Crebilly easements finalized

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Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township is on on Route 926. It is also bounded by West Pleasant Grove Road, New Street and Route 202. (File photo)

Natural Lands has announced the finalization of four conservation easements on 102 acres at Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township. These easements—permanent, legal restrictions on development—are one element of a two-part plan to preserve the entirety of the iconic farm, which is one of the largest remaining parcels in Westtown Township and Chester County. The second piece of the two-part plan is Westtown Township’s purchase of…

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Road Report for July 1 through July 7

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from July 1 through July 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • On Tuesday, July 11, and Wednesday, July 12, from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m., alternating lane closures are scheduled in…

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Academic Achievement June 30

• Jamison MacMain and Jordan Withjack, both of Chadds Ford, graduated from Delaware Law School with a Juris Doctor degree on May 1. • The University of Alabama named two Chadds Ford students to the school’s Dean’s List and one Chadds Ford Student to the President’s List. Olivia Carpenter and Natalie Gartner were named to the Dean’s List with a GPA of 3.5 or better,…

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Around Town June 29

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"Oliver" comes to Longwood Gardens on July 26.

• The Brandywiners, Ltd., presents the musical Oliver at Longwood Gardens. The show, the winner of three Tony Awards, is Lionel Bart’s coming-of-age stage musical based upon the 1838 novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens. It takes audiences on a wild adventure throughout Victorian England. Performances are scheduled for Wednesday, July 26–Saturday, July 29, at 8 p.m. at Longwood’s open-air theatre. Reserved seating tickets are…

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Farm hosts Lafayette Day festivities

Lafayette, the young Frenchman who risked his life, his fortune, and the wrath of his king to fight for American independence and freedom, is being celebrated on July 29 at Thornbury Farm. “Lafayette Day is the kickoff of our local celebration of Lafayette’s grand tour of the United States in 1824 and 1825,” said Bruce E. Mowday, chair of the Lafayette Bicentennial Brandywine Committee. “Lafayette…

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Police Log June 28: DUIs, crashes, shoplifting

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Two people were injured and transported following a two-car crash on Smithbridge Road in Concord Township on June 23. Details of the accident were not in the report other than to say it happened at 4:12 p.m. The names and ages of the drivers were redacted. Both were taken to Crozer Chester Hospital. • An unidentified driver was cited…

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Coast Guard crews demonstrate a boating traffic stop during a boating safety briefing.

The U.S. Coast Guard, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, the state police, and the Ridley Township Police Department all said the same thing: boating under the influence is just as bad as driving under the influence. Representatives from each of those entities, along with a PennDOT spokesperson, held a joint boat safety discussion at the Ridley Township Marina to drive home that point leading…

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Rotary fundraiser a success

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Rotary members party on the roof.

The Rotary Club of Kennett Square held its inaugural signature fundraiser, “Kennett on Top,” on Saturday, June 17. It was a fabulous party held on top of the parking garage in downtown Kennett Square! Partygoers couldn’t have asked for better weather, and with the dressy casual atmosphere, great food, fabulous wine, beer, and a signature cocktail, the party was a big hit. Patrons danced to…

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Michele Marie Sweeney of Landenberg

Michele Marie Sweeney, 59, of Landenberg, died unexpectedly on Monday, June 19, at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was the wife of Gerald T. Sweeney, with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Wichita, Kan., she was the daughter of the late James Frizzell and the late Sheila Bridgewater Frizzell. In her early years, Michele was a paralegal in the real estate industry.…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Depot Depot is a handsome 2-year-old looking for his forever home. This lovely boy loves to go on walks and run around his fenced-in yard. When he's not outside playing, Depot loves to snooze in only the most comfortable spots, wrapped up in a nice blanket. You can name…

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