Archive for December 17th, 2015

Taxes steady in Birmingham and Pennsbury

As has been the case for several years, there will be no tax increase for residents of Birmingham or Pennsbury townships. Both municipalities have passed their respective budgets for 2016 and township property tax millage rates remain steady. Pennsbury’s budget is balanced with revenues and expenses projected to be $1,616,625. Property taxes remain at 1.49 mills. (A ...

 
 

Kennett Twp. ends 2015 on tasteful note

Kennett Township Supervisor Bob Hammaker accepts a comparative plaque from Supervisors' Chairman Scudder G. Stevens as Township Manager Lisa M. Moore (right) and Supervisor Richard L. Leff applaud his service.

Kennett Township ushered out 2015 with a full plate that included a heap of budget numbers, a side of shiitakes, and a dollop of blackberries. The final supervisors’ meeting of the year began on a celebratory note as David Shepherd and Bob Hammaker were honored for their years of service to the township. It ended with the passage of the 2016 budget, a multi-fund ...

 

Caregiver accused of stealing from 90-year-old

A Nether Providence woman hired as a companion for a 90-year-old resident of an assisted living facility is accused of stealing more than $10,000 from her, said Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan. Marianne Smith, 53, has been charged with theft by unlawful taking or disposition, receiving stolen property, theft by deception and false impression. The ...

 

Boost Your Business: Your results, your fault

In business, the results you get can be relatively proportionate to the effort you put in. So far so good, but a problem arises when people don’t do anything or do the wrong thing to try to get results. Far too often, people will play the blame game. “I tried this to get more business happening and it didn’t work and the same with that, and that and on and on … ...

 

Helen Galloway Soliwoda of West Grove

Helen Galloway Soliwoda, 92, of West Grove, died Sunday, Dec. 13, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Walter S. Soliwoda, with whom she shared 72 years of marriage. Born in Lincoln University, she was a daughter of the late Wesley and the late Susan (Miller) Galloway. After high school Helen worked at Hercules as a secretary.  In 1962 she was the second ...

 

Stonebridge decision delayed

Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Chairman Bob Reardon is blaming the holiday season for a delay in rendering a decision on whether Stonebridge Mansion may be used as a residential lifestyle modification treatment facility. The decision is now tentatively scheduled for Dec. 22. Stonebridge, at 681 Webb Road — on the southwest corner of Webb and Route 1 — lies ...

 

Around Town Dec. 17

• It’s Breakfast with the Trains on Saturday, Dec. 19 at the Brandywine River Museum of Art. From 8:30 to 10 a.m., museum visitors can take part in a behind-the-scenes visit with the Brandywine River Museum of Art Railroad. Discover how the extensive layout, one of the world’s largest, is created, and the complicated multitasking it takes to keep everything running. ...