Road Report for Jan. 1 to Jan. 7

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. 1 to Jan. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Vegetation trimming will cause a single daytime lane closure on Bradford Avenue…

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Taxes up in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors passed the 2022 budget with a slight tax increase Wednesday night in a meeting held via Zoom. The meeting was changed from in-person to virtual because of a recent COVID exposure at the municipal building. As previously reported, the budget for next year anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. Next year's total township taxes come to 0.5922 in fire…

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Around Town Dec. 30

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"Wyeth Through a Lens," from the Brandywine River Museum of Art on jan. 24.

• On Monday, Jan. 24, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will hold a virtual gallery talk with Victoria Wyeth, Wyeth Through a Lens. The granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth will share her own photographs of her grandfather’s frequent subjects, both landscapes, and people, alongside Wyeth’s work. The program will be held on Zoom and participants may submit questions in advance during the registration process. Limited…

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Charles Fredrick Reese of Kennett Square

Charles Fredrick Reese, 72, born in Lewis, Del., moved early in his life to Kennett Square, with his father Harry Eugene, mother Marian, and older brother David.  Once established there, the family opened Reeses’ Pharmacy in the borough, later moving to the new store on Union Street across from Kennett High School. After attending Kennett Schools, Fred was drafted and proudly served his country in…

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Patricia Heldt of West Chester

Patricia Heldt, 63, of West Chester, died Friday, Dec. 24. Loving mother of Karin, Elizabeth, and Katharine Heldt; dear sister of Robbie (George) Hain; Helen (Daniel) Anderson; Gerardean Brennan; Christine Brennan (Prodromos Dagoglou); predeceased by parents, Arthur A., Jr. and Katharine Lowry Brennan, and brother, A. Andrew Brennan, III. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 30, at St. Cornelius…

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Chadds Ford meeting on Zoom

Tonight’s Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting will now be a virtual meeting only, according to township Manager Maryann Furlong. A township employee tested positive for COVID, and supervisors felt it prudent to conduct the meeting via Zoom, at 7 p.m.  For more information, visit the township website.

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Police Log Dec. 29: Car theft, criminal mischief, assault

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of a 2000 dark green Lexus RX300 on Nov. 28. The car was stolen while parked on Brandywine Street. Along with the car, the unknown suspect got a $400 toolbox with tools, a $200 welding bucket, a $200 climbing harness, an Apple Watch, Apple air pods, and various other items. • Adrian…

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Chadds Ford to vote on budget

Chadds Ford Township supervisors will be addressing the 2022 budget during their Dec. 29 workshop. The proposed plan anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. The largest expenditure is $311,750 for administrative staff salaries. Public safety – which includes fire protective services – accounts for an additional $137,281. Engineering services tack on another $103,600, and highway and road services add another $186,000. On the…

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Winterfest returns to Kennett

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Kennett Winterfest returns with a cold brew in February.

If absence makes the heart grow fonder, it might also make the heart grow warmer—at an outdoor beer festival in February, for instance. The warm heart of the Kennett Winterfest has always been found in the community gathering together to enjoy some of the region’s best craft beer and to meet and support local and regional brewers. Beer lovers, brewers, and organizers are all delighted…

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The mushroom will drop again

The Mushroom Festival and Kennett Area Restaurant & Merchant Association are again hosting the annual Mushroom Drop being held at State & Union Streets this year. This is the ninth drop and the eighth at Broad and State. Last year, because of COVID, the event was in the Genesis parking lot. Parking will be available at Kennett High School and at 600 S. Broad Street…

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