Adopt-a-Pet May 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Bubba Bubba’s handsome face and perky ears are totally irresistible. This 5-year old heartthrob is easy going and hopes for a home as laid back as he is. Bubba enjoys going for long walks, and he’s perfect on the leash. Did we mention he also loves treats? He’ll do just ...

 

Around Town May 17

Learn about endangered species at the Delaware Museum of Natural History this Saturday.

• The Delaware Museum of Natural History will recognize Endangered Species Day on Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. with hands-on learning stations, activities, and expert presentations. Visitors will learn about some of the issues threatening the environment, and more important, what they can do to help protect endangered species. The day includes a special ...

Wonderland PRD gets approved

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Tuesday gave final approval for a proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road. The PRD, known as Wonderland Farms, calls for 22 new single-family homes on the west side of Oakland Road and 12 twin units on the east side. Harrier LLC, a Grace family business entity, is the developer. The development is just south of ...

Mixed Media: Open Studio Tour

Lynette Shelley at Ivystone Studio

This weekend marks the kick-off of the County Open Studio Tours starting with Chester County. You have plenty of ways to curate your schedule, plenty of conduits to take, with 154 artists spread over 64 studios. Not even the most diligent of art walkers could make it to every site location so I recommend choosing either a theme, or geographical location to so that ...

Weather doesn’t dampen Willowdale spirit

I have lived in Birmingham Township for twenty-three years, but until this past Sunday, I had never attended our neighborhood’s Willowdale Steeplechase. A large reason for this is that Willowdale is a “Mother’s Day Tradition,” which means it always occurs on Mother’s Day. Until their deaths, I traveled with my family to spend the day with my mother and mother-in-law ...

Student recognition

Chadds Ford’s Jonathan Jackson was one of six Lycoming College student-athletes who earned a slot on the 2017 MAC Spring Sportsmanship Team. A four-year letter winner for men's lacrosse, Jackson was a significant contributor as a defensive midfielder the past two seasons, appearing in 41 career games and posting 11 career groundballs and causing eight turnovers. He ...

Andrew to face Barrar in November

If the unofficial vote totals hold, Democrat Anton Andrew will challenge incumbent Republican Steve Barrar for the state’s 160 Legislative District House seat in November. Barrar ran unopposed in the Republican primary, garnering 3,375 votes in Delaware County and 1,001 in Chester County. The Democratic Party primary was contested with Andrew endorsed by the Kennett ...

Police Log May 16: Accidents, car flip, harassment

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said Lauren H. Ryan, 28, of King of Prussia, was cited after a one-car accident in Pocopson Township on April 26. According to the report, Ryan was westbound on Lenape Unionville Road just before 9 p.m. when the Volvo S80 she was driving traveled off the roadway and struck a bridge abutment. The driver reported that she swerved to ...

U-CF to increase CF taxes

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors Monday voted to accept a proposed final budget that would raise school taxes in Chadds Ford Township by more than 6 percent. Chester County property owners would see an increase of 0.35 percent. Directors will vote on the final budget during their June 18 meeting. The vote was 8-1, with Director John Murphy, of Pennsbury, ...

Weather cancels Music in the Meadow

The Music in the Meadow festival, scheduled for this Saturday, May 19, at the Chadds Ford Historical Society has been cancelled due to expected severe weather through the weekend. With heavy rain expected during the days leading up to the event, and rain and thunderstorms expected on the day of the event, the Society’s Board of Directors decided that the best ...

Two scouts earn Eagle rank

Connor Mears with the proclamation awarded to him by Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Noelle Barbone.

Two Boy Scouts from Troop 31 were awarded their Eagle Scout ranking during a Court of Honor ceremony at Hillendale Elementary School Monday night. The two — Connor Mears and Nate Gerstenschlager — became the 150th and 151st scouts in the troop’s 70-year history to achieve the rank. During the ceremony, Mears — a senior at Unionville High School — was awarded a ...