Archive for June 9th, 2015

Grads told to create themselves

Unionville High School sent more than 300 young men and women out into the world during the school’s 92nd commencement on June 9. And of the 336 graduates, 96 percent will be going to college, according to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville. This year’s guest speaker was science teacher and Educator of the Year Mark Lacianca, who, ...

 
 

Countdown to school budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors are less than a week away from voting on a proposed budget, but at least one detail of the budget is unclear. What will the tax increase be? In May, the board approved — by a 5-4 vote — a proposed final budget calling for a tax increase of 2.01 percent, weighted between Chester and Delaware counties. Under that ...

 

Mind Matters: Gracias a la Vida

“Thanks to life that has given me so much … laughter … and tears so I can tell happiness from grief. … The two things my song is made of ... the song of you … my own song.” These are the final lyrics, translated from Spanish, of Gracias a la Vida, “Thanks to Life.” Violeta Parra was its Chilean composer who sadly committed suicide in 1967. Perhaps it is the irony of ...

 

Vote advances Pocopson’s Barnard House

During a packed supervisors’ meeting on Monday, June 8 – held in what most residents deem a substandard Pocopson Township building – the Barnard House, a historic landmark undergoing renovations to replace it, got back on track. After listening to a half-hour presentation prepared by the Barnard House Steering Committee, remarks from architect Dennis Melton, and ...

 

Mary “Betty” Burnett of West Grove

Mary “Betty” Burnett, 82, of West Grove, died Tuesday, June 9, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Robert B. Burnett, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Edythe Fulton McDonaugh. She was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing, playing Bingo and being with her family and friends. In ...

 

Neighbors in Business are Battlefield Boosters

Neighbors in Business (NIB) welcome George Thorpe to hear about the Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. NIB is a corporate sponsor of the upcoming Blue Rocks Baseball Benefit. Ninety seven people from the Chadds Ford area will meet at Frawley Stadium, watch the game, fireworks and support Friends of Brandywine Battlefield. Thorpe gave an overview of the Battle of the ...

 

Relay for Life Almost Doubles Performance

Relay for Life

The Kennett – Unionville Relay for Life concluded Saturday Morning, June 6, with over 400 people having participated and raising over $60,000.   This was an increase of over 60% in participants and over 70% in funds raised from last year. All the funds raised support the American Cancer Society’s research and patient support programs. “The spread of ages among the ...