Victor Richards of Kemblesville

Victor “Vic” Richards,  88, a lifelong resident of Kemblesville, died Wednesday, May 26, at Ware Presbyterian Village. He was the husband of Margaret “Peg” Sharpless Richards with whom he shared 53 years of marriage before she died in 2010. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Earl Richards and the late Gertrude Heinz Richards. Vic was the owner/operator of Richards Auto…

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Adopt-a-Pet May 31

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Eloyna & Neil (a bonded pair) Eloyna is a petite calico beauty who is bonded with her best friend Neil, a strikingly handsome young guy. Because they are a bonded pair, they must be adopted together, so you will get a double dose of adorable. This amusing and energetic…

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Charles Porter Schutt Jr. of Chadds Ford

Charles "Chip" Porter Schutt Jr., 78, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at home on May 23, surrounded by his children and dogs. Chip was the son of Charles Porter Schutt and Phyllis Moxham du Pont. Born in Wilmington, he attended Tower Hill School, Cardigan Mountain School, Tabor Academy, and the University of Delaware. He joined the Air National Guard while beginning his career at Laird,…

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PAWS teams now therapy ambassadors

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Six PAWS for People therapy teams take part in Valley Forge National Park’s Bark Ranger training session as an extension of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador program. (Photo courtesy oof PAWS for People and Doug Manley.)

PAWS for People, the Newark -based pet therapy organization just added two more stars to its list of accomplishments. A group of pet therapy teams from PAWS was selected to be members of the National Dog Show Therapy Dog Ambassador Team and, at the same time, took part in Bark Ranger training at the Valley Forge National Historical Park. As members of the National Dog…

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Soggy Memorial Day weekend

The National Weather Service and AccuWeather are predicting a wet Memorial Day weekend for the region. Moderate to heavy rain is expected to come in this afternoon and evening, then tapering off to periods of light rain through Sunday. Temperatures are also expected to be below normal for this time of year.  

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Road Report May 29 to June 4

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More work is planned for Route 1 in Chadds Ford and Concord townships from June 2 to June 4.

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 May 29 to June 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Route 1 motorists will encounter moving lane closures in both directions at…

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Crebilly hearings nearing a close

What might have been the next to last session of the conditional use hearing for the proposed development of Crebilly Farm had some technical issues in which some people were knocked offline, but at least one rebuttal witness had been able to testify. Toll Bros. wants to build a development of 317 new homes on the 320-plus acre site in Westtown T0wnship. The property is…

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Around Town May 27

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The Memorial day Parade in Kennett Square is May 31.

• The traditional Kennett Square Memorial Day parade will take place on Memorial Day, May 31, and the ceremonies will specifically honor Artilio “Tillie” J. DiAndrea Sr., lifetime Kennett resident and mushroom grower who served as an Army veteran of World War II serving under General Patton in the Battle of the Bulge in the 86th Blackhawk heavy weapons division. The American Legion will conduct…

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Styer’s Festival of the Peony

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Rows of Peonies

You have until Monday, May 31 to experience a unique Chadds Ford event, Styer’s Festival of the Peony. The peony gardens, tucked away off Creek Road on twenty-five acres, present peonies in every size and color imaginable. For $20, you can walk the fields on foot and take pictures from 8 to 10:45 a.m.--the best time of day to enjoy the cool morning air. Event…

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Police Log May 26: Sobriety checkpoint weekend

Pennsylvania State Police State police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints this Memorial Day weekend, from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31. Media Barracks • Police from the Media barracks are investigating the reported theft of more than $500 work of merchandise from the Target in Concord Township on May 17. Items taken include a $350 portable air conditioner, $36 in underwear, and $120 worth…

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GOP gathering with ominous note

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Republican Party faithful in Chadds Ford Township listen to former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite talk about potential international danger.

A Chadds Ford Township Republican fundraiser Monday night carried with it an ominous message. At the May 24 gathering, the guest speaker cautioned the party faithful against treating Democrats as the enemy, especially in the face of a potentially dangerous foreign adversary. Kenneth Braithwaite — a Chadds Ford resident, former ambassador to Norway in 2017, who served briefly as Navy secretary from May 29, 2020,…

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