Archive for March, 2022

Chadds Ford in brief

In a brief workshop Wednesday night, Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted to grant conditional use approval for a swimming pool on Webb Road, an extension for Hank’s Place to continue using the food truck for another six months, and they renewed the township’s agreement with Verizon to provide television service in Chadds Ford. Thomas Moffa and Kelly Bolkus of ...

 
 

Around Town March 31

• It’s that bloomin’ time again. Hundreds of lush acres featuring daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria, and more, are springing to life at Longwood Gardens during Spring Blooms. Wander among flowering magnolias, cherry blossoms, and dogwoods as they begin to color the outdoor landscape as spring begins to arrive. Indoors, forsythia, hyacinths, narcissus, tulips, ...

 

Police Log March 30: Fraud, crashes

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks A 78-year-old Glen Mills woman was the victim of fraud in January. Police said an unknown male deceived the woman into sending him $5,000 worth of gift cards “to get hackers off her personal computer.” Avondale Barracks • Police did not identify the drivers involved but said speed contributed to a two-vehicle crash on Route 1, ...

 

Parade returns to Kennett Square

Kennett Square loves a parade, and the 2022 Kennett Square Memorial Day Parade promises to be a fun, family-friendly event with something for everyone, according to a press release. More than a dozen marching bands and musical groups will participate, including the Mummers and the Philadelphia Eagles Pep Band as well as bagpipers, fife and drum corps,  drum and bugle ...

 

Gate-crashing at BRM

Coming to the Brandywine River Museum of Art this May, Gatecrashers: The Rise of the Self-Taught Artist in America will celebrate two dozen early-20th century painters who fundamentally changed the art world. These artists, all without formal training, diversified the field across lines of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and ability. Featuring more than 60 works, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Gear Works

Part of the internal mechanism at the Newlin Grist Mill that turned the wheels that ground the grain.

 

Phillip Boyd Fox of Cochranville

Phillip Boyd Fox, 76, of Cochranville, died Saturday, March 26, at his residence. He was the husband of Aiwu Zhang, with whom he shared 11 years of marriage. Born in Slater, Mo., he was the son of the late Phillip Arlo Fox and the late Hesper Norene Keown Fox. He was a buyer for the Army & Air Force Exchange Services, retiring in 2002. Phillip was an avid reader ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet March 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Nina Just look at the beautiful markings on this girl! Nina is looking for a family to love. Miss Nina is good with other dogs and knows "sit" and "paw," and doesn't beg for food, but loves doggie treats. Her favorite hobbies are wagging her tail when she's excited, ...

 

Gregory Walton Allen of Media

Gregory Walton Allen of Lima Estates in Media, died Tuesday, March 15 after a short illness. He was 91. Born in Montclair, N.J., Greg attended the University of Arkansas. He worked his way through school as a chicken processor, emerging with a degree in industrial psychology He joined an aircraft engineering company, which became part of Boeing. Greg married Kay ...

 

Bird flu kills eagle in E. Marlborough

According to the Pennsylvania Game Commission, a “highly pathogenic” strain of bird flu has killed a bald eagle found in East Marlborough Township. The commission announced the finding Friday, March 25, saying it’s the first detection of HPAI H5N1 in Pennsylvania since the current strain was found in the United States in December of last year. Birds in 20 other ...

 

Hundreds volunteer for Red Clay cleanup

An estimated 700 volunteers showed up for the cleanup of the Red Clay Creek area in Pennsylvania and Delaware. There were three staging areas for the volunteers, one at the Ashland Nature Center in Hockessin, another at the Kennett YMCA outdoor swimming pool, and the third at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. The Brandywine Red Clay Alliance organized the ...