Archive for May 14th, 2014

Development still wanted, residents still object

A basic plan for a text change to Concord Township’s zoning ordinance that was shot down in December was heard once again during a hearing on May 13. The propsal, if approved, could eventually allow for the development of the 17-acre Hall family property at Featherbed Lane and Bethel Road. That development plan calls for greater density than currently allowed. While ...

 
 

Around Town May 15

• The annual Native Plant Sale at the Brandywine Museum of Art (see photo) went off without a hitch despite the loss of some plants. Mark Gormel, horticultural coordinator for the conservancy, said a number of plants were lost to the heavy rain and flooding 10 days earlier. “We retrieved more than I thought we would,” he said in between helping plant shoppers. • The ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Acacia

Acacia is a spayed female beagle mix ready to be adopted at the Chester County SPCA. Acacia is a very sweet girl and she'll make a great addition to a wonderful family. This lovely girl enjoys spending time with people whether it's taking a nice stroll or playing a game of fetch in the yard. She knows basic commands such as "sit" and this smart girl is prepared to ...

 

Photo of the Week: End of the Line

An old house, some railroad and some imagination.

 

Living History: Barns-Brinton House is 300

This year is shaping up to be a very special one for the Chadds Ford Historical Society and local history buffs. The Society has several events scheduled to commemorate the 300th Anniversary of the Barns-Brinton House (circa 1714). This historic structure which sits on Baltimore Pike has been attracting attention from drivers for many years as they pass by the ...

 

School board preps for budget vote

It’s not etched in stone and elements could change, but school board directors have finalized a budget for the next academic year. They’re scheduled to vote on the spending plan during the June 16 meeting. Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors approved a final budget proposal during their May 12 work session. As it stands now, there will be a weighted average ...

 

Police Log May 15: Accidents, theft of services and a punch in the face

• A Lincoln University man was cited after a traffic accident on Route 1 at Heyburn Road in Chadds Ford Township on May 10. Police said Gary Leranian, 20, of Lincoln University, was driving northbound on Route 1 behind another vehicle, but he was following too closely and struck the lead car from behind when that car was making a right onto Heyburn. • Aston Police ...

 

Boost Your Business: Bad habits of good salespeople

Some salespeople close new business continuously while others, albeit personable and seemingly good at what they do, have fallen into a rut of less & less closed sales — one reason may be because they’ve fallen into bad habits without even realizing it.   (Note:  If you are a business owner, you too are a salesperson. When you talk to someone about your business, ...

 

BizTech: What is Cloud computing?

“The Cloud.” It seems everyone’s talking about it, but what is it? In its simplest form, the cloud is a metaphor for the Internet. Cloud Computing is accessing data, programs, or services via the Internet. Think of a company’s infrastructure: computers on people’s desks accessing shared data on a server, located in a server room. Data is backed up from that server, ...