Archive for October, 2014

Awards will honor local history advocates

The Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) is seeking support for its annual Founders Event on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 10 p.m. The popular fundraiser enables area residents to support CCHS’s educational mission - implemented through numerous programs and exhibits - while interacting with other committed patrons of history, organizers said. During the evening, ...

 
 

Police: Curb aggressive driving or risk ticket

Law-enforcement officials want area drivers to park their aggression before getting behind the wheel – and to know that failing to do so is more likely right now to generate a traffic ticket. For the next few weeks, police departments across the state will be targeting aggressive-related behavior such as driving too fast for conditions, following too closely, ...

 

Lawyers give boost to endangered book

A year after gaining distinction as the People’s Choice Award winner in a state endangered artifacts competition, a rare prison visitors’ book at the Chester County Historical Society (CCHS) has moved closer to ending its imperiled status. CCHS said it has received a grant of $5,000 from the Chester County Bar Foundation for the restoration of Passmore Williamson’s ...

 

Week to focus on plight of homeless

On any given night in Chester County, 684 people experience homelessness, 70,000 people have inadequate food, and 13,000 children go to bed hungry, a county news release said. Each year, the National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is held just before Thanksgiving to bring awareness to the problems of hunger and homelessness in the United States. This year, ...

 

Karen Delaney and “so much talent” at UHS Art Gala

The two-day 2014 Unionville Art Gala is fast approaching and will once again draw crowds of art enthusiasts to the halls of Unionville High School on Nov. 7 and 8. Every year the high school's upper floor Art Wing is magically transformed by teams of parent and student volunteers into a gallery exhibition area of fine local art, an inspiring mix of  professional and ...

 

Fall 2014 India trip

Our time at PPES has come to an end. Today, we said goodbye to all and headed to Agra to see the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.  We were busy and accomplished lots while at the school. The relationships, the warmth and hospitality of all of the people will remain with all who visited.  I am reminded, that being among the very poorest people in the world, you experience ...

 

Art Watch: Intersection of art and acorns

This Saturday the new Street Road Artist Space presents the final day to see "Arterial Moves" which is an international assemblage artistic response to the increased traffic issues on Routes 41 and 926. Join the Street Road artists and United Kingdom artist Adrian Barron this Saturday from 1-4pm and help plant a new forest of Penn Oak acorns! To help spur you along, ...

 

Earl T.”Rusty” Jones Jr. of Kennett Square

Earl T."Rusty" Jones Jr., 62, of Kennett Square, died suddenly at his home on Saturday, Oct. 25. He was the husband of Linda Brison Jones, with whom he shared 39 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the oldest son of the late Earl T. "Pete" Sr. and Ida Green Jones. Rusty graduated from Kennett High School in 1970, where he participated in choir , orchestra ...

 

No howling at ‘Howl-o-Ween’ party

What do you get when you have a dozen or so dogs, a couple of cats and a pig? Throw in a business that will send people texts from their dogs and an animal whisperer and you get the annual Howl-o-Ween party at GiggyBites in Olde Ridge Village in Chadds Ford. In addition to a kibble-eating contest, there was also a doggie costume contest during the Sunday, Oct. 26, ...

 

Anne Zumbo of Glen Mills

Anne Zumbo, ebullient and steadfast wife and mother, died peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 22. Originally and proudly hailing from Philadelphia, Anne (her father lovingly called her "Anna") also lived joyfully in Mickleton, N.J. where she, along with her devoted husband Joseph, raised her two children Anthony and Matt. The couple then moved in semi-retirement to ...

 

Hoffman, Barrar point fingers

***UPDATED 5:08 p.m.*** Whitney Hoffman said state Rep. Stephen Barrar is too intimidated to debate her in public. Barrar responded by saying Hoffman’s comment reflects “phony outrage.” Hoffman is challenging Barrar in next week’s election while Barrar is the incumbent Republican vying for a 10th term as representative for the 160th Legislative District. In a press ...