Goodier appointed new supervisor

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Kathleen Goodier, left, takes the oath of office to become the new supervisor in Chadds Ford Township. Judge Wendy Roberts administers the oath while township tax collector Valerie Hoxter holds the Bible.

Kathleen Goodier, a long-time Chadds Ford Township resident and volunteer, became the township’s new supervisor Wednesday night. Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Timotha Trigg voted her in to replace Frank Murphy who died on Jan. 31. Goodier has been on the Open Space Committee and most recently served on the Planning Commission. She will serve through 2025, which would have been the expiration of Murphy’s six-year…

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Road Report for March 2 through March 8

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from March 2 through March 8. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through March 15, utility relocation will continue to cause periodic lane closures along Route 1 between McFarland and Greenwood roads…

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Around Town Feb. 29

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Andrew Wyeth, Jack-In-The-Pulpit, 1943, watercolor on paper. © 2023 Wyeth Foundation for American Art/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

• The Brandywine's new special exhibition, Every Leaf & Twig: Andrew Wyeth's Botanical Imagination, is officially on view! This exhibition features 40 watercolors and drawings that tell the story of Andrew Wyeth’s focus on the fragile rhythms and intimate drama of plant life. The exhibit runs through. Sept. 15. This exhibition tells the story of Andrew Wyeth’s focus on the fragile rhythms and intimate dramas…

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New coffee shop brewing in CF

Steve Sonsini knows the importance of first impressions. And he knows the first impression he wants people to experience when they enter his soon-to-open Chadds Ford Coffee House: “Come in and smell the coffee,” he said. The Chadds Ford Coffee House isn’t open yet, but Sonsini and his wife Jackie are hoping to open in early April. They’re still renovating the interior of the old…

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CFES art show March 16

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Chadds Ford Elementary School is hosting its 75th annual Art Show and Sale, and with such a momentous occasion come key changes designed to enhance patron, artist, and volunteer experiences. Such changes include a shift to a one-day event on Saturday, March 16, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the opportunity for patrons to purchase art, jewelry, wooden items, glass designs, and pottery directly from the…

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Police Log Feb. 28: Indecent assault, fire vehicle crash

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police are investigating a report of an indecent assault on a 16-year-old girl from Chadds Ford. The incident reportedly happened on Unionville Road in East Marlborough Township on Feb. 12. • State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a motor vehicle crash involving a fire truck and two cars at Landhope Farms on Saturday, Feb. 24 just…

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Hank’s rebuild continues

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Weather events slow the rebuild of Hank's Place.

UPDATE BELOW It might not look like much has been accomplished so far, but work is continuing on the rebuild of Hank’s Place at Route 1 and Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township. Several rainstorms flooded the area and there were at least two snow events that caused delays. However, crews said Monday that it will be about another one-and-a-half to two months before the…

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Police coverage changes in Kennett Twp.

Beginning March 1, the Pennsylvania State Police will respond to emergency calls in Kennett Township between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. The Kennett Township supervisors voted Wednesday to make that change to the police coverage. That means the township police department, which has been operating 24/7 for several years, will cover the township from 6 a.m. to midnight. There is no charge to…

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Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Holly Meet Holly. This 7-year-young lovebug is a gentle girl with a shy and sweet personality. She’s in search of her purrfect match – could that be you? Stop by to meet her today. You can name your adoption fee for Holly through Sunday, March 3. Kane Kane is…

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Brandywine Art Guide: March arts & events

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Elise Phillips is having a solo show at Church Street Gallery beginning March 1.

March is charging in like a lion this year, with a First Friday full of openings and art events throughout the Brandywine Valley. From retrospectives to archives, local scenes to far-off landscapes, explore every facet of the human experience through artistic perspectives. • Church Street Gallery brings popular local artist Elise Philips in for a Solo Show from March 1 to 23. An opening cocktail…

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