Along the Ford

Brandywine battlefield bus tour planned

The Pennsbury Township Historical Commission is organizing a Brandywine Battlefield bus tour for Thursday, July 13. It will be one part of the Chester County Planning Commission’s Town Tours and Village Walks Summer Program. The Summer Program celebrates the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine, which took place Sept. 11, 1777. There are 12 events scheduled ...

 
 

Balloon Fest 2017 in photos

Mother nature treated hot air balloon enthusiasts and observers with fair skies and gentle winds during the seventh annual Chester County Balloon Festival held at the New Garden Airport this weekend. Winds should be no more than 10 mph for a safe trip. There was music, food, some zip lining and even a pool where people could learn a little bit of scuba diving. ...

 

Roadwork for June 24 through June 30

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 June 24 through June 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Line painting is expected to cause slow traffic in East and West Marlborough ...

 

Around Town June 22

• Students, faculty, staff and parents celebrated a grand reopening of the Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford on Wednesday evening. Festivities included food, games, music and snow cones. Executive Director Loraine DiSciullo said the school wanted to make itself “more state of the art, more like 2017. We want to strengthen the educational impact.” Chesterbrook is ...

 

Planner: Crebilly development a net gain

According to David C. Babbitt, the proposed development of Crebilly Farm by Toll Bros. in Westtown would be a net gain for the township and the West Chester Area School District. Babbitt is a land planner who did a fiscal impact study on the plan in October. He gave testimony on his report during the June 20 conditional use hearing held at Bayard Rustin High School. ...

 

Honoring Peter and Voula Skiadas

When Peter Skiadas began talking about buying Hank's Place from Hank Shupe, his wife, Voula Skiadas wasn't happy about the idea. She was comfortable with the two of them continuing running the Longwood Inn and wanted to stay in that comfort zone. But the couple bought the eatery in 1991 and her attitude changed, quickly. "From the moment we bought it, I loved it," ...

 

Family Promise gets grant

Family Promise of Southern Chester County was recognized and rewarded for its efforts to alleviate family homelessness by the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls. Family Promise was one of 20 nonprofit organizations awarded funding at CCFWG’s Annual Grants Celebration on June 14. Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ...

 

Roadwork for June 17 through June 23

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 June 17 through June 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones.  •Sweeping and inlet cleaning will cause intermittent lane closures on Route 202 in ...

 

Suit challenges gerrymandering in PA

While there's been movement on the township level to get local governments on board with an effort to end gerrymandering in Pennsylvania, the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania has now filed a suit claiming the 2011 redistricting maps were drawn unconstitutionally. The 42-page complaint was filed this morning in Commonwealth Court. According to a press release, ...

 

Newlin drops vote on gerrymandering

Newlin Township residents who packed the board of supervisors meeting Monday night expressed their displeasure when two-thirds of the supervisors failed to support a motion that would put an anti-gerrymandering resolution to a vote. “Isn’t it important the township support this?” asked Newlin resident Marilyn Tully asked after board Chairwoman Janie Baird made a ...

 

Around Town June 15

• It’s Enchanted Summer Day at Winterthur on Saturday, June 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Little ones are encouraged to dress up as pixies and fairies for dancing, singing, and playing games in Winterthur’s award-winning children’s garden Enchanted Woods. Children can make their own flying Bee Buzzer, Colorful Critter necklace, Silly Spider ring, or decorate a ...