Archive for November 25th, 2015

Ex-Delco constable facing theft charges

Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan announced in a press release that a former Delaware County constable is facing felony charges for submitting false payment sheets for services that were never performed, for more than 600 Delaware County cases totaling $22,996.70. Peter A. Innaurato, 60, of the 500 block of Achille Road in Havertown, is charged with ...

 
 

Bob R. Gentry of West Grove

Bob R. Gentry, 81, of West Grove, died Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital. He was the husband of Constance McDonald Gentry, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Virginia, he was the son of the late Isaac Gentry Sr., and Grace Lovins Gentry. Bob was a laborer for many years at Kavanaugh Excavating in West Grove. He served his ...

 

Donaghue stepping down as CF solicitor

Chadds Ford Township solicitor Hugh Donaghue will be stepping down from that position as of the first of the year. He announced his intention at the conclusion of the Nov. 24 supervisors’ workshop. “Please be advised that I do not wish to be considered for solicitor in 2016, as I do not desire to serve in that capacity,” he said, reading from a two-page statement. No ...

 

Appetite for outreach aids food cupboards

Victory Brewing Company co-founders Bill Covaleski (left) and Ron Barchet deliver turkeys to the Octorara Area Food Cupboard. The outreach, similar to one by the Pennsylvania State Police, helps ease the burden on the Chester County Food Bank, which is working to provide holiday meals to those in the county without them.

People who are struggling financially often like to stay below the radar, but officials at the Chester County Food Bank are grateful that organizations such as the Pennsylvania State Police and Victory Brewing Company recognize that hunger is a persistent problem, despite Chester County’s affluence. One in 14 residents don’t know if or when their next meal will ...

 

Sweet business added to Kennett’s downtown

Shoppers who head into the Market at Liberty Place on Nov. 28 — Small Business Saturday — can follow the smells of Sweet Magnolia to discover what one of Kennett Square’s newest small businesses has to offer. Small Business Saturday is a promotion by American Express that encourages shoppers to patronize small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sweet ...

 

Photo of the Week: Cattails

Cattails stand tall in what will be part of the Harvey Run Trail in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Sonny

Hi guys, Sonny here. You may have seen my handsome mug before, but guess what? Since being in my foster home I have put on about 20 pounds and now I am up for adoption! I love people, dogs, and cats (I think). I also love to snuggle, every hour of everyday. I am great walking with the assistance of an E-Z Walk harness, but if I see a squirrel hang tight. I respond to ...

 

Around Town Nov. 24

  • Rose Tree Park will once again be decked out for the holiday season when the 39th annual Festival of Lights kicks off Friday, Dec. 4, and runs through Jan. 3. The Festival of Lights is a local tradition that began in 1976 as part of festivities planned to celebrate the nation’s Bicentennial. The festival has grown from 50 lighted trees (one for each ...

 

Police Log Nov. 26

• Now through Sunday, Nov. 29, state police from Troop K, Media barracks, will be taking part in Operation Yellow Jacket in which troopers will be using PennDOT vehicles as platforms for radar monitoring of traffic, a press release said. The idea is to watch for violations that are associated with aggressive driving behavior. Objectives of Operation Yellow Jacket ...

 

Creek Road Bridge is focus of meeting

PennDOT will host a public meeting to inform citizens and receive feedback on the plan to replace the Creek Road Bridge over Brandywine Creek and Octoraro Railroad in Pennsbury and Chadds Ford townships, a press release said. The meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 30, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m in the Pennsbury Township Municipal Building at 702 Baltimore Pike. PennDOT’s ...

 

Mind Matters: Fear is the enemy of fact

My Canadian friend happily relates to me over the phone how her little community is accepting Syrian refugees. She and her husband are involved in the settlement of two of these families and a local church has been instrumental in working on living arrangements. What welcome words after listening to loud diatribes in the news here about how we must “protect” ...