Archive for May, 2017

Thomas Hunt Brattan Jr. of West Grove

Thomas Hunt Brattan Jr. of West Grove, died after a long period of declining health on Thursday, May 18, a day after his 88th birthday. Tom was the son of Eugenia Furlong Brattan and Thomas Hunt Brattan. He was the husband of Janet Marcelite McClure for 67 years, father of Thomas Hunt Brattan, III, Brooke Frances DeSales Mann and Todd Rice William Brattan. He was ...

 
 

Sucker puncher arrested

The person who sucker punched a man with cerebral palsy in West Chester has been arrested. The Chester County District Attorney’s Office and the West Chester Police Department announced the arrest of Barry Baker for assault. The defendant saw a man with cerebral palsy walking into a convenience store, mocked the victim’s disability, then sucker punched the victim in ...

 

May Fair tradition continues

The annual May Fair at Chadds Ford Elementary School continued last week. It was the 69th such fair at the school that began May 21, 1949. “Without question,” school Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz told the crowd, “the reason it continues to be a part of our CFE culture is all of you. The Chadds Ford Elementary School family spans many generations and many of you return ...

 

Managing chronic medical conditions

If you have a cold or the flu, you go to the doctor to receive treatment. Once you’re over the sickness, you may not see the doctor again until your next physical or injury. This is called “acute care.” But if you have a chronic illness, you need to be continually vigilant about your condition to keep it stable, controlled, and manageable. For this reason, chronic ...

 

Arlene Joyce Skelton of Kennett Square

Arlene Joyce Skelton, 75, of Kennett Square, died Friday, May 19, at Jennersville Regional Hospital. She was the wife of Herbert P. Skelton who died in 1983. She was born on Sept. 29, 1941 in Wilmington, and attended Kennett High School. She was the daughter of the late Basil Ellsworth and Evelyn Mae Davis Taylor. She retired from the Chester County Hospital in ...

 

Rabbinic Reflections: Arise & encounter

What if Moses wore a Fitbit or an Apple Watch when he went up Mount Sinai? Would all that data from 40 days (and a few backup batteries) help us understand his experience better? Would knowing how many steps up and down he took change our perspective? Would knowing his heart rate at the moment the 10 Commandments were given tell us how to feel? If he sent live tweets ...

 

Chadds Ford Gallery closing

The end of era trend continues. On May 11 it was officially announced that Hank's Place was under new ownership and now the Chadds Ford Gallery is preparing to close its doors for good. The current exhibit, featuring the works of Don Shoffner and Tim Wadsworth, has no official name, but gallery owner Jackie Winther is thinking of it as "The Last Picture Show." There ...

 

Photo of the Week: Green

There's more to green than just one single color.

 

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Metrics for healthy living

Recently I attended a free lecture on “Eating for Exercise” Fueling your body for the Best Workout.” I enjoy free lectures on the subject of eating as well as exercise specifically to compare notes on my current recommendations to clients. This talk was given by a physician and a dietitian from Main Line Health. And the good news is that my recommendations are in ...

 

Boost Your Business: Using MeetUps

Anyone who goes online knows there is a lot of advice telling entrepreneurs to use in-person networking to build their businesses. But, in many cases, owners don’t see the necessity or they think they can just use social media, or they do not want to pay to join a networking organization. The truth is we are a society of doing business with those we know and trust. ...

 

Pettinaro sues over Ridge Road condition

As anticipated, the Pettinaro Co. has filed a suit against Concord Township because Concord's council declined to remove a condition of a development plan that was approved in 2008. The plan calls for a commercial development — the Shops at Ridge Road — on the empty 25-acre lot at Ridge Road and Route 202 across from Glen Eagle Shopping Center and Olde Ridge Village. ...