Brandywine Art Guide: Pennsylvania Stories at WCFF

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Takin' It to the Streets by Casey Fenoglio

In 1799, a small town on the outskirts of Philadelphia was the home of a popular tavern, an intersection at the corners of High and Gay Streets, and a growing population. It was already the county seat, but it finally earned the status of “borough”—225 years ago. This year marks West Chester's 225th birthday, which is being celebrated with parties, a parade through that famous…

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Boost Your Business: Menstrual health in the workplace

Menstrual health is a crucial workplace concern. It’s time to normalize conversations about menstruation and menstrual health in the workplace to better support women. Why is this important? Barriers to Career Progression: Despite being a natural part of life, menstruation can act as a barrier to career advancement and overall well-being for many women.  In a survey done by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

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Road report for April 15 through April 19

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 15 through April 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through April 20, the right lane of southbound Route 202 will be closed overnight between Brinton’s Bridge and Oakland roads…

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Energy enhancement in Olde Ridge

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Monitors with scrolling colored lights help generate the energy field the body uses to heal itself by recharging the cells, according to PJ Hendrix of Willowdale Holistic Center.

PJ Hendrix understands that some people will be skeptical. She acknowledges it’s all very “new-agey” but she said, “You don’t have to believe in something to reap the benefits.” Hendrix runs the Willowdale Holistic Center in Chadds Ford’s Olde Ridge Village Shoppes at Ridge Road and Route 202. She describes the center as a wellness center with a focus on an energy enhancement system. She’s…

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Around Town April 11

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Wildflower Weekend is coming to Mt. Cuba Center on April 19 through 21.

• Mt. Cuba Center’s annual Wildflower Weekend is Friday through Sunday, April 19-21. Experience the display of spring ephemeral blooms and enjoy three days of live music, gardening activities and tours, outdoor family programming, and more. Food selections and native plants are available for purchase. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Borough of West Chester is about to celebrate its 225th anniversary…

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Not your father’s sneaker shop

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Size Up Sneakers is not just another shoe store, not even your standard shop for running shoes. Size Up Sneakers in Olde Ridge Village features specialty and collectible sneakers. Chris Thorp and his wife own the shop that’s in one-half of the location where Special Teas used to be. But what are collectible and specialty sneakers? “It can be about a specific model of shoe,…

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Police Log April 10: Terroristic threats, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • A 31-year-old man was arrested for making terroristic threats in Applebee’s Bar and Grill in East Marlborough Township on April 6. Police didn’t identify the suspect either by name or municipality. The report said police were called in because of a disturbance. An intoxicated male was refusing to leave and made threats to troopers and customers. He was removed…

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Taste & Sea for ‘coastal elegance’

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John and Chrissy Talbot describe Taste & Sea as coastal elegant fine dining.

Taste & Sea, the new coastal elegant restaurant that moved into Keystone Plaza where Pescatores used to be is officially open. Though it had a soft opening a few weeks ago, the official grand opening was Monday, April 8. Local politicians, Kathleen Goodier from Chadds Ford Township and John Gillespie from Concord were on hand as was former state Rep. Steve Barrar. John and Chrissy…

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Fishing returns to grist mill

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The fish and fishing are back at Newlin Grist Mill Park.

After a five-year hiatus, fishing returned to Newlin Grist Mill Park in Concord Township this past weekend. The return coincided with the opening day of trout season, which was Saturday. Fishing at the park’s ponds was curtailed when the widening of Conchester Highway led to silt buildup in the ponds fed by Chester Creek. The silting even shut down the millrace that powers the mill.…

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Adopt-a-Pet April 8

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Pepperpot Pepperpot is an adorable 2-year-old tuxedo cat with the cutest face and a black spot on her left cheek. She has a gentle, quiet nature and is very loving and sweet. Please come say hello to Pepperpot just as soon as you can. You can name your adoption…

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