Archive for January, 2013

A day of service for MLK Day

Martin Luther King Day was, once again, a “Day on, not off” in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. While schools were closed, volunteers — adults and students — devoted their time to serving others. As they’ve done for the last six years, volunteers gathered at Hillendale Elementary School in Pennsbury Township to make lunches for the needy. School Principal ...

 
 

Three U-CFSD teams advance to Delaware First Lego League state championships

Three teams from the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will participate in Delaware's FIRST LEGO League (FLL) State Champion's Tournament at the Bob Carpenter Center on January 26, 2013. FLL is a world-wide robotics program for 9 to 14 year olds started by Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway. FLL's mission is to get children excited about science, engineering and ...

 

Police log Jan. 24

• Police are looking for five people in connection with a Jan. 17 retail theft at the Gap store on Route 202. According to a press release, the two women and three men took articles of clothing from various sections of the store and ran out without paying. The store manager tried to stop the group, but was unable to do so. She was, however, able to get a description ...

 

Around Town Jan. 24

• Upland Country Day School, a coeducational, independent day school in Kennett Square, is hosting an open house for students, families and community members on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon. The open house is an opportunity for families and members of the community to visit the 23-acre campus, observe teachers and students in action on a typical day, and ...

 

Adopt-a-pet: Penny

Meet Penny, the terrier mix that has been at CCSPCA awaiting her new home since August. Penny came to the shelter as a stray with a companion dog, Samson. Samson has since been adopted, so now Penny waits by herself for a family to take her home. Penny has come a long way with learning her manners, but will still need an owner with the energy and experience to ...

 

Photo 0f the Week: Horse in Profile

A horse in Pennsbury Township shows off its good side.

 

Mind Matters: Introverts and extroverts

I don’t know if Mickey or Minnie Mouse are introverts or extroverts, but certainly Disney World, with its multitudes of people and ubiquitous sensory stimulation, is the extrovert’s heaven. Recently, I, the introvert, spent a few days living in this altered reality which my son likened to being in that, now old, movie, “The Truman Show.” Remember? That was the film ...

 

Random-Lee: Oh the joys of book club

Something wonderful happened to me last week.  I went to the first meeting of my new book club in West Chester.  Now this may not seem overly exciting to those of you who have been part of such a group for years, but for me it meant several important things.  One, it’s a part of my new retired life and community – something I didn’t have (and didn’t have time for) ...

 

Free Yor Space: Five recommendations for recycling

So much of what I encounter when working with people in their homes are collections of unwanted items.  Are you wondering why anyone would have entire collections of unwanted things?  Well, when I tell you the explanations, you may be able to relate.  These assortments, while consisting of items no longer wanted or needed, include things that: a- “are too good to ...

 

Blues Brother Exhibit – Chadds Ford Gallery

"THE BLUES BROTHERS EXHIBIT" Paintings by artists and brothers, Glenn and Bruce Blue CHADDS FORD! PA, January 15, 2013:  Chadds Ford Gallery presents brothers, Glenn and Bruce Blue, in their first exhibit together, with an opening on Friday, February 8th, 5:00pm to 8:00pm.  "The Blues Brothers" Exhibit of regional, national and international scenes show their diverse ...

 

UHS Grad runner for Joint Base Lewis McChord

Hi, I thought I would pass along this article about 1LT Greg Leak, United States Army, that appeared today in the Northwest Guardian, which is the military newspaper for Joint Base Lewis McChord.   Greg is the son of Kevin and Maureen Leak of Chadds Ford.    When he is home on leave from the Army, Greg can be found running on back roads of Chester County and ...