Archive for September, 2012

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 ...

 
 

Betty Jane Underwood of Kennett Square

Betty Jane Underwood, 86, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Sept. 24, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Wilbert I. Underwood, who died in 2007, and with whom she shared 61 years of marriage. Born in Marshall, Mo., she was the daughter of the late Chester F. and the late Margaret M. Badders Dorsey. Betty was employed by New Bolton Center and ...

 

Sylvia Ann Guizzetti of Landenberg

Sylvia Ann Guizzetti, 79, of Landenberg, died at the Paoli Hospital on Thursday, Sept. 20. She was the wife of Gildo D. Guizzetti, Sr., with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Denver, Pa., the daughter of the late Mary Charlotte Reider and Lester Kilhefner, she moved to West Grove as a young child. She was a partner in the family business, G. Guizzetti ...

 

Sheriff’s sale for Pennsbury Village project

The Pennsbury Village project has an uncertain future. Eagle National Bank has filed for an Oct. 18 sheriff’s sale against PVA, so financing for the townhouse development project is in doubt. “We don’t know what the status of the Pennsbury Village Associates development is currently,” said Supervisors’ Chairman, Aaron McIntyre at the Sept. 19 supervisors meeting. ...

 

Wegman’s, Keystone Plaza hearings continued

The Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board continued to next month, two hearings — one involving a two-township development that includes a Wegmans supermarket in Concord Township. The development is planned for one parcel of 33 acres. That parcel extends across the two townships in the area bordered by Route 202 and Applied Card Way, across from Hillman Drive. The Concord ...

 

Free wing offer attracts overnight crowd

An offer of free chicken wings for a year drew a crowd for the opening of Buffalo Wild Wings in Concord Township. The first 100 guests received ticket for the free food. The store opened Monday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. following a ribbon cutting. But some of the people, eager for free wings, camped out overnight having been at the store since 11 a.m. on Sunday. “Free ...

 

School board to spend some, save some

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted to spend money on a new entrance for the high school football stadium, but also to refinance some outstanding debt to save money in the long run. In a 7-1 vote, the board decided to spend $35,000 to build a new ticket booth and relocate the stadium entrance as part of the board’s long range plan. School Board Director ...

 

Birmingham still needs supervisor; township pushes back against state

See ***UPDATE***  below Birmingham Township has yet to name a replacement for Al Bush, the supervisor who died Aug. 28. The board has until Sept. 27 to appoint someone to fill the remainder of Bush’s term that expires at the end of 2013. To that end, the board scheduled a special meeting for 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 21. There is no scarcity of people interested in the ...

 

Around Town Sept. 20

• Andy Bell and his wife, Diane, of Chadds Ford, will be special guests at Center for the Creative Arts’ Luck of the Draw. Luck of the Draw is a fund-raiser to be held on Sept. 29 at CCArts that features Victoria Wyeth as the emcee. The funds from this event support art scholarships for children and CCArts programs. Bell posed for Wyeth’s final Chadds Ford painting, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Kiki and Oreo

These two pretty ladies were surrendered to CCSPCA more than five months ago because their owner moved into an apartment where cats were unwelcome. Kiki and Oreo are sisters and have been together from the very start, so they will need to be adopted as a pair. Both cats are very sweet and lived with children in their previous home. Kiki and Oreo cannot wait to enjoy ...

 

Photo of the Week: Late Summer Colors

Late summer colors are on display at the SIW produce stand on Creek Road in Pennsbury Township.