Archive for November 7th, 2013

Robert Wright Jr. of Kennett Square

Robert Wright Jr., 90, of Kennett Square, died Monday, Nov. 4. Born in Haddonfield, N.J. in 1923, he was raised by his parents, Robert and Dorothy Wright, and attended Haddonfield High School before earning a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Lehigh College. Growing up in southern New Jersey, he spent many summers at the Jersey shore. Bob had a love for and ...

 
 

First Battlefield 5K hits the ground running

Runners like to run. Where, when and why don’t always matter. What did matter to the organizers of the Brandywine Battlefield 5K was that a morning fog lifted and 80 runners took part in the first time event that benefits the Brandywine Battlefield Park Associates and efforts to improve and expand their mission. Of those 80 runners, two — Annette Vogts and her son ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Lizzy

Meet Lizzy, CCSPCA’s longest resident dog. Lizzy came to CCSPCA as a lost dog in July, and has been awaiting her forever home for far too long. Lizzy is an energetic yet affectionate girl who is estimated to be about five years old. She would love an active family with older kids who are used to playful dogs.  Lizzy is best suited for a home without other animals. ...

 

Photo of the Week: Fog House

Reflection? Refraction? What is it? A house or some other structure seems to hide in an early morning fog — to the left of center — yet there is no building in that spot. The image was shot from the driveway of the Chadds Rord Township municipal building.

 

Chadds Ford supervisors refuse YMCA text amendment

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted down a request from the Brandywine Valley YMCA to consider a text amendment that would have allowed a Y in the LI zoning district. The Nov. 6 vote was 2-1, with Supervisors’ Chairman Deborah Love dissenting. She wanted the request to move to the township Planning Commission and Delaware County Planning Department for ...

 

Murphy takes the Ford, Daniels the board

UPDATED: Unofficial vote totals show Republican Frank Murphy beat out Democrat Rhona Klein for Chadds Ford Township supervisor. Figures provided by Democratic Party Chairman Rob Porter indicate Murphy received 594 votes to Klein’s 403. Porter’s figures include absentee ballots counted. Delaware County’s numbers don’t show absentees. The county’s total is 575-395 for ...

 

Birmingham Township in brief

  • Sometime in 2014 there will be a new Giant gas station in Birmingham Township. At least that’s the plan right now. Kerry Eck, representing the grocery store chain, told township supervisors Nov. 4 that the company definitely wants to open the station at the site of the former Luke Oil facility on Route 202, but that it’s still uncertain as to when, or ...

 

Around Town Nov. 7

• Learn your risks for diabetes and prevention. November is National Diabetes Awareness month and the YMCA of the Brandywine Valley is encouraging residents of Chester County to learn their risks for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and to take preventive steps to potentially reduce their chances of developing the disease. The YMCA of the Brandywine Valley is focusing ...

 

Police Log Nov. 7: Thefts, burglaries and accidents

• An improper left turn is believed to be a factor in a three-car accident in Chadds Ford Township on Nov. 1. Police said Kelly Torello, 41, of Kennett Square was turning left toward Hillamn Drive from northbound Route 202 and struck another car that was heading south on 202. The impact forced the second car to hit a third vehicle. The driver of the second car was ...

 

Get Real: Staying on top of rug

It may not be the first thing one thinks about when staging for a home sale, but the addition of rugs to a home can go a long way. Rugs can help warm a dreary room, add a splash of color to a dull space, or tone down a room that already has strong and bright colored furniture; they can create a new look to almost any room. Plus, they can be a quick fix to any floors ...