Archive for December, 2019

Around Town Dec. 12

• Now through Jan. 2, the Chester County Historical Society presents Lights of the Season: Winter Holidays. The diverse residents of Chester County celebrate a variety of holidays between October and February. A common thread is light during this dark season in the northern hemisphere. Community participants will feature their traditions of celebration and hope. • ...

 
 

A timeline of embezzlement

The following timeline of events relating to the criminal charges against former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore contains information from the Chester County District Attorney’s press release dated Dec. 10, a 43-page criminal complaint filed by county detectives, a Kennett Township press release dated Dec. 10, and Kennett Township Board of Supervisors’ meetings ...

 

Building on Frolic’s vision

It was five years ago, November of 2014 when the Brandywine Conservancy and Chadds Ford Township began public talks about something called Walkable Chadds Ford. But the seed of the idea began almost 50 years earlier when George A. “Frolic” Weymouth brought together a number of entities to preserve Potts Meadow — across Route 1 from the Barn Shops — to keep it from ...

 

Police Log Dec. 10: Accidents, drug arrests

Pennsylvania State Police • Police from the Avondale barracks said Ryan W. Sweet, 39, of Kennett Square, was cited following a two-vehicle accident on East Street Road near Route 52 in Pennsbury Township on Dec. 4. The report said Sweet was eastbound on Street Road when he turned left into the path of an oncoming vehicle. No injuries were reported. • A 23-year-old ...

 

Letter: Warm hands

Calling all crocheters and knitters!!!! We need hats, gloves and scarves for the first "tie" of the season. We have been given permission by the Council of the Borough of Oxford, PA to once again provide hand-knitted and crocheted hats, scarves and mittens or gloves for those in need. The donated items will be packaged in clear ziploc bags and put around town for ...

 

Former Kennett manager arrested for embezzlement

Addendum: See below Former Kennett Township Manager Lisa Moore was arrested for embezzling more than $3 million from the township, according to a press release from the Chester County District Attorney’s office. The arrest follows months of investigation. It was reported in April that the fraud department of Capital One — the township bank — “had found a number of ...

 

Art Live: ‘CraftForms 2019’

“CraftForms 2019” is a feast for the eyes. The annual international exhibition  opened to much fanfare with a collectors preview party on Friday night, December 6th at the Wayne Art Center. A whole lot of art was packed into the Davenport Gallery yet it has a very easy flow to it, and there is plenty of breathing room between pieces and pedestals making it easy to ...

 

First snow accumulation expected

The National Weather Service is predicting snow for the area overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning. Tuesday should be mostly dry but rain is expected to return in the afternoon, the service said. Rain could change to snow as temperatures drop later in the evening. Snow could continue for a few hours with an anticipated accumulation of about 1 inch.

 

Photo of the Week: Watery Faces

Swirling water creates faces that aren’t really there.

 

Flavors of the holiday at CFHS

Candlelight 2019 Christmas Spirits drew a large crowd who feasted on tidbits of local history while sampling 18th-century treats. The Dec. 7 event included tours of the three Chadds Ford Historical Society properties: the Barnes-Brinton House, John Chads House and Springhouse. “Our main focus is food and beverage,” said Jason Greenplate, executive director. “In the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 9

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Patches Patches is an adorable female who is looking to be the only fur-love in someone’s life. She is a big ball of energy and likes a rough and rowdy play style. Patches loves to splash around and play in a pool. She has done well with other kids in her prior home and ...