Archive for February, 2015

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 ...

 

Wyeth exhibit back on track at BRM

The full Jamie Wyeth exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art is up and running again. Museum Director of Marketing and Communication Andrew Stewart said on Feb. 25 that paintings removed from the third floor gallery have been put back and the exhibit will be fully open as of Feb. 26. Paintings had to be removed from the top floor late last week because of cold ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Rosco

Meet Rosco, a 3-year-old hound mix that came to the Chester County SPCA on Dec. 21. Let me just put this out there…I am one good looking dude. I have a rich brindle coat, and one floppy ear that makes the ladies swoon. To show off my more playful side, a friend at the shelter put a Woodstock collar on me, just to, you know, tone down some of the handsomeness. I’m a ...

 

Photo of the Week: Geese in a Pastel Sky

Geese fly across a pastel sky toward a setting sun.

 

Wegmans, Avenue Kitchen get liquor license

Concord Township supervisors granted two liquor license transfers to two as yet unopened businesses. Wegmans Supermarket, expected to open in early November, and Avenue Kitchen, expected to open in June were the beneficiaries of the decisions made during a special Feb. 24 meeting. Both businesses must abide by township codes and specific conditions placed on their ...

 

Police Log Feb. 26: Terroristic threats, DUIs

• A case of road rage morphed into a movie cliché with the suspect bringing a knife to a gun fight. State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are calling the incident a case of someone making terroristic threats. According to police, a road rage incident spilled into the parking lot of the Home Depot in Concord Township. They said the unknown suspect followed, and ...

 

Around Town Feb. 26

• The Chester County Pops presents its 2015 Winter Concert 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 1, at Phoenixville Middle School. The concert is under the direction of Music Director Joseph. Joining with the Pops are members of the choirs from the First Presbyterian Church of West Chester and Paoli Presbyterian Church. Tickets — available at the door — are $15 for adults, $12 for ...

 

Edward Joseph Vetrone of West Grove

Edward Joseph Vetrone, 93, of West Grove, died Monday, Feb. 23. He was the husband of Anna Margaret Dreger Vetrone, who died in 2011 and with whom he shared 69 years of marriage. H was born in Philadelphia, Nov. 4, 1921, son of the late Ernest Vetrone and Edith Myers. Ed &and Ann eloped prior to his deployment to the European theater. Ed was a combat photographer ...

 

Deans’ lists and graduates

• The University of Delaware has named nine Chadds Ford area students to Dean's List for the Fall 2014 semester. They are Robert Applegate, Dakin Bond, Andrew Currie, Kenneth Eland, Lauren Ellsworth, Tyler Haznedar, Julie Henk, Valerie Lessik and Nicolas Taylor. • Michael Leff of Chadds Ford was named to the 2014 fall semester Dean's List at Lafayette College. To ...