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DelCo holding forum on new voting system

Delaware County residents are invited to discuss the five new proposed voting systems during a public forum on July 9 at 4 p.m. in the Delaware County Council Public Meeting Room (201 West Front St., Media, PA.) The public forum, hosted by the County’s Board of Elections and Delaware County Council, is being held to allow for the public’s input on five new proposed ...

 
 

Coroner’s office fails accreditation

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has failed to achieve accreditation by the International Association of Coroners and Medical Examiners because of the deficiencies of its morgue and autopsy facilities. The Office’s Medicolegal Office Practices, Investigative Practices, and Laboratory Services all met or exceeded required standards. The high number of autopsies ...

 

Shakespeare on the quad at West Chester

Pack a picnic, grab a lawn chair and gather your whole family for an evening of free and festive open-air entertainment. Saturday, June 29 marks West Chester University’s first ever Summer Classics performance with Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on the Academic Quadrangle at 700 S. High Street (just behind the Philips Memorial Building.) More information ...

 

Sebastian Heindl wins Longwood Gardens Organ Competition

Sebastian Heindl, 21,  is the winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, garnering the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. In addition, Heindl receives a contract with Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and a 2019-20 performance at Longwood Gardens. "The Longwood Gardens Organ Competition is truly unique and inspiring. I have never been ...

 

Finalists for $40,000 prize selected

Five talented musicians have advanced to the finals of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition to compete for the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize. The finalists are Rashaan Allwood (Mississauga, Ontario); Bryan Anderson, (Stockbridge, Ga.); Thomas Gaynor (Wellington, New Zealand); Sebastian Heindl (Gera, Germany); and Colin MacKnight (Morristown, ...

 

UES student shares passion for animals

State Sen. Tom Killion visited Unionville Elementary School to speak with students about Victoria’s Law, SB44, a Senate bill sponsored by Killion and state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, that discourages pet stores from using animals supplied by puppy mills. Victoria’s Law was created in honor of a German shepherd who was rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill after 10 years ...

 

Kennett to celebrate Underground Railroad

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free — over two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become official. Kennett Square’s annual Juneteenth ...

 

Chester County keeps emergency accreditation

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services received confirmation that it remains nationally accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program for a further five-year period. Chester County was the first county in the state to achieve full accreditation for its emergency management program in 2014. Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle ...

 

N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives

This summer the Brandywine River Museum of Art will present N. C. Wyeth: New Perspectives, the first exhibition in almost 50 years to examine in depth the entirety of Wyeth’s multifaceted oeuvre. A formidable yet often overlooked figure in the history of American art, N. C. Wyeth was the foremost illustrator of his generation, and the patriarch of an extraordinary ...

 

Free concerts in the Anson B. Nixon Park

In its 13th season, the Summer Concert Series returns to Anson B. Nixon Park in June.  All concerts are FREE and run 8 consecutive Wednesdays June 19th thru August 7th. Concerts are rain or shine events, and are only canceled in the event of severe weather.  Doors open at 6 p.m. Shows start promptly at 7 p.m. and run until 9 p.m. with a brief intermission.  Dinner is ...

 

Students to train with pros at WCU

West Chester University is gearing up to welcome youth from around the region this summer for music and theatre performing arts camps that train, entertain and build lifelong skills. Information and registration for all summer camps can be found here. Music and theatre camps are designed for ages 8 and up and leveled to serve beginners, as well as those who wish to ...