Local News Chadds Ford

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 ...

 
 

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 ...

 

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 ...

 

Martha King takes on the world

The reigning U.S. Women’s Division Champion "Lumberjill," Chadds Ford’s own Martha King, is heading to Austria to compete in the first-ever international STIHL TIMBERSPORTS® Women’s event – the International Women’s Cup. King will go up against eight other women for the title of the best woman lumberjack in the world. And this time the event will be shown live on ...

 

CF civic group reawakens

The Chadds Ford Township Residents Association — formerly The Civic Association of Chadds Ford Township — has announced its official relaunch after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Association President Phil Wenrich said the organization is expanding its focus to include three new areas: the use of digital communications to reach the widest possible audience, a commitment ...

 

New manager, shared goal

It’s not quite as exciting as a line from an old western, “There’s a new sheriff in town,” but there is a new manager for Chadds Ford Township. And maybe as that stereotypic sheriff might say, he said “I want to make a difference.” He’s Matt Baumann, a veteran of Desert Storm, a St. Louis, Mo. native, and someone with more than 18 years of local government ...

 

Senate race too close to call

A problem with the codes on paper ballots is delaying the vote count for U.S. Senate in Lancaster County. More than 20,000 votes need to be reprocessed to determine whether Dr. Mehmet Oz or Dave McCormick gets the Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania. Currently, there’s a 1,500-vote difference — that's one-tenth of 1 percent— between the two, ...