Archive for March, 2011

Joan Anne Ciliberti of Chadds Ford

Joan Anne Ciliberti, 73, of Chadds Ford, died March 26 at the home she loved. She was born Oct. 6 in Wilkes Barre to the late James and Johanna Frail. Her family moved to Chester where she graduated from Chester High School in 1955. She married the late Ralph F. Ciliberti, Sr. in 1956 and they went on to have 6 children. She was employed by Colonial Meat Market in ...

 
 

Robert A. Powell Sr. of West Grove

Robert A. Powell Sr., 77, of West Grove, died Friday, March 25, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. He was the husband of W. Jean Adams Powell with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Archie K. and Anna Bennett Powell. Bob owned and operated Powell’s Used Cars and Tag Service, in Avondale for 45 years, ...

 

Bookwright cured his own dyslexia

Barry Moser metamorphosed from a celebrated artist to a storyteller this weekend at the Brandywine River Museum.Members of the Brandywine River Museum previewed the “Barry Moser, Bookwright” exhibit Friday night. After the exhibit opened to the public, Moser told his life story to a room full of people. The exhibit begins with a wood engraving “And the Sea Stopped ...

 

62nd Annual Art Show Chadds Ford Elementary

Proceeds from the 62nd Annual Art Show will generate more than half of the Chadds Ford Elementary School PTO budget that provides educational enrichment programs. Hiver McKnight, Kathleen Vasko and Kristen Goodman chaired this year’s event. Artists don’t pay a fee to display at the show, but 30 percent of every sale goes to the PTO, McKnight said. She said proceeds ...

 

Pennsbury Township officials detail work session for “settlement development plan”

Pennsbury Township Supervisors Wendell Fenton, Scotty Scottoline and Aaron McIntyre and township solicitor Tom Oeste discussed various aspects of the litigation settlement plan with township residents at the regularly scheduled March 23rd Supervisors meeting. After a lengthy discussion period, the supervisors agreed to continue discussion with township residents and ...

 

Adopt-A-Pet 3-24

Khloie is three year old spayed female Akita that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She was originally brought to the shelter because her owner was moving and could not take her. She was then adopted however on March 1; Khloie came back to the shelter. She was brought back because her owners had too much on their plate and couldn’t ...

 

Anthony Vincent Corkadel formerly of Avon Grove

Born in West Chester, PA, he was the son of William E. Corkadel, Sr. and Lena Scimemi Corkadel of West Grove, PA. Tony was employed for the past 5 years as an Area Supervisor for United Parcel Service in Philadelphia, PA. He was a 1989 graduate of Avon Grove High School and attended Delaware Community College. Tony was an avid Phillies fan, he enjoyed music , ...

 

Free Your Space: How’s your eyesight?

Are you near-sighted? Far-sighted? Color blind? How about clutter blind? That’s right - clutter blind. Clutter blindness is not something that can be fixed with a prescription for new glasses or Lasik surgery. As a matter of fact, clutter blindness is a recurring impairment. I first heard the term “clutter blind” in a conversation with good friend and fellow ...

 

Police log March 24

• Sometime between 8 p.m. on March 16, and noon, March 17 someone damaged a mailbox on Atwater Road in Chadds Ford Township, police said. No other details were available. • Someone broke seven windows and a patio door at a house under construction on Evergreen Place in Chadds Ford Township sometime between 5 p.m. on March 18 and 7 a.m. on March 19, policed said. No ...

 

School board wants conversation about ‘difficult challenges’

Unionville –Chadds Ford School Superintendent Sharon Parker said the district would soon announce the date for a Community Conversation meeting to discuss “the difficult challenges” facing the district in developing the 2011–2012 budget. Parker said there are challenges in several areas: Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget that would cut $1.1 million from ...

 

Birmingham moves on with anniversary plans

Birmingham Township is moving ahead with plans for its 325th anniversary. The only thing solidified, however, is the date, Aug. 27. Even the time frame has not yet been set. Greg Kurey, from the Recreation, Parks and Open Space Committee updated the supervisors on his group’s progress on developing the event. “I’m happy to report we’re making progress,” he said ...