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Topping off ceremony planned for library

Construction of the new Kennett Library & Resource Center is about to reach a new milestone with the placement of the last steel beam.  All are invited to join us as we celebrate the tradesmen who have been hard at work on this new building for the last eight months. This event marks the “topping off” of this project that has been planned for more than 20 years ...

 
 

Hank’s hearing finally underway

The meeting room in the Chadds Ford Township municipal building was as packed Wednesday night as Hank’s Place would normally be on a Sunday morning for brunch. That is if Hank’s Place were not shut down because of Mother Nature. The restaurant was wiped out in the Sept. 1 flood last year. That full house was fitting since the large crowd was there for the zoning ...

 

Kennett honors Juneteenth

The Creamery in Kennett Square paid homage to Juneteenth Saturday with a program of music, reenactors, and discussions about emancipation and the end of slavery. Juneteenth, which became a Pennsylvania holiday in 2019 and a federal holiday in 2021, commemorates the emancipation of the slaves at the end of the Civil War. It marks the anniversary of Union Army Gen. ...

 

Brinton Run Preserve now open

Chadds Ford residents knew this was about to happen, but the North American Land Trust announced that it has opened Brinton Run Preserve off Oakland Road in Chadds Ford Township. The township has been working with NALT for almost three years to secure, ease, and conserve the property. The 71-acre preserve is an historic tract of the Battle of Brandywine where ...

 

A U-turn for assistant manager

Life isn’t always a straight line from birth to school to a lifelong career. For many, there’s at least one U-turn. And it was one of those U-turns that led Emily Pisano to become the new assistant township manager for Chadds Ford. “I was shocked,” Pisano said while explaining the turn away from her degree in fashion merchandising to working for local governments. ...

 

Hank’s hearing continued again

Tomorrow night’s scheduled zoning hearing for Hank’s Place has been continued again, according to restaurant owner Katie Young. She said the new date is next Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Hank’s Place was destroyed in the Sept. 1, 2021, flood, and owners Anthony and Katie Young want to rebuild. The Historical and Architectural Review Board gave a thumbs up for the ...

 

Senior housing proposed, opposed

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members Wednesday night voted unanimously to recommend the Board of Supervisors deny a request for a zoning change that would have allowed for a senior housing development along Brandywine Drive. While the applicant — The Henderson Group — didn’t get the recommendation it sought, attorney Marc Damico representing Henderson said they ...

 

Possible ordinance change in Birmingham

A possible change to Birmingham Township’s Historical Commission ordinance brought a packed house to the Board of Supervisors’ June 6 meeting. Residents expressed a variety of concerns, most notably the fear that a change would leave historic resources unprotected Other concerns included not being able to find the proposed ordinance on the township’s website, and ...

 

Insurance settlement in Kennett

The insurer for Kennett Township’s former auditing firm will pay the township $735,000 in a dispute related to the $3.2 million embezzlement by the former township manager. The Kennett Township board of supervisors unanimously approved adopting a settlement, in which both sides “without admitting or conceding any liability or wrongdoing … have determined that it is ...

 

Memorial Day traditions

Memorial Day traditions continued Monday with a ceremony at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township and a parade in Kennett Square. The ceremony at the church kept its format of Boy Scouts from Troop 31, bringing in the colors, a retelling of how Memorial Day came to be — how it began as a way to remember the Civil War fallen with Decoration Day, which ...

 

King takes world honors

Chadds Ford’s Martha King took first place in the first-ever international STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Women’s event – the International Women’s Cup. King came out on top against eight other lumberjills, including the heavy favorite Australian Amanda Beams. The competition, held in Vienna, Austria, Friday morning, EDT, included three events: the stock saw, using a standard ...