Archive for November 18th, 2015

Margaret Cloud Elvin

Margaret Cloud Elvin, 97, died Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Kendal Community in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Harold T. Elvin who died in 1999 and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in 1918, she was the daughter of the late Pusey Cloud and Ida Hoopes Cloud. Margaret enjoyed more than 20 years teaching first grade at Upland Country Day School and ...

 
 

Marian “Mannie” C. Tavoni of Kennett Square

Marian “Mannie” C. Tavoni, 90, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Nov. 18, at her daughter’s residence. She was the wife of Samuel J. Tavoni, who died in 2011, and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Francis P. and Grace O’Neil Campbell. She was a homemaker, and a member of St. Patrick’s Church. She is ...

 

Around Town Nov. 19

• The holiday season is upon us. Volunteers at the Brandywine River Museum of Art assemble the annual wreath that will adorn the outer wall of the museum. More than 60 volunteers took part. The wreath is 18 feet in diameter and is made of blue spruce. (See top photo.) Brandywine Christmas, featuring O-gauge trains and the Ann Wyeth McCoy doll collection, at the BRM ...

 

Photo of the Week: Blacksmith Shop

Wood dries outside the blacksmith shop at Newlin Grist Mill Park.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: India

Namaste. My name is India, and I'm a 6-year-old shorthaired white cat with black patches. I came to the Chester County SPCA on Sept. 27 as an owner-surrender. Do not fret, I have no ill will and my kitty yoga helps to keep my mind and spirit centered at all times. My friends here have given me the nick name "Guru" because I have one tooth and am constantly purring ...

 

Police Log Nov. 19: Firearm stolen in Pennsbury; New Garden police on alert

• The New Garden Township Police Department is investigating a daytime forced-entry burglary to an unoccupied residence occurring during a very brief time frame on Friday, Nov. 13 between 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. The location of the crime is in the unit block of Shortledge Court in Landenberg. Although this is only one residential burglary, police strongly encourage the ...

 

Boost Your Business: The future of marketing

I love marketing (obviously). To me, it is the most dynamic aspect of being in business. Just look at the rapid changes we have made globally in the past 45 years since the delivery of the first email in 1971. Twenty years later the world went “social” with LinkedIn and Myspace and Facebook born in 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively, and YouTube and Twitter not far ...

 

Letter: U-CF needs redistricting

The Unionville Chadds Ford School District parents who have expressed concern about overcrowded fifth grade classes at Hillendale Elementary School have exposed a very small tip of a large iceberg. Three of the four elementary schools in the district operate from of 95.9 percent to 105.3 percent of their design capacities. Only Unionville Elementary School operates ...

 

Artist’s literal rise from ashes to be showcased

Nearly a year ago, the historic Frank Furness House on North Union Street in Kennett Square caught fire, and although no lives were lost, damage to the 1884 building was severe. Included in the devastating loss was the total destruction of the studio belonging to T. Mark Cole, a lifelong Chester County artist and instructor at the Chester County Art Association ...

 

Child Advocacy Center earns re-accreditation

Five years ago, Chester County became the only prosecution-based, accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance in Pennsylvania, a distinction that continues. Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced on Tuesday, Nov. 17, that the Chester County Child Advocacy Center has received re-accreditation for another five-year term. The Child Advocacy ...