Archive for October, 2017

New Ridge Road suit brings concerns

Chadds Ford Township residents, especially those living along Ridge Road, are concerned about a second complaint filed against Concord Township. They feel they no longer have a voice in a development that, they say, would adversely affect their way of life. The fear is of excess traffic. The second suit — filed Sept. 29 by Ridge Road Development, the Pettinaro ...

 
 

James P. Reif of Glen Mills

James P. Reif, 73, of Glen Mills, died Monday, Oct. 16. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a bellhop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia) and ...

 

Police Log Oct. 18: Indecent assault, drug possession, theft

• A police report did not include full details but did say there were injuries in a three-vehicle accident at Route 202 and Ridge Road on Oct. 12. State police did say that a school bus was turning left onto Ridge Road when it hit the curb. The driver overcorrected and rebounded across the lane into oncoming traffic. The bus then struck the driver's side of a Ford ...

 

Last chance to see Illuminated Fountains

Don't miss final two weekends of October fun at Longwood Gardens! Last chance to see Illuminated Fountain Performances, Pumpkin Playground, and Lanterns. Catch them before they’re gone! Take in one last Illuminated Fountain Performance and see lanterns aglow in our Conservatory the remaining Friday and Saturday evenings in October. During the day stop by our ...

 

William J. Marsden Jr. of Avondale

William J. Marsden Jr., 62, of Avondale, died Saturday, Oct. 14, following an unexpected cardiac arrest. A Wilmington attorney, William is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ellen Jones Marsden, his children, Benjamin (Britta), Margaret and Emma, as well as his sisters Jo Ann Andren and Gloria Stavropoulos (Pete) and a devoted circle of extended family, colleagues and ...

 

David W. Darlington of West Chester

David W. Darlington, 79, of West Chester, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 13, at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, with family at his side. He and his wife, Sarah Pratt Darlington, enjoyed 56 years of marriage together. They spent a lifetime together beginning as childhood farming neighbors, continuing as classmates, marrying in 1961 and raising a family on ...

 

Art Watch: Meet the artists

Rev up your engines and sync your google maps and prepare to explore the arts from the 51 artists at 19 studio locations showing throughout Delaware County this weekend! Most everyone knows about the Chester County Studio Tour which is now a blockbuster May event every year, but the Delaware County Studio Tour is still getting its sea legs, as it is just in its ...

 

 UHS Art Gala celebrates 42 years

The Unionville High School Arts Gala is 42 years old this year. This annual event showcases local celebrated working artists, UHS alumni, and current UHS Students along with live music and great food. This year it runs Nov. 17 from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Unionville High School Art Center. Friday evening includes delicious appetizers ...

 

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati of West Chester

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati, 81, of West Chester, died Monday, Oct. 9, at the Chester County Hospital. Jerry was the husband of Nancy Ramey Panati, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, and growing up in Ardmore, Jerry was the son of the late Jerry and late Alta (Mitchell) Panati. Jerry was “Penn State Proud,” earning a bachelor’s of science ...

 

Op/ed: Preserve Chester County land

Most of us living in and near West Chester have learned of the pending sale and development of the iconic land in Westtown Township called Crebilly Farm.  Born and raised in West Chester, I rode my horse on the property as a young girl.  I cannot imagine West Chester without Crebilly Farm and took for granted that it would always be there.  Crebilly Farm is part of ...

 

Letter: Donze is best choice

Two candidates are in the race for magisterial district judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is non-negotiable, and the term is fixed. So the judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of ...