Archive for July 30th, 2009

Rebecca Hood Rabenold of West Grove

Rebecca Hood Rabenold, 91, of West Grove, died Thursday, July 30, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Donald M. Rabenold, who passed away in 2003, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Roland P. and Eliza “Annie” Norton Hood. She was a 1935 graduate of Avon Grove High School. She was ...

 
 

Fire wipes out home under construction

A lightening strike is one possible cause for a fire that destroyed a home under construction on Magnolia Way in the Estates of Chadds Ford, the Toll Bros. development off of Hillman Drive in Chadds Ford Township. There were no injuries reported. Firefighters from at least five different companies responded to the blaze that broke out during a thunderstorm at ...

 

Booth School grads remember Chris Sanderson

The day was decades in the making for a group of former students forever connected to Chadds Ford through the person of Chris Sanderson. Those former students—now adults—attended the Booth School in Rosemont, Pa., a school that closed down in 1977.  But from 1944 to 1966, Sanderson, a musician, amateur historian and longtime Chadds Ford resident, taught square ...

 

Fun fest, an event for all reasons

There was a little of something for everyone at Anson. B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square Saturday. The eighth annual Family Fun Fest featured a dog jumping contest, children’s identification fingerprinting, live music and a chance for kids to make some free-form art and more. Pam Carter, chairman of the Kennett Area Park Authority said the funfest got started when KAPA ...

 

Health care can’t be a right

Health care can’t be a right. Neither can education or food. But, why? Just what are rights? Most people would likely think of rights as entitlements or privileges. But, rights and privileges are entirely different things. Privileges are those actions stemming from permissions granted by those in authority. Rights come to us by the very nature of our existence as ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine

I just flew back from Louisiana from a visit with very dear friends in the small-town of New Iberia. Just find Lafayette on a map of southern Louisiana, go slightly to the southeast and there it is. From my first visit years ago, I have always felt welcomed and very much at home in their tradition of southern hospitality. New Iberia is situated on a noted waterway, ...

 

Police log July 30

Two juveniles, one reportedly from Chadds Ford, face a host of charges after they allegedly tried stealing cigars from the Wawa at routes 421 and 202. State police say the 15-yar-old from West Chester and the 14-year-old from Chadds Ford were seen attempting the theft on a store security camera. A check of their bags–in a car in which they had been riding–revealed ...