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Photo of the Week: Fat Chance

Fat Chance

Fat Chance Farm along Route 82 in West Marlborough Township blends old and new, showing rolling hill horse country, an old style barn and PECO power lines.


Twisted Vintner: Food, wine and service

The eighth annual Twisted Vintner took over the parking lot of the Concordville Town Center Thursday night with the goal of raising money for the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. Event Chair Sue Mardinly said the group had no specific financial goal for the event but wanted to keep the effort on par with past years. During those first seven years, she said, Twisted ...


DelCo business earns SCORE award

Anton Dell’Orefice, owner of Delightful Detail in Concord Township, is one of five winners of the 2018 SCORE’s Small Business Achievement award. He and the others received the honors during a June 14 business lunch at the Concord Country Club. Dell’Orefice is a member of the Chadds Ford Business Association and Western Delaware County Business Professionals ...


UCF prepares to pass budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting on the 2018-2019 academic year budget when they meet next week. The board will be voting on a plan calling for $87.1 million in spending and revenue with tax increases The proposed budget includes a weighted average tax increase 1.56 percent: 0.35 percent increase for Chester County property owners and 6.43 ...


Photo of the Week: Morning Cruise

A sea dog leads the way on a quiet, sunny day on the Brandywine before the rains returned.


Board tables ‘Life Safety’ ordinance

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night tabled a decision on enacting Ordinance 155, termed Life Safety. The proposal would authorize the township fire marshal to enter rental residential properties to inspect for fire code violations. The fire marshal already inspects commercial properties. During a brief hearing before the start of the regular June ...


Grads told: Be grateful and grow

Gratitude and growth were the messages imparted to the almost 360 members of Unionville High School’s Class of 2018. Principal Jimmy Conley told graduates that saying thank you has almost become a lost art, but class members should learn the art of gratitude. He lamented on the lost art, saying that in the social media age, a thank you tends to be buried behind a ...


Photo of the week: A Rare Day

A rare sunny Saturday, rare for this spring at least,  brings out the various textures of a split tree along the Brandywine Creek at the Stroud Preserve in East Bradford Township.


Bulletproofing students at St. Cornelius

Graduating eighth-graders at St. Cornelius School in Chadds Ford were the first students in the country to get newly styled bulletproof panels for backpacks. The panels, called SafeShield, are the product of Unequal Technologies, and the company donated them to the school during a brief presentation this morning. Rob Vito, president of Unequal, said his company has ...


Pettinaro, Concord to discuss construction plans

Pettinaro Construction Co., Concord Township and PennDOT are scheduled to have a pre-construction meeting Monday, June 4 to discuss some of the details involved with the planned shopping center on Ridge Road at Route 202. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider and Township Manager Matt DiFilippo will be attending. The shopping center has been a point of concern ...


Photo of the Week:Star Gazer’s Stone

The Star gazer’s Stone, along Stargazer Road in Newlin Township, marks the site of the observatory where Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon began their observations of the night sky in the attempt to discern the actual boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland in 1764, now known as the Mason-Dixon Line.