Milagros “Millie” Rojas Santos of Quarryville

Milagros “Millie” Rojas Santos, 26, of Quarryville, died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center. Born in Bayamon, PR, she was the daughter of Elisandro Rojas and Carmen Santos of Quarryville. She was a member of the Rock of refuge Church in Toughkenamon. Millie loved to sing, enjoyed drawing, helping others, making people smile, and counseling others. In addition to her parents, she…

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Roadwork for the week of Dec. 27

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Dec. 27 through Jan. 3. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Crews will take a break from several of the ongoing projects over the holidays, resuming work on Monday,…

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Jay V. Irwin of Avondale

Jay V. Irwin, age 89, of Avondale, died Monday, Dec. 22, 2014 at Brandywine Senior Living at Longwood in Kennett Square. He was the husband of Margaret McLaughlin Irwin, with whom he shared 68 years of marriage. Born in DuBois, Pa, he was a son of the late Vernon Bell and the late Emma Dean (Work) Irwin. Before finishing high school, he enlisted in the…

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William R. Daugherty of West Grove

William R. Daugherty, 63, of West Grove, died Saturday, Dec. 20, at Christiana Hospital in Newark after a brief illness. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Robert and Elmira Dinger Daugherty. He lived most of his life in the West Grove area and graduated from Avon Grove High School. Bill served in the U S Army in Fairbanks Alaska as a…

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‘Midnight in the Square’ mushrooming

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The giant fungus will drop from a crane into the middle of the intersection of Union and State Streets.

What do an oversized red shoe, a mammoth potato-chip bag and a massive Kennett Square mushroom have in common? They all made USA Today's recent list of the 12 most unusual drops on New Year's Eve. Capping the success of its debut last year, a fancifully festive fungus will illuminate the sky above the Mushroom Capital  to usher in 2015. The lighted, 700-pound, stainless steel…

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