Archive for July, 2014

Chadds Ford girl strikes gold, digs bones

When Chadds Ford Elementary School students play the games at this year’s Fall Festival, they might want to thank Jessica Oehler. An entering senior at Unionville High School, Oehler earned her Girl Scout Gold Award by renovating several of the games the kids play at the school and also designed a new ring toss game. She’ll receive her award officially in April. She ...

 
 

Living History: Raise a toast to summer

Chester County has been the home for three signers of the Declaration of Independence, witnessed the largest land battle of the American Revolution and achievements in art, science and industry. Who’d think that a neurologist with a background in pharmaceuticals would want to start a winery here? After chatting with Dr. Brad Galer and his wife Lele, it becomes clear. ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Jessica

My name is Jessica and I'm a spayed female American Staffordshire terrier mix. I was brought to the Chester County SPCA in June as a stray and I hope to have a chance of a happy life with my new family soon. I have a muscular built and cropped ears, but don't let my tough girl look fool you. The staff and volunteers love me. I'm a very loving and sweet girl and I ...

 

Photo of the Week: Other Skies

Some sunsets evoke thoughts of distant worlds.

 

Methods clash to change Concord government

Two different movements to change the structure of Concord Township government bumped heads during a special supervisors’ meeting on July 28. Supervisors voted to send a ballot question to the Delaware County Election Board that would ask voters in November whether they want a commission established to study possible changes. The same day, a citizens’ movement filed ...

 

Passion for education fuels new CFES principal

Education is a passion for Shawn Dutkiewicz, the new principal at Chadds Ford Elementary School. It began when he was young. He said his best friend’s mother was a teacher, and she would have her son and a young Dutkiewicz help set up the classroom in late summer. “I got to see the dynamic between her and the other teachers and sometimes the kids. That’s the spark ...

 

Police Log July 31: Critical injury in Chadds Ford car crash

• John Porter, 28, of Chadds Ford, is reported to be in critical condition in Jefferson Hospital following a car accident on Route 1 at Webb Road on Friday, July 25. He was first airlifted to Crozer Medical Center, stabilized there and then transferred to Jefferson, according to his father Rob Porter. Police said the John Porter was entering onto northbound Route 1 ...

 

Around Town July 31

• “Lure of the Brandywine: A Story of Land Conservation and Artistic Inspiration” continues at the Brandywine River Museum of Art through Aug. 10. The exhibit celebrates the dual mission of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art, and examines the art of the region through the lens of land conservation. The exhibition features approximately 45 works drawn ...

 

Carmen J. Diprospero of Wilmington

Carmen J. Diprospero, 75, of Wilmington, died Friday, July 25, at Christiana Hospital. He was a loving husband to Marilyn Shupe DiProspero, with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Carmen J. DiProspero, Sr and Josephine Fecondo DiProspero. He attended St. Patrick’s School and Kennett High School. Carmen was a self ...

 

Ronald F. Myers of Lincoln University

Ronald F. Myers, 84, of Lincoln University, died Thursday July 24, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Mary Fernald Myers, with whom he shared 55 years of marriage. Born in East Haven, Conn., he was a son of the late Hiram and Cynthia Stocker Myers. Ronald earned his doctorate in botany at the University of Maryland in 1964. He was a professor ...

 

Betty Lightcap Dando of Chadds Ford

Betty Lightcap Dando, 89, of Chadds Ford, formerly of Oxford, died Sunday, July 27, after a valiant battle with congestive heart failure. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Melvern P. Dando with whom she shared 22 years of marriage and her parents Earl and Kathryne Garner Lightcap. She is also preceded in death by her sister Thelma Ressler (Andy) and her ...