U-CF now number one in state

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is now ranked number one in Pennsylvania by the recently released Pittsburgh Business Times rankings of Pennsylvania school districts. Last year the district was rated third best. According to U-CF Superintendent John Sanville, “Alexandre Dumas said it best: ‘Nothing succeeds like success.’ UCFSD did not earn the top spot overnight [...]


A bunch of fun for Bill Bunch


Bill Bunch, of William H. Bunch Auction and Appraisals, is proof that if you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life. After 40 years in the auction business, Bunch said he couldn’t be having a better time. “I’ll have as much fun [at our next auction] as I had 40 [...]

Adopt-a-Pet April 17: Millie


Hello there, my name is Millie. I’m a mature lady around 8-years-old and I’m already spayed. I was brought to the Chester County SPCA in November when my previous owner couldn’t care for me any longer. I’m a friendly kind of gal patiently waiting for my forever family to come adopt me. I’m a gentle [...]

Photo of the Week: Watcher in Shadow


A cat watches the entrance of a barn on a sunny afternoon.

Living History: Covered bridges of Chester County


“They don’t build ‘em like that anymore…” Whenever I cross a covered bridge, I think how different they are from the towering steel monstrosities used today. Then my thoughts dwell on the people on horseback and wagons that passed that way many years ago. Thomas F. Gordon’s “Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania” calls our [...]

Around Town April 17

• A Community Conversation planned for May 1 on the proposed Youth Center Project at the barn on Doe Run Road in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has been postponed at the request of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation. The foundation proposed converting the old barn into a youth center, similar to The Garage in [...]

Police Log April 17: Crashes with injuries, thefts and burglaries

• Two people were reported injured in a two-car crash on Route 1 at Stoneybank Road on April 15. Police said a 2001 Volkswagen GTI, driven by 20-year-old Daniel Stillman, of Swarthmore, was struck while turning left onto Stoneybank from southbound Route 1. The other vehicle, a 2003 Toyota, driven by Kathryn Elizabeth Ward, 32, [...]

Register of Wills making house calls

For Chester County residents in need of assistance from the county’s Register of Wills office, county employees will travel to meet citizens. Register of Wills Terri Clark instituted the policy to better serve the public. “This service was not previously offered,” Clark said. “So far we have served several clients in the areas of Unionville, [...]

Mind Matters: The common good

My recent days have been spent in Washington, D.C., being overwhelmed by intelligent, erudite people. Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs sponsored an event on “The Common Good,” after which I attended a Bowen Center Conference on epigenetics and the family. In the midst of many heady moments, I walked through [...]

Scan foot and print shoe

Joe DiMarco demonstrates 3-D printer
(Photo Credit: Sofia Clinger)

Joe DiMarco demonstrates 3-D printer (Photo Credit: Sofia Clinger)

The past met the future at the historic Chadds Ford Inn Wednesday night.  A 3-D printer was busy producing a linked chain for the members of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County. The Inn, home of Brandywine Prime, served dinner as members saw objects produced by a printer. No assembly is required. [...]

Veterinary hospital hosts open house

Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital

The newly opened Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital will host an open house for community members on Sunday, April 27 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., which will feature giveaways, food, tours, and kid-friendly activities. Glen Mills Veterinary Hospital officially opened in January, 2014 and offers 24/7 care for pets, and appointments seven days a week. Veterinarian [...]

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