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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 ...

 

Police Log Oct. 5: Thefts

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police are investigating a theft by deception incident in which a woman’s cell phone and wallet were stolen from her bag while shopping at Costco, and the stolen credit card was later used at Target in Concord Township. The incident happened on Sep.17. The suspects were seen leaving the Target parking lot in a gray Honda ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 23

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Omber Omber is a handsome grey tabby with an exuberant personality to boot. Smart, fun-loving, and outgoing, Omber will have no problem sharing how he's feeling with his new housemates. This busy bee will thrive in a home where playtime with cat toys is always on the ...

 

UHS honored for success

Four Diamonds Mini-THON® recognized Unionville High School at the 2021 Mini-THON Leadership Summit on Aug. 6, for being selected as the recipient of the 2021 Mini-THON Award for Excellence in Student Body Participation, the school said in a press release. This award honors a school that improved school spirit and promoted school unity by bringing together students ...

 

Around Town Aug. 5

• Chester County is looking for help in deciding how to spend money. The county is set to receive $102 million in American Recovery Plan Act funds as part of COVID relief. One part of the process in determining how the money is spent is to have members of the community be part of the ARPA evaluation teams. Anyone age 18 or over who lives or works in Chester County ...

 

Art Live: Art shapes

In a recent online BBC article, Jennifer Waverek, the owner of Bklyn Clay in New York said, "Clay acts almost as an antidote to ‘the overwhelm’ of the digital world…Your mind has a single focus, so the practice can feel meditative or therapeutic. There is no way to speed up clay-drying or firing, there's no 'clay-microwave.' Ceramics take as much time to make today ...

 

Road Report May 8 to May 14

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of May 8 to May 14. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Beginning Wednesday, May 12, motorists should expect ...