Archive for September, 2014

Unionville Fair: ‘It takes a community’

When former Unionville-Chadds Ford Superintendent Sharon Parker began her tenure in the school district in 2006, she acknowledged some queasiness regarding the annual Unionville Community Fair & Farm Show. Parker said her knowledge of farm animals came from viewing them from afar on the road to Lancaster. Seeing old fair photos and hearing the excitement in ...

 
 

Michael Joseph “Joe” Hunt of Glen Mills

Michael Joseph "Joe" Hunt, 89, of Glen Mills and formerly of West Chester, died Sept. 26, surrounded by his loving family at Maris Grove Retirement Community. Born in Philadelphia in 1925, Joe was the son of the late Michael Joseph and Sarah (Kennedy) Hunt. He was a 1943 graduate of St. Thomas Moore High School and was a loyal attendant of the yearly Communion ...

 

Art Watch: Look, listen, learn and enjoy

The twice a year West Chester Gallery Walk is this Friday in downtown West Chester from 4-8pm. If you have never walked the Gallery Walk, this Friday is a great day to try it! First Fridays art shows are always fun and interesting in West Chester and Kennett Square, but "Gallery Walk" is only twice a year so bring a friend and download a map from the Chamber of ...

 

Governor signs Good Samaritan bill

Less than a week after the state Senate unanimously approved legislation to help save lives in the case of drug overdoses, Gov. Tom Corbett signed it into law. Sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Dominic A. Pileggi (R-9), the bill provides Good Samaritan immunity from prosecution for certain drug crimes to bystanders who seek help when someone is suffering a drug ...

 

Letter to the Editor: Hoffman has ‘little awareness’

I was surprised by the comments of Whitney Hoffman in the recent edition of Chadds Ford Live. By her own admission she is a novice with respect to the broad requirements of state representatives and her “narrow” comments about Steve Barrar clearly show she has little awareness of the requirements of the job. Her platform of education seems to be more appropriately ...

 

State court upholds petition denial in Concord

***Update*** Sources within Concord First now say they do plan to appeal the Commonwealth Court decision to the state Supreme Court. ***End Update*** Voters in Concord Township will not have a ballot question asking whether they want Concord to become a township of the first class. In an opinion released Sept. 26, Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court upheld a prior ...

 

Mary (Fiore) Clark of Kennett Square

Mary (Fiore) Clark, 88, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Sept. 26, at Linden Hall. Before moving from her home to Friends Home/Linden Hall, she enjoyed being a wife, homemaker and flower gardening. Mary was the wife of the late Milton N. Clark who died in 1996. Together they shared 52 years of marriage. Mary was born on Sept. 22, in Lenni, to the late Camillo and ...

 

Challenger: Barrar’s focus ‘incredibly narrow’

Political newcomer Whitney Hoffman said state Rep. Stephen Barrar’s focus is too narrow. Hoffman, 48, of Kennett Township, is the Democrat challenging Barrar to represent the 160th Legislative District in the November election. “I think Steve has done a very good job in terms of constituent service, but I think his focus has been incredibly narrow. It’s been largely ...

 

Roadwork scheduled for week of Sept. 29

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Sept. 28 through Oct. 5. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. In addition to the construction projects, ...

 

Longwood Gardens reaches for new heights

More than 80 years ago, Longwood Gardens’ founder Pierre S. du Pont designed an engineering marvel of its time: an elaborate fountain display created with Italian limestone, trees and shrubs from 14 states, 724 lighting units with colored glass filters, 380 fountainheads, and 675,000 gallons of water that could shoot up to 130 feet high. Since then, the Main ...

 

Richard Allen Lyons of West Grove

Richard Allen Lyons, 83, of West Grove, died Monday, Sept. 22,  at Twin Pines Health Care Center. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late George W. and Winifred LeTourneau Lyons. A builder by trade and an architect by passion, he worked for a variety of construction companies in the Delaware and Chester County areas as well as in the state of Delaware. He also ...