Along the Ford

Roadwork for Jan. 20 through Jan. 26

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 20 through Jan. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Sunoco Pipeline has closed Route 352 at Boot Road in East Goshen Township, for pipe ...

 
 

Around Town Jan. 18

• Unionville baseball used equipment donations are now being accepted and a special drop off event has been arranged to make donating even easier.  For the next two Saturdays, Jan. 20 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the school will be accepting donations outside of the UHS Gym entrance, the side entrance of school- gymnasium entrance. All sporting goods and ...

 

UHS family nears GoFundMe goal

The Unionville High School family dealing with two sons who have a form of muscular dystrophy is overwhelmed with the amount of support they’ve received. According to the GoFundMe page, supporters have donated more than $54,000 of the $80,000 needed for a wheelchair accessible van. The funding campaign started a month ago as part of the 25 Days of Christmas. Joanna ...

 

Roadwork for Jan.13 through Jan. 19

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 13 through Jan. 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Utility installation will cause daytime lane closures on Naamans Creek Road, between ...

 

Skeletal remains identified

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has positively identified the skeletal remains found in Caln Township in March 2017 as those of Barbara Keenan of Marcus Hook. The results of a forensic DNA analysis performed by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification were received on Jan. 8 and provided the basis for this definitive identification. Chester ...

 

CFHS gets Scarborough painting

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is now the proud owner of "Twin Bridges," a painting by the late Paul Scarborough. It was a gift from several members of the Friends of Twin Bridges. Seven members of the group — Jenny and Wendell Fenton, Ford and Brian Draper, Bob and Lynn Luft and David Harrington — bought the painting from Barbara Moore Fine Art in December and ...

 

CASA announces new executive director

Leigh Anne McKelvey was named executive director of CASA Youth Advocates, nonprofit that recruits, trains and supports volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the Delaware and Chester County child welfare systems. McKelvey succeeds Anne Shenberger, who led the organization through a financial and structural turnaround during ...

 

Weather update – Schools close early

**Update** Unionville-Chadds Ford, Kennett Consolidated and Garnet Valley School Districts are closing early today, January 8. Chester County government offices to close at 1 p.m. today. The National Weather Service in Mount Holly has issued a statement regarding a light wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain across a portion of the area during the afternoon and ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 6 through Jan. 12

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 6 through Jan. 12. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • A single lane closure with flagging for widening operations is scheduled on Route 41 ...

 

Snow closings Jan. 4

Today's winter storm is causing closing and delays. All schools are closed in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District today. Superintendent John Sanville said in an email that the day will be made up on Friday, Feb. 16. Schools in the Kennett Consolidated School District and Garnet Valley School District are also closed today. Delaware County government offices ...

 

Around Town Jan. 4

• Saturday, Jan. 6 is a big day for train fans. The Brandywine River Museum of Art welcomes visitors who are on the autism spectrum or have a sensory processing disorder and their families by offering accessible programs on certain days as well as providing packs that contain materials to assist in a visit on any day. Enjoy early access to the museum's Brandywine ...