Archive for June 22nd, 2011

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 ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet June 23

Strawberry is one of 11 juvenile hamsters that are available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. They came to the shelter because their owner could not care for them all. Strawberry and her siblings were born on April 30. They are all very sweet and looking for a new home. They can go home together or apart. Strawberry and her siblings would be a great pet ...

 

An interesting school board election

Five people into three seats won’t work—at least not in a public forum—so voters will do the math in November to determine which three people will be the next to serve on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board from Region C. The region is comprised of Chadds Ford and Pennsbury townships. The five people are Republicans Timotha Trigg, Frank Murphy and Sharon Jones, ...

 

Bits & Pieces June 23

• New Horizons Church will hold a yard sale Saturday, June 25 from 7 a.m. to noon at the parsonage, 1392 Baltimore Pike in Chadds Ford. • The Pennsbury Bark Park, a park for dogs within the township park, opens this Saturday, June 25 between 9 and 11 a.m. The Bark Park has two areas, one for small dogs and another for larger dogs. • The Brandywine River Museum is ...

 

Police log June 23

• Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the theft of an ATV, valued at $4,100 from a residence on Blue Stone Drive in Pennsbury Township. A report said the Honda Rincon was taken sometime between noon on June 14 and 9:30 p.m. on June 15. No other information was released. • On Wednesday, May 17, a woman said numerous items—electronics and personal items—were ...

 

Cancer presumption for firefighters passes state House

State Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn, lauded House passage of legislation that would designate cancer as an occupational disease for professional and volunteer firefighters. “Pennsylvania’s brave firefighters risk their lives every time they answer an emergency call, and they deserve to know they will be appropriately compensated if they develop cancer as ...

 

Joseph Anthony Kieras of New London

Joseph Anthony Kieras, 94, of New London, died peacefully in his home on Monday June 20. He was predeceased by his wife, Anne R. Kieras, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage, and an infant son Joseph Anthony Jr Born in Wilmington, on Aug. 27, 1916, he was the son of the late Frank and Margaret Schultz Kieras. Joseph served in World War II as a captain in the ...

 

A new guy in town

Who: Brandywine Coach Works What: Auto body repair with painting and detailing services When: 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-noon Saturday Where: 1209 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, between Painters Crossing and Brandywine Drive Phone: 610-459-8860 Other: The shop works with Travelers Concierge Claim Service and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. It opened June 8 and has ...

 

The Doctor Is In: The lowdown on Lyme and other bug bites

Warm, sunny, summer weather is a great motivator to get outside and enjoy some fun activities with your friends and family. But make sure that you take adequate precautions to protect yourself from insect bites and the side effects or serious diseases that they can cause. For example, if you spend a lot of time hiking, golfing or camping —or if your home is close ...