Archive for February, 2017

The Human Resource: Why EPLI is not enough

Do you know anyone who ever complained about their employer? Sounds like a stupid question because complaining to friends and family about your job is a very common event throughout most of our lives. Did you know that a significant number of individuals do a great deal more than just complain about how they are being treated at work, or situations at work that are ...

 
 

Hearing underway for Crebilly

The conditional use hearing for Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm is underway in Westtown Township. Toll — the equitable owner of the 322-acre property on Route 926 between Route 202 and S. New Street — proposes to build 317 new homes on the farm. The developer, however, made the application under Westtown’s flexible development option, which allows ...

 

Traffic light helps Pocopson during bridge closure

It’s been almost two weeks since the Route 926 bridge closed, and the phones at the Pocopson Township building have been nearly silent with calls about it. “The first week of the 926 bridge outage has gone better than expected,” Supervisors’ Vice Chairman Elaine DiMonte wrote in an email. “The township received three phone calls on Tuesday, Feb. 14 regarding the new ...

 

Rotary delivers Twisted Vintner funds

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary is in the process of delivering monies raised during last June’s Twisted Vintner event. Twisted Vintner raised $50,000 last year. On Wednesday, Feb. 22, the group handed out $5,000 to Camp Bournelyf. Jeff Seagraves, president of Camp Bournelyf’s Board of Directors, said the Westtown Township camp began as a summer camp for special ...

 

Around Town Feb. 23

• The Chester County Historical Society, in partnership with Longwood Gardens, presents “A Legacy of Plant Exploration,” on Thursday, March 2 from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Chester County Historical Society, tour the exhibit and learn from three notable speakers: artist Adrian Martinez, Longwood Gardens instructor David Culp, and Longwood ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 23

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, Feb. 27. 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. YUKON Hi, my name ...

 

Upland continues 40-year tradition

Upland Country Day School continued a 40-year tradition Tuesday when the West Marlborough-based school’s ice hockey team took on a team of exchange students from Turku, Finland. Turku is on the southwest coast of Finland. It’s the oldest city in Finland and was the country’s first capital. The two schools played their first game against each other in 1977 when ...

 

Police Log Feb 22: Stolen car, DUIs, theft

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, were investigating a report of a vehicle stolen from Concordville Nissan’s remote lot on Route 202 in Concord Township. The theft happened sometime between noon on Jan. 31 and 10 a.m. on Feb. 1. • Wojciech Dabrowski, 34, of Philadelphia, was arrested for attempting to buy a firearm at Targetmaster in ...

 

Richard D. “Doug” Kley of West Chester

Richard D. "Doug" Kley, 75, of West Chester, formerly of New Castle, Del. and Green Ridge, Pa., died Feb. 19. Born in Chester, in 1941, he was the son of the late Richard and Kathryn (nee Russler) Kley. Doug was a graduate of Eddystone High School and the captain of the swim team. He had a passion for model trains and taking care of his lawn in the summer. Doug ...

 

Art Watch: The place you love most

Congratulations go to wonderful local photographer Lee Schlingmann who won this year's photography contest for "the place you love most in Chester County." The contest has almost 400 applicants, made possible through the Chester County Planning Commission, Lee's beautiful image won the big prize! This week some very special art events are opening in our area. From ...

 

Local students in ChesCo Spelling Bee

John Thomas, of Chadds Ford Elementary School, Addison Liu, of C.F. Patton Middle School, Rhea Choudhary, of Hillendale Elementary School, Blake Ciresa, of Kennett Middle School and Arjun Suryawanshi, of Pocopson Elementary School were among 50 students who have advanced to the Chester County Spelling Bee on Feb. 22. The event, which begins at 9 a.m., will be ...