Archive for April 19th, 2012

Brandywine Ballet presents Beauty & the Beast

Brandywine Ballet is pleased to welcome special guest Francis Veyette, a principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, to the cast of Beauty & the Beast. Mr. Veyette will dance the title role of the Beast alongside Brandywine Ballet’s own Hannah Telthorster in the role of Belle. Brandywine Ballet will perform Beauty & the Beast April 27 at 10 a.m., April 28 ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet April 19

Meet Simon – CCSPCA’s longest adoptable resident! Simon was brought to the shelter way back in November as a stray kitty who lost his way. We suspect that Simon was wandering outside for some time as he was initially unsure of people, but thanks to the work of CCSPCA volunteers who spent lots of time working on building Simon’s trust, he is now a very social and ...

 

Debating supremacy

There’s been a small debate going on in the Pennsylvania Legislature’s State Government Committee between proponents of the Tenth Amendment and advocates of the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution. At issue is a proposed amendment to resolution HR 49. The resolution claims state sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment over certain powers of the federal government. It ...

 

Barack Obama: Corporatist

Last November, President Obama stood before an audience and said government needs to be “responsive to the needs of people, not the needs of special interests.” He added, “That is probably the biggest piece of business that remains unfinished.” He made these remarks, the New York Times reports, before a $17,900-a-plate fundraising dinner at the home of Dwight and ...

 

In My Experience: The dating daze

Dear Jeanne-Marie, I divorced several years ago and I really want to meet someone worthwhile, but it seems that each date is worse than the next. Do you have any dating tips for me? Signed, Back in the Game Short Answer Do not give up. The trick is to safely date as many people as possible to find a connection. It is all in the numbers. But first be sure you are ...

 

Police log April 19

• State police are investigating an attempted break in of a storage unit at Extra Space Storage Co, in Chadds Ford. Police said two people entered the property and tried to break a lock with a crow bar, but were unable to gain access. They then fled. The incident — at 10:30 p.m. on April 13 — was captured on an overhead surveillance camera. • Two unidentified white ...

 

National prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Pennsylvania State Police, Media barracks and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to PSP Media at 1342 W. ...

 

Birmingham supervisors neutral on zoning applications

Birmingham Township supervisors decided not to oppose two zoning applications scheduled for the Zoning Hearing Board on May 3. Earl Stoltzfus, of Advanced Energy Solutions on Route 202, said he wants to install 900 4x6 foot solar panels on the roof of his building. He said the panels would provide 80 to 85 percent of the building’s energy needs. Supervisors’ Vice ...

 

Andrew Wyeth studio opening for tours

The Chadds Ford studio where Andrew Wyeth, one of the most beloved and significant artists in American history, painted many of his most important works of art will open for tours in the summer of 2012. Given to the Brandywine River Museum by the artist's wife, Betsy James Wyeth, the studio has undergone careful restoration to preserve its appearance when it was used ...

 

Around Town April 19

• Unionville High School cafeteria is the site of the U-CF School District’s annual Pasta Dinner to benefit the United Way. The dinner runs from 5-9 p.m. Costs are $30 per family or $10 per adult and $5 for children. In addition to the dinner, there will be a silent auction, bake sale and entertainment. For tickets, go to www.unitedwayscc.org or phone 610-444-4357. • ...

 

Closed head brain injuries are a serious threat to everyone

When First Lady Michelle Obama visited Philadelphia to announce a new initiative involving post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, she touched on a medical and legal issue that greatly affects many people in our region and is, sadly, little understood. Mrs. Obama’s focus was on military veterans. She called these injuries ”invisible wounds”. Robert ...