Archive for September 12th, 2012

Around Town Sept. 13

• Chadds Ford remembered the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, along with the Sept. 11, 1777, Battle of Brandywine with a ceremony at Brandywine Battlefield Park on Sept. 11. Speakers included State Rep. Stephen Barrar and Carl Closs, as Gen. George Washington. The ceremony included the ringing of Remembrance Bells. Shown ringing one of the bells are Sarah Liberace ...

 
 

Costco plans Nov. 10 opening

Costco plans to open its new Concord Township store on Nov. 10. That’s the word from Howard Randolph, the warehouse manager for the store on Evergreen Drive in the Brinton Lake shopping area. Concord Township officials gave the final approval for the plan last summer and construction began in the fall. Randolph said there would be nothing out of the ordinary at the ...

 

Chadds Ford Days: Days for everyone

The annual Chadds Ford Days went off without a hitch despite the threat of some nasty weather. Saturday and Sunday were sun-drenched with activities for the whole family. Chadds Ford Days began in the 1950s to celebrate the Sept. 11, 1777, Battle of the Brandywine, but has since become a colonial fair and is one of the major fund-raisers for the Chadds Ford ...

 

School district to save money

School District taxpayers will enjoy hearing that more than $175,000 in savings are on the horizon. At the Sept. 10 school board work session finance meeting, Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Director of Business and Operations Robert Cochran said the district has “an opportunity to refinance some outstanding debt which will generate about $100,000 in interest ...

 

Developer has plans for Vietnam monument

The developer of a planned shopping center in Concord Township wants to include the 46-year-old Vietnam monument in its Chadds Ford Township entrance area. Carlino Commercial Development is the developer of the property that will have a Wegman’s food store as its anchor in Concord. There is a planned entrance from Chadds Ford along Route 202 across from Hillman ...

 

Light turnout for vets’ job fair

Less than a handful of U.S. military veterans showed up for the morning session of a daylong job fair held at Radley Run Country Club. There were more businesses on hand than job seekers during the Sept. 6 event. Among the 18 organizations that signed up to collect resumés and talk with men and women who served the country was Krapf Bus Co. Cindy Fisher, of Krapf, ...

 

New state law regarding closed roads

A new state law imposing stiff penalties on motorists who ignore “road closed” or other safety warning signs and devices is now in effect, according to a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation press release. Act 114, signed on July 5 by Gov. Tom Corbett, reinforces the critical need for all drivers to obey traffic control signs. The law aims to increase safety for ...

 

Police log Sept. 13

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a series of daylight burglaries and attempted burglaries along Smithbridge Road in Concord Township on Sept. 5. Unknown suspects illegally entered — or attempted to enter — four homes. Police said the illegal entry failed at two homes, but were successful at two others. Thieves stole jewelry ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 13

Gretchen is a sweet and sassy shepherd mix who was brought to the shelter as a stray in early August.  While she still looks and acts like a puppy, Gretchen is estimated to be one to two years of age.  She will need an active family and some additional training, but those outstanding ears prove to be great listening tools as she has come a long way already.  Gretchen ...

 

Photo of the Week Sept. 13

Highlights, shadows and reflection

 

Living History: Brandywine Creek State Park Revolutionary War re-enactment

Brandywine Creek State Park, outside of Wilmington, became a park in 1965, utilizing land previously owned by the du Pont family. One of the first parks in the country to be purchased with Land and Water Conservation funds, the 933 acre park entices visitors with its rolling hills and rustic stone walls constructed in the late 1800’s. Celebrate the start of the fall ...