Revolutionary dining series

How lucky we are to live in an area steeped in history, particularly the bloody Battle of Brandywine, the longest single-day battle of the war, with continuous fighting for 11 hours. We drive on the same roads where British and American troops marched. We walk on the Sandy Hollow trail where for fifty-one minutes British and American troops pushed each other back and ...

 

Police Log Sept. 19: Thefts, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks reported there were two retail theft incidents at the Target store in Concord Township at the end of August. One took place on Aug. 28 and the other on Aug. 30. In both instances, police said a black male put items in a shopping cart and left the store without paying. • A motorcycle was stolen in Chadds ...

Arguments heard in Crebilly appeal

It’s anybody’s guess when a decision will be made in the Toll Bros. appeal of Westtown Township’s decision to deny the Toll’s conditional use application to develop Crebilly Farm. Attorneys for both sides, as well as attorneys for two intervenors, gave oral arguments before judge Mark L. Tunnell on Monday. According to Westtown Township solicitor Patrick McKenna, ...

Photo of the Week: Bee Upside Down

A honey producer does its thing upside down during the waning days of summer.

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 17

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Zeke Ever wish for a kitten that could stay small forever? Zeke is your girl. This petite cutie is entertaining, adventurous, and curious. She’s a big fan of laser pointers and could chase that little red dot around for hours. Zeke is open to living with other cats, and ...

Autumn’s Colors begin at Longwood Gardens

Fall at Longwood Gardens

Take in the beauty and bounty of fall during Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens October 4 through November 18. Throughout the season, warm hues paint the landscape as the air turns cooler amid one of the gardens’ liveliest and most colorful seasons. The Meadow Garden reaches a crescendo as late-blooming goldenrod, native aster, and warm-season grasses and foliage ...

A bite of history in Chadds Ford

Visitors to the barn Shops chill out under a tent with coffee, pastries and stromboli from the newly opened Chadds Café & Shop in Chadds Ford Township.

There’s now a place in Chadds Ford where patrons can get a taste of history, quite literally, as well as a bite to eat. The new café, Chadds Café and Shop opened in the Barn Shops Saturday. Half the shop is dedicated to strombolis from the Romano family. According to Pete Romano, his grandfather — Nazzareno Romano — invented the stromboli 75 years ago in Essington. ...

Exploring Hope: How to be more adventurous

This month’s Exploring Hope column is a guest submission by Jonathan Hatt, a pastoral intern at Hope Presbyterian Church where regular columnist Will Stern is the pastor. I was never an adventurous kid. I didn’t learn to swim until I was ten, which really isn’t shocking until I add that I lived on a resort island in Florida. Furthermore, I still refuse to step foot ...

Roadwork for Sept. 15 to Sept. 21

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 Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect lane restrictions for ...

Living History: The du Ponts, founding fathers of the American economy

No single family had as much influence on America and the development of its economic system as the du Ponts. The patriarch of what became known as the du Pont dynasty was Pierre Samuel du Pont. Serving in the French government as Inspector General of Commerce, he assisted in crafting the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. Du Pont’s son Eleuthere ...

Mixed Media: Panoply of elements

Decorus exhibit from left to right work of Tom Judd, Aubrie Costello, Donald E Camp

If you are looking for a reason to go to Philly (besides this months’ Fringe Festival!) go to Decorus at Space and Company just north of Fitler Square and just west of Rittenhouse Square. Amie Potsic, formerly of Main Line Art Center, and Center For Emerging Visual Artists, has been engaged in the Philadelphia arts for decades and is, as well as a curator, an ...