Archive for October 9th, 2013

Super Bowl MVP in town to protect kids

Kurt Warner took some hits on the way to becoming Super Bowl MVP. Now the most valuable player has become most valuable promoter for a new product that protects players from sports injury. Warner participated in the ribbon cutting for the world headquarters of Unequal Technologies in Glen Mills Oct. 8. Warner sought out the company and its product while looking for ...

 
 

Jamie Wyeth: on art and island

“There is a weirdness of the island, no electricity and primeval sunsets,” Wyeth told the audience at a sold out event at the Brandywine River Museum on Oct. 4. The event was part of the “Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan” exhibit that opened June 15. Museum Executive Director Thomas Padon moderated a dialog with exhibit curator Amanda C. Burdan and Jamie Wyeth ...

 

Around Town Oct. 10

• Things got a little squishy for some visitors to the Chaddsford Winery on Oct. 5. For a minimum donation of $5 to the Delaware County Breast Awareness Coalition, folks had the opportunity to learn what it’s like to press grapes old school — with their feet. Several dozen people took part. As one person said, “It’s slippery.” (See photo) • The Chadds Ford Civic ...

 

Living History: The return of an annual tradition

Who would ever think that an orange, strange-looking squash would generate both an unofficial holiday and a multi-billion dollar industry? Over many decades, the ritual of Halloween with carved pumpkins, masks and spooky outfits has become one of the most celebrated events on our fall calendar. The common pumpkin — Cucurbita pepo — is native to North America, the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Oscar and Ruby

Oscar and Ruby are two 2-year-old poodle mixes that were surrendered to CCSPCA when their owner could not provide enough socialization for the dogs. This poor pair is nervous and initially untrusting of people and new surroundings, but warm up to be loving and playful with quiet time spent with them.  As they are quite bonded and are much more comfortable with one ...

 

Photo of the Week: Waking the Beach

An empty beach awakens in the early morning sunlight.

 

Build resiliency by eating the elephant

Gary Keil appreciates the old joke: “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time.” Keil, who co-owns the Beautiful Mind, Strong Body yoga studio on Route 52 near the Mendenhall Inn, is working with that “one bite at a time” concept in both his personal and professional lives. He recently took part in the Pine Creek Challenge, a 100-mile run that participants ...

 

Birmingham replaces emergency coordinator

Birmingham Township supervisors named Mike Hochhous to replace Lloyd Roach as the township’s emergency management coordinator. Roach resigned the position because he is moving. Hochhous has served as deputy coordinator for Roach and has lived in the township for 10 years. He is a project manager for JP Morgan Chase & Co. The board only recommends the coordinator. ...

 

Police log Oct. 10: Theft at Brandywine River Hotel, DUIs

• State police are investigating the theft of a necklace at the Brandywine River Hotel on Route 1 near Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township. A press release said the suspect is a 26-year-old hotel employee from Aston Township. According to the report, a male guest returned to the room to find the employee with his wife’s purse on the bed. The victim later said a ...

 

Letter to the Editor: School board candidate disappointed

I am very disappointed that the League of Women Voters' traditional Meet the Candidates Night for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board election will not be taking place this year. The League offered to host a forum for the discussion of issues in the contested race in Region C, however my opponent has declined to participate. I believe that addressing the issues ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Improve Chadds Ford communications

As a candidate for Chadds Ford Supervisor in November’s election I am proud to live in such a wonderful community. If I have the honor of being elected, one of the first projects I want to work on is improving channels of communication and the connection between our Township government and all residents. The current Board of Supervisors has taken some good steps in ...