Along the Ford

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. ...

 

D.A. commends Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan issued a commendation to the Chester County Sheriff’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit and the Sheriff’s K-9 Unit yesterday for their roles in the apprehension of Barry Baker, who was accused of sucker-punching a person with cerebral palsy in May. Baker, 29, of Georgetown, Del., allegedly assaulted the victim outside a 7-11 ...

 

DCH hosting Outreach Day

The Delaware Center for Horticulture will host the 2017 Regional Intern Outreach Day, bringing over 130 horticulturists, interns, and staff members from 15 organizations throughout the region to Wilmington to participate in planting, public landscapes, and maintenance projects. The day is Thursday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to noon at DCH, 1810 N. Dupont Street in ...

 

Car crash causes fire at SPCA

Fire broke out at the Brandywine Valley SPCA New Castle Campus in Delaware at approximately 12:15 a.m. Sunday after a vehicle crashed into the building. First responders contained the fire, and emergency personnel, BVSPCA staff, and neighbors worked quickly to move 100 animals to safety. Two cats needed emergency veterinary care; one died from its injuries, and the ...