Chadds Chat

Coffee with candidates

Republican Party candidates for Region C of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board, Carolyn Daniels, John Murphy and Lorraine Rammunno, are having a coffee and hope the public will attend. The session is Wednesday, Oct. 28 at The Mushroom Café, 880 Baltimore Pike, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Region C comprises Pennsbury and Chadds Ford townships.

 
 

An electronic front porch lights up a neighborhood

Once upon a time, we kept our porch lights on. We opened the door even if we didn’t know who rang the bell. And we could always leave the back door unlocked during the day. We sat on the front porch with coffee and talked to people who strolled by. People actually stopped by without an “appointment.” We had lemonade or hot coffee ready when they did! Many things have ...

 

Neighbors in Business are Battlefield Boosters

Neighbors in Business (NIB) welcome George Thorpe to hear about the Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. NIB is a corporate sponsor of the upcoming Blue Rocks Baseball Benefit. Ninety seven people from the Chadds Ford area will meet at Frawley Stadium, watch the game, fireworks and support Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. Thorpe gave an overview of the Battle of the ...

 

Relay for Life Almost Doubles Performance

Relay for Life

The Kennett – Unionville Relay for Life concluded Saturday Morning, June 6, with over 400 people having participated and raising over $60,000.   This was an increase of over 60% in participants and over 70% in funds raised from last year. All the funds raised support the American Cancer Society’s research and patient support programs. “The spread of ages among the ...

 

Longwood Fire Co. honors volunteers

The Longwood Fire Company honored volunteer firefighters for multiple years of service during the company’s annual banquet last month. “Volunteers are the backbone of the fire company,” said Chief A. J. McCarthy. “They work hard and give up many hours to make our community safe. They deserved to be recognized for their service.” Longwood Fire Company President Brad ...

 

Huntington Learning Center preps for redesigned SAT

The SAT, perhaps the most anxiety-producing rite of passage in a high school student’s life, is getting a major overhaul that will radically change how students prepare. In response, Huntington Learning Center, a tutoring and test prep company that places curricular knowledge at the center of test prep, has announced that it will launch a new test prep program ...

 

Rotary Clubs’ Souperbowl fuels nonprofit

The 2015 West Chester Souperbowl was held on Jan. 30, hosted by the Westtown Goshen Rotary Club (WEGO) and the Greater West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club at the Good Will Fire Company in West Chester. To kick off the evening’s program, the West Chester Sunrise Rotary Club presented Friends Association for Care & Protection of Children with a check for $1,400. The ...

 

Tick Tock center introduces new director

Amid the celebration of Tick Tock Early Learning Center’s 50th birthday this past May, a new executive director, Jaclyn Grunther, took the reins. A preschool teacher at the center since August 2013, Grunther has a varied background that prepared her well for the position’s multiple roles. She has a bachelor of arts in social work and a master of arts in elementary ...

 

CFBA holds holiday party

Ted Pace welcomes CFBA for holiday party

Ted Pace welcomed the Chadds Ford Business Association for its annual holiday celebration. The organization is more than 20 years old, and many of the members have known each other even longer than that. Originally founded as a group of businesses who wanted to unite their voices to PennDOT regarding the reconstruction of Route 1 through Chadds Ford. The result may ...

 

Library’s hail-damaged roof gets replaced

Patrons of the Rachel Kohl Library in Concord Township had to bypass cones and debris as a crew from R Hudecheck Roofing worked to replace the roof, which had been damaged by hail.

 

Thumbs up for Giving Tuesday

Renee Koener gives the thumbs up for giving to Operation Warm. As its program development manager, Koener explained that Operation Warm provides “more than a coat.” Koener told of the joy in children who receive what might be their first piece of new clothing ever. Her story was well-received by another local organization, Neighbors In Business. Neighbors began a ...