Archive for July 22nd, 2015

An Open Letter to Birmingham Township

Chairman Conklin - I am aware that the Thomas Butts house on Birmingham Road has been demolished and plans have been made to construct an enormous and modern house on this property. I was distressed to hear from some of my former Meetinghouse Road neighbors that the board of supervisors has presented no objection to this most objectionable project. Surely, as the one ...

 
 

Library board rebuts criticism, alters course

Amended at 6:30 p.m. to add comment from Scudder G. Stevens During a 2 ½-hour meeting on Tuesday, July 21, the beleaguered Kennett Library board came out swinging – and delivered some surprises. Board President Susan Mackey-Kallis began the meeting by reading a long excerpt from an opinion piece that had been submitted to one local media outlet. It pointedly took ...

 

Op/Ed: True story of Kennett Public Library

In January 2015, a new Executive Committee was voted in at the Kennett Public Library Board of Trustees. This team agreed to the following strategy: Expand literacy, balance budgets, work with total transparency We have been working since January to change our budgeting in order to reflect “best practices” for nonprofits of our size. We have begun to provide ...

 

Jim C. Beaver of West Grove

Jim C. Beaver, 85, of West Grove, died Wednesday, July 22, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. He was the husband of M. Lorraine Spitler Beaver with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Port Trevorton, he was the son of the late Ralph J. and the late Margaret (Heiser) Beaver. Jim earned his bachelor and master degrees from Penn State University. He was ...

 

Louise Kuerner Edwards of Cochranville

Louise Kuerner Edwards, 93, of Cochranville, died at her home on Sunday, July 19, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of the late Paul H. Edwards whodied in 1990 with whom she shared 51 years of marriage. Born in Germany, she was the daughter of the late Karl and Anna Kuerner of Chadds Ford. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family, gardening and ...

 

John “Jack” F. Styer of Kennett Square

John “Jack” F. Styer, 87, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, July 19, at Crosslands Retirement Community. He was the husband of Elizabeth Logue Styer, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late J. Franklin and the late Alice Siegfried Styer. Jack graduated from Penn State University with a degree in horticulture. He was ...

 

Around Town July 23

• Top photo: Workers from A.J. Jurich Inc., of Aston, dig along the shoulder of northbound Route 1 to repair a sewage leak. The force main break happened south of Painters Crossing Condominiums. There was a similar break at Route 1 and Creek Road in April. • Steamin’ Day at Auburn Heights puts the spotlight on water Sunday, Aug. 2, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the ...

 

Photo of the Week: Rush Around the Brush

Rushing water swirls around a downed tree branch that fell into the Brandywine Creek in Chadds Ford.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Littles

Littles is a 1 1/2-year-old terrier and American pit bull mix. I am the excitement of the Chester County SPCA shelter. My most distinguishing feature is the unique lightning bolt on my forehead. Maybe I am related to Thor. I love to run and play but am cooperative if you want to just take a stroll. I am easily tired out even with a brisk walk three times around the ...

 

Police Log July 23: Burglary, stolen vehicles, DUIs

• Pennsylvania State Police from the Avondale barracks are investigating a July 19 burglary in East Marlborough Township. Police said someone entered the home on Jean Court and took cash, a TV, a purse, a portable hard drive. and a vehicle located in the driveway. The vehicle has been recovered, the report said, but the investigation is continuing and police are ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Casey Leonard and Annalisa Szymanski, both of Chadds Ford, earned dean's list honors for the Spring 2015 semester at Saint Joseph's University. Leonard is majoring in elementary education, while Szymanski, is majoring in business intelligence and analytics. The following students from Chadds Ford have made the Dean’s List at the University of Delaware: • Robert ...