Archive for July, 2020

Conservancy launches new grant program

The Brandywine Conservancy is pleased to announce the launch of the Brandywine Creek Greenway’s new Mini Grant Program for 2020-2021. The program is funded by a recent grant of $40,000 from the Pennsylvania DCNR Community Conservation Partnership Program Environmental Stewardship Fund, administered by the Bureau of Recreation and Conservation. With these funds, the ...

 
 

Michael Alan Kaffenberger of Wilmington

Michael Alan Kaffenberger, 39, of Wilmington, died Wednesday, July 15, at his residence.  Born on Sept. 7, 1980, in Wilmington, he is the son of Hartmut A. and Elke D. Kaffenberger of Chadds Ford. Michael attended Tower Hill School in Wilmington, moving to Unionville High School, and graduated with the class of 1999. He continued his education at the University of ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Amicone Amicone is a fun-loving, playful boy who enjoys going on long walks and runs. In fact, he is part of the BVSPCA Doggers Program where volunteers take dogs jogging. He has proven himself to be a nice, light jogger who doesn't react to people, bikes, or dogs. This ...

 

COVID cases up, deaths down

Chester and Delaware counties are reporting different aspects of how COVID -19 is affecting residents. Chester County is reporting a decrease in nursing home deaths related to the Coronavirus, while Delaware County is reporting an increase in the number of cases for residents younger than 30 years of age, according to press releases the counties issued. The Chester ...

 

Sanderson Museum reopening Aug. 1

The Sanderson Museum will be reopening by appointment only beginning Saturday, Aug. 1. Appointments should be arranged within 48 hours of your proposed visit. Visits may be made arranged on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, or Monday between noon and 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment please call our dedicated scheduling number at 610-864-1598. We normally will return calls ...

 

Alexander “Alex” S. Diamond of Concord Township

Alexander “Alex” S. Diamond, 77, of Concord Township, died Feb. 9, at Naamans Creek Country Manor. Born to Samuel and Estelle Schultz Diamond in Upland, he has been a longtime resident of Concord Township. He worked in protective services for the Franklin Mint for 31 years retiring in 2004. Alex served as an active firefighter and EMT for the Concordville Fire Co., ...

 

Roadwork for July 18 to July 24

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Roadwork for July 18 to July 24. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Chadds Ford Township’s 2020 Road Program ...

 

Academic Achievement July 24

• Morgan Nadin, of Chadds Ford, was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design, summa cum laude from Kutztown University. The cumulative grade point average necessary for the highest honor (summa cum laude) is 3.80. Widener University conferred more than 1,100 undergraduate degrees this year. Among them were eight degree-recipients from the Chadds ...

 

Around Town July 23

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society has reopened its doors. Visitors are welcome to come and explore the visitor's center, take a tour of the Chads House, or explore our extensive grounds. On Aug. 8 and Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., people will be able to drive in and purchase eight types of bread that we bake in our historic house, all while keeping your ...

 

Constance Sallie Taylor of Chadds Ford

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the death of Constance Sallie (Reichard) Taylor, 94, of Chadds Ford, on the afternoon of July 18. She passed at home with her daughter Cindy at her side, listening to music and stories of wonderful family times, and following a day-long visit by her four children and other family members. Constance was born in Allentown on ...

 

SPCA using facial recognition

While there are privacy concerns for many regarding the government’s use of facial recognition software, the Brandywine Valley SPCA is using facial recognition to reunite lost pets with their owners. In a press release, the BVSPCA said it’s joining other shelters across the country in using the technology to identify lost dogs and cats. “Every dog and cat that enters ...