Monsignor waives hearing

Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, today waived his right to a preliminary hearing in connection with his arrest on drug and theft charges. A formal arraignment in Media is scheduled for March 21, according to Magisterial District Judge Wendy B. Roberts. Parlante was represented by attorney Eric Strand who declined comment ...

 

Congressional districts, candidates in flux

While the Pennsylvania Supreme Court redraw the state’s congressional districts for the U.S. House of representatives Monday, it’s not a done deal. State Republicans issued an Op/Ed piece saying they are going to challenge the state court’s right to make the change. The piece, released by Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mike Turzai said and state Sen. Joe Scarnati, ...

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Matteo On the lookout for a gentleman? Matteo is a dapper 4-year-old who aims to please. He loves attention, and he is polite and gentle, making him a great candidate for a home with children. Matteo is well mannered and walks great on the leash, and he would enjoy the ...

Around Town Feb. 22

It's "Jazz Along the Brandywine" this Saturday night at Unionville High School.

• It’s “Jazz Along the Brandywine” this Saturday night as Unionville High School hosts 12 high school jazz bands from 5 to 10 p.m. Styles will range from soul to swing to samba. The jazz bands will be judged on tone/blend/balance, interpretation, rhythm, precision, dynamics, intonation and improvisation. There are also awards for the three best soloists, and section ...

Wyeth on Wyeth in West Chester

Victoria Wyeth painted a unique picture of her famous grandfather and uncle Monday night, using paintings, photographs, and stories to illustrate another side to Andrew and Jamie Wyeth. “I want you to stop thinking of them as just artists,” Wyeth, Andrew Newell Wyeth’s only granddaughter and Jamie Browning Wyeth’s niece, said at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts ...

Mixed Media: Spring breaks early

Boys On The Bench by Ed Bronstein at the Station Gallery

Ah, this week marks 2018’s first official trailer for the spring season with Tuesday and Wednesdays 70 degree weather and spots of sun! Although I’m usually an indoor cat, I found myself sprawling on the lawn at Longwood Gardens yesterday, trying to soak in some vitamin D, knowing I’ll probably have to store it for another month and half before spring weather really ...

Police Log Feb. 21: Accidents, DUI, drugs

Pennsylvania State Police • Christopher R. Mariani, 48, of Chester Heights, was cited following a traffic accident in which a 61-year-old woman from Garysburg, N.C. was injured, a police report said. The accident happened at 1:16 a.m. on Feb. 4 at Route 202 and Smithbridge Road. Police said Mariani was driving east in Smithbridge when he failed to stop for a red ...

Toll quiet on Westtown decision

A week after Westtown Township released its written decision denying the Toll Bros. conditional use application for the development of Crebilly Farm, the developer still has not commented. Westtown supervisors announced their decision verbally during a five-minute meeting on Dec. 28 but didn’t issue its written decision until last week on Feb. 13. Toll’s Divisional ...

Academic Achievement Feb. 20

• Zachary Micklin and Dylan Thompson, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the University of Alabama’s Dean's List for fall 2017 semester. To make the list, students need a grade point average of 3.5 or better. • Four students from Chadds Ford made the Deans’ List at Philadelphia’s University of the Sciences. The students are Haithm Abdou, a doctor of pharmacy student; ...

Elements of communication

Thomas Padula explains the relative importance of the components of effective communication

Why are text and email not as effective as a face-to-face meeting?  The elements of communication.  Check out this video.

U-CF addresses school safety

To address the concerns of parents, Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools John Sanville sent out the following message to district families: In the wake of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida our feelings and thoughts have naturally shifted from shock and horror to the safety our own children. The questions that many of ...