Along the Ford

CF Days returning to its roots

After a year’s hiatus, Chadds Ford Days is coming back. According to Chadds Ford Historical Society Board President Phyllis Recca, it’s a reboot with the aim of getting back to the roots of the event. “It’s a community celebration commemorating the heritage of Chadds Ford,” Recca said. “That’s how it started and that’s what will be our focus.” That heritage, she ...

 
 

Around Town July 18

• From 10-11 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, youngsters aged 2-8 can embark on an adventurous trek through the Brandywine River Museum of Art seeking inspiration for a fantastical craft. It’s Fantastic Journeys with David Wesner. Wiesner is a three-time winner of the prestigious Caldecott Medal for the most distinguished American picture book for children. It’s part of ...

 

Four months on a bike for CPL

It was billed  as “Onyx’s Great Adventure” for the group called Team Ronyx. Ron Storms and his black Labrador retriever Onyx spent four months bicycling from the Pacific Coast of Oregon to Cochranville to benefit Canine Partners for Life. The team, which also included Storms’ friend Meghan Schreiner and her dog Phoenix, raised more than $15,000 for CPL during the ...

 

Roadwork for July 13-July 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 July 13-July 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Intersection repairs on Gay Street, between High and ...

 

Around Town July 11

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center presents Boston comedian Jim McCue live on stage Saturday, July 27 at 8 p.m. Jim performs across the country and around the world, making his appearance in West Chester, especially exciting as Uptown! strives to bring a wide variety of high-level talent to patrons from the PA-NJ-DE region. His work is described as a mixture of ...

 

Deputy’s overtime payments questioned

Chester County Auditor Margaret Reif has filed a personal surcharge of more than $67,000 against County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh for overtime payments paid to a sheriff’s deputy who lives with Welsh. The auditor raised similar questions of impropriety last year. Welsh’s only comment was: "For the second time in less than a year, the controller is making unfounded ...

 

Roadwork for July 6-July 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 July 6-July 12. 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 lane restrictions due to ...

 

Around Town July 4

• West Chester Studio for the Performing Arts at Uptown! presents “Junie B. Jones The Musical Jr.” Thursday, July 11 at 1 p.m. and Friday, July 12 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Brought to life by young actors in WCStudio’s Kid Show Camp, the production is an adaptation of four of Barbara Park's best-selling books. Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade. Tickets are ...

 

It’s old school at Newlin Grist Mill

The Newlin Grist Mill in Concord Township dates back to 1704. And even though it hasn’t operated commercially since 1941, things still tend to wear out. One of those things is the actual mill wheel that now needs to be replaced. But how to do that? For Executive Director Tony Shahan the how was a no brainer. Go old school. Make a wheel for an 18th-century mill using ...

 

Zero homicides in Chester County

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced in a press release that the county recorded no homicides during the first six months of 2019. According to Hogan, “News from the world of criminal justice is often negative, about crimes committed and people arrested.  It is refreshing to announce good news instead.  The fact that Chester County has made it through ...

 

Roadwork for June 29-July 5

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 June 29-July 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • PennDOT reported it has reopened the bridge carrying ...