Archive for December, 2009

Police log 12/24

Pennsylvania state police are looking for two men suspected of stealing $5,000 worth of narcotics that were being delivered to the Concord Pharmacy on Baltimore Pike Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9:45 a.m. According to a police report, two white males punched a lock on the side panel door of the delivery truck while the driver was inside the store. The suspects took five ...

 
 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

As I read Dr. Kayta Gajdos’ Mind Matters column last week, her beautiful words of wisdom drew me back to my family’s Christmas of 2006 and how we accomplished the near miraculous that year–we changed Christmas and rediscovered the Light. This, then, is my Christmas  story for you: On Dec. 24, 2005, my 95-year old father entered Bryn Mawr Hospital for the last ...

 

Brandywine River Museum events’ schedule

The Brandywine River Museum has prepared an exciting array of exhibitions and events for 2010. The following is the schedule for January through June.   Laugh Lines: Cartoons and Caricatures from the CollectionJanuary 23 - March 14 Winter Weekends for FamiliesJanuary 30 - February 28 Read-Aloud Tours for Young ChildrenFebruary 4, 11, 18, 25 ...

 

Chalfonts celebrate 310 years in America

Some people buy homes for shelter, others for investments or tax write offs. Sometimes there is serendipity in the purchase. Such was the case for Francena Chalfont of Chadds Ford. The home she bought in 1997, she learned, dates back eight generations within her family. Chalfont said evidence shows the house on Ridge Road was once a Swedish-owned trading post that ...

 

Pennsbury passes budget

Pennsbury Township supervisors crossed the final T and dotted the last I and passed the 2010 township budget during their Dec.16 meeting. The spending plan for next year is balanced with income and expenses totaling $1,236,819. There are three township taxes residents will contend with, one being the new open space tax of 0.79 mills that was authorized by ...

 

Delco raises property taxes

Chadds Ford Township – and other Delaware County homeowners – will see an increase in their county property taxes beginning next year. County council voted unanimously Dec. 15 to pass a 7.4 percent property tax increase as part of a $308.6 million budget for 2010. The budget is $5.6 million more than that for 2009, while the tax increase to 5.182 mills is ...

 

Adopt-a-pet

Lexi is a 6-month old female pit bull that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter with her friend Carmel on Nov. 12 because their owner was moving and could not take them.  Lexi is a very sweet lovable little girl who is deaf and will need a little extra TLC and training. Lexi is looking for a responsible care giver ...

 

Local author sharing hope for the holidays with new book titled They’re Not Gone.

Local author, A.P. Morris, is releasing a non-fiction book, They’re Not Gone, to coincide with the holiday season.  They’re Not Gone shares stories of 13 people whose loved ones passed away and their eventual ‘reconnection’ through the assistance of local psychic medium, Ricky Wood. Each story contains ‘evidence’ that their spirits are still very much ...

 

Mind Matters

“It was a dark and stormy night,” says the clichéd first line of Snoopy’s novel in the Peanuts cartoon. That also seems to be the first line of some of my clients recently when they arrive anytime after 4 pm. We are at the darkest point of the year right now as we lumber towards the solstice. Night comes early and the dark seems thick and low. So it is also the ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

It’s the holiday season – but today I’m feeling a little sad. Weather permitting, Thursday, Dec. 17 is the day Sanderson Hall, a dormitory, built in 1969 at West Chester University and named for Chadds Ford resident and historian Christian C. Sanderson, is slated for demolition as part of a $300 million project that would replace eight dormitories built in the ...

 

Police log 12/17

Packages left at a residence on Southpoint Road in Chadds Ford Township were taken while the victim was away from home, according to state police report. Police confirmed with UPS that two packages were dropped off at the residence ay 9:08 a.m. on Dec. 14. A friend of the homeowner also confirmed seeing the packages, but the parcels were gone when the victim ...