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Photo of the Week: Paramotor

Some people jump out of airplanes while others use a parachute with a giant fan on their back. It might have been too windy for the balloons to fly during the Chester County Balloon Festival last weekend, but some people found a way to get off the ground by paramotoring.

 
 

First father of Chadds Ford art

When most people in the area think about art in Chadds Ford, the name Wyeth is sure to come to mind. Most people would think of Andrew Wyeth since he grew up in Chadds Ford and many people here today knew him personally. Other people would think of his son Jamie. But the progenitor, the founding father of the famous art family was Newell Convers (N.C.) Wyeth. He ...

 

Caring for dementia patients and caregivers

One of the major things someone caring for a dementia patient has to learn is to take care of themselves first. It’s not unlike an aircraft flight attendant telling passengers to put on their own oxygen mask first before helping to put one on a child or passenger having difficulty. That from Kelly McCarthy, the director of Memory Care and Engagement for LCB Senior ...

 

Taxes up in U-CFSD

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors again voted for a budget that will raise property taxes in the district. There was no discussion or debate during the June 17 meeting. The vote was 8-0 with Director Gregg Lindner absent. The $90.26 million budget calls for real estate taxes in Chester County municipalities to be 29.16 mills — $2.916 per ...

 

Photo of the Week: Mill Under Dark Sky

The Mill at the Stone Barn is sandwiched between a dark sky and lush greenery, with some sunlight filtering in from the right.

 

Beer revolution comes to Thornbury

A revolution — sort of — in craft beer has arrived at Thornbury Farm. Farm owner Randell Spackman, along with two partners, are opening Artillery Brewing Co. at the family farm. There was a soft opening on June 16, but a full grand opening is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3 from 4-10 p.m. “We’re taking farm to table to a whole new level,” Spackman said. “We’re going ...

 

School budget set for vote

There was no added discussion on the matter, but Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors were given a brief review of the 2019-2020 school year budget they’ll be voting on next week. District Business Manager Robert Cochran reviewed the budget proposal for the board, saying there were only minor modifications from the proposed final budget the board voted for ...

 

Photo of the Week: Climbing for Success

Interpretive. The ladder and mural in the N.C. Wyeth studio in Chadds Ford. Wyeth used a ladder to paint his larger murals, such as this, William Penn, Man of Vision. Courage. Action, painted in 1933. The Brandywine River Museum of Art opens an exhibit of N.C.’s work on Friday, June 21.

 

UHS Class of 2019 graduates

More than 360 Unionville High School seniors officially became high school graduates Thursday as the Class of 2019 — all 364 strong — got to turn their tassels and toss their caps in the air at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark. High school Principal Jimmy Conley gave the opening speech, reminding the class of their first meeting when he was the new principal and ...

 

Chadds Ford in brief

In a brief meeting that lasted less than 30 minutes, Chadds Ford Township supervisors doled out some money and held a hearing to formally rescind a year-old zoning ordinance. • Supervisors Samantha Reiner and Noelle Barbone presented checks for $2,500 each to the Chadds Ford Historical Society and The Chris Sanderson Museum. They also had a check for the Chadds Ford ...

 

Zoning change OKs medical marijuana

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved changes to the township zoning code to accommodate medical marijuana dispensaries and medical marijuana grow facilities. The voting for each change was four yeses and one no. Abstaining were Council President Dominic Pileggi and Vice President John Gillespie. The lone no vote came from Tom Mahoney. Yes votes came from ...