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Kennett Symphony back on stage

For the first time in more than two years, the Kennett Symphony is fulfilling its raison d'être by performing live and in person on Jan. 30. The performance is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Unionville High School. After two years of being shut down because of COVID, the orchestra is coming out of the gate this Sunday with Aaron Copeland’s Fanfare for the Common Man, ...

 
 

Possible changes to health plan

Possible changes to the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Health and Safety Plan are about to be considered. Some of the possible changes reflect changes from the Chester County Health Department, according to school board Director and Vice President Victoria Baratta. Assistant Superintendent Tim Hoffman updated the rest of the board and the public on what could ...

 

Photo of the Week: Thin Ice

While not a deep freeze, frigid temperatures still cause ice to build up along the banks of the Brandywine Creek near the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

 

Voting rights rally at Williams’ office

[SEE UPDATE BELOW] A group of about 30 people took part in a rally at the field office of state Rep. Craig Williams on Monday. According to organizer Cathy Spahr, the rally was to draw attention to state-sponsored redistricting maps. But the rally also turned into a drive to get more people registered to vote and, what participants call, voter suppression. “We’re ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rough Seas

Waters of the Brandywine Creek rush over the rock dam underneath Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township. Stay off the dam, indeed.  

 

New cigar shop in Chadds Ford

While tobacco use has lost its social sheen over the years, there are still those who savor the aroma and taste of a good cigar. And cigar aficionados now have a place in Chadds Ford to enjoy that cheroot or stogie or whatever type of cigar they choose. The store is Living My Best Cigar Life. Cigar Life is in the shopping center with Pescatores on Route 202 across ...

 

Health and budgets at UCFSD

Unionville Chadds Ford School Board members reviewed the current health and safety plan Monday night and voted to approve the proposed preliminary budget for the 2022-2023 school year. Approving the proposed preliminary budget is the first step in the budget process, and the numbers will change before a final vote in June. The proposed preliminary budget ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Winter Scene

Snow, ice, and winter wind chill the run along Beaver Dam Road leading to the Brandywine Creek.

 

Townships reorganize for 2022

Per Pennsylvania law, all municipalities in the state went through their annual reorganization Monday. In Chadds Ford Township, Samantha Reiner was voted to be the new supervisors’ chairman, and Noelle Barbone was elected vice-chairman. Maryann Furlong was reappointed township manager, Mike Maddren as township solicitor, Mike Schneider was reappointed as township ...

 

Photo of the Week: Walking in Solitude

A lone walker takes a solitary stroll in Anson Nixon Park on a cold January morning.

 

Taxes up in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors passed the 2022 budget with a slight tax increase Wednesday night in a meeting held via Zoom. The meeting was changed from in-person to virtual because of a recent COVID exposure at the municipal building. As previously reported, the budget for next year anticipates revenues and expenses to be $1.27 million. Next year's total township ...