Archive for April 24th, 2016

Conservationist, artist ‘Frolic’ Weymouth dies

A yellow bouquet is left outside the Brandywine River Museum of Art as the staff and friends and relatives of George 'Frolic' Weymouth mourn his death on Sunday, April 24.

It is with great sadness that the trustees of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art announce the death of its founder and chairman.  George A. “Frolic” Weymouth was a visionary conservationist, philanthropist, a highly-talented artist and accomplished sportsman. In 1967, Weymouth, along with Bill Pricket and Francis I. DuPont, purchased two parcels of land ...

 
 

Cleanup a muddy mix of trash, resolve

Volunteers from all over the Brandywine watershed came together on Saturday, April 23, to make a difference – and to have some good old-fashioned, muddy fun – by cleaning up the creek. The Young Friends of the Brandywine Conservancy held its 23rd annual cleanup, and despite the pouring rain, nearly 70 volunteers gathered to do their part. Parents helped ...

 

Boy Scouts aim to galvanize support for center

During the launch of a capital campaign for the Boy Scouts’ Chester County Council, a well-known West Chester attorney described a defining moment when he served in the Navy. Jim McErlane, a member of the Chester County Council Advisory Board, said that during an interview for a coveted position, he was asked what set him apart from the competition. During his ...

 

Brandywine Pops to celebrate spring

Since 1953, the Brandywine Pops Orchestra has been providing musical enrichment throughout the region, performing at area nursing homes, retirement centers, and assisted-living communities such as Maris Grove. The orchestra would like area residents to mark their calendars. On Friday, May 13, the public is invited to its spring concert, “Classical Dances and ...

 

Fund ‘Making a Difference’ in girls’ lives

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG) is inviting the public to join over 300 community leaders and individuals who want to make a difference. On Friday, May 6, CCFWG will celebrate the inroads made in improving women’s lives at the 11th Annual Making a Difference Luncheon. This year, the fund is highlighting women’s health, wellness, education and ...