Archive for February, 2019

Linda A. Simon

Linda A. Simon, 57, died peacefully and comfortably at her home in West Chester on February 21, after her courageous four-year battle against inflammatory breast cancer. Linda was born on Aug. 12, 1961, in McKeesport, Pa. to Robert E. Simon and Phyllis J. Pace. She was raised in Chadds Ford, where she graduated from Unionville High School. Much of Linda’s work ...

 
 

Roadwork for Feb. 23-March 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 Feb. 23-March 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • On Monday, Feb. 25, there will be lane restrictions ...

 

Mixed Media: Heroines of history

I hope everyone’s enjoying the gentle springish thaw today. At this point, the light has changed and, in my opinion, spring can’t come soon enough. So let’s look forward towards the upcoming art events leading us into March. March 12th - April 6th, Somerville Manning will be hosting a solo exhibition of figurative paintings by Holly Trostle Brigham. Imbued with ...

 

Around Town Feb. 21

• The sixth annual Used (Gently) Sports Equipment Sale will take place on Friday, Feb. 22, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the auxiliary gym at Unionville High School. There will be a wide variety of nets, hoops, sticks, clubs, baseball equipment, and so much more, at great prices. Donations will continue to be accepted Friday at UHS ...

 

More land saved for state park

Natural Lands announced that the land conservation organization has purchased and transferred a 57-acre property to Marsh Creek State Park. Located in Wallace Township, Chester County, the land was slated to be developed. Now as part of the state park, it will be open to the public for hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, and other passive recreation uses. The ...

 

Love goes to the big house

Chadds Ford’s Deborah Love is going from one board to another. She spent 12 years on the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors and is now an inspector with the Delaware County Prison Board. Love was one of three members appointed by the Board of Judges last month. Her term expires Jan. 31, 2020. She said she was contacted a month ago to fill a vacancy and that ...

 

Academic Achievement Feb. 20

• Widener University announced three students from Chadds Ford have been named to the school’s fall 2018 Dean's List. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester. Those students are Eric Hahn, Aisha Lunkins and Kirsten Ryan. • Dana Murphy Soika, of Chadds Ford, was named to the Dean's List at ...

 

Police Log Feb. 20: DUI, burglaries, assault

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said Erika Janelle Scott, 29, of West Chester, was arrested for DUI following a traffic stop on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on Jan. 26. A report said the stop came about after a trooper observed traffic violations. • Two stores on Route 202 — The Philly Pretzel Factory and Double Decker Pizza — ...

 

County offices closed

UPDATED Chester and Delaware counties are reporting that their government offices are closed today, Feb. 20, because of the winter storm. An estimated 2-4 inches of snow, followed by sleet and rain is predicted. Update: Concord Township offices are also closed today, as of 10:30 a.m. The township Zoning Board hearing scheduled for tonight has also been canceled ...

 

Schools closed Wednesday

With a winter weather mix of snow, sleet and rain forecast to begin tomorrow morning, area school districts are reporting they will be closed Wednesday, Feb. 20. Those school districts are Unionville-Chadds Ford, Garnet Valley and Kennett consolidated. Schools and offices will be closed.

 

Budget time in U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night approved a preliminary budget for the 2019-2020 academic year. As is always the case with preliminary budgets, the figures will likely change before the board votes on the final budget on June 17. And taxes are expected to rise. The figures, as they stand now, include $90,848,158 in estimated revenues and ...