Archive for August, 2010

No more townships or cities if proposed bill passes

Birmingham Township supervisors, Monday, voted to oppose a state House bill that would eliminate townships as geopolitical entities. The board voted 3-0 to oppose HB 2431. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Thomas Caltagirone, a D-127, of Reading, calls for amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to make counties the baseline government for municipalities. If passed, ...

 
 

Close, but no cigar for wine toast attempt

It was a great try, but The Great Pennsylvania Wine Toast apparently fell short of its intended goal. The Pennsylvania Wine Association and 60-70 of the state’s 114 licensed wineries attempted to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous wine toast Saturday, Aug. 14. The current record is 17,540 set in the United Kingdom in May of 2008. Locally, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Bungie is 7-year-old neutered male akita mix that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He was brought to the shelter on July 16, because his previous owners were expecting a baby and couldn’t handle having a dog and a baby. Bungie did spend some time living outside before coming to the shelter. He will need an owner who is familiar with ...

 

School board remembers teachers and former student

The last Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting before the start of the 2010-1011 school year was held Aug. 16 at Hillendale Elementary School. The meeting began with a remembrance of three members of the school community. Two teachers Kenneth Kane and Jeffery Wheet died in recent weeks. Unionville graduate of 2009 Oscar G Regalado died last week in an ...

 

Ending the township

Our initial reaction to HB 2431 was, “Say what?” As reported in this week’s update of ChaddsFordLive.com, the bill is an attempt to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to eliminate all levels of government below the county level. No more townships, boroughs or even cities as geopolitical entities, according to the bill’s initial sponsor, state Rep. Thomas ...

 

Police log for Aug. 19

• One man was killed and two others injured in a one-car crash on Chandler Road in Pennsbury Township. The accident happened at 2:29 a.m. on Aug. 13. State police reported that the car was northbound on Chandler, near Conestoga Court, when the driver failed to negotiate a turn and struck a tree. All three occupants, 19 years of age, were taken to Crozer Medical ...

 

Mind Matter: Reflections on psychology

"What do psychologists do”? Some people may wonder. Even I, as a psychologist, don’t know all the possibilities and definitions that my own profession may include. I’m writing this article from California where I have just attended the 118th annual convention of the American Psychological Association. The program agenda was listed in a catalog the size of a small ...

 

The Garden Path:Fighting weeds the smart way

Weeds are sometimes described as “plants in the wrong place” or “plants whose virtues have yet to be discovered.” But for we who labor over our plantings, fighting a day-to-day battle with these enemies, it’s no laughing matter. Weeds cost gardeners time, money, and effort. Ask for help at a box store, and they’ll sell you a bottle. But before you go that route, here ...

 

Albert J. “Blue” Feliciani of Kennett Square

Albert J. “Blue” Feliciani, 90, of Kennett Square died at home on Monday morning, Aug. 16, surrounded by his loving family. Son of the late Joseph and Carmella Ragazzo Feliciani, he was born on March 30, 1920, in Teramo, Italy. He worked as garden supervisor at Winterthur Museum & Country Estate for 43 years. He is survived by three children: daughter Barbara ...

 

Oscar “Okie” Gabriel Regalado of Kennett Square

Oscar “Okie” Gabriel Regalado, 19, of Kennett Square,died Friday Aug. 13at Crozer Chester Medical Center. Oscar was the son of Oscar Regalado Hernandez and Ileana Acosta Regalado and the loving and caring brother of Rebecca and Laura Regalado of Kennett Square. Oscar was a 2009 graduate of Unionville High School and was attending The Delaware College of Art and ...

 

Planners recommend approval for two applicants

Chadds Ford Planning Commission members, Wednesday night, voted to recommend to supervisors that they approve two land development plans. One plan is for a residential property and the other is for Brandywine Coachworks. Both votes were 4-0. Peter and Joann Cona, living at 2 Ridings Way, bought an abutting property at 145 Ridge Road. They sought the recommendation ...