Archive for March 13th, 2013

Testimony: Wegman’s project safe and beneficial

More testimony with little new information, but with some objection, came out of a March 12 hearing in Concord Township regarding the proposed Wegman’s development. Testifying were a land planner and two civil engineers, one of whom was a traffic engineer. All three said the planned development — with the food store planned for Concord and other retail stores in ...

 
 

Board weighs CFES student safety against trail

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board will be weighing school safety against granting an easement for an already existing trail on school property. Other concerns include the legal ramifications of conveying an easement as well as whether it can be done on a trial basis. At issue is a private trail that runs through part of Chadds Ford Elementary School property. ...

 

La Di Da, a kids’ consignment shop, opens in Chadds Ford.

Want to get the kids gussied up at low prices? Well, La Di Da, you can. La Di Da, a new consignment shop for children’s clothes is now open in the Plaza at Chadds Ford, 1410 Baltimore Pike near Heyburn Road. The new shop, which opened on March 4, is the brainchild of Debbie Badawi. She said the name reflects a hip, chic, yet frugal attitude. “It’s kind of girly and ...

 

Battlefield Park re-opens for 2013

The Brandywine Battlefield Park is again open for visitors. The park officially opened Sunday, March 10 during Charter Day. Charter Day, in honor of the William Penn Charter, is observed every spring in Pennsylvania. State-owned park facilities — even those the state doesn’t operate such as Brandywine — are open for business. As the park usually does on these ...

 

YMCA considering Chadds Ford location

Years ago, The Village People sang the praises of staying at the YMCA. Now the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley is singing about coming to the Village of Chadds Ford — the entire township of Chadds Ford, really. Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association learned about the possibility of a YMCA branch coming to the township during a breakfast meeting with Chadds ...

 

Radley Run Art Show benefits Safe Harbor

Safe Harbor of West Chester has another $9,000 thanks to the efforts of the Radley Run Art Show held at the country club on March 9 and 10. It’s the third year the shelter has been the beneficiary of the show that donates 30 percent of the sale price on all items sold as well as 100 percent of the sale price for items the artists donated for auction. Karen Delaney, ...

 

Police log March 14: Sobriety checkpoint this weekend

  • Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints at undisclosed locations between March 15 and 17. • State police from Troop K, Media barracks arrested a 23-year-old Newark man on theft charges. A report said Michael Keith Freeman-Green was involved in currency stolen from the Home Depot in the Concordville Town Centre. • Police said an ...

 

Around Town March 14

• The Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show is this Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16 at the school. The annual event — begun by Betsy Wyeth — has been gong on for 64 years. Seventy artists will be selling their work with 30 percent of the price benefiting the CFES PTO. • Beautiful Mind Strong Body Center held an open house Saturday March 9 with ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Mona

Mona is a sweet and docile adult American bulldog/boxer type mix looking for a comfy, low-key home.  Mona came to the shelter as a stray in January, and was in need of veterinary attention for skin and ear infections. Now, she’s all fixed up and ready to go. Mona gets along with kids and other animals, so she’s perfect for any family. If you are able to provide Mona ...

 

Photo of the Week: High Horse

A rustic scene from Pennsylvania horse country.