Archive for May, 2016

Rescue center offers fun pause for paws

The LaMancha Animal Rescue invites area residents to paws for a good cause on Saturday, June 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. The farm’s annual open house – affectionately termed “Yappy Hour” – will feature a plethora of adoptable pets, vendors, delicious food from Foster Boys and cool treats from Rita's while listening to the music of Steve Liberace. In addition, attendees will ...

 
 

Library party will kick off summer programs

Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is booked solid for Saturday, June 18, from noon to 2 p.m. at the Kennett Library kicks off its summer programming with a party for children, teens, and their families. Festivities will include a moon bounce, exotic animals from the 4-H Club, and Mom and Pop’s Ice Cream, as well as games and prizes for teenagers. This annual ...

 

Memorial Day hits home

The significance of Memorial Day has come a little closer to home for John and Rita Gillespie of Concord Township. John Gillespie, a Concord Township supervisor, and his wife both had uncles who served in WWII. John Gillespie knew his uncle, but his wife never met her Uncle John. John McHugh was killed in action in Germany in April 1945, a month before the Nazi ...

 

Harris Lee Cooperman of Kennett Square

Harris Lee Cooperman, 88, of Kennett Square, died Friday, May 13, at Crosslands Community in Kennett Square. He was the husband of Esther Leeds Cooperman, with whom he shared nearly 60 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Daniel and Rebecca (Fidler) Cooperman. After graduating from Philadelphia’s Central High School, Mr. Cooperman ...

 

Memorial Day antiques show underway

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has, for more than four decades, been the site of the annual Memorial Day Antiques Show and his year’s edition is now underway. The show began with a preview party Friday night and runs through the remainder of this holiday weekend. Dozens of antiques dealers from up and down the east coast make the trek, some from Maine, while ...

 

Pushing to generate a flock of cancer-fighters

In May 1985, Dr. Gordy Klatt walked and ran for 24 hours around a track in Tacoma, Wash., ultimately raising $27,000 to help the American Cancer Society fight the nation’s biggest health concern: cancer. A year later, 340 supporters joined the overnight event. Since then, the Relay For Life movement has morphed into a worldwide phenomenon, raising nearly $5 billion ...

 

United Way, Food Bank push PB&J prowess

Last year the United Way of Chester County and the Chester County Food Bank showed that they work together as effectively as peanut butter and jelly. Now the agencies are sticking together for the Second Annual Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive, an initiative to boost the coffers of the Food Bank during summer months when food pantry supplies are low. Peanut butter and ...

 

Mind Matters: Out of the box beach reads

Memorial Day — pools open and the trek “down the shore” (New Jersey) or “to the beach” (Delaware) begins. Reviewed here are several books to consider reading when the escape into mystery or romance starts to be boring. Let’s start with “Just One Thing” by Rick Hanson. His book integrates neuropsychology with Buddhist based mindfulness, but there is no need to be put ...

 

Roadwork for week of May 28

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of May 28 through June 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. From Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Route 52 will be ...

 

Tips to keep Memorial Day weekend safe

With Memorial Day weekend serving as the unofficial start of summer, area residents are likely to engage in activities from traveling to enjoying backyard barbecues. With that in mind, the Chester County Department of Emergency Services is offering tips to keep families safe this weekend as well as the entire summer season, according to a county press release. When ...

 

PECO warns: Wires, foil balloons a bad mix

Warmer weather brings outdoor parties for graduations, birthdays and weddings, but it also can lead to injury and power outages if the foil or Mylar balloons decorating the festivities are not securely tied so that they don’t come into contact with overhead power lines. Last year alone, foil balloons caused power outages for more than 5,750 PECO customers, according ...