Early dismissal at U-CF and KCSD

All UCF schools and offices will dismiss early today, Monday, May 16, according to an email from Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. The forecast is showing a severe storm — including hail, potential tornadoes, and 60 mph winds — hitting our area this afternoon. So, we’re going to err on the side of caution. It is always difficult to make a school closing ...

 

Voting in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman Samantha Reiner is reminding voters that the ballot drop-box at the township building will be accessible through 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17. The township can’t get the announcement out this morning because the Internet is down at the municipal building.

Adopt-a-Pet May 16

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Jacinda In addition to being a very pretty young girl, Jacinda is super sweet. She absolutely loves being petted and sitting in your lap. In the shelter dog playgroups, she most enjoys the easy-going dogs as her companions. Come meet this very good girl at the shelter. ...

Historical marker unveiled

History lovers dedicated a new historical marker at the Barns-Brinton house in Pennsbury Township on Thursday afternoon. The building is owned and maintained by the Chadds Ford Historical Society. CFHS President Randell Spackman said the interpretive signage is key to “getting history right.” He added that getting it right takes time. Spackman also gave a brief ...

Road report for May 14 through May 20

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 May 14 through May 20. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Mechanized patching will cause alternating lane closures ...

Explore Through Art: The Chester County Studio Tour

There is no better excuse to get out and explore the beauty of the Brandywine Valley than the Chester County Studio Tour. This weekend, Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the tour puts local artists in the spotlight on their own turf. With 68 studios and 165 artists participating, it is the perfect opportunity to ...

Cannabis and maybe a Wawa

After months of investigation and conversation, the Chadds Ford Planning Commission has finished work on a marijuana grower/processor ordinance. However, the ordinance won’t go iunto effect until township supervisors vote on the matter after a hearing. The commission has been developing the ordinance for more than a year, and it follows the development and final ...

Around Town May 12

• Join Victoria Wyeth as she shares her uniquely personal perspectives on the art of her grandfather, artist Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009) on May 24 at 7 p.m. on Zoom. The cost for the one-hour conversation — Thoughts on Paper — is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. To register and pay, go here. • The 2022 Primary election is this coming Tuesday, May 17. There are ...

Police Log May 11: Thefts, DUI, terroristic threats

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks Police arrested a 22-year-old woman from Middletown, Del. for DUI in Chadds Ford Township on May 1. The incident happened on Route 202 south of Ridge Road at 12:15 a.m. The police report did not mention the driver’s name, nor did it give a reason for the traffic stop. State police are investigating the theft of $100 worth of ...

Big score for BVSPCA

The Brandywine Valley SPCA is about to get the largest grant it’s ever received. Petco Love is giving the organization $1.5 million. Linda Torelli, the BVSPCA’s marketing manager, said $1 million will go toward the new campus in New Castle, Del., while the remainder will be used for various SPCA programs and adoption events, including those in West Chester. They’ll ...

Board revisits school start time

Just five years after making a change to school start time, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are considering another change. However, according to Superintendent of Schools John Sanville, the revisit was delayed because of COVID. But he added that everything discussed five years ago when the district made the first change to an 8 a.m. start time is ...