Archive for March, 2015

Art Watch: Cheers to 10 years at The Longwood Art Gallery

Flying Rooster by Bogdan Miscevic.

In Kennett Square, The Longwood Art Gallery, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with "The Art of Glass" featuring the light-filled glass works of Lore Evans, Lisa Sabol and Don Jost April 3-30. Lore Evans, of the Glass Gallery in Chadds Ford, feels that "each sheet of glass has its own point of interest, its own 'heart'". From functional works in glass, to mobiles ...

 
 

Local farmers hear warnings on EPA rules, ticks

The focus was on agriculture as the president of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau addressed the Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau’s (CDCFB) Spring Banquet in Goshen Fire Hall last week. Rick Ebert, who is also a dairy farmer in Westmoreland County, spoke to an audience of farmers, guests, and lawmakers, including state Representatives Tim Hennessey and Becky Corbin ...

 

Meade Barner Jones of Kennett Square

Meade Barner Jones, 89, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, March 28, at Kendal at Longwood. She was the wife of L. Davis Jones, who died in 1984, and with whom she shared 38 years of marriage. She was born in Richmond, Va. and grew up in Norfolk, Va. She was the daughter of the late David Meade and Nelle McClendon Barner. Meade led a long and rich life ...

 

Open house to facilitate youth employment

Chester County’s “one-stop shop” for youth employment and training opportunities, The HOOD: A Partnership for Youth Employment, will host an open house on Thursday, April 9, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the county announced in a press release. Located at Suite 350, 479 Thomas Jones Way in Exton, The HOOD provides young people with access to opportunities for further ...

 

Lt. Col. Henry Allen Gracey Jr. (Ret.) of West Chester

Lt. Col. Henry Allen Gracey Jr. (Ret.), 84, of West Chester, died March 30, 2015 at Wellington Retirement Community in West Chester. Born in 1930 in Ridley Park, he was the son of the late Harry A. and Katherine (Rutherford) Gracey. He was a graduate of Bordentown Military Institute and also the Pennsylvania State University. He served honorably in the US Air Force, ...

 

Maria R. Vega (nee Ortiz) of West Chester

Maria R. Vega (nee Ortiz), 83, of West Chester, died March 22. Born in 1931 in Coamo, Puerto Rico, she was the daughter of Eulalia (Rivera) and Ovidio Ortiz, both deceased. Maria was the beloved wife of Juan Vega Sr.; loving mother of Sylvia Lombardo of Norristown, Juan Vega Jr. of Lancaster, Santos Vega (Meredith) of West Chester and Carlos Vega of Downingtown; dear ...

 

Fire extinguisher recall

Kidde United Technologies has issued a recall of some of its home fire extinguishers. According to a company press release: “Kidde, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is announcing a voluntary recall to replace certain XL Fire Extinguisher units, because they may lose pressure faster than others due to an off-specification lubricant. This ...

 

PennDOT seeking input on road priorities

As part of the update to the commonwealth’s Twelve Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for an interactive online public meeting on April 16, a PennDOT press release said. The program, which serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation ...

 

Talk aims to reduce middle-school girls’ stress

Statistics show that nearly 25 percent of middle and high school students suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder and that stereotypes prevent 66 percent of them from seeking help. Such numbers provided the impetus for “Girl Talk,” a workshop open to girls ages 11 to 16 and their parents on Sunday, April 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westtown School, said a press ...

 

Witness: Plane sputtered before fatal crash

Updated at 8:30 p.m. Monday with airport information A witness described hearing the engine of a Piper PA-28-140 sputter, recover, sputter again, and then bank left before disappearing after its takeoff from Brandywine Airport in West Goshen Township on Sunday, March 29, about 1:30 p.m., officials said. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, March 30, National ...

 

PennDOT to close Route 52 Bridge for 3 days

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will resurface the Route 52 (Lenape Road) bridge over the Brandywine Creek in Pocopson and Birmingham townships, Chester County, this week to provide motorists with a smooth riding surface. To repave the stone-arch structure safely and quickly, the Route 52 Bridge will be closed and detoured from Wednesday, April 1 at 6 ...