New GM for Concord CC

Michael Strain will be the new general manager at Concord Country Club, the club said in a press release. He also knows the area, having lived in Kennett Square and played at Concord several times as a pro. Strain has extensive experience in club management, having served most recently as the General Manager/COO at Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. There he led the Club…

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Dermatology Partners acquires Chadds Ford Dermatology

Dermatology Partners, the leading Mid-Atlantic, privately owned, physician-led dermatology group, is excited to announce the acquisition of Chadds Ford Dermatology, a well-established dermatology practice in the Chadds Ford community. This strategic acquisition, effective December 18, 2023, signifies a significant step in expanding Dermatology Partners' presence in Pennsylvania. Chadds Ford Dermatology – located at 6 Dickenson Drive in Chadds Ford - has been a prominent part…

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Taxes up in DelCo for 2024

Delaware County Council unanimously approved the County’s FY 2024 budget at the Dec. 13 public meeting. Next year’s budget represents the county’s investment in the community it serves including investments in services to residents, county infrastructure, public safety, and the county team who work to serve residents each day. It also reflects the reality of running a County in the wake of spiking inflation, addressing…

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Library-based art at Kennett Library

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Art show coming to Kennett Library.

The Kennett Library Art Gallery's January exhibit will feature 3-dimensional wire hands by local artist Lisa Fedon. This collection was inspired by activities captured in the library. The opening reception for Lisa’s exhibit is on Thursday, Jan. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The show will be on display until Jan 30. Fedon is an award-winning international metal artist and…

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Students make memorial benches

Unionville High School Technology and Engineering students recently constructed two benches for the Kennett Square YMCA in memory of late classmate Emma Hill. UHS senior and Hill family neighbor Courtney Brennan was the student lead on this project. She coordinated with the family, created the designs, developed a bill of materials, and led her classmates through the construction project. "I was approached by Mr. Berkeihiser…

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SPCA holiday adoption event

Hundreds of pets in the four-state area will be looking for homes for the holidays as part of Brandywine Valley SPCA’s (BVSPCA) December Mega Adoption Event® in partnership with Petco Love, BOBS from Skechers® and Discover. The winter event will be held at all BVSPCA locations along with nine other regional participating shelters on Dec. 9 and 10 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dogs,…

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Forestry project planned for Anson B. Nixon Park

Forestry management is an ongoing priority in Anson B. Nixon Park. The Kennett Area Park Authority would like to acknowledge Janice Taylor, past president and former board member of KAPA. Her dedication to the park and the community spans decades. With her generous financial support, 32 fine native specimen trees were planted near Pavilion 3 and the edge of the disc golf course in October.…

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Battlefield task force celebrates 30 years

Historic Thornbury Farm will be the setting for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force. The task force’s mission is to foster public and private partnerships to preserve the Brandywine Battlefield National Historic Landmark area; to educate the community about its cultural resources and to develop interpretation of the Revolutionary War battle and its historical and physical setting. The September…

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UHS ranked among the best

Unionville High School has been ranked No. 307 in the nation among the 2023-2024 Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The rankings evaluate more than 17,600 schools at the national, state, and local levels. The school was also ranked No. 6  in Pennsylvania and No. 117 in STEM High Schools in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. “This is…

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Fall Harvest Festival returns to Newlin

After a three-year hiatus, the annual Fall Harvest Festival is returning to Newlin Grist Mill on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last one was in 2019. The festival will feature a variety of demonstrations and displays of traditional skills and trades. This year’s theme, Food Traditions Past and Present, will highlight historic foods and cooking, along with the trades that…

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Concert honors Melton at Kennett Library

The Kennett Library will be dedicating the Melton Terrace in honor and memory of Dennis C. Melton on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. at the \library. The afternoon will open with a short reception and dedication ceremony on the Melton Terrace. It will be followed by a family concert in the Auditorium, featuring music Dennis wrote and songs he loved performing featuring Michael, Donna,…

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