Archive for October 10th, 2016

Wind-blown wine festival still wins fans

A crowd gathers at the Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn on Sunday, Oct. 9.

A crowd gathers at the 25th Annual Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn on Sunday, Oct. 9.

For many area residents, the Wine Festival at Dilworthtown Inn has become a much-anticipated rite of fall, following the weekend of Chester County Day, another beloved October tradition. For a time on Sunday, Oct. 9, the 25th event appeared headed for a blustery washout, but diehard fans weren’t about to let that happen. And in the end, the weather cooperated: The ...

 
 

Saddling up support for Crebilly preservation

The news that Crebilly Farm, a historic, 330-acre property in Westtown Township, was poised to become a massive subdivision hit a former neighbor particularly hard. Heartsick is how Mindy Worth Rhodes described her reaction to the news that Tolls Brothers had an agreement of sale for the farm, where the developer hopes to erect up to 385 homes. Rhodes explained that ...

 

Edward Culbertson Jr. of Avondale

Edward Culbertson Jr., 84, of Avondale, died Friday, Oct. 7, at his home. He was the husband of Esther Murray Culbertson, with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Edward and the late Agnes (Quinn) Culbertson Sr. Mr. Culbertson owned and operated Culbertson Enterprises, Inc., Roof Systems, Inc, and Culbertson Company ...

 

Patricia Ransom Smith of Kennett Square

Patricia Ransom Smith, 88, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Crosslands Retirement Community in Kennett Square. She was the wife of the late Frederick R. Smith Jr. who died in 2013 and with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Jersey City, N.J., she was the daughter of the late William and the late Evelyn (O'Connor) Ransom. Patricia was a ...

 

Nancy Watson, formerly of West Chester

Nancy Watson, 69, of Millsboro, Del., formerly of West Chester, died Oct. 4, at the Delaware Hospice Center. She was the wife of Robert S. Watson, with whom she celebrated 50 years of marriage with this past August. Born in West Chester, she is the daughter o the late Russell Howell and Thelma Howell. Nancy Watson was a US postal employee for over 30 years. She ...

 

Purple ribbons put focus on domestic violence

Although a plethora of purple ribbons are adding some pizzazz to area downtowns, their purpose is more serious: to raise awareness of domestic violence. On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S., totaling more than 10 million women and men per year. One in five women and one in seven men have been victims of ...

 

Jazz trio kicking off Coffee House concerts

Darlington Arts Center in Concord Township will welcome jazz trio Ryan Kauffman & Triology to the opening of its 2016-2017 Coffee House Concert Series on Saturday, Oct. 15. This show is the first of seven this season, with diverse performers in cabaret, classical, bluegrass, and more. The evening begins with an open microphone at 7:30 p.m. followed by Ryan ...

 

The PSA test may save your life

Actor Ben Stiller revealed this week that, in 2014, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer through a routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test. Three months later, the tumor was removed surgically. Stiller has been cancer-free since. This has sparked a national conversation about the importance of PSA testing in men.Here’s what you need to know about the PSA ...