Mervin J. Keefer of Wilmington

Mervin J.  Keefer, 86, of Wilmington, died Monday, Oct. 24, , at Foulk Manor North Healthcare in Wilmington. He was the husband of Regina Derham Keefer, with whom he shared 26 years of marriage. His first wife Margaret “Peggy” Hogg Keefer, died in 1988. Born in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Walter and Mary Hoch Keefer. Mr. Keefer was a Bookkeeper at…

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School board juggling dollars

With no discussion, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted Monday night to transfer almost $600,000 from the district’s general fund to the capital reserve fund. That amount, according to Director Jeff Hellrung, is last year’s net surplus. “It represents the difference between the budgeted and actual revenues, and also the budgeted and actual expenses,” from last year’s budget, Hellrung said. He added the money would…

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Panel focuses on key issues for female voters

Women’s voices matter critically at every level of the democratic process: That was the consensus of a nonpartisan panel discussion hosted earlier this month by The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls. With suburban Philadelphia being recognized as a battleground this election, the event on Thursday, Oct. 13, focused on the issues that female voters are considering from a variety of perspectives, including elected…

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34th ‘Whale of a Sale’ promises huge bargains

The Junior League of Wilmington wants area residents to mark their calendars for what is billed as “Delaware’s largest garage sale.” The league’s 34th Whale of a Sale fundraiser will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 148 Sunset Boulevard (just off Route 13) in New Castle, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m., in a space formerly occupied by a Pathmark supermarket. The much-anticipated sale…

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Art Watch: Living with and giving art

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Spring Turning by Dale Nichols on exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum

Without question, the highlight for the arts this week is the highly anticipated blockbuster opening of "Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City" at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, showing October 29 to January 22.  This is the most  ambitious museum show to date and features 70 works by famous American painters including Georgia O'Keefe, N.C. Wyeth, Charles Demuth, Marsden Hartley, Roger Medearis, Charles…

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