Archive for August 3rd, 2011

Bits & Pieces Aug. 4

• Chadds Ford Township received a $13,000 dollar grant from Delaware County lighting improvements and energy saving. Township Manager Joe Barakat said the plan is to change lighting in the parking lot to LED. Lights inside the township building will also be changed to either compact fluorescent or to LED, he said. • The Concord Township Board of Supervisors will hold ...

 
 

Be Part of the Mushroom Festival: Register Now for Events

Take your Mushroom Festival experience to the next level by registering for one of its special events such as the Antique and Classic Car Show, the Mushroom Run/Walk, or the Cute-As-A-Button (Mushroom) Baby Photo Contest, or the Community Parade. Many events offer discounts for pre-registration and include admission wristbands. Details for each event follow. Antique ...

 

Local artist restores 500-year-old treasure

Artist Lucas Cranach (1472-1553) became the court painter to the Saxons in 1505. In 1537 he painted a portrait of Duke Henry of Saxony on lime wood. Someone, perhaps Cranach himself or his son, used that lime wood painting as the model for a portrait on glass. The original wood painting was lost, stolen or destroyed during WW II. It was in a museum in Dresden, a city ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 4

Tyson is a 10-month-old neutered male pit bull that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. He came to the shelter because his owner could not care for him any longer. Tyson is an energetic puppy who still needs his training. Tyson is now looking for a responsible care giver who will give her the love and attention she deserves. If you are ...

 

Kennett Symphony and musicians reach contract

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County and Musicians Union AFM Local 21 are pleased to announce that the musicians of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County overwhelmingly, in a landslide vote, ratified a new three-year Collective Bargaining Agreement. The musicians have agreed to a three-year contract that allows an across-the-board 2 percent raise for each year of ...

 

Greed, debt and power

With a national debt of $14.3 trillion dollars that is roughly 95-96 percent of GDP, both houses of Congress passed, and the president signed, the debt ceiling increase. Even with proposed spending cuts, the measure does not reduce the debt, nor does it offer a means of reducing the debt. It does the opposite, guaranteeing an increase in debt by an additional $7 ...

 

A Cheer and a Half for the Tea Party

Were it not for the Tea Party, the debt-ceiling controversy might never have taken place. Kudos on that count alone. It comes as no surprise that the governing class and its boosters in the media portray the Tea Party folks as a collection of bumpkins and idiots who “don’t know the difference between campaigning and governing” — indeed, who would rather destroy the ...

 

Mind Matters—Reflecting on SocIety

As I was driving last week, I caught the news on the radio that there had been a bombing in Oslo, Norway of a government building. The reporter presumed with no evidence, that the perpetrator of this crime must indeed be a Muslim jihadist-terrorist. I immediately, as I am wont to do, yelled back at my dashboard, “No! This sounds like a white, right-wing extremist to ...

 

Police log Aug. 4

• Pennsylvania State Police said Susan Bonaduce, 49, faces charges of simple assault and resisting arrest following a July 31 incident on Marshall Road in Chadds Ford Township. According to a police report, Bonaduce and a 50-year-old man had gotten into an argument and Bonaduce allegedly threatened the victim with a knife then, later in the day when he tried to ...

 

Catherine Dill Holliday of Kennett Square

Catherine Dill Holliday, 95, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, July 20 at the Neighborhood Hospice Center in West Chester. She was the wife of Robert L. Holliday, Jr., with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. She was predeceased by a daughter, Sarah Delamarter Holliday, two brothers, Donald Dill and John H. Dill, and a sister, Eleanor Dill Reiche. Born in ...