Longwood Gardens ‘Flowing Water’ documentary to air on WHYY

At the peak of Longwood Gardens’ spectacular 2018 Festival of Fountains season, those throughout the Delaware Valley will get the rare opportunity to learn more about the crown jewel of one of the greatest collections of fountains in our country. Beginning Sunday, August 12 at 6 p.m., WHYY will air Flowing Water, a documentary that follows Longwood’s founder Pierre ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 4 – Aug. 10

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 Aug. 4 through Aug 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Nighttime and daytime lane restrictions are ...

Board Oks sewer plant upgrade; hears request for traffic light

Chadds Ford Township supervisors ran through a series of topics during their Aug. 1 meeting and approved a request for upgrading a sewer plant and a massage parlor renewal. They also  heard a request for a new traffic light on Route 202 and re-authorized an approval of a planned residential development on Oakland Road. Supervisors Frank Murphy and Samantha gave the ...

Mixed Media: Unofficial art loop

Work by Ginny Lochman-Marsh on exhibit at the Blue Streak Gallery

Thunderstorms threaten our last First Friday of the summer,  that’s to be expected yet not necessarily delivered upon.  Also the Wilmington Art Loop is taking a summer hiatus but that isn’t stopping the Wilmington area from celebrating local art this Friday. Prevail, we will! Weather and summer slump be damned! Stop by between 5 and 9 p.m.  to check out myriad ...

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 2

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Walker Sweet, playful, and snuggly — Walker’s got it all. This adorable 4-month-old has lots of spunk and enjoys romping around with the other puppies in the playpen. He’s also all about belly rubs and kisses. Walker is dog and kid friendly. Since he’s a puppy still ...

Around Town Aug. 2

BHCU Relationship Manager Tom Halliday gives a presentation on BHCU’s commercial lending services at the July 31 Brandywine Business Network meeting and networking session. BHCU is a longtime member of the network, which meets each Tuesday at Shoo Mama’s Farm Fresh Café in West Chester. For more information about BNN, visit www.BrandywineBusinessNetwork.org

• The County of Delaware Office of Services for the Aging needs volunteers to lead evidence-based health and wellness programs. Volunteers work in teams of two delivering scripted programs for small groups throughout Delaware County. The upcoming certification course is scheduled for the week of Aug. 6 and held at 206 Eddystone Avenue, Eddystone, PA 19022. COSA ...

41-year-old faces child porn charges

A 41-year-old man from of Aston Township is charged with possessing child pornography, including images depicting naked infants and prepubescent girls between the ages of 3 and 10-years-old engaged in sexual positions or acts. Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland said Charles Anthony Orlando, of the 2900 block of Concord Road in Aston, was charged ...

Police Log Aug 2: Accidents, burglary, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • An accident on Doe Run Road in West Marlborough Township led to a Delaware man being hospitalized and an 18-year-old being cited for careless driving. State police said Wesley M. Culwell, from Camp Hill, was driving a 2003 Subaru Outback at 2:48 a.m. on July 29 when he crossed over into the oncoming lane of traffic while trying to ...

ChesCo coroner reports on drug overdoses

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has released its data on fatal drug overdoses and the demographics are consistent with last year’s data. As of June 30, a total of 59 people died of a drug overdose since Jan. 1 of this year. Of that total 57 were accidental and two were determined to be suicides. Since the number of drug overdose deaths varies widely from month to ...

Uptown! presents ‘Changing Minds the Musical’

Talented Middle and High School age actors are seriously rehearsing Changing Minds the Musical, a screwball comedy for a new generation. It’s a family friendly show that offers something funny and familiar for all who have experienced the social scene of the average school. At Playa Sola High School, it’s business as usual – the jocks, geeks, popular kids, etc., all ...

Photo of the Week: Paddle & Float

Paddle & Float

Kayakers and tubers share a lazy summer afternoon on the Brandywine Creek.