Richard A. Gorman, formerly of Chadds Ford

Richard A. Gorman, 67, of Venice, Fla., formerly of Chadds Ford. Devoted father to Rich Jr. and "Pop" to grandchildren Lexi and Ryan Gorman, loving companion to Barbi Richardson. Rich is survived by five brothers and two sisters along with many nieces and nephews, predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Eleanor Gorman. Rich grew up in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia attending Our Lady of…

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Memorial Day traditions

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A Boy Scout places a flower at the grave of a former U.S. servicemember.

Memorial Day traditions continued Monday with a ceremony at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township and a parade in Kennett Square. The ceremony at the church kept its format of Boy Scouts from Troop 31, bringing in the colors, a retelling of how Memorial Day came to be — how it began as a way to remember the Civil War fallen with Decoration Day,…

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Adopt-a-Pet May 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rio Rio sure is a beauty. He is also a very friendly guy who would love to meet your family and any other dogs in your home at the shelter before adopting. You can name your fee for Rio through Sunday, June 3. October They just don't come any…

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King takes world honors

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Martha King becomes the first to win the International Women’s Cup, becoming the world's top lumberjill.

Chadds Ford’s Martha King took first place in the first-ever international STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Women’s event – the International Women’s Cup. King came out on top against eight other lumberjills, including the heavy favorite Australian Amanda Beams. The competition, held in Vienna, Austria, Friday morning, EDT, included three events: the stock saw, using a standard chain saw to cut discs, or cookies, as they’re referred to…

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Boost Your Business:  Update your website

Most business owners understand the importance of investing in an attractive and informative website, but they don’t all realize that you need to update your website to keep it relevant and current. Here is why you may be due for an update: You need to increase engagement with customers One of the most important reasons to update your website is to create a constant stream…

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Road Report for May 28 through June 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 May 28 through June 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Milling, paving, and microsurfacing will cause lane closures along Route 1 in Chadds Ford…

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Academic Achievement May 27

• Ava Cona is the 2022 recipient of the Chadds Ford Township Resident Association’s Scholarship Award. She received her Certificate of Scholarship and the $1,500 award from the Residents Association at Unionville High School on May 23.. She attends Unionville High School and earned a GPA of 4.56 after her first 12-grade semester. She plans to attend Drexel University in the fall to study architecture.…

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Darlington Art Center 4 Arts Festival

The Brandywine Valley is lucky to have so many fantastic venues for not just showcasing art, but also places where students young and old can learn about the many facets of artistic expression. The Darlington Center for the Arts located in Garnet Valley takes this task to heart, creating a space where every form of art takes a turn at center stage. Darlington is currently…

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Around Town May 25

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The 2022 Rose Tree Park Summer Festival opens Wednesday, June 15.

• Delaware County Symphony will be kicking off the 2022 Rose Tree Park Summer Festival with a free concert at the outdoor amphitheater at Rose Tree Park. The orchestra will be performing some of our favorites from this past season. The concert is on Wednesday, June 15 at 7:30 p.m. • Brandywine Conservancy welcomes the award-winning author and newspaper reporter Bruce E. Mowday for a lecture on his…

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Police Log May 25: Drug bust, theft, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police State troopers from both the Media and Avondale barracks will be out in force this Memorial Day weekend and both will be conducting sobriety checkpoints. Avondale Barracks • Mauriyyah Pryor, 25, of Philadelphia, was arrested on drug charges in Kennett Township, according to a state police press release. According to the report, police made a traffic stop on a vehicle operated without…

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