Art Watch: Holiday art shows

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Assorted images, including encaustics by Lorraine Glessner, The Art Trust

For this last week in November, several holiday art shows present great gift giving ideas, and the new Ivystone Studios in Downingtown has it opening show this Friday. This weekend, November 25 and 26 from 4 to 10 p.m., is the highly anticipated grand opening art show of Ivystone Studios, located at 138 Moore Road in Downingtown. This is a great chance to check out…

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State offers advice for safe holiday cooking

State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay is reminding residents to follow common cooking safety rules when celebrating Thanksgiving this week with family and friends. “We’re entering a time of year that means lots of time with family and friends, and all the good food that goes along with it,” Solobay said in a press release. “But don’t get so caught up in the celebrations that you…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 23

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, Nov. 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. RALPH Hi, my name is Ralph. I am a handsome…

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Around Town Nov. 23

• A Brandywine Christmas, the annual holiday treat offered by the Brandywine Museum of Art, begins Friday, Nov. 25. The yearly event features a gallery filled with a model train display, another filled with dozens of antique dolls, ranging in size from three to 30 inches, along with holiday trees decorated for the season with Critter ornaments. The museum is open late on Thursdays in…

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Police Log Nov. 23: Vandalism, DUIs, ID theft

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a case of theft and criminal mischief that occurred sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 7:15 a.m. on Nov. 9. A report said troopers two white Ford Transit units with broken windows and body damage at Braxton Way and Fellowship Drive in Concord Township. Troopers also found a backhoe that was stuck in the…

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