CFES principal retires unexpectedly; school board director announces resignation

***Update: A message sent to parents on April 24 said an interim principal has been named for Chadds Ford Elementary School. Tom Tobin starts Monday morning, April 28.*** Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Mark Ransford retired unexpectedly effective immediately. His retirement was announced and voted on during the April 21 School Board meeting. District Director [...]

 

Conservancy doubles down on tree planting

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The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has been digging a lot of holes the past few years, 25,000 to be precise. And the folks there are planning to dig another 25,000. On April 19, the conservancy planted its 25,000th tree as part of a reforestation project along the Brandywine Creek Watershed. Volunteers planted 650 [...]

Around Town April 24

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• It was “Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home” for preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford Township on April 22. In honor of Earth Day, the kids,with the help of teachers and staff, released an estimated 4,500 ladybugs into the environment. Amid the squeals and giggles were the occasional “eew,” but mostly the kids expressed joy [...]

Adopt-a-Pet April 24: Sugar

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Hi, I’m Sugar. I’m a 2-year-old spayed female terrier mix. I get very excited to see people and I give nice doggy kisses. I like to dine alone and a home with no cats will work best for me. Because I’m still a young gal, I would benefit from additional training as well as exercise [...]

Photo of the Week: Faded Memories

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An old farmhouse, empty for years. What would they say if the walls could talk?

Police Log April 24: Two injured in traffic accident; stolen vehicle; Concord burglary investigation

• Two people were injured in a traffic accident in which one motorist was driving the wrong way on Route 1. Police said Sotiraq Gjergo, 50, of Drexel Hill, was driving north in the southbound lane of Route 1 near Thornton Road when he struck an oncoming vehicle. Gjergo and the other driver were injured. [...]

Barakat new CFHS exec

The Board of Directors of the Chadds Ford Historical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Nadia Barakat as executive director. Nadia has been serving as the Society’s Media and Office Manager for the past two years and brings an outstanding set of academic, business and development skills to our organization. In addition to [...]

Chester County launches health discount program

A new health discount program for Chester County residents was presented during the April “On the Road” meeting of the Chester County Commissioners in Parkesburg. Jeanne Casner, Director of the Chester County Health Department, provided the Commissioners with details of the program that allows citizens to save money on medical discounts and savings to manage [...]

Free Your Space: Grab the reins of your to-do list

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Do you make lists? I do. Grocery lists, packing lists, party-planning lists, to-do lists…my list of lists goes on and on! Sometimes, even with the best of lists, it can feel like time is galloping out of our control and we are merely trying to stay on the horse that is our crazy schedule – [...]

Chadds Ford resident publishes book

In The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second story of the Larsson trilogy, Lisbeth Salander, the protagonist, is shot by her father and buried by her half-brother. But at dawn, her hand rises from the grave. Stunning! Here it is: the rise of the wounded feminine despite patriarchy’s destructive violence. Quiet Wisdom in Loud [...]

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 [...]

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