Another winter storm watch UPDATE

UPDATE: The weather service has updated its forecast and is now saying accumulation could be 12-18 inches of snow. The first round of snow, from Sunday afternoon into evening is expected to be 2-4 inches. The heavier accumulation will begin later tonight and into the overnight hours and into Monday morning.  END UPDATE. A winter storm watch is in effect for the region beginning at…

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Mind Matters: Reframing 2020

Reframing is a tool of psychotherapy, particularly family therapy, in which you help a person see their problematic situation in a new light. Sometimes, the change of one word or a phrase can shift the perspective. I remember a colleague discussing with another colleague his concern about getting older and working less — he called that his withering. The astute listener responded, “how about considering…

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Business Briefs Jan. 29

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will hold a Zoom meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4 on the Second Draw PPP Program. The guest speaker is Jim Pace, business development officer at BHCU. Pace will explain the program and answer questions. The meeting ID number is 84184785812, password: 065171. The Zoom link is • SCORE of Chester and Delaware Counties will discuss Blogging for…

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Rella Murr Bates of Jenners Pond

Rella Murr Bates, 94, of Jenners Pond, died peacefully during her sleep on Tuesday, Jan. 26. Rella was born a Tennessee farm girl with brothers David and Curtis, and sisters Connie and Alene. An ethic of hard work, persistence and grit were instilled in her from these early years of helping out her parents, David and Beulah on the farm. Recruited out of high school,…

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Road report for Jan. 30 to Feb. 5

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 Jan. 30 to Feb. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Guiderail work will force daytime lane closures Sundays to Fridays along Route…

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Around Town Jan. 28

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Darlington opens registration for summer art camps.

• Darlington Arts Center is now accepting enrollment for its summer camps. The camps are geared for ages 3-14 and cover a variety of arts to get youngsters thinking creatively about the world around them and express themselves through the visual and performing arts. For a list of the camps and other information, go here. • The Chadds Ford Historical Society is planning another drive-through…

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Toll plan OK if homes are shifted

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John Snook’s mark up of Toll’s conditional use plan for Crebilly Farm. Snook — Westtown Township's planning consultant — suggests the homes outlined in red should be moved east. The area in green is part of the Brandywine Battlefield swath.

John Snook, Westtown Township's land planner, testified Tuesday night that the Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm can happen if some of the homes are shifted farther to the east. That was the same thing he said in September of 2017 during the first round of conditional use hearings for the project. Toll wants to build a 319-home development on the 320-plus-acre farm site…

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Sally T. Duff formerly of Chadds Ford

Sally Tredwell Duff, formerly of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, was born on March 28, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio, and died on January 23, 2021 at home in Belfast, Maine.  The cause was complications of Acute Myeloid Leukemia. With a love of life, of beauty, of humor, and no stranger to passion, she was nonetheless wise, enormously rational, and immensely sensible when decisions were needed – as…

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Police Log Jan. 27: Thefts, missing drugs

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police are investigating the theft of two catalytic converters from Brandywine River Museum of Art vans on Jan. 18. The report said two men of unknown race or age are the suspects, but there’s no surveillance video of the incident, which happened at 12:30 a.m. •A catalytic converter was also taken from a Ford Econoline in Concord Township on…

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Guard charged with sexual assault

District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer has charged L’Toray Hill, 35, a security guard with the Penn Wood School District, with institutional sexual assault and related charges resulting from conduct beginning when the victim was a third-grade student at Walnut Street Elementary School and culminating in a sexual relationship when she was 16 years old. “This case provides a classic example of the grooming behavior that often…

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Larry James Kilby of West Grove

Larry James Kilby, 70, of West Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 24, at Lancaster General Hospital with his family at his side. He was the devoted husband of Linda (Shelton) Kilby with whom he shared almost 46 years of marriage. Born on Oct. 10, 1950, in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Smith and Elsie (Gouge) Kilby. Mr. Kilby was a graduate of Avon…

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