Archive for August, 2012

William G. Copeland, formerly of Pennsbury

William G. Copeland William G. Copeland, 86, died Sunday, Aug. 26,  at Seasons Hospice, Christiana Hospital. Bill was born in Philadelphia in 1926 and grew up in Southern New Jersey. He served in the US Navy, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he played football and was also a graduate of Wharton School of Business. Bill was Chairman and CEO of ...

 
 

Alfred W. Bush of Birmingham

Alfred W. Bush, 71 of West Chester, died Tuesday, Aug. 28, at he LifeCare Hospital of Chester County. He was the husband of Nancy Evans Bush with whom he shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Trenton, N.J., he was the only child of the late Alfred W. Bush, Sr. and Alice Clark Bush. Moving to Birmingham Township from Ohio 29 years ago, Al reveled in the beauty of the ...

 

National Park study includes Chadds Ford

More than 1,000 acres of land, including 220 in Chadds Ford Township, could be turned into a national park covering parts of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Delaware’s congressional delegation, a host of Delaware state government officials, local non–profit group officers and Jon Jarvis, U.S. National Parks Director held a public meeting to discuss options for the ...

 

Chadds Ford supervisors disagree on monument

Chadds Ford Township supervisors aren't unified over what to do about the Vietnam monument along Route 202. Supervisors Deborah Love and Keith Klaver are fully behind keeping it in Chadds Ford, but George Thorpe is not enthusiastic. The monument — situated on Hineman family property in the parking area of the former Sovereign Bank — was dedicated in November 1966 and ...

 

Increased museum and garden admissions offer hope for economic recovery

Visitors to Longwood Gardens this summer increased by 51 percent when compared to last year. According to Paul Redman, Longwood’s director, good weather and the Munro light show contributed to the successful summer. Longwood Gardens admitted its one-millionth visitor last week. Halsey Spruance, Director of Delaware Museum of Natural History, said that good weather ...

 

Police log: Aug. 30

• Doubet Jewelers in Olde Ridge Village was burglarized twice in three days. The store was hit on Aug. 24 and again on Aug. 26. The Aug. 26 security video shows a man wearing a ski mask and gloves kicking in the glass door of the shop. He was also wearing blue jeans and a blue, short-sleeved shirt. An estimated $3,000 worth of jewelry was taken during the second ...

 

PennDOT issuing free voter ID cards at licensing centers

Since the Pennsylvania Voter ID law was enacted in March, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has been working closely with the Department of State to ensure that every voter has the opportunity to obtain photo identification. Voters who lack verification documents necessary for a secure Pennsylvania Photo ID — non-driver’s license ID card — will be able to ...

 

Jousting demo part of Plantation Field events

A jousting demonstration will be part of the fifth annual three-day Plantation Field International Horse Trials and Country Fair running Sept. 21-23. “Plantation Field is offering something new for the family this year, a jousting demonstration during competition on Sunday,” said Denis Glaccum of Plantation Field’s executive committee. “Those doing the demonstration ...

 

Around Town Aug. 30

• An estimated 285 motorcyclists took part in the 12th annual MDA Run from Hannum’s Harley Davidson of Chadds Ford to the Conowingo Dam in Maryland on Sunday, Aug. 26. This year’s event raised $5,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Photo caption: Andy and Diane Bell of Chadds Ford take part in the run. (Photo by Rich Schwartzman) • The Chadds Ford Business ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 30

Bud the American bulldog came to the CCSPCA in April when his owners decided they weren’t able to handle a dog who was lacking in training and manners.  We quickly found out that, like many Bulldogs, Bud has a tremendous amount of energy and strength, but also that he is very intelligent and willing to learn.  After over five months at the shelter where he received ...

 

Photo for Aug. 30

Bees and grasshoppers