Archive for August 15th, 2012

Mystery monument hiding in Chadds Ford

There is mystery surrounding a 46-year-old monument in Chadds Ford that’s dedicated to the Delaware County servicemen who fought in Vietnam. The monument, a cannon on a pedestal, sits on private property along Route 202 across from Hillman Drive near a former Sovereign Bank branch building. No one seems to recall the circumstances of the dedication, who commissioned ...

 
 

School board puts EIT on back burner

West Marlborough Township’s recent passage of a 0.5 percent earned income tax triggered a brief discussion among Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members at their Aug. 13 work session. Keith Knauss, director of the finance committee said the board doesn’t want to tackle the issue at the present time, especially since it was rejected a few years ago. “The ...

 

Pennsbury news in brief

• Members of the Pennsbury Township Planning Commission are working on a solar energy ordinance and have announced they will meet with John Snook of the Brandywine Conservancy to help with the project. That meeting is tentatively planned for September. • Pennsbury Township supervisors are looking to replace a member of the township Historic Commission and a ...

 

Recollections of Al Webber

Al Webber maintained a zest for life throughout his 104 years. He was a DuPont Co. scientist who also found time to devote to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts, volunteered at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, served on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board and spent time as judge of elections in Birmingham Township. He was also a member of the board of the Kennett ...

 

Around Town Aug. 16

• Motorists who use Creek Road to and from Delaware will be facing a detour for about three weeks. The Delaware Department of Transportation is closing off a portion of the road between the state line and Twaddell Mill Road from Monday, Aug. 20 through Monday, Sept. 10. The road will be closed 24/7 so DelDOT crews can construct a concrete bridge deck. • Édouard ...

 

Police log Aug. 16

• Members of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Media barracks, will be conducting a Sobriety Checkpoint in Delaware County during the month of August. No other information was released. State police from the Avondale barracks will be conducting their own checkpoint at an undisclosed location from Aug. 17 to Aug. 19. • No injuries were reported, but one person ...

 

U. S. Olympians to participate in Plantation Field Equestrian events

Members of the United States Olympic Equestrian team, including Boyd Martin and Phillip Dutton of Chester County, will participate in the fifth annual three-day Plantation Field International Horse Trials and Country Fair in East Marlborough Township. “We are excited to have the Olympic team members at Plantation Field. Thousands of people from this area have been ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 16

Hard to believe, but someone lost this handsome cat.  Finnigan is a quiet, loving male cat that came to the shelter almost four months ago as a stray.  While Finnigan has the potential to be a lovely and friendly cat in a home environment, he is having a hard time overcoming his nerves at the shelter and often hides in his cage.  Finnigan will need a special family ...

 

Aug. 16

Cooling Waters

 

Random-Lee: Memories of memories

I remember clearly that it was a Tuesday morning and we were sitting in the kitchen, being interviewed for an article about the new mania for sweet wines. Things were rolling along and Eric told a story about one of our early experiences at Chaddsford Winery, somewhere along 25 years ago. It was a funny story that provoked smiles all around, but it wasn’t true. Or ...

 

Mind Matters: Thoughts at a barbeque

As I left the house to go to the chicken barbeque at Birmingham Meeting, I heard on NPR that foreign visitors expect the U.S. to be a facsimile — or the real deal — of Desperate Housewives, Dancing With the Stars, Friends, etc. Forty-five years ago I traveled to Italy as a college student. Even though their son had been an exchange student in the U.S., the family I ...