Archive for May 16th, 2016

Mapping tool debuts for Bike to Work Week

If state officials get their way, pedal power should rule this week. PennDOT, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) joined other officials on Monday, May 16, to kick off Bike to Work Week – May 16 to May 20 – by announcing the launch of a new interactive ...

 
 

Tough Mudders returning to Chester County

Those Tough Mudders are returning to Chester County this weekend to display their prowess on a 10- to 12-mile course that includes obstacles such as Electroshock Therapy and Quagmire – and they will happily pay for the privilege. Tough Mudder Philly will take place on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22, at Plantation Field in West Marlborough Township. ...

 

Warning issued to motorists: Click It or Ticket

In 2015, 64 people died in 3,440 accidents in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties – fatalities that could have been reduced if the victims had been wearing seat belts, according to PennDOT. The effort to avoid those outcomes has prompted 87 municipal police departments across southeast Pennsylvania as well as the Pennsylvania State Police ...

 

Tour boasts insiders’ view of artists’ milieu

Crates are stacked against the walls of Kennett Square painter Robert Jackson’s studio. He often uses them as props in his eclectic still lifes. In the historic West Chester house where Diane Cirafesi lives, paints, draws, and does mixed-media works, the interior design melds with the artwork. Visitors sometimes don’t know what is art and what is part of the décor. ...

 

Longwood hailed as ‘extraordinary public garden’

Citing its special achievement in the field of botany, Longwood Gardens has been named the 2016 recipient of The Garden Club of America’s (GCA) Eloise Payne Luquer Medal. Longwood’s Executive Director Paul B. Redman will accept the the medal, which was designed by sculptor Chester Beach, on Sunday, May 22, during the GCA’s Annual Meeting at the Depot Renaissance ...