Archive for August 24th, 2011

Little dresses a big deal at Maris Grove

Sewing remains a big deal for a group of women at Maris Grove retirement home, this time for a charitable cause. A group of 30 or so women are turning pillowcases, drapes and other fabrics into clothing for the organization Little Dresses for Africa. As the name implies, the garments — both dresses and britches — go to orphanages in African countries, but also go to ...

 
 

Barrar legislation ensures Medal of Honor recipients memorialized

With the most recent Pennsylvania Medal of Honor recipient recently memorialized in the Soldiers’ Grove Tides of War Memorial Garden, state Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-160, of Boothwyn, reiterated the need to devise a plan for the future use of the grounds as an honorarium for MOH recipients, as space is dwindling. “Soldiers’ Grove was established by law in 1987 to ...

 

CF Girls Scouts earn silver awards

Three Chadds Ford Girl Scouts have completed requirements for the Silver Award, the highest award in the Cadette group. Ninth-graders Jessica Oehler and Annie Dempsey designed and built sensory stations for an equestrian trail, while Katie Dempsey created a mobile book library for a middle school in North Philadelphia. Jessica and Annie will be attending Unionville ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 25

Lady is a spayed female hound mix that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter as a stray and is now here looking for a brand new home. Lady is a sweet calm girl who loves attention and affection from people. Since Lady was a stray we do not have an exact age for her, we are estimating her age to be between four and ...

 

Following the examples, part two

Two stories this week focus on voluntary service. One story deals with a group of retired women sewing clothing for impoverished regions at home and abroad while the other deals with three local Girl Scouts and their Silver Award projects to help others. About 30 women at Maris Grove formed a local chapter of Little Dresses for Africa in February. They make clothing ...

 

History Made Personal: Book from Franklin’s personal library

One of the best known and loved of the Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, philosopher, diplomat, statesman and a voracious reader. In short, he loved learning, exploring, widening his perspectives and gaining new insights by continually encountering new people, places and things. Chris Sanderson was in some ways the same kind of man. Chris enjoyed ...

 

Bits & Pieces Aug. 25

• The 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia was felt in the Chadds Ford area Tuesday afternoon. Homes shook along Ring Road during what felt almost like the rumblings caused by a large truck rolling down the road. Rumblings were also felt at the township building. No injuries were reported. There was some minor damage when items fell from shelves in several ...

 

Police log Aug. 25

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media, are investigating a suicide at Targetmaster on Route 202. According to a police report, a 22-year-old male from West Chester intentionally committed suicide while at the range inside the gun shop. No other patrons were injured. The incident happened at 12:22 p.m. on Aug. 22. Police will not release the victim’s name. • ...

 

Free Your Space: Color Me Organized

Prior to this summer I went to a store to pick out a new purse. I don’t spend too much money on my bags, which makes it easy to feel good about treating myself to a new one to match the season. As I wandered through the store browsing different types (large, small, fabric, clutch, strapped) I was delighted to realize that in this particular store, instead of by style ...

 

The Doctoir is In: When to go to the Emergency Department?

A medical emergency can happen at any time, to anyone. But do you know what types of injuries and illnesses are serious enough to warrant a trip to your local emergency department? In general, the hospitals in our area are equipped to handle a wide range of medical emergencies – from broken bones and sprained ankles, to chest pain, breathing problems, stroke, burns, ...