Around Town Aug. 31

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Story Time in Enchanted Woods at Winterthur on Sept. 7 and 21.

• It’s story time. Winterthur offers two story times in September for its Story Time in Enchanted Woods. Share the joy of reading while cultivating children’s interest in and appreciation for nature. Kids ages 3–6 sit among the Story Stones to hear nature-based stories. Included with admission. Free for children under 2. Members free. On Sept. 7 the story is Pond Circle by Betsy Franco,…

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Fire meetings in Kennett Twp.

There are two upcoming chances for area residents who want to know more about fire and EMS services and the associated costs to municipalities and taxpayers. The Kennett Fire & EMS Regional Commission will hold a special meeting at noon Aug. 31 to discuss the 2024 budget. It will be in-person at the Pocopson Township building, 664 S. Wawaset Road, and is open to the…

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Chadds Ford in brief

• During the Aug. 30 Board of Supervisors' workshop in Chadds Ford Wednesday, supervisors granted special event permits for two events at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The society received permits for the Battle of Chadds Ford and for the Great Pumpkin Carve. The Battle of Chadds Ford is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17. The Great Pumpkin Carve will be Thursday…

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Gilbert Howard Harbaugh of Landenberg

Gilbert H. Harbaugh, age 88, of Landenberg, died Sunday, Aug. 27, at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Peggy (Haun) Harbaugh, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Thurmont, Md., he was the son of the late Calvin Harbaugh and Marietta (McCleaf) Harbaugh. Gilbert worked for 38+ years in the printing industry for Dee Printing company.  He served our…

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Alfredo Lopez Sanchez, 88, of West Chester,

Alfredo Lopez Sanchez, 88, of West Chester, died Monday, Aug. 28, at his residence. He was the husband of Librada Zamudio Villagomez, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. Born in Santa Gertrudis, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of the late Arnold Lopez and the late Juana Sanchez. Alfredo was a farmer. He enjoyed working on his farm, playing poker, and being with…

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Police Log Aug. 30: Drug possession, retail theft, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Police arrested a 31-year-old woman from Delaware in Pennsbury Township on Aug. 24. The suspect was not identified in the report, but police said she was a passenger in a car they stopped on Kennett Pike at Hickory Hill Road. According to the report, the woman was in possession of a controlled substance and had an arrest warrant from…

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Sheriff: More phone scams

The Chester County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about another round of recurring phone scams involving false fines for failure to report to jury duty or other court appointments. The Sheriff’s Office has received numerous calls noting that the fraudulent calls seeking money are very convincing.  For some, the caller ID shows Chester County Sheriff’s Office. In addition to the caller ID displaying the Sheriff’s…

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Back to school at CFES

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Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Danielle Clark welcomes students for their first day of school in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Optimism and excitement were in the air as classes resumed at Chadds Ford Elementary School for the 2023-2024 academic year. School Principal Danielle Clark welcomed back 357 students, along with 77 staff and nine bus drivers. Clark said she’s excited about the school getting a greenhouse sometime in September. It will go in the back of the school near the cafeteria loading dock. She’s also…

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New library celebrates grand opening

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Brad Peiper, white shirt, president of the Kennett Library Board of Trustees, and Chris Manna, library executive director, officially cut the ribbon during the grand opening of tHe new Kennett Library and Resource Center. The official grand opening of the new Kennett Library and Resource Center had people passing books from the old library to the new one and members of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania chanting. There was a soft opening in June, but the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Sunday, Aug. 27. Up to 100 people passed books one at a time down E. State Street from…

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Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Merrell What a cutie. Merrell is an all-around nice 2-year-old girl with a beautiful grey and white coat. She really loves being scratched on her ears and chin. Please come say hello to her as soon as you can. You can name your fee for Merrell through Sunday, Sept.…

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