Archive for November, 2014

For life cut short, long-lasting impact

Andy Joseph, the lead singer and major songwriter of Windoview, performs at the Turks Head Music Festival in West Chester in 2011.

About a year and a half ago, a 2012 Unionville High alum was sitting in his room at Ohio State University when he unexpectedly heard the music of Windoview, an award-winning, Unionville-based band featuring Andy Joseph, a high school friend. Connor McShane said he was even more surprised to learn that the person listening to the music was his college roommate. “He ...

 
 

Vernon Brice Paisley of Landenberg

Vernon Brice Paisley, 77, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, Nov. 26, at his daughter’s home in Clayton, Del. Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late James Herchell and Jessie Vernon was a chemical research technician at Hercules Inc., in Wilmington, for 38 years. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing, hunting, archery and photography. He was a member of ...

 

Arboretum plans to nurture holiday spirit

Bundle up and join Tyler Arboretum in celebrating nature and the winter season with some old-fashioned fun designed to promote the true spirit of the holiday season. The Woodland Winter Wonderland celebration will be held at Tyler on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Held concurrently with the Country Gardeners Greens Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., it ...

 

Roadwork scheduled for week of Nov. 30

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 Nov. 30 through Dec. 7. PennDOT recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. The right lane of northbound Route 202 ...

 

How Charles Dickens altered Christmas

If you want to learn about how the 1843 publication of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol forever changed the celebration of Christmas, the Hadley Memorial Fund is promising to provide that information and more on Sunday, Dec. 14, at 3 p.m. Using biography, anecdotes, analysis, and large doses of humor, Professor Elliot Engel, an award-winning teacher and author, ...

 

Steven Clay Engle of Kennett Square

Steven Clay Engle, 49, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, at his home surrounded by his family after a two-year battle with cancer. Born in West Grove, P he was the son of the late R. LaVerne Engle who died in 2006 and Cynthia (Winner) Engle of Kennett Square. Steve graduated from Kennett High School in 1982 and Messiah College in 1986 with a bachelor’s of ...

 

#GivingTuesday: Opportunities abound

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday: Area nonprofits are hoping that local residents opt to participate in #GivingTuesday, a national celebration of giving back. Taking place on Dec. 2 - to capitalize on the kickoff to the holiday shopping season - #GivingTuesday aims to inspire people to take collaborative action to improve their local communities, give back to ...

 

Ideal time to give thanks to farmers

Think of Thanksgiving, and you probably think of food. For many, the holiday represents the biggest family occasion in the year when relatives and friends sit around the biggest table available to enjoy being together and eating good traditional food, according to the Chester-Delaware County Farm Bureau. Most area residents are fortunate and will be enjoying a turkey ...

 

Photo of the Week: Moon Over Sunset

A sliver of moon in a deep blue sky contrasts with a gold and red sunset amid patchy clouds.

 

Around Town Nov. 27

• Chadds Ford holiday traditions return with the annual Brandywine Christmas at the Brandywine River Museum of Art beginning this Friday, Nov. 28 and running through Jan. 4. Rediscover the renowned O-gauge model train display of more than 1,000 pieces, with trains running on nearly 2,000 feet of track, and thousands of whimsical Critters displayed on towering trees ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Cali

Cali (A23890325) is a sweetheart who was brought to us as a stray in September.  She tends to get overlooked for younger cats (being that she’s estimated to be 8 years old) but she’s got the most beautiful coat and a great meow, so the staff here can’t understand why she hasn’t found her forever home yet. According to our volunteers, all Cali needs is a kind hand to ...