Archive for June 26th, 2013

Edward A. Agnew of Chadds Ford

Edward A. Agnew, 63, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully at home on June 25. Born and raised in Hatboro, he lived the past 13 years in Chadds Ford, , previously living in Wilmington. Mr. Agnew served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He was then employed as a desktop publisher at the Dupont Co. in Wilmington. Edward was a member of Church of the Holy Child in North ...

 
 

Sunset Plein Air brings life to Barn Shoppes

For the first time in a long time there was life after business hours in the Barn Shoppes in Chadds Ford Township. Several businesses stayed open late while others provided food and beverage during a June 21 Sunset Plein Air event at the Chadds Ford Gallery. Plein Air is painting outdoors where sounds, smells and activity influence the product. There’s no sketching ...

 

Grad student digs for battlefield truth in Thornbury and Chadds Ford

A graduate student at Temple University has been digging for evidence that could show the Battle of Brandywine was fought over a larger area than previously believed. Some of the research could also show where John Chads had his Chadds Ford ferry. Kevin Michael Donaghy, a doctoral student in archeology, has been sifting through the soil at the Spackman Farm in ...

 

Building confidence the martial way

For Jim Cunius, it’s always been a matter of confidence, work ethics and maybe a little bit of competitive spirit. That holds true for at least some of his students at Cunius Martial Arts in Olde Ridge Village. Cunius opened the studio in May. With more than 25 years of martial experience, the banker by trade teaches Tang Soo Do — a Korean style of karate — and ...

 

Living History: Long forgotten canal town comes back to life

The Philadelphia area played an important part in the Industrial Revolution. Pennsylvania was the only one of the original 13 colonies that had the critical resources — coal, iron ore, lumber and petroleum — in abundance. During the early years of our industrial development, canals were important as a means of moving raw materials and finished goods to areas of ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Billie

Billy is a playful and affectionate young adult cat that has been at CCSPCA far too long for being such a sweetie. He came to the shelter in early March as a lost kitty. Billy gets along with other cats and doesn’t seem to mind dogs, either. He’s perfect for a home with kids who are looking for a feline playmate. If you are able to provide Billy or any of our other ...

 

Photo of the Week: Busy Bee

Just hangin' around.

 

Police log June 27: Armed robbery; fleeing suspects caught

• State police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery at the Clark’s store in Concord Township. A police report said the man selected three pairs of shoes and then displayed a pistol when the clerk was ringing up the sale. The suspect demanded money and threatened to shoot the clerk, police said. He then fled with the shoes, a small amount of money and a ...

 

Around Town June 27

• The Delaware Museum of Natural History is inviting visitors to explore the museum after dark with a family movie night on Saturday, June 29, at 6 and 8 p.m. This special night at the movies will feature the museum's newest special exhibit, Water's Extreme Journey, all of the Museum's popular permanent exhibits, and the 2006 20th Century Fox film "Night at the ...

 

Free Your Space: Beach toys and other seasonal stuff

My family and I just returned from vacation. We had packed well yet there were still some items that we found ourselves wanting. For instance, although we brought several bottles of sun lotion, we decided that a higher SPF was required than we had originally planned. Also, we didn’t realize that the mosquitoes at our destination would be quite so voracious. ...

 

Op/Ed: Transportation funding is crucial to Pennsylvania economy

Few assets are as clearly regional as transportation. Our roads and transit lines are the very foundation of our region, allowing people and goods to move safely and reliably from home to work to marketplace. So it’s not surprising that it would be one of the key areas of interest and agreement of the regionally-focused Metropolitan Caucus, a convening body of County ...