Archive for June 9th, 2010

New farmers’ market in Pennsbury

A new farmer’s market is opening in Pennsbury Township come Friday June 18. The market will be at the edge of the township park, next to the township building and will be open from 2-6 p.m. every Friday through Sept. 24. Township Manager Kathy Howley said the idea evolved from talks among members of the Park’s Committee. They see it as a way of bringing more ...

 
 

A lull in the action over park’s status

It was “one hellacious year” filled with “tumultuous events.” Those were the words of Linda Kaat, president of the Friends of the Brandywine Battlefield as she described the last 12 months for the Brandywine Battlefield Park. Kaat made the comments while addressing members of the Chadds Ford Business Association during their June lunch meeting. She said ownership of ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Katie is a 5-year-old spayed female boxer that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She was brought to the shelter because her owners were unable to care for her. Katie is a very sweet and easygoing dog who may be a little shy at first but will warm up quickly if you give her a chance. She gets a long with other dogs and cats. Katie loves to ...

 

Striking Poses: Portraits from the museum’s collections

Striking Poses: Portraits from the Museum's Collections, the latest exhibition at the Brandywine River Museum,offers visitors the opportunity to examine many unique synergies between portrait sitters and artists. This exhibition of approximately 40 works includes a wide range of examples of unusual and vibrant portraits by artists such as Peter Hurd, Norman Rockwell, ...

 

Guest editorial: Put patients and doctors back in control of healthcare

Most everyone agrees that health care in the United States has major problems, the biggest problems relating to skyrocketing costs. No one doubts the system is in need of reform. However, too many in Washington see tighter government controls as the solution. In fact, the problems are rooted in past government controls that created more problems than they solved. ...

 

Police log for June 10

• Birmingham Township Police Chief Thomas Nelling told supervisors there was one burglary in the township in May, but that all the items were recovered within eight hours and that suspects may already be in custody. Nelling said the Birmingham burglary might have been committed by the same two people arrested for a burglary in Chadds Ford last month. He said his ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Goodbye to Chadds Ford

How many moving boxes can fit into a 2007 Toyota Corolla? Seventeen. I know – I loaded them. June 11 is moving day and the big van is loading my furniture and traveling 10 miles north to our dream home, a beautiful 4-bedroom Williamsburg Colonial in the woods. (And yes the Radon problem was easily resolved—a poor French drain design was the culprit.) We know this ...

 

Bits & Pieces for June 10

• Birmingham Township supervisors voted 3-0 to approve allowing Birmingham’s Emergency Management Coordinator Lloyd Roach to hold the same position in Pennsbury Township. Pennsbury supervisors recommended Roach during their May meeting. The governor must make the final approval for the appointment to be official. • Birmingham supervisors also approved the operation ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town for June 10