Art Watch: Art Circles Kennett Square

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Kennett "Squared" by Rob Sigafoos, prototype of Kennett Square sculpture installation

June kicks off with a mammoth art event in Kennett Square this Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate the arts and salute the first public art sculpture installation in the town. From the start of State Street all the way to the Creamery on Birch Street, art is happening indoors and out. On Saturday, the beautiful Scarlett Thicket Farm Art Show, at 284…

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Dealing with panic attacks

Many people mistake a panic attack for a heart attack or other serious illness. Panic attacks are traumatic. They can come out of nowhere for seemingly no reason and stop you in your tracks. The symptoms are physical and emotional. Sufferers describe it as a sense of impending doom, intense fear, and a feeling like you’re going to die. It may even send you to…

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Antiques Show bursts into bloom

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Display by Tucker Frey from Woodbury Connecticut, one of many antique dealers throughout the courtyard and all four levels of the Brandywine River Museum of Art

Like a precious spring bud, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual Antiques Show develops from the parent organism, in this case, the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. During the months of the preceding year, layer upon layer of detailed planning forms an organism that duplicates its parent. On Friday morning of Memorial Day Weekend, the antiques show dealers and more than 100 volunteers…

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Mind Matters: Writing to heal

In the sturm und drang of adolescence, I remember sitting alone on the living room sofa or in my bedroom writing about my wretched state of being in a stream of consciousness fashion. After doing this for 20 minutes or so, I could hardly read these tomes and so would tear them up with a: “blah.” However, I felt relief in pouring out my soul on paper and…

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Roadwork for May 27 through June 2

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 May 27 through June 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Wawaset Road between Spring House Way and W. Doe Run Road from 9 a.m.…

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Hero Fund poised for changing of guard

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Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh poses with John “J.D.” DiBuonaventuro and his K-9 partner, Leo

On Aug. 5, 2010, James “Jay” Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman from Chester County, experienced the unfathomable while serving in Afghanistan: A blast from an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. Today, after countless surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the 2000 Conestoga High graduate is enjoying a job with…

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The Human Resource: When to investigation

An employee arrives at your office and asks to speak with you. You agree and they tell you a story of alleged harassment, inappropriate behavior by their supervisor, and finish by indicating they don’t want you to do anything, but they needed to get the information of their chest, they do not want to get anyone in trouble. Sound familiar? This is all too common…

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$90 million revitalized garden to open

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Renovated fountains at Longwood Gardens Photo by Daniel Traub

Longwood Gardens announced its Main Fountain Garden will make its grand return on May 27, following a two-year, $90 million revitalization. The crown jewel of the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden rivals the magnificent fountains of Europe with its beauty and ingenious application of leading-edge technologies and design. The Garden will premiere with a Summer of Spectacle from May…

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Be a spy for Washington

Your mission, should you accept it, is to find Gen. William Howe’s battle plan and defeat the British at Chadds Ford. That’s the basic idea behind Escape Brandywine, a new program at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Designed like other popular escape room games, Escape Brandywine places players in the roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine. Players are charged with…

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