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Photo of the Week: The Thing from Turner’s Mill

The Thing from Turner's Mill

A growth in a sycamore turns the tree into The Thing from Turner's Mill. Happy Halloween.

 
 

Toll appeals Common Pleas decision

Toll Bros. Inc. has appealed last month’s Common Pleas Court decision upholding Westtown Township’s denial of conditional use approval for a proposed development of Crebilly Farm. Toll’s attorney Gregg Adelman said briefs explaining the grounds for the appeal would be filed in Commonwealth Court “in the near future.” Chester County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark L. ...

 

More room at Pumpkin Carve

  Visitors to this year’s fall classic in Chadds Ford, The Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, have more room to walk around without constantly bumping into other people. The society rearranged the layout this year, moving the carving area from directly behind the Barn Visitors’ Center to the larger space that was previously used only ...

 

Tow-away planned for Pennsbury

Motorists visiting friends in Pennsbury Township are advised to take care where they park their vehicles. An updated parking ordinance will now authorize vehicles to be towed if parked illegally. Township supervisors passed the update during their Oct. 17 meeting. The newly amended parking code is aimed at drivers who park on streets where such parking is already ...

 

Photo of the Week: Gallantry on Duty

A horse seems to stand guard over two cows in the meadow at LaMancha Animal Rescue on Route 82.

 

Hendershot’s ‘My World’ on exhibit

At 87 years old, Ray Hendershot is not only still going strong, but he’s also continuing to evolve as an artist. His “My Word, Chapter 4” is now on exhibit at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in Chadds Ford Township. Hendershot’s art career began as a child. He doesn’t recall at exactly what age, but he said he’s been painting for at least 75 years. As a child, he ...

 

Barrar still eyes school funding change

How Pennsylvania funds public schools has been a problem that state Rep. Stephen Barrar is still looking to fix. He also still wants to see liquor stores privatized and wants changes in how fire and ambulance companies are funded. Barrar is the Republican representative for the 160th Legislative District. He has served 11 two-year terms and is seeking a 12th. He has ...

 

Possible new look for Chadds Ford Village

It’s only a sketch plan at this point and could take several years before it becomes a reality, if ever. But the face of Chadds Ford Village could become a lot different if it goes through. Attorney Michael Hochman, representing Pleasant Valley LLC, introduced the plan to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission during its Oct. 10 meeting. No action was taken since it’s ...

 

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

 

Photo of the Week: Up and Over

Geese climb up and over to get to the Brandywine Creek at Hadley Mills.

 

Concord approves updated Ridge Road plan

Concord Township Council, Tuesday night, approved what was considered a “minor amendment” to the controversial Shops at Ridge Road plan that allows a new shopping center at Ridge Road and Route 202. A series of lawsuits in 2017 — with Chadds Ford Township involved — led eventually to the original plan going through, but a member of Concord Township’s Planning ...