Wellness, Jackie’s Way: Reasons to plant a garden

It seems tempting to pick up fresh vegetables at the market especially when we have so many options for terrific markets in our neighborhoods. There’s Wegmans, Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Trader Joe’s, Costco and more. However, the nature of the American Food System means that fruit, vegetables and herbs found in these markets have often been grown hundreds of miles ...

 

Mind Matters: Are you thinking?

Years ago, in 1963, Hannah Arendt, a political philosopher, wrote about Adolf Eichman, the Nazi who murdered millions of Jews. Her book was titled “Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil.” Arendt observed that Eichmann did not start out as an “anti-Semitic monster” but was a “normal person who had what was for his time a normal upbringing and ...

Roadwork for April 22 through April 28

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 22 through April 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Right lane restrictions are scheduled on Route 926 at Pocopson Road in Pocopson ...

Boost Your Business: The perfect product launch

You’ve spent thousands of hours bringing a new product to fruition. You’ve invested energy and significant financial resources in multiple development cycles, and you’ve worked through prototypes that almost worked, could have worked, and were almost good enough. Finally, you are ready to go with a product that you are proud of and it is time to press the button on ...

Toll, Westtown talk sewers for Crebilly

Fred Ebert, far right, testifies about wastewater treatment.

On-site sewers were the lead topic during the April 19 conditional use hearing in Westtown Township concerning Toll Bros. proposed development of Crebilly Farm. But the testimony, according to one supervisor, was strictly to satisfy a township requirement. Neither Toll nor the township wants an on-site system. Engineer Fred Ebert, whose area of expertise is ...

Adopt-a-pet April 20

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday, April 24. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. SPENCER Hiya. My ...

Around Town April 20

Grill your Ace off on Saturday, April 29 at Ace hardware in Pocopson.

• Darlington Arts Center of Garnett Valley is celebrating the arts in the community with A Toast to the Arts on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. This annual event, to be held at the Concord Country Club, provides an opportunity to showcase the students and programs at Darlington Arts Center with performances in dance and instrumental music. The afternoon schedule also ...

Academic Acknowledgement

• Rebecca Jones, of Chadds Ford, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Jones was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. • Sagar Maheshwari, of Chadds Ford, attending Unionville High School, has won the National Merit Sagar G. Patel Memorial Scholarship.  

Royal Farms hearing concludes

The waiting has begun on whether Royal Farms will receive conditional use approval for a convenience store in Concord Township. Township Council concluded last night the evidentiary portion of a conditional use hearing on the proposal and now has 45 days to decide. Royal Farms wants to put the store — with gasoline service — on a 1.4-acre lot in the split on Route ...

Art Watch: Art on Earth Day

Photograph by Kathleen Magner Rios at the Oxford Arts Alliance

Friday April 21 The Oxford Arts Alliance celebrates Earth Day with an exhibition that is a delight to the senses "Living Art." The opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. and the show continues through May 12th. Also celebrating Earth Day this week is Street Road Artist's Space, at 725 Street Road in Cochranville, with interesting discussions and artistic explorations ...

Police Log April 19: Identity theft; retail theft; DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks are investigating a case of identity theft involving a 28-year-old Chadds Ford woman. Police said the victim discovered on April 6 that several credit inquiries had been made in her name as well as several bogus accounts had been opened. • Jerry Lee Dixon, 28, of Utah, was arrested for DUI ...