Archive for February 6th, 2013

Tensions in Chadds Ford GOP could lead to loss of Love

A rift in the Republican Party of Chadds Ford Township has a sitting supervisor wondering about switching to the Democratic Party. Deborah Love, whose term on the Board of Supervisors is up for re-election in November, is not seeking an endorsement from the Republican Party’s Executive Committee. She sent a letter to party leader Mary Kot saying she did not want the ...

 
 

Chadds Ford news in brief

There were no action items before the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors during its Feb. 6 meeting, but interim Township Manager Judy Lizza made several announcements. • Supervisors are looking to appoint a Chadds Ford fire marshal. That task has been performed by the Concord Township fire marshal, but that can’t go on indefinitely, Lizza said. The board will ...

 

Birmingham to honor Bush, Phreaner

For the first time in its more than 300-year history, Birmingham Township will honor two recently deceased volunteers. Supervisors agreed to honor the late Supervisor Al Bush and Recreation, Parks and Open Space member Jim Phreaner. Supervisors voted 2-0 to have a plaque in Bush’s honor placed on a park bench at Sandy Hollow. A similar plaque for Phreaner will go on ...

 

Artist interest growing in Chadds Ford Plein Air event

The Chadds Ford Historical Society’s annual Plein Air event continues to grow in popularity and quality. Some artists even had to be turned away this year. Plein Air is a French term used in connection with painting outdoors. In the CFHS event, artists are given two days to paint scenes from around the Brandywine area. The works are then sold during a reception on ...

 

Police log Feb. 7

• State police arrested Kimberly Ann Kenyon, 42, of Kennett Square, for DUI after a traffic stop on Route 52 at Lenni Drive in Pocopson Township. Police said she failed to stop for a stop sign and was weaving. The incident happened at 1:50 a.m. on Feb. 2. • Police said someone stole a Tom Tom GPS unit from an unlocked car parked on Shavertown Road in Concord ...

 

Around Town Feb. 7

• The 64th annual Art Sale and Show at Chadds Ford Elementary School is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, March 15 and 16. This year’s event will also include a tour of the school’s art collection featuring Brandywine art from the 1800s. Cartoonist John Gallagher will be a special guest on Saturday. Proceeds from the art sale benefit the CFES PTO. • CF Patton Middle ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Wallace

Wallace is a cute, young beagle who needs an active and experienced family. Originally a stray, Wallace came in to the shelter underweight and under loved. He’s come a long way during his stay at CCSPCA, but will need training and room to run and play, which appear to be his favorite things to do. Wallace is best suited as an only pet and is not recommended for small ...

 

Photo of the Week: Icy build up

Ice builds up around tree trunks in the swampy along Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township

 

Mind Matters: The things we can’t change

Given all the self-help books that seem to pander to our fantasies of “having it all” and “all will make us happy,” David Richo’s book, “The Five Things We Cannot Change … and the Happiness We Find by Embracing Them,” is in itself a fortunate change. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous follow the prayer often attributed to theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, “God grant me the ...

 

Get Real: Check your home for storm damage

It’s been another crazy season of weather with snow, rain and wind storms damaging houses throughout the Brandywine Valley. All home sellers should take a close look at their property for storm damage and make necessary repairs. After any powerful storm, it’s a smart idea to check your roof for any damage and ensure there are no missing shingles and no cracks around ...

 

Random-Lee: Things I like about being retired

It’s now been a year and a half and I’m still finding out things and figuring out things about being retired. Yes, there are decisions. There are issues. There are changes. There are questions. There are doubts. There are fears. About money (will I have enough to last for the rest of my life?) About health (will my aches and pains keep getting worse as I age?) About ...