Archive for December, 2015

Art Watch: Artists glance back, gaze ahead

Stubb's Duo by Joe Jacobs

If you are hanging around Kennett Square for the Mushroom Drop on New Year's Eve, swing by Mala Galleria's opening for artist Joe Jacobs from 7 to 10 p.m. You will undoubtedly recognize Joe Jacob's signature watercolor horse paintings, as well as many other smaller works from local artists that are available at Mala Galleria. Longwood Art Gallery in Kennett Square ...

 
 

Police seeking ID on golf club burglar

Police in New Garden Township are hoping the public can help them link a suspect to a burglary earlier this month at the Hartefeld National Golf Club. On Dec. 21 at 9:53 a.m., police responded to the 100 block of Sharp Road for a late report of a commercial burglary that occurred on Dec. 10. Police were able to view video surveillance from the crime scene, which ...

 

Around Town Dec. 31

• All townships in Pennsylvania will be holding their state-required reorganization meetings on Monday, Jan. 4. Check with your own township for specific start time. • Bert Lams, who was part of a sold-out show with the California Guitar Trio in November, will return to The Kennett Flash on Tuesday, Jan. 5, with Italian guitarist Fabio Mittino.  Doors will open at 7 ...

 

Kennett teen mourned in sea of blue, white

His smile lit up a room, his laughter energized those around him, and his compassion infused all within reach. So the death of 16-year-old Brian Roberto Ayllon of Kennett Square on Dec. 22 of natural causes sent shock waves through the Kennett and Unionville school districts and beyond. And on a rain-swept Tuesday evening, Dec. 29, hundreds upon hundreds gathered at ...

 

Stonebridge decision likely to be appealed

The Chadds Ford Zoning Hearing Board, in a 3-0 decision, turned down a request to use a Webb Road home as a substance abuse rehab center. The decision could be appealed to federal court. Drew and Nicole Barnabei, owners of Stonebridge Mansion at 681 Webb Road, wanted to use their 25-room house as a residential lifestyle modification treatment facility for substance ...

 

Police Log Dec. 30: Accidents, DUI, pedestrian struck

• Police said a driver who fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle struck a house on Tally Ho Drive in Chadds Ford Township. A passenger in the vehicle was transported to Crozer Medical Center with moderate injuries. According to the report, John S. Wilbank, 68, of Boothwyn, was driving on Tally Ho at 7:03 a.m. on Dec. 3 when he fell asleep while traveling at 35 ...

 

Muriel Ann Vilbert of West Chester

Muriel Ann (nee Robinson) Vilbert, 90, longtime resident of West Chester, died Dec. 25, of natural causes. She was the loving wife for 68 years of Benjamin Franklin Vilbert; loving mother of Michael Jonathan and wife Kellie, Benjamin Franklin III and wife Olivia, James Robinson and wife Linda, Ann Elizabeth, and Thomas Patrick and wife Marie; loving grandmother to ...

 

Iris L. Dickerson of West Chester

Iris L. Dickerson (nee Laird), 91, of West Chester, and formerly of Springfield, died Dec. 27. Born in Philadelphia in 1924, Iris was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Hamill) Laird. She was the beloved wife of Leonard C. Dickerson; loving mother of Keith (Suzanne), Brad (Nancy), Gary (Lynn) and the late Laird (Debbie); loving grandmother of Shannon, ...

 

PennDOT: Snowplows ready; drivers should be

With the arrival of the winter season, PennDOT is urging area motorists to be prepared for driving in inclement weather as crews work to keep state highways passable. “State crews and equipment are ready to serve our citizens by treating and plowing highways to keep them passable during times of snow and mixed precipitation,” said PennDOT District Executive Kenneth ...

 

Timothy Patrick Reilly of West Grove

Timothy Patrick Reilly, 48, of West Grove, died Dec. 27, at his residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Tim was married to the love his life Michelle and together spent more than 16 years working as a team sharing values of home and family in all they did. They have two wonderfully talented and strong children Jack Schuh Reilly and Layne Gillian Reilly who ...

 

Photo of the Week: Tentacles

Exposed tree roots fan out and seem to grip the earth like giant tentacles.