Gables gets B&B

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The stone house is approved for a B&B.

Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors gave unanimous approval to the Gables Restaurant for a bed and breakfast operation in two buildings on its adjacent property. The restaurant will also be changing its name in time. Approval came after Wednesday night after two sessions of a conditional use hearing. Township solicitor Tom Oeste read a list of 29 conditions that Gables’ owners Ann Kolenik and Alfredo…

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Around Town April 18

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Steve and Jackie Sonsini are in the final stages of preparing the new Chadds Ford Coffee House. It's schedule to open on April 24.

• The Chadds Ford Coffee House is about to open in the location of the former First Keystone Bank/Bryn Mawr Trust in the little strip center with the U.S. Post Office. The shop is scheduled to open on Wednesday, April 24. Plans call for the shop to be open seven days per week, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to…

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Police Log April 17: Thefts, brass knuckles, blackmail

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • A 53-year-old woman from Concord Township was victimized when someone broke into her car that was parked on Smithbridge Road and stole a purse containing credit cards and cash. The cards were used at the Walmart in Wilmington. • Police are investigating the theft of almost $100 worth of wine and beer from the Wawa at Namaans Creek Road…

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UCF approved $755K for facilities

In a relatively short meeting, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to approve costs associated with several projects at the high school and Pocopson Elementary School. The board approved a cost proposal of $515,410 to replace two chillers at UHS from Johnson Controls. According to Director Rashi Akki, the plan was originally proposed to be voted upon in 2025, but doing so this year gives…

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Beam signing for Hank’s Place

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The reconstruction of Hank's Place is on track for a reopening late this summer.

Reconstruction continues for Hank’s Place and a beam signing is planned for the Route 1 and Creek Road site this Thursday, April 18. The beam signing allows those interested to sign the final beam before it’s lifted into place atop what will be the new Hank’s Place. The foundation has been poured and the pylons are in place, allowing the new building to be up…

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Adopt-a-Pet April 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Buggy Buggy is a younger adult guy who is ready to be a forever pet. This 2-year-old is easy to leash and easy to walk. He appears to be housebroken. He knows the sit command and is responsive to treats, which is awesome for any additional training needed. He…

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Rabbinic Reflections: Ordered together

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One of the oldest book clubs is about to reconvene for its annual meeting. This year, careful consideration is being given to the question of how best to maintain order, after all the meeting is called seder, meaning “order.” For some, order will come from the right guest list, gathering family and friends who know each other well enough to stay together, even if they…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Pennsylvania Stories at WCFF

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Takin' It to the Streets by Casey Fenoglio

In 1799, a small town on the outskirts of Philadelphia was the home of a popular tavern, an intersection at the corners of High and Gay Streets, and a growing population. It was already the county seat, but it finally earned the status of “borough”—225 years ago. This year marks West Chester's 225th birthday, which is being celebrated with parties, a parade through that famous…

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Boost Your Business: Menstrual health in the workplace

Menstrual health is a crucial workplace concern. It’s time to normalize conversations about menstruation and menstrual health in the workplace to better support women. Why is this important? Barriers to Career Progression: Despite being a natural part of life, menstruation can act as a barrier to career advancement and overall well-being for many women.  In a survey done by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and…

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Road report for April 15 through April 19

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 15 through April 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through April 20, the right lane of southbound Route 202 will be closed overnight between Brinton’s Bridge and Oakland roads…

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