UCFSD holds ‘disappointing’ conversation on 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 ...

Deputies cross paths years after naval service

Deputy Sheriff Howard ‘Larry’ Sipple (left) and Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender learned that they shared more than a start date with the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

Two Chester County deputy sheriffs recently upended the “six degrees of separation” concept. In 1990, playwright John Guare popularized the theory in a play of the same name. The premise: Any two people could be connected through a chain of up to six “friend of a friend” introductions. For Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender and Deputy Sheriff Howard “Larry” Sipple, the ...

Mind Matters: The pain of suicide

“There is no silver bullet to understand why [suicide and self-harm occur]. Suicide and self-harm are idiosyncratic to the individual, unique to a person’s response to stress,” according to Jack Klott, a prominent suicidologist. However, bullets are one of the main causes of suicides in the United States. At a recent meeting in Boston, Klott highlighted the most ...

Roadwork for Dec. 8 -Dec. 14

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. 8 to Dec. 14. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on E. ...

DiGiorgio resigns as ChesCo GOP chair

Chester County Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio has submitted his resignation from the position of Chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County. DiGiorgio served as chairman of the RCCC since he was first elected in October 2011. During his tenure as chairman, he led Chester County Republicans to countless electoral victories. Chester County ...

CFBA helps out Salvation Army

Capt. Maria Corralizza of the Salvation Army of West Chester, third from the right, stands with Chadds Ford Business Association Board members Mary Marines, foreground, along with, from left, Joe Lafferty Jim Murphy, Esmé Frangiosa and Emily Myers.

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association took part in a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army of West Chester. The group gave the food to Capt. Maria Corralizza during the Dec. 6 lunch meeting held at The Gables in Pennsbury Township.   Corralizza thanked the association while speaking briefly on the history and mission of the Salvation Army.   ...

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

Around Town Dec. 6

The Nutcracker will be performed at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall on the campus of West Chester University in West Chester, Dec. 7-16.

• The student-led University Theatre group at West Chester University presents the 19th annual benefit in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, a New York-based non-profit that provides services to those living with AIDS and HIV. Performances are staged in the Mainstage Theatre at the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Ave., West Chester. Tickets ...

Mixed Media: Five new exhibitions at Wayne Arts Center

Craft Forms Exhibit at Wayne Art Museum

There’s a lot going on at Wayne Arts Center this month. Not one but five new exhibitions are on display. You should definitely pay a visit, and here’s why. First exhibition to greet you in the foyer “Geometry In Color"  offsets the bleak grey winter days of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Warm up and take in the large, playful paintings, vibrating with color. Wayne ...