Archive for August, 2014

Burchfield connects like Wyeth

For Brandywine Museum of Art Director Tom Padon, there’s a strong similarity between the work of Andrew Wyeth and that of Charles E. Burchfield. Padon said the new Burchfield exhibit, running now through Nov. 16 at the museum, is part of an initiative. “We’re looking at a broader scope of American art and tracing back connections of those artists to our collection,” ...

 
 

Judge denied petition citing wrong election

Judge James Proud ruled against the petition by Concord First because the petitioners waited too long to request the ballot question. Concord First is the citizens’ group that wants voters in Concord Township to decide whether or not the township should change its status from township of the second class to township of the first class. The group needed 583 signatures ...

 

Daniel Patrick McLaughlin of West Grove

Daniel Patrick McLaughlin, 49, of West Grove, died Thursday, Aug. 21, quietly, peacefully, but very unexpectedly, at his home in West Grove. An Escanaba, Mich. native, Dan lived in the West Grove area for the past 11 years as a beloved and essential member of the Kwietniak family. He proudly served Sunoco Inc. as an award-winning truck driver and irreplaceable ...

 

Fatal accident on Route 926

Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, are investigating a fatal traffic accident that killed a bicyclist on Route 926 in the overnight hours of Aug.23 and  24. According to a police report, Arthur Joseff Teitsort-Birog, 24, was riding his bicycle eastbound on 926 just east of the intersection with Schoolhouse Lane in East Marlborough Township ...

 

Roadwork for the week of Aug. 25

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Aug. 25 through Sept. 1. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 202 in both directions will ...

 

Helen D Woods of Kennett Square

Helen D Woods, 96, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Heartland Hospice House in Wilmington. She was the wife of the late J. Jackson Woods who died in 2007 and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Long Island, N.Y., she was a daughter of the late John and the late Stephania (Baginska) Dudek. Helen was a food server at the old JJ Newberry ...

 

State police looking for missing Elwyn resident

Pennsylvania State Police from the  Media barracks are attempting to locate 46-year-old Frank Joseph Lavin, a resident of Elwyn but also a member of their Life Sharing Program and stays with a care provider in Middletown Township. Lavin is mentally challenged, though able to function relatively normal, according to his caretakers, and this was the first time in six ...

 

Pocopson doused by ALS challenge

Pocopson Elementary School Principal Andrew McLaughlin (foreground right) leads a group of 50 faculty and staff members in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. McLaughlin said the school chose to do the challenge because several of the staff have had family members with the disease. Students will see the video when they return to school from summer break Monday, Aug. 25. ...

 

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.