Archive for May 2nd, 2016

State increases speed on 396 miles to 70 mph

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and announced on Monday, May 2, that additional stretches of the interstate network that will be posted with 70 mph speed limits. Starting on Tuesday, May 3, 396 additional miles of the turnpike and 400 additional miles of certain PennDOT highways will be converted to 70 mph, bringing the total combined miles of turnpike and ...

 
 

Erma Sharpless Gray, formerly of Kennett Square

Erma Sharpless Gray died peacefully at the age of 103 on Monday, April 25. She spent most of her years in West Chester and Kennett Square but resided in Brinton Manor in Glen Mills for her last years. She was the wife of the late Samuel Gray with whom she shared 10 years of marriage. Erma was born in Westtown Township, and was the daughter of the late Wesley and ...

 

Free ‘Pillow Play’ to awaken young audience

The Hadley Memorial Fund, now in its 52nd season,  will present “Pillow Play” by the Wilmington Drama League Children’s Theater on Saturday, May 14, at the London Grove Friends Meeting. The Chrysalis Players’ popular Pillow Plays series brings theatre to audiences aged 10 and under. Pillow plays have become a local phenomenon as these short plays have been taken to ...

 

Anthony Scerni of Kennett Square

Anthony Scerni, 83, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, April 30, at the Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Luise Haag Scerni, with whom he shared 44 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Innocenzo and Maria Ferrante Scerni. Mr. Scerni was a self-employed real estate investor, retiring in 2013. He was a member of St. ...

 

Winery to host dance-till-you-drop fundraiser

A fun-filled, dance-till-you-drop event will be held on Saturday, May 7, at the Galer Estate Winery & Vineyard. The 21-and-over event, which will feature a performance by The Pharmers, a local punk-rock band, will raise money for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation. The syndrome, also known as Severe Myoclonic Epilepsy of Infancy (SMEI), is a rare and catastrophic ...

 

At library, Internet devices a hot commodity

The Kennett Public Library will now be offering wireless hot-spot services full-time, following the success of its eight-week pilot program. The pilot program, sponsored by T-Mobile, indicated a need and an interest in the community for the devices. The hot-spot devices became available on Monday, May 2. Library customers can borrow a device for three or seven ...