Winterthur, Kennedy and gingerbread

Winterthur’s Yuletide Tour this year includes a 6-foot-long edible gingerbread house made to coincide with Winterthur’s Jackie Kennedy exhibit — Jacqueline Kennedy and H.F. du Pont: From Winterthur to the White House. The house, commissioned by Winterthur is a replica of the du Pont family house and follows the Kenney tradition of having gingerbread at the White ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 21

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Frito Frito is a medium-sized 2-year-old who is always dressed in black tie. His purr is infectious when you find the right spot to pet. This boy will make a great pet, stop by and see him today. You can name your adoption fee for Frito when you adopt through Sunday, Nov. ...

Road Report for Nov. 19 through Nov. 25

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 Nov. 18 through Nov. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility work is expected to continue causing daytime ...

Chamber welcomes return of Victory Brewing

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce was proud to partner with Victory Brewing Company, Kennett Square for their ribbon cutting and grand re-opening. Many members and friends were on site to raise a glass and celebrate a brewery that was truly missed by the community. Victory Brewing Company officially reopened its doors on Nov. 1. The team has worked hard ...

50 Years of “Wow!” at the Brandywine Railroad

For the last two weeks, I have asked each person I met what they know about the Brandywine Railroad at the Brandywine Museum of Art. Without fail, their eyes light up and a smile appears—even from people who only visited once over four decades ago. From the two-year-old who simply yelled “TRAINS!” to longtime visitors in their eighties, their memories bring instant ...

Vegetables for the carnivore palate

Rich Landau had one thing to work out when he became a vegetarian in his teens: “How do I make vegetables for my carnivore palate?” There was nothing for him to eat, he said. “It was the ‘80s, there was nothing to eat. It was like pine cones, sunflower seeds, and peanut butter. I had to teach myself how to cook. I’m still a carnivore at heart. I still have a ...

Around Town Nov. 17

• Seasonal activities continue at Longwood Gardens this year with A Longwood Christmas. The annual display opens Nov. 18 and runs through Jan. 8. In addition to the light shows and seasonal floral displays, there will also be music in the air from the Longwood Organ and the 62-bell and five-octave Carillon. Timed tickets are required; buy them here. • Winterthur, ...

Taxes steady in Pennsbury

Supervisors will still have to vote on the budget next month, but property owners in Pennsbury Township won’t face a tax increase if the plan is approved. Township Manager Kathy Howley gave a brief rundown on the proposed 2023 budget during the Board of Supervisors' Nov. 16 meeting, saying the millage rate would remain at 1.49 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every ...

Concord holds budget hearing

Concord Township Council Tuesday night held a hearing for the 2023 budget and the proposal offers no tax increase. Before the hearing, though, council members voted to grant Rosalie restaurant conditional use approval for outdoor dining. That conditional use hearing was held on Nov. 1. Rosalie wants to move into the site of the former Ruby’s Diner in the Shoppes at ...

Police Log Nov. 16: Thefts, crashes, assault

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested 32-year-old Kayla Stoltzfus of Narvon on burglary charges. According to the police report, Stoltzfus entered a residence by climbing through an unlocked window in the basement of a home on Ivy Lane in Concord Township and stole a Blink camera valued at $125. She was arrested on scene, the report ...

Charges waived in CF shooting

Richard Falcone, who was charged with three criminal counts had two of the charges completely waived and a third waived down to a misdemeanor in a Nov. 15 hearing. Falcone had been charged in connection with a Sept. 10 shooting incident on Webb Road. Police were called in the early morning hours of that Saturday for reports of gunshots. Falcone eventually surrendered ...