Archive for April 7th, 2016

Letter: Support great businesses, local charities

“Support Your Local Business” is a theme we’re all heard one time or another. I am not a huge fan of “supporting local business,” because I believe a business is a profit-making enterprise, and they should earn business based on how well they provide goods and services. Charities should be supported. But I am a huge fan of finding and patronizing great businesses. I ...

 
 

Kennett Township grapples with speeding

On Wednesday, April 6, the Kennett Township supervisors, assembling after a three-hour, conditional-use hearing without a dinner break, had no need to race through their regular meeting since the agenda was light; however, the topic of speeding dominated the discussion. Police Chief Lydell Nolt explained that roads with unposted speed limits default to 55 mph, ...

 

Feds indict trio for ‘payday lending’ fraud

A far-reaching, multi-million-dollar scheme to defraud borrowers was announced on Thursday, April 7, by the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Charles M. Hallinan, 75, of Villanova, and Wheeler K. Neff, 67, of Wilmington, were indicted on two counts of conspiracy to violate the Racketeering Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) relating to “payday lending” businesses, ...

 

PennDOT: Keep hands, minds on wheel

It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and you know what that means: Get in the habit of leaving your phone untouched while driving. PennDOT joins the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in observing National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and reminds all motorists that driving is a skill that requires undivided attention, said a PennDOT ...

 

For CFHS bartenders, fun mix of spirit, spirits

A group of high-energy moonlighting mixologists – including a surprise guest – invited the public to belly up to the bar at the Brandywine Brewing Company (BBC) Tavern and Grill in Greenville, De., on Tuesday, April 5. The occasion was the Second Annual Guest Bartender Fundraiser for the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS), an event that enabled patrons to support ...

 

PECO reminder: Call before you dig

April is National Safe Digging Month, and PECO wants to remind all customers and contractors to call 811 to have utility-owned underground lines marked before digging. Nationwide, there were nearly 350,000 incidents of damage to an underground utility line because of digging without first calling 811, according to the Common Ground Alliance, the national association ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 7

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, April 11. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start.  Charlie If you ...

 

Around Town April 7

• The Unionville Presbyterian Church’s Kids Outgrown Sale is back for year number 5. Sale days are Friday, April 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 9, from 8 a.m. to noon. Lots and lots of beautiful barely worn clothing from infant to teen years. We also have toys, accessories, shoes, and coats. Proceeds benefit the UPC Children's Ministry and any items not sold ...