Speed limits and roads top topic in Chadds Ford

Pothole turns into bigger issue; speed limits, u-turn issues discussed By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Chadds Ford Supervisors George Thorpe (left) and Frank Murphy discuss road issues during Wednesday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. CHADDS FORD — Road maintenance, speed limit, and signage dominated Wednesday night’s township Board of Supervisors meeting. “What we thought...

Sanderson Museum remembers Tommy Thompson

Museum remembers first curator By Linda Banks, Special to The Times The first curator of the Sanderson Museum, Tommy Thompson, is warmly remembered by staff and board members. In November the last flash of sun adds final colorful brilliance to our trees and our lives, but autumn also predicts falling leaves and winter’s chill.  November always brings the fleeting Sanderson Museum schedule to...

A hero’s welcome home – 43 years later

Troop 31’s Ray Coe honored at last for honorable military & community service [slideshow_deploy id=’24017′] By Kim Chiomento, Staff Writer, The Times PENNSBURY – For Ray Coe, the experience of returning home from the Vietnam War was a far cry from the jubilant and packed Hillendale Elementary gymnasium; filled with patriotic well-wishers, who gathered to witness the long...

Road safety is a focus in Chadds Ford

No property tax increase in 2015 By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Chadds Ford Township Supervisors Keith Klaver (left) and Frank Murphy discuss road safety issues with residents, during Wednesday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. CHADDS FORD — Road safety dominated Wednesday night’s township Board of Supervisors meeting. Township Engineer Joseph Mastronardo presented the...

On Your Table: The Chadds Ford Great Pumpkin Carve

Pumpkins and squash also make for delicious recipes, including roasted Kuri Squash By Cathy Branciaroli, Food Correspondent, The Times Joe Mottola begins carving what would become a winning entry at the Chadds Ford Pumpkin Carve, held this past weekend, co-sponsored by the Chadds Ford Historical Society and the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. CHADDS FORD — The three-day Great Pumpkin Carve that...

Let music ring at the Sanderson Museum

By Linda Banks, Special to The Times A young Chris Sanderson, violin in hand. Often, in an uncanny coincidence, visitors to the Christian C. Sanderson Museum bring experiences with them that dovetail with topics I have already chosen for my monthly articles. Three recent October museum visitors logged in with moments that Chris would have appreciated.  The first two guests were musicians scheduled...

Wyeth studio designated as landmark

Andrew Wyeth’s Chadds Ford studio, where he painted for nearly a half century, was designation as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, Monday. CHADDS FORD — The studio of legendary local artist Andrew Wyeth was named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service, Monday. This designation for the studio follows that of the two other properties owned and made...

Chadds Ford hires new Twp. Manager

Serock to start Oct. 13; Oakland Road proposed development may get new approach By Kris Firey-Poling, Correspondent, The Times Amanda Serock will take over as the new Chadds Ford Township Manager, effective Oct. 13. CHADDS FORD —  The township introduced its new Township Manager, Amanda Serock, at Wednesday night’s Board of Supervisors meeting. Serock, who replaces Judy Lizza, will formally take...

A Man’s Life, A Nation’s History: two days in May

By Linda Banks, Special To The Times Christian Sanderson was an early celebrant of Memorial Day and could recount details of The battle of The Brandywine at a moment’s notice. This glorious, temperate summer finds us awash in flowers and the positive spirit of lingering spring.   May ended with Memorial Day, a designated day of honor and remembrance for all Americans who died while in military...

Anytime Fitness plans grand opening

  Anytime Fitness, opening on U.S. 202 in Chadds Ford, will celebrate its grand opening next month. CHADDS FORD — Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest growing 24-hour co-ed fitness franchise, is pleased to announce it’s Grand Opening in the Garnet Valley Plaza in Chadds Ford, PA next to Firebirds Restaurant and Sache` Boutique! The gym is staffed roughly 10 hours a day, but members...