Blogging Along the Brandywine: Changes in Chadds Ford

Some who have lived in Chadds Ford for more than 30 years will remember the name John Darwin Dorst with a knot in your stomach. If you don’t, read on. His name and a wave of sadness came over me when I read this year’s Chadds Ford Days may have been the last one as we knew it; one more piece of Chadds Ford gone. I thought of my 31 years in Chadds Ford, and walking ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Touch of Mayberry

Youngsters spend the first few hours of autumn fishing at Anson Nix park.

Youngsters spend the first moments of autumn fishing at Anson Nixon Park.

Mind Matters: Idealizing versus reality

Ah, families! If you have a belly button, you can rest assured you have had an umbilical cord that connected you to a woman and her womb. Biologically speaking, she was your mother. She may also have been your familial mother — the person who raised you along with your father. That is the stereotypical family, where biological mother and father and children live ...

Roadwork for Sept. 23 through Sept. 29

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. 23 through Sept. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Red Lion Road in Pocopson Township, between Lenape ...

The Human Resource: Difficult decisions

It is not uncommon for a small business owner to face a decision that has significant consequences to the company. What may not be common, is when the decision requires the business owner to decide what is good for the business, or what is good for an employee. These situations go right to the core of leadership capabilities that influence the owner’s ability to see ...

Gearing up for round two of hurricane relief

The local road warriors who orchestrated a large relief effort for Hurricane Harvey victims hadn’t even entered the state of Texas with 68,000 pounds of donated supplies before receiving a flood of new questions: What about Florida? Ron Giacinto, a captain with the West Chester Fire Police and a volunteer at Good Will Fire Company No. 2, said he knew before arriving ...

Around Town Sept 21

Bike the Brandywine is Saturday, Sept. 30.

• State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, Chester/Delaware, is hosting a free paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at his district office, 1 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is located at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road. Residents of the 160th District will be able to shred up to three packing ...

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 21

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mio The big, the beautiful, the bold, meet Mio. This outgoing 3-year-old lives life on his terms. He’s living large in the shelter’s front lobby room, where he hopes his gorgeous looks land him a family who will love him forever.  Mio’s adoption fee is “pay what you want” ...

Witness: Shift Crebilly development east

A land planner with the Brandywine Conservancy said Toll Bros. plan for Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township does not fit township code but could work with modification. John Snook previously reviewed other Toll plans during his 40 years with the conservancy and dealt with the developer during his 10-year tenure as a supervisor in East Bradford Township. His testimony ...

Art Watch: Anniversary 1 for Gallery 222

Andrea Strang, owner Gallery 222

The big go-to art event this weekend is the first Anniversary Exhibition and celebration reception at Gallery 222 in Malvern on Saturday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Artists, art lovers , friends and public are all welcome  to enjoy art, live music, food and drinks to toast the gallery's first year in business. Gallery’s  1st Anniversary Show, "Graham, Galer and Durnin" ...

School board teams with township on road

As anticipated, Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors voted to join with East Marlborough Township on a contract to improve pedestrian safety along Route 82. The Sept. 18 vote was unanimous. The initial contract is for $180,000 split between the township and the school district. If the Longwood Foundation joins, the three parties will put up $60,000 each. ...