Along the Ford

Roadwork for Jan. 19 -Jan. 25

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 Jan. 19-Jan. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Route 3, West Chester Pike, between S. Matlack Street ...

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Christy’s ‘Gran’

I had two grandmothers. One quietly entertained my sister and me with tea parties, taught us German, to sew, to color inside the lines and to write in neat cursive. The other laughed out loud, feared nothing, wore slacks in the 1950s, and taught my country mouse sister and me to ride Washington, D.C.’s buses by ourselves. Tuesday evening, I had the pleasure to see ...

 

Around Town Jan. 17

• Longwood Gardens is offering furloughed federal workers — and up to three guests — free admission throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown. Federal workers must show valid government ID to redeem the offer. • Da Vita Kidney Care, a division of DaVita Inc., will host an open house on Monday, Jan. 21, at its location at 265 Wilmington West ...

 

Conservancy gets $1.5 million for 569 acres in ChesCo

The Brandywine Conservancy has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to be used towards the acquisition of a 569-acre natural area along the Octoraro Creek in Lower Oxford and West Nottingham Townships, Chester County. This area is a portion of the 952-acre Glenroy Farm property that spans Chester and ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 12 -Jan. 18

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 Jan. 12-Jan. 18. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Traffic pattern changes will cause lane restrictions ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 5 -Jan. 11

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 Jan. 5-Jan. 11. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane shifts on Millers ...

 

Around Town Jan. 3

• All township governments will be meeting Monday, Jan. 7 for the state-mandated re-organization meeting. Birmingham, Concord and Pennsbury will also hold their regular meeting that same night. Chadds Ford Township will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 9. • January is designated as National Blood Donor Month by The American Red Cross to encourage donors to ...

 

YMCA  creating new video series

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine, in conjunction with director Chris Logan Harley and Uptown Entertainment Alliance, is putting together a series of videos entitled, “Don’t Spoil the Fun!” to highlight the importance of keeping fun in youth sports leagues, so that kids of all ages want to keep playing for life. A report by the Aspen Institute indicated that many kids ...

 

Barrar, Comitta sworn in for new terms

State Reps. Stephen E. Barrar and Carolyn Comitta took the oath of office Tuesday to begin their next terms in the state legislature. Barrar is beginning his 12th term representing the people of the 160th in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Comitta is entering her second term. Barrar will continue as the majority chairman for the Veterans Affairs and ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 29 -Jan. 4

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 Dec. 29 -Jan. 4. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Route 3, West Chester Pike, between S. Matlack Street ...

 

It’s Mushroom Drop time

Midnight Monday, that is. It’s Midnight in the Square, Kennett Square’s sixth annual Mushroom Drop when a huge metal mushroom is lowered to bring in the new year. Festivities get underway early with a laser light show at 6 p.m., followed at 6:30 with children’s entertainment at The Garage at 115 S Union Street. The giant lighted mushroom will be raised at 8:45 p.m. ...