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Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village

Kristin Totoro of Salon Sestra prepares to take the plunge for fun during Christmas in July at Olde Ridge Village.

  The merchants in Olde Ridge Village found a way to break the doldrums of summer heat and humidity with a Christmas in July event on July 19. There were a moon bounce and a dunk tank along with free food, water ice and other munchies. One of the merchants isn't even a merchant at the shopping center yet. Ted Stavrakis, formerly of Teddy's Place, will be ...

 
 

10,000 Maniacs to play Mushroom Festival

One of the most critically acclaimed bands of the past three and a half decades, the 10,000 Maniacs, will play the 2017 Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square, on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the special events tent. The concert will be presented by The Kennett Flash and will serve as a benefit for the non-profit performing arts center and music venue, which is also located in ...

 

Concord suit could include Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township could be pulled into litigation between Concord Township and Pettinaro Construction Co. In responding to a complaint filed on behalf of Pettinaro's Ridge Road Development, Concord Township's solicitor Hugh Donaghue has termed Chadds Ford an "indispensable party." If the court agrees, the suit could either be dismissed outright or Chadds Ford ...

 

Board gets update on Walkable Chadds Ford

Peter Simone of Simone Collins told Chadds Ford Township supervisors during their June 28 workshop that the Walkable Chadds Ford project is taking shape and that it's time to look for money. Simone Collins is the project consultant since inception in 2014. The overall goal of the plan is to increase pedestrian, bicycle and motor vehicle safety in the village area, as ...

 

School board sets budget, taxes up

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved the district's 2017-2018 budget during their June 19 meeting. The budget does include a tax increase for property owners. Appropriations for the next academic year are $84.9 million with real estate taxes for property owners in the Chester County portion of the district levied at 28.42 mills. Property taxes in ...

 

School board to vote on budget

It’s down to the wire for Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors to decide on a budget for the next school year. A vote on the spending plan is set for next week. The board set the budget to be considered during its June 12 work session. Under the proposed budget, expected revenue is $84,918,161, while anticipated expenditures total $84,932,572. Real estate ...

 

Delco Senior Games begin Monday

Delaware County senior athletes will have the chance to showcase their athletic skills in the Delaware County Senior Games, set for June 12-23 at venues throughout the county. More than 650 athletes will compete for medals in a variety of Olympic-style sports such as golf, bowling, table tennis, horseshoes, pickleball and track & field. This year’s theme is “Age ...

 

New PRD ordinance in Chadds Ford

Despite objections and some suggestions from residents, Chadds Ford Township supervisors last night voted 3-0 to enact a new ordinance for planned residential developments. The new ordinance increases the minimum acreage required for a PRD. That increase calls for changing the requirements for a PRD-1 from 50 acres to 100 acres, and a road may not bisect the ...

 

Concord OKs Royal Farms

Concord Township Council last night unanimously approved the conditional use and land development for Royal Farms. Lou Colagreco, the attorney for the applicant, said work would likely begin sometime in 2018 after his client gets the necessary permits from PennDOT. Royal Farms wants to construct a 4,166 square foot store on the 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route 202 ...

 

Traffic study indicates more vehicles

A recent traffic count conducted on behalf of Chadds Ford Township shows a modest increase in anticipated traffic through the intersection of Route 202 and Ridge Road. According to township engineer Mike Schneider, the count performed this April shows an anticipated 5 percent increase compared to a study done in 2014 by the Pettinaro Co. Schneider gave the ...

 

Hero Fund poised for changing of guard

On Aug. 5, 2010, James “Jay” Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman from Chester County, experienced the unfathomable while serving in Afghanistan: A blast from an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. Today, after countless surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the 2000 ...