Archive for September, 2020

Road report for Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

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 Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures next ...

 
 

Business Briefs Sept 25

• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® salutes sales associates in the Chadds Ford Office for being the office leaders for the month of August. Susan Kauffman was recognized for units. The Susan Manners' Team was recognized for listings and units. The Jim DeFrank Team was recognized for volume. • Interested in what’s going on at the ...

 

The Human Resource: Hiring during COVID-19

Your business is facing challenges that are unprecedented in recent history. Your workforce may no longer be “in the office” so to speak and this raises a plethora of obstacles to growing your human capital. This article provides strategic guidance and practical tips to help you reflect on your practices, identify your gaps, and implement new processes to ensure you ...

 

Around Town Sept. 24

• Delaware County Libraries invite all residents to participate in the Fall Reading Challenge. There is a program for every age group, from infants to adults. For our youngest readers, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is available to help parents keep track of books read. This program is ongoing and runs all year long. For kids and teens, libraries are offering “The ...

 

Levity in the face of COVID

It's been said that humor is the best medicine. But while humor won't prevent or cure COVID-19, it is a way to cope, and that's just what Pennsbury Township's Jenny Fenton is trying to do. Fenton has begun a project calling on people to write a poem about what it's like to wear a COVID mask. "It's a little levity in serious times," Fenton said. Fenton is asking ...

 

Claire Perry Hofer of Kennett Square

Claire Perry Hofer, 105, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 21, at Kendal/Crosslands Retirement Community.  She was the wife of the late W. Eric Hofer, who died in 1982 and with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Claire was born in Westerly, R.I. on Oct. 26, 1915, and was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Alice (Edge) Perry. She graduated from ...

 

Frederick Harper Taylor Jr. of Lincoln University

Frederick (Rick) Harper Taylor Jr., 69, of Lincoln University, died Sept. 19, at Christiana Hospital. Rick was born June 29, 1951, in West Chester, to the late Frederick (Sr.) and Constance Taylor. He was the oldest of four children, Cathy, Cindy, and David. Rick attended Temple University and was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington and Unionville High ...

 

Police Log Sept. 23: Crashes, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks will hold a child car seat safety inspection on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free inspection will be held in the parking lot of the Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media. People are asked to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. • Kimberly A. ...

 

New hybrid plan for K-5 OK’d

Just hours after residents rallied to have schools reopened at least on a hybrid basis, U-CF School Board directors voted to do just that. At least for grades K-5 who will start with a hybrid schedule on Oct. 12. The board will vote on what to do with grades 6-12 in October with an eye on bringing those students back with a hybrid plan on Oct. 26. According to ...

 

Photo of the Week: Ducks in a Row

Ducks seem to line up in size order while perched on a rock in the Brandywine Creek near the Brandywine Zoo in Wilmington.

 

Parents, students, want in-person option

An estimated 50 people, parents and kids alike, rallied outside Unionville High School Monday evening, calling for the district to reopen schools for in-person learning. Parents said the virtual-only system is unfair and a disservice to the kids. Kelsey McLean, of Pocopson Township, said: “Our kids need to get back into school. It’s sad. It’s really a disservice to ...