Mind Matters: Recent psychological observations

From family dinners to telecommuting, psychologists have done their homework, according to research summarized in the October, 2019, issue of the APA Monitor on Psychology. According to family therapist Anne Fishel, research on the importance of family meals notes that “regular family dinners are associated with less depression and anxiety, lower rates of substance and tobacco use, lower rates of teenage pregnancy, and fewer behavioral problems…

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Roadwork from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1

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 Oct. 26-Nov. 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bridge reconstruction will close Creek Road, between Riverbend and Country Club roads in Birmingham…

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Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will hold a conditional use hearing at 7 p.m. on Nov. 6 for a proposed hotel along Route 202. The proposed site is on the Brandywine Summit property north of Keystone Plaza and south of the Residences at Chadds Ford. Also during the Nov. 6 meeting, supervisors anticipate reviewing the township’s draft budget for 2020. Township Manager Maryann Furlong said she…

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New exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art

A new exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art in Chadds Ford features the works of Signe Sundberg-Hall and Carol Mangano. According to Moore, the exhibit — The Nearby Wild -Impressionistic — is “a good mix of Carol’s vibrancy and Signe’s softness. They don’t compete. Yin and yang work together.” Sundberg-Hall, whose palette is soft, works landscapes that she refers to as “the natural atmosphere of…

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Around Town Oct. 24

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Chadds Ford Township volunteers get ready to clean up trash from township roads during the semiannual Civic Association Roadside Cleanup Day on Saturday, Oct. 19.

• The Kennett Square Farmers Market presents a Fermentation Festival on Friday, Nov. 1 from 3–7 p.m. Meet the makers of locally fermented foods and beverages, explore “live” cultures and demos, and bring the kids for the “Farmers Market Forage, a scavenger hunt. Additional information about that event can be found here. • Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., is Nature Play…

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Tons of food donated to Kennett Food Cupboard

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Volunteers sort and stock donations.

Just 10 short days after a fire at the Kennett Food Cupboard caused the loss of half of their inventory, the food cupboard re-opened Wednesday, Oct. 23 with fully stocked shelves. “It’s exciting to live in such a giving community,” said Carol Vidal, the food cupboard manager, referring to the 27,000 pounds of food donated last week. “It’s amazing what we’ve received from the community.…

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Kelleher wins recognition for community service

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(File photo) Dave Kelleher, in his David Dodge showroom in Chadds Ford , surrounded by toys and bicycles going to needy children as part of the Adopt a Child Program administered through City Team Ministries of Chester. No toys in the showroom this year, though. Kelleher suggestions donating through PayPal.

Dave Kelleher, president and dealer principal at David Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram in Chadds Ford, has been nominated for the 2020 TIME Dealer of the Year award. Kelleher is one of a select group of 49 dealer nominees from across the country who will be honored at the 103rd annual National Automobile Dealers Association Show in Las Vegas on Feb. 15, 2020. The announcement of…

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Police log Oct. 23: terroristic threats, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police • A 25-year-old Newfield, N.J. man, unnamed in the police report, was arrested for DUI on Route 1 in New Garden Township on Oct. 11. The traffic stop was made at 1 a.m. because of a broken headlight. • Police said Kyle Teat, 27, of Elkton, Md., was arrested on DUI and drug charges after he was found asleep in his vehicle…

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East Marlborough man charged with $982K fraud

The Chester County District Attorney’s office issued a press release saying that an East Marlborough Township resident defrauded two condominium associations out of almost $1 million. The suspect is identified as William C. Huyler III, 40. According to the release, Huyler is alleged to have stolen $982,923 from the Kings Mill at Kings Grant Condominium Association in Marlton, N.J. and the Goshen Valley III Condominium…

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Art Live: Fine art at Vinewoods Forge

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Rob Sigafoos Photo Credit: John Griggs

I had the great fortune to visit with artist Rob Sigafoos at his studio in Brandywine on Sunday. A sculptor and fine craftsman, he makes pieces comprised of metal, wood and stone. Sigafoos lives with his wife and two dogs on the campus of Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center in Kennett Square. Just getting to his home and studio is a treat for the senses.…

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