Archive for June 18th, 2009

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 ...

 

Keeping heads above water

The Brandywine Creek, like many if not most inland waterways, can get rough at times. And as long as people use common sense it’s a safe place for canoeing, kayaking, tubing and fishing. But common sense also demands that people grasp the truth of Francis Bacon’s advice, “Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.” When the creek, or any body of water is roiling and ...

 

Police Log

Pennsylvania State Police suspect driving under the influence to be involved in a two-vehicle accident at Route 1 and Station Way Road in Chadds Ford Township. Police a Nissan Rogue was traveling north on route 1 when it went through the red light striking another vehicle, a 2008 Saab. The Nissan came to rest on the southbound lane in front of the Brandywine Bistro. ...

 

Mind Matters — Transitions are becoming more difficult

I found a note among old papers the other night—all because I was trying to kill a stink bug—ah, auspicious stink bug! The note says, “The kids are monkeys on Tuesday. Could you have Sofia (later to become Zofia more in accordance with her Polish grandmother’s spelling) wear something brown or dark?” This missive from Montessori preschool teacher Marla becomes a ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: There be plenty o’ trinket treasure waitin’ fer ye’

Avast me landlubber friends and all you Captain Jack Sparrow wannabes.There’s hidden treasure in Chadds Ford that’s waiting to be discovered in the growing high-tech game of Geocaching. According to Nancy Sakaduski of Pennsbury Township, “Geocaching is a worldwide outdoor hide and seek game.  A geocacher places a “geocache”, usually a box containing trinkets to ...