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‘Not enough to buy a house’

Martha Steward and Kevin Sharkey.

Martha Stewart told a sold-out audience in Longwood Gardens amphitheater that the Brandywine Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the country. She started coming to the area so she could drive carriages with Frolic Weymouth. Rumors spread at the time Stewart was buying a house in Chadds Ford. Although she still comes here for work at QVC, her love of the ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet June 14

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Ophelia Looking for a kitty that’s full of personality? Ophelia is charming, curious, and full of love. This 2-year old sweetie is quite chatty and greets her friends with an adorable chirp, followed by lots of purring. Ophelia loves to play but doesn’t mind entertaining ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 7

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Skye Skye is a gorgeous, sweet girl who was quite shaken up after being surrendered to us, but she's slowly learning how to trust and showing her personality more and more each day. Skye loves exploring nature, playing fetch, and belly rubs. She'll need some quiet time to ...

 

Hidden gems revealed on Kennett Tour

The tour required a lot of walking, but taking in breath-taking views and visiting gorgeous houses is a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. When you attend the annual Bayard Taylor Home & Garden Tour, you are also giving financial support to Kennett Library’s many programs This year’s Library tour on June 1, appropriately titled “Hidden Gems,” offered glimpses of ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Shadow Shadow may be 9 years old, but he’s young at heart. This love bug has been around and seen it all, and now he’s hoping to find a loving home to relax in his golden years. Shadow turns into a purr machine when being held, he loves to snuggle, and he’s a little ...

 

Travel Made Easy: I made a mistake

Yep, even a travel professional can make a mistake, and this was truly my mistake. On our last cruise vacation, we arrived in Miami this night before the cruise departed. So far, so good. It was an early evening flight, so we didn’t arrive at the hotel until almost 9 p.m. and this was the first mistake. Upon arrival, the clerk informed us our room had been upgraded. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Caroline Caroline is a charming and bright 1-year-old with just the right amount of silliness to steal your heart. She is a bit shy when meeting new people, but she warms up to be goofy, eager for attention, and happy to show off some commands for a treat. Caroline does ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bubba Bubba’s handsome face and perky ears are totally irresistible. This 5-year old heartthrob is easy going and hopes for a home as laid back as he is. Bubba enjoys going for long walks, and he’s perfect on the leash. Did we mention he also loves treats? He’ll do just ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Kali Kali is a big, beautiful torbie cat weighting in at 15 pounds. This 6-year old sweetie was transferred from an overcrowded shelter, receiving her second chance at finding her forever home with the BVSPCA. Kali is very loving and would make a terrific companion cat.  ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Buddy Buddy's heart-shaped nose says it all. He's large, lovable, and a great snuggler. This lovebug lost his home of 14 years and hopes someone will give him a soft lap landing for his golden years. Buddy wouldn't mind living with another lowkey animal like him; he just ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Wheelchairs in airports

Can you hear it now? “I don’t need a wheelchair at the airport” No, I’m sure you’d rather be exhausted when you arrive at the gate and worry about finding the connecting gate and getting there in time. It’s hard admitting you can’t do what you used to do. Using a wheelchair in an airport can be a challenge, physical and mental. It’s more about giving up control of ...