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Pocopson Elementary ‘heart and soul’ honored

Dave Lichter poses with his fifth-grade class at Pocopson Elementary.

The fifth-grade class at Pocopson Elementary had to stifle smiles when their teacher told them about a last-minute school event on March 20, 2019. The students, enlisted as co-conspirators, knew that their teacher had been deliberately misinformed. A fake assembly featuring actors from the Walnut Street Theater represented a ruse to gather the student body for a ...

 
 

Unionville alum signs contract with NHL team

A Unionville High alum and ice hockey superstar made headlines in January when he became a candidate for the prestigious Hobey Baker award, the hockey equivalent of football’s Heisman trophy. Despite a strong showing, Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, didn’t get enough votes to make the top 10, but he had no time for disappointment. Instead, with what could be ...

 

On hot streak, local ice hockey star eyes award

Chadds Ford has certainly never been deemed a hotbed for ice hockey, but that never deterred a 2014 Unionville High graduate. Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, a seventh-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2016, is currently the leading scorer for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a school that recruited him in high school but deferred his ...

 

Intimate talk puts Wyeths in sharp focus

Victoria Wyeth

The Philadelphia gallery director knew from experience that only about 65 percent of people who reserve tickets for free presentations actually attend, but that experience had not included Victoria Browning Wyeth. So on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, Katherine Stanek found herself with an enviable problem: scurrying to add seats. Ultimately, she resigned herself to the ...

 

Wyeth working to promote pink-pumpkin trend

A year ago, the October observances for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Halloween spawned a smattering of pink pumpkins at the Wyeth homestead on Creek Road in Chadds Ford, but that was just the beginning. The creator of the inaugural pink display was Victoria Browning Wyeth, who had faced a double mastectomy right around Halloween. Even though she wasn't feeling ...

 

Latest Wyeth exhibit a must-see for fans

The youngest member of the Wyeth dynasty experienced a moment of disbelief as she entered the Stanek Gallery in Philadelphia last week to see more than 20 of her photographs on display. “It seems like this should be an opening for one of my relatives,” said Victoria Browning Wyeth, 39, whose famous kin include her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth; great-grandfather, N.C. ...

 

World of Wyeths expands in new directions

For years, a member of the Wyeth dynasty believed that the artistic gene had eluded her -- despite substantial evidence to the contrary. Now, with a growing list of accolades, Victoria Browning Wyeth, the granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, great-granddaughter of N.C. Wyeth, and niece of Jamie Wyeth, will make her gallery debut on Sept. 7 in Philadelphia with an exhibit ...

 

For Crebilly, settlement hopes percolating

At the end of 2017, the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors voted to deny Toll Brothers’ conditional-use application for Crebilly Farm, prompting jubilation from area residents that would prove short-lived. For more than a year, opponents of the plan to erect 319 homes on a scenic, 322-acre tract had attended dozens of multi-hour meetings that produced almost ...

 

Art, history mix well for Paint Out Chadds Ford

Art will intersect creatively with area landscapes this week as the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) hosts its 10th Annual Paint Out Chadds Ford. The “plein air” event will feature paintings done outdoors, typically in a single sitting. From Thursday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 3, area residents will see artists set up around the area, bringing their ...

 

Museum trains on track to battle breast cancer

Updated at 9 p.m. to add acquisition of caboose The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has given procrastinators reason to rejoice: Its popular holiday model trains will be displayed through Sunday, Jan. 28. Even better, the unprecedented extra time comes with an addition to the Brandywine Railroad O-gauge extravaganza: a train car that promotes breast-cancer ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...