Archive for January 13th, 2016

Antiques, pending sale’s agreement in ruins

Chadds Ford castle in better days. Photo courtesy of Brandy Ashley

The side of Rocky Hill Castle in Chadds Ford is shown in its past winter splendor. On Tuesday, a fire gutted the interior and severely compromised the stone exterior walls. Photo courtesy of Brandy Ashley

For nearly four hours on Tuesday, Jan. 12, firefighters battled the Rocky Hill Castle blaze on Bullock Road in Chadds Ford Township, a fire that destroyed nearly 200 years of history, cherished family heirlooms, and the completion of an agreement of sale. Brandy Ashley, a former resident of the castle who lives nearby, said a neighbor called about 1:30 a.m. She said ...

 
 

Police: Package thief caught

Kennett Township Police Department, with the help of information provided by the public and Delaware law enforcement agencies, were able to identify Michael O. Krause in connection with the theft of a package from a home near Routes 1 and 52, a press release said. An arrest warrant for Krause, 24, of Wilmington, was filed at the Kennett District Court on Jan. 5, and ...

 

Art Watch: Bum wads on display

Ed Rahme sketches on exhibit at Oxford Art Alliance

"Architectural Sketches: Building an Idea" opens this Friday, January 15 at The Oxford Art Alliance with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. This exciting exhibition showcases the early stage architectural renderings of renowned local architects Ed Rahme, Wayne Simpson and Todd Tully Danner. Visit this exhibit January 15 - February 13, and join in an open ...

 

Girls Advisory Board wins national grant

The Girls Advisory Board (GAB), the youth philanthropy program of the Chester County Fund for Women and Girls, has received national recognition. The group was awarded an Activating Leadership Grant for Women from Eileen Fisher, a designer clothing company. The theme of the 2015 grant was Achieving Personal Transformation, according to a press release from the ...

 

Joseph P. Riddle of West Chester

Joseph P. Riddle, of West Chester, formerly of Cape May, N.J. and Jensen Beach, Fla., died January 12. Born in 1949 in South Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary (nee Hacker) Riddle. Joseph served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He worked as a carpenter for Safeway Steel Company. He was the beloved father of Michelle Riddle-Costello (Frank); ...

 

Police Log Jan. 13: Theft, accidents

• State police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, said Timothy Lee Schallack, 19, of West Chester, is accused of retail theft in connection with a Jan. 9 incident at the Walmart in East Marlborough Township. According to a report, police were dispatched to the store and found Schallack in possession of three stolen airsoft guns and related equipment valued at $139. The ...