Archive for June 23rd, 2010

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 ...

 
 

Animals win big at SPCA fund-raiser

The Chester County SPCA was looking to raise $65,000 from a fund-raiser at Big Bend in Chadds Ford Sunday, and it appears the organization is on its way to exceed that, according to Linda Kaat, the development director for the SPCA. “We exceeded our expectations thanks to so many vendors, donors, restaurants, and especially to Frolic Weymouth. The setting drew so ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Zeek is a 6-year -ld neutered male Shih-Tzuthat is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He was brought to the shelter because his owner had passed away. Zeek is a very sweet and playful guy who likes attention and affection. He is an all rounded dog who is housebroken and gets along with kids, cats and other dogs. Zeek is now looking for a forever ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town for June 24

 

Bits & Pieces for June 24

• The Chadds Ford Gallery is changing its hours next week through Labor Day. It will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, but by appointment only Monday through Wednesday. • The fund-raiser for Jimmy John’s is this Sunday, June 27, from 2-6 p.m. at Radley Run Country Club. A $1`5 donation is suggested. • The Brandywine River ...

 

First Person Singular: Thank you, Sally

The need to write this particular piece is pleasing and saddening at the same time. Sally Jane Denk has ceased her weekly “Blogging Along the Brandywine” column for ChaddsFordLive.com, but it’s for a good reason. As most readers know, Sally became engaged a few months ago. She and Tom, her fiancée, moved into a home in West Chester two weeks ago. She’s no longer in ...

 

Police log for June 24

• State police recovered two bags in Painters Crossing shopping center that were stolen from a vehicle in the Shoppes at Brinton Lake. A police report said the bags were taken when someone broke the right rear window of the car about 6:47 p.m. on June 19. They were recovered, with the contents, later in the evening, the report said. • A residence on Ridge Road in ...

 

Free Your Space: I think that used to be salsa

Ever had this experience: You reach into your refrigerator and pull out the container that you believe to be the leftover macaroni and cheese. Upon opening the container you find an unidentifiable creature, blue and green, red and white, smelly and in the process of some scary mutation. What was this? Do you toss it out or do you quickly close the lid and return it ...

 

Mary Woodward of Kendal

Mary Connell Woodward died on June 18, at her residence at Kendal at Longwood where she had lived since 1984. She was 94 years old.?? Born Aug. 3, 1915, in Covington, Ky., she was a lifelong resident of West Chester and Chester County.?? She was the daughter of William F. and Mary Meyer Connell. She grew up in West Chester and was a 1933 graduate of West Chester High ...