Archive for September 24th, 2014

Celebrations dominate Unionville Fair pageant

Unabashed enthusiasm and community spirit pervaded the 2014 Unionville Community Fair Queen and Princess Pageant on Tuesday night at Unionville Elementary School. Participants had many reasons to celebrate. In addition to the selection of Queen Carly Rechenberg, 17, and Princess Shannon White, 16, the fair, now in its 90th year, received commemorative citations from ...

 
 

Photo of the Week: Golden Dawn

A rising sun graces the surf and sand.

 

Adopt-a-Pet Minnie

Hi, my name is Minnie and I can't wait to meet you. I'm a spayed female American Staffordshire terrier mix. I was transferred in May from another local shelter with the hope that I'll have a better chance of adoption here at the Chester County SPCA. I don't understand why I keep being overlooked because I'm a very sweet girl and all I want is for a family to love me ...

 

Police Log Sept. 25: Teacher arrested for statutory sexual assault; burglaries in Chadds Ford

***UPDATE*** According to Lt. Tony Sivo, of the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Media barracks, there has been a break in the investigation into several burglaries in Western Delaware County, including Chadds Ford Township. Sivo said he was unable to go into detail at this time, but said there could be more information coming. He advised people to maintain ...

 

Around Town Sept. 25

• The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that the right lane would be closed on the U.S. Route 322 (Downingtown Pike) Bridge over the east branch of the Brandywine Creek in East Bradford and West Bradford Townships, Chester County, on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a bridge inspection. Motorists are advised to ...

 

Mind Matters: Domestic violence revisited

Perhaps, for once, some good has arisen from certain violent, abusive acts that, because of the celebrities involved, captured headlines and sound bites. That is, of course, the story of football player Ray Rice punching his fiancé into unconsciousness in an elevator and later another football player castigated for beating his 4-year-old with a switch. We err greatly ...

 

Free Your Space: Home inventories

The word “inventory” traditionally has brought to mind long, boring checklists of warehouse supplies waiting to be identified, counted and reordered. Inventory season can be a dreaded time of year by those in retail who would prefer time working with customers to late nights spent checking off columns on lists in stock rooms. In recent years, inventories have begun ...

 

Jimmy Crossan of Landenberg

Jimmy Crossan, 79, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, surrounded by his family and friends. He was the husband of Marie Cannon Crossan, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late David B. and Catherine Lucas Crossan. Jimmy was a spray painter at Hewlett-Packard/Agilent ...

 

Bill aimed to prevent drug overdoses passes

The Senate unanimously approved legislation to help save lives in the case of drug overdoses, a bill expected to be signed by Gov. Tom Corbett. During a speech last week before the Business and Professional Association of Western Delaware County, state Sen. Majority Leader Dominic F. Pileggi, R-9, predicted that the bill would mark one of the positive achievements of ...

 

Charity event takes aim against breast cancer

The Concord Country Club is hosting multiple activities on Sunday, Sept. 28, that will benefit two charities devoted to the fight against breast cancer. A morning golf outing and afternoon tennis round robin will be followed by cocktails, dinner, raffles and a live and silent auction on the patio. The proceeds will benefit Play for P.I.N.K., an organization that ...

 

Deputy DA leaving Chester County

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced on Friday that Deputy District Attorney Peter Hobart has been hired by the U.S. Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor. Hobart will serve as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, based in Scranton. Hogan said that although he was sorry to lose Hobart, “it is a great honor for ...