Archive for December, 2017

Francis Gerard Dwyer of Kennett Square

Francis Gerard Dwyer, 86, of Kennett Square, and formerly of Westtown, died Sunday, Dec. 24. Born in Philadelphia, in 1931, he was the son of the late Francis George and Elizabeth (nee Foley) Dwyer. Frank graduated from St. Joseph Preparatory School in 1949. He was a graduate of Villanova University where he earned his bachelor’s of science degree in chemical ...

 
 

Police Log Dec. 27: Road rage, assault, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks reported a road rage incident in Chadds Ford Township. The report said a black colored Smart car pulled in front of another vehicle driven south on Route 202, then stopped at the traffic light at Marshall Road. Two men then got of the Smart car and approached to victim's car, with one man jumping on the ...

 

Investigation continues into cell phone store robbery

The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is still seeking assistance from the public with the identity of individuals responsible for the gunpoint robbery at the Thornbury Township T-Mobile Store. The police department is releasing video of the two offenders that entered the store as employees were closing. A third offender remained in a silver sport ...

 

Weymouth: Master of many mediums

Riding the crest of last summer’s visitor tsunami that was Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect, perennial favorite A Brandywine Christmas, the Brandywine River Museum of Art is poised for the next wave of visitors with The Way Back: The Paintings of George A. Weymouth, which opens on January 27. Sixty-five works in the exhibition demonstrate the breadth of the artist’s ...

 

Photo of the Week: At Home With History

The Gilpin House — in the Brandywine Battlefield Park in Chadds Ford — predates the War of Independence. The tree to the left has been there since at least the time the Constitution was written.

 

Mind Matters: A solstice message

Hanukkah, Christmas, whatever festival of light is celebrated, is a push against the dark. Our northern hemisphere experiences solstice when we reach the darkest day of the year and we respond to this by celebrating the Light with lots of lights. Nevertheless, we can’t deny the darkness or death. Just as the solstice is part of the cycle of the seasons, so too is ...

 

Roadwork for Dec. 23 through Dec. 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 Dec. 23 through Dec. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Station Road, between Concord Road and Conchester Highway, in Concord Township, is ...

 

Lorenzo Zavala Bedolla of West Grove

Lorenzo Zavala Bedolla, 58, of West Grove, died Thursday, Dec. 21, at the Pocopson Home, West Chester. He was the husband of Josefina Nino Villagomez, with whom he shared 38 years of marriage. Born in Las Penas, Moroleon, GTO, Mexico, he was the son of Lorenzo Zavala Lara of Mexico and the late Eliazar Bedolla. Lorenzo owned the El Ranchero Mexican Restaurant in ...

 

Sara Ann Arrell of Lincoln University

Sara Ann Arrell, 79, of Lincoln University, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, at her residence. She was the wife of John A. Arrell, with whom she shares 57 years of marriage. Born in Abington, she was the daughter of the late David Montgomery and the late Kathryn McCabe Montgomery. Sara had worked in the office for 15 years at Agway, Inc. She attended the Christian Life Center ...

 

Robert F. Shappell of West Grove

Robert F. Shappell, 66, of West Grove, lost his courageous battle with cancer, Sunday, Dec. 17, at Heartland Hospice House. He was the beloved husband of Kathleen Buffington Shappell, with whom he shared 45 years of marriage. Born in Drexel Hill, he was a son of the late Robert Shappell and the late Margaret (Cone) Messina. Bob graduated from Upper Darby High School ...

 

Chadds Ford buying Painters Folly

Chadds Ford Township supervisors are looking to spend some of the money in the open space fund and have entered into an agreement of sale with George and Helen Sipala to buy Painters Folly on Route 1 for $625,000. Exactly how the township would use Painters Folly — adjacent to the Brandywine Battlefield Park— is undetermined. Supervisors’ Chairman Frank Murphy said ...