Archive for February 11th, 2015

National Weather Service: Brace for big chill

Cold temperatures and strong winds are expected to create bitter cold during the next several days, according to the National Weather Service (NWS). And to make matters worse, the polar plunge will include several periods of snow, the first one on Thursday, Feb. 12, then again Saturday, Feb. 14, with a third batch possible late Sunday, Feb. 15. Large accumulations ...

 
 

PECO offers tips to stay warm, save money

With temperatures in the Philadelphia region expected to be in the single digits this weekend, PECO is providing tips to help customers stay safe and save energy and money, despite the deep freeze. Manage your thermostat. Keep thermostats set at a constant, comfortable level. Lower thermostats a few degrees when sleeping or when out for more than a few hours. Do not ...

 

Death spurs flood of condolences, donations

On the evening of Saturday, Feb. 7, a vibrant Millersville University freshman changed her Facebook profile to add a photo depicting herself nuzzled against her boyfriend. Hours later, the 18-year-old from Chadds Ford died at his hand, investigators said. Now the communities impacted by the alleged murder, which include the Millersville campus as well as Unionville ...

 

Police Log Feb. 12: Stolen car, stolen snowplow, suspect ID sought

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating the Feb. 6 theft of a rental car. According to police, Bargain Car, Truck and Van Rentals in Concord Township rented a white 2013 Chrysler 200 to a man who said his own vehicle was being repaired at a nearby dealership. However, the customer’s wife reportedly called Bargain to say her husband ...

 

Around Town Feb. 12

• A Concord Township supervisors’ decision regarding a liquor license for Wegmans was rescheduled. Supervisors were to have voted on Feb. 10, but the new date is now Feb. 24. • It’s Music on the Brandywine when guitarist Jordan Dodson performs at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Thursday, Feb. 19. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., but the galleries will be ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 12: Noel

Noel is a 2- year-old cur black mouth mix that came to the CCSPCA on Dec. 26. She was shy when she first arrived but now enjoys being around people. She’s smart and eager to learn. Noel knows basic commands such as sit, stay, watch, touch a hand, and sit on a mat when asked. She’s a medium sized dog that would love to go home with an active family. In honor of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Ridley Creek

Chadds Ford Township resident Ann Boohar submitted this image from Ridley Creek State Park for Photo of the Week. She said: “Winter’s frigid temperatures partially freeze the dam in Ridley Creek State Park.  The Park is a nearby place to walk or bike and enjoy the beauty of nature at any time of the year.”

 

Karlie Hall of Chadds Ford

Karlie Adele Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, died Sunday, Feb. 8, at Millersville University. Born in Miami, Fla., she was a daughter of John Hall (Tatiana) of Florida and Jeanette Wilson Hall of Chadds Ford. Karlie was a 2014 graduate of Unionville High School where she enjoyed playing rugby. She also enjoyed swimming, dancing and many other sports throughout her life. ...

 

Art Watch: Meridian banks on Art Trust

Art Trust

You may have noticed a hub of activity every month at the Meridian Bank at 16 West Market Street in downtown West Chester. Rarely does one see a bank office brimming with people after 5pm! In the case of the Meridian Bank, they are the showplace for a small group of local artists who call themselves "The Art Trust," who exhibit a new show six times a year. Friday ...

 

U-CF kids score big in robotics competitions

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District's FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics Team, Flaming Phoenix, won its third straight Engineering Design Award and qualified for the Pennsylvania State Championship Tournament. The team is comprised of five students from Unionville High School — Christy Ammon, Kaelyn Gaza, Austin Hwa, CJ McClure, and KC Simmons — and two students from ...

 

The Empowered Parent: Can parents of unvaccinated kids be sued?

There’s a lot of anger and fear out there driving the most recent flare up of a vaccination debate that periodically consumes in the media. I’ve seen many talking heads yelling out that parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be sued. Let’s explore. Can a parent be sued for not vaccinating their children? Of course-this is America. You can get sued for ...