Archive for May, 2013

Brian P. Brlansky of Avondale

Brian P. Brlansky, 20 of Avondale, died tragically on May 28, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Winterpark, Fla., he lived in Avondale for 20 years. Brian graduated from Avon Grove High School, class of 2011. He played all sports throughout his school years, not only with the school, but also with the church CYO. He enjoyed all sports and ...

 
 

Sestak helps kickoff Klein campaign

Rhona Klein kicked off her campaign for Chadds Ford supervisor with a fund-raiser plus meet and greet at her home on May 29. Among the roughly two-dozen attendees was former U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak who is looking to challenge U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey in the 2016 senatorial election. Klein will face Republican Frank Murphy in the November general election. One of the themes ...

 

Memorial Day tradition continues at Brandywine Baptist Church

Brandywine Baptist Church, on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township, kept its decades-long tradition Monday when it hosted the annual Memorial Day ceremony. The simple ceremony, with veterans and Boy Scouts serving as honor and color guards, includes placing flowers at the graves of U.S. military veterans in the church cemetery. This year’s speaker was Ray Coe, ...

 

Antiques and weathervanes at the BRM

Part of the Memorial Day weekend tradition in Chadds Ford is the annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum. More than 30 exhibitors displayed their wares over the weekend. They came from as far away as Michigan, Maine and Virginia. Many of the exhibitors have coming to the Antiques show for years. Ed Weissman, of Ed Weissman Antiques from Portsmouth, N.H., ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Benson

Benson is a sweet and cuddly young adult in search of a family to love. This happy-go-lucky dog was lost and came to CCSPCA in March. It was immediately apparent to staff and volunteers that Benson is a special boy. He has the right stuff to complete a family with kids and other animals, and he couldn’t be cuter! If you are able to provide Benson or any of our other ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rising heron

A blue heron lifts off over Lums Pond in Delaware.

 

Around Town May 30: Local girl ax up in Germany

• Chadds Ford’s Martha King took part in the Stihl Timbersports Competition in Hanover, Germany. King placed second in the May 9 event and is preparing for her next completion scheduled for June 29. Martha is doing a practical year of work in Germany in the agriculture industry, and trying to perfect her German. She is the daughter of Rob and Katharine King, who ...

 

Police log May 30: Fatal crash in Concord

• The 17-year-old driver of a 2002 Toyota Camry was pronounced dead at the scene of a two-car accident after he lost control of his car on a right hand curve on Smithbridge Road in Concord Township. A police report said he was traveling westbound when he crossed into the path of oncoming traffic and was struck on the front passenger side by a 2008 Land Rover LR2. ...

 

ChesCo gets perfect score in federal stockpile program

Chester County has received a perfect score of 100 on the 2013 Federal Technical Assistance Review (TAR).  The TAR is an annual assessment by the Centers for Disease Control supported by the PA Department of Health of the overall county Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) program. This represents the third consecutive year that Chester County has achieved a perfect ...

 

Random-Lee: Adult Education

When I was 16 I knew way way more than my mother. When I was 30, a young mother myself, I realized how much I owed my mom, who was always there when I needed her. To help pack and move, to cook and bake for special occasions, to babysit so we could get away and travel to exotic places. In my 40s and 50s, I thought I knew everything there was to know about my mother. ...

 

Evelyn C. Neff of Nottingham

Evelyn C. Neff, 79, of Nottingham, died Sunday, May 26 , at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of James L. Neff, who died in 1984, and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Ruby Robinson Crossan. She was the office manager for 17 years at Abernethy’s Auto Body in Avondale. After that ...