Along the Ford

Webinar talks benefits, basics of electric vehicles

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and other partners in the Drive Electric PA Coalition will hold a free public informational webinar on the benefits and basics of driving electric vehicles on Sept. 30 and again on Oct. 1 as part of National Drive Electric Week. “The number of electric cars registered in Pennsylvania ...

 
 

Road report for Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

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 Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect nighttime lane closures next ...

 

Around Town Sept. 24

• Delaware County Libraries invite all residents to participate in the Fall Reading Challenge. There is a program for every age group, from infants to adults. For our youngest readers, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is available to help parents keep track of books read. This program is ongoing and runs all year long. For kids and teens, libraries are offering “The ...

 

Levity in the face of COVID

It's been said that humor is the best medicine. But while humor won't prevent or cure COVID-19, it is a way to cope, and that's just what Pennsbury Township's Jenny Fenton is trying to do. Fenton has begun a project calling on people to write a poem about what it's like to wear a COVID mask. "It's a little levity in serious times," Fenton said. Fenton is asking ...

 

Road report for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

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 Sept. 19 to Sept. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists should expect overnight lane restrictions ...

 

Around Town Sept. 17

• On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Newlin Grist Mill’s Director Tony Shahan and programs manager Laura Adie will present “Clues, Craft, and Cookery: Reconstructing a 1739 Kitchen.” They will talk about the process of documenting, restoring, and furnishing the original kitchen and pantry of the Trimble House in order to accurately interpret foodways on site. ...

 

The Carve goes virtual for 2020

It's a sign of the times. The Great Pumpkin Carve — Chadds Ford Historical Society’s most popular event and largest fundraiser — is going virtual for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’m obviously not happy about this,” said Jason Greenplate, the executive director of the Historical Society. “We looked at a million different ways we could try to have it ...

 

Traffic talk at Crebilly hearing

It was all about traffic at the latest Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township Monday night. Traffic engineer Nicole Kline, of McMahon Associates, wrapped up her testimony being cross-examined by attorneys and others with party status. The current hearings, referred to as Crebilly II, since this is the second set of conditional use ...

 

Women walk for Harriet

A group of eight women trekked 116 miles from Cambridge, Md. to Kennett Square in honor of Harriet Tubman, the prime mover in the underground railroad. The trip took six days, and, for organizer Linda Harris it was a “spiritual journey.” The Harriet Tubman Trail marks Tubman's journey from slavery to freedom and how she led thousands of slaves to freedom in the ...

 

Road report for Sept. 12 to Sept. 18

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 Sept. 12 to Sept. 18. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From Sept. 14 through Nov. 20, roadway ...

 

Around Town Sept. 10

• The Chester County Historical Society’s next Virtual Book Group will discuss “A Black Women’s History of the United States” By Daina Ramey Berry and Kali Nicole Gross on Thursday, Sept. 17, from 10-11:30 a.m. “This book reaches far beyond a single narrative to showcase Black women’s lives in all their fraught complexities through American history. The result is a ...