Archive for June 15th, 2011

Carroll Anthony Bulfaro McGoldrick, formerly of Oxford

Carroll Anthony Bulfaro McGoldrick, 75, of Rising Sun, Md., and formerly of Oxford, died June 14, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Del. He was the husband of Margaret Mary F. Reichart Bulfaro, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Marion Skomski Bulfaro. He attended the Church of the Sacred Heart in Oxford. ...

 
 

Kimberly Ann (Singer) Babiarz earns PhD

Kimberly Ann (Singer) Babiarz, a '97 graduate of Unionville High School and former Chadds Ford Township resident, was awarded her PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California Davis on June 9. Kimberly received her undergraduate degree from Penn State University, a graduate degree from University of San Francisco in '05 and has spent ...

 

Frank A. Ferranto Jr. of West Grove

Frank A. Ferranto Jr., 49, of West Grove, died Wednesday, June 15, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of Frank A. Ferranto Sr. of West Grove, and the late Glaydese Wallace Ferranto. Frank was a self-employed welder, who owned and operated Ferranto Welding in Landenberg. He was a member of the Italian American Club in ...

 

Change of heart may increase school taxes

Unionville Chadds Ford School Board President Timotha Trigg said during the June 13 school board meeting that she is personally inclined to change her vote on the 2011-12 school tax increase. “I am concerned capping the [Chester County resident] school tax increase at 0.99 percent does not provide sufficient revenue to meet all the needs the school district will face ...

 

Bits & Pieces June 16

• A correction has been made in last week's story regarding the Woodlawn Trustees property in Concord Township. The northern boundary of the property is Smithbridge Road. • PECO Energy will close Route 926 at its intersection with Route 52 in Pennsbury Township beginning Monday, June 20, from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. for gas main installation. Route 926 will be closed ...

 

Wyeth’s Farm Work: From Pole Beans to Polecats

Looking at Jamie Wyeth’s new exhibit “Farm Work” and comparing it to Andy Wyeth’s visions of farm life one is reminded of an old car commercial. To borrow from that TV ad, this is not his father’s exhibit. “Farm Work” covers a span of more than 60 years of Jamie Wyeth’s art. It includes a pencil sketch of a pumpkin he did at age 2 and runs up to new paintings done ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 16

Natasha is an adult spayed female dilute tortoiseshell domestic short hair cat who is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Natasha came to the shelter on Dec. 31, as a stray. She is currently our longest term resident by no fault of her own. Natasha is a sweet girl who loves to weave in and out of your legs while purring loudly. When you come ...

 

Farewell to the Fourth

People who don’t like constitutional constraints on government—especially those pesky Fourth Amendment guarantees against unreasonable searches and seizures—are likely smiling. First, a Supreme Court decision in May allows police to enter a private residence without a warrant if they claim they smelled marijuana or some other drug and feared that evidence would be ...

 

Police log June 16

• State police were called to investigate a case of criminal mischief at a chapel on Rocky Hill Road in Chadds Ford Township. A report said someone damaged the chapel by throwing rocks at—and inside—the chapel sometime between 1 and 9 a.m. on June 9. • Police are investigating the theft of $8,000 worth of equipment from a residence in Chadds Ford Township. According ...

 

Mind Matters:What matters most

Several summer moons ago, at People’s Light and Theatre, Kathryn Petersen, one of my favorite actors there, performed in a short play, “July 7, 1994.” She portrayed a physician in an inner city clinic hearing stories of suffering and offering what healing she could. Meanwhile, the whole world was transfixed on O.J. Simpson’s SUV lumbering along a freeway somewhere in ...