Police Log April 14: Accidents, retail theft

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Jeremy S. Finnefrock, 19, of Landenberg, was cited for driving at an unsafe speed following a one-vehicle accident in West Marlborough Township, a police report said. The accident happened on Newark Road at midnight on April 3. According to the report, Finnefrock was driving north on Newark Road, north of Route 1, but at ...

 

COVID and budget considerations at UCF

Meetings in May will be significant for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Board directors will be voting on the proposed final budget for the next school year and deciding when to move into Phase 2 in re-opening the schools based on the number of COVID cases. Business Manager Bob Cochran gave an overview of the 155-page budget book for the 2021-2022 budget ...

St. Cornelius starts vegetable garden

After the previous pandemic year, we cannot imagine a better way to kick off this spring than with a new start, and isn’t that what a vegetable garden is? The promise of new growth, hope, and something better.  Well, we have committed to something better — our vision of a vegetable garden that can feed our brothers and sisters in need. We have drawn on the advice of ...

Art Live: Artists’ studios  

The Chester County Studio Tour is right around the corner and artists are busier than ever preparing to open their doors and welcome visitors on May 15th and 16th. In Chadds Ford, plein air artist Linda Berndt is hosting Elizabeth Breakell, Pat Scarano and Robin Sesan. Painting mostly Chester County landscapes, Berndt works in oil and pastel. Breakell uses oils to ...

Photo of the Week: Family Portrait

A family of turtles takes some afternoon sun at Marsh Creek State Park.

Adopt-a-Pet April 12

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tiger Lily Tiger Lily is shy at first, but once she is comfortable, she will display her affectionate side along with her loud purrs. Tiger Lily has lived with other cats before and would appreciate a home that will spend that one-on-one time with her so she can blossom ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Remembering life

To be counter-cultural one must be in conversation with the surrounding culture. Jewish wisdom has often walked a fine line between cultural engagement and rejection, the golden mean being dialogue. The contemporary Jewish holidays that occupy the days and weeks between Passover and Shavuot convey more of rebuttal than a dialogue. The wisdom they express is ...

Vaccine appointments available

The Chester County Health Department announced yesterday that everyone age 16 and over who lives and works in Chester County is now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, a press release said. The move by the county health department brings forward the eligibility dates for Phase 1C and Phase 2, originally directed by the State to ...

Road report for April 10 to April 16

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of April 10 to April 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • There will be nighttime closures of the 50 block ...

Plans to improve Rts. 1 and 202

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider was clear: "It's still in the concept design stage." That concept, which still needs full approval, engineering, and some land acquisition, is a PennDOT plan to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Schneider, of Pennoni Engineering, gave a brief presentation on the plan during the April 7 Board of Supervisors' ...

Around Town April 8

• On April 29, 2021, the Bethesda Project will partner with Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of esteemed Pennsylvania artist Andrew Wyeth, for an intimate conversation about her uncle James Browning Wyeth's life and works. The event will be held virtually at 7 p.m. that evening and will cost $50 per device. Individuals can purchase tickets for the event here. Bethesda ...