Archive for April, 2021

900 get vaccines in Kennett

State Rep. Craig Williams, R-160, called it "a tremendous service." He was referring to a vaccination clinic held at Kennett High School on Saturday, where 900 people received COVID-19 vaccines. Williams and Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick hosted the event that began at 8:30 Saturday morning. By 12:30 p.m., 400 people received the vaccines, 900 by the end of the ...

 
 

Op/Ed: A call for climate optimism

Days after the conviction of Derek Chauvin, there is a lot to process about the state of our country. While vaccines become available for all adults, COVID rates continue to increase throughout parts of the country. On the same day of Chauvin’s conviction, a 16-year-old African American girl, Ma’Khia Bryant, was shot and killed by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. ...

 

Joseph A. Kerasavich of Chadds Ford

Joseph A. Kerasavich, "Joe," 73, died unexpectedly at his home on April 22. He was born in Southwest Philadelphia and was the son of the late Joseph and Bernice Kerasavich. Joe graduated from John Bartram High School in 1968. He had a 40-year career at the DuPont Edgemoor Plant as a pipefitter and where he won several awards as the head of the Safety Committee. Joe ...

 

Linda S. Hampton of Oxford

Linda S. Hampton, 65, of Oxford, died Thursday, Mach 25, at her residence. Her husband James Hampton died in 2016. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Elijah J. Roberts and the late Ruby Edwards Roberts. Linda was a packer at Herr’s Foods for over 15 years, retiring in 2018. She enjoyed going to flea markets and being with her family. She is ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Minnie Minnie is an energetic pup who enjoys playing with toys. She is friendly, very affectionate, and walks well on a leash. She will sit for treats. Minnie gets along well with other dogs in the playgroup. Looking for a great family dog, look no further than Minnie. She ...

 

Festival of Fountains opens at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens today announced its summer Festival of Fountains season will run May 6 through September 26 featuring lively fountain performances daily, acres of blooming gardens, treehouses to explore, and shady groves lined with towering trees. As the sun sets, Longwood’s Main Fountain Garden presents its popular Illuminated Fountain Performances Thursday through ...

 

Mind Matters — Vaccinated yet?

I am vaccinated against COVID-19, are you? This is not a question to shame anyone, but a question of curiosity. My husband and I are now fully vaccinated. In fact, both my adult children and my son-in-law are vaccinated as well. For the first time in over a year, we have dined outdoors at a restaurant with friends, who are also vaccinated. Yet I know family members ...

 

Road report for April 24 to April 30

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 April 24 to April 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road restoration will take place on northbound ...

 

Crebilly’s impact on Thornbury considered

Testimony in Westtown Township's April 21 conditional use hearing for the Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm plan focused on how traffic and road conditions could impact a residential development in Thornbury Township. Thornbury Township, Chester County, has party status in the case. The development of Bridlewood at Thornbury is directly across Route 926 from Crebilly. A ...

 

Around Town April 22

• Mt. Cuba Center offers a Spring Escape and asks people to treat mom to some quality time while exploring our historic gardens, lush woodlands, and new scenic trails. Pack a picnic and relax in the recently renovated Allée or spread out a blanket on the lawn for a memorable Mother's Day. There are plenty of spring blooms at their peak during Mother’s Day weekend. ...

 

Soybeans not shops, for now

There's been no official word from Pettinaro Company, but the proposed shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road remains on hold. Work on the 22-plus acre property was delayed when it was determined that wetlands were part of the site, but now the property will be farmed, at least temporarily. Passersby and merchants in Olde Ridge Village have seen activity in ...