CF Days returning to its roots

After a year’s hiatus, Chadds Ford Days is coming back. According to Chadds Ford Historical Society Board President Phyllis Recca, it’s a reboot with the aim of getting back to the roots of the event. “It’s a community celebration commemorating the heritage of Chadds Ford,” Recca said. “That’s how it started and that’s what will be our focus.” That heritage, she ...

 

Around Town July 18

• From 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, youngsters aged 2-8 can embark on an adventurous trek through the Brandywine River Museum of Art seeking inspiration for a fantastical craft. It’s Fantastic Journeys with David Wesner. Wiesner is a three-time winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. It’s part of ...

Academic Achievement July 18

• Mitchell Camp, of Chadds Ford, was named Kutztown University's Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete for the 2018-19 academic year. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher at the completion of the most recent academic year to be eligible for PSAC Scholar-Athlete status. • Maggie Thomas, of Chadds Ford, ...

Heat warning Wednesday through Sunday

The national weather service in Mount Holly has issued an excessive heat warning which is in effect from 8 a.m. Wednesday to 10 p.m. Sunday. Heat index values will be up to 110 due to temperatures in the upper 90s, and dew points in the lower 70s. The highest heat index values will occur during the daytime, especially on Saturday. However, given how hot and ...

Photo of the Week: Nature’s Way

A flowing Brandywine Creek continues to cause erosion and exposes more of a tree's root system — as well as a flat-rock seat — near the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Four months on a bike for CPL

It was billed  as “Onyx’s Great Adventure” for the group called Team Ronyx. Ron Storms and his black Labrador retriever Onyx spent four months bicycling from the Pacific Coast of Oregon to Cochranville to benefit Canine Partners for Life. The team, which also included Storms’ friend Meghan Schreiner and her dog Phoenix, raised more than $15,000 for CPL during the ...

Adopt-a-Pet July 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Monique  Monique is a 4-year-old with the most stunning green eyes no one can resist. She loves to live life to the fullest, and is cute as can be. Monique gets along great with other cats and should do well with children of any age. She can be adopted for a fee you name ...

Board holds off on use decision

When Chadds Ford Township supervisors granted Linda Tulloch conditional use relief to fix the driveway at 101 Bullock Road last September, they gave her until May 31. Tulloch did not meet the deadline but the driveway still needs repair and that conditional use relief needs to be granted again. The driveway serves four lots but is not up to code and needs to be ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Visiting God

It is Visiting Day at camp. In keeping with a decades old tradition in the American Jewish community, my older children are at a Jewish sleepaway camp nestled in the mountains. In the idyllic environments built by different organizations and owners, nature is just an excuse for where God really shows up, in community. To be clear, I failed as a Jewish summer camper. ...

Roadwork for July 13-July 19

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 13-July 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Intersection repairs on Gay Street, between High and ...

Around Town July 11

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents Boston comedian Jim McCue live on stage Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Jim performs across the country and around the world, making his appearance in West Chester, especially exciting as Uptown! strives to bring a wide variety of high-level talent to patrons from the PA-NJ-DE region. His work is described as a mixture of ...