Adopt-a-Pet May 23

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Gizmo Petite Gizmo is an adorable kitty who loves to play with other cats. She would really enjoy a feline playmate in her future home. This cool cat loves fluffy beds, answers to her name, and is litter box trained. Gizmo would love to meet you. You can name your fee for ...

 

Preserving Hope: Consumer or missionary?

There is a spiritual disease in modern America called “consumer Christianity.” This disease is rampant among evangelical and reformed believers, especially in wealthy suburbs like Garnet Valley and Chadds Ford. But at its root, consumer Christianity is an unbiblical mindset that turns Christians into consumers and churches into businesses. So here’s my question: Are ...

Piecings of Art, Quilted History

The instinct to create is older than humanity—decorating every corner of our world, and even sending art into the stars. Taking the time and energy to add beauty to even the most simple and necessary of objects is an act of love. Nowhere is that love more evident than in the new exhibit at the Chester County History Center, Unfolded, on display now through October. ...

Road Report for May 21 through May 27

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 May 21 through May 27. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Lane closures along Route 1 in Chadds Ford and Concord ...

Wedding planner opens in Barn Shops

Weddings can be an emotional time for a young couple. Lots of decisions need to be made to help make it a special day for all concerned. It’s stressful, and that’s where a wedding planner comes in. And a wedding planner did come into the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. Shannon Wellington Weddings and Events moved into the building where Barbara Moore Fine Art ...

Around Town May 19

• Now through Aug. 31, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is showing Dawoud Bey’s Night Coming Tenderly Black. The exhibition features a selection of 10 photographs from Bey’s critically acclaimed series from 2017 that imagines the flight of enslaved African American fugitives in the mid-nineteenth century traveling along the last part of an Underground Railroad ...

New manager, shared goal

It’s not quite as exciting as a line from an old western, “There’s a new sheriff in town,” but there is a new manager for Chadds Ford Township. And maybe as that stereotypic sheriff might say, he said “I want to make a difference.” He’s Matt Baumann, a veteran of Desert Storm, a St. Louis, Mo. native, and someone with more than 18 years of local government ...

Senate race too close to call

A problem with the codes on paper ballots is delaying the vote count for U.S. Senate in Lancaster County. More than 20,000 votes need to be reprocessed to determine whether Dr. Mehmet Oz or Dave McCormick gets the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Currently, there’s a 1,500-vote difference — that's one-tenth of 1 percent— between the two, ...

Police Log May 18: Sobriety Checkpoint, thefts, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating a case of a stolen wedding ring. The ring was believed stolen sometime between April 19 and 26 from the bedroom of a 63-year-old Glen Mills woman. • Troopers from the Media barracks will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint during the Memorial Day weekend beginning May 28. A press release said ...

U-CF board set for budget vote

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted on a proposed final budget for the next school year during their May 17 meeting. The final vote to approve the budget is scheduled for June 20. The budget, if approved as is, calls for appropriations of $95.4 million with property tax rates of 30.73 mills in Chester County – an increase of 2.57 percent — and 15.98 ...

Wrong machine in Concord

Some early morning voters in the 6th Voting Precinct in Concord Township were turned away from the polls because the wrong machine was sent to the precinct at the township building. Precinct Judge of Elections Steve Critchlow said the voting machine delivered was for the 6th Precinct in Collingdale. While initial voters were told to come back later, Critchlow said, ...