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Photo of the Week: February Falls

Blue skies and bright sunshine illuminate the bare winter landscape along Beaver Dam Road.

Blue skies and bright sunshine illuminate the bare winter landscape along Beaver Dam Road.

 
 

Hearing underway for Crebilly

The conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm is underway in Westtown Township. Toll — the equitable owner of the 322-acre property on Route 926 between Route 202 and S. New Street — proposes to build 317 new homes on the farm. The developer, however, made the application under Westtown’s flexible development option, which allows ...

 

Rotary delivers Twisted Vintner funds

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary is in the process of delivering monies raised during last June’s Twisted Vintner event. Twisted Vintner raised $50,000 last year. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the group handed out $5,000 to Camp Bournelyf. Jeff Seagraves, president of Camp Bournelyf’s Board of Directors, said the Westtown Township camp began as a summer camp for special ...

 

Upland continues 40-year tradition

Upland Country Day School continued a 40-year tradition Tuesday when the West Marlborough-based school’s ice hockey team took on a team of exchange students from Turku, Finland. Turku is on the southwest coast of Finland. It’s the oldest city in Finland and was the country’s first capital. The two schools played their first game against each other in 1977 when ...

 

Photo of the Week: February Bailout

Hay bails chill out under mid-February sunshine.

 

Wawa re-opens with beer for sale

The Wawa store on Route 202 at Naaman’s Creek Road has re-opened after renovations, and it re-opened with a full "beer cave." The store was closed for the past months for remodeling, which included re-designed food and checkout counters, updated restrooms and the installation of the large beer cooler and seating area. It’s the first Wawa in Pennsylvania to sell beer ...

 

Planners recommend approval for Crebilly

Westtown Township Planning Commission members Monday night voted to recommend approval for Toll Bros. planned development for Crebilly Farm. The vote was 6-1 with commission Vice Chairman Russ Hatton casting the lone “no” vote. Hatton’s concern centered on traffic and the thought that Toll has not met the burden of proof for showing traffic congestion would be no ...

 

School board approves prelim budget

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District now has a preliminary budget for the 2017-2018 academic year. School Board directors approved the preliminary spending plan during their Feb. 13 work session. The budget, which may change between now and the adoption of a final budget in June, anticipates spending and revenue at $85.6 million. Revenues show $8,609 from the ...

 

Admins appreciate UCFEF

During the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s fourth annual Golden Gala, two principals expressed their deep appreciation for the group. For Steve Dissinger, principal at Hillendale Elementary School, the foundation was “the catalyst to bring in funding for the Hillendale Trail. We completed the [0.7-mile] trail in the fall. It was really an education ...

 

New path for new gallery exhibit

“Passages,” the new exhibit at the Chadds Ford Gallery, is a little off the old beaten path of the gallery’s traditional fare. As gallery Director Barbara Moore said, “It’s not buckets, barns and daisies.” The exhibit depicts various means and ways of travel and motion featuring the works of multiple artists including local painters Karl Kuerner, Jacalyn Beam, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Granogue in Winter

The duPont estate on the Delaware/Chadds Ford border after a light snowfall.