Police Log July 26: Theft, accidents, DUIs

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Marian A. Langerak, 59, of Wilmington, was cited following a two-vehicle accident on School House Road near Longwood Road in East Marlborough Township on July 22. A report said Langerak crossed into the oncoming traffic lane. No injuries were reported. • Police arrested two women who allegedly robbed the East Marlborough ...

 

Art Watch: Stop, look, and read

Audrey Lewis in front of Winter

As most of Chester County knows by now, July 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of artist Andrew Wyeth, which is being celebrated locally in an exceptional exhibit at The Brandywine River Museum of Art, "Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect."  The Brandywine River Museum of Art  offers an opportunity to see over 100 works by Andrew Wyeth, created from age 20 to his ...

Failed culvert closes Heyburn Road

Heyburn Road in Chadds Ford Township remains closed today because of a culvert failure just south of Route 1. According to Township Manager Amanda Serock, the culvert under Heyburn Road failed and compromised the roadway. It's uncertain how long the road will be closed, she said in an email. The need to repair the culvert has been discussed previously. Supervisors ...

Conservancy celebrates Farm to Table

Conservation work meets the dinner table during the Brandywine Conservancy’s Farm to Table event on Wednesday, Aug. 9, celebrating 50 years of protecting open space and clean water in the Brandywine Valley. The evening will be hosted by H.G. Haskell III, of SIW Vegetables, and the food will be prepared by Chef MacGregor Mann of the Millstone Café at the Brandywine ...

Local road update

Chadds Ford Township has announced that Heyburn Road, between Route 1 and Tally H Drive will be closed today, July 24, for emergency repairs. Concord Township announced that Glasgow Inc. will begin road work today with milling on Clayton Park Drive and Green Creek Lane. It is anticipated that Swan Lake Drive, Levi Run, and Lockhart Drive will begin on Tuesday. ...

Five ways OTC sleep aids are misused

Faced with another night of tossing and turning followed by a day made harder by a lack of sleep, many people turn to an over-the-counter sleep aid for help. However, it’s a slippery slope from using a sleeping pill once in a while to relying on it every night – and many people quickly find themselves unable to get a good night’s rest without it. A recent Consumer ...

Photo of the Week: Rest Stop

Rest Stop

A butterfly takes a break from fluttering by.

Mind Matters: Critical thinking meets compassion

Elizabeth Minuchin, in “The Evil of Banality,” argues that when people don’t think critically, they simply “follow” and can become agents of evil without questioning the morality of their actions. An evil system, she says, only works when ordinary people carry out its orders. The work of Philip Zimbardo corroborates her premise. He and his colleagues devised the ...

Roadwork for July 22 through July 28

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 July 22 through July 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. •  Lane restrictions are scheduled on Newark Road between Route 41 and Big Toe Road in ...

The Human Resource: Policy versus practice

As a business owner, it is a great feeling when you have examined your workforce and designed an effective infrastructure for your employment practices. Policies were carefully and deliberately designed to educate the workforce on expectations, communicate benefits and programs, and establish guidelines for workplace behavior and job performance. Prior to issuance of ...

Jamie Wyeth shares father’s wit and wisdom

Jamie Wyeth converses with Brandywine River Museum Curator Audrey Lewis

Artist Jamie Wyeth, with his handsome looks and charm, has always left the ladies swooning. Since the death of his famous father, Andrew Wyeth, in 2009, however, Jamie has taken on an almost avuncular persona when talking about his father’s art and growing up Wyeth. For local residents, his stories are not new, but they are so funny, no one minds hearing them again. ...