Road Report for Dec. 4 to Dec. 10

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 Dec. 4 to Dec. 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Sinkhole repair will cause a daytime lane closure on ...

 

Hank’s Place OK’d for trailer

It took an extra nine days, but Chadds Ford Township supervisors finally gave Hank’s Place the OK for a food trailer in its parking lot. The iconic restaurant in the village area of Chadds Ford was wiped out when Hurricane Ida hit on Sept. 1. More than seven feet of water flooded the place. Anthony and Katie Young, owners of Hank’s Place, requested a special ...

Around Town Dec. 2

• The trains are running on time at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Despite the Sept. 1 flood that closed the museum for almost three months, the museum is open once again. It opened on Black Friday and, while it’s not a typical Brandywine Christmas, the opening included the Brandywine Railroad, the annual O-gauge train display featuring more than 1,000 pieces on ...

Masking decision for U-CF

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors — along with those in other school boards in Pennsylvania — will be making some decisions on masking for students. The state Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated a state requirement that all students and teachers be masked but will reconsider the matter on Dec. 8. Alison Beam, the acting secretary of ...

Kennett after Lisa Moore

Two years ago, the Kennett Township supervisors held a public meeting after the former township manager was charged with stealing more than $3.2 million from the municipality. On Dec. 7, the supervisors will again hold a public meeting about Lisa Moore, this time updating what has happened since. Moore pleaded guilty Oct. 4 to theft by deception, dealing in unlawful ...

Police Log Dec. 1: Shots fired, truck stolen, retail theft

Kennett Square Police Department Kennett Square police are investigating a “shots fired” incident that happened in the 500 block of Magnolia Street shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27. Officers arrived on the scene and found multiple shell casings in the roadway. There were no reports of any injuries, but a residential property did sustain damage. This is ...

Photo of the Week: Three for Brunch

A trio of horses strolls and grazes under sunny skies on a Sunday morning.

Kennett Twp. eyes tax hike

Kennett Township supervisors are expected to decide Wednesday whether to include in next year’s budget a tax increase for future capital projects. The 0.2-mil increase would mean an average annual increase of $49 for residents, according to township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. (A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.) The supervisors are scheduled to ...

Sun setting on Christmas in Miniature

A 40-year tradition is coming to an end. This year's Christmas in Miniature, at least as most people in the Chadds Ford area know it, is the last one. And the person who started it all will be retiring and closing her doors in January. Christmas in Miniature was born as the brainstorm of Barbara Moore in 1982 when she was the director of the former Chadds Ford ...

“Wrap It Up” Exhibit

There is so much to celebrate this year in the Brandywine Valley! As we creep into the holiday season, decorations and cheer abound. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square, where a new exhibit is ready to share joy to visitors and shoppers alike. "Wrap It Up" runs now through January 10th and is the perfect way to get into the ...

Adopt-a-Pet Nov 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mel Monroe This adorable little lady may have stubby legs, but she will surely stand tall in your heart! Mel Monroe is playful and curious and promises to fill your days with fun. This gorgeous kitty can be adopted at a fee you name through Friday, Dec. 3, then she’ll be ...