Archive for October 16th, 2014

Eugene “Gene” C. Yoder, formerly of West Chester

Eugene “Gene” C. Yoder, 89, formerly of West Chester, died Oct. 14, in Vero Beach, Fla. He was the husband of Nancy J. Jackson Yoder, who passed away in 2007, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Oley, Pa., on March 26, 1926, he was the son of the late Elizabeth (Berry) and Walter Yoder of West Chester. He was a 1942 graduate of West Chester High ...

 
 

Vernon H. Beebe of Kennett Square

Vernon H. Beebe, 80, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Oct. 15, at his residence. He was the husband of Patricia Conwell Beebe, with whom he shares 59 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Charles Beeby and Marjorie Pollard, and stepson of the late Wilda Beeby and Samuel Pollard. Vernon was a supervisor at Wyeth Laboratories in West ...

 

Chadds Ford sisters score big in ballet

Dancing might not be the end-all-be-all for four sisters in Chadds Ford Township, but they’re apparently good at it. Sisters Anastasia, Azelie, and Catherine Faia took a variety of top 10 finishes in the World Ballet Art Competition last month. Philomena Faia, 19, also won a traineeship with the Colorado Ballet in an American Ballet competition two years ago, but ...

 

Pocopson woman accused of scam

In a 2009 news report, a Pocopson Township woman attributed her success in starting a real estate company in 2006 to her ability to rebound from a bad divorce and identify theft. By 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer listed her company, EXIT Realty “Tri-State Group,” as one of the top 20 small companies as ranked by employees. On Monday, federal authorities unsealed an ...

 

Roadwork for the week of Oct. 19

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 Oct. 19 through Oct. 26. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. The Delaware River Port Authority ...

 

Pennsbury poised for $4M open-space deal

For more than a decade, three parcels of land adjacent to the Pennsbury Township building have maintained an uncertain future, spawning litigation and raising fears of congestion. On Oct. 15, the supervisors capped an unusally lengthy meeting fraught with zoning issues with news that prompted applause: The township intends to preserve the long-disputed land and is ...

 

Politics on the menu at chamber luncheon

In addition to salad, an entrée and dessert, the menu at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce fall lunch at Hartfeld Country Club included six helpings of politicians. There were three incumbent Republicans currently representing the 13th, 158th and 160th Legislative Districts as well as their three Democratic Party challengers. The theme for the ...

 

Tax increase questioned in Birmingham

When Birmingham Township supervisors began their public discussion of the 2015 general fund budget, they started with the assumption that the current 1.6 mill property tax would remain the same. But that became questionable by the end of the Oct. 15 discussion. As board members added to the anticipated expense side of the budget, Supervisor Bill Kirkpatrick noted ...