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13 artists in one BRM exhibit

The first group contemporary exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art showcases 13 established and upcoming artists and their responses to nature – the beauty, sustainability, hazards, and more. “Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art” runs through Oct. 21. “Artists since antiquity have sought to convey the splendor and power of the natural world,” ...

 
 

Neighbors for Crebilly want seat at the table

Toll Bros. does not want Neighbors for Crebilly to be involved in their appeal of the Westtown supervisors’ decision denying the conditional use application for Crebilly Farm, according to a lawyer for the neighbors’ group. “We filed a petition to intervene,” Mark Thompson said at a meeting Wednesday at The Concept School in Westtown. “We found out today that Toll ...

 

Pocopson issues statement on gun safety

The Pocopson supervisors issued a statement on gun safety at their April meeting in response to a request from a Pennsylvania congressional candidate to adopt a resolution on the issue. Anton Andrew, one of two Democratic candidates for the 160th Pennsylvania House seat, came to the March supervisors’ meeting with a draft resolution. Gun control is one of the issues ...

 

Pocopson board hear more on Barnard House

A descendant of the Barnard family asked the Pocopson Township supervisors to consider turning the historic Barnard House into a Quaker Heritage Center. Loraine Lucas read a letter at Monday’s meeting on behalf of the Barnard family’s relatives and friends, asking that it be considered one of the options in the feasibility study currently underway by GKO Architects. ...

 

Chesco holds Landscapes3 sessions

Chester County residents will have several more chances to comment on the county’s proposed comprehensive plan before it is scheduled for a public hearing and adoption later this year. Visitors to the New Garden Township municipal building on Tuesday night reviewed and commented on the specifics of Landscapes3, slated to be the county’s next comprehensive plan that ...

 

Wyeth on Wyeth in West Chester

Victoria Wyeth painted a unique picture of her famous grandfather and uncle Monday night, using paintings, photographs, and stories to illustrate another side to Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. “I want you to stop thinking of them as just artists,” Wyeth, Andrew Newell Wyeth’s only granddaughter and Jamie Browning Wyeth’s niece, said at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts ...

 

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 ...