One hearing closed, another continued

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have closed a hearing for a controversial housing development and continued another for a special events ordinance. The hearings were held Wednesday, as part of the board’s end-of-month workshop. Plans for Wonderland Farms, the proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road, have been discussed in the township for three years. The township Planning Commission recommended preliminary approval earlier this year. As…

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Delco man convicted of molesting 2 girls

A judge has found a Delaware County man guilty of molesting two 8-year-old girls. Judge John Capuzzi reached the verdict following a bench trial that began in August against Martin Finsterbush, 79, of Clifton Heights. The judge concluded that Finsterbush inappropriately kissed and touched the girls on multiple occasions, according to a press release from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. The judge found Finsterbush…

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‘Midnight at the Oasis’ coming to Flash

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Maria Muldaur, best known for her 1974 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” will return to The Kennett Flash. Muldaur got her start in the early ‘60s in the Greenwich Village folk scene with the Even Dozen Jug Band. That group featured, among others, noted mandolin player David Grisman, said a Kennett Flash press release. Through Muldaur’s connection with Grisman, and because…

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Patton’s green thumbs earning gold stars

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The Patton Project Gardens is celebrated by some of its principals: students Chirag Choudhray (from left), Thomas McClure, CJ McClure, Emma Maloney, teachers Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, and students Quintan Boyle and Connor Bidderman.

Long before the Patton Project Gardens grew into a multi-award-winning program, two family and consumer science teachers at Charles F. Patton Middle School repeatedly had their sanity questioned. “Oh my goodness: They’re crazy,” Marie Wickersham recalled thinking after Betsy Ballard and Kim Hisler, teachers in the Family and Consumer Science (FCS) Department, approached her in 2010. That sentiment, which was shared by many others, would…

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Around Town Sept. 29

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Winterthur's Truck and Tractor day is Saturday, Oct. 1. Proceeds support the Winterthur Fire Department.

• Chester County Day, the country’s longest running house tour scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will feature preview parties on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Longwood Gardens Visitor’s Center auditorium at 5, 6, and 7 p.m.; and in Courtroom One of the historic courthouse at High and Market streets in West Chester at 6 and 7:30 p.m. This year’s tour focuses on the southwest quadrant…

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Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 29

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, Oct. 3. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. CORINNA Hi, my name is Corinna, and I am…

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