Archive for January 19th, 2011

William Horace Boyer of Kennett Square

William Horace Boyer, 87, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday Jan. 18, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Catherine Winters Boyer, with home he shared 67 years of marriage. Born in Hartly, Del. he was a son of the late Wesley J and Pearl H. Cooper Boyer. Horace worked at the DuPont Experimental Station in Greenville, retiring in 1983. He ...

 
 

Put up or shut up time for Republicans

The inauguration of Tom Corbett as Pennsylvania governor marks a new era for the state—or does it? During a Jan. 8 swearing in ceremony in Harrisburg, Gov. Corbett spoke of restoring integrity and financial discipline. He also talked about a new era of civility in the Keystone State. Financial responsibility? Integrity? Civility? Do those things sound familiar? They ...

 

U-CF labor negotiations and budget talks continue

There’s been no breakthrough in negotiations between the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District and the teachers’ association, but talks are continuing. Budget talks continue also. School Board Director Frank Murphy said, during the Jan. 18 school board meeting, that the board faces a difficult task in trying to balance the needs of the students, teachers and the ...

 

Police log for Jan. 20

• A two-vehicle accident in the northbound lanes of Route 1 near Brandywine Drive Tuesday morning injured at least two people. Rescue workers used the Jaws of Life to cut one person out of an overturned vehicle. No press release with details was available by press time. Traffic was backed up down to Ring Road. • Anthony Dambrossio Jr., 19, of Aston, was arrested for ...

 

Bits & Pieces for Jan. 20

• Pennsbury Township supervisors approved, in concept, an Eagle Scout project proposed by Connor McShane of Troop 31. The idea is for McShane to paint a mural to be installed in the Harris Meeting Room of the Pennsbury municipal building. The mural is based on the Pennsylvania Coat of Arms, but with the outline of the Township, the Brandywine Creek and a 13-star ...

 

Mind Matters: A Community of Kindness

In the aftermath of the tragedy of the mass shooting in Arizona, I attended a memorial service for a very kind man who died at the age of 82. Dementia and disease in his last years could not eradicate his smile, the twinkle in his eye, or a loving word. During the Quaker service (which also honored his Jewish roots) one of his relatives rose to speak of how her ...

 

Paint out Chadds Ford

The Chadds Ford Historical Society hosts its third Annual winter Plein Air event on Saturday, Feb. 5. After a day of painting in Chaddsford and the Brandywine Valley, 30 artists from four states return to the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Barn Visitors Center to frame and hang their paintings for a special exhibit and art sale. An exclusive preview party will be ...