Concord to consider plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night authorized advertising a hearing for an ordinance that could lead to the township banning plastic bags and straws. No date for the has yet been set. Councilman John Gillespie is pushing for the ban and said he wants Concord to follow West Chester’s lead to implement the ban despite state law which says such a ban is not allowed yet.…

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Art Live: No summer vacation for exhibits

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Art by Mortensen, Karlic and Vinton at the Art Trust "Layered" exhibit

It is hard to believe that it’s already August! This month is typically slower than most given so many are on vacation. But there is definitely enough going on to get your art fix in. If you would rather soak in some art instead of the sun, check out some of these events happening in and around the area this week. If abstract painting is…

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Blooms & Bamboo

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Blooms & Bamboo at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens today announced "Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry," a new display featuring masterworks of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, on view October 3–November 17. Created by the Headmaster of Sogetsu Iemoto Akane Teshigahara, the exhibit will feature two large-scale displays of bamboo and natural elements showcased amid the jaw-dropping splendor of Longwood’s conservatory featuring thousands of blooming chrysanthemums trained…

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Police Log Aug. 7: Missing persons, burglary, assault

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said an elderly couple, Charles M. Dunn, 85, and Cecilia E. Dunn, 90, of Ivy Lane in Concord Township, were reported missing late last week. According to the report, the couple’s daughter hadn’t seen her parents for a 12-hour period Friday, Aug. 2 after they were headed to the dentist’s office that morning. Southern Chester…

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