Police Log April 17: Thefts, brass knuckles, blackmail

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • A 53-year-old woman from Concord Township was victimized when someone broke into her car that was parked on Smithbridge Road and stole a purse containing credit cards and cash. The cards were used at the Walmart in Wilmington. • Police are investigating the theft of almost $100 worth of wine and beer from the Wawa at Namaans Creek Road…

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Adopt-a-Pet April 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Buggy Buggy is a younger adult guy who is ready to be a forever pet. This 2-year-old is easy to leash and easy to walk. He appears to be housebroken. He knows the sit command and is responsive to treats, which is awesome for any additional training needed. He…

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Road report for April 15 through April 19

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 15 through April 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through April 20, the right lane of southbound Route 202 will be closed overnight between Brinton’s Bridge and Oakland roads…

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Around Town April 11

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Wildflower Weekend is coming to Mt. Cuba Center on April 19 through 21.

• Mt. Cuba Center’s annual Wildflower Weekend is Friday through Sunday, April 19-21. Experience the display of spring ephemeral blooms and enjoy three days of live music, gardening activities and tours, outdoor family programming, and more. Food selections and native plants are available for purchase. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Borough of West Chester is about to celebrate its 225th anniversary…

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Police Log April 10: Terroristic threats, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • A 31-year-old man was arrested for making terroristic threats in Applebee’s Bar and Grill in East Marlborough Township on April 6. Police didn’t identify the suspect either by name or municipality. The report said police were called in because of a disturbance. An intoxicated male was refusing to leave and made threats to troopers and customers. He was removed…

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Taste & Sea for ‘coastal elegance’

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John and Chrissy Talbot describe Taste & Sea as coastal elegant fine dining.

Taste & Sea, the new coastal elegant restaurant that moved into Keystone Plaza where Pescatores used to be is officially open. Though it had a soft opening a few weeks ago, the official grand opening was Monday, April 8. Local politicians, Kathleen Goodier from Chadds Ford Township and John Gillespie from Concord were on hand as was former state Rep. Steve Barrar. John and Chrissy…

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Adopt-a-Pet April 8

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Pepperpot Pepperpot is an adorable 2-year-old tuxedo cat with the cutest face and a black spot on her left cheek. She has a gentle, quiet nature and is very loving and sweet. Please come say hello to Pepperpot just as soon as you can. You can name your adoption…

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Mary Frances May of Newark

Mary Frances May, 86, of Newark, died Friday, March 29, at Churchman’s Village. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Raymond Brackbill and the late Mary Deeny Baer. Mary was a retail clerk at the Dress Barn in Wilmington, for 10 years, retiring in 2002. Mary enjoyed music, singing, dancing whenever she could, and spending time with her family. She is survived…

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Road report for April 8 through April 12

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Work has finally begun to replace Twin Bridges, the span over the Brandywine on S. Creek Road between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. The road is scheduled to be closed from south of Bullock Road and north of Cossart Road until sometime in autumn of 2025.

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 8 through April 12. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • A stormwater management project will cause a daytime closure of Ridge Road between Route 202 and Cooper’s Hawk Road in…

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Around Town April 4

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Learn wood-burning at Mt. Cuba Center.

• On Friday, April 12, Mt. Cuba Center is offering a course Pyrography: Woodburning Art for Beginners. Be inspired by the beauty of spring and take home a beautiful wood-burned creation in this unique art class. Discover different wood-burning techniques, compare how different types of wood burn, and explore your artistic side by creating various textures, shapes, and designs with a simple-to-use wood-burning pen. All…

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Police Log April 3:Drug bust, crash, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Police said they arrested a 24-year-old Philadelphia man for DUI and drug possession charges following a traffic stop in Pennsbury Township on March 27. The report was light on details. It didn’t include the man’s identity. The only detail was that the arrest happened at 12:38 a.m. on Route 1. • Carl V. Daly, 66, of Exton, was cited…

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