Chick-Fil-A expansion OK’d

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved the Chick-Fil-A expansion plans for its restaurant at Route 1 and State Farm Drive. Council also agreed to a settlement with the trampoline park Sky Zone over back taxes. Tyler Prime, the attorney for Chick-Fil-A, said during a conditional use hearing last month that the township’s Planning Commission had already ...

 

Police Log April 7: Stolen smokes, sneeze causes crash

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks Someone stole four cartons of Newport cigarettes from the Wawa on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on March 25. Police said the estimated value of those four cartons is $354. Avondale Barracks • Police said Catherine R. O’Brien, 22, of New London, was cited for her part in a two-vehicle crash in which a 17-year-old from ...

The Mushroom Festival is back

  After a year off because of COVID-19, the annual Mushroom festival returns for its 36th year in Kennett Square. The 2021 festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, according to an announcement from the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Committee. This year’s theme is Rooted in the Community, to celebrate the Kennett Square mushroom industry and ...

No decision on Legacy Lane pools

Birmingham Township Supervisors Monday night decided to wait until next month to decide whether to lift restrictions on in-ground swimming pools on Legacy Lane. Supervisors began hearing the request in March, but that meeting was interrupted when the municipal building's Internet connection was lost due to high winds. At issue is a request from Legacy Lane residents ...

Photo of the Week: Standing Proud

One of the surviving stallions from the barn fire in Pocopson Township last month stands alone in his paddock.

Adopt-a-Pet April 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Penny This beautiful girl is Penny. She’s a playful one who loves her outdoor time in the play yards. She’s a staff favorite and enjoys soft pets and receiving all the attention and treats she can get. Penny would flourish in a quiet-natured home with older kids who will ...

Road report for April 3 to April 9

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 April 3 to April 9. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road restoration work will be done on High Street, ...

Around Town April 1

• The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center will have extended visitor hours beginning Friday, April 9. The museum is slated to open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon until 5 p.m., working toward operating its regular schedule per the Pennsylvania State and Chester County Covid-19 mandates. Additionally, AHMEC now ...

Police Log March 31: Assaults, thefts, accidents

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • A 14-year-old boy was arrested on March 22 following a domestic disturbance at the youth’s home in East Marlborough Township. A police report said the boy became angry when the Internet was turned off. In response, the boy threw shoes at his father, grabbed him by the shirt, and struck him in the face. • Police are ...

YMCA offering Esports program

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is launching a new Esports program for students in middle and high school in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program, providing a virtual sports experience for youth and teens that promotes leadership and personal growth. The new eight-week program is currently registering youth and teens in grades five through 12. The ...

Art Live: Openings

Ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler is busy these days. Among other things, she is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition titled “Form and Image” opening this Friday, April 2nd at Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Kahler’s tile work is quite popular. It’s been featured in several publications over the years and on television, including on the Home and Garden ...