Admins appreciate UCFEF

During the Unionville-Chadds Ford Education Foundation’s fourth annual Golden Gala, two principals expressed their deep appreciation for the group. For Steve Dissinger, principal at Hillendale Elementary School, the foundation was “the catalyst to bring in funding for the Hillendale Trail. We completed the [0.7-mile] trail in the fall. It was really an education foundation grant that started everything coming in.” He said he appreciated the…

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Brucie Powell Parks of Kennett Square

Brucie Powell Parks, 86, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Feb. 9, at Ware Presbyterian Village. She was the wife of Alfred W. Parks, who died in 2001, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Gus and Cora Anderson Powell. She was a group leader at Harowe Servo Controls in West Chester,…

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Dorothy Kirk Paschall

Dorothy Kirk Paschall, 97, a resident of Ware Presbyterian Village, died Feb. 11. Born in Oxford, on Dec. 28, 1919, she was daughter of the late Edwin F. Kirk Sr. and Cassandra (Clement) Kirk. She was the wife of the late Edwin H. Paschall Sr., to whom she was married for 52 years, before he passed away in 1995. Dorothy graduated from Oxford High School…

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Hereditary breast and ovarian cancer tests

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Tests for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer

Some families seem to have exceptionally bad luck when it comes to cancer. There are mothers and daughters, sisters and aunts who have battled with breast or ovarian cancer, frequently more than once. But it’s more than simple bad luck – the elevated risk for developing cancer is part of their genes. Every year in the United States, more than 207,000 patients are diagnosed with…

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