Archive for February 18th, 2016

Stephen Michael McClaskey of West Chester

Stephen Michael McClaskey, 58, of West Chester, a true man of God who fiercely loved and provided for his family, died Sunday, Feb. 14, at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. He was the husband of Judith Wells McClaskey. Born Dec. 10, 1957, in West Chester, he was the son of the late Grover Cleveland McClaskey and the late Elaine Burns McClaskey. He was a ...

 
 

Borough council handles far-flung agenda

At its two-hour meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, Kennett Square Borough Council handled a far-reaching agenda, figuratively traveling back in time as well as across the border. The topics included snow-removal complaints, a possible partnership with a region in Mexico, the borough’s gateway role in the  Brandywine Battlefield, and ways to improve communication with ...

 

Kennett buys land for township-owned park

Kennett Township has purchased 45 acres of land at a cost of almost $750,000 for a township-owned park, but the final cost may only be 10 percent of the price. Township Manager Lisa Moore announced the deal during the Feb. 17 supervisors’ meeting, though the board did discuss the matter in a roundabout way in October. She said details couldn’t be released at the time ...

 

2016 Unionville Community Fair rescued

The 91-year old Unionville Community Fair was saved from possible extinction last night when Deb Deckman stepped forward and agreed to serve as the fair board’s next president. Approximately 50 people attended an emergency meeting at Willowdale Chapel, called specifically to find a president and a treasurer for the board of directors. “We were facing a deadline to ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 18

Come meet all the wonderful animals available now for adoption at the Brandywine Valley SPCA. All featured pets are “Name Your Price” adoption fee until Monday Feb. 22. Not ready to adopt? Then sponsor a pet and provide a safe place for our companions to rest until they find their forever homes. Help us give them a second chance at a fresh start. Tinkerbell I'm a ...

 

Around Town Feb. 18

• The old song said it’s “Summer in the City,” but now it’s time for chocolate in the borough. The annual Chocolate Lovers Festival, a fundraiser for the United Way of Southern Chester County, is this Sunday, Feb. 21 at Kennett High School. Hundreds of chocolate treats including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes will be available for tasting. Bring ...

 

Academic Acknowledgement

• Worcester Polytechnic Institute announced that Charles Frick, of Chadds Ford, a member of the class of 2016 majoring in electrical and computer engineering, was named to the university's Dean's List for academic excellence for the fall 2015 semester. The criteria for the WPI Dean's List differ from that of most other universities, as WPI does not compute a grade ...