Archive for July 14th, 2010

Adopt-a-Pet

Brody is an adult neutered male pit bull that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter on April 24 as a stray and is now looking for his new forever home. We estimate his age to be between 1-3 years old. Brody is a loveable guy who loves to give kisses and is very happy to be a lap dog. He still has a lot of energy and loves a ...

 
 

Museum honors Wyeth birthday

More than 1,000 people took advantage of free admission at the Brandywine River Museum Monday in honor of what would have been Andrew Wyeth’s 93rd birthday. The world-famous Chadds Ford artist was born July 12, 1917. He died January 16, 2009. In addition to the free admission into the museum, there were also free tours of the N.C. Wyeth home and studio. There were ...

 

Chamber president sees economy recovering

The president of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce sees some positive signs that the economy is improving, though he admits it will take time for all businesses to recover. Mike Brady, a financial planner, said during a July 14 chamber sponsored “Coffee Connections” meet and greet, that larger manufacturing companies are now reinvesting in themselves. “They’re ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for July 15

 

Bits & Pieces for July 15

• Families will continue to enjoy Dino Days in December and other popular educational activities throughout the year at the Delaware Museum of Natural History thanks in part to a $20,000 grant recently provided by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The grant will provide sponsorship support for the museum's annual dinosaur extravaganza and essential funding ...

 

Keeping tabs on the codes

While the Chadds Ford area may have rural roots, it’s not opposed to technological advances. The Internet is keeping residents and developers informed about what they can and can’t do. Birmingham Township has had its ordinances codified since 1995, but they’ve only been on line for about two or three years, according to Township Manager Quina Nelling. She said ...

 

The Garden Path:Grow your own bird food

Sure, it’s easy to buy birdseed at the store, but there’s an even easier way to attract birds. In nature, birds eat more than seed; they eat insects, nuts, and fruit. By planting the right trees and shrubs, you can provide birds with months of food, and enjoy watching them in your yard. Start by using native plants. Plants and animals evolve together in a given area, ...

 

Mind Matters: Positive psychology? Get real.

Ever get tired of yet another pop psychology book on “positive” thinking? Barbara Ehrenreich’s book, “Bright-Sided: How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America” is one antidote to the pap of positivism. As a psychologist, I, of course, want to help people re-frame their situations and find meaning and hope in their lives. But to have an ...

 

Police log for July 15

• A state police report from the Media barracks said five vehicles were broken into at the Concord Country Club on Route 202 on July 13. The break-ins happened between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. All the vehicles were locked, the report said, and several items—not listed—were stolen. The thief, or thieves, gained access by breaking windows, the report said. • Someone ripped ...

 

‘Elected nuisances’

Conservative columnist George Will ended a column last week with this: “In the fight between law and appetite, bet on appetite. And: Americans then were, and let us hope still are, magnificently ungovernable by elected nuisances.” What is interesting about those lines is that Mr. Will’s column was on the failure of the first era of prohibition, the prohibition on ...