Archive for June, 2016

Police Log June 29: Domestic disputes, DUIs

• New Garden Township Police arrested Donald Jones, 53, of Landenberg, on a variety if charges following a domestic dispute. According to a report, police responded to a residence in the 100 block of Lavender Hill Lane at 10:13 p.m. on June 15 and found the victim with a laceration to her hand. She turned over a handgun because she didn’t want it in the house. Jones ...

 
 

Lenape Bridge stretch of Rt. 52 closing – again

The area’s saga of troubled bridges will continue on Friday, July 8, when a section of Route 52 containing the Lenape Bridge closes – yet again – between Creek and Pocopson roads in Pocopson Township. East Penn Railroad LLC is scheduled to do resurfacing from 6 p.m. on Friday, July 8, through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 11, according to Brad E. Rudolph, a PennDOT ...

 

Child-care center, security system get OKs

Two agenda items that prompted delays at previous meetings of the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors received unanimous approval on Monday, June 27. The supervisors first approved a preliminary land development plan for the Riverside Daycare Partnership’s proposal for a Ducklings Early Learning Center on Winston Lane in the Riverside at Chadds Ford community. ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Bench

Please, have a seat.

 

Architect focusing on Baby Boomer options

The program is free, but the advice is priceless, promises an area architect. Dennis C. Melton of Melton Associates in Kennett Square says that a series of presentations on what he terms “Intergenerational Design for Comfortable Living,” which concludes on Tuesday, June 28, has proven so popular that he plans to schedule another set of sessions, probably in the fall. ...

 

Funds sought for wounded Delco officer

Updated at 1 p.m. with information on the officer's hospital release On the morning of Friday, June 24, a Delaware County police officer responding to a routine report of drug activity ended up getting shot seven times. Within the next several days, Officer Chris Dorman of the Folcroft Borough Police Department would make an amazing recovery, be erroneously declared ...

 

Balchunis aims to turn the House blue

With a major focus on gun control, Mary Ellen Balchunis wants to turn the U.S, House of Representatives over to the Democrats. Balchunis is, once again, challenging Republican Pat Meehan for the Pennsylvania’s 7th District seat. In 2014, Balchunis lost to Meehan by 24 percentage points, 143,265 votes to 87,783. She said in a brief interview during a fundraising event ...

 

Longwood taps into diverse summer array

Longwood Gardens is inviting area residents to celebrate summer by experiencing attractions that range from its Waterlily Display – more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming species – to the expansive, sunny Meadow Garden to the shady groves of Peirce’s Woods. In addition to the horticultural splendor, Longwood’s “Summer Spectacular” programming offers ...

 

CFHS brewing up a revolutionary program

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is inviting area residents to create their own revolution – starting with a teacup. On Thursday, July 14, “LiberTEA! EqualiTEA!” will treat participants to insight into the role tea played leading up to the Revolutionary War, educate them about how women used tea parties as a form of protest, enable them to create “Stamp Act” taxes ...

 

Valley Forge chapel seeking repair funds

The Washington Memorial Chapel – built as a tribute to General George Washington and the Continental soldiers who survived the brutal winter encampment at Valley Forge in 1778-1779 – is now fighting its own battle. The chapel in Valley Forge Park, a place of worship and an iconic tribute to America’s patriots, is in need of immediate restoration and preservation, ...

 

Killion liking the senate

The past two months have been good ones, according to Tom Killion. Killion is the former state representative who became a state senator in a special election in April. “I’m enjoying it thoroughly. The Senate is much smaller; it’s a quarter of the size. You can get a lot more done,” Killion said in a brief interview Saturday during an open house meet-and-greet in his ...