Archive for April 6th, 2016

Hospital gala to be held at Longwood Gardens

Fresh off its win as the best botanical garden in America in an online survey, Longwood Gardens will provide the setting for the Chester County Hospital Gala, a 30-year-plus tradition. The event on Saturday, April 16, offers an opportunity for friends of Chester County Hospital to celebrate its mission and support community outreach programs. The volunteers of the ...

 
 

Art Watch: A mosaic of creativity

Clay artist Rhoda Kahler has two major art openings in April, as well as a museum show, all at a time when she was determined to "lay low and just do art." Her solo show at Church Street Gallery in West Chester, "Tactiles" opens  April  8 from 5 to 9 p.m. and goes through April 30. This is the first sculpture show at Church Street Gallery, and one of the few abstract ...

 

PennDOT: Traffic fatalities down in 2015

Traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania hit the second-lowest total since record-keeping began in 1928. The 1,200 fatalities in 2015 equaled only five more than 2014’s record low, said a PennDOT press release. “We and our safety partners continue to work on infrastructure improvements, as well as promoting the use of education, enforcement and outreach in efforts to ...

 

Concord aims to add sewers in two areas

Concord Township supervisors want to bring public sewers into two areas of the township. One location is Andrien Road in the northeast section of the township, and the other area is along Route 202 from Smithbridge Road down to the beer distributor in the split near Goodwill and Targetmaster. To do that, the township must update its sewer plan — the Act 537 plan — ...

 

Police nab three with civilian help

***UPDATE: See below ***   Pennsylvania State Police from Troop K, Media barracks — with the assistance of a Birmingham Township woman — arrested three people in Chadds Ford Township following a break-in in Concord Township. The suspects — whose identities have not yet been released — were arrested in the vicinity of Creek Road, Station Way Road and Route 1 in ...

 

Longwood Gardens wins online contest

Updated at 2:15 p.m. with quote from Paul B. Redman For Longwood Gardens aficionados, the news that Longwood bested the competition in an online contest for Best Botanical Garden in the U.S. probably won’t come as a surprise. However, the expansive, former homestead of Pierre S. du Pont did get periodically bumped from the top spot during several weeks of online ...

 

Lauded for contributions: electrical, charitable

Despite the origin of his company’s moniker, this Kennett area resident is no ordinary Tom, Dick or Harry. W. Thomas Musser transformed the Tri-M Group LLC – eponymously named for the three Musser brothers, Tom Dick and Harry – into one of the leading electrical solutions providers in the eastern U.S. Founded in 1964, the Kennett Square- based electrical contracting ...

 

Helen Marie Kershner of Chadds Ford

Helen Marie Kershner (nee Driscoll), of Chadds Ford, died April 3. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Michael Joseph and Helen M. (nee Garrison) Driscoll. Helen was employed by the Bulletin, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Chester County Daily Local News in the advertising department. She served for many years as a docent for the Brandywine ...

 

Police log April 6: Naked preaching, teen injured, $7K stolen

• An incident involving a naked man walking along Strasburg Road and shouting “Jesus is coming” is under investigation, said state police from the Embreeville barracks. A report said the indecent exposure occurred near Stargazer Road in West Bradford Township on Tuesday, March 8, at 4:51 p.m. The man was described as a white, non-Hispanic male with light hair and ...