Archive for May 25th, 2011

Celebrate the start of summer with Chaddsford wines

This season, fans of Pennsylvania’s acclaimed Chaddsford Winery can celebrate their recent sweep of the Pennsylvania Winery Association’s 2011 Wine Competition in three ways: a fun Memorial Day Picnic & Tasting Weekend at the winery; festive Grillin’ and Chillin’ BBQ Tastings on their outdoor sun deck; and Friday Nights Under the Stars, a live concert series at ...

 
 

Senate approves Pileggi bill giving communities a share of fines

When a company is fined by the state for violating Pennsylvania’s Clean Air Act, local municipalities would get a share of that money for environmental projects under legislation introduced by Senator Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, and approved unanimously by the Senate. Under current law, all fines levied under the Clean Air Act go to the state. “That doesn’t ...

 

New names on ballot win in CF

The names were familiar to some, but it was the first time they showed up on a ballot in Chadds Ford Township. Keith Klaver and Colleen Morrone earned the Republican Party nominations for township supervisor and county council during the May 17 primary election. Klaver, a 10-year resident of Chadds Ford, has been involved with the township for six years as a member ...

 

CFHS exhibit focuses on wood

If it’s May, it must be time for a new display at the Chadds Ford Historical Society. On May 20, CFHS did open a new exhibit, “Wood, Woods & Wood Workers.” There’s a bear carved with a chainsaw on display, a headless nude, a four-foot diameter slice from a 165-foot tall tulip poplar that came down during a 1938 storm in Westtown and a variety of photos, axes and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 26

Cameron is a young adult tri-color guinea pig that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter on May 10, as a stray. I very nice man found Cameron exploring in his back yard and brought Cameron here to find a new safe forever home. His favorite treats are apples and carrots. Cameron is a great guinea pig who is now looking for a ...

 

High school auditorium is too high

Members of the East Marlborough Township Zoning Hearing Board continued a hearing regarding a zoning variance for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. The new date is July 7. Fronefield Crawford, the township solicitor, requested the continuance because there were some witnesses who could not attend the May 24 session, he said. Though he could not recall which ...

 

A tempest in an auditorium

How high is too high for a high school auditorium? In East Marlborough Township it’s anything more than 35 feet tall. That’s the maximum height limit for any building in the township, according to its code. Yet, the renovation project for Unionville-High School has part of a building, the part housing the new auditorium, coming in at 58 feet high, almost 20 feet ...

 

Bits & Pieces May 26

Join Big Bird, Elmo and Hu Hu Zhu as they explore the night sky in One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure, a planetarium show at the Delaware Museum of Natural History from June 3-5 and 7-10. The program is presented by PNC as part of its Growing Up Great Together Under One Big Sky mobile planetarium tour. Show times are limited; visit www.delmnh.org or call ...

 

Police log May 26

• Sometime between 10 p.m. on May 15 and 8:30 a.m., May 16 someone stole an unlocked white Volvo parked on Woodland Drive in Chadds Ford Township. A police report said the car keys had been left in the center console. Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 484-840-1000. • State police from the Avondale barracks arrested 33-year-old Daniel Kevin ...

 

The Doctor is In: Taking aim at arthritis

A recently published study of one million American adults underscores the impact of chronic arthritis pain on quality of life. According to an April 28 news release from Arthritis Care & Research, a medical journal published by the American College of Rheumatology, “Compared to other adults, those with arthritis had a higher average number of physically unhealthy ...

 

Free Your Space: Managing your move

Driving around the neighborhoods of Greater Philadelphia, I notice moving trucks almost everywhere I turn. People are taking advantage of warmer weather and low rates to make their move. Some will hire packers to get them going and others will take on the task of doing the packing themselves. For the people who will not be packing all their own items, here are some ...