Fundraising goes virtual for rare disease

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Nicole and AJ Henwood at The Creamery in Kennett Square. 2019.

"Pampered Chef cares about making things easier for families," said Erin Stuckey, the party consultant for the Pampered Chef Fundraiser. The company makes quality kitchen products and now hosts parties online. "They want to get people around the table preparing food together." Stuckey is donating her full commission to NF2 Biosolutions Her introduction to NF2, an incurable condition that causes tumors to grow in the…

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Road report for Oct. 31 to Nov. 6

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 Oct. 31 to Nov. 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Roadway rehabilitation continues to cause lane closures on Unionville Road, between Manor…

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Business Briefs Oct. 30

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 8 a.m. It’s a Zoom session and will include a Grow with Google training session with Randi Penfil. Click here to register. • SCORE of Delaware and Chester Counties is holding a webinar to help businesses get off to a good start with Business Smart Workshop, 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday,…

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Final stages for Birmingham Hill master plan

The master plan for the Birmingham Hill Preserve is entering its final stage of development. Sheila Fleming, from the Brandywine Conservancy, said during an Oct. 28 webinar that the conservancy would keep the public comment period open through Nov. 15. The aim is to have the plan finalized in December, with implementation beginning in 2021. The plan aims to determine how best to use the…

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Kennett considering local services tax

Should Kennett Township have a local services tax? That is the question supervisors will discuss in the coming weeks after they voted 2-1 at their Oct. 21 meeting to advertise consideration of the tax as a way to offset proposed budget expenses in 2021. “We have a lot of requests and will not have enough revenue,” said Kennett Township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. “One opportunity…

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Special meeting in Kennett Twp.

Kennett Township supervisors will hold a special budget meeting tonight —Thursday, Oct. 29, — to discuss fire and EMS funding. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Instructions on how to join the remote meeting can be found at the township website, Tonight’s meeting will continue a discussion that started at the supervisors’ Oct. 21 meeting. The Kennett Fire and EMS Regional Commission, which sets…

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Around Town Oct. 29

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The Ann Wyeth McCoy Doll collection will be on display at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. (File photo.)

• The annual Christmas tradition at the Brandywine River Museum of Art gets underway this Saturday, Oct. 31, with the opening of the train exhibit — The Brandywine Railroad — and with the return of the Ann Wyeth McCoy dollhouse display in six rooms filled with three-dozen dolls in various tableaus. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. • Traffic was a little backed up along S.…

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Heavy rains predicted

Hurricane Zeta is expected to make landfall today and its effects will travel northeast, moving into the tri-state area Thursday morning. Heavy rain — anywhere from 1-3 inches — is predicted, and gale-force winds are expected. This could lead to flooding in susceptible areas. Most of the heavy rain will be south of the Philadelphia metropolitan area but could last from Thursday into Friday. Anticipated…

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William Charles Haid Jr. of Avondale

William Charles Haid Jr.,  77, of Avondale, died Sunday, Oct. 25, at Christiana Hospital after a long battle with cancer.  Bill was the loving husband of Joanne Mary Haid (Madden) and they shared 54 years of happiness together. In addition to his wife, Joanne, Bill is survived by his son William Charles Haid III and his wife Susan Haid (Carman). Bill was the doting grandfather…

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Musings: Fighting back

Some people don't let fear get in the way. Not fear of a virus and not fear of a $10,000 fine. At least that's the attitude of a restauranteur in Palmyra, Pa., in the Lebanon Valley near Hershey. As reported by, Mike Mangano, the owner of a Taste of Sicily, told Gov. Tom Wolf in May where to get off. The state ordered Mangano…

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Police Log Oct. 28: Assault, shoplifting, scam

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said Ernst Richardson, 49, of Wilmington, was arrested for attempted shoplifting at Wegmans in Concord Township on Oct. 3. According to the police report, Richardson tried to leave the store without paying for the 11 items he had in his shopping cart. According to the report, when store security approached him in the parking lot, he abandoned the…

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