Photo of the Week: Fangs

Biting cold temperatures create fang-like icicles on the underside of a downed tree along the Brandywine Creek by the Route 1 overpass in Chadds Ford. It’s two months until spring, but only three-and-a-half weeks until baseball spring training.

 

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Eating for good luck in 2018

It’s official, a New Year has begun bringing with it hopes for progress, health and prosperity. And did you know you can eat for good luck? Yes, it’s true. Cultures around the world feast on foods believed to help ensure good luck. With a little bit of research, I’ve cooked up a list of six ways to eat for good luck in 2018. Fish (my personal favorite): This ...

Roadwork for Jan. 20 through Jan. 26

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 Jan. 20 through Jan. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Sunoco Pipeline has closed Route 352 at Boot Road in East Goshen Township, for pipe ...

SCCCC recognises member support

SCCCC President Cheryl Kuhn and 2018 Chairman of the Board Doug Doerfler (Genesis) congratulate 2017 Volunteer of the Year Christine Trumbull (Christine’s Cooking), Closer of the Year Kari Jarmuz (UFinancial Group), Past SCCCC Chairman of the Board, John A. Jaros (Riley, Riper Hollin & Colagreco Attorneys at Law), and Ambassador of the Year, Lauren McComsey (Janney Montgomery Scott, LLC) during the SCCCC Annual Breakfast at Hartefeld.

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce kicked off the year with its Annual Breakfast where it recognized its Volunteer of the Year, Closer of the Year, and Ambassador of the Year, and introduced its 2018 Board of Directors. The event was held January 16 at Hartefeld National Golf Club in Avondale, PA, with more than 90 members in attendance. SCCCC’s 2018 ...

Boost Your Business: Handling unethical requests

What should you do when your client asks you to do something that's illegal or unethical? Have you ever been asked by an employer or client to do something that seems odd or possibly even illegal? I have. As professionals, we need to maintain the highest level of integrity as we are serving our clients. That doesn’t always mean just going along with whatever they ask ...

Around Town Jan. 18

The annual Polar Plunge to benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Brandywine Picnic Park.

• Unionville baseball used equipment donations are now being accepted and a special drop off event has been arranged to make donating even easier.  For the next two Saturdays, Jan. 20 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the school will be accepting donations outside of the UHS Gym entrance, the side entrance of school- gymnasium entrance. All sporting goods and ...

Adopt-a-Pet: Jan. 18

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Nala Nala is as sweet as she is gorgeous. She’s a low-key kitty who has had a lot of change in her life, so she hopes for a quiet home to help her build her confidence back up. The payoff for taking the time to get to know her is her pretty purr and a lot of love in ...

Planners shoot down Concord Ventures

Opponents of the Concord Ventures proposal tailgate before the start of the Concord Planning Commission meeting.

Concord Township Planning Commission members voted unanimously Tuesday night to recommend that township Council deny a residential development plan proposed by Concord Ventures. Council is expected to hear the matter Jan. 30. The proposal for a 60-acre site in an R-PRD zoning district along Route 202 at Watkin Avenue near the Delaware state line — part of the ...

Delco man sentenced to 90 years

Matthew Maffei, aka “Uncle Matt,” of Aston, was sentenced today to 90 years in federal prison for his manufacture of sexually explicit images of the 7-year old daughter of his childhood friend, and the transportation, receipt, and possession of child pornography. The Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg, USDJ in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, also imposed lifetime ...

U-CF schools on two-hour delay

All Unionville-Chadds Ford schools and offices will operate on a two-hour delay today Jan. 17. Though main roads are mostly wet, a delay allows our municipalities the opportunity to treat secondary roads. The delay also brings students in after the rush hour and after most of the snow is through our area. Office staff should also follow the two-hour delay.

Police Log Jan. 17: Trooper knifed, DUIs, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks have accused Charles Proctor Latane, 61, of Upper Darby, with aggravated assault after he became combative with troopers who were assisting a motorist. According to the report, the troopers stopped to aid a motorist who was walking into traffic. Latane became combative, and one trooper received a minor ...