Roadwork for April 27-May 3

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 April 27-May 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. Paving work will cause lane closures on Birmingham Road, ...

 

Around Town April 25

Brandywine Business Network donates to operation Warm.

• Members of Brandywine Business Network presented a check for $751.64 to Heather Connolly representing Operation Warm. The money will buy coats for needy children. Dick Sanford purchased 58 coats twenty years ago and started the organization. Last year 400,000 coats were distributed. The projection for next year is 450,000 coats. For more information visit their ...

Seminar on Real ID scheduled

Real ID is coming to Pennsylvania whether residents want it or not. Real ID would function as an internal passport for domestic air travel. Congress passed the idea in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks but a number of states, including Pennsylvania, rejected opting in, according to state Rep. Stephen Barrar, R-160. He explained that the state legislature didn’t ...

Police Log April 24

Pennsylvania State Police A 23-year-old man from Wilmington was charged with aggravated assault by vehicle while DUI after he ran his vehicle into a group of bicyclists on Creek Road, south of Cossart Road on Saturday, April 13. Police identified the motorist as Mason Mitchell. According to the report, Mitchell failed to negotiate a turn at 7:55 a.m., traveled into ...

UHS grad awarded Nemours scholarship

Washington and Lee University sophomore and Unionville High School graduate Sophie Wilks ’21 has won a $4,300 Nemours Summer Undergraduate Research Scholarship for a project that she is working on titled “A Mixed-Methods Exploration of Sleep Among Children and Adolescents with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).” Wilks is a biology major. “The project is run by a team of several ...

School board OKs facility upgrades

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to go ahead with several building improvements by authorizing the spending of more than $1.35 million on the facilities. They also voted to spend more than $55,000 on kitchen equipment. Charles F. Patton Middle School will be the recipient of most of the work. The board voted to spend $714,710 for a ...

Photo of the week: Eyes at Midnight

Eyes at Midnight

Patterns in the stonework appear as eyes and maybe a face or two at an outdoor dining area.

Grant approved for open space preservation

The Chester County Commissioners marked Earth Day today with the announcement of $3.8 million in open space preservation grants.  The grants, approved unanimously at the County’s public meeting earlier this month, are made available through the Conservancy and Municipal Grant Programs. This commitment of County funds will help leverage an additional $5.7 million of ...

Adopt-a-Pet April 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bufo Bufo is a 3-year-old who greets everyone with his trademark toothy grin. He loves playing in our doggy playgroups almost as much as he loves giving affection. Bufo would be a fabulous addition to any active family. He is available for adoption for a fee you name ...

Exploring Hope: The First Easter

Easter is fundamentally about the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Biblical Christianity claims that it isn't just a spiritual parable, but a historical reality that took place in space and time. And according to the New Testament, the resurrection changes everything (1 Cor. 15). But why believe in the resurrection? Well, that question is too big for this ...

Egg-cited Easter Bunny visits hospital

Brad and Victoria Cosgrove of West Chester introduce the Easter Bunny to their daughter, 2-day-old Aubrey

A bunch of bunnies enchanted young patients, parents and personnel at Chester County Hospital on Friday, April 19, 2019. For more than a decade, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with the hospital to spread cheer during the Easter season. This year’s bunnies included a 5-foot-6,  cuddly costumed version, a basket of stuffed animals, and Chester County ...