Shakespeare on the quad at West Chester

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A free performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is at West Chester University this Saturday, June 29.

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair and gather your whole family for an evening of free and festive open-air entertainment. Saturday, June 29 marks West Chester University’s first ever Summer Classics performance with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the Academic Quadrangle at 700 S. High Street (just behind the Philips Memorial Building.) More information at The grounds open at 4 p.m. for an all-ages community fair…

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Sebastian Heindl wins Longwood Gardens Organ Competition

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Winners of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, from left: Sebastian Heindl, Bryan Anderson, and Colin MacKnight,  Photo Credit: Laurie Carrozzino Photography.

Sebastian Heindl, 21,  is the winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, garnering the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. In addition, Heindl receives a contract with Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and a 2019-20 performance at Longwood Gardens. "The Longwood Gardens Organ Competition is truly unique and inspiring. I have never been in a competition like it," Heindl said. "It is all about…

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County recognizes 100th anniversary of women’s vote

Recognizing today, June 24, as the 100th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s decision to pass the 19thAmendment, Chester County Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Terence Farrell celebrate with women who are 100-plus years “young” and who were infants in the year the equal rights decision was made. On June 24, 1919, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania voted in favor of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution of the United…

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Carol Alice Getz Tucker

Carol Alice Getz Tucker, 84, died peacefully on Thursday, June 20, at Lima Estates in Middletown. Carol was born on Dec. 10, 1934, at Crozer Hospital, daughter of the late Dr. Stanley Main Getz and Alice Ives Getz. Carol lived in Ridley Park until age 7 when the Getz family moved to Willowbrook Farm, a 33-acre farm on Temple Road in Concordville. Carol attended Chadds…

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Artist Ray Hendershot of Pennsburg

Ray Hendershot, of Pennsburg, died Wednesday, June 19, at St. Luke's Hospital, Quakertown, at age 88. He was the widower of Joan C. (Farnschlader) Hendershot. He was born on May 26, 1931, in Bangor, to the late Raymond and Dorothy (Miller) Hendershot. After graduating Pen Argyl High School in 1949, he went to work and became a senior principal scientist at American Olean Tile Company…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Ghost Ghost is a 2-year-old with gorgeous white fur. Athletic and energetic, Ghost loves to play in our doggy playgroups. Nothing gets his attention better than his favorite: a good squeaky ball. He would love an older home where he can play and be loved every day. Ghost is…

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First father of Chadds Ford art

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Island Funeral, 1939, egg tempera and oil on hardboard, 44 1/2 x 52 3/8”. Brandywine River Museum of Art, Gift of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, 2017

When most people in the area think about art in Chadds Ford, the name Wyeth is sure to come to mind. Most people would think of Andrew Wyeth since he grew up in Chadds Ford and many people here today knew him personally. Other people would think of his son Jamie. But the progenitor, the founding father of the famous art family was Newell Convers…

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Boost Your Business: Benefits of a one-stop shop

The concept of being a one-stop shop is one that has long been considered by companies of all sizes. There are always pros and cons to any change, however, there are different ways one can set about being all-inclusive. A lot of this depends upon your business. Keep in mind that you do not want to stray too far from your relevant industry. Example:  I would never…

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Kennett Twp. makes changes

Kennett Township supervisors voted this week to switch the township’s financial accounts to a different bank and to make Supervisor Whitney Hoffman the new secretary/treasurer. These are the latest steps the supervisors have taken to further secure the township’s finances following the discovery of suspicious transactions in the township’s bank accounts and subsequent investigations by both the Chester County District Attorney’s office and a forensic…

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Mind Matters: Parenting and beyond

There is no topic that hasn’t a psychological component. The recent issue of the American Psychological Association Monitor is full of reports that attest to this fact. Recently, the Monitor notes, the APA publicly debunked the physical discipline of children citing the solid longitudinal research that finds that such discipline does not improve behavior and, in fact, exacerbates emotional, behavioral, and academic problems. “Hitting children does not…

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Roadwork for June 22-June 28

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 June 22-June 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Now through July 7, expect lane closures on Market Street in West Chester, between Bolmar…

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