“Blooms & Bamboo” opens Thursday

Longwood Gardens presents "Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry." The exhibit opens Thursday October 3 and runs through November 17. Akane Teshigahara is the fourth Iemoto, or Headmaster, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, based in Japan. The traditional art of Japanese floral design, Ikebana serves as an expression of Japan’s deep connection with nature. Spanning more than 600 years of history, this…

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Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Ferdinand Magellan  Ferdinand Magellan is a 5-month-old who would circumnavigate the world just to find his forever family. He loves to play, whether it’s a ball or a scratching post, he has the spunk required for any adventure. This little guy has an explorer’s spirit and would do well…

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The Great Pumpkin Carve 2019

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The Great Pumpkin Carve returns to the Chadds Ford Historical Society Oct. 17, 18 and 19.

Leaves are changing colors and the nights are getting cooler. The splendor of fall is upon us. It is this setting which allows people to revel in the premier event on the calendar: the Great Pumpkin Carve, a unique celebration enjoyed by thousands for more than four decades, hosted by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and sponsored by David Auto. The Great Pumpkin Carve was…

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500 cyclists take to the greenway

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Cyclists return to the Chadds Ford Historical Society after completing the Bike the Brandywine Saturday.

Into the Brandywine Valley rode the 500. More than 500 bicyclists took advantage of a warm and sunny autumn morning to Bike the Brandywine courtesy of the Brandywine Conservancy. It was the fourth annual Bike the Brandywine event, designed to raise awareness for the conservancy’s clean water programs and to fund specific projects. Conservancy Executive Director Ellen Ferretti said last year’s event raised money for…

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Roadwork for Sept. 28-Oct. 4

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 Sept. 28-Oct. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Weekday lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route 926 (Street Road) between Pocopson…

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Around Town Sept. 26

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The Carve is going virtual for 2020.

• It’s that time of year again when all Chadds Ford and beyond gears up for the annual Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The annual gourd dismemberment takes place Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 17, 18 and 19. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 children (7-17). Children under 7 and CFHS members are free. All ticketing is at the gate. Gates open…

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Academic Achievement Sept. 26

• Aisha Lunkins, of Chadds Ford, was named Millennium Fellow for Widener University. Lunkins is studying biology. • Anna Robuck, of Chadds Ford, was recently chosen as one of 20 environmental scholars to receive a Switzer Environmental Fellowship. Robuck is working toward her doctorate at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography. Her research focuses on a family of contaminants called per- and…

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Concord considering plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night opened two ordinance hearings, one of which, if approved, would ban single-use plastic bags and straws in the township. The other would establish enforcement of stop signs. No action was taken on either measure. The stop sign ordinance hearing was opened and closed with a decision pending. The other hearing was continued with the possibility of a townhall meeting being…

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Ma. Guadalupe Lopez Cortes of Kennett Square

Ma. Guadalupe Lopez Cortes, 85, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Sept. 23, at her residence.  She was the wife of Salomon Lopez, who died in 2014. Born in Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Alberto Lopez and the late Isidora Cortes. She was a homemaker. Ma. was a member of St. Rocco Catholic Church. And she enjoyed gardening, the outdoors and…

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Alexander “Bud” Easler III of Chadds Ford

Alexander “Bud” Easler III, 85, of Chadds Ford, died Friday, Sep. 20,. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Alexander and Dorothy I.M. Easler. He was the beloved husband of Doranne Fassett Easler for 50 years; father of Alison Riegel (Kenneth), Scott Broomall (Linda), Susan Kovalevich (Wally) and Thomas Easler; grandfather of Nicole, Kristin, David, Kaitlyn, Scott and Jamie; brother of the late Elizabeth…

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Violet M. Perez of Kennett Square

Violet M. Perez, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully Sept. 22, at Ware Presbyterian surrounded by her family. She was born June 1, 1929, in Smyrna, Del., the daughter of the late George and Thelma Warrington. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Quino Perez-Alonzo to whom she was faithfully dedicated. Violet, alongside her husband, owned and operated Perez Garage for over 47…

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