Archive for November, 2009

Kennett Symphony concert Saturday, Dec. 6:

A centennial tribute to the Boston Pops' favorite composer, Leroy Anderson, along with seasonal favorites by Bach, Handel and Respighi and festive Christmas Carols with an outstanding young tenor and the Kennett Symphony Children’s Chorus. Join us in your favorite holiday finery! This concert is offered in two formats:     * A "full length" evening ...

 
 

Erma Drucker Watterson of West Grove

Erma Drucker Watterson, 84, of West Grove, died Thursday Nov. 19, at the Life Care Center in West Chester. She was the wife of the late William F. Watterson, with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Lyndell, Pennsylvania she was a daughter of the late Dudley and Beulah Drucker. She enjoyed reading, crocheting and visiting with her family. She was a member ...

 

Longwood Gardens releases 2010 lineup of Continuing Education Classes.

New Floral Fun Classes, exclusive Back Door Tours, never-before offered Certificate courses and a look at native wildflowers are just a few of the inspiring, hands-on courses and interesting classes Longwood Gardens’ Continuing Education is offering in 2010. The complete Course Catalog of classes, lectures and workshops is available now at Longwood Gardens or by ...

 

Tranquilla Quaglia of Kennett Square

Tranquilla Quaglia,88 of Kennett Square, died Monday, Nov. 16, at Fair Acres in Lima.  She was the wife of the late Peter Quaglia, who died in 2006 and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Cleulis, Province of Udine, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Felice and Maria Primus Maieron. Mrs. Quaglia was a member of St. Patrick Church in Kennett ...

 

Adopt-a-pet

Iggy is a juvenile green iguana that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. Iggy was brought to the shelter because its owner did not like the gnats that were surrounding its cage at home. Iggy needs a care giver that understands iguanas and will have time to socialize with it. If you are able to provide that home, visit the Chester County SPCA ...

 

Christmas in Miniature opens Dec. 2

The Chadds Ford Gallery presents its 28th annual Christmas in Miniature exhibit opening Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1- 8:00 p.m. The exhibit will continue through Dec.1. Original framed art, created in miniature for Holiday gift giving, that are painted in different styles, subjects and medium by over 55 established and Award winning artists; the artwork is priced from ...

 

Taxes increase in Birmingham

Birmingham Township supervisors are advertising a 2010 budget that calls for a millage increase in township property taxes and a new Local Services tax. The LST is levied on individuals working within the township and who earn at least $12,000 from that employment. It’s assessed at  $1 per week for a maximum $52 per year per person affected. “We’re looking for ...

 

Holiday traditions continue at Brandywine River Museum

The big holiday wreath has been going up on the outer wall of the Brandywine River Museum since 1982 and Chadds Ford resident Jan Feltz has been one of the volunteers helping out from the beginning. “It’s fun. I love the people,” Feltz said of the other 53 volunteers assembling the wreath on Nov. 16. “And then to see it on the side of the building, it’s a ...

 

Beadscope celebrates first anniversary

It’s been a bumpy first year for Beadscope, but owner Rajeevi Subramanian remains positive and sees improved business for her store in Olde Ridge Village. There was the natural excitement of starting a new business, yet there was apprehension because of the economy. “We started out with a lot of fear because we started in an [economic] environment we knew was going ...

 

Beadscope celebrates first anniversary

It’s been a bumpy first year for Beadscope, but owner Rajeevi Subramanian remains positive and sees improved business for her store in Olde Ridge Village. There was the natural excitement of starting a new business, yet there was apprehension because of the economy. “We started out with a lot of fear because we started in an [economic] environment we knew was going ...

 

Coincidence or trial balloon?

Is it just a coincidence that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is now recommending that women wait until they're in their 50s before getting mammograms and, then, every two years? This new advice contradicts that of the American Cancer Society, advice the society has been giving for 20 years and continues to give despite the change in attitude from the ...