Around Town April 18

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Steve and Jackie Sonsini are in the final stages of preparing the new Chadds Ford Coffee House. It's schedule to open on April 24.

• The Chadds Ford Coffee House is about to open in the location of the former First Keystone Bank/Bryn Mawr Trust in the little strip center with the U.S. Post Office. The shop is scheduled to open on Wednesday, April 24. Plans call for the shop to be open seven days per week, from 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to…

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Road report for April 15 through April 19

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 15 through April 19. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Through April 20, the right lane of southbound Route 202 will be closed overnight between Brinton’s Bridge and Oakland roads…

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Around Town April 11

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Wildflower Weekend is coming to Mt. Cuba Center on April 19 through 21.

• Mt. Cuba Center’s annual Wildflower Weekend is Friday through Sunday, April 19-21. Experience the display of spring ephemeral blooms and enjoy three days of live music, gardening activities and tours, outdoor family programming, and more. Food selections and native plants are available for purchase. Times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • The Borough of West Chester is about to celebrate its 225th anniversary…

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Road report for April 8 through April 12

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Work has finally begun to replace Twin Bridges, the span over the Brandywine on S. Creek Road between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. The road is scheduled to be closed from south of Bullock Road and north of Cossart Road until sometime in autumn of 2025.

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 8 through April 12. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • A stormwater management project will cause a daytime closure of Ridge Road between Route 202 and Cooper’s Hawk Road in…

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Around Town April 4

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Learn wood-burning at Mt. Cuba Center.

• On Friday, April 12, Mt. Cuba Center is offering a course Pyrography: Woodburning Art for Beginners. Be inspired by the beauty of spring and take home a beautiful wood-burned creation in this unique art class. Discover different wood-burning techniques, compare how different types of wood burn, and explore your artistic side by creating various textures, shapes, and designs with a simple-to-use wood-burning pen. All…

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Road report for April 1 through April 5

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from April 1 through April 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction will begin on Monday, April 1, on a $15.2 million project to replace the South Creek Road bridge over…

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Around Town March 28

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Longwood Gardens new conservatory will be the largest stand-alone conservatory in North America when it opens in November. (Courtesy Image)

• It’s time to mark the calendars. Longwood Gardens has announced that after three years of construction, Longwood Reimagined will open on Nov. 22 of this year. Changes and additions include a third conservancy that’s all glass and will be the largest stand-alone conservatory in North America, a Cascade Garden with a Bonsai Courtyard, and more. • The owners of Taste & Sea Seafood, Steaks…

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BRCA holds ‘two-fold’ cleanup

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Volunteers for the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance put the trash they picked up along the roads and the Red Clay Creek into trash bins in Yorklyn, Del.

Saturday’s rain forced the annual Brandywine Red Clay Alliance cleanup to be a day late. But, considering Sunday was Palm Sunday and cold, the number of volunteers was roughly halved, according to BRCA’s Executive Director and CEO Jim Jordan. Jordan said Sunday the organization doesn’t plan rain dates, but Saturday’s rain made walking along the roadways and creek too dangerous. So, Sunday it was. But…

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Road Report for March 25 through March 29

PennDOT has announced the following weather-dependent road projects that could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area from March 25 through March 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction will begin on Monday, April 1, on a $15.2 million project to replace the South Creek Road bridge over…

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Around Town March 21

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Learn about those fierce women of Chester County on walking tour of West Chester with the Chester County History Center.

• In honor of Women’s History Month, the Chester County History Center is offering a walking tour Fierce: Women of West Chester on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, March 27-28, from 6-7:30 p.m. This 1 ½ hour walking tour will visit the homes and businesses of the women who shaped West Chester from colonial times to the present. The tour covers approximately 1.5 miles and lasts…

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Twin Bridges to close April 1

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Work to replace the bridge is scheduled to start April 1 and last into next autumn. (Courtesy image.)

It’s finally going to happen, according to PennDOT. Twin Bridges, the old span over the Brandywine Creek on S. Creek Road between Chadds Ford and Pennsbury Township will be closed for replacement in two weeks and stay closed until autumn of 2025. In addition to the bridge, the project includes replacing the approach roadway, the guide rails, and signing/pavement marking upgrades. The anticipated start date…

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