Archive for March 19th, 2014

U-CF plans to spend some, save some

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will be spending some money and looking for ways to save some money during the next few years. On the spending side is an update to the district’s educational technology plan that could increase spending by more than $200,000 during the next three years. A BYD — Bring Your own Device — policy, which took over for a plan to ...

 
 

Different notes for different folks

David Rahbee’s ambition for the Kennett Symphony is to increase its surface area in the community. “I don’t want to be seen as in someone in a penguin suit,” said Rahbee in a recent interview. He added that a symphony orchestra should be out in the community beyond just asking people to attend performances. While “Sharing music is essential to my life,” according to ...

 

Around Town March 20

• The 65th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show is this weekend, Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. Friday’s opening is 7-10 p.m. Saturday’s session is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A 38 inch by 30 inch framed and signed print of Jamie Wyeth’s “Pig” will be raffled. On Saturday, Victoria Wyeth will be talking about her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth, at 11 a.m. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Martin

Martin is a 3-year-old male Netherland dwarf rabbit. He is so little, sweet and friendly, and would love to be in a home. He has a beautiful brown coat with pretty markings. Rabbits require room to run and play and can be delightful pets. An exercise pen is a great set up for a bunny. Rabbits require specific care, so please learn about their needs before considering ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Patch of Blue

Just two days before the official start of spring and there's still snow on the grounds at the Concord Country Club. The patch of blue sky does seem to shine a small bit of optimism on the scene.

 

Police Log March 20: Traffic accidents with injuries, DUI

• Victoria Allison Chapman, 25, of Wilmington, was taken into custody for DUI after a traffic stop on Route 202 at Naaman’s Creek Road in Concord Township. Police said Chapman was stopped for erratic driving at 2:30 a.m. on March 18. • Two people were injured and taken to Riddle Memorial Hospital following a March 16 traffic accident in Chadds Ford Township. A police ...

 

Changes coming for AMC Theater

There are some major changes planned for the AMC Theater in Painters Crossing shopping center and the Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board readily approved one minor change. David Martino — of Martino Signs — told the Zoning Board members that the theater is looking to change its signage, but that the total area of the new signs will be of lesser square footage than what ...

 

Education news in brief

• Unionville High School French teacher Susan Shelley has won the Citadel Heart of Learning Award for 2013. Shelley’s been teaching French at UHS for more than 30 years. She was one of 15 finalists in Chester County. • Michael Leff of Chadds Ford has been named to the 2013 fall semester Dean's List at Lafayette College for outstanding academic achievement. To qualify ...

 

Mind Matters: ‘Hold these truths’

Did you know that 110,000 Japanese Americans were herded into internment camps during World War II? Many were citizens, other were residents who were never allowed citizenship. The historian George Santayana has said that history repeats itself until we learn from it. So I wondered, watching the moving one-man play, “Hold These Truths,” by Jeanne Sakata, what the ...

 

UHS hosts percussion regional show

Enjoy music, excitement and artistry as 36 indoor percussion ensembles from 7 states compete at the Unionville Regional WGI “Sport of the Arts” show at Unionville High School, 750 Unionville Rd., Kennett Square, PA on Saturday, March 22, 2014. The elite ensembles use an array of equipment, movement and skills to create thrilling shows.  Percussive instruments and ...