Road report for April 30 through May 6

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 30 through May 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From April 29 through May 20, utility restoration will cause daytime lane closures on…

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Boost Your Business: Using Facebook

We are always looking for ways to get in front of our potential customers. Though there are many successful strategies that can be used, we should discuss Facebook and its relevance in 2022. It seems that some people are more interested in Instagram and TikTok, but there are still a lot of people that use Facebook and get impressive advertising results.  No one can predict…

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A New View at David Katz Gallery

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"Winter at Stroud Preserve" by David Katz

If you have walked by the David Katz Gallery recently, you may have seen the artist himself hard at work on a large-scale painting that, at first, seemed like an abstract mosaic. But as it has come together, if you thought it looked familiar, you are not alone. “The view of West Chester is almost a fairy tale,” Katz says. The artwork, which will debut…

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Around Town April 28

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, May 14, from 8 a.m. to noon. For sellers, the cost is $20, with checks made payable to the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Payment must be received by May 11. To grab a space, call Sandi Johnson at 610-388-7376 or email at • The Brandywine Valley Chorale gets back into the swing…

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New manager for Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors on Wednesday night announced the hiring of a new township manager. Matthew Baumann will replace current Manager Maryann Furlong on May 2. Furlong is retiring but will stay with the township working on a variety of projects through the remainder of the year, according to Supervisors’ Chair Samantha Reiner. Baumann’s salary will be $100,000 per year, prorated through 2022, Reiner said.

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Library plans art fundraiser

The Kennett Library, in the process of building a new facility, is hosting its first arts fundraiser this fall. The family-friendly Kennett Arts Festival will be held on Oct. 15 and 16 and will benefit the library. “The event will showcase more than 100 local and regional artists’ work in an array of mediums, across palates and price points. Patrons may purchase artwork as well…

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Former rep. heads ChesCo LP

Former state Rep. Dan Truitt is now the new chairman of the Chester County Libertarian Party. Truitt and the other new party officers were elected during the county affiliate's April 19 business meeting. Truitt, who served three terms as a Republican state representative for the 156th Legislative District — which includes Birmingham Township —said he’s been libertarian for decades and thinks others share that position, even…

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Police Log April 27: False report, theft, drug arrest

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police from Troop K, Media barracks, said they’ve filed charges against a person for filing a false report. According to the press release, the person, not named in the report, told police that a vehicle was carjacked at gunpoint in Chadds Ford Township, but an investigation led to the conclusion that no such incident took place. • Two men…

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Getting pumped at Leaders

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Valerie Smith, the long-time employee at Leader’s is all smiles as she hugs one of the workers from Keystone Petroleum Equipment who synchronized the new pumps with the point-of-sale system.

To borrow from an old comedy sketch, Leader Sunoco is going to “pump, you up.” After almost eight months, the service station at Route 1 and Station Way Road in the village of Chadds Ford, is all the way back to pumping gas as well as doing maintenance and repairs. And while Jim and Dan Leader aren’t the comedic body-building characters Hans and Franz, they’re…

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Principal leaving UHS

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(Courtesy image) UHS Principal Jimmy Conley is leaving Unionville to become the assistant superintendent in the Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.

UPDATE BELOW The search is on for a new principal at Unionville High School. Superintendent of Schools John Sanville announced today that Jimmy Conley is leaving to take a position as Wallingford-Swarthmore School District assistant superintendent. Sanville said he has mixed feelings about Conley‘s departure. “While we are so happy for him, it is certainly bittersweet news for us,” he said. Sanville continued by saying,…

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