Archive for November 7th, 2012

Incumbents win; high school students get a taste of politicking

The 2012 election year may go down as another election where incumbents get to stay in office. At least that was the case in the greater Chadds Ford area. President Barak Obama won re-election for another term in office, so did several other incumbents in local races. State Sen. Dominic Pileggi defeated Democratic Party’s Patricia Worrell in the 9th Senatorial ...

 
 

Bullying exists, but not systemic in U-CF

Bullying is not a systemic problem in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District but, “To say that there’s no problem, would be false. I think every school, every institution, wouldn’t be able to say there’s no problem. I think we’re being proactive.” Those were the words of Rich Hug, the district’s director of public relations. He made the comment prior to a ...

 

Early Veterans’ Day for DelCo’s Vietnam vets in Chadds Ford

It was an early Veterans’ Day for Vietnam vets in Chadds Ford. Several dozen of the vets, now in there 60s, came to the oldest Vietnam memorial in the country to pay honor to their comrades, living and dead, with a 21-gun salute, the playing of Taps and a wreath laying. One veteran, Ray “Rocket” Ferrell, originally from Tinicum Township, was already serving in ...

 

Local Rotarians celebrate 60 years of service

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary celebrated its 60th anniversary with a dinner at Penn Oaks Golf Club Tuesday evening. Local fellowship and service as well as international projects were in evidence throughout the occasion. Rotary member Bill Pittock recounted the events in the wider world during the past 60 years. During that time there were assassinations, the ...

 

Living History: Wineries of the Brandywine Valley

For decades, American wines — such as those produced in the early days from California — were looked down upon by connoisseurs who appreciated only those from France, Italy and other well established regions. From the 1970s onward, vintners around the U.S. have cultivated wines worthy of praise alongside those from Europe. Chester County and neighboring southwestern ...

 

Around Town Nov. 8

• The Unionville Art Gala — supporting programs and projects at Unionville High School — this year is being held Nov. 9-10. Hours for Friday, Nov. 9 are 6-9 p.m. and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. This year’s featured artist is D. Douglas Mooberry, a 1978 graduate of UHS. Mooberry. There will be 85 professional artists in the main exhibition, showing and selling ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Mary Jane

Mary Jane is a beautiful juvenile cat who was abandoned at a construction site and brought to CCSPCA in the hopes of finding a better life with a loving family. As a result of her rough start, Mary Jane quickly came down with an eye infection that was tough to shake. Her eye infection has cleared up with time but has left a semi-permanent stain on her white face, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Shades of Yellow

Yellow and orange leaves provide a contrast to an otherwise bleak November sky.