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For the love of history

The song from the Broadway musical "Chorus Line" talks about what performers do for the love of their art. But historical re-enactors can sing the same tune, addressing what they do for the love of history. More than 800 re-enactors gathered at Sandy Hollow Heritage Park in Birmingham Township this past weekend to commemorate the 240th anniversary of the Battle of ...

 
 

Olde Ridge aiding Harvey victims

Shop owners at The Olde Ridge Village Shoppes in Chadds Ford are taking part in relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas. James Cunius, of Cunius Martial Arts, sent out an email to other shop owners in the center on Wednesday asking for help in collecting needed supplies and that his studio would be the collection point. Though Cunius was ...

 

Truckloads of food sheriff to sheriff

The first truckload of food is on its way to San Patricio County Texas.  The second truck is now being loaded in front of the Giant food store in Dilworthtown located located at 1393 Dilworthtown Road in West Chester. Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Welsh wanted to make sure the food that was collected went to those in need. She directly contacted Sheriff Leroy Moody ...

 

The 240th Anniversary of the Battle of the Brandywine

Most of the horse trails are now overgrown with trees and brush or converted into paved macadam roadways. Many of the fields where men lay wounded have been replaced with houses, businesses and small farms. Yet the story of America’s struggle for independence endures around Chester County and some of its silent witnesses remain today. In the Fall of 1777, George ...

 

Rt. 926 Bridge opens ahead of schedule

A contract laden with incentives for on-time completion and disincentives for delays worked. The Route 926 Bridge over the Brandywine Creek opened not just on time, but a week early. PennDOT and local officials held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to officially re-open the bridge, though it's not open to regular traffic until sometime later this afternoon. ...

 

Mosquito spraying set for Birmingham

The Chester County Health Department will conduct a mosquito control treatment spray in portions of Birmingham and Thornbury townships. The treatment is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 10 from 7:45 to 11 p.m. The rain date for this event is Tuesday, Aug. 15. The Chester County Health Department conducts mosquito control treatment in areas with high levels of mosquito ...

 

Birmingham considers new zoning

Birmingham Township supervisors are considering the possible creation of a new zoning district, the ASA — the Agriculture Security Area. Township resident William Rappolt formally introduced the idea to the supervisors during their Aug. 7 meeting. He told them that it was Chester County who broached the subject with him. According to Rappolt, property owners in an ...

 

Phase two Strode’s Barn preservation complete

East Bradford Township, with support from the Friends of Strode’s Mill, has recently completed the second phase of a multi-year effort to preserve and restore the historic Strode’s Barn, a contributing resource to the Strode’s Mill National Register Listed Historic District, located at the intersection of Lenape and Birmingham Roads, along the Brandywine Valley ...

 

School board sets budget, taxes up

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved the district's 2017-2018 budget during their June 19 meeting. The budget does include a tax increase for property owners. Appropriations for the next academic year are $84.9 million with real estate taxes for property owners in the Chester County portion of the district levied at 28.42 mills. Property taxes in ...

 

School board to vote on budget

It’s down to the wire for Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors to decide on a budget for the next school year. A vote on the spending plan is set for next week. The board set the budget to be considered during its June 12 work session. Under the proposed budget, expected revenue is $84,918,161, while anticipated expenditures total $84,932,572. Real estate ...

 

Hero Fund poised for changing of guard

On Aug. 5, 2010, James “Jay” Raffetto, a young Navy Corpsman from Chester County, experienced the unfathomable while serving in Afghanistan: A blast from an improvised explosive device destroyed both of his legs above the knee, his left arm above the elbow, and three fingers on his right hand. Today, after countless surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, the 2000 ...