Archive for February 10th, 2010

U-CF School Board considering tax hike

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board will, during its Feb 16 meeting, vote on a possible tax increase beyond the state index. The board must apply for exceptions to the limits in order to raise taxes to the suggested levels without going to a referendum. The vote is part of a state-required preliminary budget. The actual budget won’t come up for a vote until ...

 
 

Winter blast puts chill on events

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Plein Air painting and “Wet Paint” sale scheduled for Feb. 6 and 7 was postponed until Feb. 27 and 28 because of the storm that dumped roughly 2 feet of snow in the area. Also affected by the winter blast was the official opening of “Introduction,” a multi-cultural art show at the Chadds Ford Gallery. The show went up on Jan. ...

 

Adopt-a-pet

Jessie is a 5-year-old neutered male ferret that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter on Jan. 23, because his owners did not want to take care of him or clean up after him any longer. Jessie is a sweet little guy who likes to hang out in his hammock.Jessie is looking for a responsible care giver who will give him the ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

At the end of my July 23 blog I wrote: “And there’s something else about that [concert]. It got me involved …well…maybe that will be the subject of another blog someday…maybe…we’ll see.” Well, “someday” is here and so I offer my Valentine’s Day story to you. They were born the same year, in hospitals less than a mile apart. Her mother once lived in an English Tudor ...

 

Reflections on a snowy day

It’s been pretty quiet in the Chadds Ford area lately, except maybe for the sounds of shoveling and plowing. So what to do on a snowy afternoon than to muse about what little has been happening? The verdict is not yet in on the value of the new supervisors’ workshops the Chadds Ford Board has implemented. There’s only been one so far. That was held a week before ...

 

Police log Feb. 11

A Ridley Park woman was charged with driving too fast for conditions after hitting a state police patrol car in Chadds Ford Township. The police car was stopped while the trooper was investigating a one-car accident. According to a police report, the patrol cruiser was blocking the southbound lanes of Route 1 south of Dickinson Drive to allow for a tow truck to ...