Archive for September 9th, 2015

Chesco buildings to get ballistic shields

The installation of ballistic shields in the lobbies of three principal Chester County government buildings will begin this week as a result of a risk-assessment review undertaken by the Chester County Sheriff’s Office in 2014. The protective shields, made by Ibis-Tek, were ordered earlier this year, and delivered in late July, following receipt of a grant for the ...

 
 

Art Watch: How we see

Jill Ripinski painting, Art Partner's Studio

At The Brandywine River Museum of Art, Thursday September 10 at 6pm there will be a fascinating talk with contemporary photographer James Welling and Thomas Padon, Director of the Brandywine River Museum of Art, on the influence of Andrew Wyeth's paintings on Welling's artistic exploration in photography and installations. Welling's exhibition "Things Beyond ...

 

U-CF teachers get 4-year deal

Teachers in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District won’t have to concern themselves with a new contract for another four years. U-CF school board directors on Sept. 8 voted 8-1 to accept a fact-finding report that gives the teachers an average 2.8 percent pay raise each year for the next four years. The union had already accepted the report, and with the board ...

 

Wawa appeals Concord decision

As anticipated, Wawa has filed an appeal of the Concord Township Board of Supervisors’ decision not to amend the ruling on beer sale restrictions. The appeal was filed last week in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Supervisors in August granted conditional-use approval for beer sales at the Naaman’s Creek Road Wawa. Among the restrictions were limiting hours ...

 

Photo of the Week: Late Summer Petals

Summer foliage with soft petals in late morning sun.

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 10: Abby

Hi world, my name is Abby. My pals at the CCSPCA say I’m a spunky, and somewhat gorgeous boxer/shepherd mix. I have the energetic innocence of a puppy, with the good manners of an older dog. I’m playful and curious, athletic and lovable.  If you can look past my gorgeousness, you will see a playful puppy with great instincts who wants to learn. I already sit on ...

 

Police Log Sept. 10: Underage drinking on UHS school bus

• Three underage Unionville High School students were arrested after they were caught drinking alcohol on a school district bus while on their way to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8, said an East Marlborough Township Police press release. The students were released to their parents, police said. • Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks will be conducting a ...

 

Around Town Sept. 10

• The Chadds Ford Business Association Board of Directors presented a check to the Friends of Brandywine Battlefield on Sept. 3. Accepting the $970 check for the Friends was George Thorpe. Funds were raised by selling tickets to a Blue Rocks Baseball game. “No matter what the game score, the Friends of Brandywine Battlefield won,” Thorpe told the association members ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: The sermon not delivered

I used to give five High Holy Day sermons annually when I worked as a congregational rabbi. I have been out of the pulpit almost as long as I was in it. At first, I missed the opportunity to think deeply about the issues affecting my community and the world and to speak to those issues. After a couple of years away from the pulpit, I was happy not to have to give ...

 

Mind Matters: Back to school and beyond

School is in session again, and the busyness begins. Or maybe it never ended. Parents with school aged children are back to juggling schedules: work, homework, soccer, band practice, and on and on. Then there are the parents whose children span an array of ages from babyhood to middle school. This brings a different passel of problems, and joys too. There are a few ...