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‘Beam-ing’ impressions at art gallery

Visitors to Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery check out Jacalyn Beam's work during the opening night reception of the exhibit, Impressions.

According to Barbara Moore of Barbara Moore Fine Art, Jacalyn Beam’s work “just pulls you in.” Friends and admirers of Beam’s art were pulled into Moore’s gallery Wednesday night for Beam’s new exhibit, Impressions. Beam — a plein air impressionist — has been a local and regional favorite for years. Moore said it’s the nature of Beam’s vision that makes her work so ...

 
 

They played the violin

For Sally Jane Denk Hoey it was a long-awaited labor of love. Hoey, a singer who was once billed as the Bard of the Brandywine, is a past president of the Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford and three years ago she decided that the violins Chris Sanderson once played had to be heard again. “This has been a long-time dream of mine,” Hoey said. “The violins were just ...

 

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...

 

Talking safety at U-CF

A program up for consideration by the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got an airing out during the board’s April 9 work session. The program "Say Something," through Sandy Hook Promise, is designed to help students and adults understand the need for reporting "acute issues and concerns in real time and without any fear of reprisal," according to Leah ...

 

The Chadds Ford Tavern is back

It was a packed house at The Chadds Ford Tavern Friday night for the longtime watering hole’s grand reopening. It was standing room only in the bar area and most of the regular tables on the other side were taken. Those that were open were held for people with reservations. Several patrons, such as Jim Murphy of Tri-County Pest Control, and Lisa Vonderstuck of ...

 

CFBA hears about marketing shift

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association learned  about digital marketing from Dave Kelleher, owner of David Dodge on Route 202. Kelleher hosted the group’s April 5 meeting and gave a talk on how his car sales skyrocketed after he toned down both rhetoric and the amount of money he spent on advertising. The first thing he did, Kelleher said, was to drop the ...

 

Light agenda for Chadds Ford BoS

Chadds Ford Township is teaming with Concord in its examination of pedestrian access and connectivity around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Supervisors Wednesday night voted to support Concord’s application for a grant to study gaps in sidewalks Township engineer Mike Schneider said the scope of the project is good and will look for areas that need to be ...

 

Trail grants, new hotel in Concord

Concord Township Council members Tuesday night approved a series of resolutions that OK’d a new hotel and the application for several trail-related grants. At least one of those grants has an implication for Chadds Ford Township. Engineer Nate Cline said the township wants to look at the possibility of sidewalks and other forms of pedestrian access around the ...

 

The Chadds Ford Tavern returns

For those eagerly awaiting the return of the Chadds Ford Tavern, the wait is almost over. Owner Phil Ferro and his general manager Jay Schecter said the tavern will officially reopen Friday, April 6. Ferro has been working for months getting the tavern ready. There’s new furniture and an upgraded beer and wine list, but the flavor of Chadds Ford will be maintained. ...

 

Anti-gerrymandering petition hits Chadds Ford

Township supervisors are expected to vote April 4 whether to sign onto a petition supporting changes in how legislative districts are drawn in Pennsylvania. The board heard a presentation, and request from Chadds Ford Township resident David Epstein on the matter during the March 28 work session. As was reported several times last year, gerrymandering is the practice ...

 

Witness details compliance

The second round of testimony in the Concord Ventures hearing in Concord Township was a two-hour long session of one witness detailing compliance with ordinances. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing the developer, questioned Ben Crowder for two hours regarding the developer’s compliance with various elements of township codes. Crowder is an engineer with Bohler ...