Archive for January, 2018

UCF keeps Keystone exam requirement

Directors of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board voted 8-1 Monday to keep the Keystone Exams as a high school graduation requirement even though the state dropped the requirement. The dissenting vote came from Gregg Lindner who attended the Jan. 22 meeting by phone from Germany. Lindner said that if the state doesn’t mandate passing the Keystones for graduation, ...

 
 

Doris J. Ward Lauver, formerly of West Grove

Doris J. Ward Lauver, 94, of Pleasant Gap, formerly of West Grove, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, at The Oaks retirement community in Pleasant Gap.  She was the wife of the late Wilbur James Lauver, who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Burnham, Pa., she was the daughter of the late John and the late Gladys (Smith) Ward. Doris was a ...

 

UHS fair queen wins state Miss Congeniality

Varshika Mandalapua a Unionville High School senior, won Miss Congeniality at the 106th annual Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs Convention on Saturday night in Hershey. This is the first time a Unionville Fair Queen has attained this honor. This selection comes from the votes of all the contestants.  In 2011, the UCF Queen, Claire Werkiser, obtained the ...

 

Crozer launches center for mothers with substance abuse

In collaboration with Keystone First, Crozer-Keystone Health System has established the PEARL (Prevention, Education, Addiction, Recovery and Linkage) program, which is dedicated to assisting Keystone First expectant mothers who have substance abuse disorders as well as their unborn babies who may be at risk for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. The new program launched ...

 

Home care or urgent care?

Ouch! Cuts and scrapes are a painful fact of life. Whether you’re chopping vegetables for dinner, helping your child with an art project, or have the type of job that requires you to use tools and machinery, you’re likely to suffer minor skin injuries every now and then. Some of them can be treated at home, while others may require stitches, cleaning, and treatment ...

 

Museum trains on track to battle breast cancer

Updated at 9 p.m. to add acquisition of caboose The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has given procrastinators reason to rejoice: Its popular holiday model trains will be displayed through Sunday, Jan. 28. Even better, the unprecedented extra time comes with an addition to the Brandywine Railroad O-gauge extravaganza: a train car that promotes breast-cancer ...

 

Family Promise expands leadership

Joining the Board of Family Promise are Phillip Duncan, Karen Eichman, Esq., Angela Emrich, Carol Lowe MSW, LSW, and Burton Rothenberger, PhD.  “An organization is only as good as the people leading it,” stated Family Promise Board president, Reverend Annalie Korengel.  “Our Board is a family of strategic thinkers and movers and shakers.  We all wear many hats—from ...

 

Op/ed: Keeping Crebilly

I enjoyed some thoughtful reflection the other night, as I drove home by way of my favorite country back roads. Naturally, I had to pass Crebilly Farm. It made me smile to see her trees and hills in peaceful slumber, covered by a blanket of glowing moonlight and snow. Choosing the roads less traveled whenever possible, I moved on to route 100 and gingerly wound my ...

 

Photo of the Week: Fangs

Biting cold temperatures create fang-like icicles on the underside of a downed tree along the Brandywine Creek by the Route 1 overpass in Chadds Ford. It’s two months until spring, but only three-and-a-half weeks until baseball spring training.

 

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Eating for good luck in 2018

It’s official, a New Year has begun bringing with it hopes for progress, health and prosperity. And did you know you can eat for good luck? Yes, it’s true. Cultures around the world feast on foods believed to help ensure good luck. With a little bit of research, I’ve cooked up a list of six ways to eat for good luck in 2018. Fish (my personal favorite): This ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 20 through Jan. 26

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 Jan. 20 through Jan. 26. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Sunoco Pipeline has closed Route 352 at Boot Road in East Goshen Township, for pipe ...