CFES gets new principal

Two weeks after Shawn Dutkiewicz officially resigned as Chadds Ford Elementary School principal, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors hired his replacement. Danielle Clark was appointed during the school board’s Oct. 14 work session. The vote to approve her appointment was 8-0. Dennis McKnight will continue as interim principal until Clark starts her new job on or about Dec. 16. Her pay rate is $132,500 per…

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Have you had your flu shot?

Flu season is upon us—which means you’ll need a flu shot this fall if you haven’t already gotten one. Getting a flu shot isn’t a guarantee that you won’t get the flu. So, how much does it help, then? “The overall effectiveness of last year’s vaccine was 38 percent,” said Dorothy A. Slavin, M.D., F.A.C.P., an infectious disease physician at Delaware County Memorial Hospital. “While…

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Art Live: ‘Plein Air Brandywine Valley’

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Plein air artists Brandywine Valley Nocturne Stroll

This week, plein air painters are taking it to the streets and beyond. If you aren’t familiar with the term, it is a French expression that means “in the open air”. It’s used by artists who paint outdoors to capture a view in natural light. This style of painting was developed in France in the mid-19th century and is still wildly popular today around the…

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Photo of the Week: Autumn Dancers

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Autumn Dancers

The Callaway Crab Apple trees in front of the Brandywine River Museum of Art look as if they’re performing a modern dance number. Mark Gormel, the horticulture coordinator at the conservancy said they’re swirling shape is not typical of the species. He’s been grooming them that way. The trees are not native to the region but were the personal choice of Frolic Weymouth, before the…

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