Adopt-a-Pet March 23

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, March 28. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. BOJANGLES ...

 

Around Town March 23

• The annual Chadds Ford Elementary Art Sale and Show begins Friday, March 24 from 7-10 p.m. and resumes Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday night is adults only. Saturday will feature a talk by local Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner. • Rachel Kohl Library is having an open house this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be entertainment ...

Colonial “cocktails” at the tavern

At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 9 p.m., come experience the atmosphere of an 18th century tavern! Celebrate the tavern as an integral part of 18th Century culture by discussing the politics of the day with Ben Franklin portrayed by living historian Rob DeVitis.  Try your hand at traditional Colonial games, sample historic tavern fare ...

DuPont donates artwork to local museums

DuPont today announced it will make a substantial donation of significant works of art from the DuPont collection and the Hotel du Pont to the Brandywine River Museum of Art, Delaware Art Museum and Hagley Museum & Library. The donated artwork includes important pieces by three generations of the Wyeth family, Frank Schoonover and Edward Loper, among other ...

Police Log March 22: Burglary, drug bust stolen gun

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a burglary in Concord Township. A report said someone entered a home through an unlocked door on Marlborough Lane sometime between 2 and 4 p.m. on March 8 and stole two pieces of jewelry. • Michael Anthony Scandle, 26, of Brookhaven was charged with drug possession in Concord Township on Feb. 20. Police said ...

Traffic advisory for March 22-24

Chester Water Authority is planning a right lane closure on northbound East Cypress Street/Baltimore Pike between Cope Road and McFarlan Road in Kennett Township, on Wednesday, March 22, through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for water main installation, PennDOT announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area. The ...

School board authorizes spending

As was indicated by their discussions during last week’s workshop, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors this week authorized spending more than $540,000 on building improvements. Directors also voted to spend an additional $230,000 for buses and agreed on a resolution in opposition to a state proposal that would eliminate property taxes from school funding. ...

Art Watch: All American

Spring on Wylie, by Jacalyn Beam, Chadds Ford Art Show

The big art weekend event this week is 68th Annual Chadds Ford Art Show, held at Chadds Ford Elementary School this Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Friday opening is for adults only and is always a very fun party with donated delicious appetizers served by students and staff on cleverly made palette trays. It is ...

Fire hits Haskell Farm

Firefighters respond to a blaze in an outbuilding at the Haskell farm in Pennsbury Township.

Firefighters from seven different companies responded to a fire in an outbuilding on Hill Girt Farm off of South Creek Road in Pennsbury Township Monday afternoon. The cause of the fire was not immediately known, but owner HG Haskell said there were no injuries. Responding to the fire were units from Longwood, Concordville, Kennett, West Chester, Avondale, West Grove ...

Pain relief for sciatica sufferers

Sciatica is a pain that originates along your sciatic nerve, which extends from the back of your pelvis down the back of your thigh.

Surgery may be the fastest route to lasting pain relief for sciatica sufferers. Noninvasive and nonsurgical techniques sometimes work to alleviate the pain associated with sciatica. However, for some patients it can feel like there’s no relief from the leg cramps, shooting pains, or electrical jolts they feel running down the back of their legs. When ...

Barbone announced re-election bid

Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone formally announced her plan to run for re-election during a township Republican gathering Thursday night. Barbone was elected in 2015 to the fill the remaining two years of former Supervisor Keith Klaver's term. Klaver resigned from the board for health reasons in January 2015. He died a year later. In a short interview ...