Archive for February 8th, 2012

Businesses interested in Concord

More than 100 readers per day have checked out last week’s story about Chadds Ford Business Association members getting updated on the Costco and Whole Foods stores coming to Concord Township. That’s good for us here at ChaddsFordLive.com, but the interest could bode well for the success of those two stores and for the economy of the immediate region, especially ...

 
 

Bits & Pieces Feb. 9

• Concord Township supervisors selected Elizabeth A. “Libby” Salvucci as supervisor, replacing Colleen Morrone. Morrone was elected to Delaware County Council in November. Salvucci has previously served on the township Zoning Hearing Board and has been a Concord Township resident for nine year. The term expires Dec. 31, 2013. • The Concordville Chadds Ford Rotary ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 9

Happy is a handsome young adult neutered male Labrador retriever mix that came to the SPCA as a lost dog looking for a home. As his named suggests, Happy is an active and amiable boy who loves people and learning new ways to release his energy. Unfortunately due to his extreme friendliness, Happy had to have the majority of his tail amputated as he was constantly ...

 

CF Historical Society raises money through art

For George Franz, president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society, the big value of the winter Plein Air event is public relations. There is also an historical connection to the society’s roots. “What’s it worth? First of all, for PR purposes it gets our name out in a time of year when there’s not much else. It also reconnects us with our historic artistic heritage ...

 

Whelihan’s wants outdoor seating

Bob Platzer still wants to open a P.J. Whelihan’s in Birmingham Township by the end of April, but whether the restaurant will have outdoor seating remains a question. At issue is parking. Platzer, who owns Whelihan’s, wants an area of 60 seats along the south side of the restaurant located in the Shoppes at Dilworthtown Crossing. Doing so will reduce the number of ...

 

Kennett Y looking to expand

The Kennett YMCA is gearing up for a multi-million dollar expansion project that, according to Executive Director Jeff Daly, is sorely needed. But first it must raise the money. Kicking off a fund-raising campaign will be an expansion awareness party on Sunday, Feb. 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. One of the guests will be former Philadelphia Eagle, and cancer survivor, Kevin ...

 

‘Green Eggs & Ham’ by Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present “Green Eggs And Ham”as the centerpiece of its annual Free Children’s Concerts on Sunday, March 4, 2 p.m., at the International Cultural Center on the campus of Lincoln University and on Sunday, March 11, , 2 p.m., at Emilie K. Asplundh Hall, Phillips Memorial Building, on the campus of West Chester University, under ...

 

Police log Feb. 9

• Police are investigating a case of simple assault in which one motorist pulled a gun on another on Route 1 in Concord Township. The incident happened 5:23 p.m. on Feb. 1. According to a police report, the victim was driving south on Route 1 near Route 202 when he accidently cutoff another driver driving a gray Lincoln Navigator. The driver of the Lincoln then ...

 

Bottle cap mural planned for CFES

They’re poppin’ their tops at Chadds Ford Elementary School, bottle tops, that is. Students are creating a bottle cap mural as part of this year’s Art in Action project. Karen Dempsey, co-chair of the event, said kids saved bottle caps from milk and juice drinks at school and families also donated caps. They needed 5,000 to 10,000 caps, but wound up with more than ...

 

The Doctor is In: Keeping Young Hearts Healthy

A recent nationwide study of more than 5,500 students ages 12 to 19 found that today’s youth face a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease at a younger adult age than the generations of adults before them. The study was conducted by researchers at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and presented during the American Heart Association ...

 

In My Experience: Dad is sad over son

Dear Jeanne-Marie, My son has just turned 12 and he no longer wants to go anywhere with me or the family. He is not unhappy. He just resists. In the past we had so much fun together. What is happening? Signed, Sad Dad Short Answer Dear Sad Dad, Your baby is not a baby anymore. It is humiliating to be seen with a parent at that age. Don’t you remember? Andheaven help ...