Archive for January 1st, 2014

Pearl L. Dunn of West Grove

Pearl L. Dunn, 77, of West Grove, died Tuesday Dec. 31, at the Chester County Hospital in West Chester. She was the wife of Raymond E. Dunn, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Shouns, Tenn., she was a daughter of the late Conley Willen and the late Bonnie Elliott Willen. Pearl loved blue grass music and trips to Delaware Park but most importantly she ...

 
 

Around Town Jan. 2

•  New Years Eve saw the first ever Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square. New York drops a ball while other places drop peaches or strawberries, so it’s natural for Kennett to drop a mushroom. The event took place at the intersection of State and Union streets. • Images of inspirational and patriotic events in American history, from Coronado’s 16th-century expedition ...

 

Photo of the Week: Flaming Clouds

Clouds and sun combine for a fiery late afternoon skyline.

 

Living History: Unionville, a quiet town, a storied past

If you’ve ever walked the streets of an unfamiliar town, wondering about the people who once lived there, you know the feeling. Strolling the back roads of Unionville, one senses the serenity of a small village on the fringe of a much more bustling part of Chester County. Even though it doesn’t get recognized or designated as an actual town on maps of the region and ...

 

Police Log Jan. 2: DUIs, drug arrests, thefts

• A Glen Mills resident was arrested for drug possession in the Springwater Plaza parking lot shortly after 2 a.m. on Dec. 28. Police said Sean Bramble had a controlled substance inside his white left shoe. • Police arrested Matthew Babcock Johnson, 33, of Honolulu, Hawaii, for DUI at a sobriety checkpoint along Route 202 at Springwater Plaza at 2 a.m. on Dec. 28. • ...

 

Chester County Historical Society receives a $750,000

The Chester County Historical Society will receive $750,000 from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, a commonwealth grant program for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic and historical improvement projects. Gov. Tom Corbett approved the project. The grant funds will be used to address the organization's most ...

 

Mind Matters: Reflections on family

Traveling with family for the holiday vacation, I went to Mass on the “Feast of the Holy Family.” The church, in San Luis Obispo, Calif., is one of the missions found by Padre Junipero Serra in the 1700s. Amidst this history, the priest brought us to the present moment through his own family roots. “Father Jim” described how as a boy, because one of his parents was ...

 

Get Real: Soup-up the laundry room

One of the most dreaded chores around the house is laundry. Maybe that’s why when selling a house, the laundry room is one of the most forgotten areas to get in shape. The machines are often dusty, with detergent dripping down the sides and lint and old socks on the floor. Yet it’s an area that doesn’t take too much time to clean and can really make a difference when ...