Archive for January, 2014

“Up Front” with the First State Ballet Theatre

Looking for an antidote to winter’s gloom?  First State Ballet Theatre—Delaware’s professional ballet company—has the just the ticket. On Friday and Saturday, February 7 and 8 in studio 1 of Wilmington’s Baby Grand Theater, FSBT presents its wildly popular “Up Front with FSBT.” “Up Front’s” one-hour performance of the most exciting and beautiful classical and ...

 
 

Peter S. Wells Joins First State Ballet Theatre’s Board

  First State Ballet Theater is delighted to announce the election of longtime Chadds Ford resident Peter Scoville Wells to the company’s board of directors. First State Ballet Theatre is Delaware’s professional ballet company and the resident ballet company at Wilmington’s Grand Opera House.  The company performs fully staged classical ballets, including major ...

 

“Angel of Victory” Exhibit open Delaware Art Museum

The Delaware Art Museum is pleased to present "Blessed are the Peacemakers": Violet Oakley's The Angel of Victory (1941), on view February 8 - May 25, 2014. Oakley's The Angel of Victory, originally painted for Brooklyn's Floyd Bennett Airfield and now in the Museum's permanent collections, was the first of her 25 wartime altarpieces, completed just two weeks ...

 

Double Gold for Galer Estate Vineyard

Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery was recently awarded two “Double Gold – Best in Appellation” designations from Appellation America in Napa California.  Galer Estate 2010 Cabernet Franc and 2012 Pinot Gris were evaluated by a blinded panel of professional wine evaluators who assess the wines for “the best wines defined by place, and the character of each appellation ...

 

Erasimo “Sonny” DiProspero of Kennett Square

Erasimo “Sonny” DiProspero, 78, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital.  He was  the husband of Grace McCormick DiProspero, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Toughkenamon, he was the son of the late Luigi DiProspero Sr. and Rose Fecondo DiProspero. Sonny  was a  mushroom grower for more than 20 years. After his ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Sanville must go

At the Unionville-Chadds Ford] School Board’s special meeting on Oct. 28, I asked four questions about students attending Unionville-Chadds Ford schools while they resided in their parent’s primary residence that was outside of our district’s boundaries. UCF Superintendent of Schools John Sanville stated in a letter to me dated Nov. 4, that he decided to treat my ...

 

Carmina M. Masciantonio of Kennett Square

Carmina M. Masciantonio, 82, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Jan. 24, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of the late Francesco S. Masciantonio who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Civitella Messer Raimondo, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Angelo and the late Lucia Masciantonio. Carmina grew up in ...

 

Yolanda A. Lawless of Kennett Square

Yolanda A. Lawless, 56, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Jan. 23, at her residence. Born in West Chester,, she was the daughter of Floyd Presnell of Mountain City, Tenn. , formerly of Chadds Ford, and the late Shirley Tipton Presnell. She enjoyed reading, was a big Elvis fan, and enjoyed being with her family and friends. In addition to her father, she is survived ...

 

Lois Gertrude Cahall Stover of Avondale

Lois Gertrude Cahall Stover, 80, of Avondale, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Riddle Hospital in Media. She was the wife of the late Earl Rommel Stover who died in 2012 and with whom she shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Chester, she was a daughter of the late Milton James and the late Lillian (Batty) Cahall. Lois was a member of Assumption BVM Church in West ...

 

Mark “Frog” R. Fidanza of Avondale

Mark “Frog” R. Fidanza, 86 of Avondale, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark.  He was the husband of Victoria Ranalli Fidanza, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Toughkenamon, he was the son of the late Luigi and the late Quintilia (Ciarrocco) Fidanza.  He served our country in the Army during WWII as an Italian translator. He ...

 

Popcorn Obsession opens in Painters Crossing

Chicken wings and pizza are great for Super Bowl Sunday, but Cindy and Benjamin Fox think popcorn should be part of the menu, too. They also think popcorn should be a staple for family video nights or any other occasion for that matter. The mother and son team owns and operates Popcorn Obsession, the new gourmet popcorn store between Ming Village and the Painters ...