Along the Ford

Revolutionary dining series

How lucky we are to live in an area steeped in history, particularly the bloody Battle of Brandywine, the longest single-day battle of the war, with continuous fighting for 11 hours. We drive on the same roads where British and American troops marched. We walk on the Sandy Hollow trail where for fifty-one minutes British and American troops pushed each other back and ...

 
 

Arguments heard in Crebilly appeal

It’s anybody’s guess when a decision will be made in the Toll Bros. appeal of Westtown Township’s decision to deny the Toll’s conditional use application to develop Crebilly Farm. Attorneys for both sides, as well as attorneys for two intervenors, gave oral arguments before judge Mark L. Tunnell on Monday. According to Westtown Township solicitor Patrick McKenna, ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 15 to Sept. 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 Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. 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 lane restrictions for ...

 

Living History: The du Ponts, founding fathers of the American economy

No single family had as much influence on America and the development of its economic system as the du Ponts. The patriarch of what became known as the du Pont dynasty was Pierre Samuel du Pont. Serving in the French government as Inspector General of Commerce, he assisted in crafting the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. Du Pont’s son Eleuthere ...

 

Around Town Sept. 13

• On Friday, Sept. 14, West Chester University will conduct a test on components of the external Emergency Alert System. During this time, the mass notification system will be audibly tested. Residents in the vicinity of the University are likely to hear the audio alert. As a reminder, this is just a test of the system. In an actual emergency, the University will ...

 

Battlefield site preserved

After almost 20 years of effort, the Brandywine Conservancy has purchased and now preserved all of the 113 acres of the Odell property in Birmingham Township. The property, along the Meetinghouse and Wylie Road corridor known as Birmingham Hill, saw the brunt of the fighting  during 1777 Battle of Brandywine. During a brief ceremony to celebrate the acquisition of ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 8 to Sept. 14

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 Sept. 8 to Sept. 14. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • The Route 82 — Creek Road — bridge in Kennett ...

 

Moms, politicians take aim at abusers

A bipartisan mix of Pennsylvania state representatives stood on the steps of the Historic Chester County Courthouse Thursday mornng in favor of a bill that would require domestic abusers to turn in their firearms. The event was called by Moms Demand Action. A sparse crowd, mostly women wearing the red Moms Demand Action T-shirts, applauded sporadically as state Reps. ...

 

Around Town Sept. 6

• Brandywine Battlefield Park will host a 9/11ceremony at 6 p.m. on Sept.11. The event is free and designed to remember and commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Brandywine on Sept. 11, 1777, and the 2001 terrorist attacks. This program will feature speakers such as Gen. George Washington, State  Rep. Stephen Barrar, and others followed by a musket salute. ...

 

 Kennett Square celebrates 33 years of fun(gi)

The mushroom takes center stage in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, the Mushroom Capital of the World, for its 33rd Annual Mushroom Festival, September 8 and 9, 2018. From food to art, to music, to contests there’s mushrooms galore and a whole lot more! Add in the Community Parade with Dining and Dancing in the Streets and Old-Fashioned Carnival opening on Friday ...

 

Guard brings drugs to prison in crotch

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Bramiir Shareif Cannon, 25, is facing felony contraband charges for sneaking K-2, synthetic marijuana, into the George W. Hill Correctional Facility on August 30. Cannon, of Folcroft, is charged with contraband, which is a felony of the second degree. The investigation was conducted by George W. ...