Primitive style, real emotion

Ask artists why they paint, and they’ll likely say it’s in their soul. Jerry Dowling is no exception to that, but his soul draws from two different continents. Hence the title of his new book, “The Brandywine Valley’s Irish Artist.” It’s who he is. Dowling grew up in the Brandywine Valley, Kennett Township to be exact, but he’s called the Chadds Ford area his home…

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Road Report for Feb. 17 through Feb. 23

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility construction will cause daytime lane closures on Route 1 between Greenwood Road and Orchard Avenue in East Marlborough Township…

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Around Town Feb. 15

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Chester County History Center members can get to see a rare daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass. Douglas.

• The Chester County History Center is holding a members-only exhibit in celebration of Black History Month on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 16 and 17. The exhibit is a unique daguerreotype of Frederick Douglass. Douglass gave this early style of photograph to Susan B. Anthony. It eventually came to the Chester County area and was donated to CCHC. Dating from 1847-1848, this special piece of…

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