Archive for February 4th, 2015

ChesCo officials seeking disaster input

From manmade catastrophes - ranging from hazardous material spills to cyber attacks - to natural adversities like blizzards or tornadoes, Chester County officials want to be prepared. Toward that end, the county is in the process of updating its countywide hazard mitigation plan, focused on reducing the impact and risk from future disasters. The plan outlines action ...

 
 

Wegmans eyes early November opening

Weather permitting, Wegmans is still anticipating an early November opening for its store currently under construction in Concord Township.

The Wegmans supermarket being built in Concord Township may not yet have a liquor license, but the chain is getting a handle on when the store will open. According to Todd Strassner Jr., the store manager, the company is anticipating a Nov. 8 opening. The date is not etched in stone, however. He qualified the statement saying the date is subject to change because ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 5: Hazelnut

Hazelnut is a 5-year-old American Staffordshire terrier mix that arrived at the Chester County SPCA on Oct. 4. We just can’t figure out why no one has scooped him up because he is a little ball of joy. He loves to please people and has the cutest little sit you will ever see. He is another dog that would probably learn a lot of tricks from an attentive owner. He ...

 

Photo of the Week: Creekside

Illuminated trees highlight the creek side of the Brandywine Museum of Art as the sun sets in  the west.

 

Ideas keep rolling for Walkable Chadds Ford

Imagine strolling across the Brandywine Creek at the bridge near Fairville Road and stopping to view the Jamie Wyeth retrospective before sauntering on to dine, shop, or visit another museum or art gallery in the rest of Chadds Ford. Such a vision could eventually become feasible through Walkable Chadds Ford, an initiative aimed at connecting the village’s myriad ...

 

Medical pot interest still growing

Medical marijuana is once again on the radar of Pennsylvania legislators. While Senate Bill 1182 died in the state House last session, SB 3, a similar bill, is now in the Senate’s State Government Committee. Sen. Mike Folmer, R-48, Lebanon County and parts of York and Dauphin counties, who introduced SB 3, is that committee’s chairman. Committee vice chairman is Sen. ...

 

Police Log Feb. 5: Theft & forgery, crashes, DUIs and a drug bust

• Police are investigating a theft, fraud and forgery case involving a Beaver Valley Road resident. According to a report, the victim, reportedly of Chadds Ford, received two checks in the mail and deposited them in her bank account. The checks bounced, police said, and the victim was charged with insufficient fund fees. • Police charged two 14-year-olds with ...

 

Around Town Feb. 5

• In conjunction with the Jamie Wyeth exhibit currently showing at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, museum visitors can tour the N.C. and Andrew Wyeth studios on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 6 through March 14, at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Guided tours leave from the museum. Limited tickets for this special experience are available at the museum on ...

 

Graduates and Dean’s List students

• Pedro Goncalves, of Chadds Ford, earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. • On Saturday, Jan. 24, Chadds Ford resident Maria A. Mock graduated from DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in early childhood education. • Chadds Ford’s Dominic Spero Ferentinos was named to the dean’s list at ...

 

Applied Belief: The ice age of love

Around this time next week many men will begin panicking because they haven’t made the time to go out and get something for their significant other. Valentine’s Day, that oh so wonderful day of love. Deep down inside we all still desire to be the object of someone’s affection. Who doesn’t remember getting that Valentine’s Day card in school? Most people, whether they ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Vanishing commercial jingles

I’m going to make a bold statement that’s downright un-American. Here goes… I don’t like football and didn’t watch the Super Bowl. There, I said it. But even I will concede interest in that other competition. You know, the one to create commercials that for some bizarre reason tell you absolutely nothing about the product. Budweiser had their usual Hallmark-esque ...