Mixed Media: The art of giving

Happy Holidays! In step with of the rest of the country, I too, am entirely skipping over the Thanksgiving holiday and plunging right into December holiday madness and evidently, so is the local art and/or crafts bubble. So let’s jump right into some of the seasonal offerings that will get you in the spirit. I’d like to say that I’m a great gift giver, although, like ...

 

Art Watch: Unionville Art Gala is here

Painting by Maryanne Weselyk for Unionville Art Gala

You know the holidays are around the corner when the art and artisan shows start popping up on the weekends. Art is always the best gift, and there are so many places to buy that special hand-made work of art every weekend during the month of November! The Annual Unionville Art Gala at Unionville High School in Kennett Square is Friday November 17th 6 to 9 p.m. and ...

Holiday traditions continue in Chadds Ford

Volunteers prepare for the beginning g of the annual holiday tradition by making the great fr the Brabndywie River Museum Art.

Annual holiday traditions will be continuing in Chadds Ford Township this year, and a new one is about to begin. The large wreath will once again hang on the outside wall of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, while the inside — beginning on Black Friday — will feature Critter ornaments and the ever-popular O gauge model railroad. And though Chadds Ford Gallery is no ...

Flu shots: when and why

The best way to reduce your risk of getting the flu and spreading it to others is to get a flu vaccine

The arrival of fall and cooler weather means flu season is on its way. To decrease your chance of getting the flu this year, prevention is best—which starts with getting a flu shot. While each flu season is different, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized or die from flu-related causes every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the ...

Rabbinic Reflections: The importance of learning

It seemed normal until it was remarkable. I knew Jews in the South often went to Episcopal private schools, much the way Jews attend Friends schools in this area. I knew because I was one of them, a proud graduate of St. John’s School. I was just another example of some narrative connection between Jews and education. Five years ago, though, my story was no longer a ...

Photo of the Week: Art House

The Andy Wyeth Studio

The Andy Wyeth Studio in Chadds Ford. The famous artist spent more than 40 years working in this location.

Mind Matters: The APA and the state of the nation

“No matter their age, more than half [59 percent] of Americans believe this is the lowest point in our nation’s history that they can remember.” This is the notable finding of the American Psychological Association’s August 2017, survey, “Stress in America: The State of Our Nation.” The APA has been examining stress in America for over a decade in conjunction with ...

Roadwork for Nov. 11 through Nov. 17

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Nov. 11 through Nov. 17. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Route 162 is scheduled to close next week between Brandywine Drive and Stargazer ...

The Human Resource: Calculate the cost of a bad hire

Regardless of how effective your recruitment process may be, there will be times when a new employee simply cannot effectively or successfully perform the job they were hired for. Further, there are times that an applicant is simply successful at getting through the process without the necessary skills and expertise to perform the role well. The result? A bad hire. ...

Concord, Pettinaro settle; Chadds Ford sues

In a surprise move, Concord Township Council Wednesday night entered into a settlement with Ridge Road Development, which ends current litigation over a proposed development on Concord's border with Chadds Ford. Ridge Road development is a subsidiary of Pettinaro Construction. By doing so, Concord agrees that Condition 19 of the approval — which required Chadds ...

Loop road heads to supervisors

A long journey for a short road has one more stop to make — at a Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors' meeting. Members of the township Planning Commission last night voted 5-0 to recommend approval of the final plan for the Hillman Drive extension, the last leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. "This idea has been around since the ...