Archive for June 30th, 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 ...