Archive for October, 2014

Predawn push-ups pay off for Sheriff’s staff

Proving that they are extraordinarily fit to serve Chester County residents, 20 deputies and security personnel received recognition recently for meeting Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh’s annual Superior Fitness Challenge, a county press release said. The challenge requires all the deputies to complete 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, five pull- ups, a double nine-story ...

 
 

Student, 12, charged with terroristic threats

The New Garden Township Police Department announced charges on Thursday, Oct. 30, against a 12-year-old student for two separate bomb-related threats at Kennett Middle School — a day after officers responded to the unrelated discovery of a live round of ammunition at the same school. Police said on 11 occasions during the past year, officers have responded to Kennett ...

 

Jon H. Olson of West Grove

Jon H. Olson, of West Grove, died Oct. 26, in his cottage at Jenner’s Pond in West Grove, attended by his friends, family, and wife Nancy Olson. The causes of his death were complications from COPD and biliary adeno carcinoma. His parents were Irenee and Andrew Olson. Andrew spent most of his business career with Phillips Petroleum, and the family moved frequently, ...

 

Halloween tips to curb sweet tooth, risks

From parades to mazes to spooky houses, area haunts are gearing up for Halloween, and officials in law-enforcement, government, and health care want to make sure the emphasis on Friday’s candy pursuit focuses on treats. The Pennsylvania State Police are offering the following tips for children and the adults who should accompany them: keep costumes short to prevent ...

 

Police Log Oct. 30: School bus rear-ended; harassment at AMC

• Police have not yet issued a press release, but there was an accident on Route 1 at Brandywine Drive in Chadds Ford Township about 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 27. A witness said one motorist driving north T-boned another car that was turning left. The witness said the vehicle turning left was a new car being test driven. (See courtesy photo from Thom McGurn above.) • State ...

 

Around Town Oct. 30

• Chris Ferron, bottom, supports Marcy Flynn as they practice acro yoga outside the Transcend Yoga Studio in the Barn Shoppes in Chadds Ford. (See photo above.) Flynn, one of the owners of Transcend, said acro yoga is fairly new, about 10 years old. She called it a “fun, partner-style” practice and can be considered a modern day dance form. She also said the studio ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 30: Alex

Hello, my name is Alex and I'm a 7-year-old neutered male tuxedo shorthair. I had to come to the shelter because my family had a new baby and they didn't have time for me. I'm such a lover. My family said I was good with children, and I'm also front-declawed. I would love to find a new forever home with people who will commit to a lifetime of love with me. I can be ...

 

Photo of the Week: Sunday Calm

A calm creek reflects a blue sky while greenery is punctuated with autumn gold.

 

Time to drive stake through vampire power

Although goblins, ghouls and ghosts are most prominent around Halloween, vampire energy can be a menace all year long. Beware of vampire energy around your home to avoid being spooked, a PECO press release said. Vampire, or phantom energy is energy used by computers, televisions, lamps, chargers, and other appliances that continue to use power even while plugged in ...

 

PennDOT announces area bridge ups, downs

When it comes to building bridges, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced some good news and some bad news for area motorists. On Thursday, Oct. 29, PennDOT opened all lanes on the newly built bridge carrying Route 322 (Brandywine Avenue/Downingtown Pike) over Brandywine Creek in East Caln Township, Downingtown Borough, and West ...

 

Roadwork planned for the week of Nov. 2

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Nov. 2 through Nov. 9. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Cable guide rail installation will continue ...