Archive for February, 2016

Free mobile hot spots coming to library

Here’s a creative way to beat the cold, even if only figuratively: Next month, the Kennett Public Library will offer mobile WiFi hot spots for library members to borrow and use for free. Wireless HotSpots will offer free Internet access anywhere and are perfect for schoolwork, job hunting, travel or social networking; they will be available at the library the month ...

 
 

Schools to close early because of rain

Last night’s rain has created a tricky situation in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Superintendent John Sanville said in an email, causing an early closing of Unionville High School and Patton Middle School. "We have been monitoring water levels and road closures since 5 a.m. Things have changed rapidly and, in light of the number of bridges and roads that ...

 

Loop road proposal changed

A new proposal for the final leg of the loop road between Routes 1 and 202 through Hillman Drive shows four changes the developer hopes will satisfy concerns of residents. Proposals include changing the dedicated turn lanes at Hillman Drive and Route 202, having a right turn only from Dickinson Drive onto Hillman, adding a roundabout on Hillman in front of Evergreen ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 25

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. 29. If you’re 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.   ...

 

Around Town Feb. 25

• Unionville High School’s gymnasium is hosting the 21st Unionville High School PTO Used Book Sale, starting on Friday, Feb. 26. Donated by a diverse group of avid readers, the approximately 80,000 books cover a wide variety of genres, including children’s books, art books and classics. The used book sale is the high school PTO's primary fundraiser and allows the PTO ...

 

Academic Achievement

• Chadds Ford students Matthew Edward Foster and Patrick H. Scharr were named to Dean's List at Clemson University for the fall 2015 semester. Foster is majoring in economics and Scharr is majoring in mechanical engineering. To be named to the Dean's List at Clemson, a student achieved a grade-point average between 3.50 and 3.99 on a 4.0 scale. • Edward Leonard, of ...

 

Nat’l Weather Service issues tornado watch

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a tornado watch for the region until 11 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24. What this means is that a line of strong thunderstorms is approaching from the south and west that could produce an isolated tornado. There is also a risk of damaging straight-line winds with gusts near 70 mph, NWS said. Emergency officials are advising ...

 

Guenther Hendrich, of Kennett Square

Guenther Hendrich, 87, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, Feb. 20, at his residence. He was the husband of Maria Arbe Hendrich, with whom he shared 22 years of marriage. Born in Jena, Germany, he was the son of the late Kurt and Charlotte Scholze Hendrich. Mr. Hendrich was the director of sales for the Nestle Company, Berlin, Germany, retiring after 25 years of ...

 

Eugene “Mose” F. Coyle of Oxford

Eugene “Mose” F. Coyle, 84, of Oxford, died Friday, Feb. 19, at the Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.  He was the husband of the late Marie Elser Coyle who died in 2009 and with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Riverside, N.J., he was a son of the late Charles and the late Sara (Beekler) Coyle. Mose served our country during the ...

 

Gail L. McMahon Dolan of Oxford

Gail L. McMahon Dolan, 63, of Oxford, died Friday, Feb. 19,1 at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  She was the wife of Linwood Dolan, with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was a daughter of the late William J. and the late Edna Mae (Jenkins) McMahon. Gail graduated from the Kennett High School and Votech beauty school in 1970, and ...

 

Police Log Feb. 24: Accidents, thefts

 • State police from Troop K, Media barracks, said Wilson X. Vallare-Castro, 31, of West Chester was injured in a one-vehicle accident on  Conchester Highway Feb. 15. A report said Vallare-Castro was driving east on Route 322 when he crossed over the double yellow lines  and struck a utility pole. He was transported for treatment, and was also cited for the accident. ...