Winter isn’t quitting yet

From tonight and into Monday, winter is still doing its thing with a mix of snow and rain, according to both the National Weather Service and AccuWeather. The National Weather Service is calling for a possible snow fall of 1-2 inches during the overnight hours between 1 and 4 a.m. Friday. That snow is expected to change to rain with possible freezing rain. AccuWeather is…

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Painters Folly and historic recognition

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Another Paint the Folly event is scheduled for Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration is $25.

Painters Folly, the home Samuel Painter built in 1857 on Route 1 in Chadds Ford could wind up on the National Register of Historic Places. According to Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy, the home on four acres is one step away. Overseeing the application has been Township Secretary Maryann Furlong, who credits a couple of township interns with getting the application for recognition ready. “We were…

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Around Town: Feb.28

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Minas, a Grammy Award-winning Brazilian Jazz Band, featuring guitarist and vocalist, Orlando Haddad, and pianist and vocalist, Patricia Kin, perform at noon on March 20 as part of West Chester University’s Jazz Festival.

• Join the Delaware County Office of Services for the Aging (COSA) at Springfield Mall for the Arthritis Foundation’s evidence-based Walk with Ease Program. This free program is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis; increase balance, strength and walking pace; build confidence in your ability to be physically active, and improve your overall health, a press release said. Participants receive the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk with…

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Mixed Media: Creative entrepreneurs

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"Still" by Jacalyn Beam at The Station Gallery

Last weekend, Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square held a workshop for artists and creative entrepreneurs. I’m not usually one for productivity on a Sunday, but this workshop piqued my interest as it appealed to a very specific creative audience. Square Pear’s “Winter Workshop” featured a two part event hosted by a panel of artists and creatives who have paved their own paths in their…

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Council: Dog owners need to get  2019 license

Delaware County Council reminds all dog owners to protect their pets with a current or lifetime dog license which is required by law and also ensures the safety of pets. A current dog license is the best way to ensure a dog’s safe return if he or she gets lost, and it automatically lists the dog in the County’s “Return a Lost Dog” database. 2019…

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Police Log Feb. 27: DUIs, assault

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Avondale barracks said Sean Patrick Otto, 21, of Oxford, was arrested for DUI after his vehicle hydroplaned off of Route 1 in Kennett Township on Jan. 20. Southern Chester County Regional Police • Eduardo Ibarra-Rodriguez, 23, of Kennett Square, was arrested and charged with DUI and related traffic offenses following a traffic stop for erratic driving, a…

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School board opts to borrow

While the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District owes $100 million, school board directors voted Monday night to increase the debt by an additional $11 million. The board voted 9-0 to borrow the money to help fund elements of the proposed Long-Range Facilities Plan, which includes plans for a controversial double turf field. According to Ed Murray, of Boenning & Scattergood, the district’s underwriting firm, the new…

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Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Lolita Lolita is known at the shelter as the Dancing Queen. Young and sweet at only 3, Lolita is looking for her perfect dance partner. She would like an adopter who can give her all the love and attention that she needs. She can be adopted for a fee…

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Township honors volunteers

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Chadds Ford resident Rob King, center, talks with Dean and Diane Camp during Volunteer Appreciation Night in Chadds Ford Township.

Chadds Ford Township honored its volunteers Friday night with the annual Volunteer Appreciation Night at Turner’s Mill. Township Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the township “couldn’t function as well as it does without the volunteers.” He also announced that Chadds Ford is “one step away” from having Painters Folly placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The township bought the property from George and…

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Mingzhen of Chadds Ford

Mingzhen, 86, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, Feb. 20. She attended Shanghai Kunfan Elementary School and Shanghai Wuben Middle School. She graduated high school in 1950 and joined the Chinese Army shortly thereafter. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Monday, Feb. 25, from 9-10 a.m. at DellaVecchia, Reilly, Smith & Boyd Funeral Home Inc. 410 North Church Street, West Chester, PA, 610-696-1181,…

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