Archive for July, 2012

Patricia Gray of West Grove

Patricia Gray, 75, of West Grove, died Sunday, July 29, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Oscar R. and Anita Davis Burruss. She was a receptionist at various companies, retiring in 2002. Patricia was a member of the Kennett Square Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. She enjoyed doing puzzles, dancing, ...

 
 

Dennis Edward Haggerty of West Chester

Dennis Edward Haggerty, 65, of West Chester, died on Tuesday, July 24, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward D. Haggerty Jr. and the late Elizabeth Casserly Haggerty. He was the companion of Corrine "Suzie" Pertz of West Chester. Dennis worked as an art teacher at the West Chester Friends School for 39 ...

 

Aerial yoga lands in Chadds Ford

A new yoga studio has brought to Chadds Ford, what some consider, a better way of hanging around the gym. Transcend Wellness and Yoga offers aerial yoga, a form of the practice where people stretch and exercise while suspended from, and in, a silky hammock-like device, a soft fabric trapeze that hangs from the ceiling like a swing or a large elongated U. The yoga ...

 

Sanderson board praises founding curator

The Chris Sanderson Museum Board of Directors celebrated the museum’s 45th anniversary last week and members spent time praising Tommy Thompson, the museum’s founding curator. The board held a members-only party on July 20 during which author Gene Pisasale presented Thompson with the book Pisasale wrote about him. Sanderson (1882-1966), an eccentric Chadds Ford icon ...

 

Police log July 26

  • State police are investigating a case of criminal mischief at Brandywine Battlefield Park. A police report said someone spray-painted the word “VAILE” on two dumpsters at the park sometime between 4 p.m. on July 14 and 8 p.m. on July 15. • A motorcyclist reported minor injuries after a car/motorcycle accident on Ridge Road in Chadds Ford Township on July ...

 

Around Town July 26

• Pagano’s changes hands Pagano’s Villaggio Italiano is changing ownership. Chef Anthony Stella is taking over from the Pagano family, but the deli in Olde Ridge Village will keep the same name it’s had since opening in 2003. A press release said Stela plans to introduce new items, services and ideas. • More Wyeth Tours The Brandywine River Museum has added eight ...

 

Photo of the Week July 26

The old hydroelectric mill in Pennsbury Township is nestled in deep summer foliage. The mill was built in 1919, but was obsolete by 1930. (Photo by Rich Schwartzman)

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 26

Meet Arnie – the Chester County SPCA’s pig.  Arnie came to the shelter because his owner was no longer able to care for him.  Arnie is a very friendly and easy going pig. He is about 1 1/2 years old and likes to spend his time outside in day and back in the house in the evening. He is even crate trained.  Arnie has a lot of spunk and would love to come home with ...

 

Victoria Wyeth gets splattered to support kid’s art

Victoria Wyeth, the only grandchild of iconic artist Andrew Wyeth got splattered at the Center for the Creative Arts (CCArts) last week in Yorklyn to raise money for arts education scholarships for children. Wyeth jumped into the action at CCArts with fourth-sixth graders to create splatter painted works in the style of Jackson Pollock. The art class, Mad Science, ...

 

Living History: Historic inns and taverns of Chester County

 “No man can be a patriot on an empty stomach.”--William Cowper Brann (1855- 1898) Pennsylvania taverns hold an important place in the founding of our country, with establishments like Philadelphia’s City Tavern serving George Washington at a party before his inauguration. Chester County has a rich culinary heritage dating back to before the Revolutionary War. ...

 

Free Your Space: If I had a hammer

Oh, the number of projects promised to these summer months with a countless string of good intentions all loosely attached by a sticky note marked, “TO DO (as soon as I find my tools).” We have been buoyed through the busy-ness of the school year, keeping pace with work, school and extra-curricular schedules, by the knowledge that summer will come. There will be a ...