Police Log Nov. 6: Exposure and blackmail

Pennsylvania State Police • A 25-year-old man from Concord Township was threatened after exposing himself while checking his online dating site. Police said the man was messaged on Oct. 26 by someone using the name “Sarah Claire.” The suspect convinced the man to expose himself to her on his webcam, but then threatened to send videos to his employer and family unless ...

 

Art Live: Gallery supports community

Liz Ruff is a tireless arts advocate in West Chester. She leads the Art Trust in its mission to support its local community as president of the board.  Her work in the arts began many years ago. An engineer by trade with a B.S. degree from Penn State, her passion for art led her to take numerous art courses over the years. After a long stint in business, she kept her ...

Birmingham into the Crebilly fray

Birmingham Township Supervisors are keeping an open eye — and an ear —  on the Crebilly Farm situation in Westtown Township. And they’re making plans to become a party to the next round of hearings on the Toll Bros. application to develop the farm. The topic came up not as an agenda item during the Nov. 4 Board of Supervisors meeting, but rather during the public ...

Photo of the Week: Autumn Mist

A light mist rises from the Brandywine Creek on a sunny Sunday morning in early November.

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 4

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rosa Rosa is a 4-year-old with an infectious smile. She enjoys spending her mornings hanging out in playgroups and playing with her other laidback friends. She has been housebroken, crate-trained, and dog-friendly. She would do well in almost any home where she can just ...

The French Chef: Trumpet mushroom ragoût with creamy polenta

Mushrooms are such a versatile and tasty vegetable. How lucky are we to live near Kennett Square: The mushroom capital of the world. As a child, I spent a few years with my family near Bordeaux, “les Landes”. It gave me the chance to go mushroom forging with my dad during the Autumn season. The landscape and abundance of many forests plus the rich moist soil of the ...

Power outages reported

PECO is reporting that there are multiple power outages in Delaware and Chester counties with more than 20,000 customers affected. A company spokesman said crews are working to restore power but couldn’t say when that would be accomplished.

Roadwork for Nov. 2-Nov. 8

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Nov. 2-Nov. 8. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree trimming is expected to cause lane restrictions on ...

Around Town Oct. 31

• The Harmony Hill Puppet Theatre presentation of “The Mystery of Mannerly Mansion,” previously scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Chester County Historical Society, has been canceled. • State Rep. Steve Barrar and state Sen. Tom Killion are hosting a veterans’ breakfast this Saturday, Nov. 2 at Elam United Methodist Church, 1073 Smithbridge Road in Concord ...

No-kill rescue gets funds for new center 

Greenmore Farm Animal Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary, secured a significant matching-funds donation pledge from a local, anonymous donor, bringing the rescue closer to its goal of building a new indoor adoption center at the farm. The anonymous donor has agreed to match dollar-for-dollar, up to $20,000, for all funds raised between now and the close of 2019. ...

Trick or treating postponed in WC

West Chester Borough officials have postponed Halloween trick or treating to Friday night, Nov. 1 from 6-9 p.m. because of rain expected for Thursday night. AccuWeather is currently calling for rain throughout most of the day Thursday, through the afternoon, followed by cooling temperatures, wind and heavy rain and thunderstorms.