Family’s anti-DUI crusade eludes surprise

With her husband Ken Iwaniec (from left) at her side, Debby Iwaniec accepts the Governor’s Pathfinder Victim Survivor Activist Award for her statewide  efforts to curb drunk-driving.

On March 27, 2008, a 24-year-old state trooper had been savoring his dream job, having just completed his probationary period at the Avondale barracks, when his shift ended and he began his drive home. Just two miles from the station, a woman transporting her 4-year-old son and a fifth of Grey Goose slammed head-on into Trooper Kenton E. Iwaniec’s vehicle; Kristina ...

 

Coatesville revving up for inaugural Grand Prix

Classic cars – and auto aficionados – are expected to converge on Chester County’s only city for the Coatesville Invitational Vintage Automobile Grand Prix. Coatesville will host this inaugural event – which aims to evoke the spirit of sports car racing prior to 1965 – on Saturday, Sept. 24. It will feature approximately 50 vintage autos and motorcycles dating back ...

Mind Matters: Memories, dreams, reflections

Excuse me using the title of Carl Jung’s autobiography as my header here. Nevertheless, it is apropos, I think. You see, in a month we will be selling our house and moving north to, if no the call of the wild, to the call of the wonder — of a grandchild. For 30 years, I have lived and worked in Chadds Ford. Like Carl Jung, my office has been in my home. Unlike Carl ...

Roadwork for week of Aug. 27

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. 27 through Sept. 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Motorists on Route 1 in Kennett and East Marlborough townships can expect overnight ...

Man used Skype to solicit nude photos

A press release from Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said Bryan J. Doyle, 37, is in prison for soliciting a minor to send naked images of herself via Skype. The arrest comes at the conclusion of an investigation conducted by the Delaware County Criminal Investigation and PA Internet Crime Against Children Task Force. Doyle, of Eddystone, is charged ...

Time for drivers to heed school bus rules

The reopening of school means that about 1.5 million children will be transported on Pennsylvania roads each day, traveling more than 400 million miles on buses this year, according to PennDOT. As a result, state Sen. Andy Dinniman said it’s a good time to remind residents and motorists of Pennsylvania’s School Bus Stopping Law. “This is basic common sense and a rule ...

Human-powered helicopter history to land

The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester will welcome a piece of aviation history on Friday, Aug. 26, when it receives one of four rotors, hubs and trusses from the first human-powered helicopter, Atlas. The Atlas, designed and built by Canada’s AeroVelo, will be part of a new interactive exhibit that will incorporate a stationary bicycle ...

Darlington welcomes new dance instructor

Darlington Arts Center has announced a new addition to its Dance Program, which provides instruction – ranging from ballet to hip-hop – to students of all ages in a fun, encouraging environment. For the 2016-2017 season, Darlington will welcome Olivia Goodwin to its team of committed instructors. Goodwin will teach Little Dancer Combo, a ballet and jazz technique ...

The Human Resource: Back to school

We are approaching that time of year when our children are returning to the classrooms or perhaps beginning school for the first time. Summer fun will be winding down and more specifically schedules will be changing for many people to adjust for school such as the start or end of day care services, after school programs, and other child care activities. How does all ...

Gearing up for a new school year

Teachers, administrators and staff from Unionville High and Patton Middle School have a picnic on the grounds between the two schools four days before the start of the new school year.

Teachers, administrators and staff from Unionville High and Patton Middle School have a picnic on the grounds between the two schools four days before the start of the new school year.

Jimmy Conley and Tim Hoffman are ready for the new school year, even if students might not be. Conley is the principal at Unionville High School and Hoffman is his middle school counterpart. Both said their faculties and staffs are ready for when classes resume Monday. For Patton Middle School, however, some of the building — the auditorium — won’t be accessible to ...

Trust announces scenic, 55.7-acre easement

Natural Lands Trust announced that it has protected a scenic 55.7-acre property in London Britain Township, preserving woodlands, rare plant species, and a valued part of the rural landscape. The property was placed under a conservation easement last month, which means that it remains in private ownership but is protected from future development in perpetuity, said ...