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A taste of things to come

Judges taste homemade winemakers entries

It’s C-O-M-I-N-G. One of Chester County’s favorite neighborhood parties, Twisted Vintner®, returns bigger and better for the eighth year this Thursday, June 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Concordville Towne Center. To kick off this year’s event, the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Club sponsors held a members’ homemade wine tasting at Pescatore’s Italian Restaurant ...

 
 

Hidden gems revealed on Kennett Tour

The tour required a lot of walking, but taking in breath-taking views and visiting gorgeous houses is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. When you attend the annual Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour, you are also giving financial support to Kennett Library’s many programs This year’s Library tour on June 1, appropriately titled “Hidden Gems,” offered glimpses of ...

 

Weather doesn’t dampen Willowdale spirit

I have lived in Birmingham Township for twenty-three years, but until this past Sunday, I had never attended our neighborhood’s Willowdale Steeplechase. A large reason for this is that Willowdale is a “Mother’s Day Tradition,” which means it always occurs on Mother’s Day. Until their deaths, I traveled with my family to spend the day with my mother and mother-in-law ...

 

Go teams for Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness Month and Monday, April 2 is Autism Awareness Day. On Autism Awareness Day, people are encouraged wear bright blue to show support for those on the autism spectrum. Autism Spectrum Disorder is a bio-neurological disability that affects the normal development of the brain. Typically, individuals with autism often experience verbal and ...

 

Shall we dance?

Students dance and sing at the  presentation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The King and I” Thursday, March 13 through Saturday, March 15 at Unionville High School. The musical returns to the Unionville stage this week for the first time since 2001. The Broadway classic is filled with gorgeous and exotic costumes and amazing scenery underpinned by a nimble musical ...

 

Weymouth: Master of many mediums

Riding the crest of last summer’s visitor tsunami that was Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, perennial favorite A Brandywine Christmas, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is poised for the next wave of visitors with The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, which opens on January 27. Sixty-five works in the exhibition demonstrate the breadth of the artist’s ...

 

Wine, dine and dance to preserve Crebilly

More than 300 enthusiastic party goers, decked out in their best white duds, descended on Hickory Farm in Chadds Ford Saturday, August 26 for the fifth annual “Brandywine in White.” The farm’s preserved open space underscored the fundraising mission of the event—to save Crebilly Farm, on Rt. 202 and Rt. 926, from development. The BIW location, kept secret until ...

 

Jamie Wyeth shares father’s wit and wisdom

Artist Jamie Wyeth, with his handsome looks and charm, has always left the ladies swooning. Since the death of his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, in 2009, however, Jamie has taken on an almost avuncular persona when talking about his father’s art and growing up Wyeth. For local residents, his stories are not new, but they are so funny, no one minds hearing them again. ...

 

Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps the day

Chadds Ford neighbors, art fans and philatelists stormed the Brandywine River Museum of Art courtyard Wednesday to get their hands on the newly minted Andrew Wyeth Forever Stamps. The official ceremony to unveil the stamps was a steamy affair even though a white tent provided some relief from the blazing hot sun. Ironically, or fittingly, the ceremony was hosting by ...

 

Jim Duff’s lecture enchants and educates

Bernie and Jim Garrison of Phoenixville came prepared to immerse themselves in the life and art of Andrew Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art last Saturday. They sat in the lecture room, each holding a book in their laps, waiting for James (Jim) H. Duff, Executive Director Emeritus of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, to begin his talk. Duff ...

 

Exhibit marks centennial of iconic artist’s birth

 “Andrew Wyeth is not only one of America’s iconic artists, he was a beloved fixture in this community,” said Thomas Padon, director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art at the opening of this first major retrospective of the artist’s career since his death in 2009. Many local residents have firsthand accounts of seeing Wyeth working alongside the road, eating in ...