Archive for November 16th, 2011

Book Fair at CFES

The annual book fair is underway at Chadds Ford Elementary School. The event is a book sale to raise money for more books. According to Luci McCLure, one of the PTO moms co-chairing the event, money from the sales goes to Scholastic, a book company that returns 50 percent of the profits to the school. All profits come back to the school in the form of books for the ...

 
 

A change of mind for the worse

Two years ago, we said the Obama administration had done something right when it decided that people using medical marijuana would not be prosecuted if they were in states where med pot was allowed. Too bad the administration has changed its mind. It announced that there would now be a crackdown on for-profit medical marijuana dispensaries, as if making a profit is ...

 

U-CF begins budget process for next year

The Unionville Chadds Ford School Board Nov. 14 work session meeting started the annual budget process and bid farewell to three outgoing board members. Directors Corrine Sweeney and Paul Price, along with board President Timotha Trigg, will be replaced by Kathleen Do, Victor DuPuis and Gregg Lindner. While the timeline for the annual budget is set by Harrisburg, ...

 

Police log Nov. 17

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale, are investigating the corruption of a minor at Longwood Gardens. According to a police report, an unidentified white male with dark hair, blue eyes and wearing blue pants, was sitting on a bench with a laptop computer or tablet device. The man allegedly called a 6-year-old boy and then pointed for the youth to look ...

 

Bits & Pieces Nov. 17

• The exhibit Giants: African Dinosaurs, created by Project Exploration, opens Dec. 3 at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. It runs through Feb. 26. The exhibit features the findings of world-renowned paleontologist Paul Sereno with clues to the mystery of how shifting continents affected dinosaur evolution. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for children (3-17), $7 ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 17

Griffin is a young adult neutered male pointer mix that came to CCSPCA as a stray in October. While he will still need all of his training, Griffin is a super cute and friendly dog who seems eager to learn and please. He would best be suited in a home without cats and with an experienced dog owner who has the time to invest in making him a wonderful companion. Who ...

 

Mind Matters: Put Children First

In 1873, animals had legal protection, children did not. And so, when a church worker, Mrs. Etta Wheeler visited a home and found a horribly abused child, she sought recourse. However, the justice system did nothing. She then petitioned the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) for help. She declared to the ASPCA that if there were laws ...