D.A.: Delco man hijacks website, scams couple

When a Drexel Hill couple wanted to add an in-law suite to their home, they did some online research and emailed a contractor. However, the website for J.D. Kelly Corporation had essentially been hijacked, and the man the couple actually contacted – Vincent E. Cottrell III, 39, of Drexel Hill – now faces felony theft charges for scamming the pair out of $52,706.32, Delaware County…

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Nonprofit exec joins 9th District Senate race

Nether Providence Township education leader Marty Molloy has announced his campaign for the April 26 special election to fill the 9th Senatorial District vacancy for Delaware and Chester counties. Molloy joins Dan Maisano, a recently-retired magisterial district judge, and state Rep. Tom Killion (R-168) in a race for the seat that was vacated by former state Sen. Dominic Pileggi, who won a judgeship on the…

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Art Watch: An apple for the student

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Portrait of an apple from Willowdale Academy

If you have ever been to Landhope in Kennett Square off Routes 926 and 82, you may have seen a sign for "Willowdale Art Academy" and wondered what that was. Oil painter Karen D'Allaird started Willowdale Art Academy  5 years ago to give young students art classes that teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Classes are taught only Mondays and Tuesdays, and class size…

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Bundle up to enjoy outdoor exercise options

Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you have to get your exercise indoors. For area residents, several options for outdoor winter activity are available with just a short drive, according to a press release from the Land Conservancy of Southern Chester County (TLC). Some of them, such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing or sledding, require Mother Nature's cooperation. Stateline Woods Preserve, just three miles outside…

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Blood Bank of Delmarva seeks pre-storm donors

With the real possibility of this winter’s first significant storm of the season, the Blood Bank of Delmarva is urging blood donors to strongly consider donating the gift of life before travel on area roadways becomes an issue. “Cold and flu season has started to take its toll on our donor base,” said Michael Waite, director of marketing and community relations at the Blood Bank. …

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Aidan Andrews Young of Chatham

Aidan Andrews Young, 11, died peacefully at home with his family surrounding him, Monday, Jan. 11, after a prolonged fight with a rare, recurrent brain tumor. Aidan was born on June 29, 2004 and lived in Placencia, Belize and Chatham, Pa.  He is survived by his mother, Julia Gardner, his father, Carlton "Patu" Young (of Placencia, Belize), and his brother Damien Berry (of Santa Catalina,…

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Homicide being investigated in Lower Oxford

Pennsylvania State Police from Troop J, Avondale barracks, are investigating a homicide in Lower Oxford Township. A press release said the victim was an 81-year-old woman who was stabbed by a family member on Irwin Road about 2:25 a.m. on Jan. 19. The suspect is in custody. Neither the victim nor the suspect was identified. More information will be released later, police said.  

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Georgette E. Sullivan

Georgette E. Sullivan died peacefully of natural causes at Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square on Thurs. Jan 14. She was 93 years old. Born in France she spoke French in her family of origin. In high school in Oakland, Calif., she was president of the Girls' Athletic Association, and captain of the high school softball team. Georgette's married life was dedicated to her children…

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Rothman Institute coming to Glen Mills

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Rendering of Glen Mills Rothman Institute facility under construction

The Rothman Institute announces the opening of two new offices in Philadelphia’s western suburbs. Rothman Institute Malvern and Rothman Institute Glen Mills are currently under construction. Each office will offer a full range of orthopaedic subspecialty care and services including imaging, orthotics, physical therapy and hand therapy. Rothman Institute Glen Mills will be in the Shoppes at Brinton Lakes on Evergreen Drive. Located just off Route 202,…

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Rachel Kohl Library announces Outlander Tour

This fall, Rachel Kohl Library is excited to announce that we have partnered with Kate DeLosso Travel to bring a unique travel experience based on the popular book series Outlander, recently adapted for television on Starz! Below is a brief overview of the trip, including itinerary, scheduled from September 23rd to October 1st. Rachel Kohl Library Outlander Tour September 23 Short Itinerary: Friday, 9/23: US…

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