Archive for November, 2009

Blogging Along the Brandywine

A few weeks ago I was reading when the phone rang. I got up and went to my kitchen to answer. "Hi, this is Ed Wandersee" said a familiar voice. Having known Ed and his family for more than 25 years I answered with a cheery and enthusiastic, "Hi Ed!"  But Ed just kept talking, seemingly oblivious to my exuberant greeting, and asked me to support Frank ...

 
 

Mind Matters

At 6, I wished to be Cinderella’s godmother. At 64, I still wouldn’t mind a magic wand. What would I change? It would be little things that would change the world. It really wouldn’t take much. We make such a grand deal out of what we can’t do, yet if we made little changes wherever we are in whatever moment we’re in, what then? I hear stories where the scripts ...

 

Police log for 11/19

A 46-year-old diner at Carrabbas Italian Grill in Painters Crossing had cash and a credit card stolen from her purse while she was eating dinner on Nov. 14, state police report. According to a press release, $34 in cash was taken from her wallet along with the card, but the thief put the wallet back in the purse before fleeing. The investigation is ongoing and ...

 

Marie Gormley Sciarra of West Grove

Marie Gormley Sciarra, 80 of West Grove, died Sunday Nov. 15, at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove. She was the wife of Dominic R. Sciarra with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Hockessin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Jane (Keating) Gormley. Marie was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West Grove.She loved shopping, golfing, ...

 

Dreams and ingenuity

For the past two weeks, ChaddsFordLive.com has had stories on new businesses in the area. Last week the story was on Sophisticated Ladies, an upscale consignment shop in Chadds Ford Township. This week the story is about Sinful Snacks, a restaurant and snack shop that just opened in Pennsbury. Can anything be read from this? Is the economic climate turning around ...

 

PECO takes 300 trees from Heyburn Road properties

PECO Energy kept a promise to Chadds Ford resident Bruce Prabel. It was a promise he didn’t want kept. PECO promised to cut down the trees he loved, and it did. Two years ago, on his birthday, Prabel learned that PECO wanted to cut down more than 300 trees on his and his neighbors’ properties, properties on which PECO has easements. As reported at the time, PECO ...

 

No tax increase in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township residents should see their township property taxes hold steady for 2010. Supervisors voted at their Nov. 4 meeting to authorize for public inspection the 2010 budget. They will vote on the budget following a hearing on the spending bill at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2. Supervisor Garry Paul said that while revenue declined during 2009, the township was ...

 

New snack shop open for breakfast and lunch

Walk into the new Sinful Snacks restaurant and find a statue of Betty Boop in a roller skating waitress’s uniform holding a tray of cookie pieces. Try some. They’re on the house. The Boop statue is part of the retro atmosphere, along with a functional juke box (set on free play) and some 45 rpm vinyl records on the wall. Sinful Snacks, taking off on the phrase ...

 

Rotary breaks ground for all-access playground

A new, all-access playground is under construction in Concord Township due to the efforts of the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. “The playground is meant to service children, including those who need wheelchair access,” said Hank Fischer, who helped spearhead the project for the Rotary. “We thought it as necessary because there are very few facilities like that in ...

 

Hillendale honors veterans

Close to two dozen veterans were honored during a Veteran’s Day ceremony at Hillendale Elementary Nov. 11. The vets, from the Gulf to WWII heard words of thanks from school Principal Steve Dissinger, were given American flags by the students and heard a play from 5th-graders about what it means to be a veteran. Dissinger said the ceremony was designed to show ...

 

Rotary breaks ground for all-access playground

A new, all-access playground is under construction in Concord Township due to the efforts of the Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary. “The playground is meant to service children, including those who need wheelchair access,” said Hank Fischer, who helped spearhead the project for the Rotary. “We thought it as necessary because there are very few facilities like that ...