Archive for February 2nd, 2011

Bits & Pieces Feb. 3

• State Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn, announced that the veterans assistance hours available in his Upper Chichester district office, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania American Legion, will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 16. A representative from the Pennsylvania American Legion is available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the third ...

 
 

Concord considers renewable energy ordinance

A proposed amendment to Concord Township’s code, if passed, would accommodate on-site wind and solar energy facilities in all zoning districts, residential and commercial. The measure is for energy production for the property only, not for commercial energy production. Supervisors opened a hearing on Feb. 1. After a brief review and several comments, they continued ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Rocco is an 11-month-old neutered male pit bull mix that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter on Dec. 31, because his owners did not have enough time to care for him with their new baby. Rocco is a very sweet playful puppy. He his housebroken and has had some basic training. Rocco is looking for someone to love, will ...

 

Talk to the animals at Chadds Ford Gallery

It’s become a tradition for the Chadds Ford Gallery to do something different in February and this year is no exception. On Friday, Feb. 11, the gallery opens a new exhibit, Talk to the Animals. The works are from popular artists known to gallery patrons, with some showing something different than is their norm. Featured artists include Glenn Blue, Duke Snow, Paul ...

 

Hookers, booze and healthcare

The score is tied 2-2, but there’s a lot more game to be played in the matter of healthcare. It will go to sudden death in the Supreme Court and the general consensus is that the final score there will be 5-4. No one, though, can be certain which side will win. Not yet, anyway. U.S. District Judge Roger Vinson, in Pensacola, Fla. ruled on Jan. 31 that the individual ...

 

Police log Feb. 3

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks reported the break-in of a car parked at the McDonalds in Chadds Ford on Jan. 25 between 6:15 and 6:45 p.m. The report said someone broke the passenger side front window and stole two pair of sunglasses, a clutch purse and a pair of gloves. The items were valued at $275. A store surveillance video showed a dark ...

 

Know Your Finances: Money does buy happiness

Holy guacamole! Call all the newspapers! A study was published this week declaring that money can buy happiness. Well, I hope the money spent on the study made someone happy. I mean, really, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out that money makes life easier and happier. Don’t get me wrong, I value my family and friendships way more than that thin, inert, inorganic, ...

 

Mind Matters: Beyond True Grit We Shall Not Hate

We are mistaken if we think women, simply because they are women, are kinder, gentler than men. The great psychiatrist Carl Jung said that women carry a masculine soul (animus) within and that men carry a feminine soul (anima) within. Whether the valence of these inner qualities is negative or positive depends on a number of things. But, simply put, if a woman ...

 

Elmer Nuñez–Hernandez of Kennett Square

Elmer Nuñez-Hernandez, age 22, of Kennett Square, passed away on Monday, Jan. 31, in West Grove. Born in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Nydia Ivette Hernandez of Kennett Square and the late Ermer Nuñez-Zabala. Elmer enjoyed working on cars and loved listening to music and being with family and friends. In addition to his mother, he is survived by one son, ...

 

Sonia Bresciani Mancino of New London

Sonia Bresciani Mancino, 79 of New London, formerly of Kennett Square, died Sunday Jan. 30, at her home. Sonia Bresciani Mancino, 79 of New London, formerly of Kennett Square, died Sunday Jan. 30, at her home. She was the wife of Dominic J. Mancino with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Italy, in the region of Tuscany, province of Lucca and in the town of ...

 

Power Library at Rachel Kohl

The Rachel Kohl Community Library is hosting a one-hour seminar on using POWER Library (Pennsylvania Online World of Electronic Resources). POWER Library provides a wide range of professional and up to date databases middle school students are using for their research projects. Carol Kennedy, Garnet Valley Middle School librarian and Jeff Melkerson, youth services ...