Archive for March 5th, 2014

Fifth-graders rock to the oldies

Unionville-Chadds Ford fifth-graders carried on the annual oldies dance tradition with the usual bobbysoxers in poodle skirts and some very special greasers. The students from each of the district’s four elementary schools danced away to tunes from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s, but the cast from the Unionville High School cast of Grease was on hand to h=perform, then ...

 
 

Old neighborhood butcher is reborn at The Meat House

A casual stroll through the new Meat House on Route 202 can get the juices flowing, the salivary juices that is. There are the occasional tasting stations along with sights of fresh meats, seafood and poultry on display that evoke a mouthwatering response. But the new market is more than just a place to buy meat. There’s also a produce section and an area to get ...

 

Wild game dinner aids sheriff’s canine unit

It’s a simple fund-raiser that’s become a big deal. Roughly 300 people — paying $45 a piece — turned out for the fifth annual Wild Game Dinner hosted by the Chester County Sheriff’s Department on March 1. According to Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, people began clamoring for tickets last summer. The event — held at the Westside Entertainment center in West Chester — ...

 

Photo of the Week: No More Ice

Ice should only exist in the freezer section of the refrigerator and in a summer drink, not stuck to tree limbs dangling in a creek.

 

Township wants to help businesses’ bottom line

The Chadds Ford Business Association was hosted by the Chadds Ford Township Board of Supervisors for the association’s March breakfast meeting. Township Manager Judy Lizza opened the meeting by discussing township developments as they relate to local businesses and their success. “We’re here to help you get to the bottom line,” Lizza said. The board reported that 20 ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Pumpkin

I'm Pumpkin and I'm as sweet as pie. I'm a 6-year-old female American Staffordshire terrier mix. I really know how to work a room and always have a wag to offer. I'm very social, and enjoy being around people. People say that you can't teach an old dog new tricks but that's not so. I want to learn. I love my toys, but sharing them with other dogs doesn't appeal to ...

 

Board hears liquor license request; controversy over committee appointments

Chadds Ford Township supervisors heard a liquor license transfer request during their March 5 meeting and also made some appointments to a newly made committee. Those appointments were met with a strong objection from one supervisor. Supervisor Frank Murphy nominated five residents — Noelle Barbone, Valeria Hoxter, Deb Reardon, Margaret Faia and Samantha Reiner to ...

 

Donut shop passes muster

Concord Township supervisors granted conditional use approval for a Dunkin’ Donuts shop, but not without first adding a condition requested by a resident. The board heard the request for the shop on Feb. 25.  Diptesh Patel — who runs other Dunkin’ Donut shops in Aston and Upper Chichester — wants to put another shop in in the Concord Village Shopping Center at Route ...

 

Around Town March 6

• Motorists should expect lane closures along Route 52 between Route 1 and Hickory Hill Road from March 10 through July. Work crews will be installing bike lanes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will also close Wawaset Road in Pocopson Township between Lenape-Unionville and Corinne Road for road ...

 

Police Log March 6: DUI crash with injuries

• State police from Troop K, Media barracks, reported multiple injuries from a three-vehicle accident at Route 322 and Evergreen Drive in Concord Township shortly before 3 a.m. on March 2. According to a report, two vehicles were traveling east when one of them drifted into the westbound lane and struck an oncoming car. The drifting vehicle, a 2006 Jeep, continued ...

 

Mind Matters: Why House of Cards? Why now?

Knock, knock, who’s there? Why it’s Kevin Spacey playing Frank Underwood as the ruthless politician in House of Cards. Whenever he gets his way, or figures he will, Underwood raps his knuckles on whatever hard surface is at hand. Does Satan do this in the underworld? As a psychologist, I wonder why this TV series has so obsessed our psyches. Are we all that jaded and ...