Archive for November, 2016

Donations sought to save Beaver Valley

It’s time for those who want to keep Beaver Valley green to step up with some green. That was word from Concord Township Supervisors’ Chairman Dominic Pileggi during a press conference at Penns Woods Winery. The session was a formal announcement regarding the preservation of 240 acres along Beaver Valley, property currently owned by Woodlawn Trustees. Eastern States ...

 
 

Alternative therapy for chronic ailments

If you’re suffering from debilitating pain caused by an injury or aging, you want long-term relief…and you want it fast. Many people think surgery and medications are their best options for treating chronic ailments like low back pain, knee injuries and degenerative disk disease. But they may not be. Both surgery and medications may provide some temporary relief, but ...

 

Holiday traditions along the Ford

Chadds Ford has its own set of holiday traditions. From the Brandywine River Museum of Art creating a display for working model railroads to Santa and reindeer showing up at Olde Ridge Village, and to miniature art works, it all happens in Chadds Ford between Thanksgiving and New Years. As it has it years past, the museum's tradition — A Brandywine Christmas — got ...

 

State police make 10 DUI arrests at checkpoint

While many area residents were traveling from Thanksgiving gatherings, state police were working to keep drivers safe. Troopers from the Avondale barracks conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Friday, Nov. 25, through Saturday, Nov. 26, at the intersection of Routes 1 and 52 in Kennett Township, said a state police press release. The checkpoint resulted in 512 vehicle ...

 

State invites students to tout weather safety

Area students interested in weathering some simple rules can win recognition. The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency is now accepting submissions from students in grades 1 through 12 for a poster and video public service announcement contest featuring weather safety messages, a PEMA press release said. “We’re really excited about this contest, to see how ...

 

Mind Matters: Sharing the pain

Have you ever had a day where everything seems to go wrong and nothing seems to work? Today was one of those days for me, and my spouse. Transitions, as I have written about before, are not easy and this transition into a new life in Massachusetts has followed suit. We left behind an old house with a new addition which I have come to find out has been far better ...

 

Longwood inspiration to bloom in Center City

A Philadelphia exhibition will include inspiration from Longwood Gardens this holiday season. Dilworth Park’s Wintergarden is now open, featuring a new, large-scale winter attraction, America’s Garden Capital Maze, on the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn. Center City District has partnered with Greater Philadelphia Gardens to celebrate the region’s horticultural heritage ...

 

The Human Resource: Is that my job?

Do you have days at work where you simply cannot understand why your peers are not performing their assigned tasks? Is your ability to successfully complete your own work dependent upon other employees in your department or organization? Ever wonder why nothing is done about it? Perhaps the craziest situation you have experienced under these circumstances was your ...

 

Robert Anthony Colon of West Grove

Robert Anthony Colon, 43, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, at his residence. He was the loving husband of Kristin Manley Colon, with whom he shared 17 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Irene Colon of Newark, Lydia Garcia Camacho of West Chester, and his stepfather, Juan Camacho, of West Chester. He was a production planner for most of ...

 

Letter: Candidate announces for senate

We live in a country that was founded by liberty lovers, with a document called the Constitution. We still are governed under this founding document but, ironically, we often toss liberty to the side in order to achieve some sort of political goals. Each time we do this we sacrifice our freedoms for some sense of security. Benjamin Franklin once said that when a ...

 

‘Longwood Christmas’ designed to inspire awe

“A Longwood Christmas” will ring in the holiday season this year at Longwood Gardens with special resonance: A musically-inspired display debuts on Thanksgiving Day. The annual extravaganza of lights and activities will run through Sunday, Jan. 8. Indoors and out, the gardens are offering an array of sights and sounds designed to spotlight seasonal splendor. Explore ...