Rabbinic Reflections: Gardening freedom in winter

“Stay warm.” With each bitter cold snap this winter, we tell each other to “stay warm.” We mean it, it is cold outside, dangerously so. We would be remiss, though, if we stopped at thinking about the temperature, wind chills, and whether the heat is working. There is also a biting chill in today’s civil discourse. Today, we need to say and hear “stay warm” as a ...

 

Escape winter at Orchid Extravaganza

Orchid Extravaganza to open at Longwood Gardens January 20

Longwood Gardens provides a colorful escape from the winter blues this season during Orchid Extravaganza, running January 20 through March 25. The heated 4-acre conservatory transports guests into a warm oasis featuring thousands of vibrant orchid blooms displayed in extraordinary ways. In addition to the one-of-a-kind horticultural display, Orchid Extravaganza ...

Photo of the Week: Circling the Center

Circling the Center

A sunny but cold Sunday evokes a classic image.

Mind Matters: Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood revisited

In this new year of 2018, I unearthed a treasure from the last century. That is, watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood once again. More than 35 years ago, my children would sit in rapt attention to Mr. Rogers soothing songs and now it’s my granddaughter who carries on the tradition. I remember looking forward every day to Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood which aired in the ...

Roadwork for Jan.13 through Jan. 19

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 Jan. 13 through Jan. 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Utility installation will cause daytime lane closures on Naamans Creek Road, between ...

Skeletal remains identified

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the skeletal remains found in Caln Township in March 2017 as those of Barbara Keenan of Marcus Hook. The results of a forensic DNA analysis performed by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification were received on Jan. 8 and provided the basis for this definitive identification. Chester ...

CFHS gets Scarborough painting

Mike Connolly, the executive director of the Chadds Ford Historical Society, accepts Twin Bridges, a painting by Paul Scarborough, from Jenny Fenton and The Friends of Twin Bridges.

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is now the proud owner of "Twin Bridges," a painting by the late Paul Scarborough. It was a gift from several members of the Friends of Twin Bridges. Seven members of the group — Jenny and Wendell Fenton, Ford and Brian Draper, Bob and Lynn Luft and David Harrington — bought the painting from Barbara Moore Fine Art in December and ...

The Human Resource: Harassment prevention training

If you have watched or heard any of the attest news highlights in recent weeks, the topic of sexual harassment is popping up all over the country and across industries.  Increased education and awareness of the behaviors and conduct that lead to violations of employee’s rights in the workplace have and will continue to lead to an increase in complaints and ...

Academic Achievement Jan.11

Mitchell Camp, of Chadds Ford, has been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success at Kutztown University. The society is the nation's largest leadership honor society. Students are selected by their college for membership based on either academic standing or leadership potential. Candidacy is a nationally recognized achievement of honorable distinction.

Around Town Jan. 11

Members of the Brandywine Business Network donate more than $1,000 to Operation Warm.

• Chadds Ford native Jennifer Nicole Campbell will perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at Neumann University on Sunday, Feb. 11 with the Delaware County Symphony. Campbell is the DCS artist in residence. Concert tickets are $15 or $12 for seniors and students but, upon presentation of a Delaware County or Montgomery County Library card, you may purchase one ...

Adopt-a-Pet: Jan. 11

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Brody Brody loves life and lives it like 8 years old is just a number. He can keep up with an active lifestyle and enjoys couch cuddles just as much. Brody is eager to please, and his loving personality quickly wins over everyone he meets. This sweetheart can be adopted at ...