Round # 2 of Delco Strong Grants available

Delaware County Council unanimously voted to authorize the use of CARES Act funds to further assist Delaware County businesses and non-profit organizations that have suffered loss from business interruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Modeled after the popular Delco Strong grant program offered in May, “Delco Strong 2” will also allow non-profit organizations to ...

 

Art Live: Art and Fashion

When you head out for a walk in the park on first Saturday of the month, nourish your body and your soul by taking it in Unionville Community Park. Be inspired by unexpected art displayed along the paths. This plein-air gallery walk is the brainchild of David Ferron, the CEO and Creative Director of David Ferron Unionville Saddle, a fashion atelier in town. What ...

Police Log July 8: Thefts, drug arrest

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested a 53-year-old man from Aston for stealing more than $6,000 worth of tires from David Dodge on Route 202. The theft took place sometime between 10 a.m. on June 16 and 5:47 p.m. on June 17. Police did not name the suspect in the report. Police said they recovered $1,800 worth of tires. • Police are ...

Birmingham continues virtual meetings

Birmingham Township will continue holding virtual meetings at least through July. That was the word coming out of the Board of Supervisors' July 6 meeting conducted via Zoom. Township solicitor Kristin Camp told the board that while some other municipalities are having in-person meetings, they have been in townships with outdoor areas where people can gather safely. ...

Photo of the Week: A Place to Chill

The Chester Creek Dam near the Newlin Grist Mill looks inviting on a hot and humid afternoon.

 Heavy rain, chance of flooding

Severe thunderstorms with a chance of flooding are possible through the night, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11 p.m. For the areas around Philadelphia, West Chester, and Wilmington. Those rains bring a chance of flooding. A flash flood watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be ...

Adopt-a-Pet July 6

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rosco Rosco is a fun-loving, playful boy who enjoys going on long walks and runs. This handsome 2-year-old is ready for lots of new adventures and a lifetime of fun with his new best friend. Rosco will thrive with an active couple or in a home with older children. You can ...

Academic Achievement July 3

• Wes Gurnee, of Chadds Ford, graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University, College of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. • Amelia Giordano and Michael Bechtold, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the James Madison University Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors ...

Roadwork for July 4 to July 10

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Roadwork for July 4 to July 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction is scheduled to begin ...

Boost Your Business: Thriving after the COVID

It’s too soon to see what the full economic impact of COVID-19 will be, which effects will be temporary, and which will be permanent. Businesses could bounce back almost immediately or struggle for years to come. One thing is certain: Life will not be going back to normal, so it’s up to all of us to create a new normal. Businesses that embrace new ways of working, ...

Kennett Twp. to refinance open space loan

Kennett Township, through an independent financial advisor, will be pursuing proposals for a $6 million, 15-year loan that would refinance its current open space loan, offer a lower interest rate, and add new funds that could be used for future land acquisition. The supervisors, at their virtual meeting Wednesday, agreed to work with PFM Financial Advisors as the ...