Archive for September, 2018

Travel Made Easy: Can you do that?

Usually, I write about how mobility challenged people can continue to travel. But I had a phone call this week from someone wanting to travel to Europe with a few friends. Not unusual. The person goes on to tell me “My friends have all had knee replacements, hip replacements and other physical issues that could make travel difficult.” He wanted to know what type of ...

 
 

Richard B. Simon, formerly of Chadds Ford

Richard B. Simon,- born Jan. 21, 1930 in Spring City, and formerly of Chadds Ford, died peacefully with his children at his side on Tuesday, Sept. 18  at Jenner's Pond in West Grove, after a three-year struggle with dementia.  He was 88. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ginny, his son Mark (and Judy) Simon of West Chester, his daughter Alison (and Tom Kissel) ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 29 to Oct. 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 Sept. 29 to Oct. 5. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists will encounter lane closures in both ...

 

Flood warning for Chadds Ford

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Chadds Ford area for this afternoon into late night or whenever the warning is lifted. At 7:30 a.m., the stage was 6.8 feet. Flood stage is 9 feet. Minor flooding is forecast. The creek is expected to rise above flood stage around midday and continue to rise to near 9.7 feet by this evening.  

 

The Human Resource: Bonuses for everyone? Don’t be silly

Does your organization provide all employees with a discretionary bonus each year? Perhaps your organization creates a pool of money annually and divides it up amongst the employees. While implementing a discretionary bonus program in which everybody benefits financially sounds wonderful, it is important to note there are problems inherent in a discretionary program ...

 

Arrest made in Concord burglaries

The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit arrested Christopher William Caywood, 27, of Glen Mills, on burglary charges, a press release said. Police said he’s the person who committed burglaries in Concord and Thornbury townships. On Sept. 27, an arrest warrant was obtained and Caywood was taken into custody. He was charged by Tpr. Brian Maturo of the ...

 

Possible HARB expansion in Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are considering expanding the role of the Historic and Architecture Review Board. A resolution on the matter is expected to be on the agenda for the board’s Oct. 3 meeting. During the Sept. 26 workshop meeting, Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said the idea is to have the HARB take stock of historically significant buildings so the ...

 

Around Town Sept. 27

• It’s Fall Festival time at Newlin Grist Mill. The event is Saturday, Oct. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Old favorites will be returning, joined this year by millwrights, a cooper, a shoemaker, and a bloomery iron furnace. Listen to music by the Colonial Revelers, learn colonial dancing, and enjoy performances by Tuckers’ Tales Puppet Theatre. Visitors can shop for ...

 

Police Log Sept. 26: Indecent exposure, theft, drug arrests

Pennsylvania State Police • A 49-year-old man was arrested for indecent exposure after urinating in the parking lot of state Rep. Stephen Barrar’s office on Sept. 11. State police identified the suspect as Brian Randolph McGovern of Chadds Ford. According to a police report, McGovern drove into the parking lot at 1 Beaver Valley Road, got out of his truck and began ...

 

Martin “Bud” F. Lawrence Jr. of Kennett Square

Martin “Bud” F. Lawrence Jr., 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Sept. 23, surrounded by his family, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Shirley Peters Lawrence, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Martin F. Lawrence and the late Dorothy Hughes Lawrence. Bud ...

 

Gearing up for The Carve

The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts the 43rd annual Great Pumpkin Carve beginning Oct. 18. The Great Pumpkin Carve is a major fundraiser for the society and has become  the quintessential Brandywine Valley experience and is a great way to get in the Halloween spirit. The Carve was started by artists Andrew and Jamie Wyeth and Jimmy Lynch in the 1970s to decorate ...