Archive for April, 2018

Letter: Give Barrar the boot

On April 11, state Rep. Steve Barrar voted, in an impromptu State Government Committee meeting, to gut HB722, the redistricting reform legislation. The core and strength of this legislation to ensure true reform is the formation of an independent commission to redraw district boundaries. What Barrar voted on was committee Chairman Daryl Metcalfe’s amendment that ...

 
 

For Crebilly, settlement hopes percolating

At the end of 2017, the Westtown Township Board of Supervisors voted to deny Toll Brothers’ conditional-use application for Crebilly Farm, prompting jubilation from area residents that would prove short-lived. For more than a year, opponents of the plan to erect 319 homes on a scenic, 322-acre tract had attended dozens of multi-hour meetings that produced almost ...

 

Roadwork for April 21 through April 27

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 April 21 through April 27 Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. Lane restrictions will be in place Tuesday, ...

 

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 ...