Archive for August, 2019

School days are back

Monday, Aug. 26, was back to school day for many school districts, including the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz said there was nothing exceptionally new for this school year but said it’s the school’s 95th year and that “CFES will continue to work on enhancing curricular programming and the student ...

 
 

Hunting for history at Radley Run

It’s an evening of food and history at Radley Run Country Club this Thursday with a free walking tour of Master Fox Hunter Charles E. Mathers’ turn-of-the-century Brandywine Meadow Farm located at the current country club property. Learn how Master of Hounds Charles E. Mathers transformed the old Painter Dairy Farm into a famous hunting box where English hounds were ...

 

Fun and fund raising for Crebilly Farm preservation

Brandywine in White always seems to be sprinkled with fairy dust, even when the weather is muggy or rainy. The annual timing of the event—August--takes place when we are all trying to catch fireflies as well as the final days of summer. This year, guests enjoyed a beautiful, cool, evening with a slight breeze. Brandywine in White was held in a field on Harry G. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Gingersnap Gingersnap is a classic orange tabby – a big cuddly bundle of love. He’s very affectionate and enjoys lap time and being held. He should do well with another easy going cat or as an only kitty. He is available for a fee you name through Sunday, Sept. 1. Myrtle ...

 

PAWS for People Wag & Walkathon

PAWS for People, a Newark-based pet therapy organization, announces its first Wag & Walkathon, a month-long cumulative marathon that replaces the traditional PAWS Wag-n-Walk 5K Run. From Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, participants can walk or run with a friend, a pet, or individually, logging the number of miles they walk or run each day during this period. The goal: ...

 

Pop-up dinners at Hank’s Place

Not too long ago there was a car commercial with the tag line, “It’s not your father’s Oldsmobile.” A pair of Chadds Ford restaurateurs could borrow from that line and say, “It’s not your father’s Hank’s Place anymore,” at least not four times per year. Owners Anthony and Katie Young, who bought Hank’s Place a little more than two years ago, are trying something new ...

 

Meet, greet and eat

New members were welcomed at the annual The Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County BPA picnic. The rain held off as people enjoyed a pig roast at the home of Pete and Trish Pagano. The BPA is a business networking organization that meets monthly. Jim McKinley of McKinley Blacksmiths (left) and Pete Pagano of Pagano Funeral Home pose with the ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 24-Aug. 30

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. 24-Aug. 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Bridge washing will cause lane shifts on Baltimore ...

 

New manager in Kennett Township

Kennett Township Supervisors officially hired a new township manager on Wednesday. Eden R. Ratliff, currently the manager and chief administrative official of Greencastle Borough in Franklin County, Pa., will start Sept. 23. “Municipal management to me is personal, because local government impacts your personal life,” Ratliff told the audience at Wednesday’s ...

 

Around Town Aug. 22

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents internationally acclaimed Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper Friday, Aug. 23 at 8 p.m., along with Colebrook Road from Harrisburg. A phenomenal Bluegrass fiddler, Michael Cleveland’s indomitable spirit, rare talent and work ethic have brought him to the pinnacle of his profession with multiple awards and accolades to ...

 

Making music from art at BRM

A group of four young composers had their compositions heard by an audience at the Brandywine River Museum of Art Wednesday afternoon and the original music was based on paintings on display at the museum. The event was the culmination of the museum’s Young Composers’ Workshop. The young composers — Shahzad Bolduc, Joshua Dix, Josh Kleinmann and Christopher Palmer — ...