After the Bell turns 25

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Students at Kennett Middle School take part in a small party celebrating After the Bell's 25th anniversary.

A volunteer after-school program for students at Kennett Middle School just turned 25, and there was a small party for the kids and the volunteers. The idea behind After the Bell was to give middle-schoolers something to do between the time school lets out and when their parents would get home from work. After the Bell came into being in January of 1999, just a…

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Police Log Jan. 31: Thefts, harassment, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating the theft of a set of wheels and tires stolen from a 2024 Jeep Grand Cherokee belonging to David Dodge. The wheels and tires are valued at. $1,200. They were stolen sometime during the overnight hours between Jan. 10 and 11. • Police arrested two men from Delaware for shoplifting at Wegmans on Jan. 28.…

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Lost photo

The attached photograph was found on the floor of the U.S. Post Office in Chadds Ford Township right around Christmas. It may have some sentimental value, but its owner may not realize where it went missing.  

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John H. Montague of Unionville

John H. Montague, 77, of Unionville, died Thursday, Jan.25, at his home. He is survived by his spouse, Patricia (Buckley) Montague, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Doylestown, he was the son of Harry Montague Jr. and Marie (Parry) Montague. He grew up in Hatboro. John graduated from Elizabethtown College in 1968 and was drafted into the U.S. Army where he…

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Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Jetta Jetta did a great job with her puppies and now it’s this 2-year-old’s turn to find a forever home. Jetta likes to meet new people and gets along with dogs too. She is very easy to train and knows to sit and stay for her food. Jetta enjoyed…

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Kuerner paints life story

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Karl Kuerner takes time to listen to some of his younger fans during the opening of his exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy’s acquisition of the Kuerner Farm on Ring Road in Chadds Ford Township. To commemorate that anniversary, the Brandywine River Museum of Art has a new exhibit, Karl J. Kuerner: The Continuity of Creativity. In a museum press release, Kuerner said, "The Kuerner property holds a wonderful history and a bright future with many artistic discoveries…

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Brandywine Art Guide: The soul of art & music

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Artwork by Dane Tilghman

Is there any more perfect pairing than art and music? Spending time looking at beautiful, evocative artworks while being treated to live accompaniment from talented musicians is a treat for the senses. In The Soul of Art and Music, a new exhibition is opening at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center on Feb. 1, artist Dane Tilghman and musician Bryan Parr come together to celebrate…

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Academic Achievement Jan. 26

• Anna Walker of Chadds Ford graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 13. Walker earned a Bachelor of Science in health sciences. • Matthew Pulcinella of Chadds Ford was named to the Commonwealth University Dean's List for the Fall 2023 semester. Pulcinella is a student at the Bloomsburg campus. The list, prepared at the end of each semester, recognizes those students who have…

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Road Report for Jan. 27 through Feb. 2

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Concord Township reported that Spring Valley Road between James Hayward and Brinton Lake roads will be temporarily closed from 3:30…

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Around Town Jan. 25

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Karl J. Kuerner (b. 1957), Pennsylvania Farmer, 1996, acrylic on panel, 34 x 58 in. Collection of the artist. © Karl J. Kuerner

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art’s Karl Kuerner exhibit — “Karl J. Kuerner: The Continuity of Creativity” — opens this Saturday, Jan. 27, and runs through May 19. The exhibit coincides with the 25th anniversary of the Brandywine Conservancy acquiring the Kuerner Farm. The farm is a National Historic Landmark and was an inspiration for artist Andy Wyeth. The Continuity of Creativity will examine…

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