Archive for January, 2020

Art Live: Powerful exhibitions open

Several must see shows are opening this week on Saturday, February 1st. Powerful new exhibitions open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art in Chadds Ford, an international show of wood fired ceramics at Community Art Center (CAC) in Wallingford. At the Brandywine, “Votes for Women: A Visual History” is being mounted to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: After the Deluge

A footbridge spans a calm stream a day after heavy rain at Alapocas Woods in Wilmington.

 

More changes in Kennett government

Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff on Monday addressed the absence of the township police chief and the restructuring of township staff. Chief Lydell Nolt is “part of an ongoing personnel investigation,” Ratliff said in an email to news outlets Monday afternoon. Ratliff also announced that three administrative employees were let go Friday as part of a ...

 

12,500 trees planted to improve water quality

Natural Lands announced a massive tree-planting effort was completed recently at the organization’s Bryn Coed Preserve in Chester Springs, Chester County. Twelve thousand five hundred native species have been planted along a 3.5-mile stretch of streams, creating more than 64 forested acres of riparian buffer. “It’s really quite remarkable how much of a positive ...

 

Julia C. Becker, formerly of Chadds Ford

Julia Catherine Becker, 86, formerly of Chadds Ford and beloved wife, mom, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Dec. 5, after a brief illness. One of three sisters, Julia was born in York, Pa. in 1933 to J. Oscar Bollinger and Catherine (Miller) Bollinger. After graduating from William Penn High School in York, Julia attended the School of Nursing of Jefferson ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Carla Carla is a sweet and gentle girl who showed in her foster sleepover what a snuggle bug she is. She's housetrained and also quite mannerly. Carla looks forward to meeting any other dogs in the home. To top off all her amazing attributes to fit in a family, this 2-year ...

 

Harry G. Haskell Jr.

Harry G. (Hal) Haskell Jr., 98, former Mayor of Wilmington, died on Jan. 16. Enjoying one last holiday visit from his big, loud, loving family helped him finally let go. Hal and his wife Mimi had eight children, 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. They were married for 61 years. She, like Hal, was generous in her private and public life. Together they were ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 25-Jan. 31

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 Jan. 25-Jan. 31. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. •Motorists should expect daytime lane closures for ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 30

• Hannah Garver, of Chadds Ford, was named to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Fall 2019 Dean's List. Garver is a nursing student working toward a Bachelor of Science degree. A full-time student whose semester GPA is 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received will be named to the list. • Philip Gow, of ...

 

Business Briefs Jan. 24

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will have its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Crozer Keystone Brinton Lake. The guest speaker will be Dr. Linwood Haith, the director of Crozer’s Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center. Networking begins at 11:45 a.m. with luncheon at noon. Cost is $25 for CFBA members, $35 for nonmembers. To pay online, or to RSVP ...

 

Boost Your Business: Contests and sweepstakes

Contests and sweepstakes are great ways of generating interest and expanding your reach to a target audience. If you want to increase site traffic, reward customers, and/or gain some new leads to add to your marketing efforts, then you might want to consider having a contest or sweepstakes giveaway. Many people use the terms “contests” and “sweepstakes” as if they ...