Along the Ford

Around Town Dec 3

• Despite COVID, Santa is still making his rounds courtesy of Longwood Fire Co. Longwood will be escorting Santa to East Marlborough Township on Dec. 12, Pocopson on Dec. 13, Kennett on Dec. 19, and Pennsbury Township on Dec.20. All the trips begin at 8:30 a.m., but, because of COVID, candy canes will not be distributed. • The Chadds Ford Historical Society is ...

 
 

DelCo’s Festival of Lights opens Dec. 4

Rose Tree Park will once again welcome visitors with glimmering lights at night during December. Delaware County’s annual Festival of Lights began more than four decades ago as part of the nation’s Bicentennial celebration and became a popular local tradition for residents of all ages. Over time, the outdoor displays have grown from 50 decorated trees — one for each ...

 

Flooding, tornado possible

AccuWeather issued a flood warning through 3:15 p.m. for the region due to heavy rain. A tornado watch is also in effect until 7 p.m. Showers and possible thunderstorms may continue later into the evening. Some of those storms could bring gusting winds.

 

Road report for Nov. 28 to Dec. 4

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 Nov. 28 to Dec. 4. 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 flagging procedures on High ...

 

Welsh, McKinney charged with theft

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro Tuesday filed charges against former Chester County Sheriff Carolyn Bunny Welsh and former deputy Harry McKinney with misuse of funds. The two were released without bail pending a preliminary hearing on Dec. 18 in the county courthouse. According to a statement Shapiro released to the Philadelphia Inquirer, "Bunny Welsh used ...

 

Holiday charity lives even in pandemic

It's been 13 years that Dave Kelleher — the owner of David Dodge — has been coordinating the Adopt A Child Program administered through City Team Ministries in Chester. It's a little different this year, though, because of COVID-19. While in previous years, people could bring a gift to Kelleher's car dealership on Route 202 in Chadds Ford, now he's asking people to ...

 

Around Town Nov. 25

• The annual Christmas in Miniature tradition is back despite the pandemic. The event started more than 30 years ago when Barbara Moore was the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery. It’s now in its fourth year at Moore’s Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery. Same location, different name. Christmas in Miniature allows people to buy professional-quality art from more than 30 ...

 

Delco launches ‘Keep the Cheer Here’

This has been a tough year for everyone, especially our locally-owned shops and restaurants, and this year shopping local is vital to their survival. As the holiday season approaches, Delco residents are encouraged to shop local and Keep the Cheer Here! In partnership with Visit Delco PA, the Delaware County Commerce Center, and the Delaware County Chamber of ...

 

Thanksgiving To-Go

Adapting to the changes for the 2020 holiday season, many customers are turning to the area restaurants and caterers for an easy, stress-free feast. "This is our tenth year offering Thanksgiving takeaway meals," said Sandra Morris, co-owner of Portabellos of Kennett Square. Their price fixe three-course dinner includes salad and dessert with main course choices of ...

 

Road report for Nov. 21 to Nov. 27

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 Nov. 21 to Nov. 27. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From Nov. 23 to 25, road restoration will cause ...

 

The Kaolin Road Bridge is open

A day after Kennett Township Manager Eden Ratliff said the township was waiting to get the official word from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the township announced the reopening on its Facebook page and website. The bridge reopened Thursday morning. “The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has reopened the bridge carrying Kaolin Road over the ...