Local News Chadds Ford

The Carve returns

After a year off because of the COVID pandemic, The Great Pumpkin Carve returned to the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s pumpkin patch. More than 50 carvers armed with saws, drills, knives, and chisels did creative battle with the huge gourds. Some creations were simple while others were more complex and elaborate, but the idea was to have fun. “It feels amazing to ...

 
 

Chadds Ford gets Green Ways grant

Chadds Ford Township announced that the township has been awarded $500,000 from the Delco Green Ways Grant Program, which will be used for the Walkable Chadds Ford Trail Project. Walkable Chadds Ford is a multi-modal trail plan to create safe connectivity and mobility in the Village Historic District. According to the announcement, this will improve accessibility ...

 

Barrar contracts COVID

Just days after the Chadds Ford Republican Party held a luncheon in his honor, former state Rep. Steven Barrar tested positive for COVID-19. That word came from Chadds Ford GOP leader Mary Kot. In an email Kot wrote: “I received a call from our guest of honor, Steve Barrar, unfortunately, he tested positive for COVID this morning [Monday, Oct. 4]. He said he had a ...

 

Barrar feted in Chadds Ford

Steve Barrar spent 30 years in public office, six as commissioner in Upper Chichester and 24 as the Republican state representative for Pennsylvania’s 160th Legislative District. Barrar retired after the last legislative session, and he told members of the Chadds Ford Republican Party Saturday afternoon that his time in office was the best job he ever had. “I want to ...

 

Leader Sunoco inching back

It’s a matter of perspective. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? For Dan Leader, of Leader Sunoco, his attitude is better. “I’m feeling much more positive now,” he said. The previous negative attitude came after the flooding from Hurricane Ida four weeks ago. While the station still can’t pump any gas, at least all three service bays are back up, and the wheel and ...

 

Disaster recovery assistance is available

FEMA, the Federal Emergency Management Administration, has set up a Disaster Recovery Center at the Chadds Ford Township Building. It opened Friday afternoon, Sept. 17. The hours of operation at the Township Building are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The DRC is a readily accessible facility or mobile office where applicants may visit for information ...

 

Flood cleanup update

Cleanup continues in Chadds Ford Village. Some private homes remain uninhabitable, and a few businesses are still closed. While the U.S. Post Office is getting mail out, Postmaster Paul Gararoczo said the building remains closed. The floor buckled in two places and it’s not safe, he said. Meanwhile, people wanting to get mail from their lockboxes have to give their ...

 

Village cleanup continues

It will be a while before anyone can get gasoline at Leaders Sunoco in Chadds Ford Township. It's going to be even longer before people can get a meal at Hank's Place across the street from Leaders. "We might have to take it down to the studs," said Hank's Place owner Anthony Young while watching work crew gut the roughly 70-year-old restaurant. Young and his wife ...

 

Meeting postponed

The Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for tonight, Sept.1, has been postponed because of the threat of severe weather. The meeting will now be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 6 p.m.

 

Chadds Ford in brief

Chadds Ford Township supervisors Wednesday night held a brief meeting in which they issued a special events permit allowing the Chadds Ford Historical Society to hold a reenactment of the Battle of Brandywine on Saturday, Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. That day is the 244th anniversary of the 1777 battle. Supervisors also issued a special events permit allowing ...

 

Martha still king of lumberjills

Worldwide reaction to the COVID pandemic postponed many events during 2020. Some of those postponements involved competitive activities. But despite the layoff in competition, Chadds Ford’s favorite lumberjill picked up in 2021 from where she left off — with a national championship. Martha King scored another first-place win in this year’s Stihl Timber Sports Series ...