Archive for December, 2012

Wayne David Stott of Avondale

Wayne David Stott, 61, of Avondale, died suddenly while visiting New York City on Saturday, Dec. 8. He was born on Oct. 25, 1951 in Drexel Hill, the first son of David and Maxine (Cooke) Stott. He attended Upper Darby High School and went on to graduate from Eastern University in 1975. On January 25th, 1975, he married Dolores (Wolfe) Stott at Drexel Hill Baptist ...

 
 

Letter to the editor: Call for interim assessments

Referring to the "Supervisors get earful..." article of Dec. 7, specifically on the subject of lack of proper submission of permits & COs (Certificates of Occupancy); I wish to address the Chadds Ford Township officials' comments near the end of the article. The accurately reported quotes of Donaghue and Thorpe are just plain wrong.  Additionally, they are ...

 

Supervisors get earful at CF budget meeting

Chadds Ford Township supervisors passed the 2013 budget, but it took 2-and-a-half hours of public meeting time. Residents spent the hours expressing concerns over employee salaries and paperwork procedures that left the township under assessed for three years. The budget is balanced and there are no tax increases. It also reflects an employee retirement plan in which ...

 

More housing proposed for Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors heard during their Dec. 3 workshop two concept plans that could bring more than 200 new housing units to the township. The plans involve properties along Brandywine Drive on both sides of Route 1. If the plans are approved and completed, the increase in housing units would provide a wider tax base for the township. K. Hovnanian Homes ...

 

Billboards may be coming to Route 202

Concord Township supervisors set Dec. 11 as the date for a vote on a zoning change that could bring billboards to “split” on Route 202. The Route 202 Median Overlay Ordinance could change the look of the median near the Chadds Ford boundary, just south of Ridge Road. Supervisor Dominic Cappelli said that while the change would allow for billboards in the split, it ...

 

Around Town Dec. 6

• Special Teas Tea Room is hosting Tea with Santa at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Seating is limited so call 610-358-2320 to reserve your seat. The cost is $15.50 per person. (Photo above: Santa and reindeer visit with friends in Olde Ridge Village.) • Angela Sheik blends the soulful, feminine vibe of Billie Holiday with a fresh and innovative spirit, bridging the ...

 

Police log Dec. 6

• A 2005 BMW 325 XI was stolen from the parking lot of the Chadds Ford Pub, according to state police. A report said someone with a tow dolly attached to a white van, towed the light blue BMW from the site, driving north on Route 1. • Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are reporting that a white 1967 Chevrolet Malibu coupe was stolen from ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Nestle

Nestle is a sweet, senior dog looking for a forever home in time for the holidays. She is a laidback and loving dog who is sure to be a snuggly couch potato for the rest of her days. As we suspect that Nestle is somewhat vision-impaired, she will need a home with older children, but should be fine with cats and dogs with a similar energy level. Nestle appears ...

 

Pic of the Week: Late Autumn Sky

Earth tones and blue skies blend and contrast in late autumn.

 

Mind Matters: The paradox of choice

Once upon a time I lived in a little storybook stone house in the Western Pennsylvania countryside. I would walk down the windy driveway to the big mailbox with a little bit of mail. An L.L. Bean or Burpee Seed catalog would arrive with some bills, maybe a letter. (What are they?) Now? Now I live in Eastern Pennsylvania in another stone house with a big mailbox—which ...

 

Get Real: The pros and cons of home selling during the holidays

One of the great debates in real estate concerns the prospect of keeping a house on the market during the holiday season. Some argue that the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is busy enough without the worry of buying a home, while others like the prospects since active buyers are generally more serious about settling on a home. A downside for the seller ...