Archive for May 28th, 2014

Traditions on a holiday weekend in pictures

The heavy rain on May 16 forced a rescheduling of the traditional May Fair at Chadds Ford Elementary School. While the date was changed to May 23, the tradition lived on with performances locals have come to expect — such as the first-graders singing “I Promise” (shown in main photo.). One of them is the May Pole Dance. (See main photo.)   Also on May 23, the ...

 
 

Junto now open in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford is well known for its history. There’s art history and there’s American history. How about some food history? That’s part of the goal of MacGregor Mann, owner of Junto, a recently opened restaurant in the Shoppes at Olde Ridge Village. The word “junto” refers to a group of persons joined for a common purpose. Mann took the name from a club founded by ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Chico

Meet handsome boy, Chico. This big fellow is a 3-year-old neutered male Cane Corso. With a lot of dog comes a lot of love. Chico is a very friendly dog and his soft brown coat makes him the perfect teddy bear. He is a gentle, mellow guy and walks very nicely on leash. He knows commands such as "sit" and "shake" and he loves treats. If you have another friendly dog at ...

 

Photo of the Week: Wet and wild on the ‘wine

The official start of summer was filled with people enjoying the Brandywine.

 

Free Your Space: Moving? Handle it like a pro

Nothing says spring like a “For Sale” sign in the front yard. Sure, homes are bought and sold throughout the year but spring is prime time for the real-estate market. 'Tis the season. I know. My husband's a realtor and I don't see too much of him these days. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, approximately 12 percent of the US population will be moving this year. ...

 

Living History: The splendor of Longwood Gardens

Many people assume that highly renowned businessmen focus almost exclusively on one thing — the success of their business. Yet some of our nation’s great industrialists have aggressively pursued hobbies — one being the preservation of scenery near Kennett Square. After the turn of the 20th century, the famous entrepreneur Pierre du Pont purchased a local farm to save ...

 

Dine-Around details delight

From pizza pie to apple pie, the annual Dine-Around event was a taste trip through Delaware County. Undeterred by rain, members and guests of the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County boarded buses in downtown Chadds Ford Wednesday evening,  May 21. First stop was La Porta, a new restaurant on Middletown Road in Media. The restaurant is ...

 

Scenic byway may put more teeth in local ordinances

The Brandywine Conservancy will be hosting an informational meeting on the proposed Brandywine Scenic Byway, a concept that could strengthen local zoning ordinances, according to conservancy Senior Advisor John Snook. Communities have been discussing the byway project for about 10 years and five municipalities — Chadds Ford, Pennsbury, Pocopson, Kennett and East ...

 

Michael Hall is new music director of Kennett Symphony

The Board of Directors of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hall as music director. Hall’s tenure as the new artistic leader of the KSCC will begin with the opening of the 2014-2015 season in September, 2014. “We are thrilled with the unanimous selection of Michael Hall as our new Music Director,” stated Paul ...

 

Police Log May 29: DUIs, accidents and fugitives from justice

• Francis DiProspero, of Cochranville, was charged with DUI on May 23. Police said he was stopped at 1 a.m. and found to be under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance. The stop was made on Route 1 at Cheney Road. • State police from Troop K, Media barracks, said Danielle Zappone, of West Grove, was arrested for possession of cocaine following a ...

 

Around Town May 29

• Dramatic wooden sculptures of birds and animals, hand-carved in the 19th century by German immigrant Wilhelm Schimmel, are the focus of a new special exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. Wilhelm Schimmel: A Bold Piece of Work is on view from May 23 through June 22. There will be a Gallery Talk on his work June 4. • The Carousel Performing Arts Center ...