Archive for April, 2015

Around Town April 30

• The Concord Township Government Study Commission will hold a public hearing on May 13 to take comment on whether the commission should recommend maintaining Concord as Township of the Second Class; institute a referendum as to whether the township should operate under one of the optional plan forms of government available under the Pennsylvania Home Rule Charter ...

 
 

Academic recognition

• Jack Highfill and Alex Schwendeman, both from Chadds Ford, were recognized at Millersville University’s 57th annual Undergraduate Honors and Awards Convocation on Saturday, April 25. Highfill was awarded the Donald Ferguson '70 Scholarship while Schwendeman was awarded the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Scholar-Athlete Award. • Matthew Micklin of Chadds ...

 

Op/Ed: Recognizing Loyalty Day

It was a great honor for me to serve in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. Because of that experience, I understand the sacrifice and reward that comes with taking the ultimate risk to safeguard our communities and our country. The experience also gave me a deep pride in my country, and each year, I look forward to Loyalty Day. This year, House Resolution ...

 

West Chester man charged in father’s death

Updated at 3:30 p.m. with defense attorney's comments “No way for any person to die” is how Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan described the manner in which a 92-year-old veteran met his end. On Wednesday, April 29, Hogan and West Whiteland Police Chief Joseph M. Catov Jr. announced the arrest of Edward J. O’Brien III, 61, of West Chester, in connection with ...

 

Martha R. Wilson of West Grove

Martha R. Wilson, 92, of West Grove, died Friday, April 24, at her residence. She was the wife of Robert T. Wilson Sr., who died in 2005, and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Roy S. and Ruth Jackson Mayo. She was a homemaker, but most importantly, she was a mother. Mrs. Wilson was an avid reader and she ...

 

Barnard House put on temporary hold again

For the second meeting in a row, concerns about the interior of the Barnard House surfaced during the Pocopson Township supervisors’ nearly two-hour meeting on Monday, April 27. And, for the second time, the supervisors tabled a vote on a “scope of work” bid package from Melton Architects, despite assurances from Dennis Melton that all the remaining questions and ...

 

Cinco de Mayo set to brighten borough

From pinatas to paintings, Cinco de Mayo, a multicultural, family-oriented street festival, will take place in downtown Kennett Square on Sunday, May 4. Presented by Casa Guanajuato, the festival highlights Hispanic arts, music and food. A diverse selection of regional financial, health, and educational organizations will also participate. The festival will be held ...

 

Charles L. Malin of Kennett Square

Charles L. Malin, 73, of Kennett Square, died Monday, April 27, at the Pocopson Home. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Hazel Malin Pugh. He was a life long resident of Kennett Square, and he attended Kennett High School. He was a machine operator at the NVF Company, where he worked along side his mother and cousin Greta, retiring after 27 years of ...

 

Pippin, an ‘honest’ artist

The new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art represents “an honesty that can’t be denied.” That was the comment from Chadds Ford artist Karl Kuerner on the exhibit Horace Pippin: The Way I See It, which opened to the public on April 25 and runs trough July 19. “He was painting his own life. What else is there?” Kuerner said. “Looking at his work tells you ...

 

Barrar to host municipal grant workshop

State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, will host a municipal grant workshop on Thursday, May 7, from 6-9 p.m. at the Chadds Ford Township Building, 10 Ring Road, in Chadds Ford. At the workshop, attendees will gather information on available grants, timelines associated with them and gain insight on the application process from various organizations, state departments, and ...

 

Quest for 10,000 Papal volunteers begins

The World Meeting of Families - Philadelphia 2015 announced on Monday, April 27, that its online volunteer registration is now officially open to the public. With more than 10,000 volunteers needed for the World Meeting of Families Congress (Sept. 22-25) and Papal Visit (Sept. 26-27), individuals 18 years of age and older can now register at ...