Police Log July 11: Accidents, burglaries, attempted stabbing

Pennsylvania State Police • A 20-year-old woman from Valley Forge was cited following a June 28 car crash on Route 202 at 5:03 p.m. in Chadds Ford. According to a police report, Ivy R. Hollander was following too closely and rear-ended the other vehicle that had slowed for traffic. The 39-year-old driver of the other car was injured but refused transport, police ...

 

Birmingham reluctant to apply for grant

The Brandywine Conservancy is looking to get Birmingham Township to take the lead in a grant application that would tell the story of the parts played by various sites during the Battle of Brandywine. That request was met with reluctance. According to Sheila Fleming, the conservancy’s manager for municipal assistance, "The idea is to show how the sites are connected ...

Photo of the Week: Go Fish

Go Fish

Everybody enjoys a sun-drenched Sunday along the Brandywine.

Rabbinic Reflections: Religious freedom

With the recent announcement that Justice Kennedy is resigning from the Supreme Court, much of the media has rightly focused on Roe v Wade. What strikes me in the coverage is the place given to religion. If religion is mentioned at all, it is thrown in as a monolithic characteristic of either President Trump’s base or the Republican base. In my experience, religions, ...

Todays’ Family: Getting your kids off the couch

Who has started counting down the days until back to school? Are the kids starting to bounce off the walls yet, complaining about their boredom? I have mixed emotions about the summer months. I love the first week after school gets out and celebrate no alarms or schedules and eat ice cream for dinner. Then it sets in. Lazy, hazy days begin to turn into the ...

Roadwork for July 7 – July 13

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 July 7 through July 13. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Milling will cause lane restrictions on Cypress ...

ChesCo child welfare staff receives state-wide awards 

The Chester County Commissioners and Director of the County’s Department of Children Youth & Families are pleased to announce the state-wide recognition of CYF staff members for their efforts to place children eligible for adoption into permanent loving homes. At this year’s Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Adoption and Permanency Conference, Shadell ...

Winterthur to host regional intern outreach

Winterthur will host more than 100 interns from more than 15 public gardens and other environmental nonprofit organizations in the region on July 12 for the 2018 Regional Intern Outreach Day. Participants will remove invasive plants in landscape areas at beloved Delaware gardens. This annual event provides meaningful horticultural experience for regional interns, ...

Adopt-a-Pet July 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bubba Bubba is a handsome 9-year-old who lives life with a positive outlook even after losing the only home he knew. Bubba enjoys the simple things in life, like feeling the warm sun on his face and playing with a new toy. This sweet boy asks to meet with any resident dogs ...

Around Town July 5

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors will not have a regular meeting in July. That meeting would have been on July 3 but was canceled. The board will have its work session at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. • Delaware County Libraries is collaborating with Upper Darby Summer Stage this summer by giving library patrons special sneak peeks of shows and exclusive ticket ...

Veteran wins wedding giveaway

Emily Beers and Tyler Thiel of Downingtown win wedding giveaway

Emily Beers and Tyler Thiel of Downingtown are the winners of the Veterans Day Wedding Giveaway sponsored by West Chester’s American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) and John Serock Catering. The free five-hour ceremony and reception for 100 guests on Sunday, November 11, 2018, also boasts contributions by Blue Dog Printing & Design, Schaffer Sound, ...