Archive for February 15th, 2017

Leon R. Spencer, Jr. named Outstanding Citizen of the Year

Leon R. Spencer, Jr. (center) is the SCCCC’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Spencer poses with past recipients David Haradon (left) and Joan Holliday (right) at the Technical College High School in West Grove where Spencer is the School to Careers Specialist.

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Leon R. Spencer, Jr. its 2016 Outstanding Citizen of the Year. The Chamber will honor Spencer at its 50th Annual Dinner on Friday, March 24, at Longwood Gardens at 6:30 pm. In the picturesque setting of Longwood’s Conservatory, the annual dinner attracts business and community leaders for an evening of live ...

 
 

Op/Ed: After the Bell growing stronger

It was a wonderful week at After-The-Bell as we celebrated welcoming our 5,000th student into our unique after-school program. In honor of the mission of our founders, no child or family has ever had to pay for the structured and meaningful activities we offer. When John and Denise Wood and Marshall Newton created the Kennett After-School Association back in 1998, ...

 

Richard Wayne Bunch of Avondale

Richard Wayne Bunch, 74, of Avondale, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Jennersville Regional Hospital in West Grove. He was the husband of Helen Taraborelli, with whom he shared 48 years of marriage. Born in Hickman County, Ky., he was the son of the late Aubrey and the late Rosa Belle Bunch. “Wayne” served our country during the Vietnam War in the Navy aboard the USS ...

 

Mildred E. Lane Brackin of Landenberg

Mildred E. Lane Brackin, 92, of Landenberg, died Monday, Feb. 13, at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Robert Edwin Brackin who died in 2010 and with whom she shared 66 years of marriage. Born in New London, she was a daughter of the late Tyra and the late Carrie Carson Lane. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1942 ...

 

Elizabeth Christie of Coatesville

Elizabeth Christie, 87, of Coatesville, died Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, at the Friends Home. She was the wife of John "Jock" Christie who died in 2007, and with whom she shared 59 years of marriage. Born in Brechin, Scotland, she was the daughter of the late Alexander McNicoll Ritchie and the lateElizabeth Cuthill Ritchie. She was a domestic, working for Sir John ...

 

UHS Sports Shorts Feb. 15

• The UHS junior varsity boys ice hockey team won their first playoff game on Sunday night defeating Springfield 5 to 3. Philip Doucette started the scoring and Tait Mott and Ben Brucker added two goals each. Assists were made by Ben Brucker, Jake Petrillo and Philip Doucette. • The UHS girls varsity ice hockey team shutout Garnet Valley on Friday night with a final ...

 

Upland Country, Finland celebrate cultural exchange

Finland and Chadds Ford will reinforce an ever-growing bond next week as a group of Finnish students, coaches and administrators visit Upland Country Day School to celebrate the 40th anniversary of a cultural exchange program between Upland and Turku, Finland. The celebration marks a sharing of two passions that transcend language: ice hockey and dance. More than 75 ...

 

Yvonne M. Kucera of West Chester

Yvonne M. Kucera (nee Marcia), 80, of West Chester, died of pneumonia on Feb. 12. Born on Oct. 20 in 1936 in Birmingham, Ala., she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Iva Lee Marcia. She was the beloved wife of Daniel R. Kucera; loving mother of Kathleen Husband (Richard), Laura Kang (Thomas) and Gregory Kucera (Janet); loving grandmother of Linda Kang, Melissa ...

 

Police Log Feb. 15: DUIs, drug possession

• According to state police, a 20-year-old man from Garnet Valley was arrested for drug possession on Feb. 10. A report said Ian Frank Murphy was arrested at 11:57 p.m. when police investigated the report of a suspicious vehicle in a rear parking lot on Braxton Way in Concord Township. The report said Murphy was in possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. • Police ...