Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Floof Floof is a super loving 1-year-old dilute tortoise-shell gal who is looking for her “purrfect” match. She has a very sweet personality and loves to receive pets and affection. Come in today to meet little Miss Floof. You’ll be sure to fall head over heels in love. You…

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Task force recognized for 30 years

Members of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force took some time last week to look back at the group’s 30-year history. They met at Thornbury Farm for a chicken dinner, some talk, and some music. Randell Spackman, owner of Thornbury Farm, and the president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society opened the evening by saying that despite the task force starting in 1993, the battlefield became…

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Op/Ed: Do elections still matter?

My multi-year pursuit of transparency and accountability for misconduct by public school officials in the Unionville-Chadds Ford District is a microcosm of something that is playing out across the country. This isn’t a left/right issue. Partisan politics are incredibly tedious. If you don’t realize by now that both major political parties (at every level) are hopelessly corrupt, you haven’t been paying attention. The real issue…

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Brandywine Art Guide: November Arts & Events

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Samhain by Randall Graham at Gallery 222.

The glorious colors of fall have finally taken over the landscape, delighting art and nature lovers alike. It is the perfect time to take in the glorious views while visiting the amazing art shows, exhibitions, events, and festivals taking place this November! The Souls Shot Portrait Project presents a new exhibition of portraits for the seventh year in a row, portraying those lost to gun…

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Road Report for Oct. 28 through Nov. 3

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Oct. 28 through Nov. 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility improvements will cause weekday lane closures on Route 1 between Schoolhouse Road and Onix Drive in East Marlborough Township…

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Around Town Oct. 26

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Nature Play Day at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, Nov. 4.

• Mt. Cuba Center is hosting Nature Play Day on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discover the wild side of Mt. Cuba with a day of outdoor fun in our natural lands. Take to the open skies by flying a kite; touch a truck and tractor; navigate a nature obstacle course; and more. Embrace your inner explorer on a guided hike…

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Police Log Oct. 25: Child pornography, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police from the Avondale barracks reported they're investigating two cases of suspected child abuse in East Marlborough Township. A police incident report dated Oct. 3 said there was a report of “dissemination intimate image.” Another incident was reported on Sept. 1. • A 59-year-old woman from Folcroft was arrested for drug possession following a traffic stop in Kennett…

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Library preps new children’s room

There was a bit of a bump, but Rachel Kohl Library is getting ready to open the new children’s library next month. According to library Director Susan Sternberg, it took two tries to get a matching grant from the state for the renovation of the building on Smithbridge Road. The library applied for a matching grant from the state two years ago after receiving a…

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Fighting fires costs money

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Concordville Fire Chief Bob Vasek, left, and President and CEO Lee Weersing said Concordville’s level of service might be reduced if municipalities don’t increase their contributions.

What will happen if a volunteer fire company can’t get volunteers or money? According to the leadership of the Concordville Fire & Protective Assn., it costs money to fight fires and its lack could result in less coverage and increased danger. “Unfortunately, everything is about money,” said fire company President Lee Weersing. And traditional volunteer fire companies are moving to paid firefighters. That costs money,…

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