Archive for May, 2009

Joseph W. Manning III of Avondale

Joseph W. Manning III, 40, of Avondale, passed away while on a biking trip to St. George, Utah on Sunday, May 17. He was a 1991 graduate of Drexel University with a Bachelors Degree and a 2000 graduate of Penn State University with a Masters Degree. He was employed by United Water of Delaware where he worked as a Water Quality Assurance Supervisor. He is survived by: ...

 
 

Know Your Finances

Is the massive government stimulus of the last several months laying the groundwork for hyperinflation? Or is the economy so sick that deflation or stagflation is only possible. Let’s define the terms again. Inflation results when the demand for money exceeds the supply of money. People often define inflation as too much money chasing too few goods, and prices climb. ...

 

Joseph A. McGinley of West Grove,

Joseph A. McGinley, 92 of West Grove, died Thursday, May 21 at Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the beloved husband of Mary Getman McGinley, who predeceased him in 1979. Born in Chadds Ford, he was the son of the late John and Mary Golden McGinley. Joseph was a lifelong resident of Chadds Ford and a lifelong member of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford. He ...

 

Peggy Weaver Thompson of Kennett Square

Peggy Weaver Thompson, 77 of Kennett Square died May 20, 2009 at Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square.  She was the wife of Donald H. Thompson, with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin J. and Edna Saylor Weaver. Peggy was a member of the Fieldstone Golf & Country Club in Greenville, Del., the ...

 

Chadds Ford may need to lead in saving battlefield park

Chadds Ford Township dos not have the money to operate the Brandywine Battlefield Park, but it may need to take the lead in saving the park operations. Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Deborah F. Love made the comment after a Monday night meeting on the park’s future held at the Brandywine River Museum. During that meeting – attended by an estimated 200 people, some in ...

 

CFHS opens ‘From moo to you’ exhibit

The dairy industry was once a major player in the economy of the general Chadds Ford area. Not so today. Homes and highways now dominate the landscape that was once dominated by grazing cattle and the pastures they roamed. In honor of those farming roots, the Chadds Ford Historical Society has opened a new exhibit, “From Moo to You.” Displays include old photographs ...

 

McIntyre tops Eichinger in Pennsbury; Leiser and Manzone win in school board race

The voters have spoken and Aaron McIntyre won the Republican Party nomination for supervisor in Pennsbury Township. He defeated Steve Eichinger 302-124, but he may still face Eichinger again in November. Five days before the Tuesday primary election, Eichinger challenged McIntyre’s education claims and said even if he lost the primary he would run as an independent ...

 

U-CF school board approves high school renovation

The Unionville High School renovation project is now a go. After two failed attempts at passing a referendum for the project, the school board voted 6-3 Monday night to approve the project that comes in at just less than $70 million. Wohlsen Construction of Lancaster won the project with a base cost bid of $52,500,000 plus $395,000 for alternates. Other costs include ...

 

Vetting and political bloodletting

We would be remiss in not addressing the story from last week regarding Aaron McIntyre, his education claims and the political climate in Pennsbury Township. Just five days before the primary election, Mr. McIntyre’s opponent, Steve Eichinger, brought to the attention of ChaddsFordLive evidence that cast doubt on Mr. McIntyre’s education claims. On his Web site, Mr. ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A series of disjointed ramblings

Old “Delicious”, a Belgium draft horse came trotting up Route 52 last week, pulling a wagon on an historic trip to the Mendenhall Inn. This was not the typical horse- drawn carriage that often brings a bride and groom to receptions in the Grand Ballroom. “Delicious”, a rescued Amish workhorse, was bringing the first kegs of Twin Lakes beer to go on tap in the ...

 

Mind Matters — The Continuum of Grief

There is no exit from life’s experiences. Grief, unfortunately, or perhaps fortunately, is a response to loss that no human being can avoid. Grief is our internal response to loss and includes emotions, physical reactions, and mental perceptions. My own notion of grief is that it is as a continuum of loss. And continually we are faced with loss. There are the ...