Archive for July, 2017

Around Town July 27

The Brandywine Ballet opens its season with the fall production of “Dracula” in October.

• Take an extraordinarily close-up look at nature through the Nikon's Small World 2016 Photomicrography Competition's 20 winning photographs, currently on exhibit at the Delaware Museum of Natural History as part of a national tour. The photographs' microscopic perspective displays scientific images-including a butterfly's proboscis and actual human brain cells-in ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet July 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Captain Beefheart She’s named after a rock star, so it’s no surprise that Captain Beefheart is such a cool cat. Captain Beefheart is a 7-year-old lovebug who enjoys sitting out in her bed, snuggling down and watching the world go by. She's very gentle and loving and could ...

 

SPCA reopens after fire

The Brandywine Valley SPCA re-opened the New Castle Campus today for all services following the fire that destroyed the veterinary clinic and damaged the adoption areas. A car crashed into the building early the morning of July 9, sparking a fire that took the life of the driver and four cats, and displaced nearly 100 animals. Cleanup at the facility started ...

 

Sparse crowd for Crebilly hearing

Testimony continued last night in the Toll Bros. conditional hearing for the proposed development of Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township, but the hearing was conducted before a crowd of empty seats. An unofficial headcount indicated fewer than 100 people attended the session at the Rustin High School auditorium, a session that focused on testimony from two traffic ...

 

Chadds Ford now a defendant

***UPDATE BELOW*** As anticipated, Chadds Ford has been named a defendant in the matter regarding the Pettinaro property at Ridge Road and Route 202. Attorney John Jaros, representing Ridge Road Development, LLC, the Pettinaro entity seeking to build The Shops at Ridge Road, updated a filing that previously only named Concord Township and its council as defendants. ...

 

Pocopson hires firm for Barnard House study

Pocopson Township supervisors voted Monday to appoint GKO Architects of Ambler as the feasibility study consultant of the Barnard House project. GKO, which stands for Godshall, Kane and O’Rourke (the three principals of the Montgomery County firm), was one of 19 firms that originally submitted a proposal to Pocopson to examine possible uses of both the historic ...

 

Gables restaurant to host blood drive

The Gables Restaurant on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township is opening its doors on Monday, Aug. 21 to blood donors. The restaurant is normally closed on Mondays, but owner Ann Kolenick said she wanted to do something to help generate blood donations because of a friend. The blood drive is in honor of Timothy "Timmy" Gaige. Timothy died in June from complications of B ...

 

Police Log July 26: Theft, accidents, DUIs

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Marian A. Langerak, 59, of Wilmington, was cited following a two-vehicle accident on School House Road near Longwood Road in East Marlborough Township on July 22. A report said Langerak crossed into the oncoming traffic lane. No injuries were reported. • Police arrested two women who allegedly robbed the East Marlborough ...

 

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."  The Brandywine River Museum of Art  offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created from age 20 to his ...

 

Failed culvert closes Heyburn Road

Heyburn Road in Chadds Ford Township remains closed today because of a culvert failure just south of Route 1. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the culvert under Heyburn Road failed and compromised the roadway. It's uncertain how long the road will be closed, she said in an email. The need to repair the culvert has been discussed previously. Supervisors ...

 

Margaret Cool Jewitt of Kennett Square

Margaret Cool Jewitt, 94, of Kennett Square, died of natural causes on July 20, at Kendal-Crosslands in Kennett Square. She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, David Willard Pennock Jewitt. Margaret is survived by her brother, Stuart H. Cool and his wife, Anne, of Walnut Creek, Calif.; her son, Joel Jewitt, his wife Christine, and grandchildren Will and ...