Archive for November, 2010

The Naked Winemaker:‘Tis the season to eat, drink & be merry

Now that the 2010 harvest is over – and what a magnificent vintage it was in the Brandywine Valley – I can go back to obsessing about wine and food, my favorite subject. Especially this time of year when thoughts turn to big family feasts for the upcoming holidays. Many people seem to get super stressed this time of year, but selecting the right wines to go with your ...

 
 

Free Your Space: Trim the tree and the clutter at the same time

The holidays can bring so much extra into the home: extra people, extra food, extra mail, extra décor… all sorts of extra stuff. Deciding beforehand how to handle all the excess is a way to set yourself up for easy-flowing and stress-free entertaining. Begin with cleaning. This is a great opportunity to really get down to the nitty-gritty! Start with your main ...

 

The Appraising Eye: Light up your room with art

Daylight savings has arrived and homes are in need of more light. With many different choices to illuminate interior spaces, the Tiffany lamp has always been a desirable addition to any living space. The name of these lamps originate with Louis Comfort Tiffany, the eldest son of Charles Louis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany’s, the renown silver and jewelry company. ...

 

The hunt should move forward

Damage to human health and property is a valid reason for the proposed managed deer hunt in Chadds Ford Township. Deer are the major vector for the adult ticks that cause Lyme and other debilitating diseases. During the rut, they scamper and dart across roadways causing accidents that result in their own death as well as damage to cars and the calm of the motorists. ...

 

Police log for Nov. 25

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Media barracks arrested three Delaware men after the trio was found to be in possession of property stolen during a home invasion robbery in Chester County. All three—Anthony Rojas, 21, of New Castle, Andrew Bingham, 25, of New Castle, and Christopher Brown, 28, of Wilmington—were charged with receiving stolen property, identity ...

 

Anna M. Masten of Kennett Square

Anna M. Masten, 84, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Nov. 23 at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. She was the wife of the late Lawrence P. Masten who passed away in 1994 and with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Anna Sullivan Waldron. She was a graduate of Notre Dame Girls High School in Morton. A ...

 

James “Jim” Levi Aiken

James “Jim” Levi Aiken, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 21, at his daughter and son-in-laws’ home in Kennett Square. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and cousin. Jim was born in Kennett Square on Sept. 11, 1919 the youngest of five children of the late Robert and Sarah “Sadie” Sill Aiken. A 1937 graduate of Kennett High School, ...

 

Regina Marie Moran, of Kennett Square

Regina Marie Moran, 66, of Kennett Square, died Nov. 21, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in Wilmington, Del., she was the daughter of the late Joseph P. Moran and Frances Kelleher Moran. Regina was a crane operator at Lukens Steel in Coatesville for 30 years, retiring in 2004. After Lukens, she was a school bus driver for the Unionville Chadds Ford ...

 

William C. Cox of Kennett Square

William C. Cox, 61, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Beatrice McNamee Cox, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Charles E. Paxson and Jennie C. Cox. He was a truck driver for Growmark FS in Cochranville. Bill enjoyed ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Jack is an older adult neutered male Labrador retriever/collie mix who is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Jack’s owners were no longer able to afford to care for Jack and his younger brother, Beamus. Beamus has been adopted; however, Jack is still looking for his forever home. Jack is calm and friendly. He is most comfortable around other ...

 

Pennsbury honors Hauser

Pennsbury Township honored the late Susan Hauser during the Nov. 17 supervisors meeting by naming her the first recipient of a new Distinguished Service Award. Hauser died in 2009. Supervisors’ Chairman Wendell Fenton showed a plaque with her name that will be displayed in the township building. Bill Hauser, Susan’s husband, was on hand for the presentation. He said ...