Academic Achievement June 14

• Virginia Benway of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List at the University of Maryland Global Campus for the spring 2024 term. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. • Chadds Ford…

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Road report for June 17 through June 21

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from June 17 through June 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Manhole replacement will cause periodic daytime lane closures on Route 3 in West Chester between Darlington and Church streets through…

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Around Town June 13

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The Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens on June 30.

• It’s Kennett Symphony: Under the Stars — Halls of Magic at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre on Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition, and John Williams/Patrick Doyle/Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter Symphonic Suite. Reserved seating is $50. Get tickets here. In the event of rain, this concert will be held at Unionville High…

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Police Log June 12:DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police arrested a 51-year-old woman from Kennett Square (not named in the report) with DUI following a traffic stop for vehicle code infractions. The incident happened shortly before midnight on June 10 on E. Baltimore Pike. Troopers noticed indicators of impairment and a field sobriety test also indicated impairment, the report said. • Police said they arrested a…

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Parents concerned about sex survey

While school board directors are preparing to vote on next year’s budget, parents are still concerned that their rights are being ignored. The budget vote is scheduled for June 17, the June 10 work session began with several parents expressing their concern about a survey regarding sexuality given to ninth graders. As previously reported, the survey in question was given to the students during a…

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Former Wyeth property to be preserved

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The former home of NC Wyeth is to be preserved.

A former Chadds Ford home of NC Wyeth, where he worked on the Treasure Island illustration is about to be preserved. The property is known as the Davis Tract but is more recently the home of former Chadds Ford residents, the Camp Family. It’s the 16-acre property just to the east of the Barn Shops on Route 1. NALT President Steven Carter said the nonprofit…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bumblebee Looking for a large dog? Meet Bumblebee, a 3-year-old. He’s great while being leashed up to go out in the yards with our staff and has enjoyed walking and sniffing around the yards on a spring day. Please come meet this handsome dog today. You can name your…

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Rabbinic Reflections: Faithcraft

Judaism is faith-based, but not based on faith. At least, it is not based solely on faith. We would not talk about the Jewish people, Jewishness, Jewish identity, or antisemitism if Judaism was only about beliefs or tenets and their consequent behaviors. Rather, Judaism is multifaceted and multilayered, especially given its survival over millennia. As we approach the holiday of Shavuot this week, it matters…

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Racing for water quality

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Runners race to raise money so the Newlin Grist Mill Park can purchase water monitoring equipment. (Courtesy image.)

Newlin Grist Mill Park and Concord Township are again teaming up to promote water quality. The second annual Race for the Watershed and Rubber Duck Regatta is scheduled for next Saturday, June 15. Last year’s event raised $10,000 for water monitoring equipment for the park. And they’re hoping for the same this year. Brenda Orso, the development manager at the park, said the monitoring equipment…

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Summer doings at Kennett Library

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The community mural at the Kennett Library.

Kennett Library is ready for summer. June, July, and August are filled with programs and events centered around Summer Reading, inspired by STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) programming. Chris Manna, Executive Director, said, “Our summer is filled with a mix of returning favorites and new experiences. Whether you explore the makerspace, join a book group, or bring your lunch on the terrace, the Kennett…

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