Art Live: Success stories during the pandemic

Artists continue to cook up ingenious ways to share work during this seemingly endless pandemic. When opportunities were canceled, Montgomery County artist Susan Klinger didn’t have much hope for sales or even that she would be productive with such turmoil all around. “I think we all became creative, thinking outside the box, about ways to get our art in front of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Family Time

Families take a refreshing walk through the Brandywine Creek at Shaws Bridge Park.

Tropical storm warning

A tropical storm warning is in effect for the next day and a half. The National Weather Service said tropical-storm-force winds are expected sometime within the next 36 hours, beginning 11:18 a.m. today, Aug. 3. Tropical Storm Isaias is poised to come through the region on Tuesday. It is currently around 60 miles east of Jacksonville, Florida, moving due north at 13 ...

New ‘parklet’ for dining in Kennett Square

Kennett Square is opening up a new outdoor dining area along the 100 block of W. State Street. It will serve four existing restaurants but comes at the loss of some parking. It will also close a part if the road on Thursday night and on weekends. While the parklet concept is new in Kennett Square, parklets of all kinds have been popping up in cities and towns around ...

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 3

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Chloe Large and in charge, Chloe has a uniquely beautiful calico coat with a big personality. She is the shelter diva with her social, sassy, and confident manner. Chloe will seek out attention and affection with her deep purr and friendly disposition. This plus-sized ...

UCF updated reopening plan

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has released its updated proposed plan for reopening schools. School board directors will be voting on whether to adopt the plan Monday night, Aug. 3 at 7:30. According to an email from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville, the plan took into consideration ideas from students, teachers, and parents. Three principles were ...

Roadwork for Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

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 Roadwork for Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PECO utility construction will cause ...

Local winery temporarily closed

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery Gal is closing its doors until Labor Day weekend because of new COVID-related restrictions. Owners Brad and Lele Galer sent the following press release on Friday, July 31. “We are very sorry to say that we have decided to close our doors to the public through August. Gate Side Wine Pick Up is still available throughout the week, but ...

DelCo warns about price gouging

Delaware County businesses have reported difficulties procuring needed supplies due to drastic price gouging. While items such as disinfectants, wipes, and masks have been a common source of complaints for businesses and residents, other less known supplies have reportedly become problematic. “Our salon owners have been hit particularly hard, as they were one of the ...

Property maintenance on hold

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night said the proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance wouldn’t happen anytime soon, if at all. “The intent was never to pass that draft ordinance that was circulated,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy. He added that the draft ordinance was a synthesis of 100 pages of a uniform property code that was boiled down to ...

Around Town July 30

• The Chester County Art Association is offering a plein air workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. The instructor is Kathy Miller. This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop. Students need to bring their own supplies and use their choice of medium(s) to capture the local landscape with the instructor's ...