Archive for August, 2017

Wine, dine and dance to preserve Crebilly

Brandywine in White celebration to raise funds to save Crebilly Farm

More than 300 enthusiastic party goers, decked out in their best white duds, descended on Hickory Farm in Chadds Ford Saturday, August 26 for the fifth annual “Brandywine in White.” The farm’s preserved open space underscored the fundraising mission of the event—to save Crebilly Farm, on Rt. 202 and Rt. 926, from development. The BIW location, kept secret until ...

 
 

OpEd: Good news on standardized testing?

Gov. Wolf joined Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, advocates, and educators this month to announce a significant reduction in standardized testing for elementary students. One test section will be eliminated in both math and ELA PSSA tests amounting to a 93-minute total time reduction. Also, approximately 22 minutes will be taken by eliminating questions from the ...

 

Photo of the Week: Stand Tall

Sunflowers stand well over 6 feet outside the Barn Shops on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Roadwork for Aug. 26 through Sept. 1

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Aug. 26 through Sept. 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • A single lane closure is scheduled on northbound Route 41 between Route 372 and Farm ...

 

Rt. 926 Bridge opens ahead of schedule

A contract laden with incentives for on-time completion and disincentives for delays worked. The Route 926 Bridge over the Brandywine Creek opened not just on time, but a week early. PennDOT and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to officially re-open the bridge, though it's not open to regular traffic until sometime later this afternoon. ...

 

Dewey F. Roop Jr., formerly of Cochranville

Dewey F. Roop Jr., 83, of Audubon, formerly of Cochranville, PA, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the Einstein Hospital. He was the husband of Dorothy Abel Roop, with whom he shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Riner, Va., he was the son of the late Dewey F. Roop Sr. and the late Susie Johnson Roop. Dewey was a self-employed truck driver, owning Roop & Roop Trucking ...

 

Paw prints forever on the heart

Every pet owner knows the devastation of losing that four-legged member of the family. Whether it's a dog or cat is irrelevant. The bond between humans and their companion animals is undeniably strong. When the inevitable comes, even grown men are known to cry. For Peter Pagano, tending to the animal's remains is a matter of respect and of comforting the owners whose ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Droolius Caesar Droolius Caesar is truly one of a kind. Not only does he have the coolest name, he’s got a great personality. Droolius would make an incredible pet for any family. He’s awesome with kids, adults, and other dogs. He came to us from ACCT in Philadelphia, but ...

 

Around Town Aug. 24

• The Brandywine Valley SPCA is holding a free microchipping clinic for the public on Sunday, Aug. 27, from 9 to 11 a.m., as part of our work to bring lost pets back to their families. Locations are West Chester Campus: 1212 Phoenixville Pike, West Chester, New Castle Campus: 600 South Street, New Castle, Del. and the Georgetown Campus: 22918 Dupont Boulevard. • ...

 

Patricia A. Zellman of West Chester

Patricia A. Zellman (nee Harley), of West Chester, died Monday, August 21. Beloved wife of the late John J. Zellman, Sr.; loving mother of John J., Jr. (Claudine), Frances P., Christopher L. Zellman and Heather A. Dempsey (Bob); loving grandmother of Aidan and Gavin Dempsey; dear sister of Mary Agnes Troutner and the late James F. Harley; also survived by many ...

 

School board OKs $134K for Hillendale

It was a quick meeting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board this week, but the board did manage to authorize some field trips and more money for improvements at Hillendale Elementary School. Classes for 4,000 students are set to begin Aug. 28. That number came from Superintendent John Sanville who also said that work on the Route 926 Bridge is on schedule to ...