Archive for June 25th, 2015

Township saves the chickens

Chadds Ford’s Katharine King had a dilemma. She was tending to a new batch of baby chicks when the power went out Tuesday. The chicks had been shipped from Colorado and were less than a week old. Nutrient from the yolk sustains them for shipping, but after that, and at less than a week old, they needed to be kept in an area where the temperature was between 90 and 95 ...

 
 

Power back up for many; others hopeful

Updated at 4 p.m. with road closures in Kennett Township The scene across the area was pretty much the same everywhere. Trees were down on the back streets and traffic was heavy on the major arteries. And power was out from Kennett Square to Concord Township and beyond for more than 24 hours. PECO said more than 250,000 customers were affected during the height of ...

 

Photo of the Week: Starburst Morning

While the region was dealing with a power outage, the sun shows its power with a burst of rays.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Biscuit

My name is Biscuit and I suspect I was named that for my love of doggie treats. I’m a young guy who could use some brushing up with my manners, but as thanks for you working with me I will shower you with kisses and snuggles. I love to have fun, romping around the pay yard and chasing tennis balls. I’m a big, handsome chocolate fellow that would benefit from an owner ...

 

Police Log June 25: Simple assault, theft, DUI, accidents

• State police said 54-year-old Michael Thomas Horsey, of Thornton, pulled a knife on a juvenile during the course of a road-rage incident on June 21. The incident happened at 3 p.m. on Temple Road at Smithbridge Road. • According to police, two men are being sought in connection with a theft at the GNC store in Concord Township. The report said the men made two ...

 

Around Town June 25

• The Brandywine River Museum of Art will celebrate the anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth on Sunday, July 12, with free admission. Junto Restaurant in Olde Ridge Village is now open for brunch on Saturday as well as Sunday. Saturday brunch hours are from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Owner MacGregor Mann also said the restaurant now gets 100 percent of its produce from local ...

 

Police: Thieves preying on vacant homes

Three sets of homeowners in East Goshen Township returned home recently to an unwelcome discovery, said a press release from the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department. On June 18, police responded to a single-family home in the 400 block of Gateswood Drive. The homeowner reported that the home was vacant from June 16 through June 18, and during this time ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Peter Brookes and Garrett Scargill of Chadds Ford were named to Widener University’s Dean's List for the Spring 2015 semester. The Dean's List recognizes full-time students who earned a grade point average of 3.50 and above for the semester. • Carlin Piper of Chadds Ford was named to the Miami University spring 2015 Dean's List. Students must rank in the top 20 ...

 

Free Your Space: Those darn socks

I find it both bewildering and entertaining when so many of my clients’ homes are peppered with a random array of socks. They are mostly clean socks. Seldom are they attached to their mate. And they are everywhere. Dozens and dozens of them. Dealing with socks can be a test of patience. They are useless unless you have a pair so finding the correct mate is a must. ...

 

Mind Matters — In change there is hope

We, as a nation, are stunned that nine people—African Americans—were murdered in Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. They had welcomed their killer into their sanctuary for bible study. The sight of the perpetrator, white Dylann Storm Roof, donning a bullet proof vest as he was guided carefully into a police vehicle was also startling. Startling because ...