Archive for June 17th, 2015

Jean M. Roberts of Landenberg

Jean M. Roberts, 88, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, June 17, at Calvert Manor Healthcare Center. She was the wife of Jonathan “JJ” Roberts, who died in 2001, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Bel Air, Md., she was the daughter of the late Wiley and Lydia Kennedy McMillan. Jean was an executive secretary at Hercules, Inc., in Wilmington for 20 ...

 
 

Jean vandenHengel (Nee Bergh) of West Grove

Jean vandenHengel (Nee Bergh), 93, of West Grove, died Friday, June 12, attended by her family at Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community. She was the wife of George John vandenHengel Sr., who died in 2005, and with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Jeannette Johnson and Dr. Charles J. Bergh. She was a ...

 

Peter Sprague Wellington of Kennett Square

Peter Sprague Wellington, 74, of Kennett Square, died Saturday June 13, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Judith French Wellington, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Columbus, Ohio, he was a son of the late Arthur Marshall and the late Miriam Guernsey (Sprague) Wellington. He graduated from The Pennsylvania State University ...

 

Charles Minor Barringer of Kennett Square

Charles Minor Barringer, of Kennett Square, died on June 13 after a short decline. He was born Nov. 17, 1920, in Locust Valley N.Y., the son of Lucy (Minor) and Paul B. Barringer, Jr. Minor graduated from Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Va. and from Princeton University in the class of 1942, later going on to receive his masters' and doctorate degrees in ...

 

Ada P. Boswell of West Chester

Ada P. Boswell, 92, of West Chester, formerly of West Grove, died Tuesday June 16, at the Pembrooke Nursing home in West Chester. She was the wife of the late Joseph Boswell who died in 1973 and with whom she shared 30 years of marriage. Born in Cochranville, she was a daughter of the late Edward and the late Sara (Evans) Prange. Ada was a floor clerk for JJ Newberry ...

 

Growing for ‘The Carve’

It might be too soon for most people to think about pumpkins, but it’s not too soon for the man who grows the gourds for the Chadds Ford Historical Society’s Great Pumpkin Carve. H.G. Haskell is already on the job. Haskell, owner of Hill Girt Farm in Pennsbury Township, just finished planting seeds for this year’s crop dedicated to the joys of carving Jack O’ ...

 

DogsHome needs a home

A new dog rescue group is building its presence and hopes to be building its own facility within two years. First, though, it needs people. Michele Amendola, one of three women who launched DogsHome, said her group not only rescues and fosters dogs, but they also place them for adoption and train them, even after the dogs are in their new permanent homes with an ...

 

Photo of the Week: Howling from the Roots

Exposed roots create the somewhat macabre image of a howling face along the banks of the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Bubba

Hi, I’m Bubba, an 8-year-old terrier and American pit mix and I am one of the sweetest dogs you will ever meet. I spent much of my life at the end of a heavy metal chain and now that I am free of that situation I am soaking up all of the love I can. I’m content to sit next to you and accept all the hugs you want to give me, and answer right back with lots of kisses. ...

 

Chadds Ford banker discovers theft of $439K

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced in a press release that a former Iron Workers bank employee is facing multiple felony charges for stealing more than $430,000 over a 10-year period from elderly bank customers and from the estates of the deceased. The announcement comes at the conclusion of a three-month-long investigation conducted by Det. ...

 

ChesCo posts speed limit markers for bicyclists

Chester County is placing 15 mph speed limit markers on Chester Valley and Struble trails to improve safety for the tens of thousands of users of the trails. The Chester County Facilities and Parks department will place speed limit markers on the Chester Valley Trail by next week and then the Struble Trail. The speed limit also applies to the Schuylkill River Trail. ...