Land Conservancy secures 200 more acres

The Land Conservancy said the acquisition of a 180-acre property located in Elk Township. The property, which is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will constitute TLC’s sixth nature preserve. The property was formerly owned by the Patricia du Pont Trust and the proceeds will go directly to support the work of the Trust’s equine and hound rescue operations. The ...

 

Police Log April 11: From arson to attempted murder

• An arson investigation has led to attempted murder charges. State police from the Avondale barracks said Michael Thomas Shelley, 25 of Oxford, was charged with three counts of criminal attempted murder, arson, possessing instruments of crime and criminal mischief. According to the report, police were investigating a case of suspected arson following a Jan. 19 fire ...

Talking safety at U-CF

A program up for consideration by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an airing out during the board’s April 9 work session. The program "Say Something," through Sandy Hook Promise, is designed to help students and adults understand the need for reporting "acute issues and concerns in real time and without any fear of reprisal," according to Leah ...

Chester County Studio Tour

Terri Morse Studio

Art collectors, enthusiasts and novices will have two full days in May to meet some of the best artists in their Chester County studios, observe the creative process and to purchase their distinctive creations. “The Chester County Studio Tour grows in popularity each year and this year will be the best ever,” said Jeff Schaller, artist and show coordinator. “The ...

Photo of the Week: The Kuerner Farm House

The Kuerner Farm House

From Andy Wyeth to today’s artists and photographers, the Kuerner Farm and the family house continue to be an inspiration for artists and photographers in the Chadds Ford area. (Cards of this and other images are available from Barbara Moore Fine Art. Click here to see the collection.)

Mt. Cuba donates trees to Wilmington

Mt. Cuba donates trees

This week Wilmington citizens planted spring blooms on a vacant lot in the city’s West Center City neighborhood. More than 40 members of the community, government agencies, and local conservation groups attended the ceremony around the vacant lot stabilization effort. “Our communities are the sum total of all of these gestures by people who care for them,” said Mayor ...

Helping kids deal with anxiety

Everyone can experience anxiety from time to time. Whether it’s meeting someone or moving somewhere new, certain events or moments can cause anyone to feel anxious. This is true for kids, too. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, one in eight children suffers from anxiety. “Anxiety can be a normal part of childhood and is usually just a ...

The Chadds Ford Tavern is back

Anne Eunson, left, Jim Murphy and Lisa Vonderstuck celebrate the grand reopening of The Chadds Ford Tavern Friday night.

It was a packed house at The Chadds Ford Tavern Friday night for the longtime watering hole’s grand reopening. It was standing room only in the bar area and most of the regular tables on the other side were taken. Those that were open were held for people with reservations. Several patrons, such as Jim Murphy of Tri-County Pest Control, and Lisa Vonderstuck of ...

Rabbinic Reflections: The Passover table

The people who disagree most are sitting together. The stakes are really high. The recent past was fraught with machinations and secret deals. It is not just politics, not just leadership, not even worldviews; it comes down to their sense of purpose in the world. And we have a record of it. The Passover Haggadah, the guidebook for the seder meal, gives order (the ...

Today’s Family: The language barrier

Do you ever feel like you and your kids are speaking a different language? I work with teens and young adults who are either entering or exiting college, and their parents. I often find that both parent and child want the same thing — connection. They are just speaking a different language to get it. As a parent myself, I’ve learned that all the wisdom, love and ...

Auditions for live recording at Longwood Gardens

Auditions are open to record live at Longwood Gardens for NPR’s “From the Top” with Host Christopher O’Riley. The hit radio program showcasing America’s best young classical musicians is seeking local talent for its live recording on September 9, 2018 at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The weekly hour-long radio program is heard on WRTI 90.1 FM, ...