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Taxing question about Crebilly

The overriding question is whether Westtown Township residents want dedicated open space taxes that would help preserve Crebilly Farm. To that end, Westtown supervisors held an informational meeting Monday night to discuss the possible taxes, pros, and cons. On the Nov. 8 ballot is the question asking if residents want an additional 0.08 percent added to their 1 ...

 
 

Rain cuts into CHFS event

Nature might have cut the two-day battle event at the Chadds Ford Historical Society into a one-day event, but CFHS President Randell Spackman sees Saturday as a success. “It was successful; it was a good community event,” he said sitting in the office while Sunday’s schedule was being rained out. He felt Saturday was a “wonderful success that brought history back ...

 

Church event canceled

It was a moot point, but it took more than 20 minutes to discuss. At issue before the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors Wednesday night was an application from Calvary Chapel for an outdoor event permit. The permit was for an event planned for next Wednesday, Sept. 14, but Calvary had already decided not to have the event. Calvary originally applied for the permit ...

 

Exploring Hope: Are emotions good or bad?

There are some in our culture who say that emotions are bad. “They get in the way of true, intellectual rationality. They cloud our judgment.” Think of Spock from Star Trek, who always sought to be logical rather than emotional. He sees logic as the opposite of emotion. But in our culture today, I think the dominant voice says that emotions are ultimate. “If it feels ...

 

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 ...

 

Bike the Brandywine is back

Back from a pandemic hiatus, the Brandywine Conservancy’s “Bike the Brandywine” event will officially return for its fifth year on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year’s ride will feature three scenic routes that explore the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Proceeds from the ride benefit the clean water and open space programs of the ...

 

Traffic cameras, bocce in Concord

It’s not a done deal yet, but Concord Township Council is moving forward with an idea to install license-plate-reading cameras at three intersections. What is a done deal is that there are now two bocce ball courts on the township’s Thornton Road property next to the municipal building. Council members unveiled the two courts prior to their May 3 meeting. Council ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: Living Jews

Have you ever hidden a part of yourself? Maybe for a job interview or a date, you dressed up or put on your best self. Maybe in this increasingly polarized world, you held your tongue and kept your peace. I know I have, sometimes to the point of feeling like a chameleon to fit in. Listening to Jewish student interview Dara Horn about her book People Love Dead Jews ...

 

Hanks Place files rebuild plan

The march to get Chadds Ford’s iconic restaurant back up and running has begun. But, when it will all come to fruition for the owners of Hank’s Place remains a guess. As most everyone in the area knows, Hank’s was wiped out in the flooding from Hurricane Ida, and owners Anthony and Katie Young have been working with architects and engineers to get engineered plans ...

 

Kennett Symphony reimagines Stravinsky

It’s been an exciting time for Kennett Symphony Music Director Michael Hall. After two years of not being able to perform because of COVID, the orchestra got back on stage in January. “It was great,” he said. “The feelings were positive, and the audience was receptive. People said it was great to have live music again.” Now Hall and 25-30 of his orchestra members are ...

 

Around Town Jan. 27

• It might be cold, but Longwood Gardens is offering a warm look at winter. Experience a warm, colorful oasis in Longwood’s grand Conservatory. Vibrant Streptocarpus ‘Concord Blue’ baskets float above, Saintpaulia (African-violets) delight, and tal Clerodendrum schmidtii (chains-of-glory) stun. From Cymbidium to highlights from our vast collection, find hundreds of ...