Archive for October 27th, 2010

Residents want township help in controlling Route 1 hazard

Chadds Ford Knoll resident Janice Pietrowicz brought Pennsbury Township supervisors up to speed on resident concerns about motorists racing along Route 1 in front of their development. Pietrowicz made her comments during the Oct. 20 Board of Supervisors meeting, four days after a traffic accident on Route 1 at Constitution Drive injured two people. She presented the ...

 
 

Nothing but fun at The Carve

An estimated 13,000 people toured the pumpkin patch at the Chadds Ford Historical Society to check out the creations at the annual Great Pumpkin Carve. Nearly 3,000—one from as far away as Washington State—came opening night to watch the 67 carvers and carving teams work their magic. The annual event is best described in one word, “Fun.” That’s word carvers and ...

 

Scene Around the Town Oct. 28

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Crystal is a young adult spayed female pit bull that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA.She came to the shelter as a stray on June 23 with her friend Diamond. We are estimating Crystal’s age to be between 1 and 3 years old. Crystal is a very sweet girl who is a little shy at first. Come spend some time with her and she will warm up to you ...

 

Bits & Pieces for Oct. 28

• The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced Friday, Oct. 29, that there will be lane restrictions on Route 52 between routes 1 and 926 from Nov. 1 through Nov. 5. The restrictions—from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.—are for wetland mitigation, part of the project that will move Route 52 further north along Route 1. • A reminder to Chadds Ford Township voters: The new ...

 

Police log for Oct. 28

• State policed arrested a Hockessin man on charges of retail theft following an incident at WalMart in East Marlborough Township. A police report said 23-year-old Zachary Mettler, of Hockessin, was arrested on Oct. 25 after he tried stealing several video games from the store. • A 52-year-old from Thornbury Township was charged with DUI following a three-car ...

 

One Maynard shy of sanity

The economic policies of John Maynard Keynes have been more destructive to fiscal policy sanity and productivity than the work ethic of Maynard G. Krebbs. Lord Keynes was the British economist who advocated deficit spending by governments, saying spending money the government doesn’t have is good for the economy. (Don’t try that at home.) Mr. Krebbs was the beatnik ...

 

Free Your Space:You say tomato, I say…feng shui

Feng shui, pronounced “fung shway,” is the Chinese practice of placement and design of man-made structures as they relate to the natural world. It is used to promote prosperity and the flow of positive energy. The principals of feng shui may be applied to any number of things or spaces. For instance: an outdoor walkway or the layout of furniture in a room. I recently ...

 

The Naked Winemaker: What’s in YOUR glass?

I’m a professional and my favorite wine glass is a vintage jelly jar used on Sundays to finish off all the partial left-over bottles so I can start the week fresh with a new selection of wines and an uncluttered refrigerator. There’s something warm and fuzzy about the peeling Flintstones decal and fond remembrances of Sundays when I was too young to drink (that much) ...