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Library groundbreaking planned

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking for the new Kennett Library and Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the location of the new building, the corner of State and Willow Streets in the Borough of Kennett Square. All are welcome to attend. “For over 20 years community members have planned, worked, and ...

 
 

Changes for deer licenses

Hunters statewide may begin applying for antlerless deer licenses by mail beginning Monday, July 12. Chester County Treasurer Patricia Maisano, whose office processes state hunting licenses and permits, noted changes made to the 2021 licensing year, including an increase in the fee for the antlerless license, and an increase in the personal license limits. “Some ...

 

U-CF teacher earns Heart of Learning Award

Charles F. Patton Middle School English teacher Lauren Owsley has received the Citadel Heart of Learning Award. This is a very special award in any year, but especially meaningful and well-deserved after the challenges last year presented. Students and UCF leadership only have positive things to say about Owsley. In her award nominations, one student wrote: “I ...

 

Grant keeps pets with families

Brandywine Valley SPCA has received a $60,000 grant investment from the newly named Petco Love to support their lifesaving work for animals across the state of Delaware and in Chester and Delaware counties in Pennsylvania. The grant scope focuses on pet retention. The BVSPCA will apply the funding to help families keep the dogs and cats they love when faced with ...

 

A new gathering space in Kennett Square

“Let’s meet at the parklet” was an oft-heard phrase around town last summer as friends and family gathered safely at the West State Street parklet built by Historic Kennett Square. This summer, HKS brings the Kennett community another great place to meet and enjoy all that Kennett Square has to offer—“The Greenhouse,” a brand-new parklet outside Square Pear Gallery. ...

 

BRM reopening June 20

The Brandywine River Museum of Art will reopen to the public on Sunday, June 20, with a new special exhibition, Ralston Crawford: Air & Space & War. During its temporary closure, the Museum underwent several facility renovations to the second and third floors, including a complete refurbishment of the restrooms on the second floor — making them fully ADA ...

 

PAWS teams now therapy ambassadors

PAWS for People, the Newark -based pet therapy organization just added two more stars to its list of accomplishments. A group of pet therapy teams from PAWS was selected to be members of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team and, at the same time, took part in Bark Ranger training at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. As members of the National ...

 

Longwood Gardens announces Fireworks & Fountains

Longwood Gardens announced today that its Fireworks & Fountains Shows will return this summer with six new awe-inspiring shows. The summer lineup includes: Spirit of America Saturday, July 3 at 9:15 pm (Tickets on sale June 1 at 10 am) Celebrate the unbreakable soul of America with selections inspired by the spirit of the country felt in the 1700s to World War II ...

 

At-home vaccinations available

As part of its effort to ensure every eligible Chester County resident who chooses to have a COVID-19 vaccine is able to receive one, the Chester County Health Department has partnered with local emergency medical services agencies to schedule at-home vaccine appointments for those who are unable to attend a vaccine clinic. Through the partnership, advanced emergency ...

 

Certification program for nature’s steward

Become a steward of Pennsylvania’s natural ecosystems and resources through science-based education and volunteer service. Pennsylvania Master Naturalist, a nonprofit organization, will partner with The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County this fall to train citizen volunteers in the natural sciences. The program certifies citizens as Pennsylvania Master ...

 

To remember fallen officers

In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation designating May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week.  Every year across this country law enforcement officers, along with their family, friends, and citizens in communities large and small, gather to remember and honor those men and women who have ...