Archive for February 27th, 2015

Letter to the Editor: Toomey bill protects kids

Last year, news broke that the Coatesville Area School District had hired multiple convicted felons and entrusted the safety and care of children to such criminals. For example, Victor Ford’s convictions for multiple state and federal felonies did not stop him from being hired as a special education classroom aide and coach. One year into his employment, Ford was ...

 
 

U-CF cautions over measles

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District has issued the following advisory regarding measles: The recent cases of measles around the nation have created concern in our own community. At this time, there have been no cases in U-CFSD or Chester County. However we want to share information about the policies and procedures for vaccinations and what will happen if ...

 

Pennsbury toasts the end of a controversy

With a closing chant of “PVA, PVA, we are glad you went away,” more than a dozen Pennsbury Township activists cheered the end of more than a decade of controversy. The group met at the township building for a light lunch on Feb. 26 in honor of the township buying — for $4.8 million — 23 acres of land that had previously been slated for a hotly contested development, ...

 

Facebook circa 1800

How did early Pennsylvania German settlers record the stories of their lives? If you think the answer is a two syllable word beginning with the letter F, you are right. Fraktur is a font and a decorative form of storytelling. “A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life” exhibit of folk art opens this weekend at Winterthur. The objects in the ...