Archive for October 29th, 2014

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 ...

 

Awards will honor local history advocates

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is seeking support for its annual Founders Event on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. The popular fundraiser enables area residents to support CCHS’s educational mission - implemented through numerous programs and exhibits - while interacting with other committed patrons of history, organizers said. During the evening, ...

 

Police: Curb aggressive driving or risk ticket

Law-enforcement officials want area drivers to park their aggression before getting behind the wheel – and to know that failing to do so is more likely right now to generate a traffic ticket. For the next few weeks, police departments across the state will be targeting aggressive-related behavior such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, ...

 

Lawyers give boost to endangered book

A year after gaining distinction as the People’s Choice Award winner in a state endangered artifacts competition, a rare prison visitors’ book at the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) has moved closer to ending its imperiled status. CCHS said it has received a grant of $5,000 from the Chester County Bar Foundation for the restoration of Passmore Williamson’s ...

 

Week to focus on plight of homeless

On any given night in Chester County, 684 people experience homelessness, 70,000 people have inadequate food, and 13,000 children go to bed hungry, a county news release said. Each year, the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is held just before Thanksgiving to bring awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in the United States. This year, ...