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Musings: Devilish details

As is said, the devil's in the details. Pennsbury Township Supervisor Aaron McIntyre used the phrase last week regarding the proposed Walkable Chadds Ford plan. Walkable Chadds Ford, as Chadds Ford Live has been reporting for three years, is an idea that, if it happens, would add walking and cycling trails in the village area of Chadds Ford Township, from Ring Road ...

 
 

Partying under a moon shadow

They came to Kennett Square's Anson B. Nixon Park by the hundreds to experience one of nature's most impressive events, a total solar eclipse. The big event was seen across the U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. And folks in the Brandywine Valley weren't going to be left out. It turned into a festive event with beach balls and Hula Hoops, and total strangers ...

 

Photo of the week: Gone

A scene along the Red Clay Trail in Kennett Square evokes thoughts of runaway kids or, what used to be called, hobos.

 

Pennsbury hears Walkable Chadds Ford

While Chadds Ford Township might not need a letter of support from Pennsbury Township supervisors, at least one of those supervisors said he could support the project. Supervisor Aaron McIntyre said he likes what he heard from Peter Simone, of Simone Collins, the consultant on the Walkable Chadds Ford project. Simone addressed the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors on ...

 

Grand opening for credit union HQ

The Henderson Group and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union celebrated the official grand opening of FMFCU's new headquarters in Chadds Ford Wednesday afternoon. Chadds Ford Township supervisors approved the site for a three-story office building 14 years ago. The new building — Brandywine 6 — is located in Henderson's Chadds Ford Business Campus at the intersection ...

 

School countdown begins

The back to school countdown has begun. It's now T-minus 13 days before Unionville-Chadds Ford School District classes resume for the 2017-2018 academic year. The start date is Monday, Aug. 28. What's new this year is the time classes will start. After four years of discussion and research, the school board voted in April to start classes later in the morning. ...

 

Papering Concord Township

There was a time when papermaking was a dominant industry in the local community. According to Richard Aldorasi, of the Philadelphia Handmade Paper Co., there were once 27 active paper mills in Southern Chester and Western Delaware counties. Aldorasi spoke during a demonstration of papermaking at the Newlin Gristmill on Cheyney Road in Concord Township Saturday. ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Back Door

Imagine a shadow on a partially opened door, the shadow of a person in colonial garb. Or maybe there’s an imaginary echo of a peg-legged pirate tapping along the stairway carrying a barrel of grain for a long journey home. Or maybe it's gunpowder.

 

New homes planned for Chadds Ford

A proposal for new homes on Ridge Road in Chadds Ford is now in the mix, but exactly how many there could be remains unknown. The proposal is for the 32.8-acre area on Ridge at Ring Road. Anthony Dambro owns the property. Engineer Jim Fritsch presented a sketch plan to the Planning Commission for nine new homes in the R-1, 2-acre minimum, Zoning District. However, ...

 

Birmingham considers new zoning

Birmingham Township supervisors are considering the possible creation of a new zoning district, the ASA — the Agriculture Security Area. Township resident William Rappolt formally introduced the idea to the supervisors during their Aug. 7 meeting. He told them that it was Chester County who broached the subject with him. According to Rappolt, property owners in an ...

 

Photo of the week: Weighing In

Barrels stand ready to be weighed at the Newlin Grist Mill in Concord Township. Nathaniel Newlin built the mill in 1704. It remained in use as a grist mill until 1941. It will be the site of a traditional papermaking demonstration on Saturday, Aug. 12.