Archive for April, 2009

Pocopson Elementary School holds Art & Garden Show and Sale

Pocopson Elementary School is only seven years old but – as does the much older Chadds Ford Elementary School – Pocopson now has its own PTO fund-raiser. The school held its sixth annual Art & Garden Sale at the school last Saturday, April 25. And while the Chadds Ford Art sale relies on the work of professional artists, the Pocopson sale relies on the creative ...

 
 

Mixed bag reaction to Specter’s return to the Democratic Party

In a stunning announcement, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania Tuesday said he was switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democratic. The move came one month after saying his intention for a 2010 reelection bid was to "run as a Republican on a Republican ticket." He was facing a challenge in the republican primary from former U.S. Rep. Pat Toomey. In ...

 

Chadds Ford Historical Society honors long time members

In keeping with their 40th year celebration the CFHS honored several members at the annual meeting as Lifetime Members of the Society. The members honored were Susan Hauser, Dave and Judy Murtagh and Peter and Voula Skiadas. All were honored with a plaque and lifetime memberships to the Chadds Ford Historical Society. The Chadds Ford Historical Society thanks all 5 ...

 

Holly Manzone wants high school renovation project put in past tense

Holly Manzone -- one of three candidates for school board from Region B of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District -- is bothered that the renovation project for Unionville High School still takes the forefront in discussions involving the election. “This is a primary election. The general election isn’t until November and whoever wins in November won’t take ...

 

Meet the school board candidates night scheduled

The Chester County League of Women Voters has partnered with the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District PTO to host a “Meet The Candidates Night”.  This informational meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Unionville High School on Wednesday, May 13 at 7p.m.  All candidates running for school board are invited to participate and share their platforms ...

 

Pileggi hosting public forum to discuss future of battlefield park

State Sen. Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester will host a public forum regarding the proposed closure of the Brandywine Battlefield on Monday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m., giving area residents a chance to hear from – and be heard by – the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. “Brandywine Battlefield Park was the site of the largest engagement of ...

 

Gerhard Adam "Gerry" Schad of Chadds Ford

Gerhard Adam "Gerry" Schad, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania tenured professor, 81, died Saturday, April 25, 2009, at his home in Chadds Ford. Born in 1928 in Brooklyn, N.Y., Dr. Schad graduated from Cornell University and received his doctorate from McGill University. He served as a scientist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture before holding faculty positions at ...

 

How not to run for office

A recent reader comment on our story about a school board candidate, reminds us of an ongoing concern about some people who run for public office. Laura Maurer is one of three candidates vying for two seats on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board from Region B. The reader comment said that Ms. Maurer hadn’t been to any school board meetings before her candidacy. ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A series of disjointed ramblings

When I was little I used to recite words without actually knowing what they meant.  Like the old gospel hymn we sang in Sunday School, “…a volunteer for Jesus, a soldier true, others have enlisted, why not you ” I had absolutely no idea what a volunteer was…I certainly do now. Anyone who has invested in the spirit of Chadds Ford knows what a volunteer is. Ginger ...

 

James C. Page of West Grove

James C. Page, 51, of West Grove, formerly of Bethel, Conn., died Monday, April 27 at Heartland Hospice in Wilmington, Del.  He was the husband of Joanne Wilde Page.  Born in Norwalk, Conn., he was the son of Clyde and Mary Palmer Page of West Grove.  He was self-employed as a handyman, doing various kinds of work.  He was a Jack-of-all-trades. He ...

 

Philip R. Simons, of Warren

Philip R. Simons, 62, of Warren, Pa. died at his residence, Friday, April 24 after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was born August 24, 1946 in Brooklyn, N.Y. to the late Lester and Eileen Spellman Simons. He has resided in Warren for the past 23 years moving here from Houston, Texas. Philip was a 1964 graduate of Henderson High School, West Chester, and ...