Along the Ford

History class with a bang

The tattoo of the drum, the lilt and melody of the fife, and the haze of spent gunpowder drifted over Sandy Hollow this past weekend. More than 800 reenactors — military and civilian — commemorated the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine in the same location where the bulk of the actual battle was fought in 1777. Brandywine was the largest land battle of ...

 
 

Road Report for Sept. 24 through Sept. 30

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. 24 through Sept. 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Milling and paving work continues on Route 1 this ...

 

Around Town Sept. 22

• A largescale reenactment of the Battle of Brandywine is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25, at Sandy Hollow in Birmingham Township. Activities, including the battle reenactment, go from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 10-3 on Sunday. More than 800 military reenactors, plus camp followers will take part. The event and parking are free. This year ...

 

PennDOT: Roundabouts improve safety

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today that according to department data, fatalities, injuries, and crashes decreased overall after intersections at 33 locations were replaced with 36 roundabouts. “We continue to see that Pennsylvania’s roundabouts save lives and reduce crash severity,” said PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian. “While they aren’t ...

 

Road Report for Sept. 17 through Sept. 23

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. 17 through Sept. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists will continue to encounter overnight lane ...

 

Birmingham commemorates 245th

The fields of Sandy Hollow will be alive with Revolutionary War re-enactors to mark the 245th anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine. About 800 troops, almost equal numbers for Colonial and English armies, are expected to attend the two-day event. Also, 16 mounted re-enactors and about 10 field pieces are scheduled to be part of the celebration. “This will be one of ...

 

Around Town Sept. 15

• Brandywine River Museum’s next exhibit, Fragile Earth: The Naturalist Impulse in Contemporary Art, opens Saturday, Sept. 24. The exhibit showcases the diverse approaches taken by today’s ecologically concerned artists, illustrating their role in advocating for environmental causes. • Unionville High School has partnered with Chester County Health Department again ...

 

Taxing question about Crebilly

The overriding question is whether Westtown Township residents want dedicated open space taxes that would help preserve Crebilly Farm. To that end, Westtown supervisors held an informational meeting Monday night to discuss the possible taxes, pros, and cons. On the Nov. 8 ballot is the question asking if residents want an additional 0.08 percent added to their 1 ...

 

Rain cuts into CHFS event

Nature might have cut the two-day battle event at the Chadds Ford Historical Society into a one-day event, but CFHS President Randell Spackman sees Saturday as a success. “It was successful; it was a good community event,” he said sitting in the office while Sunday’s schedule was being rained out. He felt Saturday was a “wonderful success that brought history back ...

 

Road Report for Sept. 10 through Sept. 16

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. 10 through Sept. 16. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Guide rail installation will cause short-term lane ...

 

Around Town Sept 8

• The Brandywine Conservancy’s Bike the Brandywine is set for Saturday, Sept. 17. Now in its fifth year, Bike the Brandywine will have three scenic loops that take in the Brandywine Creek Greenway and surrounding countryside. Routes with distances of 25, 45, and 62 (Metric Century) miles will be offered, each with a unique and thrilling experience for both the ...