Archive for May, 2010

Betty Lou Talamonti of Kennett Square

Betty Lou Talamonti, 63, of Kennett Square, died at her residence on Friday, May 28, after a battle with ALS. She was the wife of Tony Talamonti, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Fort Benning, Ga., she was the daughter of Betty Buffington Harkins of Kennett Square and the late George R. Harkins, Jr. Betty Lou was a member of St. Mary of the ...

 
 

Joseph F. Talley of Chadds Ford

Joseph F. Talley, 81, passed away May 2, at Manor Care in Wilmington. A native of Chadds Ford, he was the son of the late Joseph H. Talley and Ann Robinson Talley, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Anne. Joe loved bluegrass music and played the saxophone in Chris Sanderson’s band from age 12. He joined the Coast Guard after high school. After the ...

 

‘Mayhem and lawlessness’ in Pennsbury

Pennsbury Township residents expressed a series of concerns to supervisors last week that led one supervisor to wonder whether there was “mayhem and lawlessness” going on in the township. One group of residents wants the township to rectify a sewage problem while another groups wants supervisors to address criminal activity on Cossart Road. Cossart Road resident ...

 

Mushrooms is ‘like coming home’

For Meryle Voytilla, opening Mushrooms was “like coming home.” Mushrooms is a new café and coffee shop at Route 1 and Hickory Hill Road in Pennsbury Township, next to Brandywine River Antiques and across from the Pennsbury Inn. It’s the same location as the former Red Clay Café that Voytilla owned and operated in 2008. As the name implies, mushrooms are key to many ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Stan is a juvenile neutered male ferretthat is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA.He came to the shelter on April 27 because his owner did not want to care for him any longer. Stan is a very curious and outgoing guy who would make a great pet for a first time ferret owner. He has been around cats, dogs and children and enjoyed all of their ...

 

Historical Society goes from moo to choo choo

Last spring the Chadds Ford Historical Society opened an exhibit about dairy farming in the region. The society has followed up with an exhibit on railroads called “All Aboard for Chadds Ford.” The exhibit, in two rooms at the society’s Barn Visitors’ Center, features old photos, tools, lights, an old railroad telegraph key and a working model train. Sallie ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for May 27

 

Bits & Pieces for May 27

• Author Alan Hoffman will be discussing the book “Lafayette in America 1824 and 1825” based on Auguste Levasseurs’ journal published in 1829. The lecture will be 2 p.m., June 5 at the Brandywine Battlefield Park and is free, according to a press release. • Renowned artist Karl Kuerner of Chadds Ford is teaching a free art class at Freedom Village Brandywine ...

 

Police log for May 27

Pennsylvania State Police arrested two Delaware men after they allegedly burglarized a home on Harvey Road in Chadds Ford Township on May 26. According to a state police press release, Jeffrey Berry, 48, and Michael Edwards, 46, both of Wilmington, kicked in the rear door at the residence to gain entry. The homeowner was home at the time and ran to a neighbor’s ...

 

First person singular: Getting ‘Flyered’ up

Even people who aren’t sports fans are probably aware of the incredible run of the Philadelphia Flyers. Here’s a team that almost failed to make the playoffs at all, but are now going into the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Black Hawks. Some readers already know I grew up living and dying with the Phillies. Those were the days when Richie Ashburn and Robin ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Searching for Lafayette’s Gold …and truth

So much fiction has been written about the Marquis de Lafayette that it becomes difficult to know how to sort the wheat from the chaff. For years, historians at the Pennsylvania State Museum Commission interpreted the Gilpin House at Brandywine Battlefield Park as Lafayette’s Quarters, ignoring 18th century letters and diaries from the Gilpin family as well as ...