Archive for December, 2016

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays from Leader Sunoco

The annual Christmas Eve tradition continued Saturday at Leader Sunoco in Chadds Ford. The service bay was cleaned up and turned into a smorgasbord area for old friends. The event has been going on for more than 30 years. Old friends meet. Everybody eats. All friends are welcome ...

 
 

Ivar Atkinson Lundgaard of Kennett Square

Ivar Atkinson “Bud” Lundgaard, former executive of the DuPont Co. and distinguished community leader, died on Dec. 18, at Kendal at Longwood in Kennett Square at the age of 96. Mr. Lundgaard is predeceased by his parents Ivar Lundgaard and Charlotte Atkinson, his sister Harriett Lundgaard, and his first wife Elizabeth Bodnar. Mr. Lundgaard is survived by his sons ...

 

Pearl Elizabeth Best of Yorklyn

Pearl Elizabeth Best, 93, of Yorklyn, died Wednesday, Dec. 21, at her residence. She was the wife of Elmer A. Best who died in 1970, and with whom she shared 19 years of marriage. Born in Unionville, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pearl Suloff Dunn. Pearl was a homemaker. She enjoyed watching cowboy movies, reading about cowboys , doing Word Find, and ...

 

Mind Matters: The light and the dark

When this column is published, it will be Christmas Eve. Not everyone celebrates this holiday, but even so, many cultures and faiths celebrate this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere when we experience the most darkness. So all the various festivals of lights push against this darkness with the hope of both spiritual light and natural light returning to earth. ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 24-30

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 24 through Dec. 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Green Valley Road in Newlin Township remains closed between Powell and Brandywine ...

 

New service to keep motorists safe, informed

Gov. Tom Wolf announced the launch of 511PAConnect, a new initiative that will provide information updates to motorists in the event of a long-term road closure due to accidents on the Pennsylvania Turnpike or other state roadways. Wolf tasked state agencies to develop a tool to better keep drivers properly informed following last year’s significant trapped queue ...

 

The Human Resource: Intent versus impact

There is an adage: “Say what you mean, don’t mean what you say.” Like the challenge of communication in our personal lives, workplace interaction between supervisor and manager, or peer to peer, requires practice and reflection to ensure that your message is received and understood. Even more complicated than effective messaging is the clarity in a message’s intent ...

 

UHS students busted for underage drinking

Three Unionville High School students were arrested by East Marlborough Police Department for underage drinking, according to a department press release. Police were called to the school at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 after Township Police were called at 9:15 am to the school when they seemed to be under the influence of alcohol. One of the students had cold ...

 

Saving Christmas for kids

Pennsylvania State Police troopers, along with the Garnet Valley Alumni Association and other unnamed organizations have teamed up to give 25 kids some Christmas joy this year. According to Tpr. Tim Greene, the community services officers at the state police Media barracks, troopers there adopt a family every Christmas season. This year the troopers reached out to ...

 

Around Town Dec. 22

• The annual Christmas Eve party at Leader Sunoco is this Saturday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Brandywine Baptist Church welcomes everyone to celebrate Christmas. The celebration begins 7 p.m. on Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, with favorite carols and the message of the birth of Christ at a special candlelight service. Pastor Marcos Almonte also welcomes you to a ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 21

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, Dec. 26. 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. HAPPY FEET Hello ...