Archive for July 2nd, 2009

Ralph Frank Ciliberti, Jr. of Chadds Ford

Ralph Frank Ciliberti, Jr., 50 of Chadds Ford, died unexpectedly on June 30. Ralph leaves behind his mother, Joan of Chadds Ford; his brother Michael and his wife Carmela of New London;  sisters, Joanie and Crissy, both of Chadds Ford, Carol of Kennett Square and Patti and her husband Rick of West Grove. He was also a loving uncle to Amy, Gary, Christopher, ...

 
 

Art studio and classroom opens in Barn Shops

With little to no fanfare, two local artists transformed the antique shop behind the Chadds Ford Gallery into an art studio. Artist Dan O’Neill took over the location June 15 and, with the help of artist Barbara Tlush, cleaned up the area to be used for a studio and art classroom. O’Neill, who’s been teaching for more than 30 years said he’s will to teach anyone ...

 

Beading class benefits abuse victims

Businesses may be having a tough time in an uncertain economic climate, but that isn’t stopping a Chadds Ford based business from helping others. Beadscope, in Olde Ridge Village for less than a year, offers classes in jewelry making, but decided to donate the fees from a class on June 25 to Family Support Line, a Media-based children’s charity that helps support ...

 

Chadds Ford to file injunction against Ming Village

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 during their July 1 meeting to file an injunction against the Ming Village restaurant in Painters Crossing shopping center. The township had previously cited the restaurant for code violations after a series of renovations were done without required permits. After prolonged non-compliance, the township filed suit and Judge ...

 

Police log for July 2

State police from Troop K, Media are investigating two incidents in Chadds Ford Township. In the first, $12,000 worth of jewelry was stolen from a residence on Woodland Drive during the morning of Monday, June 29.  On Tuesday, June 30 there was an attempted burglary from a home on Coopers Hawk Lane at 3:14 p.m.  • Pennsylvania State Police from the Avondale ...

 

Opening eyes to the rights of man

Many writers through the ages have attempted to express the meaning of a plethora of concepts. Others explain what they intended to say in a previous writing. One writer to do both is Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson was the author of one of the most magnificent documents in the annals of liberty, The Declaration of Independence, the birth certificate of the United ...

 

Brandywwine Radio get new marketer

Local writer and communications specialist Christy Hannum Miller joins Brandywine Radio.com A native of Unionville, PA, Miller comes to Brandywine Radio.com with over 15 years of Marketing and Communications experience. In 1998 in New York City, Miller founded Swim Pictures to direct and produce a feature film about her legendary grandmother, Nancy Hannum. She is the ...

 

Frank Talk from a Naked Winemaker

About 20 years ago I was sitting outside my little winery with a bunch of friends and for some reason I can’t remember now, I offered to run around the winery naked for 25 bucks. Those days are definitely gone. Today, when I think of myself as a naked winemaker it’s more about how I feel about wine than what I don’t have on. Forty something years ago all we knew ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

This week I had intended to write about why I hate Route 1 through Chadds Ford. Like when you’re pumping gas at Leader Sunoco and a tractor trailer comes barreling through the intersection and you wonder if you’re experiencing the east coast version of the great San Francisco earthquake. Once I was out on the front porch of the Sanderson Museum when a car literally ...

 

Know Your Finances

Have you ever climbed or hiked up a mountain?  Anyone who has will attest to the fact that it requires both stamina and endurance. We have all climbed mountains figuratively, both large and small.  Perhaps clichéd, but those peaks are analogous to the stock market. The mountain path has many switchbacks that seem to meander nowhere; they even often lead ...