Road Report May 1 to May 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 May 1 to May 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Gas work will cause lane closures along Route 1 between Hoffman’s Mill…

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Barbara Batchelder du Pont of Greenville

Barbara Batchelder du Pont, 96, of Greenville, died peacefully at home Tuesday, April 27. She was the daughter of Charles Nathaniel Batchelder and Grace French Batchelder of Hanover, N.H. She graduated from Dana Hall School and attended Pine Manor College and Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School, Boston. In 1944 she married Irénée du Pont Jr. At her husband's various employment sites, she bore six children in…

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Alicia P. Cullen of Kennett Square

Alicia P. “Ace” Cullen, 92, of Kennett Square, died Monday, April 26, at the Chester County Hospital. Born on Aug. 30, 1928, on Staten Island, New York City, she was the daughter of the late Alfred Watson and Alicia (Begg) Elmore. After graduating from East Dennis high school on the cape, she attended Missouri Valley College. She drove the Grey Ladies for The Red Cross,…

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Around Town April 29

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Sunday, May 2, is Train Day at The Marshall Steam Museum.

• The Marshall Steam Museum kicks off its summer season this Sunday, May 2, with Train Day, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a celebration of railroading, with rides on the 1/8-size Auburn Valley Railroad; a variety of train-centered activities, including a very special Gauge 1 live steam layout; entry to the Marshall Steam Museum, with its 1930s working…

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Walk-in and drive-up vaccinations in DelCo

Delaware County is now offering walk-in and drive-up vaccinations at all County-operated, sponsored, and partnered vaccination sites. These sites include the Aston Community Center (Moderna), the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon (Moderna), the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester (Moderna), Mercy Fitzgerald in Darby (Moderna), Springfield Hospital (Pfizer), Penn Medicine Radnor (Pfizer), Delaware County Community College (Johnson & Johnson) and this Sunday’s community vaccination…

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Lanternfly: ‘Big bug in the wrong place’

Scrape, Squash, and Stop spotted lanternflies was the theme behind a Tuesday night community meeting in Concord Township Tuesday night. Jessica Shahan, a naturalist at Newlin Grist Mill, is responsible for the park's Environmental Education and Habitat Management Programs. One of the park's jobs is to make sure the natural flora and fauna are healthy, but the spotted lanternfly can interfere with that. The insect…

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Kennett plant sale returns

One of the well-loved events that plant-loving locals missed in 2020 was the annual Kennett Beautification Committee Plant Sale. Organizers have announced that the plant sale is back this year, better than ever, in a two-day format and in a new location. Pratt's Greenhouse at 634 Hillendale Road in Toughkenamon, will host this year’s sale on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,…

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Police Log April 28: Tire and wheel theft; pot possession

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • According to a police report, John J. May, 49, of Glen Mills, was cited for following too closely after a March 31 accident in Chadds Ford Township. The incident happened on Route 1 south of Creek Road. The report said May struck another vehicle that was slowing down due to traffic congestion. • A 37-year-old Philadelphia man, not named…

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Op/Ed: Support for Hoffman

I’m biased because I know the inside story. In the Democratic Primary for Kennett Township Supervisor, one candidate has repeatedly told nothing but the whole truth. One candidate brings an honesty of effort and feelings that I am proud to work alongside to build a better community. One candidate faced the challenges of the alleged embezzlement by our prior township manager head-on; instead of taking…

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Art Live: Open studio tour

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Studio Tour Signs can be seen all over Chester County

Eleven years ago, two artists opened their Chester County studio doors to the public. They both invited five other artists to share their spaces thereby increasing the likelihood of people popping in to take a look. The idea was to create a unique experience to connect artists with their community. It worked. People stopped in, they made new connections with friends and sometimes were surprised…

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