Archive for August 22nd, 2012

What to do with the mystery monument

Decisions need to be made regarding the Chadds Ford mystery monument, the Vietnam memorial that may be the oldest of its kind in the country. Just what should or can be done remains at issue. As reported, the monument, a cannon on a stone base, was dedicated in 1966, only two years after the Gulf of Tonkin resolution that committed American fighting forces to ...

 
 

Chadds Ford monument may be country’s oldest

Chadds Ford’s mystery monument may be the first memorial in the U.S. dedicated to Vietnam veterans. Yet, no one, so far, has been found with any recollection of its dedication, and public records have revealed no information. Research is continuing, but Duery Felton, of the National Parks Service, said the Chadds Ford memorial “is still in the lead” for being the ...

 

Ryan rallies GOP crowd in West Chester

Republican Party vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan rallied the party faithful in West Chester while addressing a crowd of thousands at the American Helicopter museum on Aug. 21. The crowd — estimated to be 4,000- 5,000 strong — responded vocally, interrupting Ryan several times with cheers, and chants of “USA, USA.” Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney chose ...

 

School board welcomes new school year, seeks wall of fame nominations

Excitement and enthusiasm are the two best words to describe the tone of Aug. 20 Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board Meeting. Superintendent John Sanville jokingly opened the meeting by reciting the three good reasons for choosing teaching as a career. “The good reasons to teach are June, July and August.” He continued his remarks with an enthusiastic report on ...

 

Longwood greets one-millionth visitor

Melissa Laurentius of Bel Air, Md. got more than she bargained for when she and her two children went to Longwood Gardens on Aug. 17. She became the one-millionth visitor to the gardens during the 2011-2012 fiscal year. Laurentius received a bouquet of flowers, a $300 gift certificate for Longwood’s gift shop and a lifetime membership for herself, husband and kids. ...

 

Police log: Aug. 23

• An eight-month-long investigation has led to the arrest of a Delaware man in connection with an armed bank robbery in Concord Township last December. Charges were filed against Jeffrey Patrick McCann, 32, of Smyrna. Police allege McCann entered the M&T Bank at 485 Baltimore Pike shortly before 4 p.m. on Dec. 30, displayed a weapon to a teller and demanded ...

 

Around Town Aug. 23

• The Clever Clover 4-H Community Club will be holding an informational meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 7-8 p.m. at the Romano 4-H Center of Chester County on Route 82 just west of the intersection of Route 82 and 322. The Clever Clovers club offers various 4-H projects throughout the year and is looking for interested youth ages 8-18 to join the club. For more ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Aug. 23

Snowflake’s child owner was allergic to him, so he was brought to CCSPCA in the hopes of finding a new home where he won’t make anyone sneeze!  This pocket-sized bunny is a Lion Head rabbit, and previously lived with cats and kids.  Snowflake is litter box trained and would make a perfect first pet for a family willing to consider adopting a new, furry friend!  If ...

 

Photo of the Week: Aug. 23

A Touch of Symmetry: Whose grass is greener?

 

Valley Forge, George Washington and the founding of our country

A name immediately recognizable by every American, Valley Forge will be linked forever with our struggle for independence. Although its been romanticized in history books for decades, few people know how perilously close to failure Gen. George Washington came there. The story behind this sacred place — and the men who suffered here — is one of faith, fortitude and ...

 

Free Your Space: Best catastrophe ever

Ask anyone who’s hired a professional organizer about how the cost of hiring them has actually saved money and you’ll hear a great story.  I can tell you many, from unearthing “long-lost” items: grandma’s diamond engagement ring found in a pile of “empty” jewelry boxes, caches of supplies that were about to be needlessly re-ordered, forgotten cash stashed in pants, ...