Exploring Hope: A joyless Christmas?

Joy is one of those words that has become a “Christmas cliché.” We see it plastered everywhere from Christmas cards to wrapping paper. We sing about it in our carols but simultaneously feel very little "joy to the world.”  So why all this talk about joy at Christmas? Well, it wasn't invented by a marketing team at Hallmark or a clever carol writer. Rather, everything ...

 

Conviction in machete attack

Sebastian Garro, 39, Lester, Tinicum Township, was convicted Friday, Dec. 14, of aggravated assault on his roommate who he attacked with a machete and metal pipe in January 2017. Following a jury trial before Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Judge George A. Pagano, Sebastian Garro was found guilty of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, endangering ...

Roadwork for Dec. 15 -Dec. 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 Dec. 15 to Dec. 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. Traffic pattern changes will cause intermittent ...

Hotels, villages and sewers

Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting in Chadds Ford started with one group of residents saying they don’t want a hotel in their backyard. It then morphed into commission members getting into a philosophical discussion about what constitutes a village. The first part dealt with a land development application for a Fairfield Inn hotel proposed for Brandywine ...

Around Town Dec. 13

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn "Bunny" Welsh and deputies greet youngsters at Walmart for Welsh's annual Shopping with the Sheriff last Saturday.

• The Kennett Area Democrats are gearing up for the third annual Women’s March on Washington next month. The march is scheduled for Jan.19 and local residents have until Dec, 19 to get bus tickets if traveling with the KAD. Bus tickets are $50 roundtrip on comfortable motor coaches. Please visit http://kennettareademocrats.com/womens-march-2019/ to reserve seat now. ...

Personal care facility dedicated

Dignitaries help dedicate the Residence at Chadds Ford with a mock ground-breaking.

It will be months before the personal care facility under construction on Route 202 is ready to open but that didn’t stop a dedication ceremony. The Residence at Chadds Ford — on the site of the old C Harry B4 U Buy — won’t open until spring or early summer, depending on who’s speaking, but parent company LCB Senior Living held a dedication ceremony at the site ...

The incredible journey of Winslow Homer

Winslow Homer ,The Nooning, c. 1872, oil on canvas, . Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford. Photography credit: Allen Phillips/Wadsworth Atheneum

The newest Brandywine River Museum of Art exhibition Winslow Homer: Photography and the Art of Painting, is a fascinating show that explores the creative growth of artist Winslow Homer. Many experts revere Homer as America’s finest painter and America’s first modern painter. As you enter the exhibition from the right doorway through to the explosive final paintings ...

Police Log Dec. 12: Speeding, DUI, theft

Pennsylvania State Police • State police said Ryan M. Dawson, 36, of Exton, was cited for driving at an unsafe speed. According to the police report, Dawson ran off Parkerville Road because he swerved to avoid an animal on the road. He lost control and struck a utility pole and a street sign, police said. • Sometime between Dec. 2 and 4, someone damaged two mailboxes ...

UCFSD holds ‘disappointing’ conversation on plan

James Whitesel, the school district's manager of buildings and grounds, briefs residents on the current draft of the lang range plan.

About 45 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District residents took part in what was billed as a community conversation regarding the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan Monday night. Some residents who attended were less than satisfied. Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, who was denied certain documents regarding the plan after filing a right-to-know request, said the ...

Photo of the Week: Grazin’ in the Grass

Grazin' in the Grass.

Horses enjoy a morning graze along Route 82.

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 10

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mamie Mamie is a gorgeous tabby who is waiting for the right person to love unconditionally. While she does prefer to live life on her own terms, Mamie enjoys being a lap kitty quite often. Mamie is friendly with folks of all ages, and she hopes to be an only kitty. This ...