Archive for November, 2011

Sit, relax, talk

Was it a tease or something to which we should look forward? The “it” was the comment from Casey Lafferty, one of the owners of the strip mall in the village of Chadds Ford where there’s been an empty storefront ever since the Old Wooden Market and Deli closed. The comment was that he is actively looking for a deli or a coffee house to fill the vacancy. Good…for ...

 
 

Get Real: Winter Is Approaching

Autumn winds blow a chilly reminder that winter is fast approaching in our beautiful Brandywine Valley. Perform the following maintenance tips each fall to protect your property's value and prevent major repairs. Whether you are planning to sell your house next year, or in 20 years, regular maintenance is key to a quick sale. Roof, Gutters and Downspouts Rain, ice, ...

 

Mind Matters — Our Pets, Ourselves

Today, my husband and I buried our cat, Zula – our daughter’s cat, really. She lived with us for more than 18 years. No, her death is not as shattering as my mother’s was. Nor can it ever compare to the deaths of human loved ones such as children or a spouse of 60 years. Nevertheless, her passage for me is a momentous marker. She was, in my anthropomorphizing, the ...

 

Police log Dec. 1

• Troopers from PSP, Media, are investigating an alleged burglary in Concord Township. A $100 bill was reported stolen. According to police, the victim, of Sharpley Drive, said someone entered his home through a basement window and then took the money from his wallet. The report said the incident happened between 7:20 and 10:15 p.m. on Nov. 22. • Police are also ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Dec. 1

Bertha is an adult spayed female Beagle that is available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. Bertha was found as a stray dog and taken into a home for a short time but her finder was unable to keep her. She was brought to the shelter in the hopes of finding a forever home. Bertha appears to be approximately 7 years old but still has a lot of spunk and love to ...

 

Bits & Pieces Dec. 1

• Chadds Ford Township is getting ready to do some road improvements on Bullock Road. There will be a re-construction of the roadway foundation as well as repairs to a guide rail. A “significant amount of demolition will occur and a retaining wall will be constructed prior to rebuilding of the roadway and final paving. Homes between #77 and #127 on the north side of ...

 

30 years for Christmas in Miniature

It’s been 30 years since the Chadds Ford Gallery started Christmas in Miniature and this year’s annual exhibit is a homecoming for several artists — such as Rick Bollinger and Karl Kuerner — who displayed in that first event, but haven’t been back in a while. “It’s been a phenomenon that’s worked and we’re very pleased that it’s been popular all these years,” said ...

 

Coffee shop, deli still possible

A new deli and a coffee shop remain possibilities for the site of the former Old Wooden Market and Deli in Chadds Ford. Casey Lafferty — one of the new owners of the little strip mall in the village area of Chadds Ford that contains the US Post Office and Bryn Mawr Trust Bank — said he is negotiating with several businesses to lease the property. “That’s a big ...

 

William P. Chandler Sr. of Kennett Square

William P. Chandler Sr., 88, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He was the husband of Wilma Scott Chandler, who died in 1995, and with whom he shared more than 50 years of marriage. Born in Centerville, he was the son of the late Joseph H. and Dorothy E. Sweed Chandler . He lived in Kennett Square since 1947. Bill ...

 

Ben S. Cook of Kennett Square

Ben S. Cook, 82, of Kennett Square, died peacefully in his sleep from a cardiac arrest on Saturday, Nov. 26, at Kendal at Crosslands in Kennett Square. Mr. Cook was born on July 23, 1929 to Irving and Mary Cook of Avondale. He attended Avon Grove High School and Delaware Technical Community College. Ben spent all of his 82 years in Chester County. In his early years, ...

 

Guy W. Murdock of Kennett Square

Guy W. Murdock, 93, died Nov. 24, at Crosslands Continuing Care Retirement Center in Kennett Square following an extended illness. He was born on Jan. 14, 1918 in Dodgeville, N.Y., and lived in Greenwood, N.Y., Johnstown, PA., Ellicott City, Md., Newark Del., and Kennett Square. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Carnegie Technical ...