Roadwork for Feb. 22-Feb. 28

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 Feb. 22-Feb. 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road construction will continue to cause lane closures ...

 

A new kind of graduate

Graduates of the 16-week Getting Ahead program, taught by Kennett Area Community Services, celebrated their achievement on Feb. 20 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. “One of our graduates is a father of Kennett High School students and is getting ready to buy his first house,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. Getting Ahead is a part of a ...

Toll continues Crebilly application

Toll Bros. continued its application to develop Crebilly Farm with a lengthy discussion at the Westtown Township Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night. Much of the talk concerned trails, sidewalks, roads and traffic. The developer is going through a second conditional use hearing for the project that would, if approved, result in the development of 317 new ...

X Golf now open in Painters Crossing

Eric Miller has heard the line “Golf is a good walk gone bad.” He also understands first-hand that golf can be addictive and agrees there’s some truth to calling his new venture a Chuck E Cheese for golfers. “It really is; that’s a great way to put it,” he said in a recent interview. Formally, however, Miller describes X Golf as an “indoor golf simulator, ...

Police Log Feb 19: Retail thefts, marijuana possession, car shot

Pennsylvania State Police Media barracks • A motorist, unidentified in the report, was cited for following too closely following a two-vehicle rear-ender crash on Route 202 near Spring Hill Farm Road on Feb. 14. The accident happened at 7:33 p.m. No injuries were reported. • Someone stole two bottles of liquor — valued at $110 — from the Fine Food and Good Spirits ...

Around Town Feb. 20

• Registration is now open for Pennsylvania State Police Troop K Camp Cadet. The camp will be taking place from Sunday, July 26 through Friday, July 31 at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Camp Cadet is residential and designed to familiarize our cadets with the functions of law enforcement, learn self-discipline, make new friends, and work as part of a ...

Art Live: Wine, women and much more

We typically celebrate women’s achievements in March, during Women’s History Month but Gallery222 owner Andrea Strang is getting the party started earlier this year. An all women show is opening at Gallery222 in Malvern this Wednesday, February 19th. “The Maine Event” features plein air works by seven award winning artists who are highlighting the beauty of Maine. ...

Photo of the Week: Smokin’ No More

The backside of an old smokehouse is in ruins behind the Trimble House adjacent to the Newlin Grist Mill property in Concord Township. Tony Shahan, Newlin’s executive director, believes the old smokehouse was likely a brewhouse considering its location to the Trimble House and the fact that beer was considered food for mill workers.

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Spontaneous Spontaneous does enjoy living in the moment. This sweetheart loves attention and a good game of fetch with a tennis ball. She’s also made an awesome running partner in the shelter’s Doggers program. Spontaneous is open to meeting other dogs in the home. This ...

Exploring Hope: Good news or bad news

If you went out to the street in America and ask people what they think Christianity is all about, you would get a lot of different answers. Some might say that Christianity is about rules and regulations. Others might say that Christianity is about church buildings, robes, and ceremonies. Others might say that Christianity is about bigotry and holding on to outdated ...

Bundle Up and Celebrate Leap Day

The 2020 Kennett Winterfest on Leap Day will offer festival goers the opportunity to enjoy a great variety of beer experiences—from IPAs to stouts, porters, lagers, Pilsners, and saisons. This winter-warming community party, with great beer, live music, and food, is the perfect way to spend the extra day in 2020. While Winterfest brings together an amazing array of ...