Archive for January 12th, 2011

The Doctor is In: Make 2011 a Year of Positive Change

If you have resolved to make this the year that you lose those extra pounds, quit smoking, or make other changes in lifestyle to improve your health, congratulations! Whatever your healthy-living goals, you will be more likely to succeed in your efforts if you start with small changes, one step at a time, instead of trying to take on too many goals at once. Reach a ...

 
 

Joan Zimmerman “Toni” Brinton of Kennett Square

Joan (Toni) Zimmerman Brinton of Kennett Square Joan (Toni) Zimmerman Brinton,83, died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.Her birthplace was Philadelphia. She grew up in Ardmore and Wynnewood. She learned from her parents, L. Wilbur and Mary L. Zimmerman, the basic values of life. She had a wonderful marriage of 62 years with Edward S. Brinton. She was a graduate of Westtown ...

 

Social media is ‘public relations on steroids’

For Lorraine Renalli, using social media sites such as Facebook is crucial for small businesses. She calls using such sites as “public relations on steroids.” Renalli, an author, public relations specialist and former broadcaster, said the first thing businesses cut during tough economic times is their marketing, but it should be the last thing they cut. Yet, ...

 

Rationality in the face of tragedy

It would be improper and unprofessional for those of us connected with ChaddsForedLive.com to speculate on the motives of Jared Loughner for his murderous attack on a member of the U.S. Congress and others in a Tucson, Az. shopping center on Jan. 8. We here are neither mental health workers examining him, nor are we criminal investigators gathering evidence at the ...

 

Police log Jan. 13

• Pennsylvania State police said a 20-year-old man from Chadds Ford was charged with DUI following an accident on Creek Road on Jan. 7. A police report said the man was driving a silver Volkswagen Jetta about 4:19 a.m. when he struck a telephone pole. • State police said someone stole four 18-inch rims, tires and related tire accessories from a Toyota Tundra at ...

 

School board talks budget with tax increase

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors will be voting on a preliminary budget for the 2011-2012 school year when they meet in February. Keith Knauss, the director who chairs the finance committee, said the preliminary plan includes a proposed tax hike, but that it will be within the limits of Act 1. The preliminary budget is currently posted on the school ...

 

A new pharmacy with a familiar face

2010 saw the close of the Genuardi’s in Glen Eagle Square and an end to service from pharmacist Ben Lopchinsy who Chadds Ford area residents had come to know and trust. But Lopchinsky is back, opening his own pharmacy in Springwater Plaza on Route 202. Lopchinsky can rattle off the names of many of his Chadds Ford customers, as well he should since he began serving ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 13

Yogi is a young adult neutered male mixed breed dog that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Yogi came to the shelter on Dec. 22, as a stray. Yogi is a very unique looking dog; we think he is either a lab or shepherd mix. Since Yogi is a stray we are estimating his age to be between 2-4 years old. Yogi is a sweet and loveable guy who is ...

 

Scene Around Town jan. 13

 

Bits & Pieces For Jan. 13

•The Delaware Museum of Natural History commemorates Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with special activities highlighting African Americans' contributions to the field of natural history at African-American Champions of Nature on Monday, Jan. 17. Hands-on crafts and games about peanuts, sea urchins, and other curiosities highlight accomplishments by agricultural ...

 

Orchids take center stage at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens has acres of reasons to visit this winter. The horticultural showplace near Kennett Square transforms its majestic conservatory into an Orchid Extravaganza January 22-March 27. The heated 4-acre conservatory transports guests into a warm oasis featuring the “divas” of the plant world with thousands of orchid blooms, displays and special exhibits. ...