John “Reds” R. Kennedy of West Grove

John “Reds” R. Kennedy, 86, of West Grove, died Thursday, June 20, at his residence. He was the husband of Christine Krebs Kennedy, who died in 2016, and with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Horace Kennedy and the late Margaret Esery Kennedy. John was a supervisor at Lucent Technologies retiring in 1999. Before…

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Academic Achievement June 21

• Three students from Chadds Ford made either the Dean’s or President’s Lists at the University of Alabama. They are Olivia Carpenter and Natalie Gartner who made the Dean’s List. Zachary DelCollo was named to the President's List. • Gina Lusvardi of Chadds Ford received a Master of Science in chemical engineering from The University of Alabama.

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Road report for June 24 through June 28

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from June 24 through June 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. •  Pipe replacement will cause a daytime closure of Creek Road between Old Kennett Road in Kennett Township and Snuff Mill…

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Around Town June 20

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Students and staff from Christina Cultural Arts Center will perform in Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12.  

• Dance to the beat of your own drum while students and staff from Christina Cultural Arts Center showcase their talents in Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens from 6-7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12.  Create and express yourself with family-friendly activities as you unwind from the week and enjoy a variety of live dance, voice, and musical performances. Food and beverages are available for purchase. Included…

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Police Log June 19: Identity theft, assault, drunkenness

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks A Pennsbury Township resident on Crosslands Drive reported a case of identity theft to state police. According to the report, there was no financial loss, but the victim gave personal information during an Apple Security scam. Police are investigating. Kennett Square Police Department • David Aceto, 32, was charged with simple assault, public drunkenness, and other related offenses, following an…

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DelCo gives heat wave advice

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Delaware County has reacted to the National Weather Service’s heat advisory with tips to stay safe. The heat advisory is for Tuesday, June 18 through Saturday, June 22. Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s during the week, and AccuWeather is reporting that temperatures could reach 100 in some areas of the Midwest and Northeast. Here are some vital tips to help you beat…

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Adopt-a-Pet June 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Clover Big and beautiful, with gorgeous golden eyes, Clover is growing in confidence every day. At 10 years of age, he is working hard to adjust to his new surroundings but really needs a soft place to land. Will you be the one to open your heart and home…

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Academic Achievement June 14

• Virginia Benway of Chadds Ford was named to the Dean's List at the University of Maryland Global Campus for the spring 2024 term. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC. • Chadds Ford…

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Road report for June 17 through June 21

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from June 17 through June 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Manhole replacement will cause periodic daytime lane closures on Route 3 in West Chester between Darlington and Church streets through…

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Around Town June 13

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The Kennett Symphony at Longwood Gardens on June 30.

• It’s Kennett Symphony: Under the Stars — Halls of Magic at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre on Sunday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The program includes Modest Mussorgsky/Maurice Ravel – Pictures at an Exhibition, and John Williams/Patrick Doyle/Alexandre Desplat – Harry Potter Symphonic Suite. Reserved seating is $50. Get tickets here. In the event of rain, this concert will be held at Unionville High…

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Police Log June 12:DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • State police arrested a 51-year-old woman from Kennett Square (not named in the report) with DUI following a traffic stop for vehicle code infractions. The incident happened shortly before midnight on June 10 on E. Baltimore Pike. Troopers noticed indicators of impairment and a field sobriety test also indicated impairment, the report said. • Police said they arrested a…

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