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This old house, definitely

Francie Chalfant led a group of Chadds Ford history buffs on a stroll through her historical home on July 15. The land was a direct land grant from William Penn and historical evidence points to the structure pre-dating Chadds Ford itself. “My brother Jeff found this house, which had been empty for eight years,” said Chalfant, who, with her brother, grew up just down ...

 
 

Pot, cars, and houses

Members of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission Wednesday night voted in favor of two recommendations — one for homes and another for marijuana dispensaries — and heard a preliminary sketch plan. The sketch plan was for a proposed expansion of the David Dodge auto dealership on Route 202. As a sketch plan, it was just a preliminary concept review for a two-story, ...

 

Chadds Ford in Brief

It was a quick 25-minute meeting for the Chadds Ford Board of Supervisors Wednesday night. The board awarded proclamations to two township Girl Scouts, Margaret Dempsey and Kaylei Schneider, who earned the Gold Award, the highest award in the Girl Scout ranks. Supervisors also approved a Certificate of Appropriateness for a new roof at Hank’s Place, and they ...

 

Board considers extending outdoor dining

The first in-person Chadds Ford supervisors’ meeting in almost a year and a half had more technical problems than substance. Only Supervisor Noelle Barbone was in physical attendance. Chairman Frank Murphy and Vice-Chair Samantha Reiner took part via Zoom. For the most part, Murphy and Reiner were barely audible because of low volume, and frequent reverberation made ...

 

Marijuana growing ordinance tabled

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members tabled their continued discussion on the proposed medical marijuana growing/processing ordinance until July. The group felt more research was needed, specifically regarding how those businesses operate and how much space they would need. Commission Chairman Craig Huffman said during the June 9 meeting that from what ...

 

Scout honored in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors and state Rep. Craig Williams honored resident Akash Patel for Patel’s Eagle Scout project. Supervisor Noelle Barbone said Patel’s project involved building and delivering two tables and four benches for township building staff and two benches for outside the building’s front door. Williams, R-160, read the proclamation of ...

 

GOP gathering with ominous note

A Chadds Ford Township Republican fundraiser Monday night carried with it an ominous message. At the May 24 gathering, the guest speaker cautioned the party faithful against treating Democrats as the enemy, especially in the face of a potentially dangerous foreign adversary. Kenneth Braithwaite — a Chadds Ford resident, former ambassador to Norway in 2017, who ...

 

Republicans rally to get out the vote

As co-host of the Chadds Ford Republican Party fundraiser at Pescatores Monday night, township Supervisor Noelle Barbone urged people to get to the polls on Nov. 2. “We need to win the small elections to win the big election,” she said. The May 24 gathering was the first time in more than a year for the local GOP to get together, and township party leader Mary ...

 

Pot still stirring in Chadds Ford

The Chadds Ford Planning Commission finalized a medical marijuana dispensary ordinance in April but almost had to revisit the measure during its May 12 meeting. And the commission is still working on a marijuana grower/processor ordinance that may or may not be finished in June. Confusion remains within that prosed ordinance. Commission Chairman Craig Huffman said ...

 

Signing books on Wyeth

Helen Sipala first met Andy Wyeth one morning when she and her late husband George woke up to find a stranger on their Chadds Ford property painting. That meeting led to a 20-year friendship and a book of memoirs. Sipala was on hand at Barbara Moore Fine Art Gallery in The Barn Shops signing copies of her book, "Beyond the MARRIAGE Bed: My Years as Friend, Model ...

 

Chadds Ford in Brief

• During the May 5 Board of Supervisors’ meeting, the board approved awarding the 2021 Road Program to Innovative Construction Services. The contract is under budget at $98,277. Township engineer Mike Schneider said there were four bidders, with Innovative coming in with the lowest bid. The work will cover Heyburn Road, from Route 1 to Keepsake, Dogwood Hill Lane ...