Roadwork for Sept. 14-Sept. 20

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 Sept. 14-Sept. 20. 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 will cause lane restrictions on Route ...

 

Hotel application goes to supervisors

It will be up to the Chadds Ford Township supervisors to approve or disapprove a proposed hotel on Route 202 when they meet next month. The township Planning Commission voted Wednesday night to recommend the supervisors deny the plan, but also voted to recommend almost two dozen conditions should the board approve the development. Planning commissions ae recommending ...

Around Town Sept 12

• Chadds Ford Days is back, after a year hiatus. It returns this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Chadds Ford Historical Society grounds on Creek Road. This family-friendly event celebrates the history of Chadds Ford and the Historical Society is looking forward to greeting many members of our society and the community. ...

Remembering Janet Smith

Longtime residents of Chadds Ford Township lost a friend the other day when Janet Smith, a 38-year employee at the Sunoco station on Route 1 and Station Way Road died Tuesday, Sept. 10. She worked at the station for eight years with former owner Pete Ochmanowicz, then with new owner Jim Leader for another 30 years before she retired late in 2015. In an interview ...

Art Live: Dream big

I met Amie Potsic at an exhibition in Philadelphia last year. Amie Potsic is one of those people who can wear a multitude of hats and still keep their lives on track. Folks may know her from her days as Executive Director of Main Line Art Center. This is just one role which has given her a platform to cultivate artists and art programs in the Delaware Valley. Below ...

Chadds Ford student honored

Chadds Ford’s Varoon Joshi, a seventh-grader at CF Patton Middle School, was named one of the Top 300 MASTERS in the 2019 Broadcom MASTERS® program.  The Top 300 Broadcom MASTERS were selected from a pool of 2,348 applicants from 47 states, DC, and two U.S. territories.  These competitors were evaluated by a panel of distinguished scientists, engineers, and educators ...

Police Log Sept. 11: retail theft, DUIs drug charges

Pennsylvania State Police • A Nottingham man, identified by police as Michael Harris III, 25, was arrested on drug charges after police made a traffic stop on Route 1 near Ring Road in Chadds Ford Township on Aug. 6. Police said they found marijuana and paraphernalia in the vehicle. • Police are investigating a burglary at the Cardinal Camera store in Concord ...

Birmingham in brief

• Birmingham Township Supervisors, in a 2-0 vote, approved a two-lot subdivision for a 4.3-acre property owned by Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse and his wife Jennifer during the supervisors’ Sept. 9 meeting. The property will be split into two lots. No construction is planned on the site until the lots are sold, said Jennifer Boorse. Scott Boorse recused himself ...

CFES principal resigns

See UPDATE below Shawn Dutkiewicz, principal at Chadds Ford Elementary School, is resigning effective Sept. 30. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to accept his resignation during their Sept.9 work session. Dennis McKnight was appointed as interim principal effective Oct. 1 at a salary of $700 per day. No reason for Dutkiewicz’s resignation was given ...

Photo of the Week: Yard Art

Rollers once used in pulp preparation are turned into industrial yard art at the old NVF facility in Yorklyn.

YMCA free for ChesCo 7th-graders

School is back in session and with it comes a great opportunity for all Chester County seventh graders – a complimentary one-year membership to the YMCA. The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, an association of eight YMCAs in Chester County, is proud to continue its 7thGrade Initiative, which offers every seventh-grader in Chester County a complimentary one-year youth ...