Archive for September, 2017

Falling into Autumn

Falling into Autumn

Late afternoon sun in early autumn brings out the colors along the old raceway at Newlin Grist Mill Park in Concord Township.

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The reunion

1967 was an important year for Chadds Ford. Andy Wyeth and Frolic Weymouth, along with some very amazing people founded the Brandywine River Museum. And just down the road that same year, Andy and four other friends, founded the Sanderson Museum. In the rest of the world, President Lyndon Johnson was escalating the war in a tiny country called Vietnam; we played ...

 

Scam artists posing as deputy sheriffs

Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh has reissued a warning to county residents following repeated reports of jury service scams in Chester County. Bogus calls to county residents, claiming to come from the Sheriff’s Office, note failure to report for jury duty, resulting in the threat of an arrest warrant. The caller, who typically uses the names of real ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 30 through Oct. 6

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. 30 through Oct. 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Birmingham Road, between Regimental Drive and General Howe Drive in East Bradford ...

 

Darlington hosts Back to School Arts Party

Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township invites the community to its annual Back to School Arts Party on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6-8 p.m. The party celebrates the four arts of music, art, dance, and drama and will include performances and art exhibits from Darlington’s professional teaching artists. Attendees are also invited to participate in collaborative ...

 

Around Town Sept. 28

• The Kennett Symphony is moving. Its office, that is. The symphony will hold an open house 6-9 p.m., Friday, Oct. 6 at the new digs, 206 E. State Street in Kennett Square. Visitors will have a chance to meet Musical Director Michael Hall, hear music from violinist Ann Fontanella and win complimentary symphony tickets. An arrow sculpture, by local artist Lele Galer, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Java Nothing could be better than waking up with a big cup of Java every day. This 1-year-old gentle giant would make a wonderful family dog. He’s great with other dogs and people big and small, and he’s a nice mix of cuddly, wiggly and fun. Java’s adoption fee is “pay ...

 

Heyburn work starts Monday

If all goes well, Heyburn Road will reopen at the end of October. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider told supervisors during their Sept. 27 workshop that work is scheduled to begin on the road Monday, Oct. 2 and expected to finish by Oct. 31. Heyburn closed earlier this summer when a culvert failed, and a piece of the road collapsed. Schneider said earlier ...

 

Police Log Sept. 27: Thefts, DUIs

• Someone gained entry into an unlocked vehicle and stole a Wawa credit card. The incident happened Aug. 27 on Smithbridge Road in Concord Township. • State police from the Media barracks said a suspect entered the TD Bank on Route 202 in Chadds Ford and tried to open an account in the name of an unidentified woman. Bank personnel denied the suspect who police ...

 

Art Watch: The Clay-tons are coming!

There are 100 different clay creatures (Clay-tons) hidden throughout Chester County by the 20 clay artists involved in the Annual Clay Days art exhibition.  This year, "Clay Days" is revving up the excitement by including an art-inspiring treasure hunt all over the county.  If you find one of these hidden clay creatures, it is yours to keep, and the artists ask that ...

 

Judge upholds Chadds Ford position

Chadds Ford Township has won a round in the ongoing litigation surrounding the proposed commercial development along Ridge Road. On Friday, Sept. 22, Judge Spiros E. Angelos, of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, upheld Chadds Ford's argument that PennDOT should be named as an indispensable party to the action brought by Ridge Road Development. In the ...