Archive for October, 2016

Guido J. Fecondo of Landenberg

Guido J. Fecondo, 92, of Landenberg, died Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove.  He was the husband of Mary Jane Segner Fecondo, with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Joseph F. and the late Maria (DiGorgio) Fecondo. Guido was a graduate of Avon Grove High School.  His career was ...

 
 

UHS Art Gala set for Nov. 18, 19

Unionville High School Art Gala is celebrating 41 years. This annual event showcases local working artists, UHS alumni and current student artists. In addition to beautiful artwork, there will be live music to entertain and great food to enjoy. The Art Gala strives to include a variety of artists — both new and more established individuals. The artists, who will be ...

 

Museum pays homage to rural modern art

An ambitious exhibition replete with surprises opened at the Brandywine River Museum of Art this past weekend, providing insight into a vivid time period of artistic experimentation in America. Called “Rural Modern: American Art Beyond the City,” the show, which runs through Jan. 22, focuses on avant-garde art from the 1920s through the 1940s. The works were created ...

 

Initiative aims to raise awareness of homeless

Despite pervasive affluence, more than a thousand people in Chester County sought emergency shelter last year, and more than half of them, including families with children, had to be turned away. Such somber statistics formed the basis for an activity that will mark the local observance of National Hunger and Awareness Week, which runs from Nov. 13 to Nov. 19. Decade ...

 

Feds announce efforts to thwart election fraud

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia has announced steps designed to safeguard voters’ rights on Election Day, Nov. 8. U.S. Attorney Zane David Memeger has assigned Assistant U.S. Attorney Tomika N.S. Patterson to lead the efforts of the office in connection with the Justice Department’s nationwide Election Day Program. Patterson will serve as the district ...

 

A ‘Howl’ of a lot of fun at Olde Ridge

It was designed for fun and that’s the way “Howl-O-Ween” festivities turned out at Olde Ridge Village Saturday. Giggy Bites, Pinot’s Palette, Cunius Martial Art, Salon Sestra and other shops took part in the event that included a canine relay race, a haunted alley, pumpkin painting and scarecrow making.   Emma ...

 

Treats and Tricks at Chadds Ford Gallery

Artist Jacalyn Beam and The Chadds Ford Gallery came up with their own twist on Halloween with a new exhibit, Treats and Tricks. Gift bags with candy and discount coupons were given to buyers during the Oct. 28 opening and the first 10 buyers received $50 gift certificates for Brandywine Prime. There was also a raffle for one of Beam’s paintings, “The Meeting Place,” ...

 

Library seeking feedback through online survey

The Kennett Library Board of Trustees wants to know what area residents would like to see in a new library. This past summer, the board received approval from the eight municipalities it serves – Kennett Square Borough and East Marlborough, Kennett, Newlin, New Garden, Pennsbury, Pocopson, and West Marlborough townships – to determine the feasibility of combining ...

 

Free talk to run gamut from hip hop to politics

An expert on race, politics and popular culture will speak at Lincoln University during a free program sponsored by the Hadley Fund. James Braxton Peterson, director of Africana studies and an associate professor of English at Lehigh University, will discuss “A Hip Hop World Order: Critical Listening, Visual Literacy & Verbal Prowess in the 21st Century,” on ...

 

Officials offer tips for Halloween safety

County and state officials want to remind residents, especially parents, to be safe when celebrating Halloween. “Halloween is generally an entertaining holiday to dress up and have fun with family and friends,” State Fire Commissioner Tim Solobay said in a state press release. “But not paying attention can be dangerous, and nobody wants to look back and think: ...

 

For 11th-hour Halloween costume, get boxed in

Stumped for a last-minute Halloween costume? Two Men and a Truck, an area moving company, is urging people to think inside the box. Any home that has an old cardboard box in the basement or garage from that new electronic or appliance, has the making of a unique, inexpensive “boxtume,” according to a company press release. For skeptics, the company is providing ...