Archive for August 4th, 2010

Adopt-a-Pet

Trixie is an adult domestic short hair tortoise shell cat that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter as a stray in April and was pregnant. Trixie went into foster care where we found out that she is a friendly cat with a wonderful personality. She is very easy going and gets a long with dogs and children. Trixie loves to ...

 
 

Bits & Pieces for Aug. 5

• The Kennett Symphony, under the direction of Maestra Mary Woodmansee Green, will perform “Highland Fling” at Longwood Gardens Open Air Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m., an evening of Celtic music featuring The Brandywine Harp Orchestra and the Kennett Symphony’s Children’s Chorus. For tickets or information, call 610-444-6363 or ...

 

Arden Forge development approved

Birmingham Township supervisors, Monday night, granted final approval for a land development plan for the Arden Forge at the five-point intersection in the Village of Dilworthtown. The vote was 2-0. Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick was out of town. Supervisors placed a number of conditions on their approval because of the historic nature of the site. According to Mark ...

 

Small’s Treasures opens in Pennsbury

That little knick-knack or last minute gift may not be too far away. Small’s Treasures, a country and primitives shop just opened in Pennsbury Township. The store features candles, curios, silk flower arrangements and small furniture pieces ranging in price from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars. Owner Janice Small said she wants to offer “something different. I ...

 

Know Your Finances:Questions from readers

Andrea, from Chadds Ford, asks if she should move money out of her bond funds into stock funds after seeing that the S&P 500 increased almost 7 percent in July. I wish I could tell Andrea when the stock market will stop being so volatile, but my Magic 8 ball is in the shop. But I can tell her that despite the market’s flat track record over the last 10 years, I ...

 

Honoring the oath

The constitutionality of all laws, from Arizona’s immigration law to the federal healthcare bill and even local ordinances can, and should, come under examination. Laws that violate constitutional provisions must be struck down. One federal court last week struck down a provision in the Arizona law and this week a federal judge in Virginia agreed to hear arguments on ...

 

Police log for Aug. 5

• State police are looking for a white, non-Hispanic male, between the ages of 30 and 40 for a theft at Brandywine Valley Antiques on Route 1 in Pennsbury Township. Police said the suspect took two brass candlestick holders worth $60 at 4 p.m. on July 30. • State police from the Avondale barracks reported that a juvenile was arrested for theft on July 13. The victim ...

 

Mind Matters: Questioning judgment

A funny (or not so funny) thing happened on the way, not to the forum, but to Starbucks. (My favorite haunt, the Barn Shops Café, was closed.) Well, a forum of sorts about contemporary culture. You see I looked at a spot right by the door, then mused that perhaps it was a handicapped spot; then mused that if it weren’t, maybe backing up out of it so close to the ...