Archive for May, 2019

Summer camps at Uptown!

As WCStudio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! Spring Shows close, plans are already underway for two exciting summer shows that are part of their summer camp program. Taught by seasoned industry professionals, these and more camp experiences provide fun learning opportunities for young entertainers at every level, at the front of the crowd and backstage. Details ...

 
 

Police Log May 29: Harassment, theft

Pennsylvania State Police • On May 3, sometime between 2 and 4 a.m., someone stole a truck with a trailer containing three commercial lawnmowers from a business at 2 La France Way in Concord Township. • Someone stole $390 from a cash box at Lice Lifters on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township sometime between May 6 and May 11. • Police said Joseph Iavarone, 44, of Aston, ...

 

KCSD looking for new superintendent

The Board of School Directors for the Kennett Consolidated School District is in the process of selecting a superintendent of schools and is seeking input from the community by means of a series of focus groups conducted by the Chester County Intermediate Unit Focus group participants will share their experience and insight into the type of leader that the district ...

 

Tavern owner adds new restaurant

Phil Ferro is at it again. Ferro reopened the Chadds Ford Tavern last year and is now in the process of opening another restaurant in the Clarion Hotel at Routes 1 and 202 in Concord Township. The new restaurant in the Clarion — the former Wyndham Hotel — is expected to open sometime in June. It will be called “GG,” named for his 5-year-old daughter Giovanna. He’s ...

 

Photo of the Week: Morning Sun

Morning sun casts a warm glow on the Brandywine Baptist Church cemetery.

 

Holiday traditions continue

Memorial Day traditions continued in the Chadds Ford area this weekend, from festive to solemn. For the 48thyear, the Brandywine River Museum of Art held its annual Antique Show. Antique vendors — 25 in all — from along the east coast, from Virginia to Maine were on hand to sell their wares. Along the way, the museum gets money a portion of the proceeds. That money ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Chica Chica is a 12-year-old senior who would love an older home, where this shy lovebug can feel relaxed. If you're looking for a low key cat who will snuggle in during your favorite movie, Chica is your girl. Once she warms up, she loves pressing up beside you, seeking ...

 

Chesterbrook raises money for St. Jude

It wasn’t quite what Steppenwolf had in mind when that group sang “Born to be Wild,” but students at Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford did get their motors running — sort of — when the school had a “trike-a-thon” at the school parking lot Friday morning. The students, aged 2-5, rode tricycles, bicycles, scooters, cycles with no pedals and rode in trikes that were ...

 

Mind Matters: Panic no more

Tom Bunn, the author of “Panic Free,” started out as a pilot. In that capacity, he tried for years to help people who feared flying. Then, eureka — a solution — which, he says, not only quells the fear of flying, but also manages panic states encountered on the ground as well. After years of study, he learned that the real issue of panic is the “inability to regulate ...

 

Kennett Twp. hires interim manager

Kennett Township’s new interim manager will begin work Tuesday. The supervisors announced Friday that they have hired Alison Rudolf, a former township manager in Lower Moreland Township. They sent a notification to Kennett Township residents and businesses and posted it on the township website. “The hiring of Alison Rudolf, a professional with the highest integrity, ...

 

Roadwork for May 25-May 31

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 May 25-May 31. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Power line replacement will cause lane closures on ...