Archive for June, 2018

Excessive heat warning in effect

Excessive heat warning for shaded Philadelphia areas

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning, which is in effect from 8 a.m. Sunday to 8 p.m. EDT Monday. * Heat index values will be 100 to 105 degrees on Sunday and 103 to 107 degrees on Monday due to temperatures in the middle to upper 90s and dew points in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Looking ahead, heat index values will likely ...

 
 

Roadwork for June 30 – July 6

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 June 30 through July 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Northbound Route 202 will be reduced from two ...

 

Around Town June 28

• The coffee isn’t ready, but the beans are roasting. Chadds, a new coffee shop soon to open in the Barn Shops, was giving a hint of what’s to come last Saturday during an open house at the Chadds Ford landmark. Pam Lau, formerly of Talula’s Table, said she’ll be baking scones and other sweet treats once the shop officially opens at the end of July. She said the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Lilly Lilly is a fun-loving 6-year old with the heart of a puppy. Her love for giving kisses is just one of her many heartwarming features, along with her adorable markings and floppy ears. Lilly is a total sweetheart, and she just asks for a home with older children (8+) ...

 

Academic Achievement June 27

•  The University of Delaware announced that seven students from Chadds Ford were named to the school’s Dean’s List for spring 2018. The students are Mark Ellsworth, Michael Hutz, Hannah Huzar, Claire Mottola, Amanda Nielsen, Ryan Rhodes and Katelyn Sapp. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 ...

 

Police Log June 27

 Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks are investigating the theft of 27 Xanax pills and makeup from a home on Drayton Way in Concord Township. The incident was reported June 1. • Police said Joanne Scudder, 28, of Havertown, is suspected of trying to steal a purse from a restaurant patron in Concord Township on April 8. No other details ...

 

13 artists in one BRM exhibit

The first group contemporary exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art showcases 13 established and upcoming artists and their responses to nature – the beauty, sustainability, hazards, and more. “Natural Wonders: The Sublime in Contemporary Art” runs through Oct. 21. “Artists since antiquity have sought to convey the splendor and power of the natural world,” ...

 

New ambulances for Longwood Fire Company

Longwood Fire Company has added three new ambulances to serve the community and now has four vehicles in service. “We examined the needs of the community and our commitments and we were convinced four ambulances were necessary to cover our emergency calls, standby requests and other duties,” said Longwood EMS Captain Matt Eick. “Previously, there were a few times we ...

 

Photo of the Week: Guys & Dolls

As the song says, "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat."

 

Letter: School board needs new plan

Ignoring the results of their own constituent survey, and aided and abetted by a consultant, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board appears to be moving toward approval of a $10 million long-range spending plan for “outdoor facilities,” even though no significant shortcomings in the current facilities have been identified. By large margins, participants in the ...

 

Court approval now required for land seizure

Late Friday, the Pennsylvania legislature passed House Bill 2468 by wide margins and today Governor Wolf signed it into law. The new law will require that entities like school districts and local governments seek court approval before taking property by eminent domain if that property is under conservation easement. The legislation was prompted by two instances in ...