Archive for June, 2012

Wanda S. Kubicki of West Grove

Wanda S. Kubicki, 80, of West Grove, died Thursday, June 28, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was the wife of Robert F. Kubicki, who died in 2007 with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Wanda was born in Coatesville and was one of eight children of the late Paul Kornet and Anna Piwonski Kornet. She was a 45-year member of Assumption BVM Church in West ...

 
 

Pastor ends 24 years at Brandywine Baptist Church

As a boy, Bill Scott wanted to be a carpenter, but realized he didn’t have the skill. So, at age 12, he changed his mind and decided to become a preacher. That he did and, for the past 24 years, has been the pastor at Brandywine Baptist Church in Chadds Ford Township. Those days have come to an end, however. The Rev. William H. Scott led his final service at the ...

 

Artifacts returned, changes brewing at Brandywine Battlefield Park

The past three years have been tough for the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford Township and those who care about it. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission stopped operational funding in the summer of 2009, and, adding insult to injury, PHMC also took away most of the artifacts that had been on display in the Museum Room at the park. The good ...

 

Recorder pushing for veteran’s ID and discount

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick Loughery is looking to help U.S. military veterans in the county. Loughery is setting up a program in which vets can register their military separation papers — DD 214 — with his office in exchange for a veteran’s photo ID card. That card, he hopes, will get the veterans discounts at participating businesses. Loughery, the first ...

 

Police log June 28

• State police reported that a man identified by police as Michael Epp, 30, of Chadds Ford, was arrested for aggravated assault. The report said three troopers responded to a 10:29 a.m. call on June 24 to 109 Wilmington West Chester Pike where a man was threatening people with a knife. Two victims, both men in their 50s, identified the suspect and said he had ...

 

Around the Town June 28

• The Genuardi’s supermarket on Route 1 in the Marlborough Square shopping center was set to close 6 p.m. on June 28. A customer service employee said the store will reopen as a Giant on July 8. • Congratulations go out to GiggyBites in the Olde Ridge Village Shoppes. The store was named as offering the Best Pet Treats in the July issue of Main Line Today. • The ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 28

Looking for a fun-loving and energetic companion to complete a family? Kipper is a juvenile pit bull mix that came to CCSPCA in April after being found wandering as a stray. As she is deaf, Kipper will need a patient and willing owner to work on deaf dog training techniques with her. That being said, Kipper is a super smart girl that is eager to please. Kipper ...

 

Photo of the Week June 28

Hay, what’s up? What is summer in the country without mowed grass drying in the sun? Photo by Rich Schwartzman

 

Living History: The Underground Railroad, pathway to freedom

More than any other issue, the Civil War was fought to decide whether “the peculiar institution” known as slavery would continue to be the law of the land. Although having been in existence for centuries in many other countries — where even blacks owned other blacks as slaves — some brave citizens found the practice so abhorrent, they dedicated themselves to its ...

 

Free Your Space: Declare Your Independence

If you are an American who owns...well… anything, you are an American who knows the importance of the freedom that we are so very fortunate to enjoy. That being said, knowing it and enjoying it are two entirely different affairs. The protection of our way of life blesses us with great abundance. A trip to your local grocery or drug store is an easy glimpse into how ...

 

Formal education isn’t for everyone

With the passage of the 2012-2013 Unionville-Chadds Ford School District budget earlier this month, it’s natural to think about the nature of education in general and who should pay for it. One of the goals, if not the chief goal, of K-12 education is get the child ready for adult life, to be a literate, functioning and productive individual without being a drain on ...