Archive for April, 2014

Paradocx celebrates 10th anniversary

2014, Paradocx Vineyard, one of Southern Chester County’s award-winning family owned wineries, is celebrating 10 years of business with the Winery, 1833 Flint Hill Road. Landenberg PA. Traditional CSA – started 2010, First and foremost, winemaking begins with farming, one of the oldest professions in the world. In 2007, one third of the world's workers were employed ...

 
 

“The World is an Apple” at the Barnes Foundation

This summer, the Barnes Foundation premieres a landmark exhibition of still-life paintings by French post-impressionist Paul Cézanne (1839–1906). Ranging from early paintings to very late works, with themes ranging from apples and flowers to skulls, this select gathering of 21 paintings reappraises Cézanne’s monumental achievement in the genre. The exhibition draws ...

 

Roy W. Gibson of Oxford

Roy W. Gibson, 56, of Oxford, died Sunday, April 27, at his residence. He was the husband of Wendy Ann Smith Gibson. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of Doris Brundege Gibson of Lancaster, and the late Joseph Gibson. He was a manager at Homegoods, Inc., in Exton, for the past five years. Roy was a member of the Bible Presbyterian Church in Coatesville. He enjoyed ...

 

Margaret M. Trainer of West Grove

Margaret M. Trainer, 78, of West Grove, died Saturday, April 26, at the Pocopson Home. She was the wife of John A. Trainer who died in 1996, and with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. She was a bookkeeper for the City of Belen, NM. She attended St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Unionville, and was a member of the Oxford Senior Center. Mrs. Trainer enjoyed ...

 

Helen E. Gleason of New London

Helen E. Gleason, 90, of Dunedin, Fla., and New London Township, Pa., passed away peacefully at home on April 23. Helen had an inquisitive mind, an artistic talent and was always a positive thinker with an open heart, enabling her to make friends wherever she went. This, along with her community work was a testament of her concern for others.She made several lifelong ...

 

Louise O. Classen of Jennersville

Louise O. Classen, 85, of Jennersville, formerly of Casper, Wyo. died Thursday April 24, 2014 at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove, PA.  She was the wife of Edward C. Classen, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in New York, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John and the late Edith Jacquelin (Smith) Meyerkort. Prior to marriage, Louise was a ...

 

Catherine DeStefano D’Antonio of Kennett Square

Catherine DeStefano D'Antonio, 105, of Kennett Square, died Thursday April 23, at the Jenner's Pond Retirement community in West Grove.  She was the wife of the late Florindo D’Antonio who died in 1988. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Pietro and the late Concetta DeCrissi DeStefano. Catherine worked for her husband in the family business ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Ransford will be missed

This announcement e-mail to district parents stating that our Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal of seven years, Mark Ransford is ‘same day’ gone has left me shocked and saddened. As I think about the ways he has supported students, parents and teachers during his time at CFE, I’m grateful for the positive impact he’s made and I shall miss him. I enjoyed his ...

 

CFES principal retires unexpectedly; school board director announces resignation

***Update: A message sent to parents on April 24 said an interim principal has been named for Chadds Ford Elementary School. Tom Tobin starts Monday morning, April 28.*** Chadds Ford Elementary School Principal Mark Ransford retired unexpectedly effective immediately. His retirement was announced and voted on during the April 21 School Board meeting. District ...

 

Conservancy doubles down on tree planting

The Brandywine Conservancy and Museum of Art has been digging a lot of holes the past few years, 25,000 to be precise. And the folks there are planning to dig another 25,000. On April 19, the conservancy planted its 25,000th tree as part of a reforestation project along the Brandywine Creek Watershed. Volunteers planted 650 trees along the creek in Downingtown near ...

 

Around Town April 24

• It was “Ladybug, ladybug, fly away home” for preschoolers at Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford Township on April 22. In honor of Earth Day, the kids,with the help of teachers and staff, released an estimated 4,500 ladybugs into the environment. Amid the squeals and giggles were the occasional “eew,” but mostly the kids expressed joy and fascination. (See photos) ...