Archive for April 21st, 2015

Victory hoppin’ despite low-key opening

Despite its low-key opening, seats at the bar at Victory at Magnolia were all taken on Monday night when it began serving the public.

Despite its low-key opening, seats at the bar at Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square were all taken on Monday night when it began serving the public.

You didn’t miss the grand opening of Victory at Magnolia, the 250-seat, upscale brewpub in Kennet Square: It hasn't had one. Victory, the nation’s 26th largest craft brewery, opened its newest brewpub, a study in industrial chic, to the public on Monday, April 20. Located in Magnolia Place, a residential development taking shape at the corner of West Cypress Street ...

 
 

Police chief on leave after 2nd rear-ending

For the second time in less than four years, Kennett Township’s police chief rear-ended another vehicle last week, said state police from the Avondale barracks in an incident report released on Monday, April 20. The report said Albert J. McCarthy, 64, was traveling east on Monday, April 13, at noon on Hillendale Road, east of Greenwood Road in Kennett Township, in a ...

 

Jean Marie Rusnak Slater of Avondale

Jean Marie Rusnak Slater, 57, of Avondale, died suddenly Wednesday April 15, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital, West Grove, PA.  She was the wife of J. Todd Slater, with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, she was the daughter of Raymond and Mary (Greene) Rusnak. Jean loved working with kids. For more than 17 years she was an ...

 

Art Watch: Parties!

Art Show Yellow Springs

Two important art events open on the same night this week, Friday April 24th, so you will probably have to make a choice to go to either the Chester County Art Association Invitational dance party in West Chester, or the opening Gala for the Yellow Spring Art Show in Chester Springs. These are both ticketed events that raise money for their respective art programs ...

 

Realtors’ rap racks up thousands of views

A Pennsbury Township real estate agent said he was struggling to find a way to promote an unusual listing in Thornbury Township when he got an idea that rivaled the unconventionality of the residence. Doug Taylor said he and his wife Jill, also his business partner, often create videos to showcase properties. But none of those homes resembled the 1792 converted bank ...

 

Carmela B. Sharples of West Chester

Carmela B. Sharples (nee Schiavello), 89, of West Chester, formerly of Overbrook, died April 15. Born in 1925 in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Carmela (Calla) and Fortunato Schiavello. She was a caring wife, mother and grandmother who devoted her life to making a happy home for her family. Carmela was the beloved wife of Donald P. Sharples Sr.; ...

 

Thelma Mae Austin of West Chester

Thelma Mae Austin (nee College), 99, of West Chester, died April 14. She was known to her friends as "Dutch". Thelma was born in 1915 in Hopewell, to the late Shelton E. and Manda (Whitfield) College. She was predeceased by her children Edward William Furlong and Shirley Austin; and her siblings, Alverta and Clint. She is survived by her grandchildren Janice ...