Del Pez opens in Concord

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Del Pez’s new restaurant in Concord Township will feature the familiar, like tacos, and the fun, all under the watchful eye of Frida Kahlo.

Javier Acuna took a risk in 2016 when he opened Del Pez Mexican Gastropub on the Wilmington Riverfront. At the time, customers seeking Latin flavors wanted straightforward tacos, enchiladas and fajitas—the cuisine they ordered at Acuna’s Santa Fe Mexican Grill in Newark and Wilmington. But Del Pez is about creative flavors, artful plating and the interplay of ingredients, an approach widely accepted on American, Asian and even Italian…

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Board honors Murphy

It was a short and somber Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night as the board paid tribute to former Supervisor Frank Murphy, who died last week. There was a moment of silence in his honor, followed by township solicitor Mike Maddren reading a formal statement. He read, in part: "The Township's accomplishments under Frank's leadership are too many to list here.  Frank was most proud…

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Local AME Church restored

On Saturday afternoon, Concord Township held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the old Spring Valley African Methodist Episcopal Church on Spring Valley Road. The township bought the property in 2014 for its historic significance with the idea to restore and move it, but then some historic reality came into the mix. For roughly 100 years — from 1880 into the early 1980s — the Spring Valley…

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Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mia Miss Mia is a beautiful 12-year-old lap kitty. She is super sweet, loves to be petted, and enjoys being kissed on her forehead. Please meet Mia as soon as possible and consider opening your heart and home to this wonderful senior lady. You can name your adoption fee…

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Brandywine Art Guide: February arts & events

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Spring is Coming by Victor Mordasov at Square Pear Gallery

Love and color are in the cards for galleries, museums, and creative spaces throughout the Brandywine Valley in February. From landscapes of Maine to spring scenes, sharing knowledge, and sending a message, there are fantastic experiences for art lovers all month long! 2024 marks 25 years since the Kuerner Farm became part of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art. They are celebrating with a…

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Frank Murphy, CF supervisor dies

(This post had been accidentally removed for as yet unknown reasons. It's now reposted.) Frank Murphy, Chadds Ford Township supervisor since 2014 has died. Word came via text from fellow supervisor Samantha Reiner. Murphy had been battling cancer for the last three years. He is survived by his wife Anna-Marie and two daughters, Natalie and Juliana. Murphy had two degrees, one in engineering and another…

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Academic Achievement Feb.2

• Natalie Gartner of Chadds Ford was named to The University of Alabama Deans List for the fall semester of 2023. Students named to the list have an academic record of 3.5 or above. • The University of Rhode Island announces that Tim Crane of Chadds Ford was named to the Fall 2023 Dean's List. To be included on the Dean's List, full-time students must…

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Road Report for Feb. 3 through Feb. 9

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Feb. 3 through Feb. 9. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. •  Tree removal operations will force a road closure on Route 82 (Creek Road) between Marshall Bridge Road and Old Kennett…

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Around Town Feb. 1

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Jamie Wyeth (b. 1946), Bean Boots, 1985, oil on panel. 37 x 50 in. Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, Maine, Gift of the Cawley Family, 2001.29.1 © Jamie Wyeth / Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY.

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art is gearing up for another opening, this time it’s “JAMIE WYETH: UNSETTLED.” It was five years in the making by the Brandywine and will feature more than 50 works drawn from museum and private collections across the country that focus on the artist’s arresting, visceral imagery, revealing fascinating insight into Wyeth and the art of visual storytelling. Unsettled will be…

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After the Bell turns 25

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Students at Kennett Middle School take part in a small party celebrating After the Bell's 25th anniversary.

A volunteer after-school program for students at Kennett Middle School just turned 25, and there was a small party for the kids and the volunteers. The idea behind After the Bell was to give middle-schoolers something to do between the time school lets out and when their parents would get home from work. After the Bell came into being in January of 1999, just a…

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