Chadds Ford Days turns 51

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Kids play in the hay maze courtesy of the Phyllis Recca Foundation.

To borrow from an old tune, it was "Hot fun in the summertime" for the 51st Chadds Ford Days on Saturday. People turned out despite the heat and humidity and were none the worse for wear. Re-enactors fired cannon and musket, sheep bleated, contemporary crafters sold their wares, dancers danced and kids played. Chadds Ford Days continues Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5…

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Drought watch for Chester, Delaware counties

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Low water levels in area waterways, such as the Brandywine Creek, are responsible for the drought watch issued for Chester and Delaware counties.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has placed Chester and Delaware counties, under a drought, according to the Chester County Water Resources Authority. The DEP issued a drought watch declaration this week for four Pennsylvania counties – Chester, Cumberland, Delaware and Philadelphia – due to low stream flows, declining groundwater levels, and lack of precipitation. This week’s declaration brings the number of Pennsylvania 67…

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Penn State schedules free programs

From a climate change scientist to a chamber orchestra, Penn State Great Valley’s free, fall community event schedule has something for everyone. Kicking off the program is a presentation by Dr. Michael Mann, one of the key warriors in the battle over the causes of climate change. A professor of meteorology and director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, Mann is…

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Experience ‘Six Degrees of Delaware County’

Operating on the premise that area residents are vitally linked to emergency responders, the Central Delco and Glen Mills-Thornbury Rotary clubs are sponsoring “Six Degrees of Delaware County – Honoring First Responders.” The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Team Toyota of Glen Mills, 1050 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills, 19342. It will offer a one-of-a-kind celebration of the…

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Mind Matters: Labor on Labor Day

On Labor Day, I drove back to Chadds Ford from Boston. So what’s so meaningful about that, you may wonder. After all, millions of people every day travel up and down the northeast corridor in planes, trains and automobiles – movie title or not. But that is just the point. None of us would be able to do these jaunts if it weren’t for all…

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