UES student shares passion for animals

State Sen. Tom Killion visited Unionville Elementary School to speak with students about Victoria’s Law, SB44, a Senate bill sponsored by Killion and state Sen. Andrew Dinniman, that discourages pet stores from using animals supplied by puppy mills. Victoria’s Law was created in honor of a German shepherd who was rescued from a Pennsylvania puppy mill after 10 years ...

 

Roadwork for June 15-June 21

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 June 15-June 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bridge demolition will close Smithbridge Road in ...

Kennett to celebrate Underground Railroad

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War had ended and the enslaved were free — over two years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had become official. Kennett Square’s annual Juneteenth ...

The Human Resource: Building a strong culture, part 1

As a change management consultant leading leadership teams and practice partners down the path of achieving their desired short- and long-term goals I often encounter executives who have lost touch with reality. When asked to describe the culture of their firm they provide these illustrious views of the perfect magical world of rainbows and unicorns and how wonderful ...

Around Town June 13

Girl Scout Day at Chadds Ford Elementary School. There were 60 Girl Scouts celebrating with the fourth-grade juniors leading activities in World Dance, International languages as well as beading and how to use a loom. They then made Arm Pit fudge. This is the fourth year of this event coordinated by Anna Marcotte, the Girl Scout school coordinator for CFES.

• Residence at Chadds Ford will be hosting an interactive talk for dementia caregivers and the general public on Wednesday, June 19, 5:30 p.m., at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Author and memory care specialist Kelly McCarthy will present her Brass Ring methodology and training – the latest innovation in dementia care endorsed by the National Institute of ...

Academic Achievement June 13

• Dakota Raymond, Daphne Liang, William Mistretta and Kara Siemer, each from Chadds Ford, graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia last month. Mistretta graduated with a certificate in brewing science while Siemer graduated with a doctorate in physical therapy. • Matthew White, of Chadds Ford, earned a bachelor of science degree in computer ...

Chester County keeps emergency accreditation

The Chester County Department of Emergency Services received confirmation that it remains nationally accredited by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program for a further five-year period. Chester County was the first county in the state to achieve full accreditation for its emergency management program in 2014. Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle ...

Police Log June 12: Crashes, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • A motorcyclist was cited for not stopping at a stop sign at the intersection of Oakland and Brintons Bridge Road in Birmingham Township on June 8. Police identified the cyclist as Colton T. Tucker, 22, of Parkesburg. According to the report, Tucker was riding east on Brintons Bridge Road while another vehicle, a Ford Expedition, was being ...

School budget set for vote

There was no added discussion on the matter, but Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors were given a brief review of the 2019-2020 school year budget they’ll be voting on next week. District Business Manager Robert Cochran reviewed the budget proposal for the board, saying there were only minor modifications from the proposed final budget the board voted for ...

Photo of the Week: Climbing for Success

Interpretive. The ladder and mural in the N.C. Wyeth studio in Chadds Ford. Wyeth used a ladder to paint his larger murals, such as this, William Penn, Man of Vision. Courage. Action, painted in 1933. The Brandywine River Museum of Art opens an exhibit of N.C.’s work on Friday, June 21.

St. Cornelius student selected to go to D.C.

Mairead Raley, 9, of Kennett Square has been selected by the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation to join a delegation of youth advocates in Washington, D.C. The JDRF 2019 Children’s Congress will be held from July 8-10. The delegates will be lobbying their Members of Congress to remind them of the vital need to continue supporting Type 1 Diabetes research that ...