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Building Community One Story at a Time 6,290 stories and writing on Thank you for reading Chadds Ford Live and for your support the past seven years. We've come  a long way from when Rich Schwartzman and I decided to rescue local news reporting when The Chadds Ford Post went out of business. Since then, we expanded our news coverage when Kathy Brady Shea joined our ...

 
 

Passion goes to press on Schiffer book farm

Publisher and authors from left to right Catherine Mallette, Catherine Quillman, Antelo Devereux Jr. and Robert C. Jackson

Schiffer Publishing is willing to bet on finding kindred spirits for their authors’ passions – ranging from roller coasters in the U.K. to photography in Seattle. Senior book editor, Catherine Mallette explained the process of taking an enthusiast's idea and growing it into a publication on the company's book farm to a packed Red Lion room at the Galer Estate ...

 

Good works, good friends equal great party

BPA Board Presents Check From left to right Sofia Clinger, Anne Eunson, Lisa Dort, Deborah Love, Jack Kinsley, Anton Dell’Orefice, Ron Hudecheck, Jason Saul and Tom Bird

Members of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County had many reasons to feel good at their holiday party this year. Being with friends for the holidays was just the start. A $500 donation to help children in foster care buoyed everyone’s spirit. Dining, dancing and prizes followed. The board of the Business and Professional Association of ...

 

New coats warm students in many ways

Neighbors in Business present check to Operation Warm. From left to right: Harriet Weiss, Kate DeLosso, Frank Rupp, Scott Watkins, Gene Yanek, Doug Harris, Donna Walter, Rodger Caramanica, Renee Koerner (receiving the check), Susan Dykas, Paul Bickhart, Lori Lane, Gary Blankenship, Donna, Bob Craig.

Every student in West Broad Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, will receive a new winter coat on Dec. 15, thanks to a local nonprofit. All of the students in the selected school qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program, and their needs were  matched with Operation Warm, a Chadds Ford-based  providing the coats and a corporate sponsor Hollister ...

 

‘Don’t be cool’

Bruce Mau doesn’t want to live in a world where the racial and economic boundaries determine a person’s future. What is the number one predictor of SAT scores for students? Zip code, he said. Mau set out to change the prospects for members of the human race. “Don’t watch the news” he told a group previewing his exhibit that opens Saturday, Nov. 21, at the ...

 

Healthsmart opens in Glen Mills

When Gary Blankenship built the house for Randy Mullens, he had little idea that the construction would lead to a whole new career in another part of the country for him and for his family. Blankenship and his wife officially opened their new Healthsmart store at 1810 Wilmington Pike in Glen Mills Thursday November 11. Jack Kinsley from the Delaware County Chamber of ...

 

Seventy five and getting younger

What’s old, new and festive all over? The venerable Kennett Symphony Orchestra is reaching out to young talent, new venues and new opportunities for its 75th year. Opening night will begin with a commissioned work by Anthony Constantino. Conductor Michael Hall met Constantino while he was working with the Tuscon Symphony. Young composers come to study for a year ...

 

Art collection reunites in Philadelphia

Walls covered with paintings are expected in an art gallery, but what does the home of an art dealer look like? In the case of Paul Durand-Ruel, his home looked like an art gallery as well. In fact, he had 270 paintings in his home in Paris and opened his home to the public at the end of the nineteenth century to display his own art collection. Although the name ...

 

Spirits high at Galer Estate Winery

  Members of the Business and Professional Association met at Galer Estate Wednesday June 17. Spirits were not dampened by a drop or two of rain. Dinner was catered by Chef Anthony.     Many members of the BPA are amateur wine makers. Several have won prizes at the annual competition "The Twisted Vintner"         Wine tasting and ...

 

Stars aligned for the Stroud Preserve

Startust fire pit for NLT fund raiser

Great grilled sausages had ‘em coming back for s’mores. Hundreds of people attended Natural Lands Trust's annual fund raiser Friday, June 12 at the Stroud Preserve. The dining was not unlike grazing on that farmland. Station after station was staged to provide unique courses for the meal. Cornbread barbeque in a jar, chicken and guacamole on hand made tacos and a big ...

 

Movie music and characters to fill Open Air Theater

Full Orchestra of Kennett Symphony of Chester County

The experience of going to the symphony will go beyond the music June 20 at Longwood Gardens. The sounds of Kennett Symphony Orchestra will fill the Open Air Theater and movie characters will mingle and engage with the audience.  Consider the possibility of a selfie with Darth Vader. The event is designed for all ages to enjoy. Movies often use classical music in ...