Around Town Oct. 21

• Longwood Gardens’ Chrysanthemum Festival continues through Nov. 14. Big, bold colors and thousands of carefully nurtured and trained chrysanthemums abound during this imaginative display serving as the largest and oldest of its kind in North America. Timed admission tickets are required. For tickets, go here. • Concord Township’s Harvest Festival is this Saturday, ...

 

Giving Campaign for Kennett Library

For more than a century, the Kennett Library has sparked literacy, connection, innovation, opportunity, and much more. As we plan and build a new library for the next generation, we invite everyone to consider a gift to the Community Giving Campaign to support this new $20 million, 33,425 square-foot Library & Resource Center. This transformational project, in ...

Police Log Oct 20: Thefts, drug bust

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police are investigating the theft of multiple tools and accessories from a Ford F350 on State Farm Drive. The unknown suspect smashed the truck window and took the tools that were in plain view. The incident took place on Sept. 10. • Police are also investigating the reported theft of a $500 catalytic converter reported ...

U-CF considers signup to comment

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are considering a change to the policy for public comment. Time restrictions are to remain in place, but residents will need to sign up to comment at board meetings if the change goes through. The proposed change to Policy 903 reads as follows: “The Board will allow for public comment during open meetings. In addition, ...

Photo of the Week: Turtle Yoga

Turtles stretch out and catch some rays during one of the last warm days of early autumn.

Lineups set for local elections

Election day is two weeks away, Tuesday, Nov. 2. While most of the candidates for local offices are incumbents running unopposed, some seats are contested. One township has 12 candidates running for six township council seats, and one school board race has a newcomer write-in candidate. Incumbent Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Directors Jeff Hellrung and Elise ...

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 18

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 18 The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Lilly This plus-sized princess has striking yellow eyes and a gorgeous tabby cat. Equal parts affectionate and independent, Lilly is curious, confident, and adventurous. Her low-maintenance personality will be a great addition to any home. You can adopt ...

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 ...

Road Report for Oct. 16 to Oct. 22

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Oct. 16 to Oct. 22. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Pole replacement will cause daytime lane closures on ...

Around Town Oct 14

• It’s Luminaria Nights tonight, tomorrow, and Saturday as Longwood Gardens shares an artfully designed display inspired by sashiko —a traditional hand-stitching practice developed in Japan that is as meaningful as it is beautiful. Best viewed from the elevated perspective of the Fountain Terrace on the south side of the Main Fountain Garden, take in the sight of ...

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 ...