Archive for December, 2017

Letter: Board did it the right way

First, I want to thank Chadds Ford Live for their coverage of Township meetings and events. The vast majority of the articles are informative, fair, and accurate. However, as in any endeavor, sometimes there are missteps and I believe the recent article about the Board of Supervisors' approval of the development plans for the final leg of the Loop Road project ...

 
 

Travel Made Easy: Acceptance

Two places in the world that have always captured my attention: The Blarney Stone and the Taj Mahal. Yeah, I know pretty disparate interests but these my places. Everybody gets to have their own places and these are mine. In my life, I’ve been pretty lucky to see both of these places. My way of seeing these places is not the same as what others have experienced, but ...

 

Photo of the Week: Geese on Ice

Geese hang out on an ice flow after a sunrise swim in the Brandywine Creek.

 

Roadwork for Dec. 30 through Jan. 5

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. 30 through Jan. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on Wawaset Road, between Grace Way and ...

 

The Human Resource: Five critical HR planning

The most important piece of advice we can provide you as you review the planning steps below, critical to HR, in the coming year is this: Strategic human resource management planning is not to be treated separate and apart from all your other strategic planning for the business. The human capital asset of your business must be tied closely to all your other ...

 

Westtown denies Toll Bros.

It took five minutes for Westtown Township supervisors to end a year-long conditional use hearing when they voted to deny Toll Bros. application to develop Crebilly Farm. There was no public comment period during the Dec. 28 session, but residents in the township building's standing room only meeting room applauded and some jumped for joy when the vote was taken. ...

 

No tax hike, but new ordinance in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors have held the line on taxes for 2018. The board passed the budget for next year with no property tax increase. It's a balanced budget with anticipated revenue and expense at $1.04 million. But passing the budget was not the only thing the board did during its Dec. 27 workshop. The township now has a new zoning ordinance, the Open ...

 

Around Town Dec. 28

• The Charlie Hunter Trio featuring Silvana Estrada comes to The Kennett Flash on Saturday, Dec. 30. This will be part of Estrada’s first U.S. tour. A native of Mexico’s southeast, Estrada had just started her studies of jazz at the University of Veracruz and quickly became known throughout the Jazz Studies Centre as a unique triple threat talent: an ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Dec. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Muffin Man Who could resist a kitty named Muffin Man?  This elder gent is about 10 years old and just as sweet and soft as a muffin. He’s a total cuddler who will also chat with you in his soft voice.  He would be the perfect cat for your lap during winter naps. Muffin Man ...

 

Delco chamber holds Women In Leadership lunch

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will present its third installment of the Women in Leadership Power Lunch. The luncheons empower others to embrace their voices, lead confidently to break glass ceilings and to change the narrative of leadership. The luncheon will be held on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Drexelbrook Special Events ...

 

Melissa C. Cassidy of Glen Mills

Melissa C. Cassidy, 37, of Glen Mills, died Saturday, Dec. 23. She was the beloved daughter of Joseph G. and Arlene K. (nee Corace) Cassidy; devoted mother of Alana Lemon; dear sister of Joseph G. Cassidy, IV (Melissa); loving aunt of Shane, Megan, and Dillon Cassidy. Services and interment are private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Alana Lemon's ...