Archive for November 17th, 2015

Art Watch: Talent reigns

The Unionville High School Art Gala celebrates its 40th year of presenting a variety of innovative local artists alongside talented young high school art students from Unionville High School. This wonderful blend of student and professional art always creates such a fun upbeat energy to the show, and it is something that I happily look forward to every year, ...

 
 

Op/ed: Worldview Chadds Ford

Given the horrendous events in Paris last Friday, a concert may seem of little consequence. For me, the concert at the Brandywine River Museum of Art last Thursday demonstrated how important art is and how we can take for granted living here in Chadds Ford. The Brandywine River Museum is everything a great museum is all about. Artists display their work side by side, ...

 

Chesco Health Dept. says it’s time to kick butts

Smoking is responsible for nearly one in five U.S. deaths, and another 8.6 million people live with serious illnesses caused by smoking. The American Cancer Society and Chester County Health Department encourage smokers to take part in the Great American Smokeout on Thursday, Nov. 19, by making a plan to quit, even if only for that day. By quitting, even for one day, ...

 

Michael William Keba of West Chester

Michael William  Keba, 87, of West Chester, died Monday, Nov. 16, at Barclay Friends in West Chester. He was the husband of Rosemary Wethers  Keba, who passed away  in 2003, and with whom he shared  55 years of marriage. Born in Hazelton, he was the son of the late Michael W. and Anna Mehallo Keba. Mr. Keba was a district supervisor for the A&P Tea Co. in ...

 

Coleman L. Hipkins of Wilmington

Coleman “Sonny” “Pops” “Hippy” L. Hipkins, 67, of Wilmington, died at the Christiana Hospital, on Sunday, Nov. 15. He was the husband of Carol Amberg Hipkins, with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Sonny was a 1967 graduate of Avon Grove High School. After that he served in the U.S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska. He was a member of the Brandywine Rod and Gun ...

 

Hello, good-bye and not yet at school board

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors said hello to a replacement member, good-bye to a departing member, and not yet to parents of Hillendale Elementary School third-graders. Directors voted to appoint Elise Anderson as the replacement for Keith Knauss, who resigned in October. She will serve the remainder of the term, which runs through November 2017. She ...

 

Pocopson supervisors ready to hand off baton

A special work session of the Pocopson Township Board of Supervisors on Monday, Nov. 16, paved the way for a vote to approve the bid package for Phase II of the Barnard House, which will cover the building’s interior renovations. For months, the Phase I work on the exterior of the historic residence, which is being repurposed for use as a Pocopson Township ...

 

Op/ed: Chesco urban areas key to wise growth

Two of the guiding philosophies for the future of Chester County came together recently in an Urban Centers Forum held at the Chester County Historical Society in West Chester. VISTA 2025, Chester County’s economic development strategy, stresses the need for a balance of progress and preservation as the key to long-term economic health in the county. Landscapes 2, ...