Archive for July 20th, 2016

Op/Ed: Don’t despair, volunteer

It’s hard to turn the television or computer on these days without hearing more bad news. Reports about shootings, riots, and acts of terrorism can leave us feeling demoralized and powerless. I believe in my heart that most people want to do good things and to make a difference in the world. But sometimes we have no idea where to even begin. Let me give you an answer ...

 
 

Generous gesture resonates with library board

A fledgling West Chester entrepreneur snagged an impressive bounty recently as the winner of a raffle from the Kennett Library’s Adult Literacy Program. But in rejecting the prize of $350 in donated gift cards, Cornelio Guillen Nuñez was not being ungrateful. Instead, he simply wanted to give back, said Adult Literacy Program Director Filomena Elliott. Addressing ...

 

Police hoping to grind coffee thefts to halt

This particular caffeine addition is strong and illegal, says the West Goshen Township Police Department. The department has been investigating numerous thefts of bagged coffee from Wawa convenience stores. Wawa estimates that approximately 40 to 50 thefts have been committed by one female, representing a total loss of more than $3,000, said a West Goshen police ...

 

Op/ed: Join forces to protect future of farming

Over 70 members of the agricultural community in Chester County spent an evening at Octorara High School recently to share their concerns about the future of farming in Chester County. The meeting was organized by the Chester Delaware County Farm Bureau (CDCFB) – the largest county Farm Bureau in Pennsylvania. To set the scene, Pennsylvania Farm Bureau Vice President ...

 

Kennett Area Dems hosting meet-and-greet

The Kennett Area Democrats are inviting the public to a “Meet Our Candidates” event at the grand opening of their new campaign headquarters on Sunday, July 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Stop by the remodeled 1856 home that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad. It is located at 119 East Linden Street in Kennett Square, across from the entrance to the parking ...

 

Muffy Manfredi Corrado of Kennett Square

Muffy Manfredi Corrado, 94, of Kennett Square, died peacefully Monday, July 18, at Jenner's Pond Retirement Community in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Joseph S. Corrado who died in 2001 and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Hershey, she was a daughter of the late John and the late Hanna (Perotti) Manfredi. Survivors include two sons, ...

 

Italia “Edith” Ciarrocchi of Avondale

Italia “Edith” Ciarrocchi, 90, of Avondale, died Tuesday, July 19, at Linden Hall in Kennett Square. She was the wife of Henry Ciarrocchi Sr., with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Atri, Abruzzo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Angela Carulli D’Amico. She was a homemaker who enjoyed sharing her faith along with her skill at baking, ...

 

Police log July 20: Accidents, DUIs, thefts

  Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this weekend, from July 22 to July 24, at undisclosed locations. A 17-year-old youth from Oxford was cited for his role in a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 in Chadds Ford Township on July 6. State police from the Media barracks said the boy turned left against a red light at the intersection ...