Police searching for 14-year-old girl

State police from the Avondale barracks are seeking the public’s help to locate a missing 14-year-old girl. Police said Aigner Daku-Tucker was last seen at Avon Grove High School on Friday, Oct. 16, about 8 a.m. According to a press release, the bus driver dropped her at the school; however, she was never seen entering the building and did not report to any of her…

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Longwood teaches school board

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors got a lesson on the importance of strategic planning from the executive director of Longwood Gardens. Paul Redman and Marnie Conley, Longwood’s director of marketing, addressed the school board during its Oct. 19 work session to explain how strategic planning helped Longwood in its goal to improve an already excellent system. They came at the request of School Superintendent John…

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Op/Ed: Vote to keep Kennett Twp. fiscal reform

Up until the last election for supervisor in 2013, when Richard Leff joined Scudder Stevens to form a new reform administration, Kennett Township had unfortunately gained a terrible reputation regarding its financial management. Previous administrations routinely co-mingled funds collected for different purposes - open space, sewers, etc., in the general fund, contrary to state law and generally accepted accounting practices. Because of this, the apparent…

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Wesley M. Burritt of New London

Wesley M. Burritt, 24, of New London, died Friday, Oct. 16, at his home in New London. Born in Christiana, and raised in New London, he was the son of George and Linda (Kelly) Burritt. Wesley was a 2009 graduate of Avon Grove High School and studied heating and air conditioning at Delaware Community College. He was working with his dad in his paintless dent-repair…

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Audubon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

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Three Jugs, 1928, by Max Weber (The Hevrdejs Collection)

New exhibit opens October 27, 2015 at the Philadelphia Museum of art and runs through January 10, 2016. The artists named reflect the scope and variety of the exhibit. This fall, the Philadelphia Museum of Art will present a major exhibition surveying nearly two centuries of the most intimate, intricate, and varied genre of painting practiced in the United States. Audubon to Warhol: The Art…

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Barnard House factors into 2016 budget talks

The Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors voted to advance the Barnard House project and received a preview of the 2016 budget at a budget workshop on Monday, Oct. 19. Before the financial analysis began, Supervisors’ Chairman Barney Leonard made a motion to authorize the township’s solicitor to review a draft of the bid proposal for the Barnard House. Once a stop on the Underground Railroad,…

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Local 5th-grader relishes working for ‘Peanuts’

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William "Alex" Wunsch, a fifth-grader at Pocopson Elementary, is looking forward to visiting Hollywood for trick-or-treating – and watching the premiere of 'The Peanuts Movie.' He provides the voice of Shermy for the animated film.

A Pocopson Township Elementary School fifth-grader’s road to fame began inauspiciously with a tonsillectomy. William “Alex” Wunsch said he was home from school for a week at age 6 after having his tonsils removed. “He was the worst patient,” confided his mother, Juliet Wunsch, explaining that her high-energy son quickly tired of the sedentary routine. The next thing she knew, he was on the phone…

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Crozer at Brinton Lake Celebrates 10 Years

When Crozer-Keystone opened the Crozer Medical Plaza at Brinton Lake (300 Evergreen Drive, Glen Mills) back in 2005, the health system was ahead of the curve in terms of bringing high-quality, patient-centered health care services in an outpatient setting to western Delaware County. Today, Crozer Brinton Lake is the most comprehensive outpatient complex in the region with over 30 medical specialties and centers for cancer…

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Mark D. Wells of Hockessin

Mark D. Wells, 66, of Hockessin, died Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Carole Abrams Wells, with whom he shared nine-and-a-half-years of marriage. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late William R. Wells Sr. and Anna Barry Wells. Mark was the director of weapons training at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Aberdeen, Md., retiring in 2007…

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