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Photo of the Week: The Old Mill’s Stream

A stream runs past an old hydroelectric mill on Fairville Road. Built by the General Electric Co. in 1919, the generator at the mill provided electricity for the Dawson Family home in post-WWI Pennsbury Township. By the 1930s, though, the generator was no longer needed.  

 
 

New Indian restaurant opens in Chadds Ford

Rasa is a Sanskrit word meaning taste and flavor. Now, for those with a taste for the flavor of Indian cooking, there's Rasa Indian Cuisine in Painters Crossing shopping center. Chadds Ford residents Dell and Sudha Joshi opened the restaurant last week. It's in the spot Ming Village vacated. With them is Dell Joshi's longtime friend Chef Zamin who has more than 25 ...

 

Scoreboards and budgets at U-CF

Unionville High School's varsity baseball and softball fields need new scoreboards, according to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds Rick Hostetler. He told school board directors Monday night that URA — Unionville Recreation Association — is going to foot the bill to the tune of more than $46,000 for the two scoreboards. The ...

 

Chocolate reigns on a rainy day

Chocolate was a rainy-day king Sunday during the seventh annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival held at Kennett High School. The event is a fundraiser for the United Way of Southern Chester County, and UWSCC CEO Carrie Freeman said the festival raised more than $100,000 in its first six years. Freeman said her goal for this year was $20,000 but fell short. The ...

 

Judge dismisses Ridge Road complaint

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Greene late last week dismissed Chadds Ford Township's complaint against Ridge Road Development and Concord Township. The dismissal was made with prejudice, meaning Chadds Ford can't refile the same complaint. However, township solicitor Mike Maddren said Chadds Ford could appeal the ruling or request reconsideration. ...

 

Plunging for fun, education, clean water

An estimated 250 people jumped into a 38-degree Brandywine Creek Saturday to benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. It was the 10th Polar Plunge, the organization’s largest fundraiser. BRC Executive Director Jim Jordan said the event brought in $164,000 during its first nine years. “This event sets the tone, it’s the barometer for the rest of the year for ...

 

Photo of the Week: Ice Man

Ice buildup on a plant branch forms what could be an extra-terrestrial face.

 

Musings: The surreal and the satisfying

It's been a week, but the joy, pleasure and reflection remain. Joy and pleasure aren't things normally associated with fans of Philadelphia sports teams. I'm a native Philadelphian who grew up rooting for the Phillies, Eagles and the Warriors before they moved to San Francisco, so I speak from experience. Being a life-long Philadelphia sports fan hasn't always been ...

 

Concord preparing recusal response

Concord Township solicitor Hugh Donaghue said a response to an attorney's request that council recuse itself from a land development hearing should be finalized sometime next week. Donaghue made the comment during the Feb. 6 Township Council meeting. Attorney Marc Kaplin petitioned on Jan. 29 that council recuse itself from hearing the application of Concord Ventures ...

 

Photo of the Week: Geese in a Row

A group of geese becomes a plump when on water. In Anson Nixon Park, this plump forms a free-form flotilla with all the effort below the surface.

 

Sheriff addresses CFBA

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association got a peek into the workings of the Chester County Sheriff's Department yesterday. Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and two of her lieutenants and a friendly four-legged deputy addressed the group during its Feb. 1 lunch meeting. Welsh spoke first, offering a brief history of "sheriffing" going back to England when a royal ...