Archive for July, 2016

Chesco initiative aims to prevent deed fraud

As the number of aging Baby Boomers – many of whom are sophisticated enough to establish power-of-attorney – continues to increase, it make sense that prosecutors are seeing more cases of elder fraud, said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan. So it’s not surprising that Hogan is applauding a new preventive initiative by Chester County Recorder of Deeds Rick ...

 
 

John Joseph Hellmann Jr. of West Chester

John Joseph Hellmann Jr., 92, of West Chester,  formerly of Maple Glen, died Monday,  July 25, at Neighborhood Hospice. Born in 1924 in Baltimore, Md., John was the beloved son of the late John and Gertrude (Velte) Hellmann Sr. He was a graduate of Temple University and worked in sales for more than 50 years for Gamse Lithographing of Baltimore. John was a Boy Scout ...

 

Fitness class improves seniors’ health, energy

Fitness instructor Jackie Tate said it’s good for seniors to keep moving. But those in her Silver Sneakers class say it’s much more than just moving. The class has improved their lives. Balance, stamina, strength improve, as do emotions, they said. Ken Paulsell, who moved from Chadds Ford to Birmingham Township, is a two-year veteran of Tate’s class He said it’s ...

 

Police Log July 27: Assault, indecent exposure, DUIs

• Minebaldo Reynoso-Vasquez, 30, and Fausto Reynoso-Vasquez, 21, both of Toughkenamon, were arrested on multiple accounts of simple assault, harassment, terroristic threats and disorderly conduct on July 17. Police in New Garden said the two were arrested following a call of a domestic dispute with injuries. Police said the victim, who was suffering from numerous ...

 

Art Watch: Eye feasts for the whole family

Visit the Brandywine River Museum of Art this weekend for an all-family feast for the eyes. The new exhibition "Get the Picture! Contemporary Book Illustration" is in full swing and an absolutely delightful show, superbly guest curated by H. Nichols B. Clark.  "Get the Picture!" presents several works by 8 prominent children's book illustrators. There is a huge ...

 

Betty Wiley of Kennett Square

Betty Wiley, 92, of Kennett Square, died at Crosslands on Monday, July 25. Born in Malvern, she was the daughter of the late Honor and Anna Swanenburg. She and her late husband Harvey (Pete) Wiley shared 50 years of marriage. They worked together at their business, Wiley Motors, in West Chester for many years before retiring to Florida. The love of their ...

 

Resident: Renegotiate Barnard House lease

Calling the conflicts of interest within the Barnard House Steering Committee “unfathomable,” a Pocopson Township resident urged the supervisors to re-think its lease with the Kennett Underground Railroad Center (KURC), arguing that it straps the township with an undue financial burden. Speaking at the board’s meeting on Monday, July 25, Randy Mims read a detailed ...

 

Photo of the Week: Bale-ing Out

Hay bales dry in the morning sun on the Kuerner farm in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Health Dept.: Are your vaccines up-to-date?

With National Immunization Awareness Month starting on Aug. 1, the Chester County Health Department wants to emphasize the importance of immunizations throughout life – and remind adults that they need vaccines, too. “Every year tens of thousands of adults in the United States suffer serious health problems, are hospitalized, or even die from diseases that could have ...

 

Chesco notches No. 10 spot in digital survey

At various times, Chester County has gained acclaim for being one of the healthiest, wealthiest, and happiest counties in the nation; now it can add electronic expertise to its accolades. Chester County took its place among the digital elite this week when it was presented with a Digital Counties Survey award that recognizes the most innovative digital counties in ...

 

Unusual tastes, textures triumph at library

On a sizzling day well-suited to frying an egg on the sidewalk, a culinary-minded audience at the Kennett Library experienced the opposite end of the weather spectrum – with a warning about frostbite. More than 30 people attended a workshop on Saturday, July 23, entitled “Science Snacks: Molecular Gastronomy,” an haute cuisine trend. Chefs blend physics and ...