Henderson wants a gated community

People waiting for the completion of the Hillman Drive extension — the final leg of the loop road system around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202 — may have to wait a while longer. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group, told Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night that the project needs money, and that might not ...

 

Fire on Atwater Road

UPDATE BELOW Firefighters from three companies responded to a barn fire on Atwater Road on Wednesday night, March 3. Details were not available, but initial reports at the scene are that no one was injured, though the barn was destroyed. The fire started sometime before 8 p.m. Responding fire companies included units from Concordville, Longwood, and West Chester. ...

Around Town March 4

• The Rachel Kohl Library is bringing back chair yoga, beginning March 15 at 11 a.m. This is a virtual one-hour program conducted via Zoom. There is no fee for the class, but monthly registration is required. Sign up for March classes here. • The Philadelphia Orchestra will present a free encore broadcast of BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6, including the world ...

Concord seeks input for open space

Concord Township is working on its Recreation, Parks and Open Space Plan and wants input from the community to allocate resources best. To do so, the township will be conducting a public outreach survey. According to township engineer Nate Cline, the survey will be on the township website and social media within the next few days. "We want as much feedback as ...

Police Log March 3: Storage facility broken into, sexual assaults

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police said they arrested 61-year-old Brian Peters, of Brookhaven, for DUI following a traffic stop at Routes 1 and 202 on Jan. 25. The report said Peters displayed signs of impairment. • Police are investigating a break-in and theft at Extra Space Storage on Route 202 in Concord Township on Jan. 28. ...

Lost Internet interrupts supervisors’ meeting

In a meeting interrupted by a wind-blown loss of Internet connection at the municipal building, Birmingham Township supervisors approved one request and tabled several other items. During the March 1 session conducted via Zoom, the board did hear and approve a request for a new sign at Birmingham Friends Meeting. The HARB had recommended granting the certificate ...

Kennett to talk about greenway

More than 800 people responded to a survey about the future of the Kennett Greenway, the results of which will be discussed at Wednesday’s meeting of the Kennett Township supervisors. “There’s a groundswell of enthusiasm from the community,” Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff said in a recent interview. “We’re excited by the significant response by the community.” ...

Art Live: Focus on fiber

Jenkintown artist, Teresa Shields has always pushed boundaries with her fiber works, but the pandemic helped nudge her into an exciting new direction. Fans of her fine, detailed embroidered fruits and vegetables, as seen recently at The Art Trust, may see her new work as a departure but it really fits nicely into Shields oeuvre. Her solo exhibition “Appendages” at ...

Photo of the Week: A Chilling Dip

Some swimmers like cold water.

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Congratulations, I think

Congratulations….I think. It’s been one full year since we first became aware that life might not be the same for a while. 2020 started out really great. On Friday, Jan. 31, my husband and I went to a preview party at the Brandywine River Museum. We stood around with our cocktails, mingling with hundreds of people viewing exhibits commemorating the centennial of ...

Adopt-a-Pet March 1

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rosey Rosey is an energetic young lady who enjoys playtime with the other dogs. She’s a good listener as well as having good manners. Rosey should fit well into most families. You can adopt Rosey for a fee you name through Sunday, March 7. Pepper Pepper is a friendly girl ...