Archive for September, 2016

Patton’s green thumbs earning gold stars

Long before the Patton Project Gardens grew into a multi-award-winning program, two family and consumer science teachers at Charles F. Patton Middle School repeatedly had their sanity questioned. “Oh my goodness: They’re crazy,” Marie Wickersham recalled thinking after Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, teachers in the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department, ...

 
 

Around Town Sept. 29

• Chester County Day, the country’s longest running house tour scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will feature preview parties on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Longwood Gardens Visitor’s Center auditorium at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.; and in Courtroom One of the historic courthouse at High and Market streets in West Chester at 6 and 7:30 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on the southwest ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 29

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, Oct. 3. 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. CORINNA Hi, my name ...

 

Police inviting public to chat, learn at forum

Continuing a commitment to community policing, the Kennett Square Borough and Kennett Township police departments are partnering to present a Public Safety Forum. The debut event – the first in a series – will take place in the lower atrium of the Genesis Healthcare building at 101 East State Street in downtown Kennett Square on Tuesday, Oct. 11, starting a 7 p.m. ...

 

‘Winterthur After Hours’ set to debut

Visitors to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library can stroll the galleries and grounds, sip cocktails, nosh on hors d'oeuvres, and enjoy live music during the upcoming "Winterthur After Hours." The program is launching on Friday, Sept. 30, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., as a weekend-welcoming event. Debuting at the Brown Horticulture Center, "Winterthur After Hours" will ...

 

Hadley invites families to feast on ‘The Apple’

At work in an art museum, a janitor accidentally leaves an apple behind on an empty pedestal. Patrons come along and mistake it for a piece of art. Crazy perceptions and hijinks ensue, culminating in acts of censorship and protest.  The Hadley Fund is inviting area families to experience the fun of “The Apple,” a pillow play produced by the Wilmington Drama League. ...

 

Police Log Sept. 28: DUI, drugs, thefts

• A 57-year-old man was arrested for drug possession in Concord Township on Aug. 20, according to a state police report. The suspect was not named in that report. Police said the suspect was stopped for traffic violations on Gov. Markham Drive at its intersection with Cheyney Road. He was found to be operating the vehicle while DUI and that he was in possession of ...

 

Armenta R. Carter of West Grove

Armenta R. Carter, 80, of West Grove, formerly of Darby, died Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in Darby, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruth Mayo Carter. She was a tax preparer, and a former councilwoman for the Borough of Darby. Mrs. Carter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Darby, where she had served as a past ...

 

History in spotlight at Pocopson meeting

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors focused primarily on historic preservation during a 40-minute meeting on Monday, Sept. 26. As usual, the supervisors provided updates on the Barnard House, an early 1800s building that has generated controversy off and on since its purchase from the county for $1 in 2008. Most recently, emphasis has been on the installation ...

 

PennDOT outlines plan to fix I-76 corridor

PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced a long-range, multi-modal transportation management plan designed to enhance travel along the I-76 corridor between King of Prussia and Philadelphia. The plan includes expanded public transit, improved traffic management on the Schuylkill Expressway and local roads, and potential trail improvements, said a PennDOT press ...

 

Art Watch: Destination galleries

Most art galleries are centrally located in every town, but several great galleries in our area are a bit off the beaten path, but should be on everyone's art radar!  Destination galleries like Somerville Manning Gallery in Greenville Delaware offer one of the greatest gallery spaces for contemporary 20th and 21st Century art, including works by the Wyeth family, Bo ...