Archive for October, 2010

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 ...

 

First Person Singular: Vote for what, not who

I can honestly say I’ve never voted for anyone who has raised taxes, authorized an invasion into another country or promoted any legislation that violated the principles of the Constitution or eroded individual liberty or personal responsibility. What that means is that I’ve never voted for a Republican or a Democrat. Also, for the sake of full disclosure, I’ve never ...

 

Mind Matters: Strategies of grief

Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, when she delineated the five stages of grief (Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance), never meant them to be written in stone. In fact, she never even meant them to be a description of grief after the death of a loved one. The stages were based on her observations of the dying person in relation to his or her own death. We can be ...

 

The Garden Path: Those stinkin’ stink bugs

The annoying dive bombers you have been battling are called brown marmorated stink bugs. This irritating insect was accidentally introduced into eastern Pennsylvania a number of years ago from China. Stink bugs get inside houses through tiny cracks and crevices, looking for a warm place to spend the winter. If you step on one in an enclosed area (which I’m not ...

 

Richard Orville Mayo Sr. of West Grove

Richard Orville Mayo Sr., 75, of West Grove,died Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Roslyn Hilton Mayo, with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Roy, Sr. and Ruth Jackson Mayo. He worked for Seneca Foods in Kennett Square for 46 years, retiring in ...

 

Rosemary A. Hurley of Kennett Square

Rosemary A. (nee Gorman) Hurley, of Kennett Square, formerly of Upper Darby died on Oct. 15,.Beloved wife of William J. and devoted mother of William J, Jr. (Mary) of Needham, Ma., Sharon A. Kirkby of West Chester, Sean T. (Colleen), of Romansville, and Megan M. Nadzam (Andrew), of Mentor, Ohio. She is also survived by sisters Margaret, Marylou, Anne, brothers ...

 

Steve Barrar on the job fulltime

Dear Chadds Ford Residents I take great pride in being an independent voice in Harrisburg. My willingness to speak my mind and stand up to the powers that be have not always made me a favorite of the leaders of the two parties on the local and state level. But I know that my job is to serve as the voice of “We the People” in Harrisburg, not special interests. I ...

 

U-CF board considers outsourcing transportation

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board is considering a $10,000 study whether to privatize the district’s transportation service. Director of Transportation Gail Wolfel said during a board work session that she’s drafting a request to find a party to perform the study. Finding an independent, external source is needed to avoid any conflict of interest. The idea ...

 

Implications of Prop 19

Proposition 19 is a voter’s choice referendum in California to legalize small amounts of marijuana for personal use. The state was the first to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. What may seem ironic is that the medical marijuana folks—those in the industry selling the drug to patients with a doctor’s prescription—are one of the two major opponents to general ...