Winterthur acquires rare 1927 Rolls-Royce

A rare 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Pall Mall Phaeton S 123 PM was recently given to Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, a gift that allows the institution to show how motoring guests of founder Henry Francis du Pont would have arrived on his estate in its heyday. The historic vehicle joins Winterthur’s Phantom I Ascot, S 379 FM. Both vehicles tell the story about ...

 

Kennett Township to discuss open space

Anyone interested in how Kennett Township develops and uses its open space in the future is urged to attend a public meeting March 20 where the most recent draft of the “Open Space, Trails, and Parks Master Plan and Needs Assessment” will be presented. The meeting will be held from 5-7 p.m. in the township building. “Once completed, this study will be our tool,” said ...

Adopt-a-Pet for March 18

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The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Meatball Meatball is a 3-year-old heapin' helpin' of love. A volunteer favorite, there's a lot of this sweet and social kitty to love. Meatball would prefer to be your only cat so that he doesn't need to share his servings of your love. He’s looking forward to meeting the ...

It’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point time

Horses vault the stone wall at last year’s Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point.

When the warm breezes of spring waft their way into Chester County, the local fox hunting horses and folks who love them sniff the air and know it’s time for the annual point-to-point races. The 2019 Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point — scheduled for Sunday, April 7 — is one of the early ones. It offers a wide variety of activities at the Myrick Center in Pocopson ...

Exploring Hope: What’s your authority?

A little boy tells his friend that unicorns really exist. "No, they don't,” says the friend. “Yes, they do. My mom said so.” “Well, my mom says they don't exist." “Your mom is stupid." Now, what's going on in this story? Well, there is a battle over authority. Neither child has enough life experience to settle the question empirically. Therefore, the only thing they ...

Mind Matters: Homesickness

Ever been homesick? Most of us have. “Homesickness is the distress and functional impairment caused by an actual or anticipated separation from home and attachment objects such as parents,” state Christopher Thurber, and Edward Walton, M.D., in Pediatrics: 119 (Jan 2007, p 192-201). (Also available on the web: ...

UHS alum chosen as Knight-Hennessy scholar

A Unionville High graduate and senior chemistry major at Stanford University was one of 69 students from 20 countries chosen as a 2019 Knight-Hennessy Scholar. Courtney Smith of West Chester is a senior majoring in chemistry. She will pursue a doctorate in genetics at the Stanford School of Medicine.The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program aims to develop an ...

Exploring the arts at Darlington summer camp

Children enjoying music at Darlington Guitar Jam camp.

Now that daylight savings time is here and spring is knocking at the door, summer camp opportunities beckon for children and families to consider. A great family option is Camp Creativity at Darlington Arts Center in Garnet Valley. They provide an ideal environment for children to tap into talents while opening multiple doors for exploring creativity geared toward ...

Roadwork for March 16-March 22

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 March 16-March 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Power line replacement will cause lane closures on ...

Boost Your Business: Be a person of influence

Who are you and what do you stand for? We’re all exposed to continuous advertising. Yes, it’s now continuous (rather than “continual”) because it’s impossible to escape. You know it. I know it. It’s everywhere. And the businesses that are most effective are the ones that have established their brands. Brands are critical to recognition, and recognition is critical to ...

CFES art show opens next Friday

Kathy Ruck and Rick Phillips are the featured and donating artists for this year's Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Show and Sale set for next Friday and Saturday, March 22 and 23.

Next Friday, March 22, marks the opening of the 70thannual Chadds Ford Art Show and Sale. There will be 65 artists taking part in the event that was started by Betsy Wyeth when her son Jamie attended the school in 1949. For two of the artists, that history is significant. Kathy Ruck, this year’s featured artist, and Rick Phillips, the donating artist this year, both ...