Archive for August, 2011

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, ...

 

Edna Campbell Bruhin Pennsbury Township

Edna Campbell Bruhin, 94, of Pennsbury Township died Aug. 19, at Brinton Manor in Glenn Mills. Born in Atlantic City, N. J., she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Anna Campbell (nee O’Toole) and lived her early life in Ridley Park and Collingdale. She was married to her sweetheart, Alfred C. Bruhin for 56 years until his death in 1994. Edna and Alfred moved ...

 

Elaine Sandra Barwise of Cochranville

Elaine Sandra Barwise, 61, of Cochranville, died Friday, Aug. 19, at the Pocopson Home, West Chester. She was the wife of Allan D. Barwise, with whom she shared 22 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Helen S. Styer Moss. She was a horsewoman and life long equestrian. She enjoyed flowers, going to the beach, caring ...

 

Mind Matters: Yes, adults can have ADHD

There are some things we just don’t outgrow, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) may be one of them. Recent studies have found that those who suffered ADHD as children may continue to suffer its effects throughout adulthood. Ari Tuckman is a local psychologist who has written several books on the subject. “More Attention, Less Deficit: Success ...

 

Bits & Pieces Aug. 18

• The right lane will be closed on northbound Route 1 at its intersection with Route 52 in Kennett Township, on Monday through Friday, Aug. 22-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for road widening and intersection construction. • The Pennsylvania Civil War Road Show came through Concord Township Aug. 12-14. Visitors learned Civil War re-enactors, including Abraham Lincoln, ...