Archive for April 28th, 2016

Museum becomes magnet for ‘Frolic’ tributes

George A. 'Frolic' Weymouth is being remembered as a peerless visionary, conservationist, philanthropist, and sportsman. Photo courtesy of the Brandywine Conservancy

As tributes to the late co-founder of the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art pour in from around the globe, the museum will open a special exhibition in memory of George A. "Frolic" Weymouth, starting on Friday, April 29. A selection of landscapes and portraits by Weymouth, an acclaimed tempera artist who died on Sunday, April 24, will be displayed in half ...

 
 

CCHS mourns death of longtime librarian

The Chester County Historical Society is saddened to announce the passing of Librarian Diane P. Rofini, 60, of Havertown, on April 18. She died from an intracerebral hemorrhage at Bryn Mawr Hospital. Librarian at CCHS since early 1997, Rofini’s cheerful and friendly manner in the reading room will be greatly missed. While at CCHS, her major accomplishment was ...

 

Police: Landscaping business cut short

A pair of area teens who allegedly lacked the financial resources to start their own landscaping business now face a multitude of charges, according to police. On Monday, April 25, West Goshen officers responded to J&J landscaping in the 700 block of Old Fernhill Road for a burglary report. The owners told police that upon arriving for work, they determined that ...

 

Peter J. Jingeleski of Kennett Square

Peter J. Jingeleski, 50, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 24, in Wilmington. He was the son of John J. and Helen Bridy Jingeleski of Kennett Square. Peter was a manager at the White Glove Car Wash in Wilmington. Prior to that, he worked in the distribution center at the News Journal for 22 years. He was a sports fan, especially football. He enjoyed boating, ...

 

Henry Louis Smrke of West Grove

Henry Louis Smrke, 81, of West Grove, died Monday, April 25, at his residence. He was the husband of Gerlinde Sauberlich Smrke, who died in 2012, and with whom he shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada, he was the son of the late Louis John and Stovik Bronisawa Smrke. Henry was a food inspector for the U.S. government for 16 years, ...

 

Elwood ”Tony” D. Darone of Kennett Square

Elwood ”Tony” D. Darone, 67, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, April 27. Born in West Chester, he was the son of Hazel Darone Smith of Kennett Square. Tony was a night watchman at Kendal-Crosslands in Kennett Square, for more than 20 years. He was a member of the Avondale Fire Company. He enjoyed model trains, reading and spending time at the firehouse. In addition ...

 

Graham E. Horn, formerly of Pennsbury Township

Graham E. Horn, 82, formerly of Pennsbury Township, died Tuesday, May 26. He lived in East Lansdowne, Lansdowne, until 1989. Moving to Pennsbury Township until 2010, then to Coconut Creek, Fla. Son of the late Paul and Helen Horn, brother of the late Thomas W. Horn, Paul Horn of Tulsa, Okla., David Horn of Towson, Md. Dear friend Joseph Ziviello, several nephews and ...

 

Police: Improve public safety, drop off drugs

As scientists find more evidence that drugs have infiltrated area waterways and as police respond to more opiate overdoses, the safe disposal of unwanted medication is more important than ever. On Saturday, April 30, area residents will have several opportunities from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to do just that during a National Drug Take Back initiative, a partnership between ...

 

Around Town April 28

• The annual Charles F. Patton Middle School Carnival is next Friday, May 6, from 2:30 to 7 p.m. There will be carnival games with prizes, a giant obstacle course, drag racing, a dunk tank and more. The carnival will be held rain or shine. • The Playing with Colors Art Workshop returns to the Kennett Area Senior Center in May. Led by Chester County painter and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 28

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, May 2. 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. Gus One look at my ...