Archive for September 5th, 2013

Supervisor: Keep Woodlawn zoning as is

At least one Concord Township supervisor doesn’t want to change the current zoning in the 325 acres of property owned by Woodlawn Trustees. Elizabeth “Libby” Salvucci said at the end of a rather routine Board of Supervisors’ meeting on Sept. 3 that the current zoning should be kept. She commented further after the meeting finished. “We don’t have a plan in front of ...

 
 

Board approves HARB applications for new restaurants

It appears that Chadds Ford Township will be getting two new Italian restaurants. When they will open is uncertain. Supervisors on Sept. 4 approved Historical and Architectural Review Board certificates of approval for Felini Café and Antica Restaurant. The restaurants will be across the street from each other along Route 1 near Creek Road. Antica will move into the ...

 

Retracing Mason and Dixon

The Brandywine Valley has more historic significance than just the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. It’s also where surveyors Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon made the astronomical calculations needed for their namesake Mason-Dixon Line. Members of the Surveyors Historical Society came to Chester County to honor that fact during their 2013 rendezvous by driving a spike ...

 

Living History: We haven’t forgotten

Two world-changing events occurred on the same date separated by 224 years. One was the Battle of the Brandywine, the largest military engagement in America up until the Civil War. The latter one was an act of lunacy by terrorists that shocked the world. Both have earned an important place in our heritage. Although nearly 12 years have passed since the attack on ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Maxine

Maxine is a sweet and quiet young adult kitty that came to CCSPCA in May as a lost cat.  Maxine loves nothing more than to cuddle and sit on a lap to be petted.  She currently resides in the shelter’s cat community room with a few other cats and kittens, so Maxine is suitable for a multiple-cat home.  Maxine is looking for a quieter home where she can take her time ...

 

Photo of the Week: Cape May Sunset

As the title implies, sunset at the Cape May, N.J. point. A framed 8x10 of the image will be raffled at Chadds Ford days.

 

Police log Sept. 5: Burglaries in Concord; a reminder from PSP

• Southco, on Brinton Lake Road in Concord Township, was the victim of theft sometime between Aug. 14 and 28. A police report said six brass valves were stolen from a fire hydrant near the front of the property. The valves are reportedly worth $1,600. • Sometime between 5 p.m. on Aug. 28 and 6:50 a.m. on Aug. 29, 60 feet of copper pipe was stolen from a construction ...

 

Around Town Sept. 5

• Chadds Ford Days is this weekend, Sept. 7 and 8 in the meadow at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Re-enactors, Colonial exhibits, arts and crafts from local artisans, live music, food, beverages and fun for the entire family. Gen. George Washington and local patriot Ned Hector will be there giving talks on the American Revolution. • The ...

 

History Made Personal: The Civil War comes to the Sanderson

The Christian C. Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford presents a new exhibit: "History Made Personal: The Civil War” starting Sept. 27. The opening of this exhibit will be celebrated with events on September 27, 28 and 29, including an opening reception, a reading of a children’s book, and an appearance by local author Bruce Mowday. The exhibit will be on display at the ...

 

Mind Matters: The I and the we

“Let there be spaces between your togetherness,” said Kahlil Gibran, the Lebanese poet, long ago. Meanwhile, before even his words, the German poet, R.M. Rilke reminds us, “Love consists in this: that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.” The poets speak the wisdom of family and couples therapists. I often describe to my clients how relationships ...

 

Get Real: Inspect for code violations before you sell

Code violations can extend the home-selling process or halt it altogether. It is good business to hire a home inspector before placing your home on the market. Home inspectors approved by the American Society of Home Inspectors are well-versed in all local codes dealing with electrical, plumbing, building/structural and more.  They can help sellers understand any ...