Archive for March, 2019

Chester County Orphans’ Court seeks guardian program volunteers

The Chester County Orphans’ Court is seeking volunteers to serve county individuals who require guardianship – assisting the court in maintaining contact with any person deemed by the court who cannot make decisions about their daily lives, where they live, or medical or financial matters. The amount of volunteer time for visits to individuals who need guardianship ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Tangled Textures

Exposed roots, weathered from rain, wind and sun, show a tangle of twisted textures along with, maybe, a scaly talon.

 

Adopt-a-Pet March 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Broc Broc is a 3-year-old male who is sweeter than honey. Though this dog-friendly boy has been overlooked by potential adopters, he’s still hopeful he’ll find his fur-ever soon. Broc, and his large dog friends are available to adopt for $1 as part of our Dollar Dog Days ...

 

Alex Andrews Belcher of Wilmington

Alex Andrews Belcher, 63, of Wilmington, died Sunday, March 17, at St. Francis Hospital. Alex was the son of the late W. Deane Belcher and Lois A. Belcher and grew up in Chadds Ford. Alex attended The Tatnall School, Upland Country Day School, and graduated from Sanford School. He attended Davis and Elkins College and earned a bachelor's degree from Wilmington ...

 

Wyeth history, art lessons at CFES

There’s a history lesson in the art show — and an art lesson as well. That was the case at this year’s Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Show and Sale. The history lesson involved the Wyeth family while the art lesson was just for fun. The lessons came during the Saturday session of the two-day event that’s a fundraiser for the school’s PTO. This year’s show was also ...

 

Peter Scoville Wells

Peter Scoville Wells, aged 80, succumbed to Parkinson's disease March 20, 2019 at Barclay Friends, West Chester, PA after a long and courageous battle. Born in New York City to Jonathan Godfrey Wells Jr. and Eleanore Shannon Scoville, he attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, Delaware; he was graduated from The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut in 1956. ...

 

Roadwork for March 23-March 29

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 March 23-March 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Roadwork continues on the Conchester Highway. Merion ...

 

Mixed Media: Students learn art and English

CCAA

Kennett hosts events focused around local K-12 student artists. Kudos to a new program put together by Chester County Art Association  and Mary D. Lang Elementary Center  to provide free art activities for children in families who are learning English as a second language. “The idea is that kids get to practice their English words in a fun and playful environment, ...

 

YMCA offers videos to keep kids in sports

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine believes that team sports are an important way to help kids develop, not only physically, but in learning important life skills, such as leadership, teamwork, good sportsmanship and responsibility. However, a report by the Aspen Institute indicated 70 percent of kids drop out of sports by the age of 13 because they say it’s not fun ...

 

Water trail survey

The Brandywine Conservancy and the Chester County Planning Commission are continuing their efforts to study the possibility of a water trail with an online survey seeking thoughts and ideas from those interested in the possibility of the trail. Water trails are recreational and educational corridors between specific locations that can be used for both single day and ...

 

Around Town March 21

• Pennsbury Land Trust is hosting a lecture, “Green Landscape Practices for Homeowners” at the Pennsbury municipal building, 7 p.m. on March 27. Presented by Margot Taylor, a registered landscape architect and the owner/principal of Land Ethics, the presentation will look at how homeowners can apply green landscaping principles in their own landscapes. The event is ...