Archive for November, 2017

Pocopson holds line on taxes

Taxes in Pocopson Township will not increase in 2018. The supervisors approved the 2018 budget Monday night and again set the tax rate at 2.2 mills. A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed valuation. And while the millage rate is the same as 2017, the distribution is different. The tax rate resolution that supervisors approved sets the following rates. The dollar ...

 
 

Residents hear more on Ridge Road widening

Chadds Ford Township residents last night heard from a PennDOT representative some of the aspects of the controversial Pettinaro commercial development in Concord Township that calls for the widening of Ridge Road. Fran Hanney addressed residents who packed the meeting room to standing room only. Most are concerned that the proposed widening will increase traffic on ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet for Nov. 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Ma Dukes Not only is Ma Dukes adorable, she has a charming personality to match.  This outgoing four-year old loves playtime, especially with laser pointers, and when it comes to snuggle time, she has a purr that will melt your heart. Ma Dukes is a great all-around cat who ...

 

Around Town Nov. 30

• This year’s QVC West Chester Christmas Parade begins 7:15 p.m. this Friday, Dec. 1. The parade steps off along Gay and Market Streets between New and Matlack. There will also be the annual Jingle Elf Run & Walk at 6:30 pm. Master of Ceremonies is 6abc's Adam Joseph along with QVC hosts Carolyn Gracie and Dan Hughes. 2018 Miss America, Cara Mund, will be a ...

 

Nancy J. Walker of West Chester

Nancy J. Walker (nee Antrim), 83, of West Chester, died Monday, Nov. 20. Born in Peru, Ind. in 1934, she was the daughter of the late Richard and Jean (nee Packard) Antrim. As the daughter of a Navy war hero, Nancy moved quite a bit and spent several years of her early childhood in the Philippines and China. She was a graduate of the University of Maryland and ...

 

Holiday season traditions in Chadds Ford

The Christmas holiday season began, as usual, this year with trains, Santa and miniature art. But there are times when even the old is new again. Such is the case this year with the annual Christmas in Miniature. The show has been a Chadds Ford tradition since 1981 when Barbara Moore, the director of the Chadds Ford Gallery, came up with the idea of selling smaller ...

 

Police Log Nov. 29: DUI’s, accidents, retail theft

• State police from the Avondale barracks said Jeanette Marie Bailey, 37, of Kennett Square, was taken into custody on retail theft charges. According to a report, Bailey tried to leave the East Marlborough Township Walmart with various items for which she hadn't paid. The incident happened 4:50 p.m. on Nov. 26. • A one-vehicle accident in Pocopson Township on Nov. 7 ...

 

Westtown sets Crebilly vote

The 10-month long conditional use hearing process regarding Toll Bros. proposal to build 317 new homes on Crebilly Farm has come to an end. Westtown Township supervisors will announce their decision 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28 at the township building, according to township solicitor Patrick McKenna. Even if supervisors grant conditional use approval — which requires ...

 

Mixed Media: ‘Brandywine Roots’

Mala Galleria lights up December’s First Friday in Kennett Square with group show, “Brandywine Roots.” This exhibit showcases the work of Mark Dance, Karl Kuerner Jr, and Robert Dionne.  All artists incorporate the Brandywine Valley tradition into their art. Mark Dance will show alongside his father Robert Dance in this upcoming exhibit. “Father and son work toward ...

 

Andreah Lynn Donald of West Grove

Andreah Lynn Donald, or Andi to her friends and family, of West Grove, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Nov. 23, at Christiana Hospital. Only 23 years old, she was preceded in death by her father, James Donald, and is survived by her mother, Kari Donald, and son, Charles Louis Broughton. Other family includes brother Bryan Donald and spouse Chris, brother Paul Donald ...

 

Thomas Carter of Kennett Square

Thomas Carter, 77, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Pocopson Home. Born in Kennett Square, he was the son of the late Joseph Johnson and the late Anna Mary Carter. He enjoyed looking thru magazines, animals and being with his family and friends. He always greeted everyone with a handshake. Thomas is survived by two sisters, Eunice Carter of Kennett ...