Around Town Aug 4

• Enjoy a concert under the stars when Wicked Sycamore comes to the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Friday, Aug. 19. The all-female trio plays contemporary folk with a mischievous edge that is grounded in traditional roots, Americana, and bluegrass. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7 p.m. The Museum's art galleries will be open from 6-6:45 ...

 

Cooler weather, eventually

As the saying goes, it’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. This summer, it’s been both. While other parts of the country have had a harsher summer, it’s also been hot, sticky, and uncomfortable in the Delaware Valley. And that discomfort will remain a while longer. The current heat wave is expected to last at least through the weekend. But AccuWeather is looking ...

Conditional OK for storage facility

A proposed self-storage facility is one step closer to reality after Concord Township Council granted conditional use approval for the plan during its Aug. 2 meeting. Even with the conditional use approval, the plan must still go through land development with the Planning Commission and then get final approval from the council. The applicant, Premiere A-2 Storage, ...

Police Log August 3: DUIs, no show at hearings

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Pennsylvania State Police conducted a sobriety checkpoint from Friday, July 22, through Sunday, July 24 Approximately 150 vehicles went through the checkpoint resulting in one DUI arrest and 25 warnings issued for vehicle code violations. • Michael Bacon, 28, of Wilmington, was arrested on DUI charges, according to a state ...

Birmingham in brief

Birmingham Township supervisors made quick work of a short agenda Monday night. With Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Mike Shiring on vacation, Chairman Scott Boorse and Supervisor Dan Hill voted to give the go-ahead for the renovation of an historical house at the Brandywine Picnic Park that was damaged by last September’s flooding. Boorse said the Historical Commission ...

Photo of the Week: The Gaze

A chilling gaze on a hot summer day.

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 1

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Dwayne Dwayne is a big guy whose playfulness shows itself when he is out of his cage. Dwayne has had some sadness in his life and will flourish in a kind and loving home. His adoption fee has been graciously sponsored. Visit adorable Dwayne today. Titan Titan is ...

Greenmore saves beagles

Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue has successfully saved a group of 10 beautiful beagles as part of a national rescue effort by the Humane Society of the United States. The Humane Society assumed responsibility for the beagle relocation following a lawsuit brought by the Department of Justice against Envigo RMS LLC, a company that bred dogs to be sold to laboratories ...

Cutters Square open in Chadds Ford

Debbie Coons has been cutting hair for more than 30 years. She’s worked as a full-service stylist—hair coloring and perming—during that time. Now, though, Coons has her own shop in Chadds Ford Township, where it’s strictly hair-cutting only. The shop is Cutters Square at 1410 Baltimore Pike, in the little strip mall on Route 1 between Heyburn Road and the Chadds Ford ...

Road Report for July 30 through Aug. 5

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 July 30 through Aug. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility restoration will cause daytime lane closures on ...

Boost Your Business: Web design ideas

It takes an internet user around 0.5 seconds to form an impression of your website. So, if you think you can still get by on weak web design elements, then you’re mistaken. People will immediately form an opinion of your product/services based on the look and content of your website. It needs to be perfect if you want to keep their attention. A cluttered web design ...