Time for drivers to heed school bus rules

The reopening of school means that about 1.5 million children will be transported on Pennsylvania roads each day, traveling more than 400 million miles on buses this year, according to PennDOT. As a result, state Sen. Andy Dinniman said it’s a good time to remind residents and motorists of Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law. “This is basic common sense and a rule that most drivers…

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Human-powered helicopter history to land

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester will welcome a piece of aviation history on Friday, Aug. 26, when it receives one of four rotors, hubs and trusses from the first human-powered helicopter, Atlas. The Atlas, designed and built by Canada’s AeroVelo, will be part of a new interactive exhibit that will incorporate a stationary bicycle to reenact the Atlas’ record-breaking flight,…

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Darlington welcomes new dance instructor

Darlington Arts Center has announced a new addition to its Dance Program, which provides instruction – ranging from ballet to hip-hop – to students of all ages in a fun, encouraging environment. For the 2016-2017 season, Darlington will welcome Olivia Goodwin to its team of committed instructors. Goodwin will teach Little Dancer Combo, a ballet and jazz technique class for children as young as 3,…

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The Human Resource: Back to school

We are approaching that time of year when our children are returning to the classrooms or perhaps beginning school for the first time. Summer fun will be winding down and more specifically schedules will be changing for many people to adjust for school such as the start or end of day care services, after school programs, and other child care activities. How does all of…

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Gearing up for a new school year

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Teachers, administrators and staff from Unionville High and Patton Middle School have a picnic on the grounds between the two schools four days before the start of the new school year.

Jimmy Conley and Tim Hoffman are ready for the new school year, even if students might not be. Conley is the principal at Unionville High School and Hoffman is his middle school counterpart. Both said their faculties and staffs are ready for when classes resume Monday. For Patton Middle School, however, some of the building — the auditorium — won’t be accessible to students until…

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Trust announces scenic, 55.7-acre easement

Natural Lands Trust announced that it has protected a scenic 55.7-acre property in London Britain Township, preserving woodlands, rare plant species, and a valued part of the rural landscape. The property was placed under a conservation easement last month, which means that it remains in private ownership but is protected from future development in perpetuity, said a press release from NLT. "This beautiful property has…

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YMCA: Zoe for president in 2064

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine hosted its first Advocacy Day on Wednesday, Aug. 24, along with the announcement of an unconventional presidential candidate: Zoe, a 1-year-old toddler. Zoe, a hypothetical contender for 2064, represents the potential that should be nurtured in every child through the support of the Y and the local community. At Wednesday’s event, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine introduced Zoe and her…

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Tax credits available for farming conservation

Area farmers can now apply for 2016-17 Resource Enhancement and Protection program (REAP) tax credits, according to a press release from state Sen. Andy Dinniman, D-19. “Pennsylvania farmers continue to make great strides in safeguarding our local streams and watersheds,” Dinniman said in the release. “This program can go a long way in helping farmers take advantage of tax credits while making conservation-minded capital improvements…

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Around Town Aug. 25

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to its 11th annual Community Cuisine Fundraising Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Mendenhall Inn, Gold Ballroom. It’s a 5 p.m. call for hors d’oeuvres, silent auction and open bar. Dinner is served at 6, and the program and silent auction runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $60. To obtain tickets,…

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Academic Acknowledgement

• The U.S. Army is offering free help for students with preparing for college entrance exams or looking to improve math, English and science skills through the March2Success.com online study program. In addition to test preparation materials and self-paced study programs, the site offers seven full-length free practice tests for both the SAT and ACT as well as an entire section dedicated to science, technology,…

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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 25

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Aug. 29. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. AWEN Hi, my name is Awen and I am…

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