Archive for February 9th, 2011

CFBA meeting

 
 

Pennsbury open space preserved despite farm bankruptcy

The open space funds Pennsbury Township gave to the Mendenhall family did not go down the drain. Supervisors, in 2007, voted to give $900,000 to the Mendenhall family in exchange for development rights on the family farm. The family has since filed for bankruptcy, but the township still retains the rights even if the property is sold. “The township has the easement ...

 

Plein air draws artists to Chadds Ford

A steady mist fell continuously through chilly air Saturday, but the spirits of 29 painters were not dampened. They had each paid $60 a piece to take part in the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s third annual plein air event. And paint they did. Some painted from their cars, others from building overhangs and still others braved the elements outright, standing and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Daisy is an adult spayed female lab mix that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter on Dec. 31 as a stray. Before coming to the shelter we believe that Daisy use to be used for breeding. She is a very sweet dog who loves attention and would be very happy to hang out on your lap or just be by your side. She is full of ...

 

Birmingham passes alternative energy ordinance

Birmingham Township became the second local municipality in two weeks to consider an ordinance regarding alternative energy generation. While Concord Township continued its hearing to March, Birmingham supervisors passed an ordinance allowing for solar panels and wind turbines during a hearing just prior to their Feb. 7 meeting. Ordinance 1101 also amends the ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A memory of carousel horses

My father never let me have a pony. But when I rode the carousel at the old Lenape Park located along the Brandywine where Creek Road meets Rte 52, I was transported away on some of the most exquisite horses in the world – with lush waving manes, flared nostrils, dreamy eyes and bodies adorned with jeweled breastplates. Whether I rode an outside row stander, gripping ...

 

Bits & Pieces Feb. 10

• The Chadds Ford Township Lyme Task Force is beginning a full implementation of its program. Part of this implementation is a survey to determine Lyme history, landowner willingness to allow hunting on their property and residents who are interested in hunting, etc. An Internet embedded form can be found at ...

 

Police log Feb. 10

• Two Delaware residents were in custody at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility after being charged with a series of thefts in Pennsylvania and Delaware. A state police report said Deborah Reilly, of Hartley, and John Reilly, of Wilmington, stole purses from two women in November and January incidents as the victims were loading groceries into their cars in the ...

 

Keep the event pure

It’s not a financial scandal with millions of dollars being funneled illegally. It’s not a matter of abuse of power by an over-reaching government. It was nothing more than an innocent oversight, but it should have been avoided. The third annual plein air fund-raising event for the Chadds Ford Historical Society was last weekend. Plein air painting is done outside, ...

 

The Appraising Eye: The value of sports memorabilia

An estimated 111 million people watched the Green Bay Packers defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the XLV Super Bowl Championship becoming the most watched program in American TV history. However the Federation Internationale de Football Association claims that more international viewers tune into the World Cup match. Regardless, people love to watch a competitive ...

 

The Doctor is In: The lowdown on high blood pressure

February is American Heart Month, the perfect time to take a closer look at your blood pressure and its effect on your overall health. High blood pressure – also known as hypertension -- increases your risk for having a heart attack, stroke, kidney problems, and other health concerns. Many people whose blood pressure has gotten out of control feel fine and do not ...