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Holiday traditions in photos

Thanksgiving weekend brings holiday traditions, like trains, parades, and Santa Claus. Here’s how it looked.

 
 

Board earmarks $4M for facilities

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors voted to spend almost $4 million on facilities improvements during their Nov. 21 meeting. Leading the expense list was a bid of $1.8 million awarded to Garland/DBS for roof replacement at Unionville High School. Directors also awarded a $236,700 bid to Garland for roof replacement work at Hillendale Elementary School. ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Blacksmith Shop

The blacksmith shop at Newlin Grist Mill Park is a 1975 reproduction of such shops in use during the 18th century. It was built around a 200-year-old forge to the specifications of those used in that earlier era.

 

Winterthur, Kennedy and gingerbread

Winterthur’s Yuletide Tour this year includes a 6-foot-long edible gingerbread house made to coincide with Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit — Jacqueline Kennedy and H.F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House. The house, commissioned by Winterthur is a replica of the du Pont family house and follows the Kenney tradition of having gingerbread at the White ...

 

Vegetables for the carnivore palate

Rich Landau had one thing to work out when he became a vegetarian in his teens: “How do I make vegetables for my carnivore palate?” There was nothing for him to eat, he said. “It was the ‘80s, there was nothing to eat. It was like pine cones, sunflower seeds, and peanut butter. I had to teach myself how to cook. I’m still a carnivore at heart. I still have a ...

 

Taxes steady in Pennsbury

Supervisors will still have to vote on the budget next month, but property owners in Pennsbury Township won’t face a tax increase if the plan is approved. Township Manager Kathy Howley gave a brief rundown on the proposed 2023 budget during the Board of Supervisors' Nov. 16 meeting, saying the millage rate would remain at 1.49 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every ...

 

Concord holds budget hearing

Concord Township Council Tuesday night held a hearing for the 2023 budget and the proposal offers no tax increase. Before the hearing, though, council members voted to grant Rosalie restaurant conditional use approval for outdoor dining. That conditional use hearing was held on Nov. 1. Rosalie wants to move into the site of the former Ruby’s Diner in the Shoppes at ...

 

Charges waived in CF shooting

Richard Falcone, who was charged with three criminal counts had two of the charges completely waived and a third waived down to a misdemeanor in a Nov. 15 hearing. Falcone had been charged in connection with a Sept. 10 shooting incident on Webb Road. Police were called in the early morning hours of that Saturday for reports of gunshots. Falcone eventually surrendered ...

 

Photo of the Week: Sip & Dip

Geese gather at the pond in Anson Nixon Park for a drink and a swim.

 

Just for fun in Concord

Concord Township’s Parks and Recreation Committee decided it was time for people in the township to get together just for some fun. So, the committee hosted a dance party at the Brandywine Youth Center Saturday night and an estimated 80 residents took advantage and danced to the oldies. Committee member Allison O’Donaghue said the committee hopes the oldies dance can ...

 

UHS Art Gala back live

It’s been three years since the annual Unionville High School Art Gala has been held in person. But it came back this weekend and artist liaison Diane Micklin is glad it’s back. Because of the reaction to COVID, this is the first in-person gala since 2019. “It’s great having fresh new faces, traditional art but with a fresh new look. I’m happy we’re back in person,” ...