Archive for February 29th, 2012

Michael F. D’Amico of Toughkenamon

Michael F. D'Amico, 79, of Toughkenamon, died peacefully on Feb. 28. He was the son of the late Eugene M. D'Amico, Sr. and Mary (Testa) D'Amico. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War as a Teletype operator. He was a partner at D’Amico Brother’s Mushrooms for more than 45 years until retiring in 1997. He was a member of the Tuffie’s Sports Club and ...

 
 

Brandywine Ballet presents ”Beauty & the Beast”

Brandywine Ballet will present a new, full-length ballet “Beauty & the Beast” April 27 at 10 a.m., April 28 at 4 p.m., and April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall located at 700 S. High Street in West Chester. Tickets are $25, $30 and $40. Group, Senior, and University discounts apply. Traditionally comprised of mixed repertoire, Brandywine ...

 

Interconnections of business

There was no public gnashing of teeth, rending of clothes or wails of regret when Endo Pharmaceutical announced last year that it was pulling out of Chadds Ford. Then, as now, the public reaction is a muttered, “That stinks,” as one person said. The commenter was correct. It stinks for the township, but possibly more for other businesses in the area. Part of the ...

 

Mind Matters: Unkempt Hair, the Oscars, Makeup, and the Self

Okay, let’s start out with “unkempt hair.” American Experience’s (a PBS documentary series) recent theme was the presidency of William Clinton. The narrator remarked, in passing, about Hillary Clinton’s “unkempt hair” in President Clinton’s early career. The implication was that her hairstyle over the years had morphed from unruly and wild to more dignified and ...

 

Get Real: Is It Time for an Appraisal?

One of the most important jobs for your realtor is determining the value of your home. Your realtor will develop a Comparable Market Analysis. By comparing your home to similar homes on the market, as well as similar homes that have recently sold, the CMA will suggest a reliable range in which to price your home. If your property isn’t attracting serious shoppers, ...

 

DMNH informs kids on impact of plastic bags

The Brandywine Sprouts chapter of Roots & Shoots, a program of the Jane Goodall Institute, will be featured alongside the Delaware Museum of Natural History's upcoming special exhibit, Conservation Quest, on display March 10 - May 28. As a complement to Conservation Quest, Brandywine Sprouts members will share their exciting project to Ban the Bag. By focusing ...

 

Police log March 1

• In a general announcement, Pennsylvania State Police reports recent thefts from motor vehicles in the Chadds Ford and Concord Township area. Some vehicles were left unlocked, all with items in view, and one with keys left in the vehicle. The police advise: If it has a lock, lock it; if it’s valuable, then treat it as such — protect it. • In a separate press ...

 

Bits & Pieces March 1

• Chadds Ford’s Quin Savant, currently a senior at Unionville High School, will be going to Tennessee Wesleyan College next year on a lacrosse scholarship. He will major in biology. “Quin will force other teams to change their offense due to him being on the field" said TWC lacrosse Coach Kevin Parker. "His size, foot work, and stick work will make life tough, not ...

 

School budget hearing set for March 12

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Director Keith Knauss urged school district residents to offer their public comments regarding the proposed 2012 – 2013 school budget at a hearing on Monday March 12. “Board Directors look forward to school district resident comments as part of the annual budget milestone dates,” Knauss said. Knauss, who serves as the finance ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet March 1

Bonita is spayed female adult domestic short-haired cat that came to the Chester County SPCA way back in September as a stray cat in need of a new, indoor home. As “bonita” is Spanish for “beautiful,” her name certainly describes her fancy dilute calico markings and lovely personality. Bonita is a friendly, laidback kitty that would make a wonderful addition to any ...