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Hendershot’s ‘My World’ on exhibit

Ray Hendershot's "My World, Chapter 4" is now on exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in the Chadds Ford Barn Shops.

At 87 years old, Ray Hendershot is not only still going strong, but he’s also continuing to evolve as an artist. His “My Word, Chapter 4” is now on exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in Chadds Ford Township. Hendershot’s art career began as a child. He doesn’t recall at exactly what age, but he said he’s been painting for at least 75 years. As a child, he ...

 
 

Barrar still eyes school funding change

How Pennsylvania funds public schools has been a problem that state Rep. Stephen Barrar is still looking to fix. He also still wants to see liquor stores privatized and wants changes in how fire and ambulance companies are funded. Barrar is the Republican representative for the 160th Legislative District. He has served 11 two-year terms and is seeking a 12th. He has ...

 

Possible new look for Chadds Ford Village

It’s only a sketch plan at this point and could take several years before it becomes a reality, if ever. But the face of Chadds Ford Village could become a lot different if it goes through. Attorney Michael Hochman, representing Pleasant Valley LLC, introduced the plan to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission during its Oct. 10 meeting. No action was taken since it’s ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Photo of the Week: Up and Over

Geese climb up and over to get to the Brandywine Creek at Hadley Mills.

 

Concord approves updated Ridge Road plan

Concord Township Council, Tuesday night, approved what was considered a “minor amendment” to the controversial Shops at Ridge Road plan that allows a new shopping center at Ridge Road and Route 202. A series of lawsuits in 2017 — with Chadds Ford Township involved — led eventually to the original plan going through, but a member of Concord Township’s Planning ...

 

Photo of the Week: NC’s Studio

Large northern facing windows brought in a lot even light for NC Wyeth. The studio is on Murphy Road in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Judge upholds Crebilly denial

Chester County Judge Mark L. Tunnell, Monday, upheld Westtown Township’s denial of the Toll Bros. conditional use application for a flexible development at the 320-plus-acre Crebilly Farm property on Route 926. “(T)he Board properly denied Toll Pa’s conditional use application on four separate grounds,” Tunnell wrote in his 23-page decision. “Consequently, the appeal ...

 

Birmingham board checking with solicitor

Birmingham Township supervisors Monday made quick work of their monthly meeting for October. A light agenda had the board meeting for only 30 minutes. The township lost one of its police officers to another township and the board voted to hire a part-time replacement, Robert A. Dowd, at the training rate of $19 per hour. Supervisors also chose to talk with solicitor ...

 

Musings: Congressional disgrace

Senators from both the Republican and Democratic parties are showing themselves to be equally guilty of ignoring their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. They’d both rather promote their own partisan political agenda than do what they’re required to do. But what else is new? The latest evidence stems from the Senate Judiciary Committee questioning witnesses ...

 

Republicans blame Democrats for ‘uncivil discourse’

Chadds Ford Republicans held their annual luncheon over the weekend and a strong message was to get out the vote. “Voter motivation, who is motivated to vote, we’re lacking in that,” said Andy Reilly, secretary of the Pennsylvania GOP. Reilly said the lack of motivation in the Republican ranks is understandable because they have the White House. When Obama was in ...