Archive for October 2nd, 2013

Around Town Oct. 3

• Chadds Ford Elementary School’s second annual Fall Fair went off without a hitch on Sept. 27 with sunny skies and warm temperatures. No word on what the PTO raised this year, but last year the organization raised $4,000. This year’s coordinator, Lisa Albany, said the 2013 event was more for the community than to raise money. As the photo above shows, some people ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet: Kiki

Kiki is a beautiful and sweet 3-year-old cat that was surrendered to CCSPCA in June. Kiki’s owners lost their home and had to move in with friends. There was a dog at that house and Kiki was terrified, so she was brought to the shelter in the hopes of finding a new, loving family. Kiki previously lived with other cats and kids and would love nothing more than a quiet ...

 

Photo of the Week: Counting Colors

Strong sun at a low angle turns a few colors into myriad shades and hues.

 

Residents balk at proposed developments

A standing room only crowd at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building spoke almost unanimously with one voice and one word: No. No to the YMCA, no to a K. Hovnanian Homes development and no to the southwest leg of the loop road around the intersection of Routes 1 and 202. A special informational meeting of the Chadds Ford Planning Commission drew a larger ...

 

New hotel planned for Chadds Ford

While there is to be no more testimony, Chadds Ford Township supervisors kept open a conditional use hearing so one board member could review the testimony for which he was absent. Supervisors opened the hearing on Oct. 2 — prior to the start of their regular meeting — for an Ambassador Inn and Suites that’s planned for the old Watkins building on Route 202. Two ...

 

Police log Oct. 3: Car thefts in Chadds Ford, Concord

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, said someone stole a 15-passenger church van from Calvary Chapel on Brandywine Drive in Chadds Ford Township sometime between 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and 7 a.m. Sept. 25.  Thieves also took various pieces of lawn care equipment after breaking into a shipping container and three utility trailers. The van is maroon in ...

 

New marshal making his mark

Mike Daily says he’s serious about making it work. The “it” in question is his role as fire marshal for Chadds Ford Township. The township had a fire marshal before, then didn’t and had to borrow one from Concord Township. Daily was appointed to the job this past spring. To make it work, he’s actively engaged in efforts to raise the position’s profile in the ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A new world symphony for a new orchestra

If you missed the opening night spectacular of the Kennett Symphony on Sept. 21, in the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater at West Chester University, you’re no doubt kicking yourself by now. As my husband and I were leaving the concert, a good friend asked, “Was that the same Kennett Orchestra?” For above the collective roars of approval, bravos and multiple standing ...

 

Mind Matters: Just one thing …

In a very un-Buddhist maneuver, I swatted a stinkbug in the midst of reading “Just One Thing: Developing a Buddhist Brain One Simple Practice at a Time,” by Rick Hanson. Maybe in time I will let go of my stinkbug problem (which came about after one little critter crawled in my ear several summers ago). Meanwhile, the simple practices Hanson recommends in his ...

 

Get Real: What about your pets?

Home sellers are advised to create the illusion that everything is new and fresh in their homes; however, when pets are involved, it’s not always easy to keep things clean and orderly. The simplest solution for a pet owner who is selling a home is to relocate the pet to a friend’s or family member’s home or to a pet daycare while the home is on the market. Keeping a ...

 

Small Business Ownership: Is it for me?

You’re married, 45 years old, two children, and a mortgage that seems like it will never end.    Your spouse earns a good income but it takes both incomes to ensure a good quality of life.  You’ve been at the same job for 10 years and you can’t wait for the weekend.  You say to yourself – “I should go out on my own”- but should you? The scenario presented is probably ...