Archive for November 19th, 2015

Stonebridge hearing ends, decision next month

A zoning hearing on whether a Chadds Ford home on Webb Road may be used as a residential rehab center concluded, and a decision is scheduled for Dec. 16. The session was filled with legal objections that were summarily overruled. Chadds Ford Township is opposing a request by Drew and Nicole Barnabei, owners of the property at 681 Webb Road known as Stonebridge ...

 
 

Joseph ‘Joe’ Stumpo, 81, of Pocopson

Friends and family are mourning the death of Joseph “Joe” L. Stumpo, who lost a long battle with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at the age of 81. Joe Stumpo was well-known to Pocopson Township residents for his presence at numerous township meetings and functions, where his sense of humor often entertained those around him. His wife of 35 years, Ricki Stumpo, serves as ...

 

‘A Longwood Christmas’ to open Nov. 26

From thousands of blue and white twinkling lights to dozens of whirling fountain features, the spirit of the holiday season will overflow when Longwood Gardens opens “A Longwood Christmas” on Thursday, Nov. 26. Beginning on Thanksgiving and continuing through Jan. 10, guests will be able to explore the heated, four-acre conservatory and be enchanted by more than 50 ...

 

G. Robert “Bob” White of Glen Mills

G. Robert "Bob" White, 92, of Glen Mills, formerly of Drexel Hill, died Nov. 14. Born in Philadelphia to the late Thomas I. and Elizabeth (nee Gallagher) White, he was a graduate of Southeast Catholic High School, Class of 1941. Bob proudly served his country in the Army during WWII, stationed at Guadalcanal. He worked as an Insurance agent for Allstate Insurance ...

 

Mary B. O’Hare of West Chester

Mary B. O'Hare (nee O'Donnell), 75, of West Chester,  formerly of Newtown Square, died Nov. 16. Born in Donegal, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Kathryn O'Donnell (nee McDevitt). Mary shared 55 years of marriage with her husband, John. She was very close with her grandchildren and was a caregiver for 17 years for a dear friend. Mary is survived ...

 

Marie P. Farnese of West Chester

Marie P. Farnese (nee Pimley), 92, of West Chester, formerly of Broomall, died Nov. 16. Born in Upper Darby, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Bridgetta Pimley (nee McLaughlin). Marie was a 1939 graduate of Notre Dame deLourdes High School in Moylan. She shared 57 years of marriage with her late husband, Emmanuel ("Manny") Farnese. She was a dedicated ...

 

Using technology to cut holiday fatalities

PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) are combining enforcement, education and smartphone technology to make this holiday season – the leading time period for crashes – a safer one through “Operation Safe Holiday” and the SaferRide app, a PennDOT press release said. During “Operation Safe Holiday,” law enforcement ...

 

Library board divided over task force

For more than 2½ hours, the Tuesday night meeting of the Kennett Public Library Board covered a sweeping range of topics that included a review of the library’s new website, concerns about its Adult Literacy Program, and an upbeat update on efforts to purchase a building site for a new library in the borough. But strong divisions surfaced during discussion of one of ...