Archive for October 22nd, 2014

Civic group honors Karl Kuerner

The names Wyeth and Kuerner are deeply rooted in Chadds Ford culture. Indeed, artist Andrew Wyeth used the Kuerner Farm as a backdrop, and its owners as models, in numerous paintings. The farm represents a family legacy, and when Karl Kuerner Jr. — the son of the man Wyeth befriended in the early part of the 20th century — donated the family farm to the Brandywine ...

 
 

Robert C. Volk of Prospect Park

Robert C. Volk, 66, of Prospect Park,died Tuesday, Oct. 21, at his residence. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Joseph and Dora Haines Volk. Bob worked as a customer service agent for the Sato Travel Agency in Philadelphia, prior to that he was a customer service agent for Eastern Airlines in Philadelphia. He enjoyed traveling, going out with his ...

 

Around Town Oct. 23

• Wegman's is still set to open next fall. Peter Miller, of Carlino Construction, the developer for the project said everything is still on track for an opening by Thanksgiving of 2015. The old dry cleaners and Sovereign Bank along Route 202 are gone in preparation for the Chadds Ford side of the project. All of the preliminary site work should be completed by this ...

 

Photo of the Week: Autumn Eve

The sun sets behind some trees at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square on an autumn evening.

 

Police Log Oct. 23: Burglary in Pennsbury; drug bust in New Garden

• State police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a burglary in Pennsbury Township. A report said two white men, each 35 years old, from New Jersey, entered a residence on Anthony Way through an unlocked door, and then removed silverware and a large quantity of jewelry before fleeing in an unknown direction. The burglary took place sometime between Oct. 10 ...

 

Recorder of deeds sues major banks

Chester County Recorder of Deeds Richard T. Loughery has brought suit against several of the nation’s largest banks and other participants in the residential mortgage industry to recover millions of dollars in recording fees for mortgage assignments the banks failed to record in the County’s public land records, a press release said. Don’t expect any resolution soon. ...

 

Roadwork for the week of Oct. 26

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 Oct. 26 through Nov. 2. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Drivers on Route 1 in Concord and ...

 

Preservation awards bestowed in West Chester

The West Chester Downtown Foundation hosted its fourth annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the Chester County Historical Society, an opportunity to recognize and honor projects both large and small that help highlight and preserve West Chester’s historic character.  The Bricks and Mortar Awards recognize construction projects of ...

 

Free Your space: Ghosts in the closet

Giving up the ghost. An expression, in so far as I have found, dating back to the 1500s. To ‘give up the ghost’ was primarily used in bible translations and refers still to the idea of dying — releasing one’s animating spirit from the body. I am one of the younger of a large troop of siblings and cousins. As such, I was familiar with the loss of beloved family ...

 

Mind Matters: Calm versus fear

“Keep calm and carry on,” say the ubiquitous buttons and coffee mugs proclaiming this British WWII wise adage. Not only Churchill, but also Franklin Delano Roosevelt exuded calmness and rationality in the crises of the times. It is the dictators and demagogues who instill fear in the populace. There are always crises and difficulties we face — individually and ...

 

Art Watch: Leaves fall and art rises in Chester County

As October draws to a close, we have many opportunities to see the last week of some wonderful exhibitions across Chester County. The Church Street Gallery in West Chester is in its last weeks of showing the wonderfully talented pastel artist Jessica Turgoose, whose exhibit ends November 2nd. Her work is full of beautiful color, and masterful use of the pastel ...