Around Town March 21

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Learn about those fierce women of Chester County on walking tour of West Chester with the Chester County History Center.

• In honor of Women’s History Month, the Chester County History Center is offering a walking tour Fierce: Women of West Chester on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 27-28, from 6-7:30 p.m. This 1 ½ hour walking tour will visit the homes and businesses of the women who shaped West Chester from colonial times to the present. The tour covers approximately 1.5 miles and lasts…

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Brandywine Art Guide: January arts & events

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Nostalgia is not what it used to be by Mia Fabrizio, Solo Series at Abington Art Center

Welcome in 2024 with a variety of shows, exhibitions, and events brightening up chilly days. Cheers to a year full of color, vibrancy, and beauty in all mediums! The Abington Art Center brings a Solo Series in for Winter 2024, featuring artists Mia Fabrizio, Karen Hunter McLaughlin, Nicole Santiago, and Summer Yates. An Opening Reception will be held on Jan. 19 from 6 to 8…

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Brandywine Art Guide: December Arts & Events

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Ballerina by Victor Mordasov at Square Pear Gallery

The holiday season is a busy one for artists and art lovers alike. As December opens with a flurry of exhibitions, festivals, and shows, ’tis the season to support our local art community! • The Kennett Square Library opens its new exhibition space with a show from members of the Howard Pyle Studio Group. An Opening Reception will be held Nov. 30 from 5 to…

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U-CF talks sewers and budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members need to consider upgrading the wastewater treatment facilities at Chadds Ford Elementary School. The topic has been under consideration for several years and a final decision is approaching. The current system was installed in 1964 and treated water is discharged into Ring Run which feeds into the Brandywine Creek. It’s rated to treat 6,000 gallons per day but is currently…

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Longwood Reimagined on schedule

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An overhead view of how Longwood Reimagined will appear once finished. (All renderings courtesy of Bancroft Construction.)

Longwood Gardens revitalization project Longwood Reimagined, which began in 2021, is on schedule to be finished by the fall of 2024. There were some concerns about meeting that anticipated completion date, but things are back on track now, according to Greg Sawka, president and CEO of Bancroft Construction, the general contractor for the project, Sawka said during the lunch portion of a hard hat press…

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CF declaring a state of emergency

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A tree blocks Heyburn Road near Smithbridge Road.

UPDATE BELOW Chadds Ford Township is going to declare a state of emergency following the Monday, Aug. 7 storm that downed trees, damaged homes, and knocked out traffic lights. Township Manager Matt Baumann said Tuesday morning that solicitor Mike Maddren was already working on the declaration. “It’s so we can get reimbursed from the county,” Baumann said. Supervisors' Vicechairman Samantha Reiner, who spent part of…

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Blogging Along the Brandywine: ‘Beer for my horses’

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Steve, one of the Budweiser Clydesdale's at the Devon Horse Show. He's 10 years old, weighs 2,179 pounds and is 19 hands — 76 inches — tall at the withers.

OK my friends, let’s sing along with Toby Keith and Willie Nelson. “And we’ll raise up our glasses against evil forces, singing …whisky for my men…Beer for my horses!” I actually did give a can of beer to my crazy Anglo-Arab mount, a flashy show ring hunter, back in the day — and he liked it. Beer is made from grain, so why not? But…

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Road Report for Dec. 3 through Dec. 9

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • It's not over yet. Line painting, sign installation, and utility operations continue to cause…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Butler Looking for a larger dog? Meet Butter - a handsome, 6-year-old brindle-colored boy looking for a furever home. He walks well on a leash and has a curious face as if he’s trying to guess what you are thinking. If you are interested in meeting Butter, please bring…

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Williams to prosecute Kasner

State Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, has been appointed by the state Speaker of the House of Representatives Bryan Cutler to serve as a manager for the impeachment trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner. “It is an honor to be chosen by the speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to present the evidence and prosecute the articles of impeachment against the Philadelphia district attorney,”…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 14

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The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tank Look at this face on Tank. He’s curious and friendly with the biggest eyes. Tank lost his home when his owner became ill and could no longer care for him. He is dog friendly so a home with another dog may be a great fit. For an introduction,…

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