Archive for December 3rd, 2015

Chesco commissioners wallop state in wallet

Enough is enough. That was the sentiment of the Chester County Commissioners when they announced at their meeting on Thursday, Dec. 3, that they will immediately cease remitting funds collected by county row offices on behalf of the state for the duration of the state budget impasse – a sum that averages $4 million a month. In a prepared statement signed by all ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. proposal gets zoning change

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors spent the bulk of its meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 2, discussing a developer’s request to amend the township’s zoning code. Michael Pia Jr. of Walnut Street Development Partners appeared with his attorney, J. Charles Gerbron Jr., as well as John D. Snook, a senior advisor for the Brandywine Conservancy. Pia plans to develop a ...

 

William “Dusty” A. Rhodes Jr. of Avondale

William “Dusty” A. Rhodes Jr., 95, of Avondale, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at the Atlantic Regional Medical Center in Pomona, N.J. while visiting his daughter. Born in Kingston, Pa., he was a son of the late William A. Rhodes Sr. and the late Louise Isaac Rhodes. Dusty proudly served our country during WWII in the Navy as a radio operator on the "Catalina" PBY sea patrol ...

 

No tax increase in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township has a budget for 2016 and, as has been the case for the last half dozen years, there’s no township property tax increase. As projected in November, the budget calls for just more than $1.2 million in anticipated revenue and expenses, while township property taxes will remain 0.882 mills for property owners within areas that have fire hydrants, or ...

 

From salon attendant to supervisor, Thorpe has seen much

George Thorpe has signed his last escrow release as a supervisor in Chadds Ford Township. After 28 years as a supervisor, Thorpe returns to the status of resident. The Dec. 2 meeting was Thorpe’s last as supervisor. He did not run for re-election in November, and his current term ends on Dec. 31. But long before his professional and political lives began, Thorpe, now ...

 

Christmas along the Ford

Christmas traditions regain the spotlight in the Chadds Ford area with two favorites. Brandywine Christmas, the annual exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, launched the season the day after Thanksgiving with the O-gauge train exhibit and the Ann Wyeth McCoy Doll Collection. The trains, with more than 2,000 feet of track, fill 12,000 square feet of space in ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Freddy

Hi everyone my name is Freddy and I'm 13 years old. I arrived as an owner surrender on Oct. 3. My coat is short and my fur is black to match any occasion. I've become the volunteer favorite and have been told I'm spry for my advanced years. I have plenty of life and energy in me still that make all these whipper snappers jealous. My previous family had me front ...

 

Photo of the Week: Texture

Strong light shows variations in texture between bare tree roots and the Brandywine Creek.

 

Police Log Dec. 3: DUIs, accident, domestic disturbance

• State police said they arrested Thomas Davis, 25, of Newark, for DUI and drug possession. A police report said Davis was stopped on Route 202 at the Dilworthtown Wawa shortly after 1 a.m. on Nov. 22. • A four-vehicle accident along Route 202 near Spring Hill Road on Nov. 28 resulted in a minor injury of a passenger in one of the cars. A 59-year-old woman from ...

 

Around town Dec. 3

• Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township invites the community to a free Holiday Arts Party on Sunday, Dec. 6 starting at 2:30 p.m. The party will display music, art, dance, and drama and celebrate Darlington’s mission – Every Art for Everyone. The party kicks off with an art gallery and reception for local artist Lauren Litwa Holden, a longtime resident of Wawa. ...

 

New coats warm students in many ways

Neighbors in Business present check to Operation Warm. From left to right: Harriet Weiss, Kate DeLosso, Frank Rupp, Scott Watkins, Gene Yanek, Doug Harris, Donna Walter, Rodger Caramanica, Renee Koerner (receiving the check), Susan Dykas, Paul Bickhart, Lori Lane, Gary Blankenship, Donna, Bob Craig.

Every student in West Broad Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, will receive a new winter coat on Dec. 15, thanks to a local nonprofit. All of the students in the selected school qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch program, and their needs were  matched with Operation Warm, a Chadds Ford-based  providing the coats and a corporate sponsor Hollister ...