Archive for January, 2018

Attorney: Concord shows bias; wants recusal

A hearing for a land development application in Concord Township stalled at the starting gate Tuesday when the applicant's attorney called for Township Council to recuse itself for bias. Attorney Marc Kaplin also asked the council to appoint an independent hearing officer. After a brief executive session, Council put the hearing on hold for 20 days to decide on the ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Play and creativity

The surrealists of the 20th century gained a reputation for inventing quirky art games. Surrealism, as a genre, is an exercise in the absurd; turn everything on its head and laugh, or grimace at the futility of it all. It is from this dark sensibility that games such as Exquisite Corpse (nee “cadavre exquis”) arrived. It’s hard to escape even the most elementary art ...

 

BRM frolicking in Weymouth art

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has assembled a comprehensive collection of “Frolic” Weymouth’s paintings and artwork in its newest exhibit which runs now through June 3. The artwork by George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, noted conservationist, horseman and artist in southern Chester County who died in 2016, spans decades and includes portraits as well as landscapes ...

 

Police Log Jan. 31: Thefts, accidents, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police • Identities were not released, but state police from the Media barracks said two 22-year-olds, a man and a woman, both from Oxford, stole more than$1,700 from the Target store in Concord Township. • In a separate theft investigation at Target, state police discovered an employee had stolen baby formula and toys from the store. • Police ...

 

Kids helping kids at CFES

Almost three years ago, Chadds Ford Elementary School became a sister school with Mitchell Elementary in the Kingsessing section of Philadelphia. That came about after a CFES parent, Sara Krausz, read an article about how in need Mitchell students were. According to Krausz, all of Mitchell's students live below the poverty line, and many of them struggle with hunger. ...

 

Art, history mix well for Paint Out Chadds Ford

Art will intersect creatively with area landscapes this week as the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) hosts its 10th Annual Paint Out Chadds Ford. The “plein air” event will feature paintings done outdoors, typically in a single sitting. From Thursday, Feb. 1, through Saturday, Feb. 3, area residents will see artists set up around the area, bringing their ...

 

Hearing scheduled for Chadds Ford priest

A preliminary hearing for Msgr. Gregory L. Parlante is scheduled for this Thursday, Feb. 1, before Judge Wendy Roberts in district court. Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, was arrested last week and charged with drug possession and stealing from the church collection. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Parlante was stealing money ...

 

Epilepsy or something else?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects more than 2.5 million Americans. It’s caused by malfunctioning nerve cells in the brain that lead to seizures. When someone with epilepsy has a seizure, they may experience a mild momentary loss of awareness or more severe symptoms such as uncontrollable twitching and jerking. If a seizure happens when a person with ...

 

Travel Made Easy: Group travel

In almost any place you want to visit there is an escorted group going to that place. Will traveling with an escorted group work for you? Just as with independent travel, there are lots of variables to group travel but here are some pros and cons. Group Pros: Efficient way to see a destination; points of interest are explored with guides; the trip itinerary is ...

 

Photo of the Week: Boing

Spring-loaded tree limbs. Just for fun.

 

Mind Matters: Gratitude, pass it on

Ever wonder how your life would have been different if you hadn’t made certain choices? What opportunities did you take or not take? Did you move away from family or never move beyond your neighborhood? I’ve been mulling these questions over myself — sort of my post-Christmas/post-Holiday card reflection time of year. Old Christmas photo-cards of friends and family ...