Archive for April, 2021

Vaccine appointments available

The Chester County Health Department announced yesterday that everyone age 16 and over who lives and works in Chester County is now eligible to schedule an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine, a press release said. The move by the county health department brings forward the eligibility dates for Phase 1C and Phase 2, originally directed by the State to ...

 
 

Road report for April 10 to April 16

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 April 10 to April 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • There will be nighttime closures of the 50 block ...

 

Plans to improve Rts. 1 and 202

Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider was clear: "It's still in the concept design stage." That concept, which still needs full approval, engineering, and some land acquisition, is a PennDOT plan to improve the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. Schneider, of Pennoni Engineering, gave a brief presentation on the plan during the April 7 Board of Supervisors' ...

 

Around Town April 8

• On April 29, 2021, the Bethesda Project will partner with Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of esteemed Pennsylvania artist Andrew Wyeth, for an intimate conversation about her uncle James Browning Wyeth's life and works. The event will be held virtually at 7 p.m. that evening and will cost $50 per device. Individuals can purchase tickets for the event here. Bethesda ...

 

Chick-Fil-A expansion OK’d

Concord Township Council Tuesday night approved the Chick-Fil-A expansion plans for its restaurant at Route 1 and State Farm Drive. Council also agreed to a settlement with the trampoline park Sky Zone over back taxes. Tyler Prime, the attorney for Chick-Fil-A, said during a conditional use hearing last month that the township’s Planning Commission had already ...

 

Police Log April 7: Stolen smokes, sneeze causes crash

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks Someone stole four cartons of Newport cigarettes from the Wawa on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on March 25. Police said the estimated value of those four cartons is $354. Avondale Barracks • Police said Catherine R. O’Brien, 22, of New London, was cited for her part in a two-vehicle crash in which a 17-year-old from ...

 

The Mushroom Festival is back

  After a year off because of COVID-19, the annual Mushroom festival returns for its 36th year in Kennett Square. The 2021 festival will be held Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, according to an announcement from the Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Committee. This year’s theme is Rooted in the Community, to celebrate the Kennett Square mushroom industry and ...

 

Marty Griffith Jr. of Cochranville

Marty Griffith Jr., 52, of Cochranville, died Friday, April 2, at the Reading Hospital. He was the partner of Debra Barker-Lyall. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Marvin G. Griffith, Sr., and the late Linda Kelly Griffith. Marty worked in the construction industry and was self-employed. He enjoyed music, fishing, and being with his family and friends. ...

 

No decision on Legacy Lane pools

Birmingham Township Supervisors Monday night decided to wait until next month to decide whether to lift restrictions on in-ground swimming pools on Legacy Lane. Supervisors began hearing the request in March, but that meeting was interrupted when the municipal building's Internet connection was lost due to high winds. At issue is a request from Legacy Lane residents ...

 

Photo of the Week: Standing Proud

One of the surviving stallions from the barn fire in Pocopson Township last month stands alone in his paddock.

 

James J. Elliott Sr.

Mr. James J. Elliott Sr., died Thursday, April 1, at his residence.  He was the loving husband for 50 years of Marie J. (Hartis) Elliott. Born on Nov. 3, 1949, in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Harry and Regina (Widzgowski) Elliott. Jim attended Salesianum High School graduating in the class of 1967. He achieved his bachelor’s and MBA from the University of ...