Archive for November 21st, 2012

A passion to help at Slim & Fit

Mike Bullinger practices what he preaches. The 53-year-old New Orleans, La. native is the owner of Slim & Fit fitness center in Springwater Plaza on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township. He keeps fit himself. He ran in the recent Philadelphia Marathon, finishing in just more than 3-and-a-half hours. It was his 14th marathon. Bullinger also used to run the New ...

 
 

Supervisors dissatisfied with county plan

Birmingham Township supervisors will be drafting a letter to Chester County expressing displeasure with a proposed act that would set new standards for stormwater management. Supervisors’ Chairman John Conklin and Vice Chairman Bill Kirkpatrick said Act 167, a countywide plan, would cost too much to implement, especially in a township that has had no significant ...

 

School board tables vote on marching band curriculum status

More than a dozen students and parents commented during the Nov. 19 Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board meeting on plans to change the curriculum status of the high school marching band. The lengthy discussion led to the board tabling voting on the recommended policy change until the Jan. 22 meeting. Unionville High School policy requires music students who want to ...

 

Taxes steady in Pennsbury

Assuming the proposed budget passes, Pennsbury Township residents will no change in their township taxes next year. Supervisors authorized the budget be advertised and it is available at the township building and on the Web site. A vote is expected during a Dec. 13 Board of Supervisors’ meeting Township Manager Kathy Howley presented the 2013 budget during the Nov. ...

 

Police log Nov. 22

• A 66-year-old woman from Chadds Ford was the victim of fraud, police said. According to a report, someone gained access to her bank account information by unknown means and then made four fraudulent transactions. No other details were released. • Sometime between 4 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 2:15 p.m. on Nov. 13, someone broke into on site storage structures at a ...

 

Around Town Nov. 22

• The Brandywine River Museum will be all decked out for holiday fun with its popular O-gauge model train display, thousands of whimsical "critter" ornaments, an exhibition of jewelry inspired by the art of Andrew Weyth and the fascinating exhibition, Pop-Up! Illustration in 3-D, all on view during the annual Brandywine Christmas, Nov. 23 through Jan. 6. (Top photo, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Phoenix

Phoenix is a cuddly yet energetic American bulldog mix that has been at CCSPCA since July after being found as a stray. Phoenix would make a great family dog as he behaves well with kids 5 years old and up and is housetrained. Recently, Phoenix was a local celebrity when he walked in the West Chester Halloween parade. Phoenix enjoys spending time with other dogs but ...

 

Photo of the Week: Crimson Canopy

The Crimson Canopy. Leaves from a Japanese red maple tree reflect ruby red in the quiet of the Lafayette Cemetery in Birmingham Township.

 

Candlelight Christmas is coming

The 27th annual Candlelight Christmas tour ushers in the holiday season on Dec. 1 from 1-6 p.m. with visits to distinctive homes and historic sites in the village of Marshallton and its environs. Nine festively decorated private homes — most built in the 18th and 19th centuries and nine historic sites in and around Marshallton will be open. The tour is self-guided ...

 

Free Your Space: Annette’s clutter-free holiday gift picks

Well, here we are, in the thick of the holiday season. Do we shop online this year? Do we run out at midnight for the Black Friday sales? What do our loved-ones want? What would I want? Sometimes there just seems to be too much of everything. On the other hand, a nice new iPad would be nice — but that’s not something I would expect anyone else to afford for me. So ...

 

TheDCH to stay in Trolley Square location

After more than a year of study and exploration, the Delaware Center for Horticulture's Board of Directors met on Nov. 19 to decide on the future location for the organization's headquarters. During the research process, multiple New Castle County locations were vetted. The board voted to maintain TheDCH operations in the current Trolley Square location and to ...