Along the Ford

Winter storm watch

Winter storm watch now in effect from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night. * What...heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 3 to 6 inches are possible. * Where...most of southeastern Pennsylvania and northern New Jersey. * When...from Saturday afternoon through late Saturday night. * Additional details...plan on difficult travel conditions. ...

 
 

Roadwork for Feb. 17 through Feb. 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 Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • The ramp from eastbound Route 30/Exton Bypass to northbound Route 202 in East ...

 

More battlefield preservation in Birmingham

Located in the heart of the historic Brandywine Battlefield, a 13-acre tract of land on Birmingham Hill has been approved for purchase by the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees. This parcel of land is the final piece of the Brandywine’s 25-year endeavor to preserve over 500 contiguous acres around Meetinghouse Road in Birmingham Township, ...

 

Around Town Feb. 15

• PennDOT’s drivers’ license and photo offices will be closed Saturday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb.19 in observance of Presidents Day. • Duo performers Zlatomir Fung, cello, and Ronaldo Rolim, piano., will play at the Brandywine River Museum’s “Music on the Brandywine” Thursday, Feb. 22. The museum will open for the performance at 6 p.m., while the music starts at ...

 

GoFundMe pays off for U-CF family

The GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for the Johnson Family has worked. The family needed $80,000 to buy a van capable of handling two motorized wheelchairs for the family’s two sons who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The campaign began in December. In a letter, Joanna Johnson wrote: “YOU DID IT! This amazing community showed up big and with all of the money ...

 

Chocolate reigns on a rainy day

Chocolate was a rainy-day king Sunday during the seventh annual Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival held at Kennett High School. The event is a fundraiser for the United Way of Southern Chester County, and UWSCC CEO Carrie Freeman said the festival raised more than $100,000 in its first six years. Freeman said her goal for this year was $20,000 but fell short. The ...

 

Plunging for fun, education, clean water

An estimated 250 people jumped into a 38-degree Brandywine Creek Saturday to benefit the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance. It was the 10th Polar Plunge, the organization’s largest fundraiser. BRC Executive Director Jim Jordan said the event brought in $164,000 during its first nine years. “This event sets the tone, it’s the barometer for the rest of the year for ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 10 through Feb. 16

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 Feb. 10 through Feb. 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Motorist should expect lane restrictions on Pyle Road, between Route 202 and Concord ...

 

Around Town Feb 8

• The preliminary hearing for Msgr. Gregory Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church, was continued to Feb. 22. Parlante is accused of illegal drug possession and stealing from the church's Sunday collection. • Chadds Ford Township supervisors announced Feb. 7 that the spring Roadside Cleanup and Recycle Day is Saturday, April 21. The township will also host the ...

 

Weather advisory

* Winter weather advisory in effect from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. EST Wednesday. * Mixed precipitation expected. Total snow accumulations of up to one inch, and ice accumulations of a light glaze are expected. * Portions of central and northern New Jersey and southeast Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia metropolitan area are included in the forecast. * Precipitation ...

 

Natural Lands adds acres to ChesLen

The largest privately-owned nature preserve open to the public in Southeastern Pennsylvania just got even bigger with the addition of 20 acres of rare habitat. Natural Lands, a regional land conservation organization, announced that its ChesLen Preserve, in Newlin Township, expanded to 1,282 acres when the organization purchased land from an adjacent neighbor. ...