Archive for July 8th, 2015

Robert F. Mancill II

Robert F. Mancill II died peacefully at Pocopson Home on Sunday, July 5. Born Oct. 5, 1924 in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Norman B. and Anna Marshall Mancill of Mendenhall, brother of the late Norman Mancill, and twin brother Alan Mancill. He attended Wilmington Friends School, the George School in Newtown, and graduated from Lehigh University in 1949. ...

 
 

Paul Joseph Cosgrove Jr. of West Chester

Paul Joseph Cosgrove Jr., 90, artist, of West Chester, died Monday, July 6. Son of Paul J. Cosgrove Sr. and Miriam Reidenbach Cosgrove, Paul devoted most of his time painting scenes of Chester County, New England, and the Southwest. In addition, he explored modern art techniques. He was drafted in his senior year from St. Agnes High School. During WWII he served in ...

 

Photo of the Week: Swamp Thing

Soil erosion may generate a macabre appearance, such as this tree that looks like it might be part squid, but exposed roots provide habitat for new vegetation.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Dolly

Dolly is a 1-year-old spayed female terrier, pit bull mix. Good Golly Miss Dolly! Would you believe I am one of the longest residents at the Chester County SPCA shelter? I have been here almost four months, and no one can figure out why, including me. Maybe it is because I am so quiet in my kennel that no one notices me. But I know it is bad manners to bark, so I ...

 

Police Log July 9: Burglary, harassment, shot fired

• State police from Troop K, Media barracks, are investigating a burglary at an unidentified shop in Chadds Ford Township sometime between 8:30 p.m. on July 3 and 9:15 a.m. on July 4. A police report said someone smashed the front door of the shop at 391 Wilmington Pike, Route 202, entered the business, removed the cash register and then fled. • Police cited Makel ...

 

Around Town July 9

• The Kennett Area Senior Center sponsors an AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers age 50 and over on Thursday, July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. This course is applicable for those who have previously completed the 8-hour course. The session explains the changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as we age and provides useful driving safety tips ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Michael Leff, of Chadds Ford, has been named to the 2015 spring semester Dean's List at Lafayette College for outstanding academic achievement. To qualify for Dean's List, a student must achieve at least a 3.60 semester grade point average on a scale of 4.0. • Danielle Nicole Robinson, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a degree in accounting from James Madison ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: Let freedom ring

My son stayed up until 11:30 p.m. on July 4th to see the televised Philadelphia fireworks. 6ABC did that good a job with the hype hours before. He just knew he would see the letters U-S-A sparkling in the sky. Personally, I expected a Liberty Bell shape to burst over the Museum of Art. The Liberty Bell is a local and national symbol. It is an iconic reminder of the ...

 

Mind Matters: Go see ‘Inside Out’

Two clients and one friend in the past week have talked about seeing the movie “Inside Out.” Usually we (my husband and I) wait for Netflix, but all the talk prompted a trip to the movie theater instead. This Disney-Pixar film captivates older children and adults alike in its story about an 11-year-old girl, Riley. She is a happy hockey-playing kid in Minnesota when ...

 

Art Watch: Shack and Shot

"The Shack" Photograph by Sean Davis

The photography of Sean Davis will be featured this Thursday's Pop up art show at the  Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery.   Sean has recently begun a massive photographic documentation project that spans 30 miles along the Pennsylvania, Route 1 corridor from Avondale to the Main Line. In each township and borough along the way, he's capturing the beauty that makes ...