Police Log. Dec 7: Indecent exposure, kidnapping

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Evan Weselyk, 30, of Glen Mills, was arrested for kidnapping on Dec. 2, according to state police. According to the report, Weselyk, armed with a shotgun, forced a 64-year-old woman from her home in Concord Township. He then drove her to different locations demanding she ask for money from family members. Aston police made ...

 

Apartments and loop road offered

In a recent op/ed piece, Brian Coyle, the president and CEO of the Henderson Group, made Henderson’s case for what Coyle said is a needed trade-off, an apartment complex in exchange for a completed loop road system. He wants Chadds Ford Township to approve a text amendment allowing for an age-restricted apartment complex — ages 55-plus — on the vacant lot at Route 1 ...

Taxes hold in Birmingham

As anticipated, the Birmingham Township Board of Supervisors Monday night approved the 2023 budget with no tax increase. Supervisors’ Chairman Scott Boorse said it’s at least the 14th consecutive year without a tax increase. The budget calls for anticipated revenue and expenses to be $2.33 million with a millage rate of 1.6 mils. (A mil is a tax of $1 for every ...

Photo of the Week: On Watch

One horse seems to be standing watch while another eats.

Free roofs are from the heart

Nobody from G. Fedale Roofing and Siding woke up one day and thought the company should give away free roofs. But the thought of helping one person grew into a charity and now a new non-profit. The company, headquartered in Wilmington but with offices in Pennsylvania, including Glen Mills, has a program called Roofs from the Heart and gives away a free roof to ...

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 5

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Dakota Dakota came to us by no fault of her own. This senior 9-year-old sweetie has plenty of energy to play and take walks but is hoping to find a soft place to land for her golden years. If you are interested in giving this senior a forever home, please bring your family ...

Road Report for Dec. 3 through Dec. 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 Dec. 3 through Dec. 9. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • It's not over yet. Line painting, sign installation, and ...

December art roundup

The workshops of artists and crafters throughout the Brandywine Valley have been bustling all year to make sure they are ready to celebrate the holidays in grand style! The results are on view in galleries and at holiday markets throughout December. Bundle up, get inspired, and support local artists this season! The famous Brandywine Railroad returns to the ...

Around Town Dec. 1

• Now through Sunday, Dec. 4, the Brandywine River Museum of Art in-person Critter Sale will take place at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. It’s part of the society’s effort to give back to fellow non-profit neighbors. Sale times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 1-3, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Also on tap this weekend, ...

Kelleher continues to give back

There’s a statement attributed to Benjamin Franklin that says a person can do well by doing good. A businessperson can do well — be successful – by doing good — providing products and services that people want at a price they can afford. But there’s also another possible meaning. Be charitable and rewards will follow. Dave Kelleher of David Auto is a believer in the ...

New skating rink at Harrah’s

Gambling and ice skating may seem an odd combination, but the two now share some common space in Chester. Flight on Ice opened a new outdoor rink in front of the entrance to Harrah’s Tuesday night. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was presented by Harrah’s, Delaware County Council, and Flight on Ice, a division of Media-based Flight Entertainment. DelCo River Rink at ...