Around Town: Unionville news tidbits and information

By Mike McGann, Editor,

Hillendale Elementary prinicipal Steve Dissinger, Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent of Schools Sharon Parker, Board of Education President Timotha Trigg, Hillendale parents Lisa Samulewitz and Tammy Mears and Ann Bell and Hillendale head custodian Anthony Massari. The schol board and administration formally praised the parents and staff for their work on the Hillendale LGI. Not pictured: Caren Ladd.

Now that we’re on the cusp of spring, I thought I’d take a few moments to brush out the cobbwebs, little items that collect in my notebooks but aren’t quite enough to write a whole story about — yet have some interest, plus a mix of thoughts and news about our little, rapidly growing operation.

A lot of spring cleaning going on in Pocopson: first off, there will be the annual curbside chipping starts next Monday, March 7, running through March 18. The rules are pretty much the same: line up the branches, stump toward the road, nothing thicker than 12 inches around.

A less typical spring cleaning: the township’s ordinances. Pocopson’s Board of Supervisors is going through their entire volume of ordinances to find typographical errors, contradictions and the like for a one-time fix later this spring. As of now there are a total of 52 minor fixes planned. More robust renovations of the a handful of the township’s laws, if taken up, will be handled separately.


Unionville-Chadds Ford School District officials proudly showed off renovations to the LGI room at Hillendale Elementary School during last week’s Board of Education meeting. The school district, building staff, including custodial staff and the school’s Parent Teacher Association worked jointly on the project, which included new seating, paint, lighting and ceiling tiles — complete with husky paw prints. It’s a big improvement and should enhance educational options.


Best wishes to Pocopson Elementary School nurse Sue Davis, thankfully now on the mend after a serious health crisis last month. I can say from first-hand knowledge she’s terribly missed by the students — and someone regarded by parents as a caring, thorough professional. Here’s hoping that she makes a full and speedy recovery.


Circle the date: Over 70 local and regional professional artists will display and sell their art in an array of mediums to satisfy every taste and budget at the 62nd Annual Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show on Friday, March 25 from 7pm – 10pm and Saturday, March 26 from 10am – 4pm.  As in previous years, patrons can meet the artists on Friday evening while enjoying live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from prominent local restaurants. This is one of the biggest events of the year — don’t miss it!


Who doesn’t love Fox’s Pizza? Who doesn’t love the Unionville Community Fair? Now you can indulge both through a cool fundraiser: Just mention the Fair when you order any large pizza at menu price from Fox Pizza on the first Sunday of every month (including this Sunday), from now until September (3/6, 4/3, 5/1, 6/5,7/3, 8/7, 9/4), and Fox’s will donate $5.00 from each large pizza you buy to the Fair! It’s so easy –  and delicious! –  to support this beloved community event. Start this week!  Call Fox’s at (610) 444-6060 and remember to mention the fair.


The Unionville Chadds Ford Education Foundation is holdings its annual Spring Jewelry Show on Friday, March 4th from 12:00-2:00 pm or 6:30-8:30 p.m. You can enjoy an evening of jewelry, food, friends, and fun, all while raising money for a good cause. 30% of all sales will go directly to the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation.The Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation uses the money is raises to enhance educational opportunities for the students of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.  They are a non-profit, parent-run organization staffed entirely by volunteers.  Now in their 13th year,  the UCFEA has funded many educational projects that were otherwise not within the school budget.  Please check out their website at for more information.


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