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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,” ...

 

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. ...