Archive for May, 2020

County outlines plans for reopening

Twelve weeks after moving to essential services-only, Chester County Government and Courts are preparing to open the doors once again of County facilities on Market Street and Westtown Road, as well as the magisterial district courts throughout the county. But, officials note, the doors will be open with caution and with some restrictions, to ensure the safety of ...

 
 

Richard Dorrance Whitehead Sr. of West Grove

Richard Dorrance Whitehead Sr., 88, of West Grove, died Friday, May 22, at his home at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. He was born in Auburn, N.Y. on May 1, 1932, to the late Louis Henry Whitehead and the late Dorothy Hawthorne Whitehead. Dick celebrated his 88 birthday three weeks prior to his passing. Dick and his wife, Doris, of 63 years, recently moved to ...

 

Camp, childcare opening at YMCA

After months of being cooped up and quarantined, it’s time to get out and enjoy summer at the YMCA of Greater Brandywine’s camp and childcare programs. Following Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement that Chester County would likely move to the yellow phase on June 5, YGBW is set to reopen safely and welcome children back on Monday, June 8. For several weeks, YGBW has been ...

 

Supervisors consider special dining permits

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are considering allowing a special outdoor dining permit for restaurants in anticipation of the partial reopening of Delaware County. Gov. Tom Wolf announced he would move all counties currently in the red zone for COVID-19 into yellow on June 5. The governor's lockdown decree in March prohibited restaurants from offering dine-in ...

 

Roadwork for May 30-June 5

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Roadwork for May 30-June 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Beginning Monday, June 8, the Concord Road ...

 

Reminders on changes for June 2 primary

A reminder that several polling places were changed for Tuesday's primary election and mail-in voting was authorized because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Changes affect voters in both Chester and Delaware counties. Chadds Ford Township residents will be voting at Garnet Valley Middle School at 601 Smithbridge Road in Concord Township. In Concord Township, most polling ...

 

Robert William Prendergast Jr. of Chadds Ford

Robert William Prendergast Jr., 71, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, May 24. Robert was born in Chester, raised in Aston, a graduate of Sun Valley High School, and studied under the French chef, Claude Germond. He worked for Neumann University for many years. He served his country in the United States Navy on the USS Holland and was a recipient of the National Defense ...

 

Conservancy developing preservation plan

The Brandywine Conservancy continues to develop a plan for the preservation and use of Birmingham Hill, the 113-acre Odell property between Wylie and Meetinghouse roads at Birmingham Road in Birmingham Township. The property was the site of large troop movements during the 1777 Battle of Brandywine during the War of Independence. The conservancy bought the first 100 ...

 

Around Town May 28

• Darlington Arts Center is offering a summer Guitar Class for Kids scheduled for June 16-July 16. Classes are for kids ages 8-12 and will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. for 10 lessons for five weeks. The cost is $175. To register, click here.  For other summer programs, go here. • Registration is now open for Chester County Art Association ...

 

HKS launches Small Business Response Fund

As communities across the globe continue to struggle through the COVID-19 crisis and its devastating aftermath, individuals and organizations in Kennett are supporting those in need and thinking strategically about how Kennett can prove resilient at this critical moment for the future of the town. Historic Kennett Square and Square Roots Collective announced today ...

 

Preparing for Yellow Phase of COVID-19

With all Pennsylvania counties scheduled to be in the yellow zone of the COVID-19 chart, some restrictions will be lifted, others will remain. The following is from the state’s website, Yellow Phase: As regions or counties move into the yellow phase, some restrictions on work and social interaction will ease while others, such as closures of schools, gyms, and other ...