Archive for January, 2018

Roadwork for Jan. 27 through Feb. 2

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 Jan. 27 through Feb. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • PennDOT maintenance and contractor crews will be working on more than 60 state ...

 
 

Fred P. Pratola Sr. of Avondale

Fred P. Pratola Sr., 92, of Avondale, died Thursday, Jan. 25, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Michael and Grace Pratola on April 25, 1925, in Madison, N.J., he was the husband to the love of his life, the late Angeline Pratola who died in 2007, and with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. A WWII veteran, Fred worked side by side with his father and ...

 

Chadds Ford cleric arrested for drugs, theft

Msgr. Gregory Parlante, formerly of St. Cornelius Church in Chadds Ford, was arrested on charges of drug possession and theft, according to the Pennsylvania State Police. In May of 2017, police began investigating a suspicious package sent to the church's administration office on Ridge Road. Church personnel who found the package with some of Parlante's personal ...

 

The Human Resource: Engagement starts with leadership

If you have ever solicited an employee engagement survey and became surprised at the results you are not effectively demonstrating or holding accountable the right individuals in your leadership and management to achieve the desired results. Engagement begins with leadership and ends with the supervisor-employee relationship in which the supervisor is promulgating ...

 

Christine Crowell Trostle of West Grove

Christine Crowell Trostle, 90, of West Grove, died Tuesday, Jan. 23, at Jenners Pond Retirement Community in West Grove. She was the wife of the late Robert S. Trostle, who died in 2011 and with whom she shared 62 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and the late Edna (Howland) Crowell. She lived in Chester County her ...

 

Around Town Jan. 25

• Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center with Windish Music & Productions presents Frederick J. on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m., a Philly Theatre Week show. Audiences from the Greater Philadelphia region have the opportunity to see Frederick J. One Man Band at the low Theatre Week price of $15 per ticket. A limited number of tickets are available through the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet: Jan.25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Heathcliff Heathcliff loves a good game of fetch. Spend a bit of fun time in the yard with him, and you’d have no idea he’s 9 years old. Heathcliff is sweet, silly and eager to please. He hopes to be the only “furkid” in a family who will love him forever. Heathcliff can ...

 

School district survey reopened

The Unionville Chadds Ford School District has reopened its Facility Master plan survey so members of the community can have more time to participate. The survey will remain open until Jan. 29. This survey should only take about 10 minutes to complete and your input is very valuable in this process. For those who take the time to complete the survey and give us the ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 24

A total of five students from Chadds Ford were named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester. They are Andrew Currie, Mark Ellsworth, Michael Hutz, Ryan Rhodes Katelyn Sapp. To meet eligibility requirements for the Dean's List, a student must be enrolled full-time and earn a GPA of 3.33 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for the semester.

 

K-9 team relishes second life of cadaver searches

Shortly after a five-alarm fire ripped through the Barclay Friends assisted-living facility in West Chester on Nov. 16, four people remained missing and were presumed dead. As their loved ones waited for confirmation of their worst fears, Chester County deputy sheriffs had secured the scene for investigators from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and ...

 

Police Log Jan. 24:Thefts from cars, DUIs, endangering

Pennsylvania State Police • Sometime during the overnight hours of Jan. 11 and 12, someone smashed the window of an unattended vehicle on Century Lane in Concord Township and stole a purse. Southern Chester County Regional Police Department • Police charged Jose S. Lopez-Nunez, 37, of Kennett Square with two counts each of endangering the welfare of children and ...