Archive for February 26th, 2015

Film and Longwood ‘Pulling Out All the Stops’

The masterminds behind the 2013 debut of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition – as well as the documentary that chronicles it – may have been channeling the gardens’ founder, Pierre S. du Pont. “Nothing here happens by chance,” Nathan Hayward III, who heads Longwood’s board of trustees, told the audience at the documentary’s premiere. It’s aptly ...

 
 

Man accused of unlawful contact at Kennett Y

A former Kennett High football player who set school records in 2009 was arrested on Tuesday, Feb. 24, for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett YMCA, state police said in a press release. Tyrone A. Rochester, 23, of Kennett Square, an employee at the Y, is accused of establishing a relationship with the victim, who is now 15, and using Facebook ...

 

Remembering Mike Dipietro

When a Kennett Square resident turned 100 in November 2013, an outpouring of birthday wishes came from around the world, even from the White House. On Tuesday, Feb. 24, Michele “Mike” DiPietro, a congenial, good-humored man who charmed everyone he met, passed away at the age of 101 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. Despite his centenarian status, those who ...

 

Michele “Mike” DiPietro of Kennett Square

Michele “Mike” DiPietro, 101, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of Teresa D’Anastasio DiPietro, with whom he shared 49 years of marriage. Born in Cesa, Rocca St. Maria, Italy, he was the son of the late Girolamo and Antonietta DiMatteo DiPietro. Before Mike came to the U.S., he was enlisted in the ...

 

Shirley J. Mathias of Kennett Square

Shirley J. Mathias, 80, of Kennett Square,died Tuesday, Feb. 24, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Philip H. Mathias, with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Braddock, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Clara Bunt Fischer. She was a homemaker and also taught home economics at Penncrest High School in Media. She was ...

 

Free training offered to assist elderly

The Chester County Health Department and Neighborhood Health Agencies Senior HealthLink are looking for individuals to become coaches in the Matter of Balance (MOB) program. “A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls” is an eight-session program that uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, videos and gentle physical exercise to help older adults ...