Archive for March, 2017

Point-to-Point set for April 2

2016 Heavyweight Race - Heroic Royal w/Sarah Shaffer (left) and Dewey Blue w/Fritz Boniface (right).

Just as there were hints of a very early spring – temperatures in the 60s, flowers popping up and birds everywhere, reality hit us with a mid-March snowstorm. But don’t despair, a sure sign of spring in Chester County is just weeks away. The Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point, slated for Sunday, April 2 at Red Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center on Route 842, ...

 
 

Mendelssohn, mimosas and more at Kennett Symphony

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present “Mendelssohn, Mimosas and More” on at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in the Grand Ballroom of the Mendenhall Inn, on Route 52. “Mendelssohn, Mimosas, and More” is a brand new, informal, hour-long concert event that you won’t find anywhere else, according to a press release. The orchestra will be seated in the middle of ...

 

Photo of the Week: End of Day

A wheelbarrow is left in a field as the sun begins to set on a chilly day.

 

Mind Matters: Creative visualization

Why not re-examine the new edition of the 40-year-old book, “Creative Visualization: Use the Power of Your Imagination to Create What You Want in Your Life,” while the country, for many of us, seems to be in a constitutional crisis? After all, the author Shakti Gawain notes, “This is a time of great transformation on our planet. We all have a part to play, just be ...

 

Farm fire ruled accidental

A fire at the Haskell farm last Monday has been ruled accidental. According to A.J. McCarthy, chief of the Longwood Fire Co., a piece of electrical equipment sparked and started the fire at the far end of the greenhouse. McCarthy confirmed no one was hurt, though a tenant at the farm was treated on site for smoke inhalation. He couldn’t identify the tenant because of ...

 

Roadwork for March 25 through March 31

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of March 18 through March 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • On Monday, March 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., lane closures are scheduled on ...

 

UHS students in academic competition

After six months of competition, the top three varsity and junior varsity academic teams will compete for the Chester County Academic Competition championship trophy. The competition will take place at the Chester County Intermediate Unit on March 28 starting at 7 p.m., and will determine which varsity team will represent Chester County at the state competition. ...

 

Kenneth “Doc” Crossan of Landenberg

Kenneth “Doc” Crossan, 95, of Landenberg, died Wednesday, March 22, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Marguerite Bailey Crossan, who died in 2011, and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Landenberg, he was the son of the late Kennedy and Ethel Steele Crossan. Kenneth was a life member of the Landenberg United Methodist Church and ...

 

The Human Resource: Recruitment guidance

Inclusive or Exclusive – That is the Question Over the years and during many presentations, workshops, and trainings, I have been surprised to hear business owners speak about the recruitment process in a way that contradicts the core purpose of the activity. The comments often indicate that the goal of the interview process is to find the best candidate and hire ...

 

Donald S. Pratt of Avondale

Donald S. Pratt, 94, of Avondale, died Wednesday, March 22, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Bertha Cooper Pratt who died in 2013 and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Avondale, he was a son of the late Howard and Viola Spencer Pratt. He was a lifelong resident of New Garden Township, graduated from Kennett High School and ...

 

Frank Biscardi of Landenberg

Frank Biscardi, 91, of Landenberg, died Tuesday, March 21, at his residence. He was the husband of Virginia “Ginny” Curry Biscardi, who died in 2008, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Frank and Mary Leti Biscardi.

He was a dental technician and owner of Biscardi Dental Lab in Philadelphia, retiring in ...