at Widener University, was part of a team with…

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La Comunidad doctor welcomed at new site

Dr. Elaine Kirchdoerfer – “Dr. K.” as her patients call her – is excited about being part of La Comunidad Hispana’s (LCH) medical team at the new Oxford satellite health center. Having practiced medicine since 1990, Kirchdoerfer has a wealth of community health experience to bring to LCH. She joined the National Health Service Corps, which helped fund her education but also supported her desire…

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Book time to expand reading material

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The annual Unionville High Used Book Sale, which will be held on Feb. 26 and 27, supports the school's PTO, which uses the funds for student enrichment projects.

Books, books and more books will be available next weekend at two area venues. So readers who don’t find everything they want at one will have a second opportunity. Unionville High School’s gymnasium is hosting the 21st Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, starting on Friday, Feb. 26. Donated by a diverse group of avid readers, the approximately 80,000 books cover a wide variety…

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PennDOT puts focus on overlooked laws

Did you make sure you were at least four feet from the bicyclist you passed on the road recently? PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards and State Police Commissioner Tyree Blocker are urging drivers to review and obey some of the safety laws that can often be overlooked, a PennDOT press release said. “We look to create awareness surrounding laws that drivers may not pay attention…

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