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Uptown! Performing Arts Center opening soon

Crews work to transform the old armory in West Chester into the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center.

The scent of wet paint and the racket of drills, hammers and saws will soon be replaced with the smell of greasepaint and the roar of the crowd at the old armory on 226 N. High Street in West Chester. The three-story building was a beehive of activity on a recent snowy day as electricians, carpenters, painters and plasterers worked feverishly to prepare the ...

 
 

Conservancy helping the monarch butterfly

The monarch butterfly may soon be on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s Endangered Species List. Since the 1990s, the number of monarchs across North America has declined by more than 80 percent, from almost one billion to about 56.5 million today. Over-logging in Mexico — where the butterflies live in winter — is wiping out the monarch’s southern forest habitat and, in ...

 

Kennett’s National Night Out wins kudos

Anyone waking from a nap in the 200 or 300 block of East Linden Street on the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 2, might have rubbed their eyes in wonder at the crowded scene on the streets. Police officers from Kennett Township, the borough, and Pennsylvania State Police appeared everywhere, joking with smiling children while parents kicked back and chatted amiably with ...

 

For ‘Shrek’ at Longwood, beauty in eye of ogre

By day, he works as the senior director of partnerships with Nemours/KidsHealth; at night, Jeffrey Santoro morphs monstrously into everybody’s favorite green ogre – at least for the next two weeks. Santoro has the title role in “Shrek, the Musical.” Directed by Shauna Goodman, “Shrek” is the latest in an 85-year string of summer musical treats presented by The ...

 

Crowds turn out to savor Twisted Vintner

The main objective of the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary is performing community service, but that doesn’t preclude it from having fun at the same time. Such double duty occurred on Thursday, June 9. In a mega-tent erected in the parking lot of the Concordville Towne Center, the Sixth Annual Twisted Vintner® did not disappoint. Rotary Club President Dominic ...

 

Race for open spaces finishes strong

The steeplechase action begins at the 86th Radnor Hunt Races, a fundraiser for the Brandywine Conservancy.

The 86th Radnor Hunt Races, on Saturday, May 21, was a day full of tailgating fun and breathtaking steeplechase horse racing. The event is among the top five meets in horse racing’s spring schedule. Since 1980, the proceeds of the races have benefited the Brandywine Conservancy’s efforts to preserve and protect the region’s land and water resources. Since its ...

 

‘Simply Sanderson’ showcases beloved icon

In a new exhibit entitled “Simply Sanderson” at the Christian C. Sanderson Museum, the focus is on Chris Sanderson himself, not his collection. Recognizing the 50th year of Sanderson’s death, the exhibit explores the life of a man who was decidedly a pack rack with pride and sheds light on Sanderson’s life as a teacher, musician, historian, lecturer and friend of ...

 

Borough honors historic preservation efforts

In recognition of May as Historic Preservation Month, Kennett Square Borough Council recognized home and business owners who have made outstanding efforts to restore, renovate or preserve structures in the borough’s National Register Historic District at the council’s meeting on Monday, May 16. Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, ...

 

School hopes event success is par for course

The Glen Mills Schools, the oldest existing school for troubled youth in the country, is welcoming corporate contributors, hole sponsors, auction prizes, and golfers to its 14th Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on June 6. The Golf Course at Glen Mills, a top-ranked public golf course in Thornbury Township, is maintained by the school’s students as part of its ...

 

Point-to-Point: windswept, wistful, wonderful

The winds of change blew through Winterthur’s Point-to-Point on Sunday, May 8, and the strong-willed attendees pushed back. Geoff Rogers, chairman of the Point-to-Point Executive Committee and a Winterthur trustee, said, “This is the first year Frolic Weymouth will not be in front of the carriage parade … Frolic brought the coaches to Point-to-Point and is also ...

 

Preschoolers unleash power of ladybugs

A plethora of ladybugs – 3,000, to be exact – were released amid squeals and giggles at Chadds Ford’s Chesterbrook Academy Preschool on Friday, April 22. “Every year we join Chesterbrook Academy schools from coast to coast in this celebration of Earth Day,” stated Laura Hughes, acting principal. “All the Chesterbrook Academy schools release the ladybugs at 10 a.m. ...