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Review: A good laugh at ‘Scoundrels’

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester though April 14. (Courtesy photo)

If you liked the 1988 movie “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” make sure you check out the latest offering from Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center in West Chester. Even if you aren’t familiar with the story – popularized in the film with Steve Martin and Michael Caine – the version of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” by Uptown’s Resident Theatre Company will make you a fan. ...

 
 

Kennett Township to discuss open space

Anyone interested in how Kennett Township develops and uses its open space in the future is urged to attend a public meeting March 20 where the most recent draft of the “Open Space, Trails, and Parks Master Plan and Needs Assessment” will be presented. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the township building. “Once completed, this study will be our tool,” said ...

 

Kennett Square opens talks on EMS services

A town hall meeting on EMS services last week was “the beginning of the conversation,” according to Kennett Borough Mayor Matt Fetick. It did not deal with the question of whether Kennett Fire Company’s ambulance service would continue to provide Basic Life Support services in Kennett Borough and part of Kennett Township, something officials and residents from both ...

 

It’s on, the autism challenge that is

A fractured foot won’t keep Kennett Square resident Kris Smith from participating in the May 18 Eagles Autism Challenge. Despite fracturing her foot in three places while hiking in October, Smith is determined to do the 5K walk at the event with her team from Health Mats — a Chester-based company owned by Chadds Ford resident Vince Del Rossi. Among other things, the ...

 

Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asks for waiver

Representatives from the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance asked the Pocopson Township supervisors to grant the organization a waiver from a special events ordinance adopted in December in response to a party that television personality Bam Margera was throwing at his Pocopson home. “It would be hugely burdensome,” BRCA Executive Director James Jordan said at Monday’s ...

 

Residents want drivers to stop

Cars ignoring stopped school buses and driving through stop signs are an ongoing problem in the Preserve at Chadds Ford development, according to residents. Residents at the Preserve turned out in force Monday night for the Pocopson Township supervisors’ meeting to complain about traffic problems within the development that they say are endangering their children. ...

 

Escape from holiday stress at Uptown!

“Lend Me A Tenor,” now playing at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Centre in West Chester offers the perfect escape from holiday stress. There are plenty of laughs and innocent fun in this classic production by the Resident Theatre Company at Uptown! It’s reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the 1930s, where a simple mistaken identity can take on a life of its ...

 

Marker planned for historic schoolhouse

Pocopson Township supervisors will include money in the 2019 budget to purchase an historic marker for the Locust Grove Schoolhouse when it is dedicated next year. At last week’s meeting, the supervisors voted unanimously to amend next year’s budget to add the $3,200 needed to buy the marker. Funds to purchase the marker were included in this year’s budget but not ...

 

Pocopson considers Barnard House options

Pocopson residents got their first look Tuesday night at possible plans for the historic Barnard House and the Denton Hollow Road administration building. A decision on which plan the supervisors will approve is not expected until later this year. Neither plan would result in a tax increase for residents over the next two years, Pocopson Treasurer Peggy Lennon told ...

 

Longwood ‘From the Top’ on NPR

Longwood Gardens hosted a live recording of National Public Radio’s “From The Top” on Sunday night. It can be heard the week of Nov. 5 on FM station WRTI (90.1). The appearance by the “From The Top” show was part of Longwood’s summer concert series and was moved inside to the ballroom because of rainy weather. The sold-out ballroom, built in 1929 and renovated more ...

 

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,” ...