Archive for October 20th, 2010

Lentz: The Constitution is a living document

Democrat Bryan Lentz said last weekend that the U.S. Constitution is a living document that must consider the modern world and modern technology. Lentz, the current state Rep for the 161st Legislative District, is vying with Republican Pat Meehan for the 7th Congressional District seat currently held by Democrat Joe Sestak. Sestak is facing former U.S. Rep. Pat ...

 
 

Chadds Ford Township considers billboards

Acting on the advice of its solicitor, Chadds Ford Township is considering amending its sign ordinance to allow the limited use of billboards in the township. Solicitor Hugh Donaghue told members of the Planning Commission during its Oct. 13 meeting that case law requires municipalities provide for the use of the large advertising signs. He said there has been a lot ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Icee is an adult neutered male spitz, collie mix that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter as a stray on Aug. 5. Since Icee is a stray we are estimating his age to be between 7-9 years old. Icee is a very sweet guy who is a little shy at first but if you give him a minute he warms up very quickly to you. He loves human ...

 

Hendershot opens new exhibit at CF Gallery

Painting is something the 79-year-old Ray Hendershot has been doing since the fourth grade and he’s still not satisfied. He’s been painting since he was in elementary school, he said, even winning a $25 War Bond during WWII for his painting of a poster supporting troops while he was in the fourth grade. “That was a lot of money back then,” he said. He made the ...

 

Police log for Oct. 21

• David Martin, 53, of Glen Mills was to be charged with DUI, according to a state police press release. The report said Martin was stopped at Route 202 and Smithbridge Road on Oct. 14. No other details were included. • State police report they believe an employee of the Texas Roadhouse on Route 1 stole $130 from the restaurant. A police report said the theft ...

 

U-CF ranks second in state

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District ranks second overall in Pennsylvania based on numbers from the 2009-2010 Pennsylvania System of School Assessment tests. The district ranked first in reading and fourth in math. Superintendant Sharon Parker made the announcement during the Oct. 18 School Board meeting. The announcement followed a presentation on specific ...

 

Margaret’s Choice: Secretariat

Secretariat is a riveting movie from start to finish. Many of us remember the tremendous excitement on the day in 1973 when Secretariat won the Triple Crown at Belmont Stakes beating Sham, his archrival, by an unheard of 31 lengths. To see this remarkable race, click here to see YouTube posting on CFL entertainment page. Even though Secretariat had won the Kentucky ...

 

Kennett Symphony announces annual young artists competition

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County and Music Director Mary Woodmansee Green are pleased to announce its annual Instrumental Competition on Saturday, Nov. 20, at 1 p.m. in the auditorium of Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square. The competition, chaired by Mr. and Mrs. David F. Gilbert, is for gifted musicians in grades nine-12 who play string, woodwind, brass or ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town for Oct. 21

 

Bits & Pieces for Oct. 21

•Colin Leak, from Chadds Ford, was the top American in the Boston Half Marathon, placing 6th overall in the race. This was his debut in the half marathon and his first professional race. Leak is a 2005 graduate of Unionville High School where he was all conference, all district and all state in track and cross country. He is a 2010 graduate of William and Mary ...

 

Battlefield Park gets boost from civic association

The Chadds Ford Civic Association presented a check for more than $12,000 to Linda Kaat, president of the Friends of the Brandywine Battlefield during the associations annual membership meeting. The association held four fund-raising events for the park, “4 the love of the Battlefield.” Jill Egan, president of the Civic Association presented Kaat with a check for ...