Road Report for Oct. 1 through Oct. 7

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 Oct. 1 through Oct. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Resurfacing work on Route 1 through Chadds Ford and Concord townships will continue this…

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Business Briefs Sept. 30

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Dignitaries from Kennett Square and Berger Rental Communities ceremonially break ground for Kennett Square Apartments to be built at 600 W. State Street (in the background) in the borough. From left are Doug Doerfler (Kennett Borough council), Matt Jonson, Dan Berger, Steve Berger, and Kennett Mayor Matt Fetick.

• Berger Rental Communities of Malvern broke ground Tuesday for a new 166-unit apartment in Kennett Square. The complex, known as Kennett Square Apartments, will have two, four-story buildings with studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom units. Rental prices will range from $1,300 to $2,500 per month. The complex is supposed to be ready by spring 2024. • Wine tasting classes are returning to R Five Wines…

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October Art Roundup

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Projected in Place, Sanderson Museum

Grab your jacket and pick your pumpkins, it is spooky season in the Brandywine Valley! There are events every weekend throughout October, from new exhibitions to one-of-a-kind shows to art walks. Check websites and social media for updated health and safety measures for each venue. The DelCo Arts Week is taking it up a notch this year, with nine full days of events celebrating art…

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Money transfer questioned

There was little action during the Sept. 28 Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ workshop. The board tabled three items, and the only definitive actions pertained to transferring funds from one account to another and giving a thumbs up to the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The board granted a special events permit to the CFHS for its annual Great Pumpkin Carve. Bethel Township police will…

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Around Town Sept. 28

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The First ladies of Rock and Soul return to Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Saturday, Oct. 15

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents the First Ladies of Rock & Soul at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15. On stage with a 13-piece band, the group will perform tunes made famous by the Supremes, Ronettes, Shirelles, Chiffons, Mary Wells and more. Tickets are available by phone at 610-356-2787, online at, or at The arts center is at 226 N. High Street…

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A Life: The Philip Jamison Retrospective exhibition

A retrospective of the work and life of an artist is a one-of-a-kind exhibition. Beyond simply art, it is a chance to delve into the mind and the stories which lay underneath canvases and paint. The Philip Jamison Retrospective, now on view at the John H. Baker Gallery in the E. O. Bull Center for the Arts at West Chester University, is a stellar example.…

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Ward Francis James of Glen Mills

Ward Francis "Frank" James, 77, of Glen Mills and formerly of Upper Darby and Philadelphia, died peacefully on Saturday, Sept. 24. Frank was the son of the late Frank and Bernadette Ward in Philadelphia. He graduated from West Catholic High School for Boys, '62. Frank's passion was bowling, dedicating his life to the sport as a competitor, a coach and an advocate for the game.…

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Police Log Sept. 28: Gun stolen, thefts, corruption of minors

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks are investigating the reported loss of a firearm from a residence on S. Creek Road in Chadds Ford. The theft happened sometime between Sept. 10 and Sept. 20. A report said the victim went to the police barracks to report the loss of a Sig Sauer MPX pistol valued at $1,500. Police said…

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Kenneth Queppet of Lincoln University

Kenneth (Ken) Queppet, 64, of Lincoln University, died suddenly on Sunday, Sept. 18. He leaves behind a legacy of warm generosity and compassion for his friends and family. Although Ken left us all too soon, the people in his life have been changed by his loyalty and true friendship. He was a dedicated father, and pop-pop always to be sure that his kids and grandkids…

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Art and ecology meet at BRM

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Our Changing Seas III, by Courtney Mattison

The new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art is as much about the environment as it is about art. The exhibit is Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art and features the work of four artists working with environmental themes. As BRM Senior Curator Amanda Burdan said, “We think this is such an important exhibition to showcase the two halves of our…

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