Archive for July 9th, 2014

Elizabeth S. Ilsemann of Kennett Square

Elizabeth S. Ilsemann, 82, of Kennett Square, died Saturday July 5, at Linden Hall Nursing home in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Richard Ilsemann who died in 2004 and with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Burton O. and the late Josephine M. (Cole) Smith. A graduate of Syracuse University, ...

 
 

Wegmans still on track for 2015

Despite the harsh winter weather that delayed the beginning of work for the new Wegmans store in Concord Township, the project is still on track for its Thanksgiving 2015 opening. It might even be ahead of schedule. According to Peter Miller, the president of Carlino Construction — the developer of the project — the store could be ready for business in September or ...

 

Storms knock out power and close roads twice

*** UPDATE*** PECO has restored service to nearly all of the more than 260,000 customers affected by Tuesday evening’s severe thunderstorms that brought widespread damage to electric equipment.  PECO crews, contract personnel and staff have worked throughout the day and night to repair damage to the system and restore service to more than 254,000 customers in less ...

 

Police Log July 10: ChesCo’s most wanted; bra snags thief

• The Chester County Sheriff’s Department has released its first ever most wanted list. The department is seeking public assistance in apprehending what it considers dangerous fugitives. (See photo.) Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s fugitive tip line at 610-344-4333. “I encourage anyone who has information that may assist law enforcement in ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Jasmine

My name is Jasmine and I’m a spayed female Doberman pinscher mix. I was brought to the Chester County SPCA in May due to a death in the family. It was a sad time for me but I am now ready for a new family to come adopt me and love me the way I deserve to be loved. I’m a sweet girl and I always like to greet people with a wagging tail and an adorable head tilt. I ...

 

Photo of the Week: Dancing on the Wind

A dramatic sunset with an animal-shaped cloud formation looking as if it's dancing.

 

Planners recommend Grace concept

Chadds Ford Township Planning Commission members voted 5-0 to recommend supervisors develop a PRD-3 overlay ordinance. The vote followed a presentation of a possible housing development submitted by builder Joe Grace. Grace is the principal consultant for Mansfield Development, a company owned by his adult children. While the commissioners were unanimous in their ...

 

Around Town July 10

• Polecat Road in Concord Township will be closed during the day beginning July 14 when storm water pipe and head wall replacement will begin. Due to the extent and location of the repairs, the road will be closed to traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Residents in the construction area will have access to their homes during this time. •  The Chester County Pops ...

 

Birmingham Township in Brief

• Birmingham Township has hired a new part time police officer. Ben Tobin, of Kennett Square, was sworn in during the July 7 Board of Supervisors’ meeting. His starting pay is $19.80 per hour. • Township supervisors shaved $11,000 from this year’s road program cost when they voted to eliminate the add-ons at the request of roadmaster Dave Rathbun. The cost for the ...

 

From the Rabbi’s Study: Balancing justice and mercy

The Babylonian Talmud is a remarkable document. Pieced together by its rabbinic editors in the 6th century, it comprises a running discussion placing rabbis who lived over a several hundred-year period into a series of long, raucous conversations with one another. It contains discussion about law, science, ethics, and of course theology. One of the most remarkable ...

 

Bach at Leipzig opens at People’s Light

People’s Light & Theatre presents the regional premiere of Itamar Moses’ acclaimed comedy Bach at Leipzig running July 9-August 10, 2014 on the Steinbright Stage.  Associate Artistic Director Pete Pryor directs.  People’s Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355.  For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit PeoplesLight.org. Itamar Moses ...