Archive for May 17th, 2016

Art Watch: Artist and studio tour de force

Sculptor Jeff Bell at Stan Smokler's Studio

No art show this year matches the excitement and breadth of this year's Chester County Studio Tour this weekend May 21 and May 22. With 127 artists showing and selling their work at 53 art studios spread across Chester County, this is the largest Studio Tour to date. The Studio Tour offers a thrilling opportunity to meet artists in their studio, ask questions face to ...

 
 

More drama than a mother, son should bear

A Chadds Ford mother ended a cellphone conversation with a friend very loudly and dramatically the night of Monday, May 17. Rosa Crane said she had pulled into the parking lot of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant on Route 1 in Concord Township to pick up her 17-year-old son who works there part-time when a bear darted in front of her vehicle. “I must have screamed her ...

 

Borough honors historic preservation efforts

In recognition of May as Historic Preservation Month, Kennett Square Borough Council recognized home and business owners who have made outstanding efforts to restore, renovate or preserve structures in the borough’s National Register Historic District at the council’s meeting on Monday, May 16. Established in 1973 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, ...

 

DA: Twins used college break for bomb spree

Home from college for Christmas break, twin brothers from Chester County occupied themselves by building and exploding bombs, authorities said. On Tuesday, May 17, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced the arrest of Daniel and Caleb Tate, 22, of ...

 

Compromise tax increase proposed for U-CF

A new proposed final budget for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is on the table. There’s still a tax increase, but not quite as much as had been considered earlier. School board directors voted 6-3 during their May 16 meeting to have a proposed final budget with a tax increase of 2.77 percent, weighted between Chester and Delaware counties. As recently as ...

 

Going bear-foot in Chadds Ford area

No lions or tigers, but there have been some bear sightings in the greater Chadds Ford area. Television station 6ABC reported that a black bear was seen in the area of Texas Roadhouse on Route 1 in Concord Township last night. State police have not confirmed that sighting, but did confirm getting a call that a bear was seen near the Penn Oaks Country Club on Monday, ...

 

Race gives nature a run for its money

It was shrewd of Mother Nature to provide some race-worthy weather on Saturday, May 14: After all, The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County’s (TLC) Eighth Annual Run for Conservation got its inspiration from her pastoral vistas. Organizers said the 5K/10K trail race, part of the Trail Creek Outfitters Trail Run Series, attracted 244 runners and raised more ...

 

Pocopson supervisors deem resident’s pygmy goat a pet

A crowd-pleasing, pygmy goat named Penelope cleared another hurdle on Monday, May 16, at the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors meeting. The supervisors viewed photos presented by attorney James S. Tupitza, who appeared on behalf of Justin Colella, a resident of Bragg Hill Road. “This is a pet; it’s like a dog,” said Tupitza, pointing out that one of the ...

 

Kennett Symphony plans jazzy celebration

The Kennett Symphony announces its 75th anniversary gala  will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at The Stone Barn in Kennett Square. The evening of memories, music, and dancing will celebrate the Kennett Symphony's 75 years of musical performances in Chester County. The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and hors d'oeuvres followed by dinner at 7:30 ...

 

109 municipalities to get traffic-signal funds

Updated at 10 a.m. with program recipients PennDOT’s “Green Light-Go” program got a boost on Monday, May 16, as Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 109 municipalities would receive $12 million to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals. Made possible by Act 89, the state’s transportation funding plan, the program establishes partnership agreements between ...

 

Photo of the Week: Silent Forest

Lush green grass and tree leaves, along a quietly flowing creek make for a peaceful setting.