Archive for March, 2018

Adopt-a-Pet March 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tazz  Tazz is an energetic 1-year old looking for a family with an active lifestyle. He’s a big puppy who has been doing terrific working with his volunteer friends to help prepare him for a wonderful life with a family. This happy-go-lucky boy would like to meet any dogs ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Made of steel

Last Friday,  Pennsylvania Made of Steel exhibition held a reception at The Hill School Center for the Arts. The drive to The Hill School set the stage for the exhibition, which paid homage to the steel industry either directly, through Grutzka’s industrialist city scapes depicting the smokestacks of the steel mills, or indirectly through the use of steel as a medium ...

 

Witness details compliance

The second round of testimony in the Concord Ventures hearing in Concord Township was a two-hour long session of one witness detailing compliance with ordinances. Attorney Marc Kaplin, representing the developer, questioned Ben Crowder for two hours regarding the developer’s compliance with various elements of township codes. Crowder is an engineer with Bohler ...

 

Muddy Boots Fund created to benefit Boy Scouts and Stroud Center

Boy Scouts of all ages will now have more opportunities to spend time in the outdoors getting their boots muddy and becoming stewards of their local watersheds. As a result of a generous gift from brothers Greg, Barry, Keith, and Ray Bentley, the Chester County Council Boy Scouts of America and Stroud Water Research Center are expanding their partnership to offer ...

 

Mumps outbreak in Chester County

The Chester County Health Department is issuing a public health announcement regarding a mumps outbreak linked to attendees of a social dance event – Baile Mejicano or Mexican Dance – that took place at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, on Feb.10. CCHD is now seeing the illness spread within Chester County. Chester County’s Health Department Director ...

 

12 Foot tall snowman

We decided to celebrate the snow by building a 12 foot tall snowman with the neighborhood kids. We then put red lights on it at night for fun. It's since been taken down, but here is a picture of the children's creation. Creighton Anderson

 

Police Log March 28: DUIs, drugs

Pennsylvania State Police • State police charged Joseph Matthew Wice, 41, of Delaware, with DUI and drug possession following a traffic stop in Kennett Township. A report said Wice was seen driving with his high beams against oncoming traffic and driving on the center line on Kaolin Road near E. Hillendale Road shortly after 2 a.m. on March 4. Police said they found ...

 

Free talk to focus on famed guitar company

On Thursday, April 5, 2018, area residents can get an insider view of one of America’s most renowned guitar companies, courtesy of the Hadley Fund. Dick Boak, who retired recently from the C. F. Martin Guitar Company after more than 41 years, will discuss his background, which included stints as a bohemian illustrator, musician, luthier woodworker, dumpster-diving ...

 

Frances Cloud Taylor of Kennett Square

Frances Cloud Taylor, 96, of Kennett Square, died March 23, at Crosslands retirement community. Frances Taylor was born on June 23, 1921, in Wilmington. She was the daughter of Willard and Mabel Keenan Cloud and grew up on her parents’ dairy farm, Sunstone Farm, in Kennett Township. She graduated from Westtown School in 1941 and Beacom Business College. In 1942 she ...

 

Photo of the Week: The Gilpin House

The Gilpin House at the Brandywine Battlefield Park on a proper spring day. Cards of this image and other images are available from Barbara Moore Fine Art. Click here to see the collection.

 

Living History: Hemingway, part 2

The Finca Vigia Meaning “Lookout Farm” in Spanish, the Finca Vigia on the outskirts of Havana is where Ernest Hemingway lived longer and was more productive than any other setting in the world. The house is in the village of San Francisco de Paula, roughly 12 miles southeast of downtown. His home is now a tourist attraction- the Museo Ernest Hemingway- which receives ...