Archive for July, 2018

ChesCo coroner reports on drug overdoses

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has released its data on fatal drug overdoses and the demographics are consistent with last year’s data. As of June 30, a total of 59 people died of a drug overdose since Jan. 1 of this year. Of that total 57 were accidental and two were determined to be suicides. Since the number of drug overdose deaths varies widely from month to ...

 
 

Uptown! presents ‘Changing Minds the Musical’

Talented Middle and High School age actors are seriously rehearsing Changing Minds the Musical, a screwball comedy for a new generation. It’s a family friendly show that offers something funny and familiar for all who have experienced the social scene of the average school. At Playa Sola High School, it’s business as usual – the jocks, geeks, popular kids, etc., all ...

 

Photo of the Week: Paddle & Float

Kayakers and tubers share a lazy summer afternoon on the Brandywine Creek.

 

NPR is coming to Longwood Gardens

NPR’s hit show From the Top, the preeminent showcase for young musicians heard weekly on WRTI 90.1 FM  on Sundays at 3 p.m., will come to the Open Air Theatre at Longwood Gardens to record a radio broadcast on Sunday, September 9 at 7:30 p.m. Special guest host pianist Peter Dugan will accompany and interview extraordinary young classical musicians from across the ...

 

Winterthur After Hours to feature music and guided strolls

On Aug. 2, Winterthur After Hours will present live music by Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a beer garden, guided garden walks, and tram tours of the Follies garden exhibition. Buffalo Chip & The Heard, a Delaware-based acoustic trio which covers everything from bluegrass to jazz, will perform at the Reflecting Pool from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. Cost for admission is: $10 ...

 

Robert Baily, formerly of Kennett Square

Robert Baily, 69, of Frankford, Del. died peacefully on July 25, at Beebe Memorial Hospital in Lewes, Del. He is preceded in death by his wife, Debbie Ruggieri Baily and his parents, Joseph S. and Marjorie MacCloskey Baily. He is survived by his daughters Mary Lou (Nick) Coutts and Alison Beth Baily, his sister Betsy Mackenzie, and his grandsons Joey and Jake ...

 

Facts and myths about opioid addiction

It’s a problem that has become a national crisis. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, more than 90 Americans die every day after overdosing on opioids. Opioids are common and effective prescription drugs used to treat chronic body pain but they carry serious risks if used incorrectly. While the devastating effects of opioid addiction hits home for many ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Traveling partners

When you acknowledge that you have some “issues” in mobility, hearing, medical or just getting older, I strongly suggest you travel with another person. In my case, I am fortunate to a have a great husband who is most often my traveling partner. But I have traveled with a sibling, colleague or friend, someone who is aware of my limitations and is there to provide a ...

 

Mind Matters: Recent research in psychology

Did you know that people who reside in neighborhoods that are racially diverse are “more likely to help friends, neighbors, and strangers?” According to a study reported in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, people in racially diverse urban areas tweet more about pro-social ideas, such as helpfulness and charity. It was also found that those who live ...

 

Roadwork for July 28 – Aug. 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 July 28 through Aug 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bethel Road will be closed and detoured between ...

 

Road work, new ordinances in Chadds Ford

PennDOT is going to be repairing some Chadds Ford roads this summer, but the work will be done at night to speed the process, Chadds Ford Township Manager Matt DiFilippo said. He said PennDOT would be repaving Ridge, Ring and Harvey roads in September. Crews will begin work at 6:30 p.m. and go to 3:30 a.m. Any loud equipment, such as jackhammers, would be used at the ...