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School is back in session

Chad the Charger welcomes students to the first day of class.

Classes have resumed for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Shawn Dutkiewicz, principal at Chadds Ford elementary is eager for the new academic year. He said a focus this year is on enhancing students’ social and emotional growth, but also on increasing the quality and quantity of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. “A morning meeting is ...

 
 

Ed Wandersee, principled gentleman, dies at 84

Former school board president, a supervisor in two townships and chairman of the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Ed Wandersee died Monday, Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure. In addition to government service, Wandersee was also a longtime active member and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. He would have been 85 this coming Sept. 15. He is ...

 

Photo of the Week: Picasso’s Puzzle

The seems between the rocks on the Rockford Park tower look like an abstract jigsaw puzzle.  

 

School board pressed for improved athletic facilities

The Aug. 20 Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting was dominated by discussions on a potential grounds program and calls for improving athletic facilities. The bulk of those discussions came during the opening public remarks section of the meeting. Former school board Director Holly Manzone said there’s been “a lot of buzz” regarding talks about a possible ...

 

Photo of the Week: Nature’s Invitation

The Brandywine Creek seems to beckon the viewer to enter its watery playground.

 

Concord Ventures returns to ZHB

It wasn’t quite the same as going back to square one, but close. Concord Ventures — the business entity that wants to build 29 townhouses and 166 apartment units on a property adjacent to Route 202 at Watkin Avenue in Concord Township — was back before Concord Township's Zoning Hearing Board last night for a variance it originally received three years ago. Concord ...

 

Quick night for U-CF board

It was a calm night for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Monday. Directors appointed a supervisor of transportation, heard a brief update on how the later school start time affected students and heard a preliminary report on the new statewide School Safety and Security Committee. The board appointed Marco Sordi to be the new head of the Transportation ...

 

Anniversary ‘in deed’

When the Chadds Ford Historical Society holds its 50th anniversary party next week, attendees will get a chance to see a few things few people have seen before. Specifically, they’ll get a glimpse at the actual deed of the John Chads House. They’ll also get a glimpse of an original Andy Wyeth painting that was used as the cover of the program for the 1968 fundraiser ...

 

Wawa, propane and ‘spitting on the Constitution’

Concord Township Council members “spit on the Constitution and are intimidated by the 21st century,” according to Council member Joshua Twersky. The first-term councilmember said five of his colleagues were acting disgracefully when they voted to deny tables for politicians and political parties at township sponsored events. The matter arose innocently enough during ...

 

A bang and boom in Birmingham

Birmingham Township residents, especially those along Meetinghouse Road, will be getting notice this week about an event scheduled for their area next month. The Brandywine Conservancy will celebrate the acquisition of 13 more acres of the Odell property. The event scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11 — is invitation only, but Andrew Stewart, the director of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Beating the Heat

A shady stream is the place to be on a hot and humid afternoon.