Art Watch: UHS gala and art around towns

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Unionville Art Gala

Exciting new art exhibitions are unveiled all week long, all over Chester and Delaware County, including the famous 41st Annual Unionville Art Gala this weekend in Kennett Square at Unionville High School. The Unionville Art Gala is the largest group art show of the season, starting this Friday November 18 from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday November 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.…

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Rafferty announces run for judge

It’s only been a week since the 2016 election, but at least one person is already looking ahead to the May 2017 primary election. Pocopson Township resident Sean C. Rafferty has announced his bid to run for district justice. Rafferty will crossfile as both a Democrat and a Republican for the primary. He hopes to replace retired Judge Daniel Maisano for District Court 15-3-04, which…

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UHS band triumphs with ‘Tribal Voices’

The Unionville High School Marching Band won a second-place finish in the Yankee Division at the Cavalcade of Bands Championship this past weekend, achieving the highest score of any marching band in Unionville High history. Held at the Hershey Park arena, the competition included the Unionville band’s performance of its 2016 show, “Tribal Voices.” The musicians and color guard also earned the High Music Award…

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Conservancy seeks flood of Brandywine votes

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The Brandywine Conservancy is backing "River of the Year" honors for the Brandywine Creek.

Members of the esteemed Wyeth family found artistic inspiration in its scenic, rippling currents; George “Frolic” Weymouth, the co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy, made his home at a crook aptly named “Big Bend;” more than 500,000 area residents rely on it for drinking water, and countless others enjoy it for a variety of recreational pursuits. Now, the Brandywine Creek needs the public’s assistance to elevate…

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Dead tree to live on at CFES

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Greg Flegal uses his portable sawmill to cut planks from the trunk of a dead mulberry tree. Fifth-grade students at Chadds Ford Elementary School, who will help turn the planks into a bench, look on.

A dead mulberry tree on the grounds of Chadds Ford Elementary School will live on as a bench in the school’s fifth-grade hallway. At least that’s the plan. According to Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz, it’s all part of the school’s Fifth-Grade Leave Behind Project, where fifth-graders leave something at the school as part of their legacy before they start middle school. “The tree will live on,”…

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Pocopson child-care center passes final hurdle

Although several residents voiced objections, the Pocopson Township supervisors signed off on the final land development plan for a child-care center in the Riverside at Chadds Ford subdivision. With Supervisors’ Chairwoman Ricki Stumpo absent, Supervisors Elaine DiMonte and Alice Balsama listened for about half an hour at their 40-minute meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, as residents expressed concerns about the impact that the Ducklings Early…

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Pizza chain to spread charity MODness

MOD Pizza is teaming up with CASA Youth Advocates to launch its annual Spreading MODness campaign. The chain will donate $1 for every MOD-size pizza sold at its Glen Mills location to CASA Youth Advocates from Nov. 22 through Nov. 27. MOD Pizza Glen Mills is located at 1751 Wilmington Pike, according to a MOD Pizza press release. “We couldn’t be happier to have been…

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