Former Kennett manager arrested for embezzlement

Addendum: See below Former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore was arrested for embezzling more than $3 million from the township, according to a press release from the Chester County District Attorney’s office. The arrest follows months of investigation. It was reported in April that the fraud department of Capital One — the township bank — “had found a number of ...

 

Art Live: ‘CraftForms 2019’

“CraftForms 2019” is a feast for the eyes. The annual international exhibition  opened to much fanfare with a collectors preview party on Friday night, December 6th at the Wayne Art Center. A whole lot of art was packed into the Davenport Gallery yet it has a very easy flow to it, and there is plenty of breathing room between pieces and pedestals making it easy to ...

First snow accumulation expected

The National Weather Service is predicting snow for the area overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Tuesday should be mostly dry but rain is expected to return in the afternoon, the service said. Rain could change to snow as temperatures drop later in the evening. Snow could continue for a few hours with an anticipated accumulation of about 1 inch.

Photo of the Week: Watery Faces

Swirling water creates faces that aren’t really there.

Flavors of the holiday at CFHS

Candlelight 2019 Christmas Spirits drew a large crowd who feasted on tidbits of local history while sampling 18th-century treats. The Dec. 7 event included tours of the three Chadds Ford Historical Society properties: the Barnes-Brinton House, John Chads House and Springhouse. “Our main focus is food and beverage,” said Jason Greenplate, executive director. “In the ...

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 9

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Patches Patches is an adorable female who is looking to be the only fur-love in someone’s life. She is a big ball of energy and likes a rough and rowdy play style. Patches loves to splash around and play in a pool. She has done well with other kids in her prior home and ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Light in our hands

I count myself lucky that I was not further north for my Thanksgiving road trip; 1,500 miles was quite enough with three kids and no snow. While they were watching the Star Wars movies in order in anticipation of episode IX later this month, I was attuned to how little daylight we had for them to even see something out the window. Add a rainy day and there was even ...

Kennett eyes temporary tax increase

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors voted to advertise a preliminary version of the 2020 budget Wednesday night that contains a temporary tax increase to fund construction of the new library and also a sewer rate increase for some residents and businesses. It also contains suggestions to hold public meetings next year to develop, including a capital plan for ...

Mind Matters: Empathy

The word empathy gets bandied about a lot these days, becoming yet another platitude. If we slap the word in a “PR” paragraph, it must mean a corporation cares. If we use it in conversation, it must mean we really own it. Well, no, on both counts. True empathy is the unsung hero of the quotidian lives we live. What is empathy anyway? It is not to be confused with its ...

Roadwork for Dec 7-Dec. 13

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. 7- Dec. 13. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree trimming will cause lane restrictions on several ...

Boost Your Business: Mistakes that ruin copywriting

Not everyone can write good copy. That’s why there are professionals just writing copy for small businesses and for graphic/website designers who are creative but just not gifted writers. IF you decide to write your own copy, here are five mistakes to avoid ensuring people will read more than your home page. (PS – writing for printed materials and other marketing ...