18 merit finalists from UHS

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 18 Unionville High School students have been named Semifinalists in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. "We are immensely proud to announce that 18 of our exceptional students have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists,”  said…

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Brandywine Art Guide: October Arts & Events

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Magnolia in Dragon Vase by Barbara Rizza Mellin at the McNichol Art Gallery, Neumann University

October finally arrives, with perhaps a bit more rain than preferred, but so many fun events, shows, festivals, and fairs. Whether inside or out, the art shines through! • The Fall Gallery Walk in Downtown West Chester celebrates the thriving local art community at 22 galleries and one-night-only pop-up shows on Friday, Oct. 6 from 4 to 8 p.m. With free on-street metered parking, refreshments,…

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Edward (Ted) Slingluff Brinton of West Chester

Edward (Ted) Slingluff Brinton, 98, died at Kendal Crosslands, Kennett Square, on Saturday, Sept. 23. Ted was born in West Chester, on Jan. 13, 1925, the son of Edward and Mariam Brinton. He attended Westtown Friends School in Westtown, where he was on the Honor Society and captain of the tennis and swimming teams. He was inducted into the U.S. Army Corps in October 1943.…

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Road Report for Sept. 30 through Oct. 6

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Sept. 30 through Oct. 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction is set to begin Monday, Oct. 2, to replace the bridge that carries Smithbridge Road over Webb Creek in…

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Chadds Ford residents honored

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Martha King and Phil Wenrich (both center) receive proclamations from the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors. The honorees are flanked by Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Frank Murphy, left, and Supervisor Noelle Barbone, right.

Chadds Ford Township supervisors held a brief work session in a rare late Wednesday afternoon meeting in which they honored two residents. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Frank Murphy read proclamations for Phil Wenrich and Martha King. For Wenrich — the Chadds Ford Township constable, fire marshal, and emergency management coordinator — the proclamation noted his efforts during the Aug. 7 storm and during the Danelo Cavalcante…

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Around Town Sept. 28

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Sophie Blackall, illustration for Farmhouse, 2022, collage and mixed media, 10x20 in. Lent by the artist.

• Coming to the Brandywine Museum of Art this fall, Rooted: Family and Nature in Contemporary Children’s Book Illustration will explore the enduring bonds of nature and family through a lively selection of original artwork created for eight illustrated children’s books. The exhibition will highlight illustrations featuring a diverse group of protagonists who in these books experience compelling moments in their everyday lives, whether it…

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UHS ranked among the best

Unionville High School has been ranked No. 307 in the nation among the 2023-2024 Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings evaluate more than 17,600 schools at the national, state, and local levels. The school was also ranked No. 6  in Pennsylvania and No. 117 in STEM High Schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. “This is…

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Police Log Sept. 28: Child porn, shoplifting

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a case of child pornography in East Marlborough Township, that has been traced to Kennett Square. A mother called police to say her two sons had sent nude photos to someone posing as a juvenile female on Snapchat, but who is really a 23-year-old man from Kennett Square. This suspect “had…

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Blogging Along the Brandywine: Lights, camera, Sanderson

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WPVI Channel 6 cameraman and producer Dan Sheridan, left, with. Sanderson Museum curator Chick Ulmann, and Sanderson board member Jim Christ. (Photos by Sally Denk Hoey)

Chadds Ford’s Sanderson Museum was humming with excitement when WPVI- 6 producer-cameraman Dan Sheridan came to do a segment of “One Tank Trips”, a series on area attractions that can be visited on, well - one tank of gas. The day of the shooting was gloomy and rainy while the remnants of tropical storm Ophelia brushed by the Delaware Valley, and museum visitor Anita Little,…

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Kennett Twp. plans budget

Kennett Township’s 2024 budget could include costs to insource larger public works projects. “This is a paradigm shift from what we’ve been,” Amy Heinrich, the township’s finance director and treasurer, said at the supervisors’ Sept. 20 meeting. Wednesday marked the first of several budget discussions through the rest of the year. The next meeting, on Oct. 4, will look at the operating budget, while the…

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DA to thieves: Stay away

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Delaware County Chief Detective Jim Nolan, left, and District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer check out the interior of Wegmans before meeting with store management.

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer has a message for would-be thieves coming into DelCo, “You will be prosecuted.” He specifically singled out theft rings from Philadelphia: “If they think they can steal and only get a citation from the District Attorney’s office, we don’t do that in Delaware County. If you steal from our retailers, if you steal from anybody who sells products here…

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