Archive for December 1st, 2015

Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour beckons

For the last three decades, the Chadds Ford Historical Society (CFHS) has been showcasing historic properties decked out for the holidays during the first week in December. On Saturday, Dec. 5, the Chadds Ford Historical Society will celebrate its 30th Annual Candlelight Christmas Tour. This much-anticipated annual tradition will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. and will ...

 
 

D.A.: Ex-worker stole first-responder gear

A former employee of a respected Chester County business is accused of stealing more than $195,000 worth of merchandise from the company, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced in a press release. Thomas Wessells, 55, formerly of New Castle, De., allegedly stole from the Witmer Public Safety Group in Sadsbury Township, where he worked as the director ...

 

Mark S. Seldomridge of Hockessin

Mark S. Seldomridge, 61, of Hockessin, died Tuesday, Dec. 1, at his residence. He was the husband of Nancy Zilke Seldomridge, with whom he shared 11 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of Dorothy Snyder Seldomridge of Kennett Square, and the late Richard Seldomridge. Mark was a production operator at Valero Energy in Delaware City, retiring in 2010 ...

 

New bridge over Brandywine in 2020

Twin Bridges, the span across the Brandywine Creek along Creek Road near Rocky Hill Road in Chadds Ford Township and the Haskell Farm in Pennsbury Township, is scheduled to be replaced beginning in 2019. The work is expected to take about 18 months and be finished by the end of 2020. That was the general take-away from a stakeholders’ meeting in Pennsbury Township on ...

 

Art Watch: The art of the gift

Tea bowls made by Greenwood Elementary students to benefit Kennett Cupboard

The first weekend in December is full of local artisan shows, craft fairs, and open studios of local artists selling everything from paintings to ceramics and jewelry. This month is the "Art of the Gift" for the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail, so even wineries will be getting into the spirit of handmade gifts for the holiday season. With so many options, it makes for ...

 

Jack R. Johnson of Kennett Square

Jack R. Johnson, 83, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Nov. 26, at the Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Michale Barwell Johnson, with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Born in Rosedale, PA, he was the son of the late S. Frank and Mabel McMillan Johnson. He was an electrical motor repairman at Robert S. Swanson and Son in Kennett Square, PA. for 40 ...

 

Mother Pearl Irene Bladen of Avondale

Mother Pearl Irene Bladen, 98, of Avondale, died Sunday, Nov. 29, at Twin Pines Nursing Health Care Center. Her first husband, Richard “Joseph” J. Bladen, with whom she shared 52 years of marriage, died in 1990, Her second husband, Donald William Brown died in 2006. Born in Ijamsville, Md., she was the daughter of the late James E Foreman and Irene Bowman Foreman. ...

 

Ralph Adrien Olivier of Landenberg

Ralph Adrien Olivier, 62, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, Nov. 25 at his home. He was the husband of Carol Blevins Olivier, with whom he shared 25 years of marriage. Born in Fall River, Mass., he was a son of Adrian Olivier of Newark, Del., and the late Ruth Hoehn Olivier. Ralph graduated high school from the American School of Paris, and was a graduate of Cornell ...