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Drive-in movies at Bellevue State Park

It might not be like the old days, but drive-in movies are coming to Bellevue State Park courtesy of The Grand. After a successful string of socially distant concerts, The Grand is offering a new series of events hosted at Belleveue State Park. The Grand Cinema at Bellevue will begin the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 with two movie musicals: “Pitch Perfect” and “Disney’s ...

 
 

Webinar talks benefits, basics of electric vehicles

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and other partners in the Drive Electric PA Coalition will hold a free public informational webinar on the benefits and basics of driving electric vehicles on Sept. 30 and again on Oct. 1 as part of National Drive Electric Week. “The number of electric cars registered in Pennsylvania ...

 

Chrysanthemum Festival to open October 22

The colorful hues of fall are on display indoors and out at Longwood Gardens during the much-anticipated Chrysanthemum Festival on view October 22-November 15. Longwood’s grand Conservatory showcases a vibrant display of chrysanthemums and other autumnal plants, while outdoors, guests can roam nearly 400 acres of gardens, meadows, and woodlands in spectacular fall ...

 

Housing assistance available in DelCo

Assistance is now available through the Delco CARES Program to qualified renters and homeowners in Delaware County who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The rent and mortgage relief programs are made possible through CDBG-CV and ESG-CV funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The funding available for ...

 

Overdose deaths down in ChesCo

The Chester County Coroner’s Office is releasing data on drug overdose deaths in Chester County from Jan. 1, through June 30. A total of 58 deaths have been confirmed to be due to an accidental drug overdose. This is fewer than the 68 overdose deaths reported mid-way through 2019, but the Coroner’s Office cautioned that it is not possible to accurately predict a ...

 

DelCo warns about price gouging

Delaware County businesses have reported difficulties procuring needed supplies due to drastic price gouging. While items such as disinfectants, wipes, and masks have been a common source of complaints for businesses and residents, other less known supplies have reportedly become problematic. “Our salon owners have been hit particularly hard, as they were one of the ...

 

Farm with 400-year-old tree preserved

Natural Lands announced the preservation of Great Oak Farm, a 10-acre property in North Coventry Township. The property includes meadows and forest, and about 640 feet of Pigeon Creek. The property was named for its magnificent white oak that pre-dates European colonization. Now protected with a conservation easement, the farm will never be developed. “When we ...

 

Business group talk shutdown, wages, taxes

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars this Thursday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. This week’s webinar addresses how the business shutdown in Pennsylvania impacts tax collection across municipalities. To join the webinar, go here. The key webinar speaker is Joe Lazzaro, vice president and general counsel for Keystone ...

 

Conservancy launches new grant program

The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of the Brandywine Creek Greenway’s new Mini Grant Program for 2020-2021. The program is funded by a recent grant of $40,000 from the Pennsylvania DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund, administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. With these funds, the ...

 

Sanderson Museum reopening Aug. 1

The Sanderson Museum will be reopening by appointment only beginning Saturday, Aug. 1. Appointments should be arranged within 48 hours of your proposed visit. Visits may be made arranged on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday between noon and 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call our dedicated scheduling number at 610-864-1598. We normally will return calls ...

 

Land trusts saving battlefield

The American Battlefield Trust and the North American Land Trust have launched a fundraising campaign to protect a key portion of one of the critical battles on our journey to independence, Brinton Run Preserve on the Brandywine Battlefield. This 72-acre property will be owned and maintained by NALT, marking the first time the organization typically focused on ...