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Brandywine View Antiques extols past, future

Lisa Vonderstruck, owner of Brandywine View Antiques, proudly points to its new home at 1244 Baltimore Pike.

The cats were the final holdouts. As Lisa Vonderstruck surveyed the eerily empty interior of Brandywine View Antiques last week, one occupant remained in her usual haunt – one of the wide window ledges in the circa-1770s building. Vonderstruck explained that the adopted feline had been one of her most reliable fixtures during her 7 1/2-year tenure on Route 1 in ...

 

Kennett Township promotes officer to chief

Kennett Township has announced that Officer Lydell Nolt has been appointed chief of police. “Chief Lydell Nolt was an exemplary police officer for Kennett Township, and we know that he will be an outstanding chief of police,” said a township press release. “He is devoted to serving and protecting our entire community. Chief Nolt has the core values of respect, trust ...

Skin care business relocates to Chadds Ford

Lynn Esdale has moved her skin care business, Lynn Victoria Cosmetic & Medical Skin, care from Ponds Edge in Pennsbury Township. She’s now located above Transcend Yoga in the Barn Shoppes in Chadds Ford. Esdale, a registered nurse for almost 30 years, said she moved because she always wanted to be in Chadds Ford. She deals with the cosmetic and medical esthetics ...

Salvation Army seeks summer camp help

The Salvation Army of Chester annually organizes two summer camps to provide special memories for local children, one an overnight camp for 51 kids in the Poconos and the other a day camp in Chester, according to a press release. The total cost for youth to attend these camps exceeds $20,000. Due to the limited resources of the families in Chester, the majority of ...

Farm Bureau honors scholarship winners

As the sun shined brightly last weekend, the Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau’s Annual Picnic, held at Nottingham County Park, honored some rising stars. Each year the local Farm Bureau Board selects students who are committed to studying agriculture at college. This year animal science proved to be the most popular area of study for seven of the nine $1,000 ...

Roadwork for week of July 5

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 July 5 through July 12. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. On Route 202 in Concord and Chadds Ford townships, lane closures will ...

Amid darkness, Nightscape shines

With Longwood's conservatory in the background, the Topiary Garden comes alive with multiple –and colorful – personalities during Nightscape, a multi-sensory installation.

With Longwood's conservatory in the background, the Topiary Garden comes alive with multiple –and colorful – personalities during Nightscape, a multi-sensory installation.

Three years ago, the Longwood Gardens staff began exploring ways to ease the pain of losing the main fountain garden – anchor of the popular summer fireworks displays – during its 2 ½-year restoration. Executive director Paul B. Redman said options included bringing in temporary fountains or setting up fireworks in another location. Both would have produced a ...

Adopt-a-Pet: Yen

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Yen is a 2-year-old male terrier/American pit bull mix. I am actually not as shy as my photos make me look. I just don’t like the camera. I sure love human attention though. I am a super sweet guy who is very polite and well behaved. When I am happy my tail wags like crazy, my butt wiggles all over and I will give you lots of kisses. I love to be outside and play- do ...

Chadds Ford honors Delany

Chadds Ford Township honored the late Bill Delany during the July 1 Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Delany died April 1. Friend, Civic Association and Planning Commission member Tom Kerwin read a proclamation on behalf of the supervisors praising Delany for his volunteer efforts as president of the Civic Association and as the head of the Citizens Emergency ...

Academic Achievement July 2

• Michael Leff, of Chadds Ford, graduated from Lafayette College on May 23. Leff earned a bachelor of science degree in neuroscience. • Ryan Carter, of Chadds Ford, a graduate of Unionville High School, has been accepted at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.  

Photo of the Week: The Morning After

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The Brandywine Creek runs hard with muddy water under a sunny sky the morning after a big rain.