Archive for October 19th, 2011

William (Bill) Richard Wilson of Chadds Ford

William( Bill) Richard Wilson, 46, of Chadds Ford, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Oct. 16. Born in Bryn Mawr, he was the son of the late Donald and Marjorie Harris Wilson. Bill was owner / operator of Chadds Ford Trades. His beloved sons, Christopher and Steven were his pride and joy. Bill loved spending time with them. He was fun loving, outgoing and always made ...

 
 

Aura Esperanza Huete Matute of Lancaster

Aura Esperanza Huete Matute, 62, of Lancaster, died Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Hospice of Lancaster County. She was the wife of Jesse Nering Huete, with whom she share 44 years of marriage. Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, she was the daughter of Edilia Matute Ponce of Lancaster, and the late Jose Matute Guifarro. Aura was a member of the Hispanic Presbyterian Church of ...

 

The Garden Path: Plan Now for Spring Bulbs

Bulbs are a wonderful thing. You bury the ugly little globs in the fall and in the spring gorgeous blooms burst forth, as if by magic. But now is the time to prepare for the show. There are a few things you can do to make your spring display a sensation. First, as with any garden, you should know your soil conditions (Penn State Extension offers soil tests that ...

 

Wall Street Couldn’t Have Done It Alone

The spreading Occupy Wall Street movement, despite a vague worldview and agenda, properly senses that something is dreadfully wrong in America. The protesters vent their anger at the big financial institutions in New York’s money district (as well as other big cities) for the housing and financial bubble, the resulting Great Recession, the virtual nonrecovery, the ...

 

School board declines reconfiguration study

There will be no elementary school reconfiguration study in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District this year. The school board deadlocked 4-4 during its Oct. 17 meeting on a vote that would have authorized the study. Directors Keith Knauss, Holly Manzone, Eileen Bushelow and Jeffrey Leiser voted for the study while, Timotha Trigg, Frank Murhpy, Corrine Sweeney ...

 

Trigg seeks ‘continuous improvement’

Timotha Trigg admits she must be a glutton for punishment. The statement was a joke about her seeking a third term on the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Since first being elected in 2003, Trigg, of Chadds Ford, has seen her share of controversy. There were two failed referenda on the high school renovation project, and a teachers’ contract. Halfway through her ...

 

Birmingham celebrates 325

It was a case of the third try being the charm. Twice before Birmingham Township had to reschedule its 325th anniversary celebration. The first date was Aug. 27, but that was the day Hurricane Irene hit the area. Another date in September had to be scrubbed because of scheduling conflicts. But despite high winds, Saturday, Oct. 15, was the day it finally came ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Oct. 20

Jolt is a spayed female American bulldog, pit bull mix that is currently available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She was brought to the shelter as a stray on Aug. 29; we are estimating her age to be between 4-5 years old. Jolt is a very sweet girl who thinks she is a lap dog. She loves attention and company of others; however she does not wish to share her ...

 

New exhibit for new look at Chadds Ford Gallery

There’s a major change at the Chadds Ford Gallery. No more does the gallery occupy two floors in its Barn Shop location. It now has five rooms on the ground floor. “We’re too old to go upstairs,” joked gallery owner Jackie Winther. “We had an opportunity to take over the downstairs and we went for it. It’s not a great economy and it was a hard decision, but I think ...

 

Police log Oct. 20

• Pennsylvania State Police were investigating a two-car accident on Parkerville Road, south of Willow Glen Road, in Pennsbury Township. Police said the Oct. 12 incident happened when the vehicle driven by James L. Ward, 72, of Parkesburg, inexplicably left the roadway, struck a utility pole, then bounced back onto the roadway and hit a car driven by 36-year-old ...

 

Friendly determination

Granted, it didn’t come off as originally planned, but the 325th anniversary celebration for Birmingham Township did finally happen. It’s easy to become jaded and cynical about events centering around history when pretty much everything around you relates to history and so many people claim to be the true caretakers of history. But, it’s good when people honor their ...