Archive for July 18th, 2013

Marian M. Ayers of Bear

Marian M. Ayers, 78, of Bear, Del., died Wednesday, July 17, at the St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. She was the wife of George R. Ayers, Jr., who died in 1990. Born in Wytheville, VA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Arietta Kegley Smith. She was a Cafeteria worker at the Unionville Elementary School for many years. Marian enjoyed being with her ...

 
 

Property owners, township butt heads

The owners of Stonebridge Mansion are saying Chadds Ford Township is improperly denying them full use of their property and have gone to the Zoning Hearing Board seeking relief. The township is contesting that position. Stonebridge is the large property on the west side of Webb Road at the intersection of Route 1. It’s in the R-1 residential zoning district, but ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Alexis

Alexis is a gentle and loving senior Labrador mix looking to complete a family. Alexis’ owner could no longer keep her as he was caring for a sick relative, so now Alexis is awaits her new home at CCSPCA.  A home with kids and cats would suit Alexis just fine, but she will need to be the only dog.  If you are able to provide Alexis or any of our other animals here at ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Woodsy Retreat

Framed by trees and a pond, the blacksmith shop at the Newlin Grist Mill Park looks almost liked an early American rest stop on a hot summer day.

 

School board chooses interim member; opts in on Raptor Security

Tending to unfinished business, the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board appointed Leticia Flores De Wilde as interim member of the board. She replaces Frank Murphy who resigned in June. Flores De Wilde will serve until the November election when the public votes on the position. The board also voted on July 15 to accept the Raptor Security system at each of the six ...

 

The Market at Liberty Place opens in Kennett

The Market at Liberty Place opened in Kennett Square on Friday, July 12. The market is a food court-like area featuring such vendors as Paradocx Vineyard, Kennett Brewing Co., Rick’s Steaks, State Street Grill and others. According to Geoff Bosley, who owns the market with his father, Larry Bosley, the idea began taking shape a year ago. They visited the Reading ...

 

Police log July 18: fatal motorcycle crash; DUI; lawn chairs injure riders

• Donald J. Kulis, 42, of Garnet Valley was killed when the motorcycle he was riding hit a pickup truck that was crossing Route 202 at Isaac Bullock Lane at 8:45 p.m. on July 11. A police report said Kulis was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no other injuries and the investigation is ongoing. • State police charged a Delaware man with theft from the Sunoco ...

 

From Troop K, Media barracks: Reducing number of unnecessary alarms

 Many residents and businesses in our patrol area have alarms that are monitored and audible. The State Police responds to many false alarms that could be prevented. The following are some ways in which this number could be reduced.  The State Police is asking that the alarm company knows which municipality you are located.  Examples of municipalities are Concord or ...

 

Around Town July 18

• The Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford Township is extending its hours through November. In addition to its weekend hours, the museum is now open noon to 4 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays. • The staff at the Brandywine Conservancy and Brandywine River Museum will be planting more than 5,000 “landscape plugs” to turn three presently lifeless, barren, extremely brown ...

 

Mind Matters: Remembering Rumpelstiltskin

Bet you thought it was a far-fetched fairy tale of little consequence. Just as Rorshachs have meaning beyond  being "just" inkblots, so too can fairy tales have a deeper psychological significance. I remember Rumpelstiltskin, or at least I recall the epiphany I had about him when I heard James Hillman, a great Jungian psychologist, reframe the story. Quick refresher: ...