Archive for March 20th, 2013

School again scores big from art sale

It was another successful year for the Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show. More than 1,000 people passed through the art-filled gymnasium/auditorium buying more than $70,000 worth of art, with 30 percent of that gross going to the PTO for educational enrichment programs. This year’s event was the 64th at the school. Betsy Wyeth, wife of artist Andrew ...

 
 

Business association endorses trail grant application

The Chadds Ford Business Association is supporting Chadds Ford Township’s effort to apply for a grant that would pay for a feasibility study for pedestrian crossings as part of the planned Harvey Run Trail. CFBA President Lisa Dort sent a letter of support to interim Township Manager Judy Lizza last week. According to Lizza, the township is applying for a $40,000 ...

 

School board approves AP psychology class

It was a relatively brief and noncontroversial meeting for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board on March 18. However, board directors did approve adding an AP psychology course to the high school curriculum. The 9-0 vote followed Director Holly Manzone’s comments that high school students have expressed interest in such a class, that it will be a new elective ...

 

Pennsbury Township news in brief

• Pennsbury Township is applying for a $27,000 grant to offset the cost of amending the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance. According to Township Manager Kathy Howley, 60 percent of the grant money would come from the county. She said that if the application is denied, the township would resubmit. • Supervisors voted 3-0 to remain neutral in a zoning hearing ...

 

Chester County ranked healthiest in state

Chester County has once again been ranked overall as the healthiest county in Pennsylvania according to a study released today by the University of Wisconsin and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The study placed Chester County at the top of a number of categories including health factors which include health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic factors ...

 

Committee approves Pileggi bill on transparency

The Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee approved on March 19 legislation authored by state Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, to make campaign finance reports available to the public more quickly by requiring the reports to be filed electronically. “This bill will increase transparency and cut costs,” Pileggi said in a press release. ...

 

Police log March 21: Arrest in Chadds Ford bank robbery

• Pennsylvania State Police have charged a 37-year-old Camden, N.J. man with robbing four banks, including the Iron Workers’ Bank in Chadds Ford Township. A police report said the state police, along with Media and Upper Darby police investigated robberies they now say were committed by George Raymond Myers. The Iron Workers Bank was robbed in November. Myers was ...

 

Around Town March 21

• The Brandywine River Museum opened a new exhibit “The Ides of March: The Making of a Masterpiece,” Friday, March 15. The exhibit, which runs through May 19, includes 30 drawings by Andrew Wyeth that give a glimpse into the creative process and the design decisions made by the artist. Spills and marks on the sketches illustrate their hard use by the artist in his ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Sissy

Looking for a friendly, people-loving cat? Look no further than Sissy, a young adult cat that has been at CCSPCA since October awaiting her forever home. Sissy was brought to the shelter when her owner was unable to provide the appropriate care for a cat. Sissy is best suited as an only pet but would be just fine in a home with kids of all ages. Sissy is available ...

 

Photo of the Week: Going Down Under

Some geese, like people, just have to do things their own way.

 

Mind Matters—Karma and Psychology

I have been away for a conference called “Creativity and Madness.” Why have an academic meeting stateside when traveling to Thailand, Hong Kong, and Bali is an option? I presented on the “Rise of the Wounded Feminine in the Media,” using examples from various TV shows and movies, such as The Hunger Games and Whale Rider. Others presented on the culture of Thailand ...