Along the Ford

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Changes in Chadds Ford

Some who have lived in Chadds Ford for more than 30 years will remember the name John Darwin Dorst with a knot in your stomach. If you don’t, read on. His name and a wave of sadness came over me when I read this year’s Chadds Ford Days may have been the last one as we knew it; one more piece of Chadds Ford gone. I thought of my 31 years in Chadds Ford, and walking ...

 
 

Roadwork for Sept. 23 through Sept. 29

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. 23 through Sept. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Red Lion Road in Pocopson Township, between Lenape ...

 

Around Town Sept 21

• State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, Chester/Delaware, is hosting a free paper shredding and drug take-back event on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at his district office, 1 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford. The office is located at the intersection of Route 202 and Naamans Creek Road. Residents of the 160th District will be able to shred up to three packing ...

 

Witness: Shift Crebilly development east

A land planner with the Brandywine Conservancy said Toll Bros. plan for Crebilly Farm in Westtown Township does not fit township code but could work with modification. John Snook previously reviewed other Toll plans during his 40 years with the conservancy and dealt with the developer during his 10-year tenure as a supervisor in East Bradford Township. His testimony ...

 

Church celebrates 325 years

Brandywine Baptist Church is celebrating it's 325th anniversary this year with two special events, one including Victoria Wyeth next Sunday, Sept. 24. Wyeth will give an oral history of her famous artistic family's life in Chadds Ford at 10:30 a.m. One of the topics will be an N.C. Wyeth painting, "In Naaman's House" that N.C.'s wife Carolyn gave to the church in ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 16 through Sept. 22

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. 16 through Sept. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. •  Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Newark Road between Route 41 and ...

 

Birmingham farm preserved

Another piece of property in Birmingham Township, part of the Brandywine Battlefield landmark has been preserved in perpetuity. A coalition of groups spent $850,000 to preserve the Dilworth Farm, a 10.4-acre site along S. Birmingham Road in Birmingham Township, used by Washington's forces as they retreated from the 1777 battle. A brief ceremony to dedicate the ...

 

Around Town Sept. 14

• The Brandywine Battlefield Park hosted a 9/11 ceremony Monday evening on the anniversary of both the 1777 Battle of Brandywine and 2001 terror attacks. As has become the tradition, Carl Closs, portraying Gen. George Washington, read the letter Washington wrote to John Hancock following the loss of the battle to the British. State Rep. Stephen Barrar was unable to ...

 

School board to consider sidewalks

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors plan to vote next week on whether or not the district should partner with East Marlborough Township to install sidewalks and traffic calming devices on Route 82. Supervisor of Building and Grounds Rick Hostetler told board members during this week's work session that the township is asking the district to help fund the ...

 

Block party set for Sept. 21

The local Kennett Square community is invited to join in the fun of After-The-Bell at the After-The-Bell Block Party on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 6-9 p.m. Held in conjunction with Kennett Square’s Third Thursday celebration, the party will take place on Broad Street and Apple Alley, one block south of State Street. After-The-Bell has provided meaningful, exciting and ...

 

Possible end to Chadds Ford Days

Clear skies, sunshine and pleasant temperatures kissed what might have been the swan song for the annual Chadds Ford Days at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. CFHS Executive Director Mike Connolly confirmed a rumor Saturday morning that this year's event could be the last one, at least as people have known it for more than 50 years. "We're taking a hiatus next ...