Archive for July 23rd, 2014

CCIU: U-CF admin faultless in residency controversy

The Chester County Intermediate Unit has found no fault with any current Unionville-Chadds Ford School District administrator or board member with regard to a residency issue that led to the early resignation of a board member in October. On July 22, the unit issued a report on its nearly five-month investigation of the matter, saying the residency issue goes back to ...

 
 

Remembering Charles F. Patton

When Charles F. Patton retired in 1992 after 35 years in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, officials concluded that the man who had served as principal of Unionville Middle School since its inception in 1973 deserved to have his name on the building. Thus, Patton became the first and only educator in the district to be honored eponymously at Charles F. ...

 

Wine boutique brandyWINES opens in Barn Shoppes

There is a place where yoga and wine come together, almost literally, in the Barn Shoppes of Chadds Ford. On the second floor of Transcend Yoga is the new wine boutique, brandyWINES. It’s the idea of Dorothy O’Connell, a 30-plus-year federal employee who loves the Chadds Ford area and wanted to sell wine. The little boutique opened just a week ago, on July 18, and ...

 

Cooking up some history at Brandywine

History comes alive during the summer camp at the Brandywine Battlefield Park. Former battlefields turn into theaters of spirited reenactment and the museums double as classrooms. It's all in the name of preserving, teaching, and understanding American history as America fought to become a unified nation. The result is that campers between the grades of kindergarten ...

 

KAU 18-year-olds in World Series again

Mike Robinson’s been coaching baseball for 20 years, 15 at KAU Little League.  It’s taken him that long to reach his first World Series. Last year his District 28 All-Stars—comprised of the best 18-years-old and under baseball players from Chester County—fell one game short. But some of the young men he’s coaching on the 2014 District 28 All-Stars already are one up ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Hope

My name is Hope and I’m a 4-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair. I was brought to the Chester County SPCA in February and it’s hard to believe that a lovely girl like me has not been adopted yet. You can’t help but fall in love with me as soon as you see me. I have gorgeous green eyes that will catch the attention of just about anyone. But you’ll fall in love ...

 

Photo of the Week: On a Clear Day

On a clear day, details come alive.

 

Concord ponders government change

Concord Township supervisors are looking at a variety of different government models and have authorized advertising an ordinance that would put such a question on the November ballot. In a rare Friday night meeting, supervisors voted to advertise a hearing that would put the following referendum on the ballot: “Shall a Government Study Commission of seven members be ...

 

Sentencing in Operation Snowflake

Chester County authorities dubbed an investigation into a cocaine-trafficking ring “Operation Snowflake,” an operation that has generated copious time behind cold steel bars. District Attorney Tom Hogan said two defendants received state prison terms last week. Omar Lopez-Jurado, 31, of Coatesville, was ordered to spend 12 to 24 years in jail, and Jaime Moreno-Gomez, ...

 

Police Log July 24: Accidents on 926; forged prescriptions in East Marlborough

• A Delaware man was cited for failing to yield in connection with an accident on Route 926 in Pennsbury Township on July 14. Police said Francis Toner, 50, of New Castle, was making a left hand turn onto eastbound Route 926 from a gas station parking lot, but failed to yield to oncoming traffic. Toner’s vehicle was struck by another car traveling west. No injuries ...

 

Around Town July 24

• The Kennett Square Murder Mystery Art Stroll will take place Friday, Aug. 1, starting at 6:30 p.m. The murder “discovery” is at 6:45 p.m. This year the theme is Art in the Garden and it has drawn a variety of colorful characters from the local and regional garden clubs. But underneath the veneer of friendly competition there lurks a darker side to the event. ...