Archive for April 10th, 2014

Bertha Jane Butcher of West Grove

Bertha Jane Butcher, 93, of West Grove, died Tuesday, April 8, at the Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Born in Unionville, she was the daughter of the late George F. and Bertha Ricks Butcher. She worked as an assembler at Lasko Metals in West Chester, retiring in 1986, after 35 years of service. She was a member of the Galilee UAME Church in Avondale. Bertha ...

 
 

Planners deny recommendation for townhouses

K. Hovanian Homes’ plans for a townhouse development in Chadds Ford Township took a shot to the bow, but the developer is not giving up the ship. Members of the township Planning Commission voted April 9 to deny recommendations for Hovnanian’s request for a zoning change and text amendment so it could move closer to building 114 townhouses in an area currently zoned ...

 

A morning with the grandfather of social media

“Every person in this room has checked their e-mail more than once today and it’s not even 9 a.m. yet” began Randi Penfil, Chadds Ford Business Association board member and presenter for the association’s April breakfast meeting.  Penfil, a presenter for Constant Contact, shared with the association simple e-mail marketing strategies for success. Local business ...

 

New pizzeria opens in Concord

Ravanesi Pizzeria Napoletana is now open in Concord Township. The restaurant is at 790 Baltimore Pike between Merion's Produce Hut and the Concordville Inn. It's open Tuesday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. until they run out of dough. Owner Dave Ravanesi said the dough takes 30 hours to make before it's baked. It';s made fresh and nothing is carried over to the newt ...

 

Around Town April 10

• Photo above: Members of the Korean Martial Arts Academy of Kennett Square perform during state Rep. Stephen Barrar’s annual Health and Safety Fair held April 5 at the O’Donaghue Field House of the Brandywine Youth Club in Concord Township. During the event, Barrar gave check for $500 to the Garnet Valley Football team. The money will e used for the team’s weight ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: A giraffe in my room

There’s a giraffe in the corner of our living room. Honest. He stands 5 feet 9 inches, has a noble head, dreamy eyes, and his name is William. We even had a party to introduce him to our neighbors. I blame this situation on my 90-year-old mother. OK, hear me out. It actually started back in mid-February when we had the ice storm and the accompanying electrical ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Faze

Hello, my name is Faze and I’m an outgoing 3-year-old female American Staffordshire Tterrier mix. I have been in the care of the Chester County SPCA since October. Let me tell you, I am ready for a family of my own. I can’t believe I haven’t been adopted yet. When I see new faces, I have nothing but kisses and a wagging tail to offer. I hope you can keep up with me ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Back Barn

A hay bale in one of the barns at Springton Manor Farm in Glenmoore.

 

Tweaking the school budget

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board members, along with the administration, are still piecing together and fine tuning the proposed budget for the next school year. Hearings on the spending plan are scheduled for May 5-7, with a vote set for the June board meeting. Based on documents reviewed during the April 7 work session, the anticipated revenue from local and ...

 

Police Log April 10: Police chase; sheriff’s officers ripped off

• Chester residents John Lugo Jr., 25, and Juan Manuel Cruz Jr., 28, are accused of stealing a truck in Concord Township, and then driving around Delaware County before state police caught them in Upper Chichester. The 10-hour escapade happened on April 3 and the arrests may solve numerous thefts from vehicle incidents. According to police, a Dodge Ram 1500 was ...