Archive for June 1st, 2011

Disconnect remains between school board, teachers

The cost of healthcare insurance for teachers in the Unionville–Chadds Ford School District remains a stumbling block in negotiations between the teachers and the school board. Representatives from both sides agree the salary matters are basically resolved, and hope the remaining issues are resolved soon. Pat Clark, president of the Unionville-Chadds Ford Teachers ...

 
 

Chadds Ford youth helps Orioles’ charity

A Chadds Ford boy is an avid Phillies fan, but he decided to help a charity associated with the Baltimore Orioles. Michael Walter-Dillon, a 9-yeard-old student at Chadds Ford Elementary School collected more than 500 pounds of baseball equipment for the Oriole Advocates who send the equipment to youngsters in Latin America. “I heard they used crumpled cardboard for ...

 

Deli closes, again

The Chadds Ford area is one business poorer today. The Old Wooden Market and Deli is no more; its doors closed May 31. This is the same location that was once home to the old Wawa on Route 1 at Station Way Road. When the Wawa pulled out unexpectedly in January of 2008, the site was empty for a year and the location never fully recovered, even after a new shop opened ...

 

Police log June 2

• State police from the Avondale barracks reported the theft of a digital camera from an unlocked car in Pennsbury Township. The report said the Kodak Easy Share camera was stolen from a car parked on East Pennsbury Way sometime between 6 p.m. on May 13 and noon, May 15. • Three people from Wilmington were arrested on theft charges in two separate instances on the ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town June 2

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Remembering Ralph Wittle

I saw the obituary notice in the Feb. 6 edition of Chadds Ford Live saying he had passed the day before at the age of 88. It saddened, but did not surprise me. The love of his life had passed a few years before, and age and a broken heart had taken its toll. Ralph Wittle lived in Chadds Ford but had spent the last year or so of his life in a beautiful assisted- ...

 

Bits & Pieces June 2

• Jamie Wyeth's Brandywine farm has long been a rich source of imagery for the artist. This exhibition of works spanning his career will feature Wyeth's lively depictions of farm animals, equipment, and surrounding landscapes. Farm Work by Jamie Wyethwill be on view at the Brandywine River Museum from June 11 through Sept. 11,2011. • State Senate Majority Leader ...

 

Know Your Finances: Social Security snippets

With Memorial Day now come and gone, summer is really here. Flowers are blooming, birds are singing, and the outdoors is calling. It’s nice to feel somehow younger and full of energy. So, now is as good a time as any to bring you back to earth and give you some good advice about taking your social security benefits. And don’t worry, Congress isn’t about to do away ...

 

Mind Matters: Ayn Rand, the I, the We, and a stink bug

Ayn Rand has been bugging me lately, but then so have stink bugs. Now stay with this meandering journey, and you’ll come to find how they are connected. Many of us know Ayn Rand as the author of “The Fountainhead” and “Atlas Shrugged,” among other things. Rand was an ex-patriot from Russia who made it to Hollywood and then to New York in the 1930’s. Born in 1905 (as ...