Archive for March, 2009

Blogging Along the Brandywine

So why, you may ask, is my tag line “A series of disjointed ramblings by Sally Jane Denk”. Those who know me realize why people think I drink six cups of coffee every morning, when in truth it’s only one. In addition, I can adeptly change topics in the middle of a sentence if something else catches my fancy. My old elementary school report cards show teachers making ...

 
 

A feast for adult eyes feeds the need for the education of youth

As has been going on for 60 years, professional artists showed and sold their works at Chadds Ford Elementary School to benefit the PTO and its educational programs. Perennial favorites Paul Scarborough and Len Garon had their work on display and Chadds Ford resident Judy Jarvis was the featured artist this year. In all, there were 70 artists showing and selling ...

 

Obituaries

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Earl Baker to discuss business strategies challenging government-driven economy

Former Pennsylvania Senator and Chester County Commissioner Earl Baker, well known and highly respected leader in public affairs, management, and advocacy, will be the featured speaker at an Institute of Management Accountants seminar. His topic will be “How Your Leadership Can Add Value to Your Company Through Informed Advocacy:  Proven strategies that will ...

 

Internships available at DMNH

The Delaware Museum of Natural History is accepting applications for its Summer Internship Program for college and high school students. Interns will discover the importance of research collections, gain hands-on training working with collections objects, and learn about career opportunities at natural history museums. Internships run from June 15 through Aug. 15. ...

 

A barrel of guns yields a barrel of history and satisfaction

For Jim Ellis, a volunteer at the Brandywine River Museum, it was a lot like a dream come true. Just more than three years ago he was asked whether he wanted to clean some old weapons that N.C. Wyeth had used as models in many of his paintings and illustrations. “I was asked by the N.C. Wyeth curator Christine Podmanizky if I'd be interested in cleaning the ...

 

Let’s grow together

Welcome to ChaddsFordLive.Com, the the online forum for the Brandywine Valley. ChaddsFordLive is the Phoenix rising from the ashes of the Chadds Ford Post and filling the void in news coverage that was left when the Post was closed. But unlike the the Post, ChaddsFordLive will be allowed to grow. ChaddsFordLive will begin by first focusing on covering the news and ...

 

Pennsbury Mill

The Pennsbury hydroelectric mill, built 90 years ago to provide electricity for the Hillendale Farm, will once again be open to school tours this spring, according to Karen Wood, a township supervisor and the founder of Pennsbury Historic Preservation, the nonprofit group that restored the mill. Fourth-grade students began touring the mill in 2007 as part of their ...

 

CFBA wants changes in township rules

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association want Chadds Ford Township supervisors to lighten up on sign regulations. They took aim at the restrictions in the hope of generating a better business climate during the rough economic times. Business owners made their comments during the association's monthly meeting. The March 5 session was a breakfast held at the ...