Archive for April 4th, 2016

CFES water is safe

Somebody had something wrong and it made it look as if the water at Chadds Ford Elementary School was bad. It’s not, though. The bogus information was the fault of a typo — a misplaced decimal point. According to Superintendent of Schools John Sanville, the water is fine. In an email to parents, Sanville said: “You may have seen a story stating that the water at ...

 
 

Bringing music history to the battlefield

The sound of pipe organ music might begin wafting through the air along the Brandywine Battlefield sometime this year. Randell Spackman, owner of Thornbury Farms, has four sets of pipes, two controllers, and a pair of air blowers in his barn and is eager to put them all together and have some organ music concerts. He said he’s already been talking with people at the ...

 

Summit to focus on active shooter scenario

Active threat and reunification on a school campus will be addressed at the bi-annual Safe Schools Summit on Thursday, April 7. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., school administrators, school board directors, law enforcement, teachers and parents are invited to learn more about responding to and recovering from an active shooter scenario. The Safe Schools Summit will be held in ...

 

Adrienne Phillips Wickersham of Kennett Square

Adrienne Phillips Wickersham, 95, of Kennett Square, died of natural causes on Sunday, March 27, at her home in Kendal at Crosslands. The older of two children, Adrienne was born to Adrienne (McMahon) and Edmund Phillipson April 27, 1920 in New York, New York. She attended Houghton College in Houghton, New York, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in ...

 

Joanne Parsons Barker of Kennett Square

Joanne Parsons Barker, 85, of Kennett Square, died Friday, April 1, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester. She was the wife of Wade H. Barker, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Newton and Ruth Loller Parsons.. Mrs. Barker was a tour coordinator at Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, retiring in 1985 ...

 

Marie Ethel Mutter Janton of Kennett Square

Marie Ethel Mutter Janton, 79, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Thursday, March 31, at her home with her husband. She was the wife of Frank Janton with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Frank and the late Anna (Vitale) Mutter and predeceased by her brother Frank Mutter. Marie was an accomplished pianist ...

 

Small town orchestra produces big sound

Kennett Square is the smallest town in the U.S. that supports a professional symphony orchestra, according to Kennett Symphony Board President Paul Merluzzi. He told a sold-out crowd at Longwood Gardens of the organization’s debt to supporters to keep the orchestra going and growing. The occasion was the spring concert Sunday, April 3, which included a salute to a ...

 

June A. Milam of Landenberg

June A. Milam, 74, of Landenberg, died Friday, April 1, at the Chester County Hospital. She was the wife of Pedro Lopez, who died in 2015, and with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Born in Elkton, Md,, she was the daughter of the late Raymond and Martha Bullock Holmes. June was a custodian at the Kennett School District for 18 years, retiring in 2003. After her ...

 

At Pocopson, students get hooked on science

For five months, the relationships intensified, spawning affection as well as insight. But for fifth-graders at Pocopson Elementary School, breaking up wasn’t so hard to do on Friday, April 1 – even when the results turned from fun to fatal. “He’s swimming away to a better life,” one girl exclaimed as her fingerling brook trout darted away in the Pocopson Creek. ...