Archive for March 26th, 2014

Loop road study underway

The meeting was called for the sake of transparency, but what became clear is that there’s nothing firm about plans for the last leg of the loop road system around the intersection of routes 1 and 202. There was no definitive information from consultants representing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, except that preliminary studies are underway while ...

 
 

Barrar has Democratic challenger in 2014

State Rep. Stephen Barrar has two challenges this year in his bid for another term representing the 160th Legislative District. The nine-term Republican legislator will face a relatively unknown Democrat challenger in November and will have to campaign in new municipalities. Legislative districts in the state have been revamped. The 160th loses Birmingham Township ...

 

Art Sale and Show draws large crowd

The 65th annual Chadds Ford Elementary School Art Sale and Show drew a huge audience as it usually does. Hundreds of art lovers and fans mingled with popular professional artists whose sales benefit the school’s PTO and art programs. As previously reported, this year’s event was dedicated to the late Paul Scarborough who frequently offered his talents to art projects ...

 

New pastor for Brandywine Baptist

After 18 months without a fulltime pastor, Brandywine Baptist Church installed the Rev. Marcos Almonte to replace the Rev. William Scott who retired in 2012 after 24 at Brandywine Baptist. The formal installation was conducted in a ceremony at the church on Sunday, March 23. Almonte was ordained 2008 after graduating from Palmer Theological Seminary with a master’s ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Vanessa

My name is Vanessa and I was lost before some kind people brought me to the Chester County SPCA. Don't you just love my under-bite. I am a sweetheart and I get very excited to greet people, so maybe a little bit of training might be helpful. I want nothing more than a couch to curl up on! If you are able to provide Vanessa or any of the other animals at the shelter a ...

 

Photo of the Week: Dust on the Rocks

A light dusting of snow lingers on the rocks along the Brandywine Creek. Most people hope this is the last of the snow for this season.

 

Living History: Quaker meetinghouses of Chester County

Religious persecution historically has caused millions of people around the world to seek a better, friendlier place to live. In the 17th century, there were many dissenters in Great Britain who disagreed with the policies of the Church of England. After having a vision in which he claimed to have experienced the presence of Jesus Christ, George Fox began preaching a ...

 

Police Log March 27: Rape suspect caught; thefts, crashes and an accidental shooting

• A Norwood man, suspected of committing a series of rapes in Delaware County from 1999 to 2013, has been arrested and charged with rape, aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault. The suspect, identified by police as Mark Edward Daw, 38, was being held on $250,000 bail pending an arraignment. Police said the arrest ...

 

Around Town March 27

• Chuck Feld told the early American story of native plants, fruit trees and home stills to a group gathered the Chadds Ford Historic Society Tuesday night.  Early settlers from Europe were afraid to drink the water from rivers. Water back home was polluted.  So settlers made best of what the crops had to offer cider, beer and peach brandy.  Many seeds are not true ...

 

Free Your Space: Five Quick Spring Organizing Tips

Here are five ways to freshen up your home for spring: Pantry purge. During the winter months, like many mammals, we may tend to stockpile supplies. Our cupboards can become stuffed with soups, cocoas and comfort-snacks. As this happens, more often than not, other food items get pushed out of sight. Set aside an hour on a nice spring morning to empty out a shelf or ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The Kennett Symphony and David Rahbee

Despite Accu-Weather’s 5-Day Forecast calling for light snow, the Kennett Symphony Orchestra presented “Welcome Spring” as its third and final conductor audition concert at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater at West Chester University, Saturday evening, March 22. The search, which started with Michael Hall’s “Opening Night Spectacular” audition concert on September 21, ...