Archive for August 14th, 2013

Activists criticize Cappelli during music fest

Activists eager to keep the Beaver Valley area open and free from what they consider excessive development are critical of remarks made by a Concord Township supervisor running for re-election. During a music festival/fund-raiser at Newlin Grist Mill Park, volunteer Ken Hemphill and Save the Valley attorney Jack Michael challenged comments from Supervisor Dominic ...

 
 

School board gears up for new academic year

It was pretty much a matter of housekeeping and planning for the new school year for the Unionville- Chadds Ford School Board directors during their Aug. 12 workshop — that and the swearing in and welcoming of their new member Leticia Flores DeWilde. Flores DeWilde replaced Frank Murphy on the board last month. She was one of six candidates who volunteered to serve ...

 

76ers new developmental team comes to Delaware

Basketball fans now have an attractive local alternative to seeing professional players in action with the advent of a new NBA development league team housed at the University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. The 87rs basketball team recently announced its inaugural season at an event held at McKenzies Brew House on Route 202 in Concord Township. Owned by the 76rs ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Lucy

Lucy is a friendly and bouncy young adult American bulldog mix that has been at CCSPCA since May.  Lucy had a rough life prior to coming to the shelter as she was housed exclusively outdoors and was born with a painful eye condition called Entropion.  Her eyelashes had grown inside her eyelids. Lucy has had two corrective surgeries during her stay at the shelter, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Eye Open

A crimson-eyed rose mallow in the parking lot of the Brandywine River Museum. It’s a member of the hibiscus family and lasts for only a day.

 

Police log Aug. 15: Forgery, vandalism, theft, DUI

• Police are investigating a case of theft from vehicle in Chadds Ford that led to $3,000 in forgery. On Aug. 2, between 3:30 and 4:30 p.m., someone stole a bag from an unlocked car parked at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia facility on Route 202. A checkbook, iPad and a Kindle Fire were in the bag. • Someone fired a pellet gun at a residence on Quaker Lane in ...

 

Around Town Aug. 15

• Victoria Wyeth, the only grandchild of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth, donned an apron and jumped into action to create “Spin Art” at the Center for the Creative Arts in Yorklyn, last week to raise scholarships for kids. Working with 4- and 5-year-olds, Wyeth enjoyed squirting acrylic paints onto a turning plate, creating colorful works of art. This project was the ...

 

Mind Matters: Re-Creation vs. Recreation

“… Morning has broken like the first morning, Black bird has spoken like the first bird. … Praise with elation, praise every morning, God’s re-creation of the new day. …” Although this old hymn’s lyrics (by Eleanor Farjeon) may print the word recreation without the hyphen, I placed it here to emphasize not only how the word is pronounced in the song but also how we ...

 

KAU Kings take one more in Senior League World Series

The Eastern Regional Champion Kennett Kings never gave up the lead in their Little League Senior Division World Series game against Central Champion Clear Ridge Little League of Chicago, but they sure waited long enough to make sure there was no doubt they would win the game. The Kennett 16-year-olds scored four runs in the first inning and five in the seventh to ...