Archive for November 3rd, 2010

Guess who’s married

Leaving the chapel as husband and wife are Tom Hoey and the Bard of the Brandywine, Sally Jane Denk Hoey. 

 
 

Local Republicans win big

."For state Rep. Stephen Barrar, Tuesday’s big win for Republicans was a “mandate” for the GOP. Barrar, who won an eighth term as the representative for the 160th Legislative District, made the comment during a post-election gathering at Pescatore’s on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township. He said it was a “great night for Republicans,” but that the party needs “to ...

 

Halloween scenes from around the Ford

 

Police log for Nov. 4

• State police said an 84-year-old man from New Hampshire was cited for failing to yield the right of way following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at Hickory Hill Road in Pennsbury Township. The police report said the Oct. 30 accident occurred when Robert L. Raley was driving south on Route 1, but turned left into the path of a northbound vehicle. No injuries were ...

 

Don’t buy stock in tea

There really were no surprises in the midterm elections, especially not the elections around here. State reps. Stephen Barrar and Chris Ross were shoe-ins for re-election, as was U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts. All three are Republicans. Statewide, Republican Tom Corbett won the gubernatorial race as most suspected, and fellow Republican Pat Toomey won the U.S. Senate seat. ...

 

Mind Matters:Stieg Larsson’s novels and their significance

Lisbeth Salander has been on my mind a lot lately. She is the protagonist in Stieg Larsson’s trilogy of novels, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest. These Swedish novels are now also rendered in Swedish films. Interestingly, the first novel’s Swedish title was Men Who Hate Women. Why I address ...

 

Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes to present free presentation featuring appearance by NBA Hall of Famer Dominique Wilkins

Professional basketball great Dominique Wilkins will make an appearance at an upcoming free, informative presentation offered by the Crozer-Keystone Center for Diabetes on Nov. 10 from noon to 1 p.m. at the HealthplexÒ Sports Club, 194 W. Sproul Rd. in Springfield. The event is free and open to the public. Mary Jane McDevitt, R.N., B.S.N., CDE, director of the Center ...

 

No tax increase in Birmingham

Birmingham Township supervisors are scheduled to vote on the 2011 budget during their Dec. 6 meeting. There is no planned tax increase in the new budget. The spending plan shows an anticipated $1,789,407 in revenue and $1,265,897 in expenses. The excess revenue of $523,510 is the anticipated carry forward into 2012. As usual, the single biggest revenue source is real ...

 

A little rhyme about reason

(Editor's note: The following is from Kayta of Chadds Ford Township. She attended the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert "Rally to Restore Sanity" last weekend.) We went to DC And stood politely, elbow to knee To proclaim to the nation: Let’s have SANITY. Oh sure, there was fear: That’s why we’re all here. Our concern, to be told, In signs multi-fold, Is that sanity ...