Archive for September, 2010

Relocation of Route 52 is underway

The preliminary work—clearing trees and moving utility lines— to relocate Route 52 is underway. “Under the project, crews will relocate about 5,000 feet of Route 52 and widen 1,400 feet of 926 and 4,000 feet of Route 1. We’re going to install traffic signals on Route 52 at 926 and at the new intersection with Route 1,” said Pennsylvania Department of Transportation ...

 
 

Gene Pisasale Lafayette’s Gold: The Lost Brandywine Treasure

Standing at a table under a small tent during Chadds Ford Days was Kennett Square author Gene Pisasale. He was talking with fair-goers about his book Lafayette’s Gold: The Lost Brandywine Treasure. The book is a work of fiction that weaves a factual timeline from the War of Independence through the Civil War with a mythical lost treasure. Pisasale said the idea came ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

John is a 4-year-old neutered male shih tzu that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter in September from a puppy mill situation. He is a very sweet boy who will need all of his training and socialization. John would do better with older children since he has never been around children before. John is now looking for a ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for Sept. 16

 

Bits & Pieces for Sept. 16

•The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board released details late Wednesday, Sept. 15 regarding negotiations with the U-CFG Education Association. There is no new contract with the teachers’ union yet and teachers are working under a status quo agreement. The board has offered the teachers an average increase of 1.8 percent over a four-period, while the union is asking ...

 

Mind Matters:Not much of a revolution if we ourselves haven’t changed

If you have a mother, a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a wife, a girlfriend, or simply happen to be a woman, read on. Once again, Chadds Ford Days were the happening in my neighborhood over the weekend. Participating in this annual celebration of colonial and revolutionary history has become a tradition in our family for the past 24 years. Clare Bowersox, the “Queen of ...

 

The Garden Path: Grateful deadheading

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to prolong summer? Well, you can—at least in the garden. Flowers are part of a plant’s normal lifecycle of growing, flowering, producing seed, and dying. For annuals, this happens all in one season. Other plants may produce seed and die back for the winter, but return next spring. However, once a plant begins to produce seed it stops ...

 

Police log for Sept. 16

• A 21-year-old woman from Chadds Ford avoided an attempted abduction after breaking free from the grip of a man trying to drag her into a car, police said. According to a police report from the Pennsylvania State Police, the woman was walking in the parking lot at the Shoppes at Brinton Lake when a man, identified as 62-year-old Frederick “Rick” Rode, asked her for ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for Sept. 9

 

Bits & Pieces for Sept. 9

• The Brandywine River Museum opens a new exhibit this weekend, Reality Check: Contemporary American Trompe l'Oeil. The exhibit is a display of 19th- and early 20th-century American trompe l'oeil paintings. A French term meaning "fool the eye," trompe l'oeil is part of a long tradition of illusionism that dates to antiquity. Reality Check runs from Sept. 11 through ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Coca-Cola is an adult female guinea pig that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter in July because her owner did not want her any more, so Coca-Cola came here to find her new forever home. We are estimating her age to be between two and four years old. Coca-Cola is a very sweet girl who loves to sing for her treats. Her ...