Around Town July 29

• For most of human history, clothes were washed by hand. The Newlin Grist Mill will open its 2021 Newlin Series on Aug. 8 at 3 p.m. with The Power of the Sun: Washing in the 18th Century,” Teacher and historian Anna Elizabeth Kiefer will discuss the public history myths about laundry and personal cleanliness in Britain and in Colonial America. Then she will take ...

 

Deciding on Painters’ Folly

When Chadds Ford Township supervisors announced in December of 2017 that they intended to buy Painter's Folly, they had no firm idea of what they wanted to do with the old house on Route 1. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said at the time that they wanted to keep it out of the hands of a developer and save it as open space. The house is historically significant ...

Police Log July 28: Car theft, drug bust, deception

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating a report of a vehicle stolen in Chadds Ford on July 18. Police said an unknown suspect, described only as a white male wearing dark clothing, went into the David Didge dealership and stole a gray 2021 Jeep Gladiator. • Police said they arrested José Gonzalez, 40, of Philadelphia, for ...

Chadds Ford in brief

The Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors’ work session was short and to the point. • Supervisors authorized the township manager to advertise a hearing for the marijuana dispensary ordinance. A hearing is scheduled for the board’s Sept. 1 meeting. • The board voted to extend the outdoor dining provision through Dec. 31 of this year. • Supervisors also gave a ...

Form with fire and brush

“I am a sculptor, and I paint,” said Karen Delaney as she settled into a chair in her welding studio/garage. She uses the more time-consuming oxy-acetylene welding process on thin sheet metal to create her sculptures' unique look. She flipped through a sketchbook as she described her process, “I sketch to get the proportions right Her love of welding dates to a ...

Photo of the Week: Bales and Barn

Hay bales dry under a blue sky in front of a barn missing part of its roof.

Adopt-a-Pet July 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Beau A boy as handsome and friendly as Beau waited too long to find a home at an overcrowded shelter in the south. Beau touched down safely in Pennsylvania recently thanks to BVSPCA's partnership with the Tangipahoa Parish Animal Shelter, and he's now ready to find a ...

Library groundbreaking planned

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees will host a groundbreaking for the new Kennett Library and Resource Center on Thursday, Aug. 12 at 9 a.m. It will take place at the location of the new building, the corner of State and Willow Streets in the Borough of Kennett Square. All are welcome to attend. “For over 20 years community members have planned, worked, and ...

Road Report July 24 to July 30

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 July 24 to July 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From Sunday, July 25, through Friday, July 30, ...

Academic Achievement July 23

• Alex Bolinger and Maura McManus, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Bucknell University Dean’s Lost for spring 2021. Students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 to be named to the list. • Robert Andrew Maxwell of Chadds Ford has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in sports management, graduating Cum Laude from Kutztown University. He graduated ...

Plea deal possible for Moore

Kennett Township supervisors reported Wednesday that the criminal case involving former township Manager Lisa Moore appears to be headed toward a plea agreement. Supervisors’ Chairman Richard Leff said Moore’s case – on charges she allegedly embezzled $3.2 million from the township – was called for trial on July 19 but continued until September after Moore’s attorney ...