Archive for November 21st, 2013

Alfred Leone of Kennett Square

Alfred Leone, 85, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at his home.  He was the husband of the late Gladys Leardi Leone who died in 1997 and with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Perkasie, he was a son of the late Ernest and the late Susan (DelCiato) Leone. Alfred worked in the mushroom growing industry until the early 60s when he founded Leone ...

 
 

John D. Welder of Avondale

John D. Welder, 53, of Avondale, died Tuesday Nov. 19, at his home. He was the husband of Susan Seidman Welder, with whom he shared 16 years of marriage. Born in Upper Darby, he was the son of the late Paul Welder and June Reeves Welder of West Chester. John worked for Raymour And Flanigan in their Furniture Delivery division. He was a diehard Eagles fan, enjoyed ...

 

Gabriel R. Bolla of West Grove

Gabriel R. Bolla, 75, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Chester County Hospital. He was the husband of Yvonne “Bonnie” Meiskey Bolla, with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. Born in McAdoo, he was the son of the late Gabriel L. and Anna Salvanorich Bolla. Gabe was a Pennsylvania state trooper for 28 years, retiring in 1988.  After that he was the chief ...

 

Around Town Nov. 21

• It’s that time of year again when dollhouses, critters and O-gauge model railroads take over the Brandywine River Museum. The annual Brandywine Christmas begins Friday, Nov. 29 and runs through Jan. 5. The railroad display has more than 1,000 pieces with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track. In other parts of the museum, there will be dozens of rare antique ...

 

Jumping into fun and fitness at Sky Zone

Is fitness possible just by jumping up and down? Phil Stoops is banking on it. Stoops is the vice president of Sky Zone in Concord Township, the newest trampoline park franchise in the region. The 16,000 square foot bounce-a-rama opened its doors on Nov. 14 for kid-type fun even for adults. “Sky Zone is active fun,” Stoops said. It’s easy to see children reacting ...

 

Living History: Sanctuaries in a crowded landscape

Back in 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant had a good idea: preserve a beautiful tract of land forever as a national park. He called it Yellowstone. Over the past 140 years, hundreds of areas on the national, state and local level have become protected so we can experience the treasures of nature away from the noise and bustle of downtown congestion. Chester County has ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Jerry

Jerry is a sweet senior Bichon in search of a comfy home where he can enjoy his golden years. Jerry was originally found as a lost dog desperately in need of a good grooming and some TLC. Jerry has come a long way since then, and is now ready and waiting for a home with older kids and other animals. Jerry’s adoption fee has been reduced to $75, so now is the time to ...

 

Photo of the Week: Late Afternoon

Afternoon fades into early evening.

 

Sides rest in Stonebridge Mansion hearing

The five-month long zoning hearing between Chadds Ford Township and the owners of Stonebridge Mansion is over, at least for now. Both sides rested their cases at the conclusion of the Nov. 20 hearing session, but it could be until February before the Zoning Hearing Board announces its decision and it’s possible the loser will appeal that decision. Drew and Nicole ...

 

Report cards, contracts and farewells at U-CF

It was a mixed bag at the November meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. Administrators gave a brief report card on district performance while outsourcing contracts were approved and members bid farewell to others leaving the board. The outsourcing contracts — to CCRES and CCS Technical Services — are for potential support staff vacancies, not for ...

 

Police log Nov. 21: DUIs, burglaries, retail thefts and residential burglary

• Few details were released, but Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating an Oct. 28 burglary on Webb Road in Chadds Ford Township. The theft took place at 4:33 p.m. There was no mention of what was taken or how entry was gained. • Esther Rose Votta, 20, of Pottstown, was charged with DUI on Nov. 16, according to a police report. ...