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Winter storm watch

Winter storm watch now in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night. * What...heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible. * Where...most of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. * When...from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night. * Additional details...plan on difficult travel conditions. ...

 
 

Freedoms Foundation scholarships approved

The Thornbury Township Board of Supervisors approved two  scholarships for students who are residents of the township to attend the Freedoms Foundation's “Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program” to be held April 12-15, 2018. Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization located in Valley Forge, PA. Its mission is to educate about American rights and ...

 

More battlefield preservation in Birmingham

Located in the heart of the historic Brandywine Battlefield, a 13-acre tract of land on Birmingham Hill has been approved for purchase by the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. This parcel of land is the final piece of the Brandywine’s 25-year endeavor to preserve over 500 contiguous acres around Meetinghouse Road in Birmingham Township, ...

 

Free course on orchids

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is offering beauty at your fingertips.  Whether you’re new to orchids or a seasoned grower, our new, free learning experience, Everything About Orchids, offers valuable insights from our experts. Self-paced and fully online, this engaging course allows you to learn on your own schedule and from wherever you and your web-enabled device happen to be. ...

 

After-The-Bell plans fundraiser

The Kennett After-School Association has announced that their annual fundraiser, in support of their After-The-Bell program, will be held next month in the heart of Kennett Square and will feature A Taste Of Kennett. The event is scheduled for Friday, March 9 from 7-10 p.m. at Holly Peters Oriental Rugs & Home, 109 South Broad Street. “As we begin our 20th year, ...

 

Democrat to challenge Barrar for 160th

Anton Andrew announced in a press release today that he will seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives. Andrew will be seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar representing the 160th district, which covers parts of Chester and Delaware counties. The district includes Kennett Square, Pennsbury, and Pocopson Townships in Chester ...

 

Weather advisory

* Winter weather advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Wednesday. * Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. * Portions of central and northern New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia metropolitan area are included in the forecast. * Precipitation ...

 

Natural Lands adds acres to ChesLen

The largest privately-owned nature preserve open to the public in Southeastern Pennsylvania just got even bigger with the addition of 20 acres of rare habitat. Natural Lands, a regional land conservation organization, announced that its ChesLen Preserve, in Newlin Township, expanded to 1,282 acres when the organization purchased land from an adjacent neighbor. ...

 

Chester County aims for 5 billion steps

At their Sunshine Meeting public work session this week, the Chester County Commissioners, along with Health Department Director Jeanne Casner, announced this year’s WalkWorks ChesCo! goals and challenged all county residents to increase the number of steps collectively taken from one billion to five billion by the end of the year. In addition to upping the step ...

 

K-9 team relishes second life of cadaver searches

Shortly after a five-alarm fire ripped through the Barclay Friends assisted-living facility in West Chester on Nov. 16, four people remained missing and were presumed dead. As their loved ones waited for confirmation of their worst fears, Chester County deputy sheriffs had secured the scene for investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

 

Galer Cabernet Franc wins double gold

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery of Kennett Square was recently awarded a rare Double Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world.  After receiving nearly 7,000 entries from 35 states, 67 judges determined the best wines across the nation and Galer Estate’s 2015 Cabernet Franc was chosen as ...