Archive for April, 2013

Charleen Peirson Toliver of Cochranville

Charleen Peirson Toliver, 80, of Cochranville, died Monday, April 29 at her home. She was the wife of Herbert D. Toliver, with whom she shared 46 years of marriage. Born in New Garden Township, she was a daughter of the late Norwood and the late Marjorie (Ross) Peirson. Charleen was a human resources manager for DuPont Company, retiring in 1991. She was a ...

 
 

Sound Piece by Artist Michael Kiley at Kuerner Farm

May 13 through 24 Visitors to the Kuerner Farm from May 13 through May 24 will hear Kuerner Sounds, a pop-up experience by noted Philadelphia-based artist and composer Michael Kiley, as part of the guided tour of the historic property. A working farm located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Kuerner Farm served as a site of creative inspiration for artist Andrew ...

 

James B. White of West Grove

James B. White, 72, of West Grove, died Monday, April 29, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Sarann Dougherty White, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late William and Essie Eastburn White. Jim was a lab technician for the DuPont Co. in Wilmington, for 31 years, retiring in 1993. He was a ...

 

Amy Calvarese Beeman of Cochranville

Amy Calvarese Beeman, 60, of Cochranville, died Tuesday, April 23, at her residence. She was the wife of Jonathon M. Beeman, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Armando and Ruth Donnelly Calvarese. Amy was a very creative freelance artist. She has done fine art restorations on paintings, sculpture and ...

 

Farm fresh fast food from Farmers’ Road

The Beatles sang about the “Long and Winding Road” and the Hollies sang about a “Long Dark Road” that had “many a winding turn.” Now, Courtney Rozsas comes up with the Farmer’s Road Drive Thru, a restaurant that aims to please the palates of all, especially the locavores. The restaurant is in the Painters Crossing shopping center between T.G.I. Fridays and El Gran ...

 

Around Town April 25

• Chadds Ford Live celebrated four years of service during an open house for members of Neighbors in Business hosted by Mike Bullinger of Slim & Fit in Springwater Plaza. A dozen businesses were on hand as was mascot Griffin Bullinger who had his eyes on some people food. • The Chesco Pops will have two upcoming performances at the new Performing Arts Center at ...

 

Police log April 25: Attempted child abduction

• State police from the Avondale barracks reported an attempted child abduction on Route 41 in Avondale borough just after 3 p.m. on April 19. A report said a white, Hispanic male, average build, 5 feet 7 or 5 feet 8 inches tall, in his early 20s and wearing a black/gray stripe shirt and jeans grabbed the wrist of a 14-year-old girl who was walking home after getting ...

 

Photo of the Week: Pause

Chadds Ford Township resident Andy Bell, who posed for Andy Wyeth's "Stop," pauses by a tree along the Brandywine Creek near the Brandywine River Museum.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Robbie

Robbie is a young and fun-loving pooch who came to CCSPCA in November as a lost dog. We soon realized that Robbie had quite a unique and loving personality, but is also a high-energy pup in need of training and lots of exercise. CCSPCA staff and volunteers have been working on Robbie’s training but will need this to continue in his new home. Robbie gets along with ...

 

Testimony: Wegman’s traffic plan bad news

Traffic volume and how it could be affected by the proposed Wegman’s development were the topics of the April 25 hearing into the matter in Concord Township. Traffic engineer Andreas Heinrich testified on behalf of Glen Eagle Square, one of the entities opposing the development. He challenged findings previously presented by the applicant’s engineer. Under direct ...

 

Concord student wins research award

Schreyer Honors Scholar Labanya Mookerjee, a senior English major at Penn State Brandywine, was honored by the Eastern American Studies Association with the Francis Ryan Award. The honor is given annually to the undergraduate with the top research paper. Competition was fierce with numerous papers submitted from universities up and down the East Coast, such as ...