Archive for February 13th, 2015

Bid to save storied scrapple site gains steam

The steady deterioration on the northeast corner of the Strode’s Mill Historic District  - a village where George Washington’s troops procured grain from its mill - was too painful to ignore, an area preservationist recalled. After repeatedly passing the intersection of Route 52 and Birmingham Road, Linda Kaat said she finally stopped her car there about five years ...

 
 

Region in deep freeze, wind gusts, snow likely

The latest briefing on Friday, Feb. 13, from the National Weather Service (NWS) puts the greater Chadds Ford area in a winter weather advisory from 1 p.m. tomorrow until 7 a.m.  Sunday. In addition, a high wind watch is in effect from 10 p.m. Saturday until 2 p.m. Sunday. The cold outbreak will continue tonight, but the wind won’t be as strong. However, several ...

 

Charles “Tom” T. Taylor of Oxford

Charles “Tom” T. Taylor, 63, of Oxford, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late David  K. Taylor, Jr. and Gladys Raby Taylor. Tom was a para professional at the Delaware School for the Deaf in Ogletown, Del., retiring in 2011 after 17 years of service. He enjoyed playing golf, and was ...

 

Man charged with attempting to lure a child

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan and Bethel Township Police Chief Thomas Worrilow announced a Chester County man is facing multiple felony charges for sending explicit messages and pictures of his genitals in an attempt to lure a 13-year-old girl for sex, who he met online. The announcement comes at the conclusion of an undercover investigation by the ...

 

Roadwork for week of Feb. 22

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 Feb. 15 through Feb. 22. The department recommends that motorists allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Motorists on Route 202 in both directions between Matlack Street and ...

 

Grace M. DiProspero, formerly of Kennett Square

Grace M. DiProspero, 80, of West Chester, formerly of Kennett Square, died Friday, Feb. 13, at Barclay Friends. She was the wife of Erasimo A. DiProspero who died in 2014, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Grace Brittin McCormick. Grace was a prchasing clerk at the Chester County Prison, ...

 

‘Contemplating the Tree’ to shed its leaves

A little more than a week remains for a Chester County Art Association exhibit that celebrates the tree. “Contemplating the Tree” is coming down Thursday, Feb. 19, and association Director Karen Delaney thinks it’s been a winner. “I’m very proud of this exhibit,” Delaney said, adding that “Contemplating a Tree” has been well attended, even by school groups. The ...

 

Online summer school: top grade for flexibility

Online summer school through Brandywine Virtual Academy (BVA) can help students recover credit, get ahead, and explore new electives whenever and wherever they choose during the summer months. “Summertime is an excellent opportunity for students to continue to progress in their education,” said Chip Harper, supervisor of online learning for the Chester County ...