Archive for June 19th, 2013

Kids and parents love PJ Yoga

As the old commercial used to say, “Trix are for kids.” For Disha Mattive, so is yoga. Kids and their parents think so, too. Mattive, of Chadds Ford, teaches yoga to adults, but also has a special PJ Yoga class on the second floor of Transcend Yoga in the Barn Shops at Chadds Ford. She said kids benefit from the ancient practice as well as adults. They like it, she ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet: Sweetness

Sweetness is a lovable young pooch that is sure to make a wonderful companion for anyone willing to give her a chance. Sweetness came to the shelter in February as a scared and under-socialized dog but, with the help of CCSPCA staff and volunteers, she’s come a long way in learning to trust and is now more than ready for her forever home. Sweetness gets along with ...

 

Photo of the Week: Whoosh

Heavy rain causes the Brandywine Creek to run hard and fast beneath Route 1 in Chadds Ford.

 

School board postpones vote on security system

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors were forced to punt on two measures up for a vote during their June 17 meeting. Decisions on a replacement director and on a security check-in system were postponed to July 15. One of those votes regards the adoption of the Raptor Visitor Security System. That system, recommended by Superintendent John Sanville, requires ...

 

Sewer rates to drop in Chadds Ford

It may not be a lot, but sewer rates are about to drop in Chadds Ford Township. The Sewer Authority, in a special June 18 meeting, voted on the rate change effective July 1. The rate for a single-family dwelling will drop to $195 per quarter, that’s $15 down from the $210 they had been paying. Residents in multi-family dwellings will see a savings of $10 per quarter. ...

 

Police log June 20: DUIs, car flips and theft at a Goodwill store

• A 40-year-old Wilmington woman was injured when her car overturned on Brinton Lake Road in Concord Township around 7 p.m. on June 18. A police report said the woman was driving southbound when she lost control and struck a utility pole. The car flipped over and came to rest on its roof. The driver was taken to Riddle Memorial Hospital with chest pains. Police said ...

 

Around Town June 20

• The Chadds Ford Gallery is helping the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes by sponsoring a Sunset Plein Air Exhibit, Friday June 21, from 4 to 8 p.m. Noted artists will set up their easels and paint in an outdoor setting and attendees will have an opportunity to watch artists in action as they create beautiful works depicting the local landscape. The Mid-Atlantic ...

 

Mind Matters: Self care is a necessity, not luxury

Recently I have been teaching Psychological First Aid to those who volunteer after disasters occur.  Basically, psychological first aid is “a compassionate and supportive presence designed to mitigate acute distress and assess [needs].”  (Everly and Flynn) However, in order to be a compassionate and supportive presence, volunteers need to learn the fundamentals of ...

 

Random-Lee: Summer recess

One of the things I love about living in a part of the country that has four seasons is that we can experience so many different “rebirths” throughout the year.  Like the freshness of watching things turn green every spring after the long winter’s nap, or the cleansing of winter when everything is covered in a blanket of fresh white snow.  And then there is the ...