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Keeping cool in school at CFES

Things will cool down at Chadds Ford Elementary School as soon as a new chiller is in place. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday night voted to spend $170,000 for the replacement. Director Gregg Lindner said the old unit has been in use for 18 years and reached the end of its useful lifespan. “It’s time to replace it with a new one so the kids and ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: A Day at the Pond

Two egrets keep their distance while looking for food in a pond.

 

Wyeth reads ‘Treasure Island’

Victoria Wyeth made a guest appearance at the Kennett Library Saturday, reading “Treasure Island” to a group of children. The copy of the book she read from was one illustrated by her great-grandfather, N.C. Wyeth, Wyeth said she always loved books and loved working with and reading to children. This also gave her an opportunity to help out library. She said she got ...

 

Mapping manholes and historic sites

Chadds Ford Township supervisors received an update on a mapping project that pinpoints historic sites, manholes and storm sewers in the township. The work is the project of Jonathan Sharp, a Chadds Ford resident doing an internship for the township. Sharp made his presentation during the Aug. 14 supervisors’ meeting. He said he’s using GIS, or Graphic Information ...

 

Photo of the Week: Campers’ Feast

It’s not a shrimp on the barbie but Mike Dehaut, aka “Mr. D,” the camp director at Brandywine Battlefield Park History Camp, throws some corn on the grill during the weekly lunch at the camp. There was turkey, duck, rabbit, ham, beef, string beans, beets, squash, a variety of fruits and a traditional dish of sausage, onion and apple called bubble and squeak.

 

Dogs marry at Rose Tree Park

What began as a joke turned into a canine wedding that raised, as of the wedding morning, more than $5,000 for PAWS for People. The “wedding” was between Frangelica Meloni, the four-legged daughter of Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni, and Shaggydog Stark, the four-legged son of Ashley Kennedy, of Delaware. Earlier this year, Kennedy received her doctorate in entomology ...

 

Concord to consider plastic ban

Concord Township Council Tuesday night authorized advertising a hearing for an ordinance that could lead to the township banning plastic bags and straws. No date for the has yet been set. Councilman John Gillespie is pushing for the ban and said he wants Concord to follow West Chester’s lead to implement the ban despite state law which says such a ban is not allowed ...

 

Photo of the Week: Trickling Through

A run trickles through a shady area on a Chadds Ford property.

 

Wedding to benefit PAWS

The nuptials are a week away and the mother of the bride is more nervous than the bride. Of course, the mother is a human and the bride — and groom — are both dogs. Frangelica Meloni, the four-legged daughter of  Chadds Ford’s Kathryn Meloni, has been a therapy dog since 2014. The “wedding” is with another  therapy dog, Shaggydog Stark Saturday, Aug. 10 at Rose Tree ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Sleeping Stone

Shadow and light on rock and roots create interesting patterns.

 

King tops in Milwaukee

Lumberjack competitions are the tops for Chadds Ford’s Martha King and she came out on top of a national competition this weekend in Milwaukee, Wisc. She took first place in the Stihl Timber Sports National Championship. King, 30, has a Bachelor of Science degree in animal sciences, with minors in wildlife and fisheries science and forest science, but spends most of ...