Archive for February 18th, 2015

Board mulls budgets, bonds and school days

A budget for the 2015-2016 Unionville-Chadds Ford school year is one step closer to being reality. School board directors approved the preliminary budget during their Feb. 17 meeting. Current numbers show anticipated spending to be $80.9 million and total revenue estimated at $88.6 million. That revenue figure includes a fund balance of $8.68 million. Taxes will ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: A Chilling Experience

While the Phillies begin spring training in 70-degree weather in ClearwAter, Fla., the greater Chadds Ford area is experiencing frigid temperatures, as the waterfall at Newlin Grist Mill Park shows.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Trooper

Trooper is a five-year-old neutered orange male tabby who was found as a stray, and entered the Chester County SPCA shelter on Jan. 28. He tested positive for FIV so he needs to be either an only cat or with another cat who is FIV+. When volunteers come to play with, Trooper likes to climb out of his cage into their arms. He politely insists that they hold him. ...

 

Police log Feb. 19: Extortion, DUI, theft

 • State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a case of extortion against a Concord Township man. A report said the victim had been engaging in “explicit activities” via    social media with a Web cam, without realizing the suspect was recording the activity. The suspect, identity unknown, then reportedly extorted money in exchange for not releasing ...

 

Around Town Feb. 19

• The Kennett Area Senior Center hosts a presentation on “Nutrition and My Vision” on Tuesday, Feb. 24 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  Learn what role nutrition plays in maintaining good vision how to keep your eyes functioning well. For more information, call the center at 610-444-4819. • On Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m., Amanda C. Burdan, associate curator at the ...

 

James W. Wetzel

James W. Wetzel, 63, died Feb. 15, after a sever fall in his home. He was born in Madison, Wis. on April 28,1951 and was the son of Roland H. Wetzel & Muriel (Auler) Wetzel. His family moved to Wilmington when he was an infant, and later moved to Landenberg. He graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1969. He attended Penn State University, graduating in 1973 ...

 

Senate Transportation Committee approves Pileggi bill

The state Senate Transportation Committee yesterday approved legislation introduced by Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-9, of Chester, to encourage private development at mass transit hubs. Senate Bill 385 will modernize the Pennsylvania Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Act, originally enacted in December 2004. “The goal of the original TRID law is admirable: ...

 

Deans’ Lists students

The following Chadds Ford area students earned recognition from the respective universities and colleges. • Tallulah Clark-Turner was named to Susquehanna University's Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester. The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. Clark-Turner is a business ...

 

Boost Your Business: Using promotions

When your auto repair company sends you a coupon for a discount on an oil change, or your local coffee shop rewards you with a free cup of coffee every 10th time you buy, you're seeing a promotional program at work. A promotion is a planned strategy for increasing sales over a short period. A promotion adds value to the product or service offered. It stimulates sales ...

 

Relax and warm up with a fine art stroll

New York City 1946

With the wintry chill setting in, you need to stay warm and fuel up your senses. There are a lot of wonderful local art shows in our area where you can relax in a warm gallery environment and charge up your senses. This is also a great time to sign up for art classes in any of our neighborhood venues: The Chester County Art Association, The Oxford Art Alliance, ...