Archive for August 29th, 2013

Questions arise over hosting weddings in Chadds Ford

Who can and can’t host weddings and other special events in Chadds Ford residential districts? While Chadds Ford Township is fighting a resident’s request to hold special events for profit at a private home, Brandywine Battlefield Park, also in a residential district, does host such events. Drew and Nicola Barnabei are involved in a zoning hearing in which they’re ...

 
 

Around Town Aug. 29: Back to school

• It’s back to school for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Mark Ransford, shown greeting students on the first day of the school year, said the staff and faculty at CFES are prepared for a great new academic year. • Registration is open through early September for the KAU 2013 Fall Ball season. KAU's programs are ...

 

‘Yappy Hour’ benefits Paws for People

When man and animal work together, the rewards can run deep. That‘s the case with Nancy Simons of Pennsbury Township when she and her 6-year-old greyhound rescue Sweet Pea work with children. The two are a team volunteering with Paws for People, a pet-assisted visitation service in the Delaware Valley, visiting schools and hospitals to work with children. “I think ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Sprocket

Sprocket is a young and spunky terrier/schnauzer mix awaiting his forever family at CCSPCA.  Sprocket’s owner couldn’t keep him anymore, so he was brought here with his canine sister who was recently placed with another rescue group. Sprocket gets along with other small dogs and older kids. Sprocket can be initially nervous when meeting new people so he will need an ...

 

Photo of the Week: Dining at Dusk

A lone horse grabs its evening meal as the sun sets in Chadds Ford.

 

Run for the park set for November

A 5-K run to benefit the Friends of the Brandywine Battlefield is scheduled for Nov. 2 at, appropriately enough, the park. Tyler Therriault, one of the event organizers, said the goal is to raise money to keep the Brandywine Battlefield Park operational, even without state money. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission stopped funding park operations in ...

 

Police log Aug. 29: Burglaries in Chadds Ford and Concord; 80-year-old assaulted

• State police are investigating the assault of an 80-year-old man in Concord Township. A police report said the suspect, an unknown white man, struck the victim in the face with a closed fist in an apparent road rage incident about 3 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Evergreen Drive and Maris Grove Way. • Someone stole two Dell laptop computers from a home on Carriage Path Lane in ...

 

Open letter to Chadds Ford Sewer Authority chairman

Dear Mr. Altman: It is always a pleasure to be able to thank public servants when they provide exceptional service to the public. I attended your meeting on June 18, where you reduced the sewer rates for residential users of the Chadds Ford Township Sewer Authority system. I applaud your action and thank you for your dedication to the residents of Chadds Ford. It is ...