Archive for October 1st, 2014

Grace concept goes to planning commission

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 2-0 to let the Planning Commission consider a new type of zoning that could accommodate a concept plan from developer Joe Grace. At issue is a possible development on the former Goodman stable and riding school, a 90-plus-acre property along Oakland Road between Webb and Brinton’s Bridge roads. The property is zoned R-1 for ...

 
 

Wyeth Studio now national landmark

The Andrew Wyeth Studio in Chadds Ford Township was named as a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This designation for the studio follows that of the two other properties owned and made open to the public by the Brandywine River Museum of Art. The studio has been added to the Kuerner Farm’s National Historic Landmark designation which was ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Amber

Hello, my name is Amber. I'm a sweet little orange tabby. I'm a 4-year-old spayed female who was surrendered by my owner because they could no longer care for me. Don't you just love my coloring? People who meet me say that I'm very unique and beautiful. Please consider taking me home! You can find me at the Chester County SPCA located at 1212 Phoenixville Pike in ...

 

Around Town Oct. 2

Top photo: Fourth-graders Aidan Walsh, Gavin Llorca, Holly Hayes and Xavier Schweitzer, along with their teacher, Sister Elizabeth celebrate the invention of the ice cream cone at St. Thomas the Apostle in Concord Township. • Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery announces the release on Friday, Oct. 3, of two 2012 Cabernet Franc wines from two distinct vineyards or ...

 

Photo of the Week: History’s Mysteries

An old blacksmith shop makes one wonder who, or what, has passed this way before.

 

Barrar takes aim for 10th term

As a nine-term state legislator, state Rep. Stephen Barrar is fairly well known, but the 160th Legislative District has changed. Because of redistricting, the 160th lost some municipalities from its eastern edge, but picked up Pennsbury and Kennett Townships as well as Kennett Square on the western side. Barrar, 60, of Upper Chichester, is seeking another two-year ...

 

Police Log Oct. 2: Theft in Pennsbury; scam in Kennett

• State police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, are investigating a theft on Fairville Road Pennsbury Township. Sometime between 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 and 6:15 p.m. on Sept. 23, someone cut a chain gate and entered the property at 1698 Fairville Road. The unknown suspect then stole a Sno-Way snowplow, a steel utility trailer, ladder and various hand tools from the ...

 

CCAA touts multiple weekend events

The Chester County Art Association is urging the public to participate in a number of its art-related activities and exhibits this weekend. Three CCAA members will be featured during West Chester’s Gallery Walk from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3. The work of Lele Galer will be on display at Wells Fargo, Roe Murray will be exhibited at Fox Chase, and Denise Vitollo’s ...

 

Demystifying Facebook for business owners

In an age of fluid Facebook rules and formats, small business owners often struggle to maximize its potential to reach prospective customers. Want to find a list of the people who liked your business page? Unless you’re prescient enough to search under “banned users,” you probably won’t locate it, said Judith Lee, a social media expert. Speaking at the Southern ...

 

Applied Belief: Jesus encounters a gay couple

On Sept. 11, two gay men were attacked in Philadelphia. While the investigation is ongoing it appears, based on the facts so far reported, that this was a brutal attack undertaken by three if not more young men and women. As I read this story I was saddened by the fact that this happened in America let alone in the city of Philadelphia. I do not condone this ...

 

Life On Track: Four ways to live a life of purpose

The first thing to understand about finding your purpose is that it’s very much like finding a dinosaur relic.  The first thing you need to do is to identify where you should look.  In this case, the place you need to begin to dig is within your chest.  Not literally of course. Purpose is something you feel, deep within your soul.  When you connect your heart with ...