Archive for January 8th, 2014

Nancy Lou Sheppard Griffith of West Grove

Nancy Lou Sheppard Griffith, 83, of West Grove, formerly of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was the wife of the late Charles G. Griffith Jr. who died in 1986 and with whom she shared 34 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and the late Mary (Richardson) Sheppard. ...

 
 

New supervisor floats controversial proposals

Chadds Ford Township’s brand new Supervisor Frank Murphy wound up advocating a plan objected to by a longstanding supervisor. And he has another proposal in the wings. Judge Linda Cartisano conducted the swearing in ceremony during the Jan. 6 organization meeting. Murphy’s wife, Anna Marie, held the bible and his daughters were in the audience as Murphy swore to ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet for Jan. 9: Ruthie

Meet Ruthie. Ruthie is a Chihuahua mix, 8-10 years old. She was brought in as a stray and is looking for her forever home. Please visit us on our site at www.ccspca.org

 

Photo of the Week: Trickling Through Rocks

Despite the ice, some water still trickles through the rocks along the Brandywine Creek beneath Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Boards and councils reorganize for 2014

• John Conklin and Bill Kirkpatrick were again elected as chairman and vice chairman of the Birmingham Township Board of Supervisors. • In Pennsbury Township, Charles “Scotty” Scottoline and Wendell Fenton were also renamed as chair and vice chair. • Concord Township supervisors Dominic Pileggi and John Gillespie were also re-appointed chairman and vice chairman. • ...

 

Police Log Jan. 9: Missing boy found; truck stolen

• Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks, found a missing 15-year-old boy on the ground at Concord Country Club. The youth was suffering from hypothermia and early stages of frostbite to his feet. According to a report, the youth was intoxicated when he walked out of a movie at the AMC Theater in Painters Crossing at 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. The ...

 

Around Town Jan. 9

• Punk’d Pineapple, a soft serve ice cream shop is holding a grand opening in the Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square on Friday, Jan. 10. From noon to 9 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 11, the Juggling Hoffmans will perform at 12:30 p.m. Themed toppings are being offered. “Ode to the Pineapple” with macadamia nuts, toasted coconut, chocolate sauce, vanilla cashews are ...

 

Troop 93’s John Stookey honored as Eagle Scout

John Stookey of Chadds Ford was awarded Scouting’s highest rank, the Eagle Scout award, at the Troop 93 Court of Honor held at Westminster Presbyterian Church on Jan. 4.  Scoutmaster Tim Jaques made the award. Achieving the Eagle rank caps Stookey’s scouting career, which he began as a Tiger Cub in Chadds Ford Pack 31 in 2004. In 2009, he was awarded the Arrow of ...

 

Dean’s List students

• Brenda Biesenthal and Peter Brookes, of Chadds Ford, were named to the fall semester 2013 at Widener University in Chester.  Biesenthal is a senior with a political science major and Brookes is a sophomore biology major. • Alex Schwendeman, of Chadds Ford, has been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania's Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester. • Alicia ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: The inside story

According to American Medical Association statistics, 50 percent of adults have not had a procedure that takes 15 minutes, is 100 percent painless and can save you from the second leading cancer killer in the world. I had it at the Fern Hill Medical Campus in West Chester on Monday, Jan. 6, and it was a breeze. It’s a five-syllable word with the accent on the third. ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Reflections of Chadds Ford past

It’s early December 2013 and another year draws to a close here in Chadds Ford Township. I’m attending what is probably my sixth or seventh Board of Supervisors meeting this year and I’m prepared for business as usual. That’s the way it goes through most of the evening but this secession is, at last, a little different. It’s easy to think of our newly elected ...