Archive for February, 2017

Art Watch: Allegorical images and stories

Deceit and Desire (detail) by Rachel Romano, Mala Galleria

March kicks off with first Friday art gallery openings all over Chester County, and my favorite pick is at Mala Galleria in Kennett Square where allegorical painter Rachel Romano has a solo show. "True North" opens March 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. and continues throughout March.  Mala Galleria is located at 206 East State Street in Kennett Square.  The opening should be ...

 
 

Hoffman promoted, Sanville criticized

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors voted unanimously to promote CF Patton Middle School Principal Tim Hoffman to the position of district director of curriculum and instruction for grades K-12. Shortly after that, Superintendent John Sanville was criticized for being a bully. Hoffman replaces John Nolen as curriculum director. Nolen was promoted to ...

 

Paul E. Yoder Jr. of West Grove

Paul E. Yoder Jr., 75, of West Grove, died Sunday, Feb. 26 at his home, surrounded by family. He was the husband of Nancy ­J Yoder (nee, Getta) with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Paul E. Yoder, Sr. and Caroline (nee, Hildebrand). Paul joined the U.S. Army in 1959, obtaining the rank of sergeant. After three years ...

 

Sheryl Kathleen Venuto Bergey of West Chester

Sheryl Kathleen Venuto Bergey, 65, of West Chester, died at her home on Thursday, Feb. 23. Sheryl was born on Sept. 15, 1951, and was the daughter of Joseph and Kay Venuto. Sheryl graduated from Villanova University in 1973 where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree. Shortly after graduation, on Oct. 20, 1973, she married Richard Bergey. Sheryl and Richard had ...

 

After the storm in Chadds Ford

Thanks John!

 

Family concert and instrument petting zoo

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County, under the direction of Music Director Michael Hall, will present Music From The Inside Out at its annual Family Concert on Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2 pm, at Henderson High School Auditorium, West Chester, PA. Kennett Symphony family concerts are the perfect opportunity to ignite your child’s imagination and love of music. This ...

 

Understanding the Heart

Understanding the Heart: Heart Attack, Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Failure Heart disease takes many people well before their time. The recent deaths of celebrities Carrie Fisher, George Michael and Alan Thicke – all from heart conditions – has put heart health and its related problems into the public eye, and for good reason. Heart disease is the leading cause of ...

 

New BRM exhibit traces development

The new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, “From Homer to Hopper: Experiment and Ingenuity in American Art,” traces the development of modern art in America. But it also shows connections between artists and collections. The collection in this exhibit brings in 54 pieces — by 44 different artists — from the Duncan Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, ...

 

Photo of the Week: February Falls

Blue skies and bright sunshine illuminate the bare winter landscape along Beaver Dam Road.

 

Mind Matters: Moments that transcend

Sacred moments of connection to another person happen in the oddest places. The other day I was shopping at one of those big box stores. It must have been an in-between time since there were only a few shoppers. A woman, even older than I, was handing out samples of a drink and I stopped to try some. She hesitated for a moment, then spoke quietly, “Yes, we need to ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 25 through March 3

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 25 through March 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Route 82 in East Fallowfield Township, between Valley and Strasburg roads, remains ...