Around Town June 7

Honoring the Master. Plein air painters pay homage to the late Andrew Wyeth during a plein air painting session at Wyeth’s studio in Chadds Ford.

• The second of four Household Hazardous Waste Collection events, offered by the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9, at Rose Tree Park, at 1671 N. Providence Road in Media. Electronic items, latex paint, smoke detectors, and BBQ sized propane tanks will not be accepted at this or any 2018 HHW Event. For information including driving directions and recycling options, visit www.co.delaware.pa.us/recycle or call the Delaware County Solid Waste Authority directly at 610-892-9627.

• Winterthur celebrates International Yoga Day on June 21 with a variety of classes offered from 7:30 am to noon, each in a different location in the garden. The classes are for all levels and will take place near some of the follies on view in Winterthur’s first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. All sessions are led by certified yoga instructors. Participants should bring a yoga mat, small towel, and a water bottle and wear layers appropriate to the season. International Yoga Day sessions are included with Winterthur admission, which costs $20 for adults; $18 for students and seniors; and $6 for ages 2–11. Admission to International Yoga day is free for Winterthur Members. Group rates available. For details, visit winterthur.org or call 800-448-3883. Winterthur is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

• The Chester County Commissioners presented a check for $35,000 to representatives from Community Volunteers in Medicine this week. The funds are part of the County’s annual appropriations to organizations and non-profits and will be used by CVIM to help fund the organization’s dental care program. The check was presented by County Commissioners Michelle Kichline, Kathi Cozzone and Terence Farrell to CVIM President and CEO Maureen Tomoschuk, Dr. Peter Thompson, vice president of Dental Affairs and Alberta Landis, vice president of Dental Services for CVIM.

• Longwood Fire Co. has presented its $1,000 Jim McGovern Scholarship award to Torianna LaBare. To qualify for the scholarship, a student must be a senior at Kennett High School in good standing. The student must have attended Kennett for at least two years and be a Pennsylvania resident. The winner must have at least a 3.0 grade-point average and has shown excellence in science or mathematics. An essay of no more than 700 words is required along with two letters of recommendation. LaBare, who is a student at Kennett High School and Technical College High School at Pennock’s Bridge, was also recognized as WPVI 6ABC’s 2018 Best of Class. "Torianna is the type of student who should be encouraged to pursue her dreams and rewarded for her hard work," said Longwood Chief A. J. McCarthy.

Residents of Kendal at Longwood retirement community on Route 1 wave signs at passing motorists urging stricter gun laws. Resident Mary Alice James who spoke for the more than two-dozen residents taking part in the demonstration, said their efforts are a "heartfelt thing for our grandchildren. We mourn for the grandchildren [of others] who’ve been killed." The group wants stricter gun laws and increased mental health efforts, she said.

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