Around Town Sept. 13

Corrine Byrne and Andy Kozar perform at DCCC Sunday at 3 p.m.

On Friday, Sept. 14, West Chester University will conduct a test on components of the external Emergency Alert System. During this time, the mass notification system will be audibly tested. Residents in the vicinity of the University are likely to hear the audio alert. As a reminder, this is just a test of the system. In an actual emergency, the University will communicate key emergency information as quickly and to as many people as possible. The official source for continuously updated emergency information, directions and instructions is the WCU homepage at (Use the “Refresh” button to be certain the latest information is available.)
The Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Christian Sanderson Museum will hold a joint yard sale at the Barns-Brinton House on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The CFHS is looking for donations of household items for the above yard sale. Note that this is for the CFHS section of the yard sale. If you would like to donate to the Sanderson Museum, contact them directly. Most household items accepted including books, collectibles, artwork, kitchen utensils, children's toys, etc. Please- NO clothing, electrical items, TVs, encyclopedias, large furniture (we can take small pieces of furniture), paint, cleaning products, exercise equipment, medical items, baby furniture or car seats. Drop of donated items this Saturday, Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to noon.

Delaware County Community College begins its concert series this Sunday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. with performances by Byrne:Kozar:Duo Corrine Byrne & Andy Kozar, Soprano & Trumpet Duo. Tickets are $10. They are available here at the door. The performance will be in the large auditorium of the academic building on the Marple campus. For more information and group ticket sales, please call 610-359-5266.

State Rep. Eric Roe, R-158, is holding a shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 22 so residents may safely dispose of their documents that contain sensitive, personal information. The shredding event is on Saturday, September 22 from 9:00 am to noon at Bancroft Elementary School located at 181 Bancroft Road in Kennett Square. A Wiggins truck will be available to shred your papers on site. You may also donate any gently-used clothing, shoes, toys, small appliances and kitchenware to Green Drop which will also have a truck available that morning. Please call 610-388-3100 if you have any questions.

Bike the Brandywine is Saturday, Sept. 22. The event is billed as an introduction to the Brandywine Creek Greenway for the recreational cyclist, with loops of 25, 45 and 80 miles that follow the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek. Each loop starts and ends at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, 1736 N Creek Road, Chadds Ford, PA. Well provisioned rest stops are available every 10-20 miles, depending on the route. Cyclists of legal drinking age will be entitled to one free pint of Victory beer at the ride’s conclusion. The post-ride celebration at the Chadds Ford Historical Society will also include free lunch for all riders. The event takes place from 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is $50 per rider, but the fee will increase closer to the date of the event. To register, visit

Concordia Choral Arts celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace with a free concert which is open to the public 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 at First Presbyterian Church 145 Main Street in Phoenixville. This year’s celebration will feature works of classic and contemporary choral music along with performances by Phoenixville singer/songwriters Anna Spackman and Shawn Cephas, story-telling artist Celeste Montgomery, and local students. The audience will also be invited to participate in some of the afternoon’s music making. All ages will enjoy good music and emerge inspired about peace-making as a healing and restorative experience. No musical ability is required to enjoy the events.

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