Archive for May, 2012

Jean Reid Dunphy of Cochranville

Jean Reid Dunphy of Cochranville, died on Tuesday, May 29, at her residence. She was the wife of Raymond J. Dunphy, who died in 1987 and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Bronxville, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late Richard B. and Margaret Halliday Neiley. Jean Dunphy was a prolific artist who especially enjoyed painting animal portraits and ...

 
 

Around Town May 31

• Brandywine Baptist Church held its annual Memorial Day ceremony with an honor guard and Boy Scouts laying flowers at the graves of U.S. veterans. Assistant Scout Master Mark Dulik, from Troop 31, of Chadds Ford, spoke briefly on what it was like growing up as the son of an Annapolis graduate. His son, A.J. also, graduated from the Naval Academy and is now a U.S. ...

 

Museum holds annual antiques show

(Photo caption: George A. “Frolic” Weymouth, chairman of the board of the Brandywine Conservancy, checks out an antique dish during the annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum.) By Rich Schwartzman It’s been going strong for 41 years and the annual Brandywine River Museum Antiques Show is still going strong. Hundreds of people visited the museum for the ...

 

Photo of the Week May 31

Photo of the Week May 31

Photo caption: Canoes are lined up along the banks of the Brandywine Creek. The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer season with paddling activities — tubing, kayaking and canoeing — highlighting the recreational use of the Brandywine. (Photo by Rich Schwartzman)

 

Chadds Ford develops Emergency Preparedness Committee

By Rich Schwartzman A new committee, the Emergency Preparedness Committee, is inventing itself in Chadds Ford Township. The group, which meets quarterly, held its second meeting of the year on May 30. Members discussed group objectives as well as actions other township residents can take. The committee chairman is Bill Delaney. Chadds Ford Township Manager and ...

 

Police log May 31

Burglary; theft; DUIs; harassment • State police are investigating the theft of a kayak and oars from a home on Stabler Road east of Fairville Road in Pennsbury Township, a police report said. The incident happened on May 28 sometime between 12:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call the state police at 610-268-2022. • A residence on Ralph ...

 

State Republicans to introduce pension reforms

Press release State Senate Majority Whip Pat Browne, R-16, Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-9, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman, R-34, and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Mike Brubaker, R-36, will soon introduce legislation to change Pennsylvania’s pension system for government employees from a defined benefit plan to a defined ...

 

Friend reveals what’s behind the Millennium Trilogy

By Kayta Gajdos Re-investing in life for Eva Gabrielsson may be part of her journey through grief after the death of her life partner Stieg Larsson. As readers may recall, Stieg Larsson is the Swedish author of the Millennium Trilogy, whose books are known in this country as the “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Girl Who Played With Fire,” and “The Girl Who Kicked ...

 

Supreme Court erodes protections

The U.S. Supreme Court has made a number of head-scratching opinions over the years. It has ruled that farmers growing grain for their own use — where the product never leaves the farm — are engaged in interstate commerce. It has ruled that people growing their own medicinal marijuana — in states where such a practice is allowed by state law — are also restricted by ...

 

Gwendoyln Helen Stengard of Avondale

Gwendoyln Helen Stengard, 85, of Avondale, formerly of Dalton, Ga, died May 24,. Born in Ashby, Mass., she was the daughter of the late John Rajala and Saima Aho Rajala. Gwen enjoyed playing bridge and attending the theater. Her talents included creating artistic rugs, wall hangings, and tapestries by traditional rug hooking, a method of hand making rugs by pulling ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 31

Danny Boy is a lively young adult American bulldog mix that came to the CCSPCA in early March as an unwanted pet. Danny was in pretty rough shape when he came to the shelter, and it was obvious that he was on the streets for some time. He was emaciated and much in need of a cuddle, but thanks to the efforts of CCSPCA staff and volunteers, Danny’s spirits have been ...