UHS rower in national competition

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(Courtesy photo.) From left to right: WYRA Coach Mike Hall, Aiden Daneker, Liam Krausz, James Henry, Jackson Bidic and Luke Tremblay.

Unionville High School freshman Liam Krausz is heading to a national rowing competition with his team from the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association. According to a press release, the members of the Wilmington Youth Rowing Association’s (WYRA) Under 17 men’s “four”, a five-person sweep boat, comprised of four rowers and a coxswain, burst from the back of the pack in the 1,000-meter final of the 2024…

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Police Log May 22: Shoplifting, reckless driving, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said Anthony Yantz, 37, of Pottstown, was arrested on shoplifting charges, according to state police. The report said Yantz stole more than $300 worth of merchandise from Target on Hatton Drive in Concord Township on May 5. • State police from the Media barracks are investigating the reported theft of $8,000 worth of merchandise from LuluLemon in Concord…

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More facility upgrades at UCF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to spend almost $1 million on facility upgrades during their May 20 meeting. The board approved upgrades to the main office HVAC at Chadds Ford Elementary School. The total cost for the upgrade is $165,429. That breaks down to $44,233 to Seiberlich Trane Energy Services and $121,196 for Oliver Heating and Cooling. Included in the project is the installation…

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Helping the needy

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Rabbi Yudi Gerber, second from right, and volunteers pack up food boxes at Rachel Kohl Library before delivering them to the needy in Delaware County.

Rabbi Yudi Gerber, of Chabad of Aston, led a group of volunteers filling food boxes for the needy on Monday. A half-dozen people met at the Rachel Kohl Library to fill more than two dozen boxes, and then take them to the various families that signed up. According to Gerber, the efforts are through the Jewish Relief Agency. Recipients don’t have to be Jewish to…

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Adopt-a-Pet May 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Cookie Cookie is a good name for this sweet, sweet, 5-year-old girl. She has come to us from a hoarding situation, but that hasn't dampened her spirit one bit! Cookie is very affectionate, with a loud and ready purr. She also really enjoys a nice brushing. Please meet lovely…

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Brandywine Art Guide: Memos from the Ephemeral

Galleries are, at their core, empty vessels. White (usually, though that is becoming more colorful, happily) walls, large spaces, ready to be adorned with a multitude of artworks in every style imaginable. The beauty of a gallery is that each has its own calling, to celebrate and tell a story previously unheard. Werring Contemporary, the newest gallery on the Brandywine art scene, brings a point…

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Kennett plans Juneteenth festivities

The 2024 Kennett Square Juneteenth Planning Committee has announced a multitude of programs throughout June to celebrate Juneteenth. On June 19th, 1865, the last group of enslaved Black Americans were freed by the Union in Galveston, Texas. White enslavers and local government officials in Galveston refused to tell the enslaved Black population the Civil War was over and they were free. Union troops were brought…

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Academic Achievement May 17

• Jack Nielsen of Chadds Ford graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business management from East Stroudsburg University. • Claudia Gilfoy of Chadds Ford was named to the Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2024 President's List. Full-time undergraduate students who have earned a minimum grade-point average of 3.700 and above for the reporting term are named to the President's List.

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Road report for May 20 through May 24

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from May 20 through May 24. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through May. 24, storm sewer replacement and saw cutting will cause daytime lane closures on southbound Route 202 between Route…

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Pennsbury flips B&B decision

Pennsbury Township supervisors reversed their decision and have now denied the application for a bed and breakfast for the Gables restaurant. That reversal came during the board’s May 15 meeting. Gables’ owners Ann Kolenik and Alfredo Giannaccari sought conditional use approval to have a B&B at 1301 Brintons Bridge Road. There are two structures: the former Brandywine View Antiques store and an adjacent carriage house.…

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