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Musings: Cooler heads needed

People are going nuts on social and mainstream media alike regarding the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. Everybody’s talking about abortion, but not many say anything other than letting out an emotional scream or cheer. That’s understandable since there’s nothing objective about how the argument is phrased and its emotional volatility. “Pro-choice v. ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Egret Ascending

With a fast flap of wings, the egret launches itself into the air.

 

Hank’s hearing finally underway

The meeting room in the Chadds Ford Township municipal building was as packed Wednesday night as Hank’s Place would normally be on a Sunday morning for brunch. That is if Hank’s Place were not shut down because of Mother Nature. The restaurant was wiped out in the Sept. 1 flood last year. That full house was fitting since the large crowd was there for the zoning ...

 

Sage on UCF board, new budget

Former Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Robert Sage is back on the board and for the same reason he was on before—an early resignation of a sitting director. In 2014 he was elected by board members to replace Eileen Bushelow, who resigned before the expiration of her term. On Monday night, the current board elected him to replace Mabel Yu, who stepped ...

 

Photo of the Week: Down on the Farm

A quiet but bright sunny morning at Kuerner Farm.

 

Kennett honors Juneteenth

The Creamery in Kennett Square paid homage to Juneteenth Saturday with a program of music, reenactors, and discussions about emancipation and the end of slavery. Juneteenth, which became a Pennsylvania holiday in 2019 and a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of the slaves at the end of the Civil War. It marks the anniversary of Union Army Gen. ...

 

A U-turn for assistant manager

Life isn’t always a straight line from birth to school to a lifelong career. For many, there’s at least one U-turn. And it was one of those U-turns that led Emily Pisano to become the new assistant township manager for Chadds Ford. “I was shocked,” Pisano said while explaining the turn away from her degree in fashion merchandising to working for local governments. ...

 

Budgets, sleep, and a principal at UCF

The die is cast for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors to vote on next year’s budget. Directors also need to appoint a replacement director for Mabel Yu, but they appointed a new high school principal during the June 13 work session. School board members also set Oct. 17 for their vote on changing the school start times for students. The proposal calls ...

 

Hank’s hearing continued again

Tomorrow night’s scheduled zoning hearing for Hank’s Place has been continued again, according to restaurant owner Katie Young. She said the new date is next Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Hank’s Place was destroyed in the Sept. 1, 2021, flood, and owners Anthony and Katie Young want to rebuild. The Historical and Architectural Review Board gave a thumbs up for the ...

 

Photo of the Week: Swamp Thing

At a quick glance, a piece of log looks as if it’s something that crept out of a 1950s-style monster movie. The Swamp Thing of Chadds Ford.

 

UHS graduates reminded of kindness

After two years away because of mandated COVID protocols, Unionville High School was back at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware for the school’s 99th commencement ceremony. The theme for this year’s class was one of kindness. “In the opinion of all who have worked with you over the past four years, the Class of 2022, our 99th graduating class, ...