Budgets, sleep, and a principal at UCF

The die is cast for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors to vote on next year’s budget. Directors also need to appoint a replacement director for Mabel Yu, but they appointed a new high school principal during the June 13 work session. School board members also set Oct. 17 for their vote on changing the school start times for students. The proposal calls ...

 

Hank’s hearing continued again

Tomorrow night’s scheduled zoning hearing for Hank’s Place has been continued again, according to restaurant owner Katie Young. She said the new date is next Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Hank’s Place was destroyed in the Sept. 1, 2021, flood, and owners Anthony and Katie Young want to rebuild. The Historical and Architectural Review Board gave a thumbs up for the ...

Photo of the Week: Swamp Thing

At a quick glance, a piece of log looks as if it’s something that crept out of a 1950s-style monster movie. The Swamp Thing of Chadds Ford.

Bike the Brandywine is back

Back from a pandemic hiatus, the Brandywine Conservancy’s “Bike the Brandywine” event will officially return for its fifth year on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year’s ride will feature three scenic routes that explore the beautiful Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Proceeds from the ride benefit the clean water and open space programs of the ...

Adopt-a-Pet June 13

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Barley Barley is a nice, friendly, active, and playful boy. If you would like to meet him, please bring your family and any other dogs in the home for a meet and greet at the shelter prior to adoption. Barley is excited to find his forever home. You can name your fee for ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Gaming time

Summertime is a different time. With graduations, step-up days, the shift from school to camp, taking vacations, and so much more, time counts differently. It is not just that there are more hours of the day, something in our mindset changes, too. For me, baseball becomes prominent, and something about the game resonates deeply with Jewish wisdom that speaks to this ...

Senior fraud prevention workshops planned

Wednesday, June 15, is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day—a time to focus on protecting seniors from abuse, fraud, violence, negligence and other harm that is far too common. To help prevent senior fraud, the Chester County Sheriff’s Office is collaborating with the Senior Law Center of Chester County and local senior centers to present workshops entitled “Senior Fraud: ...

UHS graduates reminded of kindness

After two years away because of mandated COVID protocols, Unionville High School was back at the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware for the school’s 99th commencement ceremony. The theme for this year’s class was one of kindness. “In the opinion of all who have worked with you over the past four years, the Class of 2022, our 99th graduating class, ...

Road Report for June 11 through June 17

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 June 11 through June 17. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists on Route 1 will encounter lane closures next ...

Solstice celebration at The Inn at Grace Winery

The Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry (CCCBI) is hosting a summer solstice celebration on Tuesday, June 21, from 5–8 p.m. at The Inn at Grace Winery at 50 Sweetwater Road in Glen Mills. Sip wine under the summer sun while overlooking the beautiful grounds of the Inn at Grace Winery. The Summer Solstice Celebration is an opportunity for everyone to ...

Academic Achievement June 10

• Sandrine Haab and Carter Karinshak, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the Lehigh University Dean’s List for Spring 2022. Students named to the list earned a scholastic average of 3.6 or better while carrying at least 12 hours of regularly graded courses. • Stephanie Moran of Chadds Ford has graduated from Alvernia University with a Bachelor of Science degree after ...