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Concord nixes Concord Ventures

The vote was unanimous and the applause strong Tuesday evening when Concord Township Council denied the PRD application of Concord Ventures. Had the application been approved — along with required future land development plans — 29 townhouses in six buildings and 166 apartments in three five-story buildings could have built off of Watkin Avenue near southbound Route ...

 
 

CFES gets new principal

Two weeks after Shawn Dutkiewicz officially resigned as Chadds Ford Elementary School principal, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors hired his replacement. Danielle Clark was appointed during the school board’s Oct. 14 work session. The vote to approve her appointment was 8-0. Dennis McKnight will continue as interim principal until Clark starts her new ...

 

Photo of the Week: Autumn Dancers

The Callaway Crab Apple trees in front of the Brandywine River Museum of Art look as if they’re performing a modern dance number. Mark Gormel, the horticulture coordinator at the conservancy said they’re swirling shape is not typical of the species. He’s been grooming them that way. The trees are not native to the region but were the personal choice of Frolic ...

 

Wine festival benefits cancer patients

They danced in the street, drank some wine and ate good food all for a good cause Sunday. It was the 28th annual Dilworthtown Inn Wine Festival benefitting patients at The Abramson Cancer Center and the Penn Medicine Hospice at Chester County Hospital. Tom Gavin, the director of development at the hospital, said the event has raised almost $1 million during its 28 ...

 

Former supervisor stole campaign signs

A former Kennett Township supervisor faces misdemeanor charges for stealing election campaign signs. A criminal complaint against Michael E. Elling, 87, was filed Oct. 10. According to an affidavit for probable cause, Elling was photographed taking signs belonging to the Richard Leff election campaign. Leff replaced Elling on the Board of Supervisors in 2013, ...

 

Toll offers new plan for Crebilly

***UPDATE: The Oct. 14 hearing date has been canceled. The first hearing before the supervisors will be in November. End Update.*** Toll Bros. has presented another plan to Westtown Township for the development of Crebilly Farm, and it isn’t much different than the one the township denied almost two years ago. And the plan comes even while Toll and the township are ...

 

Photo of the Week: Abandoned

The old NVF facility on Creek Road in Yorklyn, abandoned and overgrown, seems an apt place to host a spooky Halloween tour.

 

Fairy tales with cultural slants at BRM

Just about everyone knows the stories of “Cinderella” and the “Three Little Pigs,” but are the stories exactly the same in all parts of the world? The short answer is “no” and a new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art drives that point home. Cinderella & Co. — Three Fairy Tales Reimagined takes the audience on an international journey showing how the ...

 

Eagle scout hopes to fly

Tom Hansen is still sorting out his future. Does he go to Penn State next fall or does he go into the Navy? Whichever it is, he’s already moving in the right direction. The Unionville High School senior has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and he’s proud of the achievement. The new Eagle built a music wall where people can knock out some percussion in the east side ...

 

Loop road? Maybe next year

The final section of the loop road — the Hillman Drive extension — has felt for some to be more like a long and winding road. What was expected to be open more than a year ago still hasn’t gotten started. John Coyle, the senior vice president and general counsel for The Henderson Group — owner of the Chadds Ford Business Campus through which the road will run — told ...

 

Concord Ventures hearing closes

After more than two-plus years of discussion and controversy that included more than a year of often tedious testimony, the Concord Ventures PRD hearing has come to a close in Concord Township. Attorneys made closing comments Oct. 1 and council members are scheduled to vote on the matter on Oct.15. Concord Ventures is seeking tentative approval for a Planned ...