Archive for April, 2018

Boost Your Business: Lessons from driveway spammers

Every spring they appear like leaves in the fall. Unwanted, they sit at the end of the driveway in the muddy-muck left from winter. Landscapers, contractors, handymen, and asphalt companies have all latched on to a marketing technique that bears some discussion. Here’s how it works: Print up a cheap flyer on yellow or green paper, grab some gravel or a single rock, ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Schools of artists

Summer vacation hasn’t started yet, but several art locations are hosting collections of student art from the 2017-2018 school year and you should make your way over to check them out. Here’s a listing of the local offerings, as well as a few other upcoming events. First off, because it’s happening today, April 19, I should mention that the Delaware College of Art ...

 

‘Beam-ing’ impressions at art gallery

According to Barbara Moore of Barbara Moore Fine Art, Jacalyn Beam’s work “just pulls you in.” Friends and admirers of Beam’s art were pulled into Moore’s gallery Wednesday night for Beam’s new exhibit, Impressions. Beam — a plein air impressionist — has been a local and regional favorite for years. Moore said it’s the nature of Beam’s vision that makes her work so ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet April 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Romeo Oh Romeo, Romeo. This dreamy 2-year old isn’t much like the one in the play, but that doesn’t mean we’re not head over heels for him. Romeo is shy to start but warms up quickly to be a sweet, snuggly, playful, and slightly clumsy lovebug. He is also very curious, ...

 

Around Town April 19

• Chadds Ford Township is hosting the annual recycle event this Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be free gifts for the first 50 residents. State Rep. Stephen Barrar is also hosting a recycling event at his office at One Beaver Valley Road, from 9 a.m. until noon. Both events will be held rain or shine. • Seven branches of the YMCA of Greater ...

 

They played the violin

For Sally Jane Denk Hoey it was a long-awaited labor of love. Hoey, a singer who was once billed as the Bard of the Brandywine, is a past president of the Sanderson Museum in Chadds Ford and three years ago she decided that the violins Chris Sanderson once played had to be heard again. “This has been a long-time dream of mine,” Hoey said. “The violins were just ...

 

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating of Kennett Square

Dolores Ann Nobile Keating, 87, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, April 15, at the Onslow Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville, N.C. She was the wife of the late Donald Francis Keating, who died in 2000 and with whom she shared 43 years of marriage. Born in Columbia, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Michael and the late Carmella (Russo) Nobile. Dolores graduated from ...

 

Frances Ferranto of Kennett Square

Frances Ferranto, 73, of Kennett Square, died Monday April 16, at the Pocopson Home in West Chester, after a long illness. Born in West Chester, she was a daughter of the late Pietro Ferranto and the late Anna Rita (Macellaro) Ferranto. Frances was a longtime resident of Kennett Square and a life-long parishioner of St. Patrick Church. She graduated Kennett High ...

 

Police Log April 18: DUIs, drug drop offs

Pennsylvania State Police • A traffic stop for a violation led to a 24-year-old male from Delaware being popped for drug possession in Kennett Township. A state police report said the man, unnamed in the report, had a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The incident happened at 2:52 p.m. on April 15. • On April 12, at 6:35 p.m., police made a traffic stop in ...

 

Chesco preserved space acres doubles

The Chester County Commissioners announced that an estimated 4,240 acres of open space were protected during 2017—more than double the amount preserved the previous year. “We are pleased to announce that the county continued to preserve open space in 2017,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “This is one of the largest annual increases in ...

 

New teachers’ contract at U-CF

Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board directors unanimously passed an early bird teachers’ contract that will go into effect July 1, 2019 and run through June 30, 2023. The 9-0 vote came during the board’s April 16 meeting held at Hillendale Elementary School. Board President Jeff Hellrung said, "We have an agreement that shows the admiration and respect that we have ...