Archive for August 6th, 2014

John Robert Porter of Chadds Ford

John Robert Porter, 28, of Chadds Ford, died Aug. 4, at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, following injuries sustained in a car crash in Chadds Ford on July 25. John was the beloved son of Robert and Carol Jane (Najarian) Porter. He is survived by his brother, Daniel Porter, and also by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins of the Porter and Najarian families. John ...

 
 

Thomas Garriett Still of Unionville

Thomas Garriett Still, 69, of Unionville, died suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at his home. He was the beloved husband of Neva Wheatman Still, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Lloyd and Mary Welsh Still. A graduate of Kennett High School, Tom spent most of his life in Unionville.  He was a lifetime member of ...

 

Police Log Aug. 7: Fire destroys Chadds Ford home; cat given heroin

• A late night fire destroyed a two-story home on Camly Lane in Chadds Ford Township on Aug. 4. Neighbors said the blaze broke out about 11 p.m. while the family was away on vacation. Homes on Camly Lane are up a hill from Creek Road and there are no fire hydrants in the area. Creek Road resident Andy Bell said tanker trucks had to fill a portable tank with water for ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Licorice

Hello, my name is Licorice and I'm a neutered male black shorthaired adult cat. I've been patiently waiting for my forever home for almost six months. The nice volunteers here all love me because I'm very playful and I like being around people. Usually you'll find me at the front of the cage trying to convince visitors to stop and say hello. I especially love it when ...

 

Photo of the Week: Swing Time

Stillness settles in as the sun swings down in the west.

 

Chadds Ford in brief: House numbers and a special meeting

•Chadds Ford residents will be getting a mailing from the township Citizens Emergency Response Team asking whether they want to buy house number signs that fluoresce at night. The signs cost $20 each and will be available through the township. The mailing will cost about $1,500. The signs — to be attached to mailboxes — will make it easier for first responders to ...

 

Concord in brief: Acme gets its beer

• Concord Township supervisors approved the liquor license transfer for the Acme in the Concordville Town Centre. The board held a hearing on the request in July. Approval comes with several conditions, including limiting the consumption of beer and wine at the store to the specific restaurant section that the store wants to install — called The Frosted Mug at Acme. ...

 

Birmingham roadwork under budget; holding tanks approved

The 2014 road program in Birmingham project is finished and came in at a better price than anticipated. The news came from township roadmaster David Rathbun who updated supervisors on the project during their Aug. 4 meeting. Work started the second week of July and finished, Rathbun said, at 1 p.m. the day of the August meeting. The township had budgeted slightly ...

 

Around Town Aug. 7

• A Garden of Yarn in Olde Ridge Village is now open from noon to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. The shop is offering more classes on knitting and crocheting, according to a press release. Classes are $20 plus supplies. Contact Leslie at kraftygirl4@comcast.net for more information. • The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors an afternoon tea party on Tuesday, Aug. 12 from 2:30 ...

 

Applied Belief: Powerful faith

Many people talk about faith in religious terms as in “What “faith” are you?” While that is an appropriate way of using the term there is a general definition of faith and we find it in the Bible in Hebrews 11:1 “faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” We all exhibit faith from the moment we wake up. We hope that we can make ...

 

Life on Track: Interested or committed?

Are you interested in living the most incredible life you could ever imagine for yourself. If you are, you’ll never live it. Here’s why. When you are interested in something, you can take it or leave it. When you are interested in something, you will let other things get in the way of having it. When you are interested in doing something, if there is an outside ...