Archive for August 20th, 2014

Woman missing for five years

About 4 a.m. on Aug. 23, 2009, guests partying at the home of a former Philadelphia 76er were the last people to see a Chester County nurse and mother before she vanished, leaving a chilling dearth of clues. The inexplicable disappearance of Toni Lee Sharpless, 34, prompted numerous searches from Philadelphia to Sharpless’ West Brandywine Township residence, the ...

 
 

Around Town Aug. 21

• Brandywine Ballet Company's 2014-15 season begins in October with the timely presentation of the classic “Dracula,” (see photo above) followed by “The Nutcracker” in December and “The Sleeping Beauty” in May. Season subscriptions for the 35th season are now available on the new redesigned www.brandywineballet.org. • The Brandywine River Museum of Art announces ...

 

Photo of the Week: Winding Down

Highlights, shadows and reflections along the Brandywine.

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 21: Grey Guy

Grey Guy is hoping to find his way to your heart this summer. Grey Guy is an adult neutered male domestic shorthair. He was found as a stray and as soon as this big fellow arrived to the Chester County SPCA, he became an instant favorite with the staff. Grey Guy is a very friendly boy with a fun-loving personality. He is quite the attention seeker and he loves to be ...

 

Police Log Aug. 21: Camly Lane fire cause unknown;rear ender on Route 1

• The cause of a Chadds Ford Township Fire remains unknown. Chadds Ford Fire Marshal Mike Daly said "Due to the amount of destruction finding and origin and cause will be impossible." He added that the case would remain open, but the cause is listed as undetermined. • No injuries were reported, but one driver was cited in a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at ...

 

Mary E. Beck of Chadds Ford

Mary E. Beck, 105, of Chadds Ford, died Tuesday, Aug. 19, at her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph E. Beck, who passed away in 1941, and with whom she shared 5 years of marriage. Born in Chadds Ford, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Mary Anna Golden McGinley. She was a 1927 graduate of Media high School. She was a Lab technician at the ...

 

Boost Your Business: Using Facebook to screen job applicants

These days, almost every business checks Facebook as part of their applicant screening process.  And it turns out many employers are misreading the information they glean from this social media giant. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that many organizations may have a fundamental misunderstanding of online behavior and, as a result, may be ...

 

Healthbeat: Is your business out sick?

Flu season is just around the corner and with it comes a flood of sick days from co-workers and employees. If you’re a small business, even just a few employees going out sick can present significant challenges. This year, schedule a flu shot clinic to ensure your team stays protected and your doors stay open. It’s understandable if you or your employees are a little ...