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Letter: U-CF keeping secrets

Does it trouble you that the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board and administration are helping children keep secrets from their parents? Multiple staff emails have said that middle school students are encouraged to explore their gender identity and sexuality. However, not only have parents not been notified but there is documentation showing efforts have been made ...

 
 

Road Report for May 21 through May 27

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 May 21 through May 27. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Lane closures along Route 1 in Chadds Ford and Concord ...

 

Lorraine Medon of Landenberg

Lorraine “Boojie” Medon, 82, of Landenberg, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 14, in Chester County Hospital, surrounded by her immediate family. She was the wife of Donald G. Medon, with whom she shared nearly 37 years of marriage. Born in 1939 in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Carl J. Pannell, Jr., and the late Marie E. Pannell. She was a ...

 

Antoinette Pesce of Kennett Square

Antoinette “Toni” Pesce, 82, of Kennett Square, died Monday, May 16, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of E. Victor Pesce, who died in 2014, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Louis Marson Sr. and the late Mildred Giroso Marson. Toni was part owner of AT-MAR Glass in Kennett Square, ...

 

Around Town May 19

• Now through Aug. 31, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is showing Dawoud Bey’s Night Coming Tenderly Black. The exhibition features a selection of 10 photographs from Bey’s critically acclaimed series from 2017 that imagines the flight of enslaved African American fugitives in the mid-nineteenth century traveling along the last part of an Underground Railroad ...

 

Police Log May 18: Sobriety Checkpoint, thefts, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating a case of a stolen wedding ring. The ring was believed stolen sometime between April 19 and 26 from the bedroom of a 63-year-old Glen Mills woman. • Troopers from the Media barracks will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint during the Memorial Day weekend beginning May 28. A press release said ...

 

Early dismissal at U-CF and KCSD

All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today, Monday, May 16, according to an email from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. The forecast is showing a severe storm — including hail, potential tornadoes, and 60 mph winds — hitting our area this afternoon. So, we’re going to err on the side of caution. It is always difficult to make a school closing ...

 

William E. Swayne Jr. of West Grove

William E. Swayne Jr., 82, of West Grove, died Wednesday, May 11, at Newport Meadows in Christiana. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late William E. Swayne Sr. and the late Jean Dempsey Swayne. Mr. Swayne was a maintenance man at the Kennett High School for nine years, retiring in 2001. He enjoyed watching TV, especially old cartoons, and old series like ...

 

Voting in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Samantha Reiner is reminding voters that the ballot drop-box at the township building will be accessible through 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. The township can’t get the announcement out this morning because the Internet is down at the municipal building.

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Jacinda In addition to being a very pretty young girl, Jacinda is super sweet. She absolutely loves being petted and sitting in your lap. In the shelter dog playgroups, she most enjoys the easy-going dogs as her companions. Come meet this very good girl at the shelter. ...

 

John Niemkiewicz of Media

John Niemkiewicz, 91, of Media, died suddenly at home, on Tuesday, May 10. Loving father Andrea (the late Rick) Bukay, John (Renie), the late Mark (Marie), Mary (Eric) Silvers, and Evan (Margaret). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Brother of Thomas (Marian) and the late Theresa, and Philomena. Relatives and friends are invited to ...