Archive for May 1st, 2013

Sunshine for events in all townships

It was a sun-kissed Saturday for Community Day in Chadds Ford, a day that also saw the annual Pennsbury Yard Sale and the Art and Garden Sale at Pocopson Elementary School. Community Day included the spring road cleanup by more than 20 volunteers from the Chadds Ford Civic Association, along with an association sponsored food drive. But the day also included the ...

 
 

Museum plans bringing art to nature

Trees, tree stumps and other physical elements of nature could become temporary works of art in the Chadds Ford area. It’s not yet etched in stone, but the Brandywine River Museum is considering bringing art to its trails and other property along the Brandywine Creek. Tom Padon, the new museum director, revealed the idea to members of the Chadds Ford Historical ...

 

Helping hands for therapeutic paws

Domesticated animals have been a boon for mankind throughout history. One of the constants has been the dog. They’ve guarded man’s families and livestock, have searched for the lost in the woods and those buried in rubble. They are also a viable therapeutic modality. It’s long been known that petting an animal, a dog or a cat, can help bring down a person’s high ...

 

Kendal-Crosslands gets arboretum status

The idea of walking in the green has taken on a broader meaning. The Kendal-Crosslands retirement facility has been granted arboretum status. It’s what horticulturist Casey Groff calls a residential, or live-in, arboretum. But people don’t have to be residents of the community to walk the grounds. Visitors are welcome to stop in and enjoy the property. All that’s ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Regis

Regis is a sweet and docile adult cat looking for a furrever family. Regis came to CCSPCA over the winter as a lost cat, was adopted into a home, but then recently returned as Regis was not fond of life amongst other felines. Regis couldn’t be more affectionate toward people and would be a perfect match for a home with kids, but will need to be a single cat. Regis ...

 

Photo of the Week: Angles and Curves

Angles, curves and contrasting colors makes the tree near the Gilpin House stand out.

 

Police log May 2: DUI, car fire, liquor store robbery

• A Landenberg woman was arrested for DUI in Chadds Ford Township on April 27. A police report said Kayla Nicole Anderson exhibited signs of impairment when she was stopped for traffic violations on Route 1 at Ring Road at 1:24 a.m. • The Fine Wine and Good Spirits store in the Concordville Town Centre was ripped off on April 27. A police report said three women and ...

 

Around Town May 2

• The Jim DeFrank Sales Team, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors Chadds Ford, was recently awarded the Chairman's Circle Award "For Outstanding Performance  in 2012 and Helping Clients Achieve the Dream of Home Ownership." • The Brandywine River Museum presents Music on the Brandywine May 9. The program features pianist Michael Djupstrom and violist Ayane Kozasa, ...

 

Senate approves Pileggi bill requiring prompt notification of data breaches

State and local government agencies will be required to notify the public of data breaches involving personal information within seven days under legislation authored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-9) and unanimously approved by the Senate. “There’s no good reason to delay public notification after a data breach,” Pileggi said. “Potentially affected ...

 

Mind Matters: Gleanings from psychological research

Did you know that the rate of prescription painkiller abuse among American adolescents has become the second-most common type of illegal drug use after marijuana? In fact, such abuse is 40 percent higher than in previous generations. The trend for abuse of drugs such as Vicodin, Valium, and Oxycontin exists for both genders and across all racial and ethnic groups, ...

 

Get Real: Ten reasons to use a realtor when buying a brand-new home

Existing and potential homeowners are looking at real estate from all angles as the U.S. economy and local housing markets continue their recovery. For many, there is strong appeal in buying brand-new homes as myriad builder incentives and low interest rates create significant value. Today’s new homes boast exciting floor plans and designs tailored for specific ...