In-person meetings back in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will hold their first hybrid meeting since the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a shutdown of in-person meetings last year. The July 21 meeting will be held in-person but also feature an option for people to join remotely via the Zoom app, Kennett Manager Eden Ratliff said in a press release Wednesday. “We are working hard to ensure next ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Cecil Cecil is a spirited, playful kitty looking to be the newest addition to a fun family. Keep him busy with trips outside on a harness and leash, dangly toys, and lots of pouncing practice. While he's not much of a snuggler, Cecil makes an excellent shadow and will ...

Exploring Hope: Jesus was interrupted too

We all hate interruptions. But as a parent of two small children, interruptions are a way of life. I finally lay down to sleep after a long day, and—interruption—a toddler burst into my room. I think I have my baby down for a nap, and I settle down to read a book until — interruption— cries ring from the bedroom. But interruptions can come from other sources as well. ...

Road Report July 17 to July 23

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of July 17 to July 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists on Route 322 — the Conchester Highway ...

Pot, cars, and houses

Members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission Wednesday night voted in favor of two recommendations — one for homes and another for marijuana dispensaries — and heard a preliminary sketch plan. The sketch plan was for a proposed expansion of the David Dodge auto dealership on Route 202. As a sketch plan, it was just a preliminary concept review for a two-story, ...

Around Town July 15

• Tickets are now on sale for the Aug. 7 Fireworks and Fountain Show at Longwood Gardens. The 9:15 p.m. show features Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” along with a graceful fountain display and soaring fireworks. Go here to buy tickets. • Opera Philadelphia is returning to full-capacity events beginning Aug. 26 with a summer evening of vocal pyrotechnics, picnics ...

From hamburgers to indigenous pottery

On Friday, July 16, a reception for the Summer Artists in Residence at West Chester University show which runs through mid-August will feature the work of Eva Hozinez. The reception features her current work, which is a departure from her hamburger series. “I did a burger series for fun with no deep meaning,” said Hozinez. “I wanted people to look at it and smile.” ...

Police Log July 14: DUI, crash, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police are investigating a case of theft by deception in Concord Township. A 66-year-old woman said she transferred money via an online money transfer to an unknown individual, the police report said. • According to police, Hope Leitner, 20, of West Chester, was arrested for DUI following a one-vehicle crash on the ...

Crebilly hearings concluded

Crebilly II, the second conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. proposed plan to develop Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township, is over. The second round ended after 13 sessions and with some people calling for eminent domain being invoked. The July 12 session was dominated by public comment with the resounding sentiment being a plea to supervisors to deny conditional ...

Art Live: Art shapes

In a recent online BBC article, Jennifer Waverek, the owner of Bklyn Clay in New York said, "Clay acts almost as an antidote to ‘the overwhelm’ of the digital world…Your mind has a single focus, so the practice can feel meditative or therapeutic. There is no way to speed up clay-drying or firing, there's no 'clay-microwave.' Ceramics take as much time to make today ...

Photo of the Week: Summer Along the Brandywine

As always, summer heat brings out those who enjoy wading and paddling in the Brandywine Creek as a way to beat the heat.