Kennett Area Rotaract Club inducts founding officers

The Kennett Area Rotaract Club founding officers

The Kennett Area Rotaract Club founding officersThe Kennett Area Rotaract Club reached its first two milestones since its founding this winter. The club inducted its first slate of officers on Wednesday, Feb. 25. They are Amanda Schneider, secretary and international service chairperson; Laura Mackiewicz, community service chairperson; President, Brooke Williams; Matthew Conant, vice president. Not […]

 

Longwood Rotary launches scholarship

All graduating Unionville High School Seniors pursuing post high school education are eligible to enter to win one of three $500 scholarships by writing a 500-word essay on how they applied these principles to an event or experience in their life and how it impacted the outcome. Alternatively, how could the student have applied these […]

Messy mix of wintry weather gripping area

The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting another spell of wintry unpleasantness for the area. On Sunday, March 1, the chance of afternoon snow is 80 percent with an accumulation of one to two inches. By Sunday night, snow, freezing rain, and sleet are likely before 1 a.m., with a slight possibility of freezing rain […]

Roadwork for week of March 1

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 March 1 through March 8. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Motorists on Route 926 in both directions in […]

U-CF cautions over measles

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has issued the following advisory regarding measles: The recent cases of measles around the nation have created concern in our own community. At this time, there have been no cases in U-CFSD or Chester County. However we want to share information about the policies and procedures for vaccinations and what will happen […]

Pennsbury toasts the end of a controversy

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Pennsbury toasts the end of a controversyWith a closing chant of “PVA, PVA, we are glad you went away,” more than a dozen Pennsbury Township activists cheered the end of more than a decade of controversy. The group met at the township building for a light lunch on Feb. 26 in honor of the township […]

Facebook circa 1800

School Master

Facebook circa 1800How did early Pennsylvania German settlers record the stories of their lives? If you think the answer is a two syllable word beginning with the letter F, you are right. Fraktur is a font and a decorative form of storytelling. “A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life” exhibit of […]

Film and Longwood ‘Pulling Out All the Stops’

Benjamin Sheen, the winner of the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, gets ready to perform at the premiere of the 'Pulling Out All the Stops' documentary.

Benjamin Sheen, the winner of the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, gets ready to perform at the premiere of the 'Pulling Out All the Stops' documentary.

Benjamin Sheen, the winner of the inaugural Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, gets ready to perform at the premiere of the ‘Pulling Out All the Stops’ documentary.The masterminds behind the 2013 debut of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition – as well as the documentary that chronicles it – may have been channeling the gardens’ […]

Man accused of unlawful contact at Kennett Y

A former Kennett High football player who set school records in 2009 was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett YMCA, state police said in a press release. Tyrone A. Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, an employee at the Y, is accused of establishing a […]

Remembering Mike Dipietro

Mike Dipietro with his daughter Lisa is on left, and wife Teresa is on right.

Mike Dipietro with his daughter Lisa is on left, and wife Teresa is on right.

Mike Dipietro with his daughter Lisa is on left, and wife Teresa is on right.When a Kennett Square resident turned 100 in November 2013, an outpouring of birthday wishes came from around the world, even from the White House. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Michele “Mike” DiPietro, a congenial, good-humored man who charmed everyone he met, […]

Free training offered to assist elderly

The Chester County Health Department and Neighborhood Health Agencies Senior HealthLink are looking for individuals to become coaches in the Matter of Balance (MOB) program. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is an eight-session program that uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise to help older adults learn positive coping […]