Archive for June 8th, 2011

UHS graduates class of 2011

It was the final gathering for Unionville High School seniors as seniors, and the final graduating class with Sharon Parker as school superintendent. Almost 360 blue-gowned seniors received their diplomas during the ceremony held at the Carpenter Center on the campus of the University of Delaware. Parker’s address was a recollection of her own high school graduation ...

 
 

The Rose Project grows in Chadds Ford

For Bill Rose, music is about community and maybe a little bit about therapy, too. “I do lean on my guitar, at times,” Rose said. “But, it’s also about community and raising money for a greater cause. It offers an opportunity to share my thoughts.” Rose, a Chadds Ford Township resident, made the comment shortly before performing at The Kennett Flash. The performance ...

 

Route 52 realignment to be finished in the fall

PennDOT update on lane restrictions follows story. The realignment of Route 52 between routes 926 and 1 will likely be completed this autumn, but there will still be some lingering lane restrictions. That was the word during the June luncheon of the Chadds Ford Business Association held at the Pennsbury Township Building. Speakers included Paul Redman of Longwood ...

 

Bits & Pieces June 9

• A new exhibit opened at the Chadds Ford Gallery on June 3. “Stars n’ Stripes” runs through July 4. The show features star spangled renditions of patriotic significance. Gallery owner Jackie Winthur said the exhibit was originally planned for February of 2012, but the killing of Osama bin Laden on May 1 pushed up the timetable. • Birmingham Township is continuing to ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 9

Buttercup is an adult female rabbit that is available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter on May 13, as a stray. Buttercup was actually found in a home during a home inspection. Someone moved and left her behind. She is now looking for someone who will make she is never left behind again. Buttercup is a very sweet and social rabbit. She ...

 

Woodlawn Trustees want to sell Concord property

[Editor's note: This story has been corrected. The northern boundary of the property in question is Smithbridge Road.] Woodlawn Trustees wants to sell 325 acres of land in Concord Township that would be turned into private homes and a retail district. Bernard Green, Woodlawn’s CEO and senior vice president for real estate, told township supervisors and residents ...

 

Plaxico, gun laws and natural rights

Plaxico Burress is out of prison and he came out wearing a Philadelphia Phillies baseball cap. Does that indicate the former New York Giant wide receiver wants to be a Philadelphia Eagle whenever the National Football League and NFL Players Association get their act together? That’s the speculation. What’s more important than who might sign him, however, is that his ...

 

The Doctor Is In: June is Men’s Health Month

Although the average male life expectancy in America has increased to 75.7 years, women continue to outlive men by nearly five years. Compared to women, men who feel well and don’t have any warning signs of disease are less likely to see their family physician for periodic checkups and routine health screening. Yet, the best time to preserve your good ...

 

Police log June 9

• Police report one moderate injury following a one-car accident on Wawaset Road in Pocopson Township on June 1. The report said Richard J. Wilson Jr., 18, of West Chester, was driving northbound when he lost control trying to negotiate a right hand curve. The vehicle drove through the grass on the right side of the road, but Wilson then lost control completely and ...