Archive for August, 2020

Mercedes still looking at CF

A plan to move Mercedes-Benz of West Chester into Chadds Ford Township is back on the table. The dealership is looking at the area of the Lenz property surrounded by Route 202, Oakland Road, and Brinton's Bridge Road. The dealership is leasing its current site in Birmingham Township. Attorney Lou Colagreco brought the plan back to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission ...

 
 

Around Town Aug. 13

• Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky will unveil The Philadelphia Orchestra’s reimagined Fall 2020 Season during a webcast 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17. The webcast is at www.philorch.org • The Chester County Historical Society’s virtual book group discusses “Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections that Shaped the 20th Century” by ...

 

Another flood warning into this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Delaware and Southern Chester counties Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small creeks and streams...urban areas...highways...streets and underpasses as well as other drainage areas and low-lying spots. A flash flood warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you ...

 

Michael Patrick Miller of Chadds Ford

Michael Patrick Miller, 69, of Chadds Ford, died Aug. 2, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Cathy Rusden Miller, with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Tunnelton, WVa., he was the son of the late Leslie Miller and the late Lucile Bickford Miller. He graduated from Tunnelton High School and attended West Virginia University. For ...

 

Police Log Aug 12: Child endangerment, car break-ins, harassment

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said seven people had items stolen from their vehicles parked on Homestead lane in Concord Township during the overnight hours from Aug. 3 to Aug. 4. The vehicles were unlocked, the report said, and one was parked in the victim’s garage. Police did not report on what was stolen or the estimated value of the items ...

 

GOP reps challenge Wolf on sports

If it were a sporting event, it would be the governor against the legislature, or part of the legislature anyway. With school districts deciding on how they will open for the next school year, districts are also looking at what to do about fall sports. Unionville- Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a sports safety plan during a special meeting last week, but ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Pluto went viral

It was sometime around mid-March of this year. It seems like an eternity ago. I was well into what I call my “COVID Freak-Out Period.” And after my first 6 a.m. trip to the Giant wondered if I’d have to resort to paper napkins or paper towels for — you know — toilet paper. It was about that time my sister received a viral YouTube from a friend in Sedona, Az., which ...

 

Jacqueline A. Givens, formerly of Chadds Ford

Jacqueline A. Givens, 89, of Kennett Square, and formerly of Chadds Ford, dies Tuesday, Aug. 4. Jacquie was predeceased by her husband Kenneth Givens and her son David Givens. She is survived by her daughter Ann Givens Sinclair (James McComb Sinclair); granddaughter Elizabeth Ann Sinclair; and her son Kenneth Givens (Dee Givens). Jacquie graduated from Southern ...

 

Nellie V. McGinnis of West Grove

Nellie V. McGinnis,  93, of West Grove, died Monday, Aug. 3, at Jenners Pond Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Harold McGinnis who died in 1984. Born in Burkes Garden, Va. she was a daughter of the late Stewart and Susie Lambert Dillow. Nellie retired from Kendal-Crosslands after serving 13 years as a supervisor and dietary assistant in foodservice. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Morning Stroll

Horses take a casual stroll uphill while grazing on a Sunday morning.

 

County setting housing plan

Delaware County has released a new plan that examines housing in the county and outlines a path towards quality housing for all Delaware County residents. The plan is currently available for public review and comment, and we invite input from the community. The Delaware County Planning Department recently completed its draft Delaware County Housing Plan. This ...