July Art Roundup

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Faces of West Chester, Susan Curtin, Church Street Gallery

There is always more art to find in the Brandywine Valley! While some galleries take a break for the summer and art camps, street festivals and art pop-ups take over. Keep your eyes peeled for these amazing shows and others that are happening throughout the region. Remember to check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. Local artist Emie…

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Around Town June 30

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Kids can Find Nano at the Hagley museum on July 9.

• Kids know about finding Waldo and Nemo, but how about Finding Nano? That’s the next Science Saturday at Hagley Museum on Saturday, July 9 from noon to 4 p.m. There is a whole world of things we can’t see with our eyes. Get a glimpse of this tiny world and its unique properties. Visitors of all ages are invited to discover solutions to science…

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Musings: Cooler heads needed

People are going nuts on social and mainstream media alike regarding the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Everybody’s talking about abortion, but not many say anything other than letting out an emotional scream or cheer. That’s understandable since there’s nothing objective about how the argument is phrased and its emotional volatility. “Pro-choice v. pro-life,” as it’s put, is misleading since most people on…

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Police Log June 29: DUI, thefts, assault, sexual assault

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks said they arrested a 21-year-old man from Wilmington on June 24 after a traffic stop at 11:02 p.m. According to the report, Cody McGonigal, 21, was driving a 2006 Chevrolet Impala on Oakland Road in Chadds Ford Township when he was stopped for vehicle code violations. During the investigation, police said they determined…

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Homelessness dropping in ChesCo

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Team members conduct Chester County’s Point in Time count, the annual count mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The count was done in January and indicated homelessness dropped by 23 percent since January 2020.

Chester County is claiming success in getting more homeless people into permanent housing. The latest Point in Time count by the Chester County Department of Community Development shows a decrease in homelessness of 23 percent. The count, mandated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, was taken in the late evening on Jan. 26, to the early morning hours of Jan. 27. It…

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Topping off ceremony planned for library

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A topping off ceremony for the Kennett Library currently under construction is planned for July 14.

Construction of the new Kennett Library & Resource Center is about to reach a new milestone with the placement of the last steel beam.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate the tradesmen who have been hard at work on this new building for the last eight months. This event marks the “topping off” of this project that has been planned for more…

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Saving drinking water in Landenberg

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More acreage preserved in Chester County.

Natural Lands has announced the permanent preservation of a 15-acre property in Franklin Township, Chester County. In addition to preserving scenic views, forests, and meadows, the conservation easement ensures protection for more than 600 feet of a tributary to East Branch White Clay Creek. Water from this unnamed tributary eventually makes its way into the State of Delaware and serves as a major source of…

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Gail Crabtree Scott of Oxford

Mrs. Gail Crabtree Scott, 80, of Oxford, died Sunday, June 19, at her home. She was the loving wife of almost 58 years of Joseph Charles Scott.  Born on May 14, 1942, in Teaneck, N.J., she was the daughter of the late George William and Dorothy Yvonne (Trowbridge) Crabtree. Mrs. Scott attended Abington High School, Abington, before continuing her education at Muhlenberg College, Allentown, earning…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Payton Payton is a lovable sweet girl, very friendly and calm. She loves attention and affection and gets along well with other dogs. She should make a great addition to almost any family. If you would like to meet her, please bring your family and any other dogs in…

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Road Report for June 25 through July 1

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 June 25 through July 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Pole replacement will cause daytime lane closures on Clonmell Upland Road (Route 842) between…

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