Archive for January 30th, 2014

Protest, counter protest over gun bill

Accusations of disingenuousness and lying rang out when groups on opposing sides of a proposed gun bill met at state Rep. Stephen Barrar’s Concord Township office. And Barrar was in the middle of the fray. At issue is HB 1010, a bill requiring background checks for people who buy long arms in a private sale, even when transferring a rifle or shotgun from one family ...

 
 

Undergro

  Dear Friends- On October 15th, I will be returning to India for two weeks, with a small team of girls and women. On this trip, we hope to vaccinate all of our 1300 girls against typhoid, which has taken the lives of several of our students. If you take just a minute to look at this link and join me in an effort to accomplish this much needed program: ...

 

Fire safety during the winter

Several members of the Concordville Fire Co. spent a frigid evening talking fire safety with members of the Chadds Ford Citizens Emergency Response Team. President Lee Weersing reminded people that it’s imperative to be cautious when using portable heaters and to make sure their chimneys are clean and in safe condition when using fireplaces and wood burning stoves. ...

 

Big eats at Fellini Café Trattoria

With breakfast and lunch buffets and a la carte dinners at the new Fellini Café Trattoria, “mangia” — “eat” in Italian — might take on a deeper root in common parlance. Fellini opened in the location of the old Wawa in the little strip mall with the U.S. Post Office on Route 1 at Creek Road in Chadds Ford on Jan. 9. The owner is Franco Raimondo, who has almost a ...

 

Photo of the Week: Pretty Cold

Pretty in the cold.

 

School board offering Sanville new contract

On a night when the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors challenged the accuracy and propriety of a letter criticizing Superintendent John Sanville, the board announced reaching a new tentative contract that would extend Sanville’s position into 2018. The contract, scheduled for a formal vote in February, increases Sanville’s pay to $210,000 per year and ...

 

Battlefield plan released

Years of research by members of the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force have resulted in a just released plan for the 35,000-acre battlefield area. Task Force Chairman Jeannine Speirs, a senior community planner for the Chester County Planning Commission, said it would take decades — 20-30 years — to implement everything in the plan. However, within the next five years ...

 

Around Town Jan. 30

• As part of the Brandywine River Museum’s new exhibit on calendars, visitors to the museum will be able to make their own calendars on Sunday, Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities are free with museum admission (free Sunday mornings until noon). • Jerry Blavat, the “Geater with the Heater” is coming to Penn Oaks. The Glen Mills-Thornbury Rotary Club is hosting ...

 

Police Log for Jan. 30: Assault, thefts and DUIs

• State police are investigating an assault in which four unknown white males punched a 17-year-old who was sledding at the Nelson D. Clayton Memorial Park in Concord Township. The incident happened on Jan. 21. A report said the four approached the youth and an argument ensued. One of the suspects then punched the victim twice in the face causing a bloody nose. The ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The fable of the fox

A few years ago I was drifting off to sleep when I heard the sound of what seemed to be a miniature poodle with laryngitis. Thinking that rather strange, I looked out the bedroom window and there, about 50 feet away, in the moonlight was a neighbor’s cat and a fox in a face-to-face stand-off. I quickly Googled “foxes” and found a sight with several sound bites. The ...