Archive for January, 2020

Letter: Too much traffic

I understand that baby boomers are growing (I am one at 74) and downsizing. Many new condos are being built to accommodate them. However, as I drive out of my home on Harvey Lane onto Routes 202 or 1, I am deluged in traffic with cars and 18-wheelers. My concern is the roads are not adequate for additional housing such as proposed above. Under such time we have ...

 
 

Business Briefs Jan 31

• Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery of Kennett Square was recently awarded a Gold Medal at the 2020 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of North American wines in the world. More than 65 judges, representing various North American wine regions, evaluated nearly 6,700 wines from more than 1,000 wineries this year and Galer Estate’s 2018 ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 1-Feb. 7

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. 1-Feb. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility work will cause lane closures on Route 926 — ...

 

Everything you need to know about the coronavirus

Coronavirus has been a fixture in the news cycle since the start of the new year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes its spread and the ongoing investigation as an “emerging, rapidly evolving situation.” Within the last 24 hours, nearly 6,000 cases had been confirmed by the World Health Organization across 16 countries, including five in ...

 

Around Town Jan. 30

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art opens a new exhibit, Votes for Women: A Visual History, on Saturday, Feb 1. The exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote in 1920. There is a concurrent exhibit, Witness to History: Selma Photography of Stephen Somerstein, which explores the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Votes ...

 

New owners for Dilworthtown Inn

After almost a year, the Dilworthtown Inn has new owners. Frank Rupp, a member of the board of Chadds Ford Business Association, and his wife Susan made settlement earlier this month for the inn and sister properties, the Blue Pear Bistro and the Innkeeper’s Kitchen. The restaurants have been closed since the death of Jim Barnes in April of 2019. Who will eventually ...

 

A bouncing ball for Pulte Homes

An order by a Delaware County Common Pleas Court judge to overturn Concord Township’s denial of conditional use approval for Pulte Homes has been withdrawn. Pulte wants to construct a 257-unit residential community — with 254 townhomes and three single-family dwellings — on the Spring Lake Tract, east of Route 202 at the site of the old Chip & Putt course, behind ...

 

Kennett Twp. offers severance to three

Three more employees were let go in Kennett Township. It marks the second time in less than 48 hours that township Manager Eden Ratliff has announced staffing changes as part of the township’s ongoing restructuring effort. The restructuring of Kennett Township follows the discovery and subsequent investigation last year that former township Manager Lisa Moore ...

 

Chocolate Festival raises $30K

It was a feast for chocolate lovers and a benefit for the United Way of Southern Chester County. More than 1,000 people packed into Unionville High School Sunday for the eighth annual Chocolate Lovers Festival. "It takes a big village," said Carrie Freeman, the chief executive officer of the United Way of Southern Chester County. This year's event brought together 33 ...

 

Police Log Jan. 29: Stolen car, crashes, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Troop K, Media  • Police are investigating the report of a stolen car. A 27-year-old woman from Sharon Hill had her black Ford Fusion parked on Walters Road in Concord Township sometime between midnight and 6 a.m. on Jan. 27 According to the report, the car was left unlocked with an extra set of keys in the vehicle. The license plate on the ...

 

Family Promise launches new programs

Expanding its efforts to assist families experiencing homelessness and support their growth into financially stable community members, Family Promise is launching seven new programs in 2020 for their participants and graduates. "Homelessness in southern Chester County is far more pervasive than most people think, affecting single men and women, as well as families. ...