Archive for July, 2010

Free Your Space: What’s with the broken chair?

Baby Bear is six foot two and went off to college a year ago. Goldilocks moved out and is married with her own family. So? What’s with the broken chair? Are you storing items in your home that have not been used in months? Years? Decades, perhaps? Be honest. Is there stuff, either sitting out in a room or stuffed into the basement, garage or attic that you are ...

 
 

Diana C. Volcheck

Diana C. Volcheck, 68, passed away peacefully on July 23, from metastatic breast cancer, surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in 1942 in Wilmington. Her parents were Henry and Julia (Harwanko) Burgess. She attended Hamilton Junior High School in Baltimore, graduated from Wilmington High School, earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University ...

 

Independence of thought and action

There was positive feedback from our July Fourth editorial, in both written and verbal comments. Apparently there are readers who share our belief that July 4 and the Declaration of Independence have profound significance to this day. But independence from Great Britain was just one example of the overall human need for independence from an overbearing government. ...

 

Police log for July 22

• Police are looking for two men who brandished a shotgun during a robbery at Jake’s Hamburgers on Route 202. A police report said the two took an undisclosed amount of cash from the business and also took cash and personal items from employees. The robbery happened about 9:30 p.m. on July 16. Both suspects are black, the report said. One is described as 6 feet 6 ...

 

Pennsbury burglaries under investigation

Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale, are investigating a series of burglaries in Pennsbury Township. Some of the incidents are three months old. Press releases on the burglaries were not issued. ChaddsFordLive.com learned of the incidents from residents, one of which said her home had been burglarized. Tpr. Corey Monthei, the community services officer ...

 

Bits & Pieces for July 22

• Texas Roadhouse, on Route 1 in Concord Township, is scheduled to open for business Aug.2. • Birmingham Township will hold a public hearing for a temporary sign ordinance next month. The hearing is scheduled for 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 7, just before the regularly scheduled supervisors’ meeting. • The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is holding a workshop on ...

 

Bark park considered for Pennsbury

Pennsbury Township supervisors will, in August, be considering a proposal for a dog park to be put in the township park. If approved, it could be ready in September. The bark park would be a place where residents can take their dogs and have them off leash to socialize with other dogs, according to Kendal Reynolds of the township Park Committee. She said the initial ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Maggie is 10-year-old spayed female English setter that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter because her owner felt they were not home enough and she was spending too much time in her crate. Do not let Maggie’s age fool you she is full of energy and love and would like to share it with you. She is housebroken and gets a ...

 

John S. Wenner of West Chester

John S. Wenner, 74, of West Chester, died Thursday, July 15, at his home. He was the husband of Phyllis Iacampo Wenner, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Howard T. and Grace Walker Wenner. John was the founder and owner of Wenner Equipment Company in West Chester. He was a graduate of Abington High School and the ...

 

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 ...