Archive for September 17th, 2009

Police log for Sept. 17

State police are investigating the theft of a laptop computer from a vehicle parked and McKenkie Brew Pub on Route 202. According to a police report, the Dell laptop was taken from a Ford Escape after someone smashed the driver’s side window to gain access to the vehicle. The computer was in a black and gray backpack, the report said. Police said the incident ...

 
 

Brandywine remembers Sept. 11

The rain may have drenched the grounds but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates as members geared up for a Remembrance Reception at the park Friday night.  “It was a heartbreaking decision whether to cancel or to continue,” said associates’ President Linda Kaat, “but we said we had to honor Brandywine tonight, rain or ...

 

Community rallies to salvage Chadds Ford Days

Chadds Ford Days is one of the two major fund-raising events for the Chadds Ford Historical Society. CFHS President George Franz said he would take a wait and see attitude before he could tell how much the rain hurt this year. However, he was pleased to see Sunday’s sunshine. “Usually we do better on Saturday than Sunday,” Franz said. “We’ll do better today, ...

 

Family fun on a soggy night

There was something for pretty much everyone in Chadds Ford Township Friday night. There was the Remembrance Ceremony at the battlefield park, an opening for a new Jamie Wyeth exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum and the Chadds Ford Elementary School PTO held a family fun night at the school. There was conga line dancing, balloon games and even some water ice ...

 

Picnic planned to raise awareness of Pennsbury park

The Pennsbury Township Park Committee is about to launch the first Picnic in the park Saturday, Sept. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. According to Janice Pietrowicz, the event is designed to raise awareness of, and maybe some money for the park. “The event is only $5 per carload,” she said. “We want to get people in and enjoying the park and get them to come back next ...

 

In praise of volunteers

While there is a reluctance to sing praises about groups or individuals, it is proper to do at times. Those being praised here are those volunteers without whom little would happen. The point was driven home this past weekend. We’re not talking about those who volunteer their time on government boards or commissions. That’s something altogether different. The ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

Driving to work last Friday, I felt like someone playing a giant game of “Where’s Waldo.” Although I wasn’t looking for the little boy in a red and while striped shirt and matching beanie, I was looking for a flag with a red field and a red and white American flag image in the canton- the so-called Brandywine regimental flag. As we know, Friday, Sept. 11, was the ...