Archive for October, 2013

Woodlawn property a ‘political football’

For Concord Township Supervisor Kevin O’Donaghue, the 325-acre Beaver Valley, a Woodlawn Trustees property on the west side of the township, is “a political football.” O’Donaghue made the comment at The Gables Restaurant in Pennsbury Township, the sight of a fund-raiser for the Save the Valley group, an open space organization fighting any proposed zoning change that ...

 
 

Bombs and cancer can’t beat her

Cancer survivor Kim Doherty is facing a new challenge in her life, the Philadelphia Marathon. Doherty seems almost surprised when describing the path that led her to marathon contention. Her trainer, Mike Bullinger, is not surprised at all having witnessed her determination. Doherty’s first step to marathon running began when she saw a sign while driving south on ...

 

Around Town Oct. 31

• GiggyBites in Olde Ridge Village and Concord Township celebrated Halloween in their own special ways last week. GiggyBites held a Halloween “Paw-tay” for costumed four-legged critters while Concord held its annual Harvest Festival that included a costumed parade (see top photo) with young two-legged types. • A reminder that the first annual Brandywine Battlefield ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Mertyl and Morty

Mertyl and Morty are two adult cats in search of a forever home together. This pair was found lost and alone outdoors and were brought to CCSPCA in August to await their new family. Mertyl was sick with an eye infection that was tough to shake, but thanks to the shelter staff she’s fixed up and ready to go.  Mertyl and Morty are initially shy but warm up to be ...

 

Photo of the Week: Sight of the Season

Happy Halloween

 

Flores DeWilde stresses skill set, unique background

Leticia Flores DeWilde thinks she brings a number of assets to the table in her bid for school board director. She is currently serving on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board representing Region C as the interim replacement for Frank Murphy, who stepped down in June, and is running for the seat in her own name. She is facing Carolyn Daniels in the Nov. 5 ...

 

Daniels says it’s about experience

Carolyn Daniels, one of the candidates for Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board from Region C, thinks experience in the district is the key to properly representing constituents. She said her 20 years of living in Chadds Ford Township — which, along with Pennsbury Township makes up the region — along with having four children go through district schools and the fact ...

 

Board criticizes and praises Manzone

Members of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board and District spoke both appreciatively and critically about Holly Manzone during a special meeting convened to officially accept her resignation from the board. As previously reported, Manzone unexpectedly resigned from the board on Oct. 21, leveling accusation of misconduct. The board voted 8-0 to accept the ...

 

Manzone updates reasons for early resignation

For Holly Manzone, the decision to resign from the school board was about making a statement and it reflected frustration over her inability to get straight answers to nagging questions. She said she met a brick wall trying to resolve one specific issue. “I have tried for two-and-a-half years to correct this in the system. I feel [the board and the administration] ...

 

Police log Oct. 31: Burglaries and crashes

• A home on Isaac Taylor Lane in Pocopson Township was burglarized sometime on or before Oct. 26. A police report said troopers responded to a call from homeowners in the early morning hours. Police said someone entered the home and took numerous electronic devices, then fled in an unknown direction. Anyone with information is asked to call Troop J, Avondale ...

 

Mind Matters: Challenging our perceptions

Did you know that every 32 seconds a child is born into poverty — in the United States? This is reported by the Children’s Defense Fund (2010) and is one question of a quiz compiled by EdChange.org. I had the opportunity to take the “Class and Poverty in the U.S. Re-Perception Quiz” while attending a conference for psychologists who represent their state ...