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Protecting community character

The Brandywine Conservancy is helping The Conservation Fund in partnership with the National Parks Conservation Association to promote “Dollars and Sense of Protecting Community Character in the Brandywine Valley.” The event is 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29 at the Pilot School in Wilmington. Ed McMahon, a leading national expert on community development will make the ...

 
 

Kennett Symphony opening night

Kennett Symphony Orchestra

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County and Music Director, Michael Hall, presents their opening night concert "Emotional Landscapes" featuring Beethoven Symphony No. 9. The concert will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018, 7:30 p.m. in the Unionville High School auditorium, 750 Unionville Road, Kennett Square, PA. Witnessing a performance of Beethoven's Ninth ...

 

Reviewing online safety for kids

Snapchat is the number one app for human trafficking; Kik Messenger is the “defacto app” for child predators; and, at just 8 years old, a child can be profiled online. These are just a few of the alarming statistics that investigation expert Michele Stuart recently shared with the nearly 200 parents, teachers and school administrators at the Chester County Safe ...

 

ChesCo, West Chester launch walking route

On Friday morning, Oct. 12, the Chester County Commissioners, and representatives from the Chester County Health Department and West Chester Borough will launch a new walking route located in the center of West Chester. This route joins four others already established in the City of Coatesville, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. The launch event is just one of many ...

 

Kennett Township gets $1.3 million

Kennett Township is the recipient of a generous land conservation grant of $1,300,000 from Mt. Cuba Center, the 1,000+-acre botanical gardens in Hockessin. The grant is earmarked for the township’s fee simple acquisition of two important open space parcels. In a recent letter to Lisa Moore, Kennett Township manager, Mt. Cuba Center’s President, Ann Copeland Rose ...

 

Arrest made in Concord burglaries

The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Christopher William Caywood, 27, of Glen Mills, on burglary charges, a press release said. Police said he’s the person who committed burglaries in Concord and Thornbury townships. On Sept. 27, an arrest warrant was obtained and Caywood was taken into custody. He was charged by Tpr. Brian Maturo of the ...

 

Gearing up for The Carve

The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts the 43rd annual Great Pumpkin Carve beginning Oct. 18. The Great Pumpkin Carve is a major fundraiser for the society and has become  the quintessential Brandywine Valley experience and is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. The Carve was started by artists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth and Jimmy Lynch in the 1970s to decorate ...

 

Autumn’s Colors begin at Longwood Gardens

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Take in the beauty and bounty of fall during Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens October 4 through November 18. Throughout the season, warm hues paint the landscape as the air turns cooler amid one of the gardens’ liveliest and most colorful seasons. The Meadow Garden reaches a crescendo as late-blooming goldenrod, native aster, and warm-season grasses and foliage ...

 

Delco DA launches community-law enforcement camera program

In an effort to proactively address crime and also keep residents safe in Delaware County, District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland launched a countywide community camera partnership program for homeowners and businesses to register their camera systems. Joined by Delaware County Council Chairman John P. McBlain and police chiefs from Delaware County, the announcement ...

 

Teacher arrested for child porn

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Tyler Smith, 25, a resident of West Chester, was charged today with possession and distribution of child pornography as well as criminal use of a communication facility. Smith was employed at the Goddard School daycare in West Bradford Township as a teacher and caretaker for the last two years. According to a press ...

 

YMCA offers 7th-graders free membership

School is beginning and with it comes a great opportunity for all Chester County seventh-graders – a complimentary one-year membership to the YMCA. Kids simply need to bring a school ID, roster, or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register. After registering, membership includes the use of the YMCA’s facilities, where ...