Archive for November 13th, 2013

School board hears renovation plans

Formal budget talks are still months away, but Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors are already talking about money issues — including a possible multi-million dollar facilities project. Rick Hostetler, the director of buildings and grounds, told the board that the project — involving all school buildings, but focusing primarily on Patton Middle School and ...

 
 

Republican women react to Corbett visit

Republican Party women are lining up in support of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s bid for re-election. Corbett — along with his wife Susan — kicked off the 2014 campaign with a talk to about 30 women invited to the session by Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh. “I’m excited to see Gov. Corbett,” said Chadds Ford Republican Party leader Mary Kot before the ...

 

Vets sleep for free at Pennsbury Inn

It was a time to remember and honor US military veterans and the owners of the Pennsbury Inn did just that with a “Vets sleep for free” event at their Route 1 Bed & Breakfast. Cheryl and Chip Grono have been offering a free night to veterans on Veterans’ day for the past four years. It’s part of a nationwide program put on by the Professional Association of ...

 

Around Town Nov. 14

• Photo above: Riders and hounds parade on Nov. 10., as part of The Fox Chase at Radley Run. The event celebrated the fox chasing activities dating back to the 1600s. Dogs used in the chase are American foxhounds and the event is a chase, not a hunt. Foxes are not killed in the event. • The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will sponsor their annual Instrumental ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Avocado

Avocado is a laidback, affectionate boy that came to CCSPCA way back in June as a lost cat. This sweet kitty has been patiently awaiting his forever home for far too long, especially being that Avocado will fit in most any family – he gets along with other animals and kids of all ages. Because Avocado is a long-term shelter resident, he qualifies for the Cool Cats ...

 

Photo of the Week: Smoke and Flame

An eerie sunset has clouds and sky looking more like smoke an flame.

 

Business owners get tour of Sanderson

Members of the Chadds Ford Business Association got a free tour of the Christian C. Sanderson Museum as part of the association’s November meeting. Chuck Ulmann, museum curator, was the guest speaker and he handed out guest passes after his talk. Ullman gave an overview of the museum’s history as well as that of the man for whom it’s named. Chris Sanderson, born in ...

 

Police Log Nov. 14: Crashes, burglary and child safety seats

• Three people escaped injury, but a 20-year-old woman was cited for excess speed following a Nov. 8 accident on Cheyney Road in Concord Township. Police said Brittany A. Buckley, of Glen Mills, was traveling too fast for conditions when she struck another car — with two occupants — when that vehicle slowed for a disabled vehicle. • Two people were cited — one for ...

 

Mind Matters: From Philly to the Philippines

Last week was filled with conferences in Philadelphia: days of presentations on trauma research and then a workshop on the clinician’s use of hypnosis for pain control. Meanwhile, a typhoon the likes of which has never been seen had devastated the Philippines. There is a connection in all this. For one, natural disasters certainly trigger emotional trauma response. ...

 

The Hotel du Pont Centennial Speaker Series Concludes with The Wyeth Collection

In celebration of its 100th Anniversary and in collaboration with artists and experts both locally and nationally, the Hotel du Pont hosted a 2013 Centennial Speaker Series. The final lecture in the Centennial Speaker Series, The Wyeth Collection, will take place on December 11, 2013, with special guest lecturer Executive Director of the Brandywine River Museum ...

 

Kennett Symphony continues conductor search season

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – The Kennett Symphony of Chester County continues its 2013 – 2014 Conductor Search Season with their Annual Holiday Concert, Spirit of the Season, on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Kennett High School Auditorium. Under the direction of Conductor Candidate Rei Hotoda, and featuring the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus, the evening includes the ...