Lenape Road Bridge reopened

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The Route 52 Bridge is open again after a 10-month closure.

PennDOT has reopened the Route 52/Lenape Road Bridge. The bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Birmingham Township was opened on June 30. The span, between Pocopson Road and Creek Road, had been closed and detoured since August 2019 for the rehabilitation of the structure. Creek Road between Riverbend Lane and Country Club Road was later closed in November. Both roads are now open. While major…

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Horticulture centers expanding Harvest 2020

The Delaware Center for Horticulture and Food Bank of Delaware are partnering with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to expand the regional reach of PHS’s Harvest 2020 initiative, focused on increasing food production and addressing food insecurity. This partnership expands the reach of the program throughout the state of Delaware, asking gardener and individuals to become growers (someone who grows food for themselves and their family), sharers (one who commits to…

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Art Live: Museums are opening

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Nannie-Burroughs-and-a-group-of-women-holding-banner -ca.-1905 at the Library-of-Congress.

Two powerful shows opened at the Brandywine River Museum (BRM) on February 1st but many people didn’t get a chance to see them before the shutdown. Thankfully, the wait to see them live is over. The BRM is re-opening to the public this Wednesday, July 1st. The exhibition Votes for Women: A Visual History has been extended to run through Sept. 27th and Witness to…

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Robert J. Hopkins Sr. of Avondale

Robert J. Hopkins Sr., 93, of Avondale, died peacefully on Monday, June 22 at Ware Presbyterian Village in his Assisted Living apartment, where he enjoyed living the past 5.5 years.  He was the husband of the late Mary Leo Hopkins, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage until her death in 2016. Born in West Chester, he was raised in Toughkenamon, attended Kennett High…

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BLM rally in Chadds Ford

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The audience kneels during a moment of silence in honor of the black men and women wrongfully killed by police.

It was an emotional day for Chadds Ford's Rodney Gillespie. After almost a year since being pulled over by a state trooper for what Gillespie called "driving while black" heading back to his Atwater Road home, he coordinated a rally in Chadds Ford against racism and in support of Black Lives Matter. He was motivated to have the rally after the killing of George Floyd…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Britney Britney is a petite girl with stunning blue eyes that offset her pearly white coat. Confident enough to step up and introduce herself, this friendly girl is easily encouraged to play. She would do well in an active home with lots of activity and she has lived with…

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Longwood Garden members return to their beloved gardens

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Members enjoyed the blooming rose arbor.

In another step toward a new normal, Longwood Gardens re-opened to members on Friday, June 26. In deference to health guidelines because of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes have been made to keep both guests and staff safe. The crowd size was kept to 35 percent of capacity to allow the staff to get used to new procedures, like contactless entry and ordering in the beer…

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Mind Matters: A diary in COVID time

June 9, 2020 Last week we had an outing to a New England beach where the water was stinging cold. It was our first adventure into stationary social distancing — that is, sitting on a beach for hours with other people albeit a good distance away. It was almost a normal event with granddaughters playing in the sand and the water and with us enjoying…

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Roadwork for June 27-July 3

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Roadwork for June 20-June 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility work by PECO will cause lane closures on Route 162 (Embreeville…

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Academic Achievement June 26

• Lauren McDonnell of Chadds Ford a business management major was named to the President's List at Coastal Carolina University for the Spring 2020 semester. • Ethan Lindner of Chadds Ford was named to Dean's List at Coastal Carolina University for the spring semester. • Elizabeth Juliano of Chadds Ford was named to the Muhlenberg College Dean's List for the Spring 2020 semester. Muhlenberg College…

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