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Water trail under consideration

Senior Land Use Planner Rob Daniels discusses the water trail proposal and answers questions.

The Brandywine Conservancy is conducting a feasibility study on establishing a water trail on the Brandywine Creek. The trail would include both the West and East branches of the creek and run from Coatesville and Downingtown and downstream into Delaware. There have been two public meetings on the subject with the first held last week in Downingtown and the second ...


Photo of the Week: A Gentle Thaw

Buck Run, a tributary of the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek, meanders through a snow-covered field in West Marlborough Township.


Painting, plunging and singing

There was a little something for everyone Saturday, from plein air painting to polar plunging and a little bit of singing. The Chadds Ford Historical Society held it’s 11th annual plein air fundraising event in which painters  — some anyway — brave the elements and paint local scenes. Artists brought their finished works to the society’s Barn Visitors’ center for a ...


Calls for economic vibrancy in CF

An informational meeting in Chadds Ford Thursday night had residents, business owners and nonprofit groups calling for more vibrancy in the township’s village area. A few people said they wanted no zoning changes and no increased density of homes. Supervisors called for the meeting when they heard people were concerned about possible changes to zoning after a sketch ...


CFBA gets caught up on CASA

Leigh Anne McKelvey brought members of the Chadds Ford Business Association up to speed on CASA Youth Advocates during the CFBA’s monthly luncheon held this month at Garnet Ford. McKelvey is the group’s executive director. CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates. Courts in both Delaware and Chester counties call in CASA to advocate for children whose family ...


Hearing opens, continues on sign ordinance

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night opened and quickly continued a hearing on an update to the township’s sign ordinance. Specifics of the ordinance were not discussed, but Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Samantha Reiner said the update is the culmination of several years of work by the Ordinance Committee. Reiner added that the idea for changes came during ...


Photo of the Week: Groundhog’s Morning

Winter dips its frigid finger into the Brandywine Creek.


School board hears pro field comments

While Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members heard a lot of negative comments regarding turf fields during the January work session two weeks ago, the Jan. 28 meeting included comments from residents who like the idea. The board is scheduled to vote on the long-range plan — including whether or not to include two new turf fields — during the regular meeting on ...


Photo of the Week: Bone Cold

There are still two more months of winter before spring.


Photo of the Week: Lookin’ Chilly

Denuded trees and a touch of snow make for a chilly-looking weekend.


Misconduct alleged against Chadds Ford pastor

Reports out of Hockessin, Del. say Rev. Marcos Almonte, the pastor at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford, was released from his part-time teaching job at Wilmington Christian School for “allegations of misconduct.” Almonte was not available for comment and New Castle County police in Delaware have not responded to phone calls. However, Roger Erdvig, the ...