Archive for December 21st, 2011

Robert H. “Griff” Griffith, formerly of Kennett Square

Robert H. “Griff” Griffith, 74, formerly of Kennett Square, died Tuesday Dec. 20, at the Coatesville Veterans Affairs Medical Center Hospice. He was the husband of the late Virginia Tuel Griffith who died in 2010 and with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late John Hammond and Bertha (Mann) Griffith. He was a 1955 ...

 
 

New business needed

‘Tis the holiday season. Hanukkah is here and Christmas is just a few days away. So, we set aside the sharpened pen, look back at 2011 and forward to wishes for 2012. Chadds Ford Township lost three businesses in 2011. One, Toys and Tales in Olde Ridge, had been a mainstay for years in two different incarnations at the Ridge Road shopping center. The other two were ...

 

The Doctor is In: Peripheral Arterial Disease

According to the American Heart Association, more than 8 million Americans are living with peripheral arterial disease, a type of cardiovascular disease that also is known as peripheral vascular disease. PAD is caused by the hardening of blood vessels — arteriosclerosis — in your legs and feet. Although hardening of the arteries usually is associated with coronary ...

 

In My Experience: Facing the inevitable

Dear Jeanne-Marie, I have a close friend that recently had a death in the family. It seems like he is really suffering. What can I do? Signed, Caring Friend Short answer: Dear Caring Friend, Find time to just sit with him. In my experience: Both of my parents lived a long and healthy life, so when my mother died I thought I was able to accept it and had ...

 

The Garden Path: Making winter arrangements

Once the cold weather comes and the annuals die, it’s tempting to give up on container gardening, but with a little bit of effort, you can make a winter arrangement that costs nothing, yet provides pleasure for weeks or even months. You probably already have the ingredients for a beautiful winter arrangement right in your own yard. The easiest approach is simply to ...

 

Free Your Space: Anticipation

I write this article on the eve of Hannukah and less than a week before Christmas. The stores and roads are crowded with people looking for those last few gifts, groceries, and all the best deals. Emotions are running high (and low) with the excitement of it all. My young niece and nephew are acting out-of-sorts, my mother is feeling a bit sad over days gone by, my ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 22

Luna and Neville are two juvenile female rabbits that are currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. They came to the shelter on Nov. 23 because their owner’s schedule became too busy to care for them. Luna and Neville are very sweet and social rabbits who would like to find a home together. They are used to being handled and they are litter-box ...

 

Tanning salon opens in Olde Ridge

Who: Beach ‘N Tan & Contempo Spa owned and operated by Linda and Christe Watmuff What: Beach ‘N Tan offers Tanning booths, spray tanning, teeth whitening, a hydration station and red light therapy. Where: 100 Ridge Road, Ste. 40, Olde Ridge Village Pricing: Phone 484-842-1568 for pricing, appointments and full range of services Web site: www.beach-n-tan.com

 

Police log Dec. 22

• Chadds Ford Township was ripped off when someone stole copper downspouts and gutters valued at $1,925 off of Turner’s Mill — the township building at 10 Ring Road. The theft happened sometime between 4:30 p.m., Dec. 12 and 8 a.m., Dec. 15. According to police, 185 linear feet of copper downspouts were removed from the rear of the building on the Monday, Dec. 12, ...

 

New restaurant planned for Birmingham

The owner of P.J. Whelihan’s wants to bring his brand to Birmingham Township. Bob Platzer made a preliminary presentation to the Board of Supervisors during its Dec. 19 meeting. He said he wants to move into the former Bull Durham’s location, a stand-alone pad at Dilworthtown Crossing. The location was a Bennigan’s before being a Bull Durham’s and that will affect ...

 

Scene Around Town Dec. 22