Adopt-a-Pet April 6

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Magenta Magenta is an adorable low-riding gal whose smile lights up a room. She loves going for walks and sniffing all of the outdoor smells. She equally enjoys snuggling up on the couch with her people. This cutie pie is housebroken and knows her basic commands, ...

 

Art Live: County Studio Tour postponed

People look forward to the County Studio Tours every year in our neck of the woods. Artist and Entrepreneur Jeff Schaller founded Studio Tours 10 years ago when the Chester County Studio Tour kicked off in 2010. Delaware County Studio Tour followed four years later in 2014 and Montgomery County Studio Tour began in 2017.  Schaller was busy gearing up to celebrate the ...

Farmers sow seeds of optimism

Businesses try to maintain a sense of normalcy even in tough times. They have to. It's a common concern, but it becomes more so in times of uncertainty. Even for businesses that provide necessities, like farmers. Consider Randell Spackman, of Thornbury Farm in Thornbury Township in Chester County, and H.G. Haskell, of Hill Girt Farm in Pennsbury. They grow and sell ...

Mind Matters: Crisis as opportunity

How quickly life can change. Got to admit, I never expected life to change all across the globe so abruptly. Not so abruptly perhaps if you are a scientist paying attention to the signals from China or a self-serving politician who figured the stock market would tank because he had been forewarned of an imminent pandemic. Now that we are quarantined en masse, how ...

Concord will hold telephone meeting

Concord Township Council will have a regular monthly meeting in April, but it will be a week later than previously scheduled and conducted by telephone. The meeting will be streamed live at 7 p.m. on April 14, but the public will not be allowed to attend in person. According to the email announcing the meeting, the public will not be permitted in the meeting but will ...

Roadwork for April 4-April 10

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 Roadwork for April 4-April 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility work will cause lane closures on ...

Council stresses social distancing

Delaware County Councilwoman Elaine Schaefer wants people to enjoy the county parks, but she also wants them to maintain the recommended six-foot social distance and to understand, "If you can touch it, it's closed." Schaefer held a press conference near a parking area along the Chester Creek Trail near Linvilla Orchards Thursday afternoon. The purpose was to remind ...

Kennett BoS planning online meeting

Kennett Township supervisors will be holding an online public meeting on April 15. The logistics of how the public can virtually join that meeting, as well as offer comment on anything the supervisors discuss or vote upon, are still being worked out, Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff said in a digital update Wednesday. Those details will be sent out to township ...

Around Town April 2: Restaurant takeout update

View websites, then phone. Antica Restaurant, on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township, is scheduled to begin offering take out service this weekend, April 4; 484-770-8631 https://anticapa.com/index.html The Country Deli, 1176 N. Middletown Road, 610-558-3354, https://countrydeli.net/index.html Hoods BBQ in Unionville, https://hoodsbbq.com/; 610-347-1670 Tavern 52 in ...

Tax discount period extended

With federal and state income deadlines moved back to July 15 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chadds Ford Township has extended its property tax discount period until the end of April. Face value payment begins May 1 and the deadline for paying property taxes remains Sept. 30, according to a township proclamation posted on the website. The discount is 2 percent. ...

Police log April 1: Armed robbery, theft, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police arrested two people on armed robbery charges in Chadds Ford Township on March 14. Police identified the suspects as William O'Donnell, 37, of Chadds Ford, and Karol Montalvo-Hernandez, 39, of Greenbelt, Md. The report said the couple robbed two people at gunpoint in the Brinton Hotel on Route 202. • A 17-year-old ...