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Hotels, villages and sewers

Wednesday night’s Planning Commission meeting in Chadds Ford started with one group of residents saying they don’t want a hotel in their backyard. It then morphed into commission members getting into a philosophical discussion about what constitutes a village. The first part dealt with a land development application for a Fairfield Inn hotel proposed for Brandywine ...

 
 

Personal care facility dedicated

It will be months before the personal care facility under construction on Route 202 is ready to open but that didn’t stop a dedication ceremony. The Residence at Chadds Ford — on the site of the old C Harry B4 U Buy — won’t open until spring or early summer, depending on who’s speaking, but parent company LCB Senior Living held a dedication ceremony at the site ...

 

UCFSD holds ‘disappointing’ conversation on plan

About 45 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District residents took part in what was billed as a community conversation regarding the district’s Long Range Facilities Plan Monday night. Some residents who attended were less than satisfied. Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, who was denied certain documents regarding the plan after filing a right-to-know request, said the ...

 

CFBA helps out Salvation Army

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association took part in a food drive benefiting the Salvation Army of West Chester. The group gave the food to Capt. Maria Corralizza during the Dec. 6 lunch meeting held at The Gables in Pennsbury Township.   Corralizza thanked the association while speaking briefly on the history and mission of the Salvation Army.   ...

 

School district appeals right-to-know decision

In the opinion of Chadds Ford resident Mark Stookey, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is trying to emasculate Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know Law. School board directors Monday night voted to appeal a decision of the Office of Open Records that partially upheld a right-to-know request Stookey filed this past summer. That request was for documents pertaining to a ...

 

School board OKs proposed prelim budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to approve a proposed preliminary budget during a special meeting Monday night. That session came after a brief re-organization meeting in which Jeff Hellrung was voted in to serve another term as president and Steve Simonson as vice president. The proposed preliminary budget currently calls for more than $91 ...

 

Photo of the Week: Formal Dining

Guests must be properly attired. Jacket and tails.

 

Christmas in Miniature turns 37

It was 37 years ago when Barbara Moore, the director of the old Chadds Ford Gallery implemented Christmas in Miniature. The idea, she explained, was to make it more affordable for people to start collecting high quality, professional art. The gallery left Chadds Ford more than a year ago but Christmas in Miniature remains, now in Moore’s own gallery, Barbara Moore ...

 

Photo of the Week: Against the Current

A kayaker gives a stretch after paddling upstream in the Brandywine Creek.

 

Photo of the Week: Have a Seat

Exposed roots seem to be embracing a flat rock, perhaps offering a secure seat for meditation along the Brandywine Creek.

 

Neighbors for Crebilly continue the fight

The push to prevent Toll Bros. from developing Crebilly Farm as proposed is continuing and litigants are looking to raise money as that litigation moves to Commonwealth Court. To that end, Neighbors for Crebilly, LLC. held a fundraiser Sunday at the home of Wendell and Jenny Fenton in Pennsbury Township. Wendell Fenton said he chose to host the event because he ...