Archive for February 22nd, 2012

When spring really begins

People have different triggers, especially when it comes to realizing that spring is upon us or at least near. For some, it’s the first crocus or maybe it’s Ground Hogs’ Day. (Is that the only thing people have to look forward to in Punxatawny?) For others, mid February is the time to start thinking spring and it has nothing to do with chocolate, roses or Valentine’s ...

 
 

Bikram Yoga opens in Chadds Ford

It would seem that there is a large market for yoga in the greater Chadds Ford area. Bikram Yoga opened on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township on Feb. 4 and, according to Megan van Riet and Heather Dunghe who run the studio, there are already 600 students attending the more than 20 classes per week. While there are other studios in the area and the Kennett YMCA offers ...

 

Bits & Pieces Feb. 23

• Greg Leak of Chadds Ford placed sixth overall amongst the runners from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines teams. The Army team placed second. Greg is a 2006 graduate of Unionville High School, a 2010 graduate of Dickinson College where he was an All-American in Cross Country. He is currently a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving at Ft. Lewis, Washington. ...

 

Police log Feb. 23

• State police arrested a Chester man on drug possession charges in Chadds Ford Township. A police report said a traffic stop was made at routes 1 and 202 at 12:32 a.m. on Feb. 22. Christopher Julian Crews Jr., 33, was a passenger in the car and was found to be in possession of marijuana. • A Newtown Square woman was charged with DUI after being stopped at Brandywine ...

 

Gerlach bill championed by the conservancy

A bill introduced by U.S. Rep.Jim Gerlach, R-6, will make permanent a tax incentive that helps landowners conserve important natural, agricultural and historic resources in our community. The legislation has received overwhelming bipartisan support from Congress. More than 300 U.S. Representatives from both parties are co-sponsors of "The Conservation Easement ...

 

Free Your Space Tips for Staging Your Home

Whether you are planning on putting your house on the market or are simply looking to spruce up and slough off the winter doldrums, why not try your hand at home staging? Take a stroll through your home. Does it seem over-stuffed? Airy? Do you like the artwork on the walls and shelves? How do you feel when you enter – happy, peaceful, relaxed, exhausted, stressed? If ...

 

In My Experience: The Last Yard Sale

Dear Jeanne-Marie, Why do you think there is so much workplace conflict today? Signed, Resigned Short Answer Dear Resigned, Everyone wants to feel important and valued but people, places, and things are never what they appear to be. In My Experience Workplace conflicts remind me of a yard sale I attended and how I discovered that there are so many layers to events. ...

 

The Doctor is In: Understanding Heart Failure

Many people associate the term “heart disease” with strokes and heart attacks, but nearly 5 million Americans have another serious type of cardiovascular condition known as heart failure, also known as congestive heart failure. This leading cause of hospitalizations among adults 65 and older is believed to cause some 300,000 deaths in the United States each year. A ...

 

Chadds Art Sale & Show welcomes authors Walsh and Quillman

The Chadds Ford Art Sale & Show welcomes two special guests, authors Barbara Walsh and Catherine Quillman, at its 63rd annual show on March 23-24. Both authors will lead a discussion and offer a book sale and signing on Saturday, March 24th. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Barbara Walsh recently released her first children’s book, Sammy in the Sky, illustrated ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 23

Pamela is a beautiful yellow Labrador retriever/pit bull mix that was brought to Chester County SPCA as a dog who lost her way. This sweet girl is estimated to be between six months to a year of age, and while she is still very young Pamela already knows some basic commands and responds well to training. Pamela is energetic but very gentle and would make a wonderful ...

 

UHS senior athletes off to college