Along the Ford

Around Town Oct. 20

Mason Porter plays the Friends Folk Club on Friday, Nov. 3.

• In partnership with PECO, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will host a local drop-off station for the Cradles to Crayons’ “BIG Give” event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BIG Give is a community-powered effort hosted by Cradles to Crayons to collect vitally needed warm winter essentials for over 13,000 low-income and homeless children in the ...

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: On being separate

This summer, we decided it was time to have a three-seasons room added to the back of our house where the original screened-in porch had been. Going online, I found a top-rated company, three brothers in Lancaster County. We exchanged emails and set up an initial meeting with Michael. The next day I answered the door. There stood a tall, slim young man. His hair, a ...

 

Roadwork for Oct. 14 through Oct. 20

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Nighttime lane restrictions are scheduled next week for Birmingham Road and Kaolin ...

 

Around Town Oct. 12

• Heyburn Road, between Route 1 and Ridge Road, remains closed to through traffic as work continues to install a new culvert. The culvert failed, and the roadway collapsed this summer. Work is expected to take another three to four weeks, weather permitting. (See photo above.) • Families are invited for early access to the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Saturday, ...

 

Roadwork for Oct. 7 through Oct. 13

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 7 through Oct. 13. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Nighttime lane restrictions are scheduled next week on several state highways as part ...

 

Around Town Oct. 5

• Artists will be interpreting the White Clay Creek Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The work of nine artists will be on display at the London Meeting House. Art in the Preserve gives visitors the chance to interact with artists as they work in the preserve. The artwork will be on display and available for purchase. The rain date is Sunday, Oct. ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The reunion

1967 was an important year for Chadds Ford. Andy Wyeth and Frolic Weymouth, along with some very amazing people founded the Brandywine River Museum. And just down the road that same year, Andy and four other friends, founded the Sanderson Museum. In the rest of the world, President Lyndon Johnson was escalating the war in a tiny country called Vietnam; we played ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 30 through Oct. 6

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Birmingham Road, between Regimental Drive and General Howe Drive in East Bradford ...

 

Around Town Sept. 28

• The Kennett Symphony is moving. Its office, that is. The symphony will hold an open house 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6 at the new digs, 206 E. State Street in Kennett Square. Visitors will have a chance to meet Musical Director Michael Hall, hear music from violinist Ann Fontanella and win complimentary symphony tickets. An arrow sculpture, by local artist Lele Galer, ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Changes in Chadds Ford

Some who have lived in Chadds Ford for more than 30 years will remember the name John Darwin Dorst with a knot in your stomach. If you don’t, read on. His name and a wave of sadness came over me when I read this year’s Chadds Ford Days may have been the last one as we knew it; one more piece of Chadds Ford gone. I thought of my 31 years in Chadds Ford, and walking ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 23 through Sept. 29

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Sept. 23 through Sept. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Red Lion Road in Pocopson Township, between Lenape ...