Archive for December, 2010

Irene Poe of Kennett Square

Irene Poe, 90, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Dec. 31 at St. Francis Hospital in Wilmington. She was the wife of Fred W. Poe, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Ashe County, N. C., she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Rose Calhoun Carpenter. Mrs. Poe was a former nurse’s aide at Friends Home in Kennett Square. She was a member of the Kennett ...

 
 

Franklin R. Briley Jr. of Kennett Square

Franklin R. Briley Jr., 57, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Chester County Hospital. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of Patricia Lafferty Briley of Kennett Square, and the late Franklin R. Briley, Sr. He was a former employee of the Kennett Square Post Office. Frank enjoyed being with his family, especially his nieces and nephews. He also enjoyed ...

 

Duff retiring from Brandywine Conservancy and River Museum in 2011

It’s been a fruitful 37 years for Jim Duff. He became the first fulltime director of the Brandywine River Museum in February 1973 and the executive director of the Brandywine Conservancy three years later. He will retire from those positions by the end of 2011. During Duff’s tenure, the museum’s art collection has grown to more than 3,500 pieces and more than 43,000 ...

 

2010: Year in review

The year began and ended with stories about deer hunting to help control Lyme disease in Chadds Ford Township. • In January, Peter Jesson, who heads the Lyme disease task force for the Chadds Ford Civic Association, proposed a study to determine the size of the deer population and to suggest a controlled hunt to cull the herd. In November, Jesson and deer control ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet

Pernell is a 6-year-old spayed female Jack Russell Terrier that is available for adoption through the Chester County SPCA. Pernell was brought to the shelter in October because her previous owners were no longer able to keep her. A week after arriving at the shelter, Pernell gave birth to two puppies. She went right to work taking care of her puppies until they were ...

 

Police log Dec. 30

• State police from the Avondale barracks reported a case of criminal mischief in Pennsbury Township. Sometime between 8 p.m. on Dec. 23 and 11:30 a.m. on Dec. 24, someone broke the rear passenger window of a vehicle parked on Mount Vernon Place, police said. Nothing was reported stolen. The victim was a 72-year-old man from New Jersey. • Troopers from the Avondale ...

 

Guns, pot and liberty

While some politicians have sullied the meaning of the word “change,” there is change in the atmosphere and it is for the best. After years of attack by myriad anti-firearms laws, advocates of a person’s right to keep and bear arms were supported by the U.S. Supreme Court. In striking down a Chicago anti-gun law, the court ruled, in June, that the Second Amendment ...

 

Scenes from Around the Town Dec. 30

 

How do you get out of control panel?

 

Theodore H. Turpin of West Chester

Theodore H. Turpin,86, of West Chester, died Sunday, Dec. 26, at Brandywine Hall. He was the husband of Virginia Morris Turpin, who died in 1998, and with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Hurlock, Md., he was the son of the late Harry D. and Leora Jane Hubbard Turpin. He was a grounds keeper at the Coatesville VA Hospital, retiring in 1996 after 20 years ...

 

Ann Kafigian of Wallingford

Ann Kafigian,age 70, of Wallingford, died Monday, Dec. 27, at the Riddle Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Albert Paul Kafigian who died in 2009, and with whom she shared 36 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Cora Davis Winchester. Ann was the Director of Environmental Services at Kendal/Crosslands in Kennett ...