Archive for March 9th, 2011

Adopt-a-Pet March 10

Thalia is 1-year-old spayed female pit pull that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter on Dec. 4, because her owners could not afford her care. When Thalia came to us she was pregnant. Thalia had to raise her puppies before she could find her new forever home. Now that the puppies have all found their new forever home ...

 
 

Students get deep into doggy dough

Students from the Upland Country Day School have gotten together with a Chadds Ford business to help the dogs that help people. Fourth-graders at the East Marlborough based school teamed up with Giggy Bites in Olde Ridge Village to sell dog biscuits to benefit Canine Partners for Life. Students started by packaging and selling biscuits, but on March 7 they began ...

 

Police log March 10

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media said an 83-year-old Glen Mills woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident in Concord Township Saturday, March 5. Therese M. Davis was pronounced dead on arrival at Riddle Memorial Hospital, according to the police report. Davis, police said, was driving her silver Hyundai Sonata east on Smithbridge Road approaching ...

 

Solar energy can save green two ways

Townships may be talking alternative energy, but some businesses are taking action. Months before Birmingham Township passed, and before Concord Township began hearings on alternative energy ordinances, Mailing Inc. of Kennett Square installed a solar array on its roof. Owner Kevin Collins had the array installed last summer and said the $50,000 investment was worth ...

 

Those evil insurance companies

When considering that Republican and Democratic Party politicians have put U.S. citizens in debt to the tune of $14 trillion, the sum of $48 billion seems like chump change. Yet, factor in the figure of $12.7 billion during a discussion on healthcare insurance and something interesting is revealed. The Government Accounting Office recently released a report saying ...

 

Know Your Finances: Will the bull slip on oil?

Just when the economic recovery seemed to finally be taking root, parts of the Middle East decide to rise up and cry out for more freedoms. More power to the protesters, I wish them success in their endeavors. Democracy shouldn’t be kept from anyone. But, we need to be prepared for possible repercussions. Concerns over disruptions in oil flow and subsequent price ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: ‘And then Along Comes Mary’

Back in the ‘60s, the usually mellow group, The Association, went off in left field and released a single where all the words ran together and no one knew what they were saying, like, “Anddoesshewanttosetthemfreeandletthemseerealityfromwhereshegothername.” But then came the chorus, “… and then along comes Mary-eeee”, which was the only part people could understand. ...

 

Bits & Pieces March 10

• Sunday, March 13 is Charter Day at the Brandywine Battlefield. This is the park’s first event of the year. There will be tours throughout the day as well as a number of other activities pertaining to 18th century life in our area. The event is free, but donations are accepted, a press release said. The event runs from noon to 4 p.m. •The exhibition Barry Moser: ...

 

Stay out of Libya

It’s good to see that the Pentagon is unenthusiastic about military intervention in Libya. But that hasn’t stopped armchair generals such as Sen. John Kerry from pushing for a no-fly zone over that country. Kerry thinks he can make his plan more appealing by couching it in internationalist terms, but we know the American people would bear the brunt of the burden. ...