Archive for March, 2012

Video interview with Mary Page Evans

On view March 31 through July 15, 2012 at the Delaware Museum of Art, this exhibition highlights Evans’ vibrant depictions of nature and the human form while celebrating the artist’s distinguished career. Mary Page Evans works directly from nature, seeking to capture a specific landscape, figure, tree, or sky. Her vibrant paintings and drawings evoke particular ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet March 29

Dana is a sweet and spunky young adult pit bull mix that came to Chester County SPCA as a stray in the beginning of February. While she has been waiting for her forever home now for some time, it didn’t take long for Dana’s handlers to realize how special Dana really is – Dana can free herself from any cage she has been confined to while at the shelter. Dana escapes ...

 

Talent, timing and terroir come together to form a new industry in Pennsylvania

Eric Miller tells the story of how his father taught him the meaning of terroir when driving through the countryside of Burgundy, France.Derived the French word for land, terre, terroir means the combination of geography, soil and climate as relates to produce such as grapes. The word wine and the name Pennsylvania were seldom used in the same sentence 30 years ago. ...

 

Art sale shows community spirit

Kudos go to the Chadds Ford Elementary School PTO for another successful art show and sale at the school. This year’s event, held March 23 and 24, grossed $70,000 for the organization’s educational enrichment program. One third of the proceeds — after expenses — go to the PTO for educational enrichment and this makes two years in a row that the net has been $20,000. ...

 

Meehan visits Crozer Endoscopy Center at Brinton Lake

U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-7, visited the Crozer Endoscopy Center at Brinton Lake on March 26. Crozer-Keystone gastroenterologists, nurses and other staff members gave Meehan a tour of the new, state-of-the-art facility and discussed the latest diagnosis and treatment options for colorectal cancer and other GI conditions. The visit was particularly timely, as ...

 

Police log March 29

• State police from Troop J, Avondale, are investigating a burglary in Pennsbury Township on March 22. Sometime between 5 a.m. and 8 p.m., someone kicked in the front door at a home on Twin Turns Lane and rummaged through cabinets in a home office. The unknown suspect(s) rummaged through drawers in the dining room before hitting the master bedroom, where jewelry and ...

 

Bits & Pieces March 29

• During the annual meeting of the Pennsbury Townshwatch, incumbent board members Kevin Meloney, Jim Shugarts and Joe Evens were re-elected to new three-year terms. Pennsbury Townwatch has almost 450 members with 85 patrollers. It’s been in operation for 28 years. • Bus tours of the Kuerner Farm and the N.C. Wyeth Studio resume April 1 through the Brandywine River ...

 

Art sale continues to succeed

The Chadds Ford Elementary School PTO will be able to add an estimated $20,000 to its coffers courtesy of the 63rd annual Art Sale and Show held at the school March 23 and 24. Event co-chairperson Kathleen Vasko said the sale grossed $70,000 with 30 percent going to the PTO after expenses. The money goes toward educational enrichment programs and special assemblies. ...

 

Three new trustees join the Delaware Museum of Natural History

The Delaware Museum of Natural History recently announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees: John J. Kirby is Regional Audit Director for the Americas, serving North, Central, and South America, for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP of Wilmington, Delaware. Prior to his position with AstraZeneca, he was a senior manager in the Philadelphia ...

 

Mary Lou Shaw of West Grove

Mary Lou Shaw, 71, of West Grove, died Monday, March 26, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of John M. Shaw, Jr., with whom she shared 50 years of marriage. Born in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late Everett O. and Irene Johnson Binkley. Mrs. Shaw was the cafeteria manager at Avon Grove High School, West Grove, retiring in 2003, after ...

 

Dorothy H. L. Carroll of West Chester

Dorothy H.L. Carroll, 89, of West Chester, died peacefully in her home Saturday, March 24. Born and raised in Nyack, N.Y., Dorothy Carroll lived in her home, a former Quaker meetinghouse in Birmingham Township, ChesterCounty, for 63 years. She started her education in the public school in Nyack, then studied at Barnard College where she received a bachelor’s ...