Art Watch: Steeling the show

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Heart Pendants by Ellen Durkan

The go-to event for this weekend is the Oxford Arts Alliance's annual Garden Party fundraiser this Friday June 24th from 5 to 8 p.m. at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, at 700 Folly Hill Road in Kennett Square.  The event is entitled "Steeling the Show" and offers a very impressive lineup of 18 Chester County sculptors who will be exhibiting very large and medium sized sculptural…

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Delco man accused of possessing child porn

A Delaware County man faces felony charges for the possession of child pornography, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said on Tuesday, June 21, in a press release. Whelan said Martin Lambert, 43, of Haverford Township, was arrested after an investigation of peer-to-peer, file-sharing programs for the distribution and sharing of child pornography. He said detectives with the District Attorney’s Delaware County Criminal Investigation (CID) and…

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Lindsay C. F. Scott of Unionville

Lindsay C. F. Scott, 87, of Unionville, died Monday, June 20, at her residence. She was the wife of Edgar Scott, Jr. with whom she shared 68 years of marriage. Born in Boston, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William S. and Lillian Wood Febiger. Mrs. Scott was a homemaker. She was a fox hunter and she raised thoroughbred yearlings for sale. In…

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CDC confirms Chesco’s first Zika case

The Chester County Health Department has been notified of the county’s first confirmed case of Zika virus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a county press release said. This case involves a Chester County woman, who was not pregnant and who had recently traveled to an area affected by mosquitos carrying the Zika virus. The patient was not hospitalized and has recovered,…

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Parking, inclusion at issue for borough

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Patrons enjoy the ambience of the Creamery, a new pop-up beer garden in Kennett Square that has generated some complaints about inadequate parking from residents.

Representation and parking dominated the hour-long Kennett Square Borough Council meeting on Monday, June 20. Council voted unanimously to appoint residents to the new 11-member Advisory Commission of Latino Affairs. During previous meetings, council members expressed interest in having a group that would provide counsel on matters that impact the borough’s Latino community, which now makes up more than 50 percent of the population. Borough…

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Chesco Historical Society picks new president

The Chester County Historical Society has announced the outcome of a national search for a new president. Elizabeth M. Laurent, who has served as director of historic resources at Girard College in Philadelphia since 2008, will assume the CCHS’s top leadership post on July 25, according to a society press release. “We are delighted to have selected from a national field of candidates a history-museum…

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Fund celebrates 2016 grant recipients

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, together with over 80 community leaders, nonprofit agencies and Chester County citizens, recognized its 2016 grant award recipients last week. The annual Grants Celebration was held at the Gables at Chadds Ford. This year, 23 agencies were awarded funding, totaling a quarter of a million dollars, according to a fund press release. For a list of organizations…

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School board passes budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors have passed the 2016-2017 school year budget, a plan that calls for a tax increase that’s slightly less than originally proposed. Less for Chadds Ford Township property owners, that is. A proposed final budget that was agreed upon in May called for an increase of 3.06 percent for Delaware County property owners. However, board President Vic Dupuis said he was…

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