Along the Ford

Around Town April 19

• Chadds Ford Township is hosting the annual recycle event this Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be free gifts for the first 50 residents. State Rep. Stephen Barrar is also hosting a recycling event at his office at One Beaver Valley Road, from 9 a.m. until noon. Both events will be held rain or shine. • Seven branches of the YMCA of Greater ...

 
 

They played the violin

For Sally Jane Denk Hoey it was a long-awaited labor of love. Hoey, a singer who was once billed as the Bard of the Brandywine, is a past president of the Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford and three years ago she decided that the violins Chris Sanderson once played had to be heard again. “This has been a long-time dream of mine,” Hoey said. “The violins were just ...

 

Flash flood warning

Update: Flash flood watch no longer in effect. Flash flood watch ending Monday April 16 at 10 p.m. in areas of Chester and Delaware counties. The national weather service in Mount Holly has expanded the forecast. * flash flood watch to include portions of east central Pennsylvania and southeast Pennsylvania * through this afternoon * a line of strong thunderstorms is ...

 

Roadwork for April 14 through April 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 April 14 through April 20. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Paving will cause lane restrictions on Chadds Ford Road in Pennsbury Township ...

 

Around Town April 12

• Concord Township Council is hosting its recycling day on Saturday, April 14. Bring your unwanted electronics, shredding and gently used household items and clothes for responsible disposal and recycling. In addition, the Delco Mobile Drug Collection Unit will be on site for residents to dispose of their unwanted or expired medications. One TV or CRT will be ...

 

Chesco holds Landscapes3 sessions

Chester County residents will have several more chances to comment on the county’s proposed comprehensive plan before it is scheduled for a public hearing and adoption later this year. Visitors to the New Garden Township municipal building on Tuesday night reviewed and commented on the specifics of Landscapes3, slated to be the county’s next comprehensive plan that ...

 

Land Conservancy secures 200 more acres

The Land Conservancy said the acquisition of a 180-acre property located in Elk Township. The property, which is located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed will constitute TLC’s sixth nature preserve. The property was formerly owned by the Patricia du Pont Trust and the proceeds will go directly to support the work of the Trust’s equine and hound rescue operations. The ...

 

The Chadds Ford Tavern is back

It was a packed house at The Chadds Ford Tavern Friday night for the longtime watering hole’s grand reopening. It was standing room only in the bar area and most of the regular tables on the other side were taken. Those that were open were held for people with reservations. Several patrons, such as Jim Murphy of Tri-County Pest Control, and Lisa Vonderstuck of ...

 

Roadwork for April 7 through April 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 April 7 through April 13. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • A single lane closure is scheduled on Route 926 at Creek Road in Birmingham ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: She Sells She Sheds

I recently had one of those frightening moments when I realized that once again, I’m way behind the cutting edge of trending. It’s been happening more and more. You see, I was quietly watching a new commercial on TV and here’s this lady in a luxuriously comfy setting in a gorgeous kimono style robe eating a Fiber One Brownie Bite and talking about how she can indulge ...

 

Around Town April 5

• There is a drug collection event at Westminster Presbyterian Church this Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Drive by and drop off all unwanted or expired medication. Intravenous solutions and injectables will not be accepted. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services and Westtown-East Goshen Regional ...