Archive for January, 2017

Activist’s efforts to end child slavery lauded

The Chester County Fund for Women and Girls (CCFWG)  has named Chester County resident and community activist Carol Hart Metzker the 2017 recipient of its Kitchen Table Award.  The award was established to honor an outstanding Chester County woman who has demonstrated leadership and made substantive contributions through service or philanthropy to improve our ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: A Sunny Brunch

After a week of gray skies, horses get to graze in sunshine on a pasture in Pennsbury Township.

 

Mind Matters: Report from Washington

No, I did not come for the inauguration on January 20, but to see my son and attend the Women’s March on January 21. The organizers anticipated 200,000 people. At least 500,000 showed up. The British publication The Guardian estimated 1,000,000. What was so remarkable in a crowd so massive was how polite and considerate everyone was with each other. In other words, ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 28 to Feb. 3

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 Jan. 7 through Jan. 13. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Saturday, Jan. 28, through Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., intermittent ...

 

Letter: Discussion on Petinarro plan

Please join concerned residents and neighbors at the upcoming Chadds Ford Township meeting to discuss the proposed Pettinaro Shopping Center located on Ridge Road and Route 202. The meeting is 6 p.m., Monday, Jan. 30 at the Chadds Ford Township building. State Rep. Steve Barrar, township Supervisor Frank Murphy, engineer Mike Schneider, PennDOT engineers with traffic ...

 

The Human Resource: The impact of drug testing

Small businesses rarely establish extensive pre-employment or random drug testing practices in the earliest stages of growth Starting with the very first hire, whether strategically planned or reactive to a surge in demand of your business products or services, the hiring process is perceived as a necessary evil to obtain the human capital to perform the work ...

 

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement • Ashlie Pilotti, of Chadds Ford, was among 2,253 students at Coastal Carolina University who made the Fall 2016 Dean's List. Pilotti is a senior majoring in biology. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. • The following students from Chadds Ford were ...

 

Robert L. Laloup of West Chester

Robert L. Laloup, 83, of West Chester, died Wednesday, Jan. 25, at St. Martha Center for Rehabilitation and Healthcare. He was the husband of Janet Vittengl Laloup, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Morton, he was the son of the late Andrew Laloup and the late Lillian Holton Piersol. He was a self-employed truck driver. Mr. Laloup was a member of the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 26

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, Jan. 30. 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. Bucky Have you ...

 

Around Town Jan 26

• On Jan. 30, Chadds Ford Township will hold another informational meeting regarding the Pettinaro commercial development planned for Ridge Road and Route 202. A representative from PennDOT is expected to attend the 6 p.m. meeting at the Chadds Ford Township municipal building. • The Chadds Ford Gallery presents a new exhibit, "Passages," paintings of various means ...

 

More traffic from Crebilly plan

Westtown Township Planning Commission members continued gathering information on the proposed Crebilly farm development plan during their Jan. 24 meeting at Rustin High School. Amid the waving of green and red cards from the audience — reflecting favor or disfavor of comments made — commission members heard more information on traffic, stormwater considerations and ...