Archive for August, 2017

Art Watch: Fun at the Whitney

Alexander Calder's Leaves Sequence on left. Fun in art museum on right.

The Art Watch column most often describes art events and artists working in the Brandywine Region, but this Art Watch reports from New York City's Whitney Museum of American Art. As many of you know in 2015, the famous Whitney Museum of American Art moved from minimalist building on Madison Avenue to the Lower West Side, the Chelsea area at 99 Gansevoort Street. This ...

 
 

Michele Denise Burt Shockley of Fair Hill, Md.

Michele Denise Burt Shockley, 52, of Fair Hill, Md., died Saturday, Aug. 26, at Christiana Hospital in Newark, She was the wife of Philip K. Shockley, with whom she shared 27 years of marriage and the loving mother of Reilee Shockley. Born in Chester, she was the daughter of Richard Burt of West Chester, and the late Lorraine (Sidlow) Burt. Michele earned an ...

 

Nicholas F. Repetto of Lincoln University

Nicholas F. Repetto, 23, of Lincoln University, died suddenly on Monday, Aug. 28th, 2017. Born in West Chester, he was a son of Maureen Boyle and Joseph A. Repetto, Jr. Nicholas was a 2012 graduate of Oxford High School. He attended Cecil College where he played soccer. In his spare time, Nicholas enjoyed playing Xbox, watching his favorite shows, and playing ...

 

Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti of Kennett Square

Anthony “Tony T” Talamonti, 72, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, Aug. 26, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Betty Lou Talamonti with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, he was the son of the late Giuseppe and Frances (DiTomasso) Talamonti. Tony worked at A. Duie Pyle, Inc. as a manager of ...

 

Betty Jean Harris

Betty Jean Harris, 78, a loving, and devoted wife and mother died Aug. 26 at home. She was born in Atlanta, Ga. on Oct. 1, 1938 to the late Ralph and Dorothy Harrison. Betty was co-owner of D&B Fuel Company for more than 30 years. She did an exceptional job at managing the business, and the money. Though she is no longer physically with us, her loving and kind ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Aug. 31

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Pearl Pearl is 2 years old, but she’s truly a kitten at heart. She’s a high energy feline who loves playtime, belly rubs, and scratches. Pearl loves attention and being involved in the action. She needs to be the only pet in the home, but that’s OK because she will keep ...

 

Around Town Aug. 31

• The Cunius School of Martial Art is collecting donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. Rags to Riches Animal Rescue is collecting and delivering supplies to Texas. Donations needed are as follows: non-perishable human food (cans with easy to open tops), dog/cat dry food, bottled water, blankets/towels, basic first aid supplies (bandages, Tylenol, gauze, ...

 

Crebilly hearing takes battlefield positions

Different opinions on the Battle of Brandywine between one historian and one mapmaker sparked the latest hearing on Toll Bros. conditional use hearing to develop Crebilly Farm. Toll wants to develop the 325-acre property at Routes 202 and 926 to include 317 new homes. Such a development is in accord with Westtown's code with conditional use approval. There is another ...

 

Police Log Aug. 30: DUIs, accidents, thefts

• State police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an unspecified location during the weekend of Sept. 1-4. • State police from the Media barracks reported no injuries, but one driver in a two-vehicle accident faces charges stemming from an Aug. 22 accident on Route 1 in Concord Township. Police said Zachary C. Mendoza, 24, of Forest City, Pa., was northbound ...

 

School’s back in session

For some, it's love, for others not so much, but the kids are back in school. Unionville-Chadds Ford School District began the 2017/2018 school year this morning with Chadds Ford Elementary School welcoming 350 students to class. School Principal Shawn Dutkiewicz said the only real change is the later start time the district voted for in the spring, but that poses no ...

 

ChesCo holding photo contest

The Chester County Planning Commission has launched a Landscapes3 photo contest to highlight the county’s greatest asset: people. The Planning Commission is seeking photos of people as they live, work, visit, or play in Chester County. The photos can focus on people in different settings, including businesses, homes, downtowns, public community events, and outdoors, ...