Archive for June, 2010

Feds raid Chadds Ford business

Federal agents, Tuesday, raided the offices of The Herbal Group, located in the Barn Shops in Chadds Ford Township. The raid came five days after Delaware County Sheriff’s deputies informed shopkeepers that the center was up for sheriff’s sale. Agents from the US Postal Service and from Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted the June 29 raid. Agents on the ...

 
 

Jimmy John’s aims for Thanksgiving reopening

Jimmy John’s could be reopened for Thanksgiving. At least that’s the word that came during a benefit for the popular hot dog stand on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township. An early morning fire gutted the restaurant on May 1, the day Jimmy John’s was to celebrate its 70th anniversary. Radley Run Country Club in Birmingham Township hosted the benefit Sunday. Jimmy John’s ...

 

Editor’s note

Scenes from Around the Town and Bits & Pieces are not in this week’s edition due to lost computer files. The lost files also mean there are no photos available from the Jimmy John’s benefit and a shortened policed log. Anyone with photos of the Jimmy John's benefit willing to share then shild submit the photos to editor@chaddsfordlive.com. Please include a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Zoey is 1-year-old spayed gray tabby domestic short hair cat that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA.She came to the shelter because her owner was moving and could not take her along. Zoey is a very affectionate cat that is front declawed and gets a long with children, dogs and other cats. While Zoey was in our care we realized she is blind. ...

 

Happy Birthday USA

The U.S. turns 234 years old Sunday, July 4, 2010. Assuming good weather, the Brandywine Creek will likely be filled with canoeists and kayakers, and swimming pools and country clubs will be packed. Barbecues and fireworks will fill bellies and the night sky. But behind all the partying, July 4 is the most significantly profound day in both U.S. and world history. It ...

 

Police log for July 1

• Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting Sobriety Checkpoints during the July 4 weekend. • Someone broke into a car parked in the Glen Eagle Square shopping center on June 28 and stole an iPod Touch and a Nintendo DS. The theft happened sometime between 9:35 and 10 p.m.

 

Know Your Finances: A dramatic quarter with unclear direction

Technically the great recession ended a year ago and real economic growth, as measured by the gross domestic product (GDP), has recovered strongly from its mid 2009 trough. And yet the economy feels so fragile again and at risk of a U-turn into double-dip territory. In response the stock market has been on a roller coaster ride all quarter. Early in the quarter ...

 

Mind Matters —A collision of worlds

Driving to the San Jose, Calif. airport from Monterey last Monday morning, I saw scores of men and women picking strawberries and artichokes in vast, flat fields. How often do we on the east coast even consider what back-breaking work this must be? There are no machines, no robotic arms in this continual landscape of long, low green rows—no, these are folks whose ...

 

Ivar Christensen of Kennett Square

Ivar Christensen,87, June 27 at Crosslands, Kennett Square. He was born in Kristiansand S, Norway on July 18, 1922. He grew up there and was a young man of 18 when the Nazis invaded and occupied Norway in 1940. He became involved in a resistance group in south Norway which was part of the Milorg effort to sabotage and carry on a defiant fight for their country ...

 

Albert F. Serocke of Kennett Square

Albert F. Serocke, 85, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, June 26, at Ware Presbyterian Village, Oxford. Born in Chicago, Ill, he was the son of the late Emil H. and Augusta Badsteen Serocke. He was a Salesman for Fieldcrest Mills in New York, NY for 25 years, retiring in 1981. Mr. Serocke was a graduate of Poly Prep High in Brooklyn, NY and Columbia University. He ...

 

School taxes going up in U-CF district

Property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will see their school taxes go up for the next academic year. How much of an increase depends on whether the property is in Chester or Delaware County. School board members passed the budget by an 8-1 vote, with Keith Knauss the lone vote against. This was the same budget that was finalized in May and ...