New coffee shop brewing in CF

Steve Sonsini knows the importance of first impressions. And he knows the first impression he wants people to experience when they enter his soon-to-open Chadds Ford Coffee House: “Come in and smell the coffee,” he said. The Chadds Ford Coffee House isn’t open yet, but Sonsini and his wife Jackie are hoping to open in early April. They’re still renovating the interior of the old…

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CFES art show March 16

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Chadds Ford Elementary School is hosting its 75th annual Art Show and Sale, and with such a momentous occasion come key changes designed to enhance patron, artist, and volunteer experiences. Such changes include a shift to a one-day event on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the opportunity for patrons to purchase art, jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and pottery directly from the…

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Police Log Feb. 28: Indecent assault, fire vehicle crash

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police are investigating a report of an indecent assault on a 16-year-old girl from Chadds Ford. The incident reportedly happened on Unionville Road in East Marlborough Township on Feb. 12. • State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a fire truck and two cars at Landhope Farms on Saturday, Feb. 24 just…

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Hank’s rebuild continues

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Weather events slow the rebuild of Hank's Place.

UPDATE BELOW It might not look like much has been accomplished so far, but work is continuing on the rebuild of Hank’s Place at Route 1 and Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township. Several rainstorms flooded the area and there were at least two snow events that caused delays. However, crews said Monday that it will be about another one-and-a-half to two months before the…

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Police coverage changes in Kennett Twp.

Beginning March 1, the Pennsylvania State Police will respond to emergency calls in Kennett Township between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to make that change to the police coverage. That means the township police department, which has been operating 24/7 for several years, will cover the township from 6 a.m. to midnight. There is no charge to…

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Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Holly Meet Holly. This 7-year-young lovebug is a gentle girl with a shy and sweet personality. She’s in search of her purrfect match – could that be you? Stop by to meet her today. You can name your adoption fee for Holly through Sunday, March 3. Kane Kane is…

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Brandywine Art Guide: March arts & events

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Elise Phillips is having a solo show at Church Street Gallery beginning March 1.

March is charging in like a lion this year, with a First Friday full of openings and art events throughout the Brandywine Valley. From retrospectives to archives, local scenes to far-off landscapes, explore every facet of the human experience through artistic perspectives. • Church Street Gallery brings popular local artist Elise Philips in for a Solo Show from March 1 to 23. An opening cocktail…

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New GM for Concord CC

Michael Strain will be the new general manager at Concord Country Club, the club said in a press release. He also knows the area, having lived in Kennett Square and played at Concord several times as a pro. Strain has extensive experience in club management, having served most recently as the General Manager/COO at Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, Ga. There he led the Club…

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Hearing continued for Gables

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The house on the corner of Brintons Bridge Road and Route 1 next to The Gables could become a B&B.

Pennsbury Township opened a conditional use hearing Wednesday night for the owners of the Gables Restaurant to possibly have a bed and breakfast. The B&B would use two adjacent structures next to the restaurant. Those two structures are a stone house and a carriage house at 1301 Brinton’s Bridge Road, on the corner of Brinton’s Bridge and Route 1. The stone house — the former…

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Road Report for Feb. 24 through March 1

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from Feb. 24 through March 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility construction will cause daytime lane closures on Route 1 between Greenwood Road and Orchard Avenue in East Marlborough Township…

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