Archive for April, 2016

Borough building bridge, not wall with Mexico

Moroleon President Jorge Ortiz Ortega (left), and Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick sign resolutions establishing a partnership between the two towns.

Kennett Square’s bilingual receptionist got a phone call some months ago that qualified as well beyond unusual: A government official from Mexico wanted to discuss a partnership with the borough. Denise Rodriguez said she did some quick research to determine that the caller was legitimate before sharing the message with Borough Manager Joseph Scalise and Mayor Matt ...

 
 

CFHS camps: Tea, bread, cheese and more

The Chadds Ford Historical Society is excited to announce two different summer camps this year, one a returning favorite and the other an inaugural offering. The American Girl™ Doll Camp will return for two sessions. Learn about history through the eyes of Kaya, Felicity, Josefina and Addy. Camp activities include sewing, weaving, woodworking, cooking, dress-up, ...

 

Pink Ribbon Program targets language barrier

For the 14th consecutive year, the Christiana Care Health System received a $90,000 grant from the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia to fund its Pink Ribbon Program, a free service pairing patients with bilingual navigators to improve access to mammography screenings. The program, which is run by Christiana Care’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, ...

 

Maria Sandoval Garcia of Kennett Square

Maria Sandoval Garcia, 66, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, April 28, at her residence. She was the wife of Abel Romero Romero. Born in Acambaro, GTO, Mexico, she was the daughter of the late Candelario Sandoval and Clara Garcia. Maria was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking, gardening and sewing. She was a member of St. Rocco’s Catholic Church. In addition to her ...

 

Unionville rugby has clean sweep

Both the Girls and Boys Varsity Rugby teams had big wins on the home pitch this weekend.  The Girls Varsity played West Chester for the 2nd time this season and won convincingly to move to a league record of 3-1.  The Boys Varsity shutout the visiting team from State College High School to move to 2-2 in league play.  It was also Senior Day where the Unionville Rugby ...

 

Roadwork for week of April 30

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 30 through May 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 202 in both directions in West Goshen, East Whiteland and Tredyffrin townships ...

 

Longwood Fire Co. gets grant for equipment

Longwood Fire Company has announced that it received a $19,200 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to improve equipment. “We’ll use the grant to replace our gear extractor which cleans and decontaminates our personal protective equipment,” Chief A. J. McCarthy said in a press release. “We’re also adding a gear-drying system to the firehouse to allow a ...

 

‘Frolic’ carriage to lead Point-to-Point parade

For the first time in nearly four decades, the co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy will not lead the procession of elegant horse-drawn, antique carriages that will traverse Winterthur’s 38th Annual Pont-to-Point grounds on Sunday, May 8. But the indomitable spirit of George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, who died on Sunday, April 24, will dominate the event, Winterthur ...

 

Chesco seeking public’s aid to find homeless

Days after this past January’s blizzard, teams of volunteers fulfilled a federal mandate by canvassing affluent Chester County in search of residents who typically operate below the radar: the homeless. The initiative, called the Point in Time (PIT) Count, found that 682 people lacked permanent shelter on the evening of Jan. 27 into the early morning of Jan. 28, ...

 

Museum becomes magnet for ‘Frolic’ tributes

As tributes to the late co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art pour in from around the globe, the museum will open a special exhibition in memory of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, starting on Friday, April 29. A selection of landscapes and portraits by Weymouth, an acclaimed tempera artist who died on Sunday, April 24, will be displayed in half ...

 

CCHS mourns death of longtime librarian

The Chester County Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of Librarian Diane P. Rofini, 60, of Havertown, on April 18. She died from an intracerebral hemorrhage at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Librarian at CCHS since early 1997, Rofini’s cheerful and friendly manner in the reading room will be greatly missed. While at CCHS, her major accomplishment was ...