Archive for September, 2017

Joseph William Bohmier

Joseph William “Bill” Bohmier, 92, of New London, died Friday, Sept. 22, at his home. He was the husband of Valerie “Joyce” (Trelawny) Bohmier who died in 2015 and with whom he shared 67 years of marriage. Born Aug. 27, 1925, he was a son of Antoine “Tony” and Mary “Mae” (Osterman) Bohmier. Mr. Bohmier is survived by four of his six children, Michael Bohmier (Joy), ...

 
 

Miguel Gutierrez Barajas of Wilmington

Miguel Gutierrez Barajas, 70, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Sept. 23, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospice, Newark. He was the husband of Isabel Pantoja De Gutierrez, with whom he shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Yuriria, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of Margarita Barajas of Mexico and the late Jesus Gutierrez. Miguel was a laborer at Phillips Mushroom Co, ...

 

Herbert “Andy” Anthony Andress of West Chester

Herbert “Andy” Anthony Andress, 48, of West Chester, died Thursday, Sept. 21, at his residence. Born in Twentynine Palms, Calif., he was the son of William H. Andress and Shirley Huff Andress of Pattison, Miss. Andy served his country honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, his cats and chickens, and being with his wife. In addition to his ...

 

Bill J. Osborne of Kennett Square

Bill J. Osborne, 77, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband Selma Bernice Ham Osborne, who died in 2012 and with whom he shared 40 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., he was the son of the late Burl Osborne and the late Rebecca Church Osborne. Bill was a steelworker retiring from Lukens Steel Co., ...

 

Chester County has much to celebrate

This year’s Chester County Day on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have much to celebrate. In addition to continuing its 77-year tradition as the longest-running house tour in the country, the popular, area fundraiser will also honor the 125th anniversary of Chester County Hospital, which was founded in 1892. The 2017 ticket-holders will have access to ...

 

Wyeth on Wyeth at Brandywine Baptist

For Victoria Wyeth, talking on the works of her grandfather, Andrew Wyeth, is as natural as breathing. What's not as easy, is talking about the work of her great-grandfather, N.C. Wyeth. The 38-year-old spokesperson on the art family’s history said as much during her talk at the Brandywine Baptist Church Sunday. The church is celebrating its 325th anniversary and has ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: Changes in Chadds Ford

Some who have lived in Chadds Ford for more than 30 years will remember the name John Darwin Dorst with a knot in your stomach. If you don’t, read on. His name and a wave of sadness came over me when I read this year’s Chadds Ford Days may have been the last one as we knew it; one more piece of Chadds Ford gone. I thought of my 31 years in Chadds Ford, and walking ...

 

Photo of the Week: A Touch of Mayberry

Youngsters spend the first moments of autumn fishing at Anson Nixon Park.

 

Mind Matters: Idealizing versus reality

Ah, families! If you have a belly button, you can rest assured you have had an umbilical cord that connected you to a woman and her womb. Biologically speaking, she was your mother. She may also have been your familial mother — the person who raised you along with your father. That is the stereotypical family, where biological mother and father and children live ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 23 through Sept. 29

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 Sept. 23 through Sept. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Expect lane restrictions on Red Lion Road in Pocopson Township, between Lenape ...

 

The Human Resource: Difficult decisions

It is not uncommon for a small business owner to face a decision that has significant consequences to the company. What may not be common, is when the decision requires the business owner to decide what is good for the business, or what is good for an employee. These situations go right to the core of leadership capabilities that influence the owner’s ability to see ...