Archive for July, 2010

Sara “Sally” K. Sharp of Chadds Ford

Sara “Sally” K. Sharp,87, of Chadds Ford, died on July 29, at her home. She was the wife of the late Alvin G. Sharp, who died in 2005 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late Horace and Carrie Kipe. Sara graduated from Goldey Commercial College and worked at the DuPont Experimental Station, Wilmington as a ...

 
 

Donald (Don) Gerrity of Kennett Township

Donald (Don) Gerrity,63, of Kennett Township, formerly of Scranton, died Monday, July 26, surrounded by his family, after a brief illness. His loving heart and generous spirit will be greatly missed by the many lives he touched. Don enjoyed camping and fishing, spending time with family and friends, and listening to all types of music. His favorite time was Christmas ...

 

Marjorie E. White of Avondale

Marjorie E. White, 92, of Avondale, died Wednesday, July 28, at the Methodist County House, Wilmington. She was the wife of the late Harold L. White. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late William C. and Edna Griffin Becker. She earned her A.A.S. degree from the State University of New York at Delhi in 1939, a bachelor of science degree from the State ...

 

Wilbert (Wib) John Magers

Wilbert (Wib) John Magers, 84,died July 28, after a 7-year battle with multiple myeloma. He is preceded in death by son Steve and brother Alfonse. He is survived by his wife of 62 years Dorothy, daughter Emilie (husband Bill, children Ali and Ben), son Chris (daughter Hannah, wife Sandy and stepsons Bill and Stephen), and sister Patsy (Norma). He is also survived by ...

 

Mary Kot to chair Barrar’s re-election campaign

Chadds Ford Republican Party leader Mary Kot is the new chairman for the Steve Barrar re-election campaign. Barrar is the state representative for the 160th Legislative District in Pennsylvania. Barrar is seeking an eighth consecutive term in office. He will be challenged by Democrat Nick Digregory and, according to Kot, there is also an independent candidate in ...

 

Motorcycle accident results in hydroponic garden shop

Gardeners interested in hydroponics now have a new supply shop in the area and they owe it all to a motorcycle accident. Buds to Blooms Garden and Supply Co., specializing in organic and hydroponic gardening, opened its doors in June at Phillips Place on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township behind Spring Run Natural Foods. Owner Rob Chandler was a truck driver until ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Yuki and Yani are two neutered male black domestic short hair kittens that are available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. They came to the shelter when they were just a few weeks old and had to be placed into foster care until they were old enough to be adopted. They were raised in the perfect foster family and are very sweet and social kittens. They ...

 

Scenes from Around Town for July 29

 

Bits & Pieces for July 29

• Old Wooden Market & Deli has extended summer hours. The market is now open until 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. • BrandywineRadio.com goes classical. The Kennett Square-based Internet radio station changed its music format to all classical music Monday, July 26. The station will continue providing local news and sports coverage. (Full disclosure: ...

 

Be a wise news consumer

Let’s start with a quote from Thomas Jefferson: "If I had to choose between government without newspapers, and newspapers without government, I wouldn't hesitate to choose the latter." The third president of the United Sates was no anarchist. He believed in government, albeit, one with a limited role in the affairs of men. He also believed in a free press, a press ...

 

Police log for July 29

• A license plate was stolen from the car belonging to a 41-year-old Chadds Ford woman on either July 20 or 21, according to a state police press release. The release said the plate, number HGJ5313, was taken from a 2008 Subaru Forester at either the Thornton Park or the Concord Country Club. Anyone with information is asked to call the Pennsylvania State Police ...