Academic Achievement

• More than 2,400 students at Coastal Carolina University were named to the Dean's List for the Fall 2018 semester. Among those students earning a spot on the Dean's List is Lauren McDonnell, from Chadds Ford. McDonnell is majoring in elementary education. • Meredith Jones, of Chadds Ford, graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 19. Jones earned a bachelor’s degree in literary &…

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Marijuana dispensary coming to CF area

The state of Pennsylvania approved a medical marijuana dispensary for the Chadds Ford area two weeks ago. The license went to GTI Pennsylvania, a licensed medical marijuana grower and operator of four other dispensaries in the state. According to the state’s approval process, the dispensary is supposed to open within six months. The address the state used is 68 Watkin Avenue, a residential property in…

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Longwood Gardens displays for 2019

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Longwood Gardens announces 2019 calendar

Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, PA, plans five spectacular seasonal displays and nearly 600 daily horticultural, educational, performing arts, and holiday programs for 2019. One of the great gardens of the world and home to the most significant fountain collection in North America, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden will again dazzle guests with daily fountain performances and Illuminated Fountain Performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings,…

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YMCA  creating new video series

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, in conjunction with director Chris Logan Harley and Uptown Entertainment Alliance, is putting together a series of videos entitled, “Don’t Spoil the Fun!” to highlight the importance of keeping fun in youth sports leagues, so that kids of all ages want to keep playing for life. A report by the Aspen Institute indicated that many kids drop out of sports…

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Barrar, Comitta sworn in for new terms

State Reps. Stephen E. Barrar and Carolyn Comitta took the oath of office Tuesday to begin their next terms in the state legislature. Barrar is beginning his 12th term representing the people of the 160th in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Comitta is entering her second term. Barrar will continue as the majority chairman for the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, which oversees legislation…

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Police Log Jan. 2: Troopers assaulted, thefts, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said Schuyler Bryton Allen, 22, of Wilmington, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop on State Farm Drive at Route 202 in Concord Township on Dec. 8. The police report said Allen was initially stopped for traffic code violations at 1:28 a.m. • Police are investigating the report of a stolen debit card. The report said the card was…

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