Archive for June 7th, 2012

Celeste (Kudirka) Kauffman of West Grove

Celeste (Kudirka) Kauffman, 74, of West Grove, died Tuesday, June 5, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Charles "Bud" E. Kauffman, Jr., who died in 1999 and with whom she shared 41 years of marriage. Born in Swoyersville, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Julia (Tressa) Kudirka. Celeste was an exam coordinator at the American Institute ...

 
 

Police log June 7

• Firefighters from Concordville Fire Co. responded to a car fire in the area of Route 1 and Dickinson Drive in Chadds Ford Township on June 3. The call came into the company at 3:59 p.m. There were no injuries reported. No other information was available by press time. (Photo courtesy of Lauren Iacovelli, of Manahwkin, N.J.) • State police said Evan Crilley, 25, ...

 

Scavenger hunt series kicks off at historical society

Youngsters from Birmingham to New London took part in the first of three historical scavenger hunts scheduled for this summer in Chadds Ford Township. The hunts are open to kids 9-14 years old. The first hunt was held at the Chadds Ford Historical Society on June 3. Those taking part had to answer a list of questions — 17 in all — based on the various displays at the ...

 

Photo of the Week June 7

An anvil stands ready in the doorway of the blacksmith's shop at the Brandywine Battlefield Park. --Photo by Rich Schwartzman

 

Chadds Ford Township news in brief

• Chadds Ford Township supervisors received word that more than $300,000 should be made available by the end of June for work on the completion of the Hillman Drive extension of the loop road. Tom Schafer from the Delaware County Planning Department said the funds come from what was left over of the abandoned plans to widen Route 202. The money is earmarked for ...

 

Townhouses proposed for Pulsations lot

A Malvern-based developer wants to build a 58-unit townhouse complex on the parking lot of the former Pulsations nightclub in Concord Township. Bo Erixxon, vice president of land and site development for The Benson Companies, and attorney Don Petrosa, made a brief, preliminary presentation on the project to Concord Township supervisors during the board’s June 5 ...

 

Around Town June 7

• The Brandywine River Museum opens a new exhibit on June 9 and running through Sept. 3. “Summer Sojourn: Art on Holiday” takes visitors on a visual journey to rocky sea coasts and sandy shores, tropical settings and mountainous vistas, European cities and villages, Middle-Eastern markets and a variety of Asian vistas. The exhibit presents nearly 100 paintings, ...

 

State police warn of seasonal scams

During the spring and summer months, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania unfortunately plays host to transient criminals who travel great distances in search of victims for their various money-making scams. In many cases, their targets are the elderly. Our greatest defense against these scam artists is the sharing of some basic crime prevention tips. Some of the more ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 7

Jade

June is Pick-A-Pit-unia month at the Chester County SPCA – right now, any adult pit bull or bully breed dog is the special adoption fee of $50. Meet Jade, a 4-year-old female pit bull who came to the shelter in March when her owners could no longer care for her and her companion dog. Jade’s buddy has since been adopted, so now she’s waiting for her forever home all ...

 

Get Real: Price it right

Home sellers face a new reality in today’s market as they look to move up, down, in or out of their American dream. Consumers, particularly those who purchased their homes within the last seven years, often find their options limited by a lack of equity. Those who can sell are sometimes numbed by deflated home prices and find it difficult to justify yesterday’s ...

 

Mind Matters: Reflect more, judge less

Have you ever done anything you regretted—especially as a teen? Two adolescent boys room together. One videos his roommate’s homosexual encounter, days later this man young plunges to his death. We all know something of the story of Dharun Ravi and Tyler Clementi. Public opinion is quick to judge, constantly goaded by 24/7 media coverage of one stripe or another. ...