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The reason behind the library name change

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  • Opinion

    My Two Cents: What happened to human innovation

    An article in Aeon magazine asked the question: “Why has human progress ground to a halt? Yes we still are inventing things, but most are simply improvements of things already developed. For new technology, it is not at the pace of what they referred to as the golden era from 1945-1971. Those years just happen to be the New Deal years that FDR set in motion in 1932.”

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Reflections on the gifts of every season

    When I was a child, one of the things I looked forward to at the holidays was my father’s annual reading of the story, “Christmas Every Day.” Written in 1892 by William Dean Howell, the story tells of a young girl who asks her papa to tell her a story. In compliance, her father weaves a tale of a girl about his daughter’s age who petitions the Christmas fairy to let it be Christmas every day. The fairy grants the request for a year, and then the girl can decide if...

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  • Opinion

    Smart Money: The ins and outs of 529 college savings plans

    For many people, their biggest expenses in life are funding retirement, buying a home and paying for their children’s college education — or a portion of it, anyway. Setting aside money for these and other financial goals is difficult, especially when you’re trying to save for them all simultaneously and from a young age.

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  • Opinion

    Smart Health: Concussions — What parents and athletes must know

    Extreme physical sports such as football, soccer (headers), lacrosse, hockey, equestrian, and any other sport where physical impacts occur repeatedly can increase the likelihood of injuries and concussions.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Enjoying the holiday week

    I hope everyone had exactly the kind of Christmas that they wanted. Mine was quite good. My husband and I usually aren’t big on exchanging gifts with each other, but this year he went overboard. I asked for two birdfeeders. We have a big pole in the yard with four hanging hooks and over time, two of the feeders got broken (darned squirrels!) and had to be thrown out. So I asked for two replacements. He got me four new feeders, one for each of the hooks. And they all came from Wild...

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  • Opinion

    Smart Money: Be smart, keep an eye on your identity

    You’d have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there’s a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world.

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  • Opinion

    Downwind: The 33rd Christmas in Miniature

    If in all the hurry and bustle of Christmas being so close to Thanksgiving has thrown your Christmas shopping out of kilter, stop by the Chadds Ford Gallery by Dec. 31. The collection of knock out small paintings done by local artists is amazing. It is hard not to see at least five paintings that you would like to have in your home.

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Spinning some Christmas magic

    I’ve wished many times that I had a better image of it; but taken years ago on my old “flip” cell phone, the photo is grainy and a bit fuzzy. And I was never able to send photos from my phone, so I don’t have a copy to share with you. Which is really too bad.

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  • Our say

    Christmas 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly

    The late weeks of December are widely labelled, “The most wonderful time of the year.”

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  • Opinion

    Downwind: Brandywine River Museum will receive Scaife collection

    We may never have heard of billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife, but those who frequent the Brandywine River Museum will benefit from his generosity. The Mellon heir who died recently bequeathed his collection of more than 500 works of art to be divided equally between the Chadds Ford Museum of Art and to the Westmoreland Museum of American Art in western Pennsylvania. The art is to be divided equally.

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