Archive for February 1st, 2012

Margaret R. Fulton, of West Grove

Margaret R. Fulton, 49, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Robert S. Fulton Jr., with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of Margaret Pottenberg McAtee and the late Thomas McAtee, Sr. She was a homemaker and she enjoyed deer spotting, all dogs, shopping and ...

 
 

Don’t run an economy

The good news is that the Republican Party primary season with its endless quasi-debating will only last another seven months. The bad news is that people still have to put up with seven more months of all but one candidate trying to convince the voting public that he’s the best person to run the economy. The problem is that no one can, or should even try, to run an ...

 

Know Your Finances: April 16 is IRA deadline

It’s hard to believe that we already have one month under our belts in this new year! The market, as measured by the S&P 500, is up 4.5 percent for the month of January. Will it continue or will it fade? It’s impossible to know the future of course, but we can reflect on what risks loom large and what is driving market strength. Economic recovery is not a slam ...

 

Mind Matters: Our “Lot in Life” reframed

Recently, I have been viewing “Downton Abbey,”a Masterpiece Theatre saga on PBS. The setting is an English country estate in the early 1900’s. The story is the interweaving of worlds between servants and the served. In one dialogue between a maid and her mistress, the disparate “family mythologies” of each woman become clear. The Lady of the manor born noted, “you ...

 

Get Real: ‘Tis the Season for Tax Breaks

Now that February has arrived, many of us are pulling together our documents in preparation for April 17, the date federal taxes are due this year. For those who have recently bought or sold a home, there are a number of tax deductions that may be available. Real estate broker commissions, title insurance, legal fees, advertising costs, administrative costs, and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 2

Margo is a beautiful young adult domestic short-haired cat that is available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Margo was found outside after being abandoned by her owners when they moved out of the area in early September. Upon coming to the shelter, it was found that Margo was pregnant and so she was placed in a foster home to raise her kittens and acclimate ...

 

Police log Feb. 2

• State police are investigating a Jan. 26 burglary at a residence on Ruby Road in Concord Township. The incident happened between 8:20 and 11 a.m. A police report said forced entry was used, but no other details were given. • Police are investigating a case of simple assault and terroristic threat during an incident in the area of 600 Evergreen Drive in Concord ...

 

Bits & Pieces Feb. 2

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 2-0 to purchase a new security system for the township building during their Feb. 1 board meeting. The cost of the system — through Delco Alarm Systems — is $12,000. The monthly fee will be $68. The monthly fee will be $68. Supervisors also voted to appoint Concordville Fire and Protection Co. as its fire marshal. Fred Field, ...

 

Kids learn food safety during robotics competition

Education can take many forms. Even a robotics competition can teach kids about food safety. That was the case for The Robotic Chargers, a group of C.F. Patton Middle School and Chadds Ford Elementary School students taking part in the First Lego League competition at the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark on Saturday, Jan. 28. The competition has three parts, a robotics ...

 

Scene Around Town Feb. 2

 

Nazareno A. Daddezio Jr. of Toughkenamon

Nazareno A. Daddezio Jr., 62, of Toughkenamon, died Monday, Jan. 30, at his residence. Born in West Chester, he was the son Mary Lou Conaway Daddezio of Toughkenamon, and the late Nazareno A. Daddezio, Sr. He was a 1969 graduate of Salesianum High School in Wilmington. Naz was a mushroom grower with his father and Uncle Maurice for many years, then moved on to ...