Along the Ford

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Congratulations, I think

Congratulations….I think. It’s been one full year since we first became aware that life might not be the same for a while. 2020 started out really great. On Friday, Jan. 31, my husband and I went to a preview party at the Brandywine River Museum. We stood around with our cocktails, mingling with hundreds of people viewing exhibits commemorating the centennial of ...

 
 

Road report for Feb. 27 to March 5

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 Feb. 27 to March 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree trimming will cause lane closures on Harvey ...

 

Around Town Feb 25

• Mt. Cuba Center is hosting a special event, Invisible Layers in the American Landscape, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 27. The online lecture is by Abra Lee, a 2019–2020 Fellow at Longwood Gardens who has more than two decades of experience in horticulture, including a municipal arborist and landscape manager for international airports in Atlanta and Houston. It ...

 

Traffic takes center stage at Crebilly hearing

It was all about traffic and road conditions during the Feb. 23 session of the Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township. There was also a little side trip to find Supervisors' Chairman Carol De Wolf, who was absent from the hearing's first hour. It was announced later that she had forgotten about the session. Toll wants to build a ...

 

Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway now national

The Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway in Chester and Delaware Counties is now designated as a National Scenic Byway. That announcement came from the Federal Highway Administration and PennDOT last week, according to a press release. “The Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Commission, the managing entity for the byway, would like to thank all those who supported our effort ...

 

Winter weather advisory

The National Weather Service has issued another winter weather advisory in effect until 6 p.m. The advisory calls for a snow accumulation of 2-4 inches. Motorists should expect slippery roads conditions that could impair evening commutes.

 

Road report for Feb. 20 to Feb. 26

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 Feb. 20 to Feb. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree trimming will cause lane restrictions on Route ...

 

Weather closes ChesCo government

Due to the inclement weather, Chester County Government offices, facilities, and courts are closed today, Thursday, Feb. 18. While county government and court buildings will be closed for public services during this time, many county programs and services continue, with staff working remotely as able. If you have a need to access county services, we encourage you to ...

 

Around Town Feb. 18

• Local author and historian Gene Pisasale has a new book out, “Forgotten Founding Fathers: Pennsylvania and Delaware in the American Revolution.” According to Pisasale, the book focuses on 10 of the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. • The Foundation of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is accepting ...

 

More snow predicted

Another winter weather front is moving in, according to the National Weather Service. The latest information does not give any estimated accumulation but does say snow could start sometime tonight and continue through early Thursday morning. Snowfall may be heavy between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Snow could also last into Friday. Snowfall amounts will depend on how much ...

 

Winter weather advisory

A winter weather advisory is in effect for possible ice storms from this afternoon through Sunday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Less than an inch of snow and ice is anticipated, but the freezing precipitating can make for difficult and unsafe travel conditions. Motorists are advised to slow down and use caution while traveling.