Photo of the week: Gone

A scene along the Red Clay Trail in Kennett Square evokes thoughts of runaway kids or, what used to be called, hobos.

 

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Happiness is food

When summer arrives, we look forward to the pace of everyday life slowing down and other good things such as taking a vacation! At the end of July, I was fortunate to be able to travel overseas for a family vacation in London. As you probably know, in order to travel to Europe you must endure a six-hour flight “across the pond” and an eight-hour flight on the return ...

Roadwork for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25

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 Aug. 19 through Aug. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Construction will begin Monday, Aug. 28, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient ...

Chester County kicks off week of advocacy

Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing ...

Boost Your Business: Communicating value

Even when people know their value, many find it difficult to describe. When someone asks the simple question, “What do you do,” you know the simple answer but you need to convey your value, and when communicating your value proposition, you don’t want to deliver the same canned speech for every audience. What you need to do is first craft, then learn to deliver, ...

Pennsbury hears Walkable Chadds Ford

While Chadds Ford Township might not need a letter of support from Pennsbury Township supervisors, at least one of those supervisors said he could support the project. Supervisor Aaron McIntyre said he likes what he heard from Peter Simone, of Simone Collins, the consultant on the Walkable Chadds Ford project. Simone addressed the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors on ...

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Oreo Oreo is a favorite at our summer Critter Camp. She’s great with kids and loves to play outside. Oreo is a very affectionate 4-year-old who loves attention. She’s been patiently waiting for the chance to meet her forever family. Could yours be it? Oreo’s adoption fee ...

Around Town Aug. 17

Natural Lands is offering music without walls in September.

• The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presents Symphony Under The Stars – Love is in the Air, at Longwood Garden's Open Air Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Single ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the concert. Students are $10. Ticket ...

Grand opening for credit union HQ

Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Vice President and CFO Michael Magnavita says the new building exceeds the company's expectations.

The Henderson Group and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union celebrated the official grand opening of FMFCU's new headquarters in Chadds Ford Wednesday afternoon. Chadds Ford Township supervisors approved the site for a three-story office building 14 years ago. The new building — Brandywine 6 — is located in Henderson's Chadds Ford Business Campus at the intersection ...

Police Log Aug. 16: Terroristic threats, assaults, accidents

• State police from the Media barracks are investigating a case of identity theft at the Chadds Ford Fireside Shop on Route 202. An unknown suspect gained access to the victim's bank account and wrote "numerous forged checks," a report said. • Police said 71-year-old Joseph A. Grace, of Morris, Pa., was cited following an early afternoon, July 28 accident on Route 1 ...

Raise the Steaks: Catering to taste

You’ve probably been to a party with a fancy spread of appetizers, hors d’oeuvres, and various spreads. You scan the wide selection, you pick and peck while standing next to the host, then when you are alone with the food, you check your peripherals to make sure no one is looking and you gorge yourself on the crab puffs, dips, and cheeses. Now it’s your turn to host, ...