Archive for December, 2012

Longwood Gardens announces rehabilitation of main fountain garden

Longwood Gardens today announced that is has commissioned the New York firm of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners to lead the rehabilitation of the Main Fountain Garden. The restoration of this early 20th-century hydraulic masterpiece represents an integral part of a forty-year master planning initiative for what is considered one of the great gardens of ...

 
 

Write Out – Holiday Lights

Come by and see the holiday display in Chadds Ford which consists of 20 inflatable Christmas characters, 81 blowmold figures, and 6,000 lights. This display at 4 Joshua’s Way is lit from 6:30pm until 9:00pm daily. Submitted by Brent Schwietzer

 

Write Out – While the Christmas Parade Passes By

While the Christmas Parade Passes By Outside it was cold and clear – perfect weather for the WestChester Christmas Parade.  I hummed “sleigh bells ring, are you listening” as I walked up High Street watching Dads holding daughters hands rushing to get a good viewing spot.  I was reminded of how many times we held on to our daughter’s hands  as we watched the parade ...

 

Phantom

This cute pooch was named Phantom due to his unique and elegant face markings, but he’s really anything but a ghost.  This sweet boy came to the shelter as a scared stray back in July, but thanks to the dedication of CCSPCA volunteers, Phantom has grown to love and trust people.  He is sure to be a lap dog and a constant companion when he finds his forever home.  ...

 

Barakat resigns as CF township manager

Joe Barakat is stepping down as Chadds Ford Township manager after 3-and-a-half years in the position. His last day in the office will be Dec. 21. He accepted a position in the manufacturing field. Barakat said he was offered the job in October. However, the resignation came less than a week after residents began to publicly question his abilities. "That meeting was ...

 

Concord Township news in brief

• Concord Township residents will see no tax increase in 2013. Supervisors reviewed a preliminary budget for next year during a brief meeting on Dec. 11. The budget is balanced with projected revues and expenses totaling $3.4 million. Supervisors are scheduled to vote on the budget on Dec. 18. • The Route 202 Median Overlay Zoning Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. ...

 

Police log: Stolen seafood

• State police are investigating the theft of “various amounts of seafood and steaks” from the Chadds Ford Pub on Route 1. A report said some cut the lock on an outside freezer behind the restaurant sometime between 10 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 6. • Police cited a 62-year-old woman from Mahaffey for careless driving following an accident on Wilmington ...

 

Around Town Dec. 13

• Photo above: Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner signs copies of his book “Ike at Night” at the Chadds Ford Gallery on Saturday, Dec. 8. • The Brandywine River Museum will host a winter solstice holiday performance by the Brandywine Valley Chorale at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21. For more information, call 610-388-2700 or visit the website at www.brandywinemuseum.org. • Nutrition ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Linus and Pigpen

Linus and Pigpen are two young brother cats who have been waiting a long time for their forever home.  After coming in as tiny kittens in March, they were quickly placed in a CCSPCA foster home to grow up and get ready for adoption.  Thanks to their loving personalities and good looks, they were promptly adopted, but then returned because a family member developed an ...

 

Photo of the Week: Splintered Skies

Bare tree limbs look like splinters against the sky.

 

Editorial: Thorpe was out of line

Chadds Ford Township Supervisors’ Chairman George Thorpe was out of line on at least three occasions recently and should reconsider how he approaches his position as supervisor. Twice he was less than forthcoming when asked about a public employee’s salary and he denied one resident the right to ask a question during the public comment period of a workshop session. ...