Along the Ford

Around Town May 6

• Elements of normalcy returned this past weekend as the Chadds Ford Resident’s Association held its semiannual Roadside Cleanup Saturday, and the Center for Creative Arts had an outdoor market on Sunday. Turnout was light for both events, but people said they were glad to be out and about again. • The Chester County Art Association announced that its gift shop is ...

 
 

Pa to lift mitigation except for masks

Mask mandates will be staying in place, but all other COVID mitigation restriction s will be lifted in Pennsylvania on Memorial Day, May 31. Mask mandates will be lifted when 70 percent of the population has been vaccinated. That’s the word out of Harrisburg today. In response to that announcement from the Health Department, state House Majority Leader Kerry ...

 

More land preserved along the Brandywine

Natural Lands announced today the permanent protection of a vulnerable section of East Branch Brandywine Creek. The acquisition and immediate transfer of the 12-acre property to East Brandywine Township ensures access to the creek for recreation and protects the scenic view along route 282 in Downingtown, Chester County. “While it may seem like a small property, its ...

 

Road Report May 1 to May 7

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 May 1 to May 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Gas work will cause lane closures along Route 1 ...

 

Around Town April 29

• The Marshall Steam Museum kicks off its summer season this Sunday, May 2, with Train Day, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Train enthusiasts of all ages are invited to a celebration of railroading, with rides on the 1/8-size Auburn Valley Railroad; a variety of train-centered activities, including a very special Gauge 1 live steam layout; entry to the Marshall Steam Museum, ...

 

Walk-in and drive-up vaccinations in DelCo

Delaware County is now offering walk-in and drive-up vaccinations at all County-operated, sponsored, and partnered vaccination sites. These sites include the Aston Community Center (Moderna), the Delaware County Wellness Center in Yeadon (Moderna), the Keystone First Wellness Center in Chester (Moderna), Mercy Fitzgerald in Darby (Moderna), Springfield Hospital ...

 

Lanternfly: ‘Big bug in the wrong place’

Scrape, Squash, and Stop spotted lanternflies was the theme behind a Tuesday night community meeting in Concord Township Tuesday night. Jessica Shahan, a naturalist at Newlin Grist Mill, is responsible for the park's Environmental Education and Habitat Management Programs. One of the park's jobs is to make sure the natural flora and fauna are healthy, but the ...

 

Kennett plant sale returns

One of the well-loved events that plant-loving locals missed in 2020 was the annual Kennett Beautification Committee Plant Sale. Organizers have announced that the plant sale is back this year, better than ever, in a two-day format and in a new location. Pratt's Greenhouse at 634 Hillendale Road in Toughkenamon, will host this year’s sale on Saturday, May 1 from 9 ...

 

Road report for April 24 to April 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 April 24 to April 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road restoration will take place on northbound ...

 

Crebilly’s impact on Thornbury considered

Testimony in Westtown Township's April 21 conditional use hearing for the Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm plan focused on how traffic and road conditions could impact a residential development in Thornbury Township. Thornbury Township, Chester County, has party status in the case. The development of Bridlewood at Thornbury is directly across Route 926 from Crebilly. A ...

 

Around Town April 22

• Mt. Cuba Center offers a Spring Escape and asks people to treat mom to some quality time while exploring our historic gardens, lush woodlands, and new scenic trails. Pack a picnic and relax in the recently renovated Allée or spread out a blanket on the lawn for a memorable Mother's Day. There are plenty of spring blooms at their peak during Mother’s Day weekend. ...