Along the Ford

Partying under a moon shadow

Clete and Connie Toschlog, of Hockessin, kickback to watch the eclipse.

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 ...

 
 

The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is Sept. 9, 10

The mushroom takes center stage in Kennett Square for its 32nd annual Mushroom Festival, Sept. 9 and 10. From food to art to music to contests, there’s mushrooms galore and a whole lot more. Add in the community parade with dining and dancing in the streets and an old fashioned carnival opening on Friday evening, Sept. 8, and there’s a whole weekend of fun in Kennett ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25

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 Aug. 19 through Aug. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Construction will begin Monday, Aug. 28, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient ...

 

Chester County kicks off week of advocacy

Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing ...

 

Around Town Aug. 17

• The Kennett Symphony of Chester County presents Symphony Under The Stars – Love is in the Air, at Longwood Garden's Open Air Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held inside at Unionville High School Auditorium. Single ticket prices are $40 in advance, $45 on the day of the concert. Students are $10. Ticket ...

 

Chadds Ford Days coming Sept. 9, 10

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is hosting the 52nd annual Chadds Ford Days festival the weekend of Sept. 9 and 10. This family- and dog-friendly event commemorates the Battle of the Brandywine that took place on Sept. 11, 1777. The event runs from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday. Chadds Ford Days includes over 50 of the area’s finest ...

 

Around Town Aug. 10

• On Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 6 p.m., visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art can gain insights into Andrew Wyeth's approach to portraiture during a lecture and conversation presented by Audrey Lewis, curator at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, and Gwendolyn DuBois Shaw, associate professor of American Art at the University of Pennsylvania. Lewis will focus ...

 

ChesCo Dems get new headquarters

After years of renting, Chester County Democrats are finally homeowners. And the timing could not be more ideal, a press release said, as Chester County is home to one of the most active and rapidly growing Democratic organizations in Pennsylvania. Philanthropist and 37 S. High Street owner Vivian Lasko turned over the keys to the historical building, built in 1893, ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 5 through Aug. 11

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 Aug. 5 through Aug. 11. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. •  Tree removal will cause lane restrictions along Route 322 between New Street and ...

 

Around Town Aug. 3

• For those who love rock ‘n' roll of the 1960s and ‘70s, The Playhouse on Rodney Square is presenting the Happy Together Tour on Monday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are on sale now, are $51-70 and may be purchased by calling The Playhouse Box Office at 302-888-0200 or online at www.ThePlayhouseDE.org. The tour includes six headline artists with 53 Billboard hits ...

 

Roadwork for July 29 through Aug. 4

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 July 29 through Aug. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Newark Road between Route 41 and ...