Archive for September 17th, 2014

Unionville Fair kickoff coming Tuesday

The traditional kickoff to the beloved, iconic Unionville Community Fair will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Unionville Elementary School, with the selection of the Unionville Fair Queen and Princess. Kennett Square Borough Council President Leon Spencer will serve as emcee for the program, which will include short speeches by Ellan Dunbar and Carly ...

 
 

Young Professionals Making Big Impacts

Let’s be honest, as a young 20-something professional, it can be a challenge to integrate with the community and meet others with similar ambitions. In my own search, however, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Rotary Club. To be candid, I always perceived the Rotary to be a bunch of old men meeting up on the golf course.  This perception was immediately ...

 

Chadds Ford Tavern reopening

Take a deep breath and prepare the taste buds. The Chadds Ford Tavern, closed for two years, is about to reopen. New owner Kevin Bradley said the official date to re-open is Sept. 24. “That’s when we get our liquor license,” he said. Bradley understands that people have been anticipating the reopening for close to a year. He explained the delay by saying only that ...

 

A Record Number of UHS Seniors Named as National Merit Semi-Finalists

Nineteen UHS seniors have been named National Merit Semi-Finalists.  Principal Massanari mentioned at the board meeting that there were 13 students last year and that was a record, so this number is pretty astonishing. Also at the board meeting, Vic Dupuis mentioned that Patton Middle School has been an area of focus over the past few years with changes in ...

 

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and All CKHS Facilities Will Be Open for Business During Strike by Nurses

Crozer-Chester Medical Center and all Crozer-Keystone Health System facilities are prepared and will continue to care for patients during the announced strike by the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (PASNAP). PASNAP gave a strike notice to representatives of Crozer-Chester Medical Center on Sept. 9. The Union strike is ...

 

Police Log Sept. 18: DUIs and wallet theft

• Chester resident Kenneth Tekess Williamson, 23, was arrested for DUI in Chadds Ford Township. A police report said Williamson was stopped at 2:46 a.m. on Route 202 at Jimmy Johns on Sept. 12. • Someone stole a bumper from a 2014 Ford SEL that was parked at Garnet Ford on Route 202 in Chadds Ford Township. State police said the incident happened sometime between 9 ...

 

Around Town Sept. 18

• Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner will be teaching classes 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kuerner Farm on Tuesdays from Sept. 23 to Nov. 11, and on Saturdays from Sept. 27 to Nov. 15. As the grandson of two of Andrew Wyeth's best-known subjects and a student of Carolyn Wyeth, Kuerner’s personal experiences with the farm provide special insight into the property and its ...

 

Sold-out, stand-up crowd welcomes Hall

Michael Hall offered the audience both challenge and comfort in the inaugural concert for the Kennett Symphony’s 74th season. The challenge was in the first piece. Comfort was everywhere else. Hall was warmly welcomed by a sold-out crowd at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theater at West Chester University Saturday September 13. The program opened with a sparkling ...

 

What’s Your Game Plan in an Emergency?

By Gregory P. Cuculino, M.D., chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Taylor Hospital and Delaware County Memorial Hospital The phone rings at 2 a.m. and you’re told your son has been in an accident…. You are doing some yard work and suddenly experience chest pain and collapse… Your daughter runs headlong into another player at her soccer game and loses ...

 

Prepare palates for heated salsa competition

Expect the competition to heat up in an appetizing way at the 4th annual ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving!, a free, public event that will feature eight local restaurants vying to win bragging rights for their salsa. The contest is one of many activities planned for the festival, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Anson B. Nixon ...

 

Pet of the Week: Maisy

Hello there, my name is Maisy and I'm a 10-year-old spayed female gray tabby. I was surrendered to the Chester County SPCA because my owner passed away. I lived with my owner my whole life so it was a sad time for me and I felt all alone. But the kindness of the staff and volunteers helped me acclimate to my new surroundings. I am now a favorite here at the shelter ...