Roadwork for week of Oct. 1

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 Oct. 1 through Oct. 8. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Utility installation will require weeklong lane closures on Raintree Road in Pennsbury Township. The work is scheduled at Paddock…

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Police seeking help to locate teen runaway

Update: Police located the girl late Friday, Sept. 30; she was safe and has been reunited with her family. The New Garden Township Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a teenage runaway. Police said they responded on Friday, Sept. 30, at 12:52 a.m. to a residence in the 500 block of Church Road in New Garden Township. The parents of the 15-year-old…

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Forecasters say rain not ready to go away

Those eager to see the sun will probably have to wait until Tuesday, says the National Weather Service. In the meantime, forecasters urge area motorists to exercise caution: Because several inches of rain have fallen during the past 36 hours, low-lying areas are susceptible to flooding, particularly because more precipitation is expected. Scattered showers are predicted on Friday, Sept. 30, with a high temperature near…

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Fear not: ‘Tavern Talks’ to celebrate spirits

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The Chadds Ford Historical Society's popular 'Tavern Talks' series is held at the Barns-Brinton House.

Fears, superstitions, lore and haunted tales from the Colonial era are about to take center stage. Anyone interesting in tapping into the spirits of the season will want to attend the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s "Tavern Talks" on Thursday, Oct. 13. It will be held at the society’s Barns-Brinton House tavern – a 300-year-old potentially haunted tavern. A sampling of activities for the evening include…

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Children’s arts to come alive at museum

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Families can explore creativity at PNC's First Families. Photo courtesy of the Brandywine River Museum of Art.

Two opportunities offered by the Brandywine River Museum of Art are nearing a close, but available to visitors this weekend. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the penultimate PNC Arts Alive First Sundays for Families will take place; the initiative, which offers free admission to visitors all day, ends next month on Sunday, Nov. 6. First Sundays for Families features special hands-on creative art activities, and this…

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Kenneth E. Barber, formerly of Kennett Square

Kenneth E. Barber, 80, of New Holland, formerly of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 27, at his home with his wife Janice by his side and surrounded by his loving family. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Ruth and Roland Barber. He assumed ownership of Barber’s Florist of Kennett Square when his father retired. Ken continued to grow the…

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PennDOT: Smoother travel down the road

PennDOT has announced the beginning of construction on a $3.4 million project to repair and resurface over 13 miles of state highway in Chester County, including portions of Routes 202 and 926. Crews will begin work in October to resurface Route 401 between French Bridge and Iron Stone Lane in West Nantmeal Township. The resurfacing of Route 401 is expected to take one week to…

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One hearing closed, another continued

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have closed a hearing for a controversial housing development and continued another for a special events ordinance. The hearings were held Wednesday, as part of the board’s end-of-month workshop. Plans for Wonderland Farms, the proposed planned residential development along Oakland Road, have been discussed in the township for three years. The township Planning Commission recommended preliminary approval earlier this year. As…

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Delco man convicted of molesting 2 girls

A judge has found a Delaware County man guilty of molesting two 8-year-old girls. Judge John Capuzzi reached the verdict following a bench trial that began in August against Martin Finsterbush, 79, of Clifton Heights. The judge concluded that Finsterbush inappropriately kissed and touched the girls on multiple occasions, according to a press release from the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office. The judge found Finsterbush…

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‘Midnight at the Oasis’ coming to Flash

On Saturday, Oct. 1, Maria Muldaur, best known for her 1974 hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” will return to The Kennett Flash. Muldaur got her start in the early ‘60s in the Greenwich Village folk scene with the Even Dozen Jug Band. That group featured, among others, noted mandolin player David Grisman, said a Kennett Flash press release. Through Muldaur’s connection with Grisman, and because…

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