Archive for July, 2011

Verlie Hamm of Lincoln University

Verlie Hamm, 90, of Lincoln University, died Thursday, July 28, at her residence. She was the wife of Ezra “Bob” Hamm, who died in 1978, and with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in Prestonsburg, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Dewy and Martha Hamilton Hall. She was a nurse’s aide at Pocopson Home, West Chester, for many years before her retirement. ...

 
 

Bertha Mae Bye of Avondale

Bertha Mae Bye, 87, of Avondale, died Monday, July 25, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford. She was the wife of Fred A. Bye, Jr., who died in 2005, and with whom she share 64 years of marriage. Born in Clayton, she was the daughter of the William O. and Ida Mae Hurd Hart She was a homemaker, and she enjoyed baking, cooking, gardening and being with her family and ...

 

Mary Lou Perrone of Avondale

Mary Lou Perrone, 74, of Avondale, died July 26. She was the wife of Albert F. Perrone, who died in 1997, and with whom she shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Catherine McKinney Regener. Mary Lou was a machine operator at Springer’s Machine Shop in Avondale, retiring in 2003, after 15 years of service. She was ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 28

Teddy is a neutered male domestic short hair one year old cat that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. He came to us on April 26, because his owner was moving and could not take him along. Teddy is such a loveable teddy bear; he loves attention and if you walk by with out saying hello he will let you know. Teddy enjoys having his chin ...

 

U-CF school talks break down

Talks between Unionville-Chadds Ford School District teachers and the school board have broken down and some people are thinking about the possibility of a strike. “We’re growing frustrated…bargaining seems to be moving backwards,” said teachers’ union President Pat Clark. “Our best option is to get back to the table and get this thing worked out.” Members of the ...

 

Costco offers settlement proposal in Concord

Concord Township Planning Commission members were not sure what to do with what they heard, but they will prepare a memo for township supervisors regarding a settlement proposal offered by Costco. According to attorney Mark Kaplan, the discount club store wants to end litigation over Concord’s refusal to grant conditional use approval for the proposed store last ...

 

Pitts’ children’s hospital legislation approved by subcommittee

The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee approved U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts’ — R-16, of Cochranville — legislation to help train pediatricians. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1852, reauthorizes the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program to help keep well-trained doctors in the pipeline by maintaining existing hospital graduate medical ...

 

Police log July 28

• Pennsylvania State Police troopers are investigating the theft of a 2000 Ford Focus, PA tag number DSK0433. A report said the car was stolen while parked in a driveway on Hemlock Drive in Concord Township on July 25. It was taken sometime between 9:30 and 10:45 p.m. The keys were in the car, police said. Anyone with information is asked to call police at ...

 

Child Car seats

The Pennsylvania State Police would like to remind parents/caregivers who are transporting children in vehicles that Pennsylvania law requires that those under 4 years of age be securely fastened in an approved child passenger restraint seat. Children ages 4 to 8 must use a booster seat if they are no longer in a car seat. Also, children from age 8 up to age 18 must ...

 

Costco cometh? Maybe

Whether neighboring residents want it or not, a big box store will be built along Evergreen Drive in Concord Township. That’s a given according to the attorney representing the developer of the property. What store that will be is the, as yet, unanswered question. It appears at this point in time it will be a Costco store. That has many people excited. A passing ...

 

Bits & Pieces July 28

• Strong vocal harmony and solid instrumental arrangements make this traditional gospel and bluegrass band joyful, uplifting and just plain fun to hear, as evidenced by their strong following. The Rockdale Boys have been playing together as a group since 2003 and continue to improve their sound, write new songs, and delight their audience. For more information, visit ...