Nudy’s Cafe is planning to open a new location on Lancaster Avenue in Paoli. A spokeswoman for the Paoli Village Shoppes tells Patch the popular Devon-based restaurant chain has signed a lease to move into the building that most-recently housed Jake’s Frozen Custard. A Nudy’s spokeswoman told Patch on Thursday that while the chain is planning to expand to the location no lease had been signed yet and there is no timeline in place. Nudy’s currently has seven restaurant locations in Devon, Frazer, Phoenixville, Exton, Downingtown, Eagleview and right here in downtown West Chester.
Nudy’s Café of West Chester is located at the southwest corner of West Market and South New streets, occupying the space that was once Gee’s Pizza and Beer Carry-Out. Nudy’s in West Chester offers 65 seats in 2,400 square feet, including outdoor seating on a new patio. Nudy’s characterizes their menu as the “feel-good dishes you’re used to, but with a twist.” His restaurants serve Melba French toast, for instance, sauced with fresh cherries and stuffed with cream cheese, pumpkin pancakes and a range of salads and sandwiches at lunchtime.
I just came across an article on msnbc.com which was entitled “Texting & Driving Fines Start Thursday in Pa.” This grabbed my attention and I had to read the article immediately because I was unsure that a law like this was being issued in Pennsylvania. Here is what the article had to say:
Starting Thursday, texting while driving will cost you in Pennsylvania. The “Anti-Texting Law” takes effect Thursday at 12:01 a.m. The new law allows police to charge anyone caught text messaging while operating a vehicle with a primary offense and a $50 fine. Authorities say that the law will make it clear just how dangerous texting and driving can be. About 14,000 of the Keystone State’s 2010 crashes were attributed to distracted driving. And 68 people died in those wrecks.
“Your most important job when behind the wheel is to focus only on driving,” PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch said in a statement. “Most people would never close their eyes for five seconds while driving, but that’s how long you take your eyes of the road, or even longer, every time you send or read a text message.”
Pennsylvania will be the 10th state to enact such a law, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police hope the law helps prevent future accidents associated with texting. “This is a serious problem and we are hoping that we can educate citizens on the dangers of texting while driving and prevent future accidents,” said State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan.
Police say they hope for voluntary compliance from motorists. But that doesn’t mean everyone will stop texting behind the wheel. “Our troopers will attempt to use observations of the driver while the vehicle is in motion to determine if traffic stops are warranted. An example might be the motorist continues to manipulate the device over an extended distance with no apparent voice communication.” For specifics on the law visit PennDOT’s website.
Phil let us down (Photo credit: misterbisson)
Spring is officially a month away today, but the flowers called snowdrops are more likely to appear this week than snowflakes. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday could see highs in the low 60s – marks more commonly found in early April. So much for Punxsatawney Phil’s Groundhog’s Day prediction of six more weeks of winter.
Today and Tuesday should have highs of about 50 – just above the low expected Thursday night. Normal for this time of year are lows in the upper 20s and highs in the mid 40s. The week also has a chance to be a damp one, with showers mentioned as a possibility – not a probability – Tuesday afternoon and night, Wednesday night, and Thursday into Friday. The best chance for rain is 50-50 Friday. The weekend should clear up but cool down, with more seasaonal highs in the mid 40s and lows near freezing in the city.
On Thursday at approximately 10:40 p.m., a New Garden Township police officer received a report of a subject impersonating an officer, prompting police to issue safety tips.
The woman offered this account: She was travelling southbound in the 900 block of Newark Road when she observed a vehicle approach from behind that had a single red dashboard-light flashing from inside the vehicle. She said she started to pull over, and the vehicle, described only as a sedan, turned the red light off. She said she continued southbound onto Gap Newport Pike, and the vehicle reactivated the red light, which prompted her to stop near the intersection of Gap Newport Pike and Limestone Road. As a man approached her vehicle, she observed that he was wearing brown “Timberland-style” boots and a black coat, not a police uniform, which alarmed her. She drove away and flagged down an officer in uniform.
The New Garden Township police request that anyone with information or who has experienced a similar incident contact them at 610-268-2907, ext. 100, or the anonymous TIP line at 610-268-2907, ext. 222.
In the meantime, the department offers the following advice to anyone with concerns about the legitimacy of a traffic stop: Drive normally to a well-lighted and public place, ideally with people present before stopping. If the vehicle is not a marked unit, the emergency lights should be built-in, not temporarily placed on the vehicle. Turn on your emergency flashers, but don’t turn off your car. Do not get out of the vehicle to meet the officer and keep your door locked. Most officers will advise you of the reason for the stop and request your driver’s license, registration, and proof of insurance; if they tell you to get out of the car without any preliminary questions, be suspicious. Look for a uniform with official insignia or other official attire and equipment, keeping in mind that some of these items are available to the public. If the officer is in plainclothes, look for identifying clothing and equipment. If unsure that you’re dealing with a police officer, ask to see an official department ID and badge, or ask if you can contact Chester County Police Radio (610-268-3171) to confirm their identity. You may also request that a marked patrol unit respond to the location.