Archive for October 23rd, 2013

Prabel named CF Citizen of the Year

The Chadds Ford Civic Association honored resident Bruce Prabel with the organization’s first-ever Outstanding Chadds Ford Citizen of the Year award during its annual membership meeting on Oct. 22. Also during the meeting — held at the Brandywine River Museum — association members elected five board members and heard a talk from noted architect John Milner. Prabel, a ...

 
 

No Q&A at candidates’ night in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford voters had a chance to hear from candidates for supervisor during a candidates’ night at Turner’s Mill last week. Candidates for various offices introduced themselves briefly, but the major focus was on Rhona Klein and Frank Murphy, the Democratic and Republican Party candidates to replace Deborah Love as supervisor. Klein and Murphy each gave a brief ...

 

Business blooms at Longwood

The business of tourism is blooming at Longwood Gardens and Longwood’s Executive Director Paul Redman wants to spread the seeds of that success. Redman was the guest speaker at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Mendenhall Inn on Oct. 23. He said attendance at the gardens has exceeded 1 million for two years running, but there’s no reason ...

 

Living History: Two historic perspectives on the Brandywine Valley

When Red Hamer started working for The Evening Bulletin, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, Mickey Mantle hit 42 home runs for the Yankees and Ken Rosewall was dominating tennis courts around the world. Rosewall’s pursuit happened to be Red’s favorite sport. Hamer became a full-time professional sports writer in 1958 after having been a local tennis star ...

 

Around Town Oct. 25

• There will be a ghost walk tour at the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford Township on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5-8 p.m. The walk will be by lantern and will also include the visitors’ center, the park, and candlelight ghost tour of Washington’s headquarters. Wear walking shoes because of uneven ground. • The Brandywine Conservancy and Guardians of the ...

 

Free Your Space: Organizing? Be prepared for what you may find

"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
 wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
 adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
 lizard's leg, and howlet's wing...” ~William Shakespeare, Macbeth Reaching into the cupboard for canned pumpkin, you come upon what appears to have been a bag of potatoes you’ve forgotten you bought a couple of months ago. You go down to the basement to pull out ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Oliver

Oliver is a social butterfly who has been waiting since June for his forever home. Oliver was originally found as a lost dog and brought to CCSPCA. While in the shelter’s care it was determined that Oliver had a tumor in his eye, and so he had surgery to remove the tumor. Oliver went into a foster home to recover, where we learned that Oliver is very well mannered ...

 

Photo of the Week: Colored Leaves

The colors of autumn.

 

Sanville denies Manzone’s allegations

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville said the district does not make deals when it comes to residency violations. Yet, just such an allegation was leveled at the district administration in Holly Mazone’s resignation letter on Oct. 21. Manzone abruptly stepped down with only one month remaining in her four-year term on the school board. ...

 

Police log Oct. 24: Cash stolen; underage drinking

• An undetermined number of people stole cash from a Concord Township home on Patricia Lane in Concord Township, according to a police report. Police said the Oct. 16 incident involved a woman who distracted the homeowner so that an accomplice could enter the residence. The female suspect is described as white, approximately 5 feet five inches tall with collar length ...

 

One promise for many cures

Wanda McCue is making good on the promise she made to herself and her cancer doctor.  When McCue was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma 18 months ago, she made a promise to help others with cancer if she was cured. Part of the promise was fulfilled by a 5K run/walk on Sunday October 20. McCue’s husband, Rich, said that he appreciated the compassion shown after ...