Photo of the Week: After the Storm

A bleak, dreary and rainy Saturday gives way to a bright and sunny Sunday with a clear blue sky and dogwoods in bloom at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford.

 

Roadwork for April 29 through May 5

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 29 through May 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Detours remain in effect on Route 926 because of work on the bridge over the ...

The Human Resource: Obstacles to accountability

Did you know that in many organizations the lack of accountability is something that grows and festers because of pleasantries and cordial interactions with members of your workforce? Another contributing factor is the allocation of tasks, responsibilities, and expectations on an employee that is well beyond their capabilities. Over time, the employee is not provided ...

A taste of wine and art at Galer Estate

Galer Estate pop up show artists, preview of Chester County Studio Tour

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square PA, is saying "Cheers" to The Chester County Studio Tour with pop-up art shows occurring on most every open day during Spring and Summer.  These exciting shows will feature a different local artist's work every weekend. Galer Estate Winery is open Thursday through Sunday during the Spring and Summer months, and ...

Around Town April 27

Chadds Ford Township volunteers gather at Turner’s Mill before heading out to pick up trash along township roads on a soggy Saturday. The semi-annual road cleanup is an on-going effort by the Chadds Ford Township Civic Association.

• The rain on Saturday, April 22 forced the postponement of two area events. The Pennsbury Township Yard Sale and the bonfire at Ramsey Farm in support of preserving Beaver Valley have both been moved to Saturday, April 29. The yard sale begins at 9 a.m. in Pennsbury’s park behind the municipal building. The bonfire is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. at Ramsey’s Farm, 500 ...

Adopt-a-Pet April 27

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, May 1. Not ready to adopt? Then or sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. MIKE ...

Traffic counts almost done in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider gave the public a quick update on the traffic counts along several intersections in the township. Schneider said the work is almost complete and the township should have all the data by May 5. The counts are in reaction to the approved commercial development at Route 202 and Ridge Road in Concord Township at its border ...

Police Log April 26: Unsolved murder; DUI; accidents

No injuries were reported following this accident on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township on Sunday, April 23.

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Embreeville barracks have been going through cold case files and are asking for help in solving a 47-year-old murder. On the morning of April 26, 1970, 11-year-old Terrance Bowers was found stabbed to death while on a Boy Scout camping trip from Upper Darby to St. Basil the Great Church in East Pikeland Township. Police said 29 ...

Art Watch: Songbirds and Cupcakes

Bird of Paradise and Forsythias by Jeremy McGirl

For the last weekend in April, local galleries around town will be taking down their April shows. This week I am highlighting the April show of Gallery 222 in Malvern, but there are also terrific shows now all over our area that are too numerable to list. Many are all closing this weekend in preparation for First Friday openings of exciting new shows in May. Gallery ...

Meeting scheduled to fight gerrymandering

Southern Chester County residents – and especially Pocopson Township residents – can learn more about efforts to fight gerrymandering in Pennsylvania during a special meeting May 11. The meeting, which starts at 7 p.m. at Unionville High School, is one of many by Fair Districts PA, a statewide group dedicated to reforming the redistricting process. Gerrymandering is ...

Later start time for U-CF students

Older students in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be able to sleep in a little longer beginning next year. School Board directors last night voted 8-1 for a later start time for high school and middle school students beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year. Classes at Unionville High School and CF Patton Middle School will start 25 minutes later, ...