Archive for September 26th, 2012

Pennsbury man shot during home invasion

A Pennsbury Township resident was shot while struggling with three home invaders at his Hillendale Road house shortly after 6 p.m. on Sept. 24. The 63-year-old victim, attorney Fred Barakat, was transported to Crozer Chester Medical Center with injuries that are described as moderate, non-life threatening. Police said one of the attackers is a white man, 30-40 years ...

 
 

For the love of jousting

A weekend of serious Olympic-level equestrian events — including dressage, cross-country and show jumping — ended with a clash of jousting sticks as Sir Tyrant of Kent did battle with Sir John of Blow Horn. The pair demonstrated skills by tilting at a quintain (a target on a post,) then plucking rings from the hands of their squires, tilted at each other in full ...

 

Love launches 2013 campaign

Acknowledging that the 2012 presidential election is the more pressing issue, Chadds Ford Township Supervisor Deborah Love has already kicked off her 2013 re-election bid. Love, a two-term Republican supervisor whom the party has not yet endorsed, began her campaign with a fund-raiser at Brandywine Prime on Sept. 24. When asked why she wants a third term, Love said, ...

 

Child sexual abuse discussion scheduled

The statistics are considered to be staggering: 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys will suffer some form of child sexual abuse before the age of 18. Those figures set the stage for an evening of awareness and discussion as Steve LePore, founder and Executive Director of 1in6, Inc., shares his personal story and focuses on the lasting effect of child sexual abuse on men. ...

 

Around Town Sept. 27

• The annual Harvest Market at the Brandywine River Museum begins Sept. 29 and 30 in the museum courtyard. Visitors can browse the wares of regional artisans, including beautiful quilted items from members of the Brandywine Quilters, and a variety of fine crafts made by members of The Chester County Guild of Craftsmen, plus other unique handcrafted objects. Other ...

 

Police log Sept. 27

• A pistol was stolen from an unlocked car in Chadds Ford Township. Police said the car was parked in a driveway on Bullock Road and the incident happened sometime between Sept. 18 and 21. In addition to the Ruger LCP .380 pistol, loose change was also stolen. • A Glen Mills man was arrested for DUI in Concord Township on Sept. 22. Police identified the driver as ...

 

Driver licensing centers open the day before election

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will have 48 Driver Licensing Centers, normally closed on Mondays, open on Monday, Nov. 5, the day before election day, to better serve customers with last-minute Voter ID needs. In recent months, PennDOT has worked closely with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union representing its ...

 

Barrar committee sets procurement goals for veteran-owned small businesses

State Rep. Stephen E. Barrar, R-160, led the House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee in approving legislation that would establish state procurement goals for veteran-owned small businesses. “This committee and the governor’s office have been working to ensure that Pennsylvania’s veterans receive the benefits they earned through their service to ...

 

Pet of the Week: Cyrus

Meet Cyrus, a young adult Shepherd mix that has been at CCSPCA since May awaiting his forever home.  CCSPCA staff and volunteers have worked diligently with Cyrus, as he came to the shelter much in need of training and housebreaking.  Cyrus is now on his way to becoming a well-mannered pooch, but will need an active and experienced owner who will continue to work ...

 

Photo of the Week: Gourds a-Plenty

A sure sign of fall.

 

Free Your Space: The empty nest

Step One: The Kitchen It’s “empty-nester” season. The kids are either back in full day school or off to college and out of the house — at least for now. You may be feeling like you’ve been left holding the bag: The summer storms have come and gone and you get to deal with the aftermath. Organizing your home can be very cathartic; a practical and inexpensive way to ...