Archive for November, 2011

Irma Victoria Censurato of Kennett Square

Irma Victoria Censurato, 81, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Nov. 25, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Guido Censurato who died in 2007, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Enrico and Francesca DiEnno Avello. Irma was a Receptionist for 10 years at Divine Providence ...

 
 

In My Experience: Precious Moments

Dear Jeanne-Marie, My friend just adopted the most beautiful baby girl and I am curious about the baby's real mother. Is it wrong to ask questions? Signed, Curious Short answer: Dear Curious, The real mother is the one that just adopted the child. Anyone else is the birth parent. In my experience: As an adopting mom, I too have been asked this question. It ...

 

Bits & Pieces Nov. 24

• U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts, R-16, will hold a town hall meeting Monday, Nov. 28, at the Farm and Home Center, 1383 Arcadia Road in Lancaster, from 7– 8:30 p.m. Pitts will discuss his legislative plan to encourage job growth and also will listen to concerns about all issues impacting the 16th District. In a statement, he said he wants constituents to know what solutions ...

 

Police log Nov. 24

• State police reported that sometime during the weekend of Nov. 13-14, someone stole a generator from a driveway in the 800 block of Northbrook Road in Pocopson Township. No other information was available. • One man received minor injuries after a deer crossing Route 1 forced a motorist to brake hard, which led to a rear-ender accident near Chadds Ford Elementary ...

 

Private property saved the Pilgrims

The traditional story about how the pilgrims shared their bountiful harvest is pretty much a collectivist’s fairy tale, a fable that distorts the truth. The first few years the pilgrims almost died out due to starvation. They would have except for two things. First the Indians shared food to keep them alive. Second, they made some changes to their compact. The ...

 

George J. Vargo Jr. of Avondale

George J. Vargo Jr., 55, of Avondale, died Sunday, Nov. 20, at his home. He was the husband of Susan E. Renner Vargo. Born in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late George J. and the late Lois (Samer) Vargo Sr. George was a certified health physicist for the state Dept. of Environmental Protection. George developed an interest in health physics during his high ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 24

Buttershine is a beautiful, young spayed female cat available for adoption at the Chester County SPCA. She came to the shelter in the beginning of August as a juvenile stray in the search for a loving, indoor home. Buttershine was then placed in a CCSPCA foster home for some time so that she could receive additional socialization and learn how to be a member of a ...

 

U-CF students continue with high achievement

The Nov. 21, School board Meeting featured a glowing report on Unionville – Chadds Ford 2010 – 2011 Pennsylvania academic achievement test scores. Kenneth Batchelor, Assistant to the superintendentand John Nolan, director of elementary educationpresented the test results provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Pennsylvania System of School ...

 

No tax increase in Birmingham

Birmingham Township supervisors will vote Dec. 19 on a 2012 budget, a budget that keeps taxes where they are. The board voted Nov. 21 to advertise the spending plan and set the date for the vote. The budget anticipates revenues of $1,806,000 and expenses of $1,339,000. There is also more than $575,000 being carried over into next year. In addition to no increase in ...

 

Kennett Knights Win ‘Tournament of Terror’

The 10-year-old Kennett Knights baseball team won the first-ever “Halloween Tournament of Terror.” The Knights, all of whom are students in the Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford School Districts, defeated Avon Grove Bulldogs on tiebreakers in the rain-shortened tourney. Other teams participating were: Avon Grove Bulldogs 2, Downingtown Devils, Game ...

 

Free Your Space: A tisket, a tasket…

Once again, it is the season for giving. Not long after we swallow the last bite of turkey and cranberry jelly we will be asking for the children’s sizes, picking names for gift swaps and reviewing lists of relatives, friends, colleagues and service providers who we would like to acknowledge. Food, wine and spa catalogues that sport gift baskets of various types and ...