Archive for January 18th, 2011

Adopt-a-Pet

Ryan is an adult neutered male orange tabby domestic short hair cat who is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Ryan came to the shelter with seven other cats on Dec. 13, because their owner passed away. He is a very sweet guy who is a little shy at first but give him a minute or two and he will melt your heart. Ryan gets along with other cats ...

 
 

The Garden Path: Winter Threats to the Garden

Top 10 Winter Threats to the Garden 1. Severe Cold Climate change doesn’t just mean warming; it means weather extremes. An unusually mild winter might easily be followed by a winter with record lows. Gardening zones were created to provide a guideline for whether a particular plant will survive in the intended area. But when the weather doesn’t comply with these ...

 

Changes to Route 926 Bridge project concerns supervisors

A sudden change to the plans for the Route 926 Bridge over the Brandywine has Birmingham Township supervisors concerned. They fear the changes will mean the bridge will still be unusable when the creek floods, even after the rebuild. The bridge is the main artery between Birmingham and Pocopson townships and to and from Pocopson Elementary School. Birmingham ...

 

Phillies coach talks baseball in Kennett

A month before pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Kennett area baseball fans got their first harbinger of spring. It was the Kennett Old Timers Baseball Hall of Fame Banquet with guest speaker Greg Gross, the hitting coach for the Philadelphia Phillies. Gross said the acquisition of pitcher Cliff Lee makes the team’s starting rotation one of the best ...

 

Anna DiCristofaro of West Grove

Anna DiCristofaro, 84, a lifelong resident of West Grove, died Sunday, Jan.16 at Brandywine Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilmington. Born in West Grove, she was the daughter of the late Frank Z. and Rosina Indiano DiCristofaro. A member of Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in West Grove, she loved St.Mary’s Catholic School and the old church. She ...

 

Mary Leto of Kennett Township

Mary Leto, 97, a long-time resident of Kennett Township, died peacefully at Jenner’s Pond Skilled Nursing Unit on Monday, Jan. 17. Mary was born in Wilmington, to the late Oreste Leto, Sr., and Jennie Sicco Leto. In 1921 Mary and the family moved to Barton Farm, in Kennett Square and four years later moved to the farm in Kennett Township were she currently resided. ...