Archive for June, 2009

School taxes going up in U-CF district

Residents in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be paying more school property taxes. School board members passed a $69.3 million budget for 2009-2010 last week, a spending plan that calls for a property tax rate of 23.91 mills for Chester County residents and 20.68 mills in Chadds Ford, the only Delaware County township in the district. With a mill ...

 
 

Last hurrah for PNC branch building

The walls–and everything else for that matter– of the old PNC bank at Glen Eagle Square Shopping Center came tumbling down Tuesday, but not before members of two volunteer fire companies got to do some much needed practice. “I can’t remember the last time we were given a building,” said Concordville Fire Co. Chief Thomas Nelling. Firefighters from Concordville and ...

 

PHMC dumps Brandywine Battlefield Park

As anticipated, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission voted June 17 to follow the recommendation of a sustainability study and stop funding the operation of Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford Township. The recommendation calls for the state to enter into a management agreement with the township and the Brandywine Battlefield Associates to operate ...

 

Sestak, Specter woo Delco Democrat leadership

U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak told Delaware County Democrats that the 7th Congressional District in Pennsylvania would be worse off if he is not elected to the U.S. Senate next year. Sestak, who represents the 7th district, made the off hand comment in response to a question near the end of his meeting with leaders of the Delaware County Democratic Party June 18. One person ...

 

Sailing the ship of politics

With the Democratic Party primary for U.S. Senate still more than 10 months away, last week’s Delaware County Democratic Party Leadership meeting provided an interesting opportunity to watch the two frontrunners for the nomination. Interesting because the two men, U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter and U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak displayed ambition and attitude for all to see. Egos ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The life of the camp follower

Hello from Williamsburg, Va. My regiment, the 43rd Regiment of Foot, one of the finest groups of British re-enactors in the U.S., has once again been invited to participate in “Under the Red Coat”, recreating the summer of 1781 when Cornwallis’s forces occupied Williamsburg just prior to the battle at Yorktown. Most of you have seen the reenactment of the Battle of ...

 

Hannah Rebecca Mitchell Parrish

Hannah Mitchell Parrish died Monday, June 22 at Chester County Hospital in West Chester.  Hannah was born May 30, 1919 in Wilmington, the daughter of Henry Cloud and Lidie Webster Mitchell. She was raised on Woodside Farm, Hockessin, and graduated high school from Sanford School (Sunny Hills). She is a graduate of Ambler School of Horticulture for Women and ...

 

Susan Russell Martin of Avondale

Susan Russell Martin, 61 of Avondale, died June 18, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del., after a long and courageous battle with lymphoma Susan was born in Kansas City, Mo. to Steven Paul and Mildred Krumsick Russell.  She grew up in nearby Paola, Kan., and graduated from Paola High School in 1965.  She attended Lindenwood College and graduated from the ...

 

Two injured in tubing accident

Two people were transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center Sunday following a tubing accident on the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford Township. Rescue teams were called to the creek for the second time in less than a week after a group of about 21 scouts – boys and girls – ran into trouble while tubing the creek that was still running hard and fast after rain storms ...

 

Historical society benefits from Eagle Scout project

Boy Scouts are supposed to make a positive impression on people and Vito Jacono has done just that. Jacono, from Birmingham Township, just finished his Eagle Scout project of putting in a brick walkway at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. Gone are 550 square feet of gravel and dirt, replaced with the same area of new brick pavers on the front of the Barn Visitors ...

 

Birmingham Friends host second Peace Fair

The Birmingham Friends Meeting was the site for the second annual Peace Fair designed to bring awareness to the need for clearing out unexploded ordnance and to raise money for the purchase of a piece of surveying equipment that also serves as a land mine detector. Last year’s event raised enough money to buy two detectors, but the manufacturer matched that and four ...