The Summer Concert Series Stage
Live music overlooking a picturesque pond, beneath the cooling trees and sparkling stars at Anson B. Nixon Park located right around the corner in Kennett Square! The park’s annual summer Concert Series kicks off June 19, and there’s plenty for everyone to love in the lineup. Enjoy a wide variety of local and regional bands all summer on the park stage. The concerts begin promptly at 7 p.m. and are always family friendly. Pets (on a leash) are welcome, too! Grab a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic or enjoy a light supper catered by a different local restaurant each week. La Michoacana Ice Cream will be on the scene with icy cold treats to cool you down. For more information on the concert series or to check out the lineup visit www.ansonbnixonpark.org or simply click here.
Next week route 202 drivers will encounter nighttime travel restrictions for construction between Route 29 and U.S. Route 30 in Tredyffrin and East Whiteland townships, including the closure of the northbound off-ramp to Route 29 south, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced today.
This work is part of two PennDOT projects to improve travel and reduce congestion on Route 202 by rebuilding and expanding the highway to six lanes between the Swedesford Road and Route 30 interchanges. The combined construction value of the projects is $168.7 million.
The contractor’s schedule is currently as followed:
- Sunday through Thursday (June 16-20):Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane between Route 30 and Route 401 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge construction.
- Sunday through Thursday (June 16-20): Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane between Route 30 and Route 401 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for bridge construction.
- Sunday through Wednesday (June 16-19): Route 202 south will be reduced to one lane between the Mill Lane overpass, located north of Route 401, and the Church Road overpass, located south of Route 401, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for construction at the Route 401 interchange;
- Tuesday (June 18): the Matthews Road on-ramp to Route 202 north at the Route 29 Interchange will be closed from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday (June 19) for paving; and
- Friday (June 21): Route 202 north will be reduced to one lane at the Route 29 Interchange from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday (June 22) for activities related to closing the northbound off-ramp to Route 29 south (Morehall Road). The off-ramp will be closed at 10 p.m. Friday for approximately six weeks for mainline paving on Route 202 and retaining wall construction.
The West Chester borough council approved a measure on Wednesday night that should cut down on noise pollution near West Chester University. The result, 240 signs will soon be posted in “quiet zones” around West Chester University, reminding residents to keep it down between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. or assume the punishment of a fine up to $250.
Before the vote, West Chester mayor Carolyn Comitta told KYW that the fine should discourage “rowdiness” and give nearby residents some needed peace and quiet. “It may be a deterrent because the fine is $250, but people need to be reminded,” the mayor said.
A huge storm moving into Pennsylvania today is expected to bring a mix of snow, ice and rain to the state. It has the potential to be severe in parts of the region Wednesday into Thursday. According to the National Weather Service, the storm will mostly be in the form of heavy rain, some snow and possibly significant icing in parts of the area.
Here’s what to expect: Philadelphia/I-95 Corridor: Brief snow beginning around noon, but warm air will move in quickly and change any snow to sleet, or even straight to rain. Rain will become heavy 6 p.m. to midnight, with some flooding possible. Temperatures will rise at night, and there could even be a thunderstorm.
South and east of the city: Rain begins in the late morning and becomes heavy by late in the day. Some thunderstorms are also likely, leading to localized flooding. Temperatures could jump into the 50s Wednesday night.
Gusty winds are also expected. The storm will begin to clear on Thursday however and we’re in for plenty of sunshine on Friday. Another storm is expected to hit on Saturday. The track of this one means more of the storm will be snow. As of Tuesday night, it doesn’t look like it will have as much moisture as Wednesday’s storm. It will also be moving quickly, so it is not likely to be a huge snowstorm. But with the storm track moving just south of us, much of this storm could be snow, even in the Philly and the surrounding suburbs, with at least some accumulation.
WEST CHESTER WEDNESDAYS
Print out a West Chester Wednesday Coupon (PDF) and present it to your server at a participating restaurant listed on the coupon flyer on any Wednesday through May 16th and 20% of your food purchases will go to defer capital expenses of the West Chester Police Department.
VIDEO REVIEW OF DOWNTOWN RESTAURANT TOUTS WEST CHESTER
Adam Joseph visited i-Pasta (134 E Gay St, 484-887-0760) for FYI Philly and gave a review of this popular BYOB. See the video at i-pasta.net.
Enjoy a cheese fondue followed by a rich chocolate dessert fondue in the beautiful, intimate setting of the candlelit Lincoln Room (28 W Market St, 610-696-2102) on select Friday evenings. Adding to the atmosphere are the sounds of classical guitarist Malcolm Johnstone. Call 610-696-2102 for reservations. BYOB. For full details, see The Lincoln Room’s calendar of events.
2 FOR $25 TUESDAY CONTINUES
Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House (117 E Gay St, 610-429-4046) continues with the ever popular 2 for $25 Tuesday with an all new menu. Choose 1 appetizer to share and 2 entrees and pay only $25! You can also enjoy $24.99 All You Can Eat Crab Legs every Wednesday and $19.99 Steamer Pots every Thursday.
NBC HIGHLIGHTS WEST CHESTER RESTAURANTS IN NEW VIDEO
You’ll be ready to eat your way through West Chester after watching Tim Furlong in this video episode of Nonstop Foodies on NBC Philadelphia Nonstop.
Pennsylvania state police and school officials have issued an alert to parents after an attempted child luring incident Wednesday afternoon. Augustus J. Massaro, superintendent of the Avon Grove school district sent a Child Safety Alert via email to parents after a group of students was approached by a stranger shortly after school let out on Schoolhouse Road in London Grove.
According to the alert, the several Avon Grove Intermediate school students were approached at a bus stop by a man who asked the students if they would like to look at stuffed animals in his vehicle. The students refused and the man quickly fled the scene at high speed, according to reports. The man is described as a white male in his sixties or seventies with blonde or gray hair and a tan or weathered complexion. He was wearing a white or yellow polo shirt at the time of the incident. His vehicle is described as a red or maroon late 1990s or early 2000s model F150 pickup truck with an extended cab and tinted red windows.
Andrea Cavanaugh, a parent of an Avon Grove district student said her daughter experienced a similar incident involving the same vehicle. Cavanaugh said students were approached in a similar manner despite the presence of several adults nearby. Police were called to the scene Wednesday and searched the area for the vehicle, but the suspect could not be located. Police said they issued a regional alert message to neighboring law enforcement agencies.
Police and school officials ask that anyone with information regarding the incident call the state police Criminal Investigations Unit at 610-268-2022. School officials are asking parents to reinforce safety rules with their children involving dealing with strangers. Parents are urged to walk children to and from bus stops and always encourage children to travel in groups. Children should also never speak to strangers and immediately report suspicious activity to police by calling 911.
This winter has definitely been nothing short of typical, with very little snowfall and warm sunny conditions. However, yesterday West Chester was hit with snow and colder conditions reminding us that winter is not over just yet!
Forecasters called for two inches around the area and they were right on the money, for once. The snowfall that started Wednesday afternoon wasn’t a major headache, no area schools are closed today, but drivers around the area had to be wary of icy spots on back roads this morning, after scraping off their cars. The official snow measurement for West Goshen township was 1.0 inch as of 10:25 p.m. on 2/8, however other local areas saw more.
As I was walking home from work yesterday I took some pictures of the snow throughout town. As I continued through town I noticed many people who seemed very unprepared for the snow, myself included. I think east coasters have adapted to this warm winter, so when forecasters called for snow yesterday many did not believe it, or want to believe it. I believe that yesterdays snowfall was a sign from mother nature, warning us that winter has just begun.