Archive for August, 2018

School is back in session

Classes have resumed for the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and Shawn Dutkiewicz, principal at Chadds Ford elementary is eager for the new academic year. He said a focus this year is on enhancing students’ social and emotional growth, but also on increasing the quality and quantity of STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. “A morning meeting is ...

 
 

Ed Wandersee, principled gentleman, dies at 84

Former school board president, a supervisor in two townships and chairman of the Chadds Ford Township Zoning Hearing Board Ed Wandersee died Monday, Aug. 27 of congestive heart failure. In addition to government service, Wandersee was also a longtime active member and president of the Chadds Ford Historical Society. He would have been 85 this coming Sept. 15. He is ...

 

Heat advisory remains in effect

A heat advisory is in effect for our area beginning Aug. 28 at noon. Extreme heat and humidity are expected through Aug. 30, resulting in Heat Wave #4 of the season. Temperatures will be in the 90s but will feel hotter with the heat index reaching 100-105 degrees. It will be oppressively humid and an Air Quality Alert is in effect as well for sensitive groups ...

 

Photo of the Week: Picasso’s Puzzle

The seems between the rocks on the Rockford Park tower look like an abstract jigsaw puzzle.  

 

Travel Made Easy: European river cruises

European river cruises are fast becoming the best way to see Europe and mature travelers love river cruising. I’ll distinguish between river cruises because there are ships that cruise rivers in Europe, United States, China and Vietnam. All very different experiences so, for now I’ll focus on my experiences with European river cruises. Most of us who watch PBS are ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 27

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester.   Delylah   After losing the only home she knew, Delylah was pretty shaken up when she first arrived at the shelter. She is slowly coming out of her shell hoping to find a family that sees how loving and sweet she is. Delylah is open to living with other cats, ...

 

Heat advisory is now in effect

This is a briefing from the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ in reference to a hot humid air mass will continue to build into our region.  A Heat Advisory is now in effect. Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Anticipated Timing: Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday evening Dangerously hot humid conditions with maximum heat index values of 100 to 104. ...

 

Endometriosis in young women

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynecological disorders, affecting as many as one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is a chronic condition in which the tissue that forms the lining of the uterus, called endometrium, grows outside the uterine cavity on organs such as the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, bowels and bladder. In rare cases, tissue can even ...

 

World of Wyeths expands in new directions

For years, a member of the Wyeth dynasty believed that the artistic gene had eluded her -- despite substantial evidence to the contrary. Now, with a growing list of accolades, Victoria Browning Wyeth, the granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, great-granddaughter of N.C. Wyeth, and niece of Jamie Wyeth, will make her gallery debut on Sept. 7 in Philadelphia with an exhibit ...

 

Mind Matters — ACE and US

ACE here is not the winning card. Adverse Childhood Experiences “are any stressful or traumatic events that occurred in childhood.” The experiences include sexual and physical abuse and neglect, but also household and family dysfunction, such as witnessing domestic violence or substance abuse. Adverse events also include parental separation, divorce, or parental ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 25-Aug 31

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 Aug. 25 through Aug. 31. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Sections of Oakland Road in Chadds Ford ...