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Education foundation holds gala

People from across the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District came out to The Gables at Chadds Ford Saturday night to celebrate and support the work of the district’s Education Foundation. The annual Golden Gala is the foundation’s largest fundraiser and allows the group to award grants and scholarships that benefit the students and schools in the district. “This ...

 
 

BRM frolicking in Weymouth art

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has assembled a comprehensive collection of “Frolic” Weymouth’s paintings and artwork in its newest exhibit which runs now through June 3. The artwork by George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, noted conservationist, horseman and artist in southern Chester County who died in 2016, spans decades and includes portraits as well as landscapes ...

 

Critter time at BRM

Ten thousand handmade critters – made by 130 volunteers – are on sale today through Sunday at the Brandywine River Museum’s annual Holiday Critter Sale. The critters, environmentally friendly Christmas decorations for both tabletop and the tree, have been a tradition at the museum for the last 46 years. The annual sale is held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day and ...

 

Pocopson holds line on taxes

Taxes in Pocopson Township will not increase in 2018. The supervisors approved the 2018 budget Monday night and again set the tax rate at 2.2 mills. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. And while the millage rate is the same as 2017, the distribution is different. The tax rate resolution that supervisors approved sets the following rates. The dollar ...

 

Moro officially announces Congressional bid

As the 11th of 12 kids and with eight brothers, Elizabeth Moro grew up learning how to work with people and fighting for equality from an early age. The soon-to-be Pennsbury resident hopes to bring those qualities to Washington as she campaigns for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania's 7th U.S. Congressional District seat. "I'm really upset by the disrespect I ...

 

Pocopson board ponders sign color

Pocopson Township Supervisors voted 2-1 Monday to support a variance for a sign on the new Ducklings Early Learning Center building. Supervisors Ricki Stumpo, the board chairman, and Alice Balsama voted for the motion. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte opposed the motion. The township’s Zoning Hearing Board will hold a hearing on the sign variance at 7 p.m. ...

 

Popping up at the Brandywine

In the middle of Brandywine River Museum’s first pop-up exhibit is a painting titled “Red Shift.” At first glance, it is a giant red circle on canvas, set on the floor in the middle of the room. But look closer and you’ll see the different layers of red, some lighter, some darker. In the cosmos, said artist Ana Vizcarra Rankin, this is what you would see when a light ...

 

High marks for ‘highwatermarks’ at BRM

When you think of the Brandywine River, you might imagine canoeists making their way downstream, or children frolicking in the water on a hot day or the beautiful vistas that surround it. You don’t immediately think of mushroom houses, or other industry, or of drinking water for the city of Wilmington. Yet the creator of Brandywine River Museum’s first video ...

 

Pocopson hires firm for Barnard House study

Pocopson Township supervisors voted Monday to appoint GKO Architects of Ambler as the feasibility study consultant of the Barnard House project. GKO, which stands for Godshall, Kane and O’Rourke (the three principals of the Montgomery County firm), was one of 19 firms that originally submitted a proposal to Pocopson to examine possible uses of both the historic ...

 

Anti-gerrymandering argument continues

New Garden’s Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution next month in support of legislative efforts to create an independent redistricting reform commission in Pennsylvania It’s part of an effort by Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan statewide citizens group whose goal is to end gerrymandering – a term used to describe when voting districts are redrawn to benefit ...

 

Newlin drops vote on gerrymandering

Newlin Township residents who packed the board of supervisors meeting Monday night expressed their displeasure when two-thirds of the supervisors failed to support a motion that would put an anti-gerrymandering resolution to a vote. “Isn’t it important the township support this?” asked Newlin resident Marilyn Tully asked after board Chairwoman Janie Baird made a ...