Archive for May 7th, 2009

Mowday talks about the Johnston gang at CFBA luncheon

Most times, talks at Chadds Ford Business Association lunches revolve around business. Not so during the May 7 lunch at the Pennsbury Township Building. Author, historian and former newspaper editor Bruce Mowday gave members of the Chadds Ford Business Association a brief glimpse into the activities, the investigation into and the downfall of the notorious Johnston ...

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A series of disjointed ramblings

Once upon a time in the 1940s, in the tiny village of Chadds Ford, there was a little boy named Arthur Cleveland, III – but everyone just called him “Casey.” Casey and his family were friends with all the people who lived in the village, like the young artist Andy Wyeth and the old historian Chris Sanderson who taught everyone about the Battle of the Brandywine. ...

 

Chadds Ford Elementary School gets sign approval

There was little doubt going into the hearing that the Unionville-Chards Ford Education Foundation would get the requested zoning variance for a special sign at Chadds Ford Elementary School. Little doubt since Pennsbury Township supervisors were already in favor of the variance being granted and the planning commission had no objection to the application. So, ...

 

Supervisors opt for temporary sign leniency

Chadds Ford Township supervisors resolved Monday night to temporarily ease  up on sign restrictions in the business districts along Route 1 and Route 202. The change is on a trial basis and runs through the end of this year. “We don’t know how this will work out,” said Supervisors’ Chairman George Thorpe. “It’s on a trial basis.” The resolution, which passed ...

 

No local races for Chadds Ford Democrats in this month’s primary

There are no major local seats up for grabs on this month’s primary ballot for the Democratic Party in Chadds Ford Township. No party members are looking to run for supervisor and there are no school district seats open in the region. So, it was a small group of Delaware County Democrats who met at a private residence in Chadds Ford Sunday, May 3. And only a handful ...

 

Eichinger: ‘There’s too much anger’ in Pennsbury

A newcomer to Pennsbury Township politics is the second candidate seeking the Republican Party nomination for supervisor. Steve Eichinger, a 32-year-old self employed consultant in communications and high technology will be running against Aaron McIntyre in the May 19 primary. Eichinger said he has no prior township involvement, adding, “I want to fix things. There’s ...

 

Yin and yang of anonymity

This editorial is different from most. There is no editorial “we” that is the convention of newspapers. This editorial is first person singular. I am writing this, me Rich Schwartzman. (As if most readers so far need to be told.) There are some truly decent people in Chadds Ford, Birmingham and Pennsbury townships. But, there are also some mean-spirited cowards. I’ve ...

 

Pocopson students tour Brandywine River Museum

Pocopson Elementary School fourth-graders became the latest group of students to get their cultural horizons expanded at the Brandywine River Museum. Three fourth-grade classes toured the museum on a rain-soaked Tuesday morning. “It’s essential to get students here,” said Mary Cronin, the museum’s supervisor of education. Cronin explained that getting people ...

 

Doris M. Roten of Avondale

Doris M. Roten, 76 of Avondale died at her residence on Sunday, May 3. She was the wife of Roy Lee Roten, who died in 2006, and with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Creston, NC, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Jaquita Sludder Roten. She was homemaker. Doris enjoyed her cats and being with her family and neighbors. She is survived by one ...

 

Margaret V. Leach of Kennett Square

Margaret V.  Leach, 98, of Kennett Square, died Friday, May 1, at Linden Hall, Kennett Square. She was the wife of Charles E. Leach who passed away in 2000 and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Chester Springs, she was the daughter of the late John H. and Mabel Smith Voorhees. She attended Kennett High School and a Prep school in Connecticut ...

 

Ethel E. Harris Thompson of Toughkenamon

Ethel E. Harris Thompson, 93 of Toughkenamon, died Sunday, May 3, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Palmer E. Thompson, Sr., with whom she shared 41 years of marriage, and who passed away in 1984. Born in Newark, Del., she was the daughter of the late Hollie H. and Grace Lurty Harris She had worked for Charles Nigro Mushrooms in Cochranville ...