Archive for April, 2011

Eleanor J. Gray Miller of Avondale

Eleanor J. Gray Miller, 83, of Avondale, died Saturday, April 23 after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Robert E. Miller Sr. She had two children but was Mom to the neighborhood. Her love continued as she became our Grammy. She was a strong and independent woman known for her love of reading and animals, her passion for gardening, fishing, and swimming, ...

 
 

Pennsbury Township meeting – Route 52 update

Longwood Route 52 Project Update Pennsbury Township Board of Supervisors April 20 meeting provided news on a major traffic headache. Kathleen Howley, Pennsbury Township Manager, said, “PennDOT recently advised Pennsbury Township that major construction work on the relocated Route 52 and Route 926 intersection has been pushed back to September.” Longwood Gardens ...

 

Adopt-A-Pet April 21

Dodger is young adult neutered male pit bull that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Dodger came to the shelter on January 8, as a stray, he is currently our longest term resident. He is a sweet energetic boy who is looking for an active household who will take him for long walks or even for a run. While in our care we have found out ...

 

Mind Matters —Two Vignettes

First Vignette A man walks out to the parking lot to drive home. He sees his car door ajar, then as he gets closer, he notices a woman in the driver’s seat. He approaches her and relates that this is his car she is sitting in. She insists that, no, in fact, it is her car and she is having trouble getting it started. Why, she has even called her husband and a garage ...

 

Freedom of speech stops at the border, inbound

There’s the case of Bryan Gonzales, a border guard with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Correction, former border guard. Mr. Gonzales was fired for expressing an opinion. In April 2009, the 26-year-old Gonzales told another agent that he thought legalizing drugs would end the prohibition-caused violence inMexico, where an estimated 35,000 people have been ...

 

Police Log April 21

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Avondale barracks recovered a stolen vehicle on Cossart Road in Pennsbury Township on April 15. No further information is being released because of an ongoing investigation. • A 17-year-old from Wilmington was charged following an April 12 accident on Fairville Road in Pennsbury Township. Police said the youth was driving too ...

 

Rep. Chris Ross: No Budging on State Budget Cuts

State Rep. Chris Ross, R-158, of East Marlborough, said there was no negotiation about the state budget total expenditures, but that this was a good time to relax regulations so that schools could get the best use of reduced funding this year. The Liaison and Communication Committee, chaired by Douglas B. Stirling, invited Ross to talk with Kennett Consolidated ...

 

Susan Penny Brown of Avondale

Susan Penny Brown, 49, of Avondale, died on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wilmington. A lifelong resident of Avondale, she was the wife of Mike Brown with whom she shared 25 years of marriage. In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Michael Brown; one daughter, Ashley Nicole Brown; one grandson, Alex Guzman; father, ...

 

Free Your Space: What to do with all that extra storage space

Do you ever have this problem: there’s just so much extra room in your closets and storage spaces that you just don’t know what to do with it all? Your clothes are swinging freely on their rods, one lonely sweater or hat on a shelf, the basement shelving looking just so bare... No, I didn’t think so. More likely than not you are either fighting the battle of trying ...

 

Walter John Mattson

WALTER JOHN MATTSON, age 78, of Landenberg, PA, passed away at his residence on Friday, April 15, 2011. He was the husband of Rhoda Gift Mattson, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Kemblesville, PA, he was the son of the late Walter and Lillian Galloway; Mattson. He was self-employed as a truck driver for over 50 years, retiring in 2010. After his ...

 

William Henry Harpe Jr. of West Grove

William Henry Harpe Jr., 51, of West Grove died Friday, April 15, 2011 at his residence. Born in West Chester, he was the son of William H. Harpe,Sr.and Annie GentryHarpe of West Grove. He wasa 1977 graduate of Avon Grove High School. He wasa stock person at Giant in Kennett Square, ,and prior to that he had worked at Tomm's Produce and Hatfield's. Hewasan avid ...