Along the Ford

From mushrooms to oil and mattresses

The former Phillips Mushroom Museum building that became a health food store, is gone. A Quick Lane service center and a mattress store will be going onto the property in East Marlborough Township.

The old Phillips Mushroom Museum on Baltimore Pike at Orchard Avenue in East Marlborough Township gave way to a health food store more than 15 years ago. Then the health food store closed shortly after Whole Foods moved into Concord Township. Now the building and those behind it are being torn down. According to East Marlborough Township Manager Laurie Prysock, the ...

 
 

Roadwork for Dec. 22 -Dec. 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 Dec. 22 to Dec. 28. 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 closures on E. ...

 

ChesCo hands out naloxone medication

Staff from Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services and the Health Department gave away nearly 500 doses of naloxone last week, as part of a state-wide Naloxone Giveaway Day for any county residents requesting the drug. Two distribution sites were set up at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester and at the County’s Public ...

 

Around Town Dec. 19

• It’s five days of free YMCA beginning next week. All seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will open their doors to the community at no charge from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 31. Now is the perfect time to try our facilities, shoot hoops, swim in the pool or check out the fitness center, or try yoga, cycling or exercise class. Anyone 18 years or ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 15 -Dec. 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 Dec. 15 to Dec. 21. 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 intermittent ...

 

Around Town Dec. 13

• The Kennett Area Democrats are gearing up for the third annual Women’s March on Washington next month. The march is scheduled for Jan.19 and local residents have until Dec, 19 to get bus tickets if traveling with the KAD. Bus tickets are $50 roundtrip on comfortable motor coaches. Please visit http://kennettareademocrats.com/womens-march-2019/ to reserve seat now. ...

 

Deputies cross paths years after naval service

Two Chester County deputy sheriffs recently upended the “six degrees of separation” concept. In 1990, playwright John Guare popularized the theory in a play of the same name. The premise: Any two people could be connected through a chain of up to six “friend of a friend” introductions. For Deputy Sheriff Keith Neiswender and Deputy Sheriff Howard “Larry” Sipple, the ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 8 -Dec. 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 Dec. 8 to Dec. 14. 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 closures on E. ...

 

DiGiorgio resigns as ChesCo GOP chair

Chester County Republican Party Chairman Val DiGiorgio has submitted his resignation from the position of Chairman of the Republican Committee of Chester County. DiGiorgio served as chairman of the RCCC since he was first elected in October 2011. During his tenure as chairman, he led Chester County Republicans to countless electoral victories. Chester County ...

 

Around Town Dec. 6

• The student-led University Theatre group at West Chester University presents the 19th annual benefit in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, a New York-based non-profit that provides services to those living with AIDS and HIV. Performances are staged in the Mainstage Theatre at the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Ave., West Chester. Tickets ...

 

Decade to Doorways honors those ending  homelessness

Administrators and staff of Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, honored a number of organizations recently that are working to prevent – and eventually eradicate – chronic homelessness in the county. Representatives from nearly 40 groups attended the event and ten “hometown heroes” were nominated by their peers for their dedication to ...