Keeping cool in school at CFES

Things will cool down at Chadds Ford Elementary School as soon as a new chiller is in place. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend $170,000 for the replacement. Director Gregg Lindner said the old unit has been in use for 18 years and reached the end of its useful lifespan. “It’s time to replace it with a new one so the kids and ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Day at the Pond

Two egrets keep their distance while looking for food in a pond.

Kennett to announce new manager

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors will introduce the new Township Manager during their regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. Kennett Township residents are invited to attend the meeting where the new Township Manager will be introduced and officially hired. The start date for the new manager has been set for late ...

Heat and humidity to continue

AccuWeather and the National Weather Service are both reporting continued heat and humidity through tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 20. Along with that are the chance of thunderstorms and a heat advisory. According to an email from AccuWeather, "The overall pattern Monday and Tuesday will be quite similar [to that over the weekend], with waves of showers and thunderstorms ...

Adopt-a-Pet Aug 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Giavanna Giavanna is a sweet mama who came to the shelter as a stray with a smile on her face that she still carries today. She is a social girl and has done well with other calm dogs in playgroups. Giavanna loves attention and rolling on her back for belly rubs. This ...

Wyeth reads ‘Treasure Island’

Victoria Wyeth made a guest appearance at the Kennett Library Saturday, reading “Treasure Island” to a group of children. The copy of the book she read from was one illustrated by her great-grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, Wyeth said she always loved books and loved working with and reading to children. This also gave her an opportunity to help out library. She said she got ...

The Schoolmaster exhibit to open

The Sanderson Museum is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, The Schoolmaster, which will debut later this month and remain open throughout regular museum hours through 2020. The exhibit opening will be held on Wednesday, August 28, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The legacy Christian Carmack Sanderson left was far more than his namesake museum overflowing with thousands of ...

Exploring Hope: What’s your “god?”

My wife is a professional modern dancer who works with a company in Philadelphia called KYL/D. A few years ago, they did a piece called the “Faith Project,” which looked at the connection between religion and movement. As part of their process, they hosted “story circles” where the dancers could discuss their diverse religious views (from Christian to atheist). But ...

Trio of September Festivals in Kennett Square

No town throws a party quite like Kennett Square, and this September the Borough is gearing up to host three great events—the Mushroom Festival, Kennett Brewfest, and KSQ Restaurant Week. The Mushroom Capital of the World is also home to one of the region’s original craft brew festivals and an exciting and ever-expanding restaurant scene that combines the best of ...

Household hazardous waste collection

The Chester County Recycling Coordinator, Nancy Fromnick, announced the fifth Chester County Household Hazardous Waste Collection event for 2019. Residents from Chester County municipalities may participate on Saturday, September 7 at the Oxford School District Administration Building, 125 Bell Tower Lane, Oxford, PA 19363. Proof of residency may be required. This ...

Roadwork for Aug. 17-Aug. 23

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 Aug. 17-Aug. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Asphalt restoration will cause lane closures on ...