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DelCo remembers COVID victims

Candles were lit, and church bells chimed. It was an evening for Delaware County to remember and mourn the county victims of COVID-19. More than 1,000 county residents have died from the virus since the pandemic hit here almost a year ago. The county later announced additional categories for people eligible for vaccinations under the Phase 1A. County Council ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Hay Bale Serpentine

Hay bales form a serpentine wall in front of a stand of trees in Kennett Township.  

 

Cannabis ordinances brewing

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members are likely to start considering ordinances regarding marijuana businesses in 2021. The subject came up in general conversation following the reorganization portion of the commission’s Jan. 13 meeting. Commission member Timotha Trigg said he wanted the commission to begin work on an ordinance — or a series of rules — ...

 

Concord gets new council member

In a special meeting of Concord Township Council today, members voted to appoint Vinita Deshmukh to fill the vacancy left by Michael Harding. Harding resigned from Council in early December, the second resignation in the fall of 2020. Peter Pagano resigned in October. In a Facebook statement, the township said, “Township Council is excited to appoint Ms. Deshmukh. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Home on The Range

Miniature horses graze in a field in Kennett Township.

 

Two options for new UHS mascot

After years of controversy and talk, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District community is three weeks away from learning what the high school's new mascot will be. UHS Principal Jimmy Conley said during the School Board’s Jan. 4 work session, "The Washington football team and the Cleveland Indians certainly have a new model here as they look to select their new ...

 

Photo of the Week: Country Crossing

A small bridge traverses a stream in Kennett Township.

 

Wolf lifts latest COVID restrictions

The COVID-19 mitigation efforts that Gov. Tom Wolf ordered on Dec. 12 will be lifted as scheduled on Jan. 4, the governor said today. Those restrictions — the 10-person indoor and 25-person outdoor gathering limits, the bans on indoor dining, gyms, bars, entertainment facilities, and extra-curricular activities — will be gone as of 8 a.m. Monday. Wolf said those ...

 

Musings: Ugh!

At one time or another, most elementary school students were asked in September how they spent their summer vacation. As we move into January 2021, it’s time to ask something different. How was your 2020? Likely, most people would respond with a resounding “Ugh!” And that’s the polite response. Another way to address 2020 is, as J.D. Tuccille of Reason Magazine ...

 

Mushroom Drop goes hybrid

If there had been any doubt before, it’s gone now. The annual Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square, scheduled for Dec. 31, is virtual this year. No happy New Year’s revelry in the street watching the giant mushroom come down. But, in-person viewing is still available, sort of hybrid. Midnight on the Square, The Mushroom Festival, and the Kennett Area Restaurant and ...

 

Photo of the Week: Swirling Waters

Icicles cling to the downstream side of rocks as the current swirls past.