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 UHS Art Gala celebrates 42 years

The Unionville High School Art Gala is Nov. 17 and 18.

The Unionville High School Arts Gala is 42 years old this year. This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS alumni, and current UHS Students along with live music and great food. This year it runs Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville High School Art Center. Friday evening includes delicious appetizers ...

 
 

Darlington parties way back to school

A crowd close to one hundred gathered at Darlington Arts Center for their Annual Back to School Arts Party on Saturday, October 7. “The event is designed to build community through the arts and was an outstanding success,” said Darlington’s Executive Director Eric Carter Thompson. Attendees had opportunities to collaborate on a large mural and also create individual ...

 

Chester County walks one billion steps

Chester County residents of all ages contributed to the WalkWorks ChesCo! challenge, hitting target number of a billion steps in six months. In April of this year, during National Public Health Week, Chester County launched WalkWorks ChesCo!, the challenge to walk one billion steps. County residents embraced the challenge and recorded more than a billion steps in ...

 

Deputies triumph during predawn fitness test

Fit to serve” took on new meaning in the Chester County Sheriff’s Office during the annual Superior Fitness Challenge on Friday, Sept. 29. Imagine the task of completing 100 push-ups followed by 100 sit-ups and not even reaching the half-way point – all before sunrise­. Those requirements, which began at 5 a.m., set the stage for five pull-ups, a double nine-story ...

 

Longwood Gardens sets record attendance

Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world and the most visited public garden in America, today announced record attendance of 1,530,237 visitors for fiscal year 2017 (October 1, 2016-September 20, 2017), representing a 15.7% increase over the previous year. “We are thrilled to achieve this record attendance,” said Paul B. Redman, Longwood Gardens ...

 

Darlington hosts Back to School Arts Party

Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township invites the community to its annual Back to School Arts Party on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m. The party celebrates the four arts of music, art, dance, and drama and will include performances and art exhibits from Darlington’s professional teaching artists. Attendees are also invited to participate in collaborative ...

 

Gearing up for round two of hurricane relief

The local road warriors who orchestrated a large relief effort for Hurricane Harvey victims hadn’t even entered the state of Texas with 68,000 pounds of donated supplies before receiving a flood of new questions: What about Florida? Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and a volunteer at Good Will Fire Company No. 2, said he knew before arriving ...

 

Block party set for Sept. 21

The local Kennett Square community is invited to join in the fun of After-The-Bell at the After-The-Bell Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Held in conjunction with Kennett Square’s Third Thursday celebration, the party will take place on Broad Street and Apple Alley, one block south of State Street. After-The-Bell has provided meaningful, exciting and ...

 

Local SPCA deploying to Houston

A team of 1o Brandywine Valley SPCA employees is deploying to Houston today and tomorrow to provide operational leadership in two locations as part of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in the Houston area. Best Friends Animal Society (Kanab, UT) asked Adam Lamb, BVSPCA CEO, to help setup a temporary shelter at the NRG Arena in Houston to handle more than 1,000 animals ...

 

Longwood extends garden season

Longwood Gardens announced that its popular Main Fountain Garden performances are being extended through Oct. 31, according to a press release. The fountain season was originally slated to end September 30. After an extensive two-year revitalization, the Main Fountain Garden returned in May with a season of celebration featuring fountain performances, concerts, and ...

 

ChesCo holding photo contest

The Chester County Planning Commission has launched a Landscapes3 photo contest to highlight the county’s greatest asset: people. The Planning Commission is seeking photos of people as they live, work, visit, or play in Chester County. The photos can focus on people in different settings, including businesses, homes, downtowns, public community events, and outdoors, ...