Archive for January 20th, 2016

Galer wines win at prestigious competition

Galer Estate Winemaker Virginia Mitchell

Galer Estate Winemaker Virginia Mitchell

Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery was awarded two medals in the most prestigious wine competition in the United States, the 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.   The two wines they submitted, their estate grown chardonnays. Both were voted medal winners:  Silver medal for their 2014 Chardonnay Reserve and a Bronze medal for their 2014 Red Lion Chardonnay. ...

 
 

Weather Service issues winter storm watch

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for southeastern Pennsylvania from Friday, Jan. 21, into Sunday morning, Jan. 23. The storm watch, which includes Delaware and Chester counties, means a potential exists for significant accumulations of snow that could adversely impact travel. Accumulations of 12 to 16 inches are predicted in the vicinity ...

 

Police alert for phone scams

Pennsylvania State Police, Troop K, Media station, wants to alert people about several phone scams that have been conducted within the state, primarily targeting the elderly. Three of the most prevalent include IRS, lottery winner, and bail money scams. The IRS scam is usually perpetrated by an unknown caller (usually male with an accent) cold calling a victim and ...

 

Speaker offers tips on kids’ cyber safety

Frigid temperatures might have kept people from attending a talk on cyber safety at Kennett Middle School, but according to one attendee, that was too bad. “This is the exact information that parents need,” she said, “I wish more had been here.” The one-hour presentation, given by attorney and former Bucks County Deputy District Attorney Mark Walz, was held at ...

 

Kennett library board gets major overhaul

During its reorganization meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Kennett Public Library Board of Trustees received a massive overhaul. At a meeting attended by fewer than half a dozen residents, the board voted in new leadership, bid farewell to five members, welcomed a new member, and reiterated its commitment to building a new facility. With seven board members present, ...

 

Man, 23, accused of rape attempts, slaying

A Lincoln University man faces charges relating to the fatal stabbing and attempted rape of his 81-year-old grandmother and the attempted rape of his mother, Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan said in a press release. Hogan said Kevin A. Havelow Jr., 23, was taken into custody at his Lower Oxford Township residence by state police from the Avondale barracks, ...

 

Kennett Flash to offer night of rockin’ blues

An acclaimed all-female blues rock band will make its area debut on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Kennett Flash. Jane Lee Hooker, a band of five women from New York City who infuse the grit and attitude of their hometown into the blues, will take the stage following Vinyl Artifacts, a local band called “one of Kennett Square’s best kept secrets,” according to a Flash ...

 

President’s outgoing remarks to KPL board

From Susan Mackey-Kallis, outgoing Kennett library board president "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as KPL Board president these last 12 months. As a Board we settled on 15 goals a year ago in January when I took over as president, with Karen Ammon, Geoff Birkett and Joan Weber as my executive team. Perhaps it was an overly ambition agenda, we managed, ...

 

Police Log Jan. 20: Hit and run, DUI, theft

• A 44-year-old Cochranville motorist was the victim of a hit and run accident in Kennett Township on Jan. 16. A state police report said the victim was stopped for a traffic light in the left, southbound lane of Route 1 at Route 52 when he was rear-ended. When the light changed to green, the victim pulled over to the shoulder, but the offending driver continued ...