Police Log May 24: DUI; indecent exposure, thefts

• State police said Pedro Grangler, 43, of Philadelphia, was arrested for DUI after a traffic stop in Concord Township on May 14. According to a report, Grangler had been stopped for “numerous traffic violations” on Route 322 at Garnet Mine Road when they determined him to be DUI. • Clifford Lee Hatfield Jr., 23, of Chester, was arrested for DUI and possession of ...

 

Art Watch: Weekend with wine and art

Jill Beech and Helen Mason at Oxford Arts Alliance

After last weekend's whirlwind art adventure on The Chester County Studio Tour, this week offers some calmer, interesting, compelling discussions about creating and selling art here in Chester County. After looking at so much art all weekend, now is a great week to reflect on it all. Share in captivating art discussions Wednesday and Thursday, and enjoy a delicious ...

Murphy: ‘I’m not signing it’

Residents listen to township engineer Mike Schneider regarding traffic counts at Ridge Road and Route 202.

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors' Chairman Frank Murphy continues to hold fast to a position he took months ago. He won't sign off on highway improvements proposed by the Pettinaro Co. as part of a commercial development in Concord Township. "I'm not signing it," Murphy told residents who attended an informational meeting Monday night. At issue is a commercial ...

Sucker puncher arrested

•••Update: Baker no longer lives in Coatesville, according to the district attorney's office.*** The person who sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy in West Chester has been arrested. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the West Chester Police Department announced the arrest of Barry Baker for assault. The defendant saw a man with cerebral palsy ...

May Fair tradition continues

The Maypole Dance

The annual May Fair at Chadds Ford Elementary School continued last week. It was the 69th such fair at the school that began May 21, 1949. “Without question,” school Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz told the crowd, “the reason it continues to be a part of our CFE culture is all of you. The Chadds Ford Elementary School family spans many generations and many of you return ...

Managing chronic medical conditions

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to the doctor to receive treatment. Once you’re over the sickness, you may not see the doctor again until your next physical or injury. This is called “acute care.” But if you have a chronic illness, you need to be continually vigilant about your condition to keep it stable, controlled, and manageable. For this reason, chronic ...

Rabbinic Reflections: Arise & encounter

What if Moses wore a Fitbit or an Apple Watch when he went up Mount Sinai? Would all that data from 40 days (and a few backup batteries) help us understand his experience better? Would knowing how many steps up and down he took change our perspective? Would knowing his heart rate at the moment the 10 Commandments were given tell us how to feel? If he sent live tweets ...

Chadds Ford Gallery closing

The end of era trend continues. On May 11 it was officially announced that Hank's Place was under new ownership and now the Chadds Ford Gallery is preparing to close its doors for good. The current exhibit, featuring the works of Don Shoffner and Tim Wadsworth, has no official name, but gallery owner Jackie Winther is thinking of it as "The Last Picture Show." There ...

Photo of the Week: Green

Green

There's more to green than just one single color.

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Metrics for healthy living

Recently I attended a free lecture on “Eating for Exercise” Fueling your body for the Best Workout.” I enjoy free lectures on the subject of eating as well as exercise specifically to compare notes on my current recommendations to clients. This talk was given by a physician and a dietitian from Main Line Health. And the good news is that my recommendations are in ...

Boost Your Business: Using MeetUps

Anyone who goes online knows there is a lot of advice telling entrepreneurs to use in-person networking to build their businesses. But, in many cases, owners don’t see the necessity or they think they can just use social media, or they do not want to pay to join a networking organization. The truth is we are a society of doing business with those we know and trust. ...