For the love of The Carve

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Yoda by Mark Rutt

Updated on Friday, Oct. 23, to add winners It might have been unseasonably warm for a Halloween type of event, but no one complained about the weather during the opening night of the 2015 Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford Historical Society on Oct. 22. There were no attendance figures available, but incoming traffic along Creek Road was still backed up after 8 p.m.…

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Best of times in Boston for area rowers, kin

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Justin Best (center), a 2015 graduate of Unionville High, rows for Drexel University in the Head of the Charles Regatta. Photo by Rachel DeFroda

The 51st Head of the Charles Regatta, a premier, international rowing competition held in Boston this past weekend – a contest that reportedly attracts more spectators than the Super Bowl – included a formidable Unionville presence. Among the area competitors was Justin Best, a 2015 Unionville High graduate. The 6-foot-4, 180-pound athlete earned a spot at the 2015 World Junior Rowing Championship this past August…

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Stonebridge returns to Zoning Hearing Board

Two years ago, the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board denied a request by Drew and Nicole Barnabei to use their Webb Road home — Stonebridge Mansion — as a party venue. Last year the Barnabeis wanted the township to allow them to use the home as a drug and alcohol rehab center. That request was turned down. The Barnabeis appealed to federal court, according…

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Around Town Oct. 22

• The Chadds Ford Civic Association named former township Supervisor Keith Klaver as its Citizen of the Year during its annual meeting at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Oct. 20. In addition to supervisor, Klaver also served on the Sewer Authority, Strategic Advisory Committee and on the Planning Commission. Association President Vince Del Rossi presented Klaver with a plaque in honor of Klaver’s…

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Police Log Oct. 22: Accident, theft

• A 51-year-old New Jersey woman, a passenger on a motorcycle, was injured when the motorcycle she was riding on was struck from behind by another motorcyclist on Route 1 at Dickinson Drive in Chadds Ford Township. The severity of the injuries was unknown. A policed report said Jon Ragonese, 61, of Gibbstown, N.J., was following too closely and hit the lead motorcycle that had…

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Letter to the Editor: Brookes has conflict of interest

I was very disturbed to discover a conflict of interest in the upcoming election. Public officials should be held accountable to the highest standards of ethics and should avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest. Therefore, I question why Beverly Brookes could be considered qualified to serve as a school board birector for Region C of the Unionville Chadds-Ford School District. Ms. Brookes’…

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Adopt-a-Pet: Jane

Hi, I'm Jane and I am quite a love. I am sweet and gentle, although I can get a bit nervous around other dogs sometimes. I love to be shown attention and really enjoy giving it back to you, too. I'm extra affectionate and caring and will do well in a nice home where I can look after my owner as much as they look…

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John J. Szandrowski of West Chester

John J. Szandrowski, 71, of West Chester, formerly of Springfield, died Oct. 16. Born in Baltimore, Md in 1944, he was the son of the late Mary (nee Putrokow) and John J. Szandrowski. John was a 1962 graduate of Monsignor Bonner High School. He served honorably as a military policeman in the US Army from 1962-1965. He was a roofer for 30 years and for the…

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