Rt. 926 bridge to reopen Friday — a week early

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Workmen put the final touches on the new Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine. The bridge and roadway are expected to reopen Friday, after a ceremonial ribbon cutting. Image courtesy TMACC. POCOPSON — There are miracles and then there are MIRACLES. The facts that the Route 926 bridge over the Brandywine is going not only reopen on time, but a week early, falls into...

Victory delays water fundraiser due to low water

Victory co-founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski standing in the low waters of the Brandywine Creek — has made canoeing on parts of the creek impossible, forcing the cancellation of the Headwaters cleanup/fundraising event. DOWNINGTOWN — Victory Brewing Company’s daylong celebration and fundraiser, Victory for the Headwaters, scheduled for Sept. 12, has been cancelled due to low water levels...

Victory to host fundraiser to benefit clean water

PARKESBURG — Victory Brewing Company will host Victory for the Headwaters, a daylong celebration and fundraiser,on Saturday, Sept. 12 from noon to 8 pm. The event starts with a volunteer trash clean up canoe trip down the Brandywine River and continues at Victory’s Parkesburg brewery at 3127 Lower Valley Road where the Victory for the Headwaters fundraiser will be held, and the real party starts. ...

Coatesville man drowns in Brandywine

PENNSBURY — A Coatesville man drowned while swimming in the Brandywine Creek Sunday, after apparently being pulled into deep water by the current, State Police said Thursday. Samuel Garcia Javier, 25, was swimming in the Brandywine near the Brandywine River Museum around 5 p.m. when the currents appeared to push him into deeper water and prevented him from getting back into the shallows. Seeing he...

Victory, Waste Oil Recycles spark Brandywine clean up

Just some of the debris that volunteers removed from the Brandywine Creek Tuesday as part of Victory Brewing Company and Waste Oil Recyclers annual clean up event. MODENA — Two local companies dedicated to maintaining Chester County’s clean air and water — Waste Oil Recyclers and Victory Brewing Company — a well as the Coatesville Youth Initiative teamed up this week to sponsor their annual...

PennDOT reveals bridge plans for Rt. 926

Residents express concern about Lenape Bridge, traffic worries  By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times A rendering of the proposed new Rt. 926 bridge over Brandywine Creek, which could start construction as soon as Jan. 2015. In addition to the new span, the level of the adjoining roadway would be raised some nine feet to reduce flooding issues. POCOPSON — After more than two decades of plans, debate...

Museum now flooded with plants for annual sale

Overflowing Brandywine swept away some stock, but it was recovered After the Brandywine Creek overflowed into the parking lots of the Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art on May 1 – the third highest water level ever recorded – the museum will be flooded with plants this weekend. The 33rd Annual Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale will proceed as planned on Saturday, May 10, and Sunday,...

County shifting into flood-recovery mode

5.5 inches of rain prompts evacuations, more than 60 water rescues The water is receding, and now the necessary mop-up will begin. And if county officials had their way, no one would be on the roads right now since many sections remain closed and the recovery will take some time. The storm left these giant sink holes at Colonial Hyundai in Thorndale. Although the waters had largely receded amongst...

County residents: Rain, rain, please go away

NWS says flooding will worsen before it improves; officials advise staying put Updated at 5:40 p.m. with information from the county Dept. of Emergency Services If you haven’t finished your ark, best not to venture out. The latest report from the National Weather Service (NWS) suggests that flooding will worsen before it starts to improve. The Brandywine Creek at Chadds Ford floods at 9 feet and...

Chester County warned of possible deluge

Four days of rain predicted, heaviest on Wednesday The National Weather Service says it is becoming apparent that a severe weather system will affect Chester County beginning sometime Monday night, April 28, through Thursday, May 1. At this point, the first light round of rain, less than an inch, is expected Monday night. The heaviest rainfall is expected Wednesday and Wednesday night with two to...