Archive for March, 2012

Mildred F. Miller of Kennett Square

Mildred F. Miller, 88, of Kennett Square, died Friday, March 23 at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Willard J. Miller, who died in 2008, and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Tommy Creek, W.VA., she was the daughter of the late David F. and Sara E. “Lizzie” Osborn. She was a machine operator at the Kennett Canning Company in ...

 
 

Gemma D. Cloud of Kennett Square

Gemma D. Cloud, 93, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, March 22, at Brandywine Senior Living in Kennett Square. She was the wife of George W. Cloud, Jr., who died in 1992, and with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Madison, Maine, she was the daughter of the late Sopino and Frances Gale DiNorscia. She was an administrative assistant at Roser & Einstein ...

 

War and Robert Bales

The case of Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is as disturbing as they come. It brings back memories of the Mei Lei massacre in Vietnam where a platoon of American soldiers burned down an entire Vietnamese village. In Sgt. Bales’ case, he and he alone walked off his post and went into a civilian village and killed16 innocent Afghans, men women and children. Some people are ...

 

Report: Open space makes cents

Members of the Pennsbury Land Trust learned that open space preservation makes both dollars and sense. The word came through a study performed for the GreenSpace Alliance and the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Patty Elkis, of DVRPC, said the 200,000 acres of protected open space in the five-county Philadelphia region has generated hundreds of millions ...

 

Sargio Joseph De Michiel

Sargio Joseph De Michiel, 83, died peacefully in his home surrounded by his loving family and wife Joan. He died on the first day of spring, a fitting parting, as it was a day of new beginnings. Raised in New York City, he proudly served our country as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp in occupied China at the end of World War II. While serving, he was a Golden ...

 

School board wants change in prevailing wage law

The Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board wants the state legislature to change the law for prevailing minimum wages. The current law requires a prevailing wage — set by the state — to be used on all construction jobs costing in excess of $25,000, a figure that hasn’t been changed since set 51 years ago. School Board Director Jeff Hellrung offered a resolution — based ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet March 22

Mickey is a 2-year-old domestic short-haired cat that was surrendered to the shelter in January because the other cat in the home did not like him – little did that kitty know that it was his loss! Mickey has the best of both personality traits in that he is playful as well as affectionate, and would enjoy cat naps in a lap after chasing his string toys. Mickey loves ...

 

In My Experience: Life Changes

Dear Jeanne-Marie It seems like everything is always changing and often in ways I did not expect. How can I get my life to be more constant? Signed, Wants Peace and Quiet Dear Wants Peace and Quiet, You can’t stop the natural flow of life. Signed, Jeanne-Marie In My Experience My daughter always liked board games. It started with Candyland and it went from there. ...

 

Free Your Space: Use It or Lose It

It can be a challenge to keep on top of our stock of supplies, especially those things that are used in the background of our busy lives. While we run to keep up with kids, new gadgetry and demanding jobs, we grab new products along the way, push the old stuff to the back and, before we know it, our cupboards are overflowing with “I-don’t-know-what.” Seasonal ...

 

Obama’s Iran policy commits him to war

Despite the alleged difference between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Iran, both embrace a position that logically commits them to war. If war is to be avoided, as Obama says he wishes, he will have to abandon his current stance. The difference between Obama and Netanyahu is more apparent than real. Both say Iran’s possession of a ...

 

Police Log March 22

• Jon Eren Olgun, 26, of Coatesville, was arrested for DUI and drug charges following a traffic stop at Route 202 and Dilworthtown Road on March 18. Olgun’s vehicle was stopped for traffic violations at 4:07 a.m., a police report said. The report went on to say that he was determined to be driving under the influence and that drugs were found on his person at the ...