Archive for October, 2017

Grant enables Winterthur to hire

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library has received a $215,800 federal grant to help quantify needs for accessible storage, which in turn will help restore the integrity of installations created by founder Henry Francis du Pont and improve interpretation for the public. The grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services allows the museum to hire two ...

 
 

Paul Joseph Boxler of Landenberg

Paul Joseph Boxler, 54, of Landenberg, died Friday, Oct. 27, after a short illness. He was the husband and best friend of Robin M. Groves Boxler, with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was a son of the late John A. Boxler and Josephine (Puma) Boxler of West Grove. Paul was a graduate of Bishop Shanahan High School and earned a bachelor’s ...

 

Op/ed: Chadds Ford should oppose gerrymandering

I lived in Manhattan, in the 1970s. The Democratic Party ran the town and elections were decided in the primaries That’s when I learned about “gerrymandering.” New Yorkers knew that voting district lines were drawn to favor certain groups and candidates. It was unfair, but I didn’t know what I could do. Fast-forward to now. For the past five years, I’ve lived here in ...

 

Art Watch: First Friday

First Fridays every month are always a frenzied and fun art event throughout the county, but this First Friday is particularly packed with art as it kicks off the holiday gift giving season.  This Friday, start in Kennett Square with the First Friday Art Loop, November Art Loop in Kennett November 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. Most every store in Kennett Square will highlight ...

 

Halloween candy safety

The Pennsylvania State Police are reminding parents to check their children’s candy cache when the kids get back from Trick-or-Treating. The adults should be aware of anything out of the ordinary in terms of wrapping or odor to help assure the candies aren’t tainted with anything or are otherwise dangerous. Specifically, adults should check for unusual candy ...

 

Rev. Herbert Links

Rev. Herbert Links, 80, died Tuesday, Oct.17.  Born in Vienna, Austria in 1937, he and his parents successfully escaped Hitler's reign and immigrated to the United States in 1939 where Herb grew up in St. Louis, Mo.  Herb attended Baylor University, University of Edinburgh, and Princeton Seminary, where he was outstanding in his field. Although his ministry began in ...

 

Pre Halloween fun

The weekend might have ended on a soggy note with an all-day rain Sunday but Saturday was bright and sunny making, great weather for the annual Harvest Festival in Concord Township and for Howl-O-Ween at GiggyBytes in Olde Ridge Village. There were dog and children costume contests, a baking contest and just a lot of fun.             ...

 

Understanding childhood obesity

Across the U.S., obesity is still a nationwide problem affecting both adults and children. For children, being obese at a young age can lead to other serious health risks, both during childhood and into adulthood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in five American kids between the ages of six and 19 are obese. If you're worried ...

 

Beer, water mix well at annual BRC dinner

The 2017 Dinner & Silent Auction of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance (BRC) not only tapped into its members’ shared passion for clean water and environmental advocacy, but it also showcased the simpatico efforts of a popular, local beer-maker. The annual dinner, held on Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Mendenhall Inn, attracted a record crowd of 250 and offered ...

 

Ridge Road saga continues

It could take almost another month before the next shoe drops in the ongoing drama of The Shops at Ridge Road in Concord Township. In the interim, Chadds Ford Township residents remain concerned and apprehensive. There's even a movement afoot to generate a crowd-funding account to cover legal fees should residents choose to fight a potential decision that goes ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Howling Holiday

From the classic Lon Chaney film, The Wolfman: "Even a man who is pure of heart, and says his prayers by night, can become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright." Happy Halloween