Archive for July, 2020

Roadwork for Aug. 1 to Aug. 7

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 Aug. 1 to Aug. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PECO utility construction will cause ...

 
 

Local winery temporarily closed

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery Gal is closing its doors until Labor Day weekend because of new COVID-related restrictions. Owners Brad and Lele Galer sent the following press release on Friday, July 31. “We are very sorry to say that we have decided to close our doors to the public through August. Gate Side Wine Pick Up is still available throughout the week, but ...

 

DelCo warns about price gouging

Delaware County businesses have reported difficulties procuring needed supplies due to drastic price gouging. While items such as disinfectants, wipes, and masks have been a common source of complaints for businesses and residents, other less known supplies have reportedly become problematic. “Our salon owners have been hit particularly hard, as they were one of the ...

 

Property maintenance on hold

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night said the proposed Property Maintenance Ordinance wouldn’t happen anytime soon, if at all. “The intent was never to pass that draft ordinance that was circulated,” said Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy. He added that the draft ordinance was a synthesis of 100 pages of a uniform property code that was boiled down to ...

 

Around Town July 30

• The Chester County Art Association is offering a plein air workshop on Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 6-8 p.m. The cost is $25 for members, $35 for non-members. The instructor is Kathy Miller. This is an intermediate to advanced level workshop. Students need to bring their own supplies and use their choice of medium(s) to capture the local landscape with the instructor's ...

 

U-CF to vote on school opening

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting next week on whether or not to reopen schools for the upcoming school year. Schools have been closed since March when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered them closed along with other state government offices and some business. Students had been attending online classes until the end of the last academic term, and now a ...

 

Police Log July 29

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Police said they arrested Victoria Wiseman-Blum, 22, of New Castle, for drug possession. The release said troopers were making a welfare check on a person seated in a vehicle parked in a lot on W. Cypress Street in New Garden Township at 10:09 a.m. on July 1. Police found the occupant had paraphernalia and a small amount ...

 

Farm with 400-year-old tree preserved

Natural Lands announced the preservation of Great Oak Farm, a 10-acre property in North Coventry Township. The property includes meadows and forest, and about 640 feet of Pigeon Creek. The property was named for its magnificent white oak that pre-dates European colonization. Now protected with a conservation easement, the farm will never be developed. “When we ...

 

Photo of the Week: Keeping Cool

The Brandywine Creek provides fun in the sun and a way to cool off for waders and tubers.

 

Another heat advisory in effect

Another heat advisory is o effect for the greater Delaware Valley through 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 28. Heat index values to range from 100 to 104. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses, according to the weather advisory. People are advised to drink plenty of fluids, stay in an air-conditioned room, stay out of the sun, and check up on relatives and ...

 

Business group talk shutdown, wages, taxes

The Chester County COVID-19 Business Task Force continues its series of free webinars this Thursday, July 30, at 3:30 p.m. This week’s webinar addresses how the business shutdown in Pennsylvania impacts tax collection across municipalities. To join the webinar, go here. The key webinar speaker is Joe Lazzaro, vice president and general counsel for Keystone ...