Roadwork for Aug. 18-Aug. 24

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. 18 through Au. 24. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • The ramp from the Route 30/Exton Bypass to ...

 

Mixed Media: Art and social media

Iphone by Adam Chau at Main Line Art Center

I hope you had the opportunity to tune in to WCHE 1520AM on Wednesday when I interviewed the new Executive Director for the  Main Line Arts Center, Thomas Scurto-Davis for Art Watch. In preparation for any interview, I write out a script that I follow which contains a series of questions peppered with some fun tidbits. I write more material than needed in case I ...

Boost Your Business: Effects of bad customer service

Customer service is arguably the most important thing for your business to get right.  Inbound marketing is customer-focused and inherently aids customer service, but that doesn't mean companies who use it can't still be guilty of bad service experiences. Top Side Effects of Bad Customer Service A Damaged Reputation Leads Don't Convert Your Customer Lifetime Value ...

Concord Ventures returns to ZHB

It wasn’t quite the same as going back to square one, but close. Concord Ventures — the business entity that wants to build 29 townhouses and 166 apartment units on a property adjacent to Route 202 at Watkin Avenue in Concord Township — was back before Concord Township's Zoning Hearing Board last night for a variance it originally received three years ago. Concord ...

When in doubt, throw it out

Please, please throw it out! That may not be the message some want to hear, but the truth is “too zealous recyclers have contaminated the recyclables with trash.”  They are ruining the ability to market the material nationwide. Chester County residents are great recyclers but shouldn’t be tempted to be too passionate putting items in the bin that do not belong and ...

Around Town Aug 16

 A film crew records re-enactors firing a cannon at Thornbury Farm for a film to be used at Valley Forge National Park. Park Ranger Jonathan Parker said there are limitations at the park and that Thornbury farm had the perfect terrain.

• Unionville High School students in ninth and 10th grade can learn to crew. Classes will be offered Aug. 25 and 26, and again on Sept. 8. You only need to attend one session, the goal being to get a small taste of what rowing is about. Rowing was brand new to every one of our current athletes when they started in high school and the learn-to-row offers an easy way ...

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Diva Diva’s loving and laid-back personality leaves us wondering why she’s still in the shelter. This sweet girl is a big snuggler, and she loves giving kisses to her human and animal friends. Diva is great around cats, kids and calmer dogs like her. This 4-year-old can be ...

Academic Achievement Aug. 15

• Kevin Nickey, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a BSBA Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Nickey was among more than 1,500 students who received degrees during the spring commencement exercises. • Luis E Aldrete, of Chadds Ford, a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, supply chain ...

Police Log Aug. 15: DUIs, drug charges

Southern Chester County Regional Police  • Andrea M. Trago, 40, of Oxford, was arrested and charged with violations of the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device, and Cosmetic Act and with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, after the vehicle she was a passenger in was stopped for erratic driving, according to a police report. The incident occurred at 12:41 ...

Quick night for U-CF board

It was a calm night for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday. Directors appointed a supervisor of transportation, heard a brief update on how the later school start time affected students and heard a preliminary report on the new statewide School Safety and Security Committee. The board appointed Marco Sordi to be the new head of the Transportation ...

Photo of the Week: A Fish Story

The one that got away.

Frank tells Ralph and Lou about the one that got away. “I’m tellin’ ya, guys, it was this big.”