Archive for April, 2018

No time to exercise?

Sneak microbursts of activity into your day. Sure, you know you should exercise. But if it’s a struggle to find time to work out, join the club! While health recommendations suggest that we aim for 150 minutes of moderate activity every week—the equivalent of five 30-minute walks—plenty of us find it difficult to make that fit into our busy lives. In fact, “lack of ...

 
 

Travel Made Easy: Wheelchairs in airports

Can you hear it now? “I don’t need a wheelchair at the airport” No, I’m sure you’d rather be exhausted when you arrive at the gate and worry about finding the connecting gate and getting there in time. It’s hard admitting you can’t do what you used to do. Using a wheelchair in an airport can be a challenge, physical and mental. It’s more about giving up control of ...

 

Hank’s Place celebrates anniversary

It’s been a year since Anthony and Katie Young bought Hank’s Place from Peter and Voula Skiadas. To celebrate the anniversary, the Young’s are planning a celebration for Friday, May 11, 367 days after the sale was official and one year to the day of their reopening. The celebration will run all day that Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. with customers getting free coffee ...

 

Roadwork for April 28-May 4

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 April 28 through May 4 Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Expect lane restrictions on Lenape Road in ...

 

The Human Resource: Data collection, analysis, transparency, action

Well-designed survey questions and scales will help you quickly and effectively determine which categories or functions of the workplace fall short in meeting the expectations of the workforce. You will need to establish a baseline either by using the first survey conducted at a point in time or by setting a goal of X percent satisfaction. For example, you could ...

 

CF supervisors support fair districting

Chadds Ford Township supervisors voted 3-0 Wednesday night in support of fair legislative districts in Pennsylvania. The vote came two weeks after the House State Government Committee gutted a measure calling for an independent citizens commission to oversee redistricting in an attempt to prevent gerrymandering. The resolution says the residents of Chadds Ford and ...

 

Op/ed: Committee guts anti-gerrymandering bill

Gerrymandering has perverted our democracy in Pennsylvania for too long. Legislators draw their own voting districts. Maps are drawn so that the politicians pick their voters, instead of voters picking their politicians. These gerrymandered maps determine who votes for our state legislators, and our U.S. Congress. If the maps pre-determine the winners of our ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: April 26

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Smokey You’d never know all that Smokey has faced just by looking at him. This 2-year old bundle of energy was rescued from cruelty, but he doesn’t let that bring him down. Smokey is adventurous, loves to play fetch and. when he gets really excited, he likes to stand on ...

 

Around Town April 26

• Pennsbury Township’s annual yard sale is scheduled for this Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is Saturday, May 5. • Is your backyard pollinator-friendly? Find out how you can support pollinating insects in your own yard and community during the Brandywine Conservancy's "A Passion for Pollinators" event on May 2. Led by Drs. Faith Kuehn and ...

 

Mixed Media: Outside art

There were so many interesting events last week in the art world. Did you get yourself a tattoo at the Delaware College of Art and Design’s ArtParty? Did you check out the new Gallery DUO in Fairville? By the way, if you weren’t able to make it to their grand opening, their business hours are Sunday through Wednesday by appointment only, Thursday and Friday from 12 ...

 

Dog licenses are past due for 2018

The Chester County Treasurer’s Office is issuing a notice that all dog owners in the county should, by now, have purchased licenses for their pets for 2018. The notice comes in anticipation of canvassing in the county by the dog warden during the month of May. All dogs age three months or older must be licensed by Jan. 1 of each year. The fee is $6.50 for each spayed ...