Archive for June 13th, 2012

Lunch prices up in U-CF

School lunches will cost more come the next academic year thanks to a new federal law. The June 11 Unionville Chadds Ford School Board work session included a discussion of the implementation of the federal law titled “The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act” and the 25 cent increase in school lunches for the 2012 – 2013 school year. The elementary cafeteria lunch will ...

 
 

Battlefield task force faces resistance; fate of park uncertain

The Brandywine Battlefield Task Force may face resistance before finalizing a plan for preserving lands within the battlefield landmark. Jeannine Spiers, the chairman of the task force and a senior community planner for the Chester County Planning Commission, said during a June 7 informational meeting that her group is supposed to have a final plan by the end of the ...

 

Unionville and Kennett team up during community breakfast

Since their inception during the tenure of former Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent, the annual community breakfasts have been about building community. Now, with John Sanville at the helm, the purpose remains the same. But the 2012 breakfast was expanded to include the Kennett Consolidated School District. “This event has grown since Sharon ...

 

Around Town June 14

• Students take part in Relay for Life. Sisters Morgan and Kate Limbaugh, of Chadds Ford Township, walk 20 laps around the track at Unionville High School as part of the Relay for Life that raised money for cancer research. The girls’ mother, Kathy, said the relay was a good way to bring awareness to the kids. Students from both Unionville-Chadds Ford and the Kennett ...

 

Photo of the Week June 14

Out on a Limb. The Brandywine Creek becomes a playground for kids and adults on a hot, sunny Sunday afternoon. Here a youngster swings from a rope into the creek as others splash around keeping cool. (Photo by Rich Schwartzman)

 

Living History: The Vanishing Train Depot

Before superhighways, railroads dominated the landscape providing transportation for both passengers and heavy commodities. Pennsylvania ranked number one among all the states in the production of minerals from 1820 to 1920, necessitating improved access between commercial centers. Located near the bustling port of Philadelphia and the richly endowed farming and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 14

Meet Princess Bubble Gum- and a princess she is. Princess Bubble gum is a young adult spayed female domestic short hair cat. This sweet and playful girl was brought to us as a stray. She was actually found trying to take a swim in a swim clubs pool.  Princess Bubble Gum is a well-rounded cat who would do well in any home. She loves attention and to hang out by your ...

 

Police log June 14

• Three Chadds Ford Township residents — living at three different homes on Harvey Road — had their cars broken into during the overnight hours of June 9 and 10. Police said the three vehicles had been left unlocked. Thieves reportedly took cash and a black GPS. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 484-840-1000. • State police are investigating a theft ...

 

Privatize the park

The legacy of the colonial soldiers who fought the Battle of Brandywine — and that of those who fought in all of the other battles in the American War of Independence — deserves to be preserved. So, It’s frustrating to hear that the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania still doesn’t know what it wants to do with the Brandywine Battlefield Park. The park’s status is “up in ...