Along the Ford

Sparse crowd for Crebilly hearing

Testimony continued last night in the Toll Bros. conditional hearing for the proposed development of Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township, but the hearing was conducted before a crowd of empty seats. An unofficial headcount indicated fewer than 100 people attended the session at the Rustin High School auditorium, a session that focused on testimony from two traffic ...

 
 

Gables restaurant to host blood drive

The Gables Restaurant on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township is opening its doors on Monday, Aug. 21 to blood donors. The restaurant is normally closed on Mondays, but owner Ann Kolenick said she wanted to do something to help generate blood donations because of a friend. The blood drive is in honor of Timothy "Timmy" Gaige. Timothy died in June from complications of B ...

 

Conservancy celebrates Farm to Table

Conservation work meets the dinner table during the Brandywine Conservancy’s Farm to Table event on Wednesday, Aug. 9, celebrating 50 years of protecting open space and clean water in the Brandywine Valley. The evening will be hosted by H.G. Haskell III, of SIW Vegetables, and the food will be prepared by Chef MacGregor Mann of the Millstone Café at the Brandywine ...

 

Roadwork for July 22 through July 28

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 22 through July 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. •  Lane restrictions are scheduled on Newark Road between Route 41 and Big Toe Road in ...

 

Around Town July 20

• Celebrate the summer season finale of Winterthur After Hours on Friday, July 28, with the sounds of Los Monstros. There will also be the beer garden, sunset tram rides and guided garden strolls. Cost for the event is "Pay What You Wish." Garden Strolls are at 6:15 and 7:15 pm. Call 800-448-3883 for more information or to reserve your spot, or ...

 

Anti-gerrymandering argument continues

New Garden’s Board of Supervisors will consider a resolution next month in support of legislative efforts to create an independent redistricting reform commission in Pennsylvania It’s part of an effort by Fair Districts PA, a nonpartisan statewide citizens group whose goal is to end gerrymandering – a term used to describe when voting districts are redrawn to benefit ...

 

Hundreds celebrate National Ice Cream Day

Woodside Farm Creamery was the center of the local ice cream universe Sunday as hundreds of people from Pennsylvania and Delaware celebrated National Ice Cream Day. The sunny sky and warm temperatures made for the ideal ambiance at the Hockessin farm on Little Baltimore Road, a farm that’s been in the Mitchell Family since 1796. There were free samples of new ...

 

Roadwork for July 15 through July 21

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 15 through July 21. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Single lane closures are scheduled on northbound Route 1 at Route 52 Monday, July ...

 

Flood warning in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Delaware County and Southeastern Chester County until 5:45 p.m. Doppler radar indicated a line of thunderstorms running north to south in the area, moving east at 30 mph. This line of thunderstorms is producing very heavy rain falling at the rate of one to two inches per hour. Expect torrential ...

 

One fire victim still hospitalized

***Update: The SPCA has reported that Harmony died this morning, Friday, July 14. End Update***   Four days after fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle, Del., Campus most of the fire victims have been placed up for adoption and one cat remains hospitalized in critical condition. The fire was the result of a car crashing into the building ...

 

Around Town July 13

• Music is back at the Brandywine River Museum of Art with Concerts in the Courtyard: The Swinging Foxes on Friday, July 14, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy tight boogie-woogie, sultry jazz, and sassy rhythm and blues by this vibrant and riveting group. Deliciously and unabashedly retro, The Swinging Foxes will lead you on a striking romp through the sounds of the ‘40s and ‘50s. ...