YMCA opens learning centers

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Desks are socially distanced in one of the makeshift classrooms ay the Kennett YMCA.

While the Chester County Health Department guidelines included having schools open virtual-only at least through Oct. 9. The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine Valley opened their in-person Learning Centers on Aug. 31. Students — and everyone else — get health screenings and have their temperatures taken when they enter the building. Classes are limited to 12 students who must wear masks and have their desks…

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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 31

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Boo Boo Boo Boo is a handsome tabby with an irresistible orange coat. He is equally comfortable playing with a laser pointer, hanging out, or looking for distractions on his own. He is hoping for a quiet home with older children where he can enjoy some personal space. You…

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Janet K. (England) Baccino of Kennett Square

Janet K. (England) Baccino, 76, died peacefully at Linden Hall in Kennett Square on Thursday, Aug. 28. She was the wife of Frank A. Baccino who died in 1988, and with whom she shared 16 years of marriage. Janet was the daughter of the late Leroy and Treva England and spent most of her life in the southern Chester County area. She graduated from Kennett…

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Mind Matters: Tips to sleep

Most of us would agree that these are very stressful times. However, how we respond to stress is up to us. One aspect of our lives that we need to attend to, in tense times, is our sleep. There is a two-way street between stress and sleep. While stress can negatively affect our sleep patterns, our sleep patterns themselves can exacerbate stress. The American Psychological…

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Emily Joyce Doubet Chadds Ford

Emily Joyce Doubet, 83, Chadds Ford, died peacefully at home on Aug. 26. Born in Chester, Joyce was the daughter of the late Eugene and Myrtle Wood. Joyce, along with her husband Joe, owned and operated their jewelry business, Joseph Doubet Jewelers in Media for 25 years. Joyce was active with the Media Business Association, the Pennsylvania Veterans Museum, and especially her work on the…

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Op/Ed: When Democracy Fails

Democracy fails when the few are permitted to hijack the concerns of the many. When elections become referendums on personalities and political parties are used as weapons against advocates and activists. When any party becomes a tactical weapon for special interest, it loses all ability to speak for or to, the people. We are at a pivotal point. We see the destructive use of money…

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Road report for Aug. 29 to Sept. 4

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 Aug. 29 to Sept. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Milling is expected to cause lane closures on Creek Road…

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Business Briefs Aug. 28

• The Chadds Ord Business Association will hold a virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 5 p.m. The guest speaker — James J. Pace, the business development officer with BCHU — will discuss PPP forgiveness and other programs that may be available to small business owners. Join the Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87344968530?pwd=UUtEcWxmUi9TK0R6citXY09wUENNQT09 Meeting ID: 873 4496 8530; Passcode: 061531 • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices…

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Missing Concord man sought

***UPDATE: Richard Prugh has been found and is alive and well, according to the state police. End UPDATE*** Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks are looking for Richard Prugh, 89, of Concord Township. Prugh left a note for his ex-wife saying he was going to visit his mother in New Hampshire, but the mother is deceased, police said. Troopers were asked to conduct a…

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Around Town Aug. 27

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The Occupation of Kennett Square by the British Army on Sept. 10.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society will hold a drive-through bread sale on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. People looking forward to the bread baked in the beehive oven of the John Chad will be able to drive in and drive out and purchase eight types of bread that we bake in our historic house. All while keeping your distance. First…

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Board gives tentative OK for scout project

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors gave preliminary approval Wednesday night for an Eagle Scout project proposed by Akash Patel. Patel, a rising sophomore at Unionville High School, and a member of Boy Scout Troop 31 wants to make improvements at the municipal building. Patel’s plan calls for adding two wooden benches at the building entrance and two wooden tables and benches on the side deck. He…

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