Archive for September 3rd, 2009

Board hears application for massage business

  The Sept. 2 Board of Supervisors’ meeting for Chadds Ford Township was dominated with a hearing for a massage therapy business. Don Lim, the applicant, said he wants to operate his business from the site of a current carpet store at Woodland Drive and Route 202. Lim testified that he has been licensed as a massage therapist in New York for nine years and will ...

 
 

Constituents talk health care plan with Pitts

Whether they love it or hate it, people have been voicing opinions on a proposed national healthcare bill across the country. Constituents of the 13th Legislative District had their chance last week. U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts, R-13, of East Marlborough held four town hall sessions with the last one at Unionville Elementary School Friday night. “Good ideas will get ...

 

It’s back to school for U-CF

It’s the unofficial end of summer and this year it came on Aug. 31. “It” is the first day back to school for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. For Chadds Ford Elementary School it means the return to class for 313 students this year. This is also the year the school will be able to legally display the sign telling passing motorists that CFES earned the ...

 

Due diligence or overkill

Chadds Ford Township officials were chagrined to learn a business operating in the township was actually a front for prostitution. The Lucky Spa was raided following a state police undercover investigation and it was ultimately shut down. That was seven years ago. Set aside the debate over whether prostitution–or any other vice–should be illegal. That’s a ...

 

Police log for Sept. 3

A 65-year-old woman from Phoenixville had cash and credit cards stolen from her purse while she was watching a movie at the AMC Theater in Painters Crossing on Aug. 19, state police said in a press release. The report said the purse was under her seat when the items were stolen. • Two large dogs may have thwarted a burglary on Smithbridge Road in Concord Township ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

I’m a bit of a Scrooge when it comes to Labor Day. It’s not that I don’t like the extra day off, but Labor Day holds other connotations for me–like the cold smack of life’s realities. I grew up in a “non-labor” home on the Main Line. My mother was a stay at home mom and my father was a patent attorney with Philco who commuted to Philadelphia. When I was in ...

 

Know Your Finances

No doubt, you’ve been cutting back on your spending lately. Everyone has. People are scared and recognize not only that “things” don’t make us happy, but that more money in our retirement pot will give us comfort in later years. We know that this current economic downturn may not be the last one in our lifetime, and recessions lurk around corners with the potential ...