Along the Ford

Roadwork for April 1 through April 6

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 April 1 through April 6. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • There will be lane closures on East Marshal Street between N. Franklin Street and ...

 
 

WCASD wants $645K from Toll

Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farms in Westtown Township has now led the West Chester Area School District to seek $645,000 per year from Toll. The money would be used to help offset added expense to the district should the 317-new home development go forward. WCASD directors approved a resolution to ask for the money during its March 27 meeting. The ...

 

Cox running for judge

Dave Cox, a lifelong resident of Chester County and a Pennsylvania State constable for 30 years — in West Chester Borough, East Bradford and Pennsbury townships — is another in the hunt to fill the vacant magisterial district judge seat in Kennett Square. Former Judge Daniel Maisano retired from the bench in January of 2016, and Cox now joins a handful of others who ...

 

Point-to-Point set for April 2

Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snowstorm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just weeks away. The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, ...

 

Farm fire ruled accidental

A fire at the Haskell farm last Monday has been ruled accidental. According to A.J. McCarthy, chief of the Longwood Fire Co., a piece of electrical equipment sparked and started the fire at the far end of the greenhouse. McCarthy confirmed no one was hurt, though a tenant at the farm was treated on site for smoke inhalation. He couldn’t identify the tenant because of ...

 

Roadwork for March 25 through March 31

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane closures are scheduled on ...

 

Around Town March 23

• The annual Chadds Ford Elementary Art Sale and Show begins Friday, March 24 from 7-10 p.m. and resumes Saturday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday night is adults only. Saturday will feature a talk by local Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner. • Rachel Kohl Library is having an open house this Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to noon. There will be entertainment ...

 

Colonial “cocktails” at the tavern

At this month’s Tavern Talks on Thursday, April 20th from 7 to 9 p.m., come experience the atmosphere of an 18th century tavern! Celebrate the tavern as an integral part of 18th Century culture by discussing the politics of the day with Ben Franklin portrayed by living historian Rob DeVitis.  Try your hand at traditional Colonial games, sample historic tavern fare ...

 

Traffic advisory for March 22-24

Chester Water Authority is planning a right lane closure on northbound East Cypress Street/Baltimore Pike between Cope Road and McFarlan Road in Kennett Township, on Wednesday, March 22, through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., for water main installation, PennDOT announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through this area. The ...

 

Roadwork for March 18 through March 24

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 March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Beginning Monday, March 20, through Friday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route ...

 

Around Town March 16

• The Kennett Area Senior Center invites you to an afternoon “Sunday Dinner with Friends” on Sunday, March 19, from 1-3 p.m. Our themes are based on “dining across the United States” with this dinner being New York City.  What comes to mind when you think “New York City?”  What about “Broadway?”  Well, we are hosting R.T.C.’s Rising Stars of Broadway.  West Chester ...