Archive for February 12th, 2016

Urgent need for O Negative blood

As the coldest weather of the season strikes the Delmarva this weekend, Blood Bank of Delmarva is issuing an urgent call for blood donors, especially those who have O Negative blood. O Negative is the universal blood type that can be transfused to any patient in a critical situation when there isn’t time to determine a patient’s blood type. “Heavier than normal usage ...

 
 

Joan Lafferty Pennington of Avondale

Joan Lafferty Pennington, 79, of Avondale, died Friday, Feb. 12, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. She was the wife of the late Robert P. Pennington who died in 2010 and with whom she shared 57 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen Groves Lafferty. Joan was a lab technician in the mushroom industry working for ...

 

Helen Page Brinn of Kennett Square

Helen Page Brinn, 83, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 11, at Kendal at Longwood. She was the wife of Marvin S. Brinn, who died in 2010, and with whom she shared 52 years of marriage. Born in Glasgow, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Charles M. And Helen Mae Ellis Moore. She was employed as a physical therapist in hospitals before she had children and ...

 

Barrar wants Wolfe to exempt military from EIT

State Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160, Chester/Delaware Counties, the majority chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, commended the Senate for unanimously passing legislation this week to benefit military personnel. As the House passed the bill in June, it will now be presented to the governor for his signature. House Bill 561 would amend the ...

 

Roadwork for week of Feb. 13

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 13 through Feb. 20. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Route 322 in both directions will be the site of patching crews between Route 1 and ...

 

Growth is coming: Is Kennett region ready?

One of the principals heading the economic development study of the Kennett region urged an audience of about 100 on Thursday, Feb. 11, to attend the next session, scheduled for April 7 – and bring friends and neighbors. “The recommendations we come up with have to have community buy-in,” said Todd Poole, the founder of 4ward Planning. Poole and Mark Keener, the ...

 

Code Blue alert prompts tips to cope with cold

With the arrival of frigid weather, Chester County has put its Code Blue policy in effect, according to a county press release. Code Blue is implemented when temperatures dip below 35 degrees, putting some residents at risk for inadequate shelter, hot meals, and medical assistance. Information on the county's Code Blue alert, which includes a list of warming ...

 

CCIU offering career-focused summer camps

As winter continues its frigid grip on the region, perhaps thoughts of summer camp will offset the cold. And even if they don’t, it’s not too early to line up enriching summer activities for students, says the Chester County Intermediate Unit (CCIU). Summer Career Academies are not your normal summer day camps for kids. These hands-on programs, focused on topics ...

 

Home Rule Charter ready for Concord voters

The i’s have been dotted and the t’s crossed. The final draft of a proposed Home Rule Charter for Concord Township is now ready for public review before a vote to accept or reject it on April 26. Members of Concord’s Government Study Commission voted on Feb. 11 to approve a final draft of the charter that, if accepted by voters, would change the basic structure of ...