Along the Ford

Point-to-Point set for April 2

2016 Heavyweight Race - Heroic Royal w/Sarah Shaffer (left) and Dewey Blue w/Fritz Boniface (right).

Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snowstorm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just weeks away. The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, ...

 
 

Farm fire ruled accidental

A fire at the Haskell farm last Monday has been ruled accidental. According to A.J. McCarthy, chief of the Longwood Fire Co., a piece of electrical equipment sparked and started the fire at the far end of the greenhouse. McCarthy confirmed no one was hurt, though a tenant at the farm was treated on site for smoke inhalation. He couldn’t identify the tenant because of ...

 

Roadwork for March 25 through March 31

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane closures are scheduled on ...

 

Around Town March 23

• The annual Chadds Ford Elementary Art Sale and Show begins Friday, March 24 from 7-10 p.m. and resumes Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday night is adults only. Saturday will feature a talk by local Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner. • Rachel Kohl Library is having an open house this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be entertainment ...

 

Colonial “cocktails” at the tavern

At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 9 p.m., come experience the atmosphere of an 18th century tavern! Celebrate the tavern as an integral part of 18th Century culture by discussing the politics of the day with Ben Franklin portrayed by living historian Rob DeVitis.  Try your hand at traditional Colonial games, sample historic tavern fare ...

 

Traffic advisory for March 22-24

Chester Water Authority is planning a right lane closure on northbound East Cypress Street/Baltimore Pike between Cope Road and McFarlan Road in Kennett Township, on Wednesday, March 22, through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for water main installation, PennDOT announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area. The ...

 

Roadwork for March 18 through March 24

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Beginning Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route ...

 

Around Town March 16

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to an afternoon “Sunday Dinner with Friends” on Sunday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m. Our themes are based on “dining across the United States” with this dinner being New York City.  What comes to mind when you think “New York City?”  What about “Broadway?”  Well, we are hosting R.T.C.’s Rising Stars of Broadway.  West Chester ...

 

DelCo government closed

Delaware County government offices are closed today because of the heavy snowstorm. Personnel should check with their supervisor.

 

Roadwork for March 11 through March 17

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 March 11 through March 17. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Lane closures are planned on Creek Road at Route 926 in Birmingham Township, on ...

 

Hundreds brave cold to support Beaver Valley

As the sun began to set on Ramsey’s Farm on Saturday, March 4, the organizers of the bonfire for Beaver Valley gathered atop the hill and worried as the thermometer began its descent to a low of 20 degrees in Wilmington and 16 degrees in Chadds Ford with a stiff wind from the west.  Promptly at 5:00 p.m., however, a steady stream of cars began turning into the ...