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Lenape Bridge closure extended 3 more days

The detours associated with closing Route 52 between Pocopson Road and Creek Road in Pocopson Township will continue a bit longer, PennDOT said on Thursday, May 26. This past week, area residents received insight into what traffic will be like when the Route 926 Bridge closes for six months in February. Crews have been working to repair damage caused by a March 10 ...

 
 

Life-saving Chesco first responders lauded

Each year during National Emergency Services (EMS) week, the Chester County Emergency Medical Services Council Inc. convenes to honor providers that went beyond the call of duty – from bringing a person back to life to bringing new life into the world. On Thursday, May 19, the 12th Annual Awards Ceremony was held at the Red Clay Room in Kennett Square. In addition to ...

 

Four veterans to share grand marshal duties

A Toughkenamon resident and World War II veteran regularly attends the Kennett Square Memorial Day parade, but this year, he will experience it in a different way. Anthony DiFabio, 93, is one of four WWII vets named as grand marshals of the 2016 parade, which steps off at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 30, in Kennett Square Borough. The other marshals are Ralph D. Doss, ...

 

Mud-laden course fuels racers’ momentum

Patrick Kelly (from left), Matt Jadro, Connor Dea and Matt Frey comprise Team Five 21 during Tough Mudder Philly. Photos by David Lichter

Rain ruled for most of this past weekend so adding some mud to the mix wasn’t a big deal for the thousands who gathered for Tough Mudder Philly, which was held at Plantation Field in West Marlborough Township on Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22. For the uniniated, Tough Mudder participants – known as “mudders” – pay to display their physical prowess on a nearly ...

 

Chesco forum addresses women’s issues

“The State of Women in Chester County,” a program on women’s issues hosted by Penn State Great Valley, brought together 240 people seeking to learn more and to network with various groups, including 11 exhibiting organizations. The Chester County Women’s Commission and the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls led planning efforts to deliver a program that included ...

 

Free program to focus on services for seniors

From dealing with impaired vision to obtaining handyman services, the Chester County Department of Aging Services hopes to have senior citizens covered. The department is sponsoring a free University of Health and Wellness event on Thursday, June 2. The goal is to connect to seniors with information on a variety of health-related issues. “This is a great opportunity ...

 

Library raffle offers enticing array of gifts

Themed baskets containing a diverse array of gifts await patrons of the Kennett Public Library, part of the House & Garden Tour fundraiser.

Eight premier properties that are seldom open to the public represent just one attraction of the Kennett Public Library’s popular Home & Garden tour: Another is adding a festive flair to the library’s entrance. Ten elegantly displayed gift baskets, accompanied by a list of contents and their values, are part of the event’s annual raffle. And with odds much more ...

 

Police issues dominate Kennett Twp. meeting

From the nefarious tactics of the Felony Lane Gang to the shrewd instincts that reunited an elderly man with his family, police work dominated the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting on Wednesday, May 18. The bulk of the discussion centered on a report from a frustrated resident regarding the theft on Monday, May 16, of his wife’s purse from her vehicle. ...

 

Lenape bridge closing for repairs next week

A truck accident that closed the Lenape Road Bridge on Wednesday night is not the reason the bridge will close next week for repairs, says PennDOT.  A truck mishap on March 10 necessitated the shutdown.

Updated at 4 p.m. with details of Wednesday's crash from police Area residents are about to get an unexpected — and likely unwelcome — preview of what traffic will be like when the Route 926 Bridge is closed for six months, a reconstruction project presently scheduled to begin in February after more than a decade of delays. On Monday, May 23, through Thursday, May ...

 

Business survey reveals healthy Chesco pulse

When the Chester County Board of Commissioners and the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) opted to employ a comprehensive survey to “Take the Pulse” of the business community, they theorized that the assessment would help facilitate good health. The results of their findings, released at the commissioners’ Sunshine meeting on Tuesday, May 17, ...

 

Library name comes with vow to honor Bayard Taylor

A unanimous vote on Tuesday, May 17, ended what had become a seemingly endless name game. The once Bayard Taylor Memorial Library and former Kennett Public Library will soon be known in simpler terms: the Kennett Library. The new moniker will take effect on June 7 to avoid interfering with the materials already printed for the upcoming Home & Garden Day Tour, ...