Archive for March 11th, 2015

Rebecca Lynn Carter of West Chester

Rebecca Lynn Carter, 44, of West Chester, died Monday, March 9, at her home. Born in Washington, DC, she was a daughter of David B. Carter of West Chester and Elizabeth M. (Roessler) of Allentown. She was a 1998 graduate of Allentown High School; she graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1994 and she earned her Master's in ...

 
 

Boos, heckles and cheers in Concord

The vocal opposition to the proposed development of 230 acres of Woodlawn Trustees property along Beaver Valley was amplified during the Concord Township Board of Supervisors’ meeting Tuesday night. In addition to their own consultants who rebutted the applicants’ consultants, the roughly 300-plus audience members waved signs and placards and cheered their own ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Rusty

Rusty is an 8-year-old hound mix that arrived at the Chester County SPCA on Jan. 27. I came in as a stray, and while my past has secret adventures, I am looking to start new adventures with a great family. I am 8 years old, but I have been told that 8 is the new 4. I still have plenty of energy to go outside and run, play, and go for walks. My speckled ears are one ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Last Hurrah

A sunny day after a good snowfall can make for a winter wonderland, but the consensus in the greater Chadds Ford area is that it's time for this winter to go away.

 

Police Log March 12: DUIs and accidents

• State police from Troop K, Media barracks, said a blue Toshiba laptop computer was found in the vicinity of Concord and Matson roads on Feb. 28. The computer was being held at the barracks until the owner could be found. • An 18-year-old boy from West Chester was arrested and charged with DUI following a traffic stop on Ridge Road at Pheasant Lane in Chadds Ford on ...

 

Around Town March 12

• The Brandywine Battlefield Park is open for a new season. The park will be open Friday through Sunday during March, Thursday through Sunday in April, and Wednesday through Sunday beginning in May. Park hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekdays and Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. • Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks will be performing 3 p.m., Sunday, March 15 at St. ...

 

Teens urged to snap ‘picture of health’

Aiming to create the picture of health, the Chester County Health Department is sponsoring the 5th Annual Healthy Photo Contest to promote National Public Health Week. Any high school student from ninth through 12th grade in the county is eligible to enter a photo depicting a healthy lifestyle theme, such as eating nutritious foods, avoiding tobacco, driving safely, ...

 

The Rabbi’s Study: Getting to Carnegie Hall

Last Monday, I used my day off to travel to New York City. As I walked up the stairs out of the subway and enjoyed my first glimpse of the New York skyline against the gray winter sky I was reminded of the old joke: One man stops another on the streets of New York and asks, “Excuse me, sir, how do you get to Carnegie Hall?” As we all know, the surprised New Yorker ...

 

Mind Matters: Being mortal

None of us know when we will die, but we can’t deny that it is inevitable. Even tax evaders can’t avoid mortality. Atul Gawande, M.D., in his book, “Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End,” invites us to reflect on the process of aging and death. Death can be instantaneous, sudden, but usually it isn’t. More than likely, we face the aging of our elders, ...