Possible new look for Chadds Ford Village

It’s only a sketch plan at this point and could take several years before it becomes a reality, if ever. But the face of Chadds Ford Village could become a lot different if it goes through. Attorney Michael Hochman, representing Pleasant Valley LLC, introduced the plan to the Chadds Ford Planning Commission during its Oct. 10 meeting. No action was taken since it’s ...

 

Around Town Oct. 11

Mt. Cuba will be featured on WHYY- TV on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

• The Chadds Ford Civic Association will be hosting a Fall Roadside Clean Up at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. The group will meet at the township building, 10 Ring Road, and start with donuts and coffee. Trash bags and gloves will be provided. The rain date for the event will be Saturday, Oct. 20. • Concord Township Council is hosting its Recycling Day this Saturday, ...

ChesCo, West Chester launch walking route

On Friday morning, Oct. 12, the Chester County Commissioners, and representatives from the Chester County Health Department and West Chester Borough will launch a new walking route located in the center of West Chester. This route joins four others already established in the City of Coatesville, Kennett Square and Phoenixville. The launch event is just one of many ...

Police Log Oct. 10: Hit & Run investigation continues

• The Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Media, continue their investigation of a fatal hit and run crash that occurred on Route 202 near Pyle Road in Concord Township on Oct. 3. The accident happened at 9:40 p.m. as the victim was walking north on the northbound shoulder of the road. The striking vehicle is a 2009 or 2010 white/pearl colored Ford Edge, SEL or ...

School district transparency ‘a farce’

Residents gave Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors an intense earful regarding a possible multi-million-dollar outdoor facilities project during the board’s Oct. 8 work session. Jack Greenwood, of East Marlborough, said taxes have continuously gone up because of projects such as the Outdoor Facilities Project, which some estimates say could cost $10 ...

Photo of the Week: Up and Over

Up and Over

Geese climb up and over to get to the Brandywine Creek at Hadley Mills.

Kennett Township gets $1.3 million

Kennett Township is the recipient of a generous land conservation grant of $1,300,000 from Mt. Cuba Center, the 1,000+-acre botanical gardens in Hockessin. The grant is earmarked for the township’s fee simple acquisition of two important open space parcels. In a recent letter to Lisa Moore, Kennett Township manager, Mt. Cuba Center’s President, Ann Copeland Rose ...

The tradition that always offers surprises

Soledad Mansion open for Chester County Days

A fireplace in front of a window, a freshly painted outhouse with a wreath of autumn leaves on the door, a pet door shaped like a cat, fish swimming in a fresh, spring-fed pond in the wine room, and a glass elevator are a few of the unique touches ticket-holders saw during the 2018 Chester County Day House Tour on Saturday, October 6. The oldest house tour in the ...

Burn more calories

Going for a walk? Here’s how to burn more calories Whether it’s on your way to work, on a treadmill at a gym, or through the park on a summer evening, walking can be extremely beneficial for your health. Because it is such a huge part of our daily lives, we often forget about all the positive effects walking can have, particularly in terms of burning calories. ...

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 8

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Dionysus This wiggly, fun-loving pup is Dionysus. He's a spirited 4-year old who is hoping to find someone who will include him on adventures. And he's a pro at playing fetch. Dionysus is open to meeting other dogs, and he'd be a great addition to a family with an active ...

Today’s Family: Your anxiety Is not you

Life's challenges are sometimes overwhelming and we often feel alone dealing with them. Children and teens experience stress and anxiety in ways different than adults. The way each group looks at the world and their problems is based on a myriad of views: parents, teachers, friends and social media. Their core identities are emerging, and the world is becoming a much ...