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Volunteers ‘Love Our Byways’

The Chadds Ford Historical Society relies on volunteers for most of its activities, but Saturday was a little different. The activity then was more about beatification than historical education. The society applied for, and with the help of Team Toyota in Concord Township, received a $2,000 "Love Our Byways" grant offered by the National Scenic Byway Foundation. ...

 
 

Parents frustrated with U-CF board

At least some parents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District are feeling frustrated and even a little disrespected with the U-CF School Board since the board went back to Zoom-only meetings. That move was in reaction to a parent who wanted to express opposition to mandatory masking during the August meeting but refused to stay within the three-minute limit for ...

 

Photo of the Week: Late Summer

Leaves on the trees at Anson Nixon Park are beginning to show the change from late summer to early autumn.

 

Volunteers clean museum area

An estimated 142 people volunteered to clean up the Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum of Art campus Saturday, 17 days after the flooding from Hurricane Ida. While the flood caused no harm to the art galleries or collections at the museum proper, the museum has been closed since the storm. “We’re still assessing things to figure out the remediation and repairs ...

 

Questions linger for Crebilly

For Dick Pomerantz, the Crebilly Farm/Toll Bros. conditional use hearings were a fascinating process, a process that still leaves many questions unanswered. The obvious question is, “What’s next.” But for the first-term supervisor in Westtown Township, some of the questions are more introspective. The second round of hearings — Crebilly II — ended earlier this month ...

 

Flood cleanup update

Cleanup continues in Chadds Ford Village. Some private homes remain uninhabitable, and a few businesses are still closed. While the U.S. Post Office is getting mail out, Postmaster Paul Gararoczo said the building remains closed. The floor buckled in two places and it’s not safe, he said. Meanwhile, people wanting to get mail from their lockboxes have to give their ...

 

Photo of the Week: Gentle Waters

Sailors and kayakers enjoy the last weeks of summer during a warm but mild sunny afternoon on the lake at Marsh Creek State Park.

 

Bikers ‘Do It for Dave’

Close to two dozen motorcyclists took off from Taylor’s Service Center in Pennsbury Township Sunday as part of a suicide awareness event in honor of Dave Taylor Jr. Most of the riders wore black T-shirts with the motto: “Do It for Dave” on the front. On the back was a teal and purple yin/yang symbol and the words “Where there is darkness, there is light.” The riders ...

 

Sharing memories of 9/11

Memories of Sept. 11, 2001 are strong with state Rep. Craig Williams. Williams, R 160, was an attorney living and working in New York when the attacks came. He shared some of those memories — along with a challenge to treat people better — with a small crowd that gathered for the annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Brandywine Battlefield Park on Saturday evening. ...

 

History remembered at CFHS

The bang and the boom returned to Chadds Ford Saturday as the Chadds Ford Historical Society commemorated the 244th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine. The largest land battle of the War of Independence was remembered with several skirmish-sized reenactments and was as much about the society as it was about the battle and the country as a whole. Longtime ...

 

No go for Toll’s Crebilly plan

UPDATE BELOW Much remains unclear, but Westtown Township supervisors voted to deny Toll Bros. conditional use application to develop Crebilly Farm. The unanimous vote came after the township solicitor announced to the audience that Toll was no longer the equitable owner of the 322-acre property. On hearing that statement, the audience broke into applause. Next, ...