Art Watch: It’s new; it’s 222

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Left to right Gallery 222 owner Andrea Strang with Laurie Lamont Murray and DVAL president Jeanne Marston.

Art Lovers - you know who you are - here’s one you won’t want to miss. Gallery 222 is opening this Saturday night. You are invited on Sept. 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. The gallery is named for its address 222 East King Street in Malvern. Thirty-eight of the Delaware Valley Art League’s finest artists will be featured in the show that includes oils…

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Op/Ed: Zoe for president

In an election year often overshadowed by divisiveness, the YMCA of Greater Brandywine is proud to endorse a candidate who unites, bringing together the entire community, regardless of party, or even age. A few weeks ago, the Y of Greater Brandywine announced our support of Zoe for President – in 2064. Zoe, a 1-year-old toddler, embodies the hopes, dreams, and potential of every single child…

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Rosemarie “RoRo” L. Ranalli Ferranto of Avondale

Rosemarie “RoRo” L. Ranalli Ferranto, 77, of Avondale, died peacefully on Sept. 15, 2016 surrounded by family after a long and courageous battle with ALS. RoRo was born Sept. 8,1939. She was the daughter of the late Giacomo “Jack” Ranalli and Natalina Canzano Ranalli, who were first generation mushroom farmers and business owners in Avondale, PA. She was raised on her father’s farm and was…

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Joseph John Spino of Kennett Square

Joseph John Spino, 75, of Kennett Square,died Sunday, Sept. 11, while at home surrounded by his family.  Joe was the husband of Marta Boeris Spino, who died in 1999, and with whom he shared 29 wonderful years of marriage. He is survived by one son, Anthony L. Spino, and his wife Gretchen of West Chester; two daughters, Carla S. Basciani, and her husband Michael of Kennett…

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Hopes fading to save historic Crebilly Farm

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A proposed 300-plus-unit development for Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township is raising a host of concerns from conservationists and residents.

Answers to area residents’ questions about what has been done to prevent a historic piece of Chester County farmland from being bulldozed for carriage homes have been challenging to obtain and are not likely to quell public protest. In July, Toll Brothers’ Andrew Semon, a divisional president, told the Westtown Township supervisors during a board work session that his company had an agreement of sale…

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Going to bat for nocturnal mammals

In keeping with the spirit of the season, the Brandywine Conservancy is inviting the public to a free presentation focused on bats and their pivotal role in the ecosystem – a vital presence that is threatened. On Thursday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m., bat expert Sarah Bouboulis will deliver a program entitled "Bat Conservation: Why It Matters and What You Can Do." Presented by the…

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