Archive for June 2nd, 2010

Supervisors continue hearing for liquor license transfer

Chadds Ford supervisors are considering an inter-municipal liquor license transfer for the Olive Branch Restaurant on Route 202. Owner Brian McFadden bought Antonio’s restaurant and motel and is looking to re-establish the use of both businesses. Supervisors opened a hearing into the liquor license transfer prior to the start of their June Board of Supervisors ...

 
 

Crowds fill museum during annual Antique Show

The Brandywine River Museum maintained a 39-year tradition by launching the Memorial Day weekend with the opening of the annual three-day Antique Show that raises money for the museum’s Volunteers Art Purchase Fund. This year more than 400 people attended the Friday night reception to see the wares offered by 31 antique dealers. Attendance through Memorial Day was ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Emma is an adult spayed female brown and orange tabby domestic short hair catthat is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter as a stray in January. Her finder found her on the road and brought her to here to find a safe new indoor home. She is a very affectionate cat. Emma loves attention and even likes to give kisses. She is a ...

 

Criticizing Rand Paul and Title II

Rand Paul disappointed a lot of people just 24 hours after he won the Kentucky Republican Party nomination for U.S. Senate last month. The newly elected nominee fell flat on his face when MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called him out for saying he disagreed with Title II of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. That was the portion of the act that made it illegal for private ...

 

Police log for June 3

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale, reported arresting two Wilmington men in Pennsbury Township on May 28 for DUI and possession of controlled substances and paraphernalia. The men were identified as Antoine Jones and Justin Boc. No other information was reported. • At a sobriety checkpoint on Route 1 in Kennett Township during the Memorial day ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: “Crowbar” Sue Minarchi

The village of Chadds Ford is quickly getting to know Sue Minarchi, the energetic and effervescent president of the Sanderson Museum on Creek Road. Two summers ago, before she became president, I started calling her “Crowbar Sue.” Why? Well, as always, we were trying to save money at the Sanderson, and instead of hiring a contractor, Sue and I had decided to take on ...

 

Bits & Pieces for June 3

• Roger Steward, owner of Jimmy John’s is hosting a “Funday” to help rebuild the restaurant that was gutted by fire last month. The event will be at the Radley Run Country Club, 2-6 p.m., June 27. There will be live music. A $15 donation at the door is suggested. • The Chadds Ford Civic Association is planning a canoe trip down the Brandywine as part three of its ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town for June 3

 

Mind Matters —Aesop’s fable and beyond

When one of my children was in third grade, the class played out renditions of Aesop’s Fables on the little meeting house stage of West Chester Friends. One story in particular has stayed with me for over twenty years. May be it was those cardboard waves being pulled to and fro by some unseen 8-year-old hands that keeps the image so alive. Standing on the “shore” by ...

 

Know Your Finances: Rethinking gold

Richard from Wilmington asks…Is the stock market getting ready to crash again? Should I sell my stocks? The short answer is: I don’t know. No one can predict the market’s unique behavior in the short-term. The long answer is: No, I don’t think the market is about to crash again. True, it has taken no prisoners since its corrective dive from the recent April 23 peak. ...