Op/Ed: Lafayette and America’s freedom bonded at Brandywine

Some years after the Sept. 11, 1777, battle of Brandywine, written details of the fighting along the Brandywine River weren’t necessary as every reader knew the facts of the valiant American stand against the British army upon the fields of Birmingham Hill and Sandy Hallow. Sadly, few Americans today know the heroics that Gen. George Washington’s army performed against the forces of British Gens. William…

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Musings: Not guilty

This coming Monday is a significant day in history. Not because it’s Labor Day, but because Sept. 5 is Jury Rights Day. What few people realize is that jurors have the right to find a defendant not guilty even if the accused is guilty of the charges. And some of our constitutional guarantees — freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and press — are rooted in…

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Police Log Aug. 31: Scam alert

Pennsylvania State Police State police are advising people there has been an influx of crime committed by Romanian transnationals. A press release said these criminals are usually described as being Middle Eastern or Hispanic and may pose as stranded motorists needing money. They offer to sell fake gold jewelry. At other times, they overwhelm people and steal their jewelry. Avondale Barracks • An Aug. 20…

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Back to school for 2022-2023

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Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Danielle Clark greets one returning student with a hug on day one.

No schoolmarm was ringing a bell outside a one-room wooden schoolhouse, but the line of cars outside Chadds Ford Elementary School was a sure sign of day one of the new school year. “Welcome back,” said Danielle Clark to returning students and pointed out to new kindergartners where they needed to go. Clark, the principal at CFES, said she’s eager to start her third full…

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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Baby Baby is a very sweet boy looking for a family that will give him the love and care he deserves. He welcomes gentle pets to his head which is purrfect for any cat lover. Please come say hello to this handsome tuxedo kitty. You can name your fee…

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Road Report for Aug. 27 through Sept. 2

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 Aug. 27 through Sept. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Route 1 motorists will encounter an overnight lane closure in both directions between Chadds…

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Academic Achievement Aug. 26

• Viraj Joshi of Chadds Ford Township was named to the Dean’s List at Penn State University for the spring 2022 semester and was selected for admission Penn State’s Schreyer Honors College. • Virginia Benway of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean’s List at the University of Maryland Global Campus for the spring 2022 semester. To be eligible for the honor, a student must…

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Business Briefs Aug. 26

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An Oso Sweet anniversary on Sept. 3.

• Oso Sweet Bakery in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops is celebrating its second anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 3. from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a mocktail bar for all ages, airbrush tattoos, pizza, nachos, and live music. • The next meeting of the Chadds Ford Business Association is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Brandywine Prime. Members will…

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Around Town Aug. 25

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Walking tours of the Oaklands Cemetery are scheduled for two Saturdays in September.

• Many of West Chester's leading citizens are buried at Oaklands Cemetery — including Gen. Smedley Butler, twice awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor —but there are many stories that remain untold. Join the education staff of the Chester County History Center to learn true tales of the soldiers, statesmen, lawyers, doctors, musicians, athletes, artists, and more that found their final rest at this garden…

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A Convergence at The Art Trust

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You Never Told Me I Could Fly, Mikel Elam

Bringing together the work of artists to create an exhibition that engages and challenges viewers is an art form in itself. The juxtaposition can bring new meaning to artwork, whether it is the first time on display or a piece that has traveled around the world for decades or even centuries. When art converges in one spot, magic can happen. Convergence, the new exhibit at…

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