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RTC schedules three award-winning shows

"Cabaret" leads RTC's fall scedule.

Resident Theatre Co., the professional theatre company that brings New York Theatre to West Chester, announced three award-winning shows scheduled for its upcoming third season. RTC will produce Kander and Ebb’s “Cabaret” to open the season in the fall of 2019, Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” for the holidays in December, and Christopher Durang’s “Vanya & ...

 
 

Roadwork for April 20-April 26

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of April 20-April 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. Reconstruction on the Conchester Highway continues to ...

 

New president for UCF Fair

The Unionville Community Fair is entering its 95th year with new leadership. After three years as president, Deb Deckman has stepped down to pursue other endeavors. Bonnie Musser has volunteered to step up as president for the 2019 fair. Musser has a long history of passionately supporting the fair in many different roles. She began serving on the board in 1978, ...

 

John Andrew Pennington, formerly of Chadds Ford

John Andrew Pennington, who volunteered for the Navy and served his country honorably in Vietnam, died Friday, April 12, at Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia after a long and hard-fought battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and pneumonia-related illnesses. He was 70 and had resided in Wilmington for the past 35 years. John was born in Wilmington, ...

 

Canine Partners for Life celebrates 30 years

It’s party time for Canine Partners for Life. CPL is celebrating 30 years of helping people gain greater independence with the help of man’s best friend. It’s Unleashed and “Uncorked: Puppies & Pearls” on Saturday, May 4 at DuPont Country Club in Wilmington. The event runs from 7-10 p.m. Guests can test their luck in the wine pull and crowd-favorite wine toss. ...

 

Around Town April 18

• The Revolutionary Dining series concludes next week with a talk by Christian DiSpigna. The talk is “Founding Martyr: The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero.” DiSpigna recently published a book on Warren and says had Warren lived — he was killed at Bunker Hill — he might have led the country in the same manner as Washington and ...

 

Police Log April 17: Theft, assault, truck stolen

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said Kenneth Gregory Shamberged, 71, of Wilmington, was charged with retail theft after he stole $28 worth of merchandise from Wegmans in Concord Township. The incident happened on March 13. • Austin Joseph Wescoat, 24, of Tionesta, Pa., was charged with simple assault after he got into a fight with his ...

 

Bill Carr of West Grove

Bill Carr, 83, of West Grove, died Sunday, April 14, at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Ruth Jordan Carr, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Bluff City, Tenn. he was the son of the late Paul Carr and the late Nola Cagle Carr. Bill worked in the Parts Department at Chrysler Corp in Newark, retiring in 1996, after 30 years of service. ...

 

Claude J. “June” Watson of Kennett Square

Claude J. “June” Watson, 91, of Kennett Square, died Friday, April 12, at Penn Medicine Hospice. He was the husband of Virginia Roark Watson who died in 2013, and with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Claude Watson and the late Winnie Graybill Watson. Claude worked in the mushroom industry and in various ...

 

West Chester Film Festival set for April 26

The 15th Annual West Chester International Short Film Festival will be held Friday, April 26 through Sunday, April 28 throughout the Borough of West Chester. The festival presents short films — 30 minutes or less — from around the world. During the weekend, more than 60 films will be shown in the official Festival Film Blocks, the Family Film Festival and the Young ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tennessee Tennessee is a 1-year-old male who is equally affectionate and independent. This little rascal would love an adult home where he can show off his both his sweet and mischievous sides. He is available for a fee you name through Sunday, April 21. Oodi Oodi is a ...