Archive for September, 2013

Letter to the Editor: Open letter to the Board of Supervisors

I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for their recent statements as reported in Chadds Ford Live indicating that the implementation of the proposed Loop Road Overlay District is being delayed while traffic and other impact studies are completed.  As you know I have raised a number of issues and concerns about the Loop Road Overlay District at public meetings and ...

 
 

Letter to the Editor: Salvucci and O’Donohue favor open space

Beaver Valley Conservancy applauds the recent announcements by Concord Board of Supervisors Member Elizabeth Salvucci that she intends to oppose the rezoning of the Woodlawn lands in Beaver Valley adjacent to the National Monument, and by Board of Supervisors Member Kevin O’Donohue that he would support the acquisition and preservation in their entirety of these ...

 

Longwood sunflowers

  These are a few of my images of the breathtaking field of sunflowers serenading the sun at Longwood Gardens off of Baltimore Pike. A true symbol fall has arrived!                 Submitted by Jennifer Madonna Glen Mills  

 

Paul Scarborough’s: “Scarborough Fair – Four Seasons”

An Art Exhibit Featuring His Latest Works Chadds Ford Gallery proudly presents the return of “Scarborough Fair – Four Seasons”, a presentation of recent works of art by artist Paul Scarborough.  The event opens Friday, October 11, 5:00pm to 8:00pm; the exhibit continues through Sunday, October 27.  Located at 1609 Baltimore Pike (Route 1, after the Brandywine ...

 

Spectacular show on a spectacular weekend

Once again Plantation Field International Horse trials in Unionville, put on a spectacular show this past weekend, graciously hosted by our friends Katie and Cuyler Walker, The committee couldn't have asked for a nicer weekend at one of the fall's biggest U.S. equestrian events. Equestrian Eventing (also known as horse trials) pits a single horse and rider ...

 

Chester County Observes National Mental Illness Awareness Week

October 6-12, 2013   National Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) has been recognized the first full week in October every year for more than two decades. The observance offers an opportunity for individuals and communities to learn more about this important topic, which affects approximately one in four Americans each year.  With mental health concerns in the news ...

 

Luis R. “Papo Louie” Cruz of West Grove

Luis R. “Papo Louie” Cruz, 54, of West Grove, died Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Anita “Janie” Anderson Cruz, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, he was the son of the late Victor Cruz Sr. and Maximina Soto, but was raised by his grandparents, the late Carmen and Andres Cruz. He ...

 

Warren M. Devonshire of West Grove

Warren M. Devonshire, 84, of West Grove, died Monday, Sept. 16, at his residence. He was the husband of Milania “Millie” Franceschine Devonshire, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Yorklyn, he was the son of the late William and Ella Carrigan Devonshire. Warren was a senior gardener at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, retiring in 1993, after 38 1/2  ...

 

Charmaine P. Brown, formerly of Kennett Square

Charmaine P. Brown, 84, of Williamsburg, Va., formerly of Kennett Square, died Monday, Sept. 16, at the Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center. She was the wife of Raymond L. Brown, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Grayson and Julia Kelly Patchell. She was a bookkeeper at Longwood gardens, ...

 

Fascinating documentary of the life of artist/adventurer Rockwell Kent

  Artist, architect and social activist Rockwell Kent is the subject of an acclaimed documentary to be screened at Brandywine River Museum on October 12 at 1 p.m. The film includes both historical and on-location footage of Kent's adventurous journeys, interspersed with his breathtaking works of art ...

 

How is a music conductor like a good chef?

Selecting musical works for a concert is like planning a meal according to Michael Hall. The pieces must have appeal and go together in the right sequence to produce a satisfying experience. Hall is auditioning for the position of Conductor for Kennett Symphony at the Season Opening Concert in West Chester Saturday September 21. Kennett Symphony is seeking a new ...