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DelCo Symphony goes virtual

As with so many other events, the Delaware County Symphony is still not having any live, in-person concerts. But the show still goes on. The symphony announced, through its Music Director Jennifer Nicole Campbell, that the symphony will be having virtual concerts. European Flavors is the first of six in that series and is already posted on YouTube and the symphony’s ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Milkweed and Friends

Immature milkweed bugs stay close to their food source, the seed pods of the Common Milkweed. Monarch caterpillars also feed on the seed pods.

 

Levity in the face of COVID

It's been said that humor is the best medicine. But while humor won't prevent or cure COVID-19, it is a way to cope, and that's just what Pennsbury Township's Jenny Fenton is trying to do. Fenton has begun a project calling on people to write a poem about what it's like to wear a COVID mask. "It's a little levity in serious times," Fenton said. Fenton is asking ...

 

New hybrid plan for K-5 OK’d

Just hours after residents rallied to have schools reopened at least on a hybrid basis, U-CF School Board directors voted to do just that. At least for grades K-5 who will start with a hybrid schedule on Oct. 12. The board will vote on what to do with grades 6-12 in October with an eye on bringing those students back with a hybrid plan on Oct. 26. According to ...

 

Photo of the Week: Ducks in a Row

Ducks seem to line up in size order while perched on a rock in the Brandywine Creek near the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington.

 

Parents, students, want in-person option

An estimated 50 people, parents and kids alike, rallied outside Unionville High School Monday evening, calling for the district to reopen schools for in-person learning. Parents said the virtual-only system is unfair and a disservice to the kids. Kelsey McLean, of Pocopson Township, said: “Our kids need to get back into school. It’s sad. It’s really a disservice to ...

 

Rally to reopen UCF planned

A rally to reopen Unionville-Chadds Ford School District schools with in-person education is planned for 5:15 p.m., Monday, Sept. 21. Organizer Chris Brill, of East Marlborough Township, said Friday morning that at least 10 people said they intend on attending the rally to be held in front of the District Administration offices in the high school parking lot. School ...

 

YouTube for growing a business

YouTube is the second largest search engine with millions of viewers per day, so it pays for companies to have a YouTube channel. That, according to Randi Penfil, a trainer with Grow with Google. Google owns YouTube, and Penfil — a former member of the Chadds Ford Business Association before she and her family moved to Baltimore — hosted a webinar for CFBA members ...

 

The Carve goes virtual for 2020

It's a sign of the times. The Great Pumpkin Carve — Chadds Ford Historical Society’s most popular event and largest fundraiser — is going virtual for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m obviously not happy about this,” said Jason Greenplate, the executive director of the Historical Society. “We looked at a million different ways we could try to have it ...

 

Traffic talk at Crebilly hearing

It was all about traffic at the latest Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township Monday night. Traffic engineer Nicole Kline, of McMahon Associates, wrapped up her testimony being cross-examined by attorneys and others with party status. The current hearings, referred to as Crebilly II, since this is the second set of conditional use ...

 

Photo of the Week: Hidden Power

The old hydroelectric mill in Pennsbury Township is deep in shadow under full summer foliage.