Archive for November, 2017

Travel Made Easy: Go now

First, here come the excuses: You are too old, you have a mobility issue, and you don’t have the flexibility you used to have with food or time change. Pick one or all of the above for an answer. Now, some advice: It’s time to get moving and do the things you’ve always wanted to do but put off for a multitude of reasons.  Can you travel the way you used to? Maybe ...

 
 

Caregivers need care too

Taking care of a loved one in need can take a lot of work. It's easy to end up putting the other person's needs before your own when caring for their every need. Ignoring your own health while taking care of someone else can carry serious risks. “No matter your age, not making time for your own needs can cause sleep deprivation, poor eating habits and lack of ...

 

Color-filled fall

Autumn colors show their brilliance along the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford.

 

Larry James Tuel of Unionville

Larry James Tuel, 73, of Unionville,  died Wednesday, Nov. 22, at his home in Unionville. Born in West Chester,  he was a son of the late Owen and the late Emily (Bird) Tuel. Larry was a 1963 graduate of Unionville High School.  He served our country in the Army Reserves. He was the owner and operator of Tuel &Tingle Nursery in Unionville, PA. and was a member ...

 

Mind Matters: The human need for nature

On our way to Washington, D.C., for Thanksgiving, my spouse and I did a quick stopover in Chester County to visit friends. While he got a chance to work with his colleagues directly (not by telecommuting from Massachusetts), I relished being back in nature. Living in a community where houses do not share walls, but where they do seem to almost touch, I long for ...

 

Roadwork for Nov. 25 through Dec. 1

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 Nov. 25 through Dec. 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Road widening will cause lane restrictions on southbound Route 202 at Pyle Road in ...

 

More remains recovered from Barclay fire

Special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response Team, Pennsylvania State Police, and Chester County Fire Marshal’s office have located the remaining two more victims inside the Barclay Friends Senior Center at 700 North Franklin Street in West Chester. Investigators located the remains of the first two victims on Tuesday, ...

 

The Human Resource: Investing in your employees

From the moment you hire a new employee, you should be considering the competitive advantage you gain by developing the skills and capabilities of the employee. To do this effectively, examine the needs of your business to meet current skill gaps and when hiring fills these gaps with individuals who can make the most immediate and sustained impact for you. However, ...

 

Never squeeze a tangerine

“Tangerines are meant to be sectioned and savored,” according to Tangerine Bell, a 94-year-old resident at The Friends Home in Kennett Square. More than nine decades of a wide scope of experiences and opinions are shared in Bell’s book “Tangerine Poems at 94.”  Although her first poem was written at the age of four years, her first book was only just published in ...

 

Geography miscue continues magical odyssey

Three years ago, a 9-year-old West Chester boy stole hearts when his contest entry -- seeking a hunting and fishing trip with the Chester County Sheriff -- ended up in the wrong state. Fortunately for Alex Collins, Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh, who received the boy’s poignant application, quickly determined that it should have gone to the Chester ...

 

Human remains recovered from fire

Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives National Response Team, Pennsylvania State Police, and Chester County Fire Marshal’s office have located the remains of two individuals inside the Barclay Friends Senior Center at 700 North Franklin Street in West Chester. Investigators initially located the remains of the first victim in the ...