Police seeking missing youth

Pennsylvania State Police from the Embreeville barracks are looking for a 16-year-old who, police said, ran away from home on Dec. 1. Troopers were dispatched to West Strasburg Road in West Bradford Township because the youth, Ryan Christopher Parker, had run away from his residence on Shagbark Drive. Parker had phoned 911 to say he was in the woods near W. ...

 

Tax increase possible in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors took no action on next year's budget, but there was a discussion on the possibility of raising one of the millage rates. The matter is expected to be discussed further during the next meeting planned for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17. Township Manager Maryann Furlong said Delaware County's reassessment is what is driving the concern. ...

Around Town Dec 3

• Despite COVID, Santa is still making his rounds courtesy of Longwood Fire Co. Longwood will be escorting Santa to East Marlborough Township on Dec. 12, Pocopson on Dec. 13, Kennett on Dec. 19, and Pennsbury Township on Dec.20. All the trips begin at 8:30 a.m., but, because of COVID, candy canes will not be distributed. • The Chadds Ford Historical Society is ...

Christmas in Miniature opens

It's been going on for 39 years, and even COVID-19 isn't stopping it. The "it" is Christmas in Miniature at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford. The event began in 1982 when Moore was the director of the former Chadds Ford Gallery. Moore said in an interview a few years ago that the idea was to give people an inexpensive way to buy ...

DelCo’s Festival of Lights opens Dec. 4

Rose Tree Park will once again welcome visitors with glimmering lights at night during December. Delaware County’s annual Festival of Lights began more than four decades ago as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration and became a popular local tradition for residents of all ages. Over time, the outdoor displays have grown from 50 decorated trees — one for each ...

It’s Critter Sale weekend at BRM

Celebrating its 35th year, the Brandywine River Museum of Art’s annual Holiday Critter Sale returns Friday, Dec. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 6. Critters are delightful, distinctive ornaments and tabletop decorations that are handmade locally using natural materials. Critters come in all shapes and sizes from whimsical animals — like cats, dogs, reindeer, and bears — to ...

Police Log Dec. 2: Fleeing, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are looking for the driver who fled the scene of a one-vehicle accident at State Farm Drive and Route 202 on Nov. 30. Police said the driver was apparently making a right-hand turn from westbound State Farm Drive onto northbound 202 when the vehicle left the roadway, struck an electrical power box on the right ...

Photo of the Week: Gaggling Convention

A gaggle of geese holds a massive convention on a pond along Montchanin Road near Thompsons Bridge Road in Delaware.

Flooding, tornado possible

AccuWeather issued a flood warning through 3:15 p.m. for the region due to heavy rain. A tornado watch is also in effect until 7 p.m. Showers and possible thunderstorms may continue later into the evening. Some of those storms could bring gusting winds.

Adopt-a-Pet Nov 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Beauregard (#22) Rescued from a cruelty case with 34 other dogs, Beauregard (#22) is a typical hound dog. He loves long walks where he can smell the aromas surrounding him. This handsome boy is quite social despite where he comes from, and he enjoys lots of fun and ...

Road report for Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

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 Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect flagging procedures on High ...