Archive for June, 2011

Zoning board approves signage for gas station

The Sunoco gas station at routes 1 and 202 may be coming back to life. The property was purchased in February and the Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board approved sign variances during a June 23 hearing. Approved by a 2-1 vote were variances for eight signs, down one from the nine sought. The board also approved use of the convenience store that stands on the site, but ...

 
 

Bark Park opens in Pennsbury

There wasn’t much barking, just a lot of running around and panting when the Pennsbury Bark Park opened on June 25. Close to two-dozen large dogs and a handful of smaller dogs played and socialized in areas fenced off for them in the far eastern side of the township park. Township resident Kendal Reynolds spearheaded the effort to get the park up and running. “It’s a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 30

Hagrid is an adult neutered male Lab that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter as a stray on June 16. Hagrid is a sweet, laid back and loveable guy. While he has been in our care we noticed he is housebroken and does know some basic behaviors. Hagrid would make a great dog for a first time pet owner. We are estimating ...

 

Bits & Pieces June 30

• The date of the July Concord Board of Supervisors meeting has been changed to Tuesday, July 12, at 7 p.m. • The Brandywine River Museum honors the life and legacy of Andrew Wyeth on what would have been his 94th birthday by offering free admission to all visitors Tuesday, July 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The restaurant will sell hot dog lunches, featuring hot ...

 

Barrar calls voter ID bill necessary

Citing cases of rampant voter fraud in Philadelphia, Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn, released the following statement regarding House passage of legislation that would require the presentation of photo identification before voting: “This is one of the most important pieces of legislation we can pass to protect the integrity of our elections. If enacted, ...

 

A truth in jest

Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board Chairman Bob Reardon made a telling comment during a hearing on signage for the Sunoco gas station at routes 1 and 202. The new owner of the property applied for a variance regarding the total square footage of signs for the site. It’s a matter of an existing nonconformity to code going to another nonconformity, with the new ...

 

Police log June 30

• An Aston man was charged with DUI after fleeing the scene of one-car accident just after midnight on June 26. Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media, said Robert Rainer, 31, was taken into custody following an accident in which he struck a tree on Spring Valley Road at Brinton Lake Road in Concord Township. No injuries were reported. • Police are looking ...

 

Richard F. Boyd Jr. of Kennett Square

Richard F. Boyd, Jr., 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, June 26, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Emma Jane Powell Boyd, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Richard Franklin Boyd and Margaret Aurand Boyd. Mr. Boyd was a radar technician in the U.S. Army, retiring in 1990, after 23 years ...

 

Rosalee Christine Butler of Rising Sun

Rosalee Christine Butler, 46, of Rising Sun, Md., died Saturday, June 25, at her residence. She was the wife of Richard L. Butler, with whom she shared 6 years of marriage. Born in Saltville, Va., she is the daughter of Tadeo and Margarita Quinones Collazo of Cochranville. She was a member of the Christ Community Church, West Grove A homemaker, she enjoyed going to ...

 

WSFS names two new financial advisors to WSFS investment group

WSFS Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:WSFS), the parent company of WSFS Bank, announced that Sebastian “Ben” Mancarella and Kari Kroll have joined WSFS Investment Group, Inc. as Financial Advisors. WSFS Investment Group is a subsidiary of WSFS Bank, providing brokerage, retirement and insurance services to its clients through INVEST Financial Corporation, member FINRA, ...

 

Free Your Space: A picture is worth 1,000 words

June is a popular anniversary month. This June my husband and I were fortunate enough to celebrate our 25th. In preparation for this milestone, I spent a good amount of time organizing the last 25 years worth of photos. Some were already stored in albums. I must admit, however, that somewhere before the halfway mark of our quarter century the momentum was lost and ...