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State warns seniors of DNA scam

The Department of Aging is warning Pennsylvania seniors, their families, and caregivers about a new scam targeting older adults. DNA testing has become extremely popular in the past few years for people looking to learn more about their family history and health, and scammers are now targeting Medicare beneficiaries with a fraudulent DNA testing service. These ...

 
 

“Blooms & Bamboo” opens Thursday

Longwood Gardens presents "Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry." The exhibit opens Thursday October 3 and runs through November 17. Akane Teshigahara is the fourth Iemoto, or Headmaster, of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana, based in Japan. The traditional art of Japanese floral design, Ikebana serves as an expression of Japan’s deep ...

 

The Great Pumpkin Carve 2019

Leaves are changing colors and the nights are getting cooler. The splendor of fall is upon us. It is this setting which allows people to revel in the premier event on the calendar: the Great Pumpkin Carve, a unique celebration enjoyed by thousands for more than four decades, hosted by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and sponsored by David Auto. The Great Pumpkin ...

 

Chadds Ford student honored

Chadds Ford’s Varoon Joshi, a seventh-grader at CF Patton Middle School, was named one of the Top 300 MASTERS in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS® program.  The Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were selected from a pool of 2,348 applicants from 47 states, DC, and two U.S. territories.  These competitors were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers, and educators ...

 

YMCA free for ChesCo 7th-graders

School is back in session and with it comes a great opportunity for all Chester County seventh graders – a complimentary one-year membership to the YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, an association of eight YMCAs in Chester County, is proud to continue its 7thGrade Initiative, which offers every seventh-grader in Chester County a complimentary one-year youth ...

 

Polo for TLC conservation

Spend a memorable afternoon on Sunday, September 8th watching horses and players in the beautiful setting of the Brandywine Polo Club and support the great work of The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County (TLC). “If you’ve never been to a polo match, Brandywine Polo Club is the place to watch one,” says TLC Director of Development Jennifer Kriesel.  “They ...

 

Uncork the cure for cancer

Help Us Uncork the Cure to Cancer at the 28th Annual Wine Festival at Historic Dilworthtown. On Sunday, October 13, more than 1,500 oenophiles will help us uncork the cure to cancer as they celebrate the 28th Annual Wine Festival at Historic Dilworthtown. As the county’s premier wine event, the festival features more than 100 wines, craft beers, sumptuous fare ...

 

The Schoolmaster exhibit to open

The Sanderson Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, The Schoolmaster, which will debut later this month and remain open throughout regular museum hours through 2020. The exhibit opening will be held on Wednesday, August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The legacy Christian Carmack Sanderson left was far more than his namesake museum overflowing with thousands of ...

 

Trio of September Festivals in Kennett Square

No town throws a party quite like Kennett Square, and this September the Borough is gearing up to host three great events—the Mushroom Festival, Kennett Brewfest, and KSQ Restaurant Week. The Mushroom Capital of the World is also home to one of the region’s original craft brew festivals and an exciting and ever-expanding restaurant scene that combines the best of ...

 

Household hazardous waste collection

The Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, announced the fifth Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for 2019. Residents from Chester County municipalities may participate on Saturday, September 7 at the Oxford School District Administration Building, 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Proof of residency may be required. This ...

 

Kathi meets Kathi

A traditional charity check presentation at the Aug. 13 Chester County Commissioners’ public sunshine meeting included an element of surprise for one commissioner. As part of the recognition of Chester County non-profit Canine Partners for Life, Commissioners Michelle Kichline and Terence Farrell presented fellow Commissioner Kathi Cozzone with a service puppy named ...