Archive for February, 2018

Hearing underway for Concord Ventures

The triangular area outlined in white shows the location of the proposed Concord Ventures development.

After a false start last month, Concord Township began the hearing for Concord Ventures. CV wants to construct a planned residential development on 49 acres to the west of Route 202 at Watkin Avenue, just north of the Delaware state line. In January, Concord Venture's attorney Marc Kaplin petitioned that Township Council and solicitor Hugh Donaghue recuse themselves ...

 
 

Mixed Media: March into spring

The old adage “In like a lion, out like a lamb,” may be appropriate for the progression of spring weather in these parts, but in the art world it’s reverse. Although we have a quiet March First Friday, there will be more offerings as the temperatures rise! We do have some openings, however, so let’s start in Kennett Square. Mala Galleria will be hosting a reception ...

 

School board talks rules of suspension

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors spent time during their Feb. 26 meeting talking about suspensions as a disciplinary method. The subject has been bandied about since some high school students were suspended in September following a football game. Parents complained about the suspensions, saying some of the students didn't deserve the punishment. There's ...

 

Police Log Feb. 28: Accidents, dog-fighting

Pennsylvania State Police Stated police said Justin P. Davis, 28, of Chadds Ford was charged with speeding after he the car he was driving crashed head-on into a tree on Harvey Road. The incident happened shortly before midnight on Feb. 4. According to the police report, Davis was trying to negotiate a right-hand curve near Glennoll Drive when in ice and foggy ...

 

Holly A. Silverthorne of West Chester

Holly A. Silverthorne, 95, of West Chester, died Wednesday, February 21, at Wellington Terrace. She was the wife of the late, Spencer V. Silverthorne Jr. with whom she shared 15 years of marriage before his death in 1962. Born in New York, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late: John W. and Ethel Smith Appel. Holly grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y. and attended Bennington ...

 

Flu taking toll in Chester County

The Chester County Coroner’s Office has received reports to date of 11 deaths associated with influenza during the 2017-2018 reporting period. By comparison, five deaths due to influenza were reported during the 2016-2017 flu season. Influenza was the primary cause of death in six of the 11 cases and a contributory factor in five other cases. Influenza type A was ...

 

Animals seized in dog-fighting investigation

The Brandywine Valley SPCA took six dogs and four rabbits into its care on Wednesday, Feb. 21, following their seizure by Pennsylvania State Police at a residence in Coatesville. The dogs were seized as evidence in the case against a man now facing charges that include cruelty to animals and possession of dog fighting paraphernalia, including treadmills and medical ...

 

Linda M. Spohn of Lincoln University

Linda M. Spohn, 68, of Lincoln University, died Friday, Feb. 23, at her residence. She was the wife of Thomas J. Spohn, with whom she shared 47 years of marriage. Born in Easton, she was the daughter of the late Emidio and Virginia Kirkwood Urbani. Linda was an elementary school teacher, last teaching at the Avon Grove Charter School in West Grove, retiring in 2011. ...

 

Arthur G. Basmajian of Kennett Square

Arthur G. Basmajian, 87, of Kennett Square, formerly of Havertown, died Friday, Feb. 23, at Seasons Hospice at Christiana Hospital in Newark. He was the husband of Bernice A. Tichian Basmajian, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage.  Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Artin and the late Beatrice (Misirian) Basmajian. Art served our country during ...

 

Family Promise hires new case manager

Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a volunteer-driven nonprofit committed to helping families experiencing homelessness, welcomes Omar Henriquez as its new case manager. Henriquez will guide families through their housing crisis by providing the tools and encouragement to regain their housing, employment and become fully and permanently self-sufficient. ...

 

Carolyn Trimble

Carolyn Trimble died in Chester County Hospital on Feb. 20, due to surgical complications. She was 58. Carolyn was born on Dec. 18, 1959, in Wilmington, to parents Jess and Evelyn Bewley. She graduated from Avon Grove High School in 1977. She married Timothy Trimble in 1985 in West Grove. The Trimble’s moved into their first home in Landenberg in 1986. Carolyn ...