Archive for August, 2017

Anthony L. Ruggiero of Kennett Square

Anthony L. Ruggiero, 77, of Kennett Square, died on Thursday, Aug. 17. He was the husband of Hannah Young Ruggiero with whom he shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Michael Ruggiero and the late Flora Mossa. Anthony worked at the Franklin Mint for 30 years and was director of Worldwide Postal and Distribution Services. After ...

 
 

Safety tips for solar eclipse

For the first time in nearly 40 years, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse. On Monday, August 21, the Great American Solar Eclipse will cut a 70-mile-wide path across the country, starting in Oregon and ending in South Carolina. As the moon passes in front of the sun and casts a shadow that turns day into night, millions of Americans will marvel ...

 

How to talk to kids about tragic events

In today’s world, tragedy is hard to escape. We are constantly exposed to media coverage of the latest terrorist attack, mass shooting, or bombing. And though we try our best to protect them, our children are, too. Deciding if, how, and when to talk to children about tragic events is a dilemma that many parents face. It may seem like the best option is to avoid the ...

 

The 32nd Annual Mushroom Festival is Sept. 9, 10

The mushroom takes center stage in Kennett Square for its 32nd annual Mushroom Festival, Sept. 9 and 10. From food to art to music to contests, there’s mushrooms galore and a whole lot more. Add in the community parade with dining and dancing in the streets and an old fashioned carnival opening on Friday evening, Sept. 8, and there’s a whole weekend of fun in Kennett ...

 

Photo of the week: Gone

A scene along the Red Clay Trail in Kennett Square evokes thoughts of runaway kids or, what used to be called, hobos.

 

Wellness Jackie’s Way: Happiness is food

When summer arrives, we look forward to the pace of everyday life slowing down and other good things such as taking a vacation! At the end of July, I was fortunate to be able to travel overseas for a family vacation in London. As you probably know, in order to travel to Europe you must endure a six-hour flight “across the pond” and an eight-hour flight on the return ...

 

Roadwork for Aug. 19 through Aug. 25

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 Aug. 19 through Aug. 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Construction will begin Monday, Aug. 28, to rehabilitate the structurally deficient ...

 

Chester County kicks off week of advocacy

Decade to Doorways, Chester County’s initiative to end homelessness, is hosting a free community event on the front lawn of Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center, 226 N. High Street in West Chester, from 5 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22. Held as part of Decade to Doorways Week of Advocacy and Awareness, the free event will include food, live music, the Humanizing ...

 

Boost Your Business: Communicating value

Even when people know their value, many find it difficult to describe. When someone asks the simple question, “What do you do,” you know the simple answer but you need to convey your value, and when communicating your value proposition, you don’t want to deliver the same canned speech for every audience. What you need to do is first craft, then learn to deliver, ...

 

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards of West Grove

Catherine “Pat” G. Edwards, 86, of West Grove, died peacefully on Friday, Aug. 4 at Jenner’s Pond. She was the devoted wife of Samuel T. L. Edwards, who predeceased her in 2016. They shared 66 years of loving marriage. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Richard and the late Ethel McCormick Gilbert. Pat began her long life in Drexel Hill, where she ...

 

Pennsbury hears Walkable Chadds Ford

While Chadds Ford Township might not need a letter of support from Pennsbury Township supervisors, at least one of those supervisors said he could support the project. Supervisor Aaron McIntyre said he likes what he heard from Peter Simone, of Simone Collins, the consultant on the Walkable Chadds Ford project. Simone addressed the Pennsbury Board of Supervisors on ...