Around Town May 11

• It’s the end of an era for Hank’s Place, the popular eatery at Route 1 and Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township. Owners Peter and Voula Skiadas sold the restaurant on May 9. The new owner is Anthony Young who is a former chef at the Dilworthtown Inn and at Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant.

• On Saturday, May 13, at 5:30 p.m., artist P. Buckley Moss will be at the Chester County Art Association as part of an alumni event hosted by Virginia Tech. The lecture and reception are open to CCAA members for a reduced ticket price of $35 (a discount of $5). The VA Tech alumni will donate $2 from every ticket sold to CCAA. For more information and to order tickets, go here.

Chadds Ford Planning Commission Chairman Craig Huffman and Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner flank Planning Commission member Bill Mock at the end of his last meeting on the commission. Mock resigned from the commission for personal and business reasons. He served on the commission twice, for a total of 10 years.

• The annual Mothers' Day weekend Native Plant Sale at the Brandywine River Museum is Saturday and Sunday, May 13 and 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Native plants are adapted to local growing conditions and require less water and maintenance. Many varieties will attract songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies and help strengthen the local ecosystem. Expert gardeners are on hand to help you select plant varieties for your garden or lawn.

• This Saturday, May 13 is Encampment Day at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford Township. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features continental soldiers, period interpreters (blacksmith, gunsmith, carpenter), historical demonstrations, Benjamin Franklin and a talk by Brandywine volunteer and author John Ebenreiter, "Anecdotes of the Revolution." There will also be a lecture given by Andrew Outten "1777: The beginning of the end for the British in North America." Also, there will be 18th-century dancing, children's activities and tours of Washington's Headquarters and the Gideon Gilpin House. Admission will be charged.

• Bianco Family Chiropractic is having Dinner with the Doc on Tuesday, May 23 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Bertucci's Brick Oven. The dinner is free, but seating is limited.

• Neumann University's Center for Leadership is offering a program on opioid safety featuring the latest news, legislation, education and supports for professionals, communities and families from 1-4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15. Learn about resources available to professionals, families and the larger community. Hear from legislators and law enforcement professionals as they provide information related to legislation, education, treatments and supports. Advanced registration is required and can be performed online at

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