Archive for July 16th, 2014

Barn fights to stay alive

The Barn at Spring Brook Farm isn’t going away without a fight. Executive Director Dan Stark asked Pocopson Township supervisors on July 14 for an extension of the Aug. 31 deadline to meet certain building codes, and the farm’s attorney will file for another conditional use hearing to reduce almost three-dozen conditions placed on the operation during a previous ...

 
 

Fitness anytime at Anytime Fitness

Some people like to exercise before work, some after work. That can pose problems for morning exercisers who start the job at 6 a.m. or for those who get off at midnight or some other shift-work hour, but want to work out to blow off some workday stress. But those time factors are not a problem for people who belong to the new Anytime Fitness on Route 202. The club ...

 

Butterfly season at Tyler Arboretum

At first, a glistening frog on the edge of the pond caught the attention of the group of young campers at the Tyler Arboretum’s Butterfly House, where officials cut a celebratory ribbon on Thursday, July 10, to open the season. But the amphibian soon got short shrift as the stars of the exhibit  — endangered monarchs, viceroys, swallowtails, and more — exuded their ...

 

Healthbeat: Learning from 1,000 weight loss surgeries

This year marks a monumental accomplishment for the Crozer-Keystone Bariatric Surgery Program as we just recently performed our 1,000th bariatric case. The obvious question is: what have we learned in the last 1,000 cases? In addition to continuously learning the most advanced techniques and technologies for weight loss surgery, we have learned that there are some ...

 

Chadds Ford Rocks

More than one hundred fans from the Chadds Ford Business Association cheered on the Blue Rocks baseball team Friday, July 11.  The event was the fourth annual benefit the Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. Jim DeFrank’s team from Berkshire Hathaway Home Services was in the first row.  Sitting directly behind home plate can be a risky as a pop up fly landed in their ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Junebug

My name is Junebug and I’m an adorable female Dalmatian/terrier mix. I was found as a stray when I was brought to the Chester County SPCA. I was scared of my new surroundings when I arrived to the shelter but thanks to the tender care of the staff and volunteers, I slowly broke out of my shell. I will be the happiest girl ever once I belong to a family of my own. I’m ...

 

Photo of the Week: Out on a Limb

An egret hangs out on a limb in the marshy area along Creek Road.

 

Sage appointed to U-CF board

It took an extra session and an extra vote, but the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board now has a replacement for Eileen Bushelow. The board voted on July 14 to appoint Robert Sage as the third director to represent Region B, which is comprised of Birmingham, Pocopson and Newlin townships. Bushelow announced her resignation for personal reasons in April. It became ...

 

Police Log July 17: Donut shop robbed, suspects dunked

• Two men suspected of a July 9 robbery at the Dunkin Donuts on Route 202 in Concord Township are in custody. Pennsylvania State Police said Dominique V. Cobb, 21, and a 15-year-old youth, both from Wilmington are incarcerated in Delaware. According to a report, the pair — with the lower part of their faces covered — entered the store about 4:45 a.m., brandished a ...

 

Around Town July 17

• Scene Around Town photo: A video crew from 6ABC —WPVI Channel 6 — records a segment on animal rescue with members of Rescue Dogs Rock in front of GiggyBites in Olde Ridge Village. The segment is to air 7 a.m. this Saturday, July 19 as part of a segment called Shelter Me, and again at 7 p.m. and midnight on FYI Philly. RDR is headquartered in Franklinville, N.J., ...

 

KAU 14U tops West Bradford

The KAU Little League 14U squad recorded a two-game sweep of West Bradford to win the District 28 Junior International Tournament. In the 7-4 championship game, Jack Adams and David Mercner each collected three hits and scored five runs between them. Robbie Schofield and Noah Kirkland had two RBIs each. Winning pitcher Owen Dougherty allowed two runs over three ...