CF planners recommend zoning changes

It’s only the first of several steps, but K. Hovnanian Homes is one small step closer to building 107 townhouses in Chadds Ford Township. The Planning Commission on Dec. 10 agreed to recommend that the Board of Supervisors approve text and map change requests for the project to move forward. A hearing on that is tentatively scheduled for February. Even if supervisors approve those requests, Hovnanian…

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Eastern and western health modes unite at Crozer

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Antara Dutta, standing, second from right, with part of her team at Ayuvia Integrative Wellness Center.

Ayuvia Integrative Wellness Center is now open at Crozer’s Brinton Lake facility. Ayuvia — a combination of the Sanskrit word ayu, meaning long life and the Latin via, meaning path, according to Ayuvia’s owner Antara Dutta — offers a variety of modalities including yoga, tai chi, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, acupuncture and psychosocial therapy. It’s not a matter of either eastern or western, but rather…

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Adopt-a-Pet: Gigi

Meet Gigi. Personally, we think her name should be Most Perfect Dog Ever. She is 1-year-old terrier/pit bull mix with a calm but playful disposition. Gigi does well with other dogs, and when our volunteer walked her unleashed, Gigi stayed by her side. She has sad eyes, but genuinely appreciates any attention you give her. Oh yeah, she's also a hugger. We are smitten. Come in…

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Police Log Dec. 11: Thefts, accidents, DUIs

• George Dominic Rapposelli, 19, of Garnet Valley, was arrested for retail theft on Dec. 6. Police said Rapposelli stole numerous gift cards from the Target store in Concord Township. The total value of all the gift cards was reported to be $50. • State police are investigating a theft at a construction site in Concord Township. A police report said two unidentified white males…

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Around Town Dec. 11

• Knights and Ladies in Training is a family program at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Sunday, Dec. 14 and again on Saturday, Dec. 20. Running from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and again from 1 to 2:20 p.m., aspiring young knights and ladies are invited to complete a series of noble tasks such as designing a family coat of arms, decorating a…

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CFBA holds holiday party

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Roseanne Difino (from left), Host Ted Pace, and Beth Alois

Ted Pace welcomed the Chadds Ford Business Association for its annual holiday celebration. The organization is more than 20 years old, and many of the members have known each other even longer than that. Originally founded as a group of businesses who wanted to unite their voices to PennDOT regarding the reconstruction of Route 1 through Chadds Ford. The result may not have been perfect,…

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Acclaimed artist to appear as author

Art in the Brandywine Valley typically conjures images gleaned from the Wyeth family – barns, bridges and bucolic landscapes - but one area artist has taken his work in a vastly different direction. Robert C. Jackson, whose work is included in collections ranging from the Brandywine River Museum to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science in Indiana to the New Britain Museum of…

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KAU Little League names District 28 honorees

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KAU Little League honored its 2014 award winners at the recent District 28 Baseball and Softball Banquet. Pictured left to right are: Andrea Prestianne and Carleigh Smith, Umpires of the Year; Bob Regenye, Volunteer of the Year; Dylan Blackburn, Baseball Sportsman of the Year; and Olivia Cresta and Madison Hostetler, Softball Sportswomen of the Year.

The KAU Little League recently honored its 2014 District 28 award winners. Each year, the District — which includes Little Leagues from throughout Chester County —recognizes players, parents, and other volunteers from every league for their achievements, sportsmanship, and dedication to their respective teams and organizations. KAU Little League players — who range in age from four to 18 — attend primarily schools in the…

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The Empowered Parent: Parents caring for parents

We are in full swing of the holiday season. I hope you’re all enjoying joyful parties, the smell of your grandmother’s cookie recipe, that gigantic ham that gets cooked for your special gathering, shiny decorations, singing, movies, strings of lights to brighten the cold winter nights, and any other tradition you treasure this time of year. This is a time of year when family memories…

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The Rabbi’s Study: Religion and the language of music

There is a wonderful story in a collection of teachings by Rabbi Moshe Hayyim Efrayim (1748-1800). In this story, the rabbi describes a village musician of such prodigious talent that whenever he enters into the town square, picks up his instrument and begins to play, anyone within earshot is immediately inspired to dance with joy, jumping into the air and spinning exuberantly in the Hasidic…

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