Archive for May, 2018

Academic Achievement

• Thomas Jackson, of Chadds Ford, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration from Lycoming College. • Patrick Bova, a 2014 graduate of Unionville High School, graduated Summa Cum Laude from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. He was the student chosen to receive the Richard J. Koppenaal Award for Distinguished ...

 
 

Pettinaro, Concord to discuss construction plans

Pettinaro Construction Co., Concord Township and PennDOT are scheduled to have a pre-construction meeting Monday, June 4 to discuss some of the details involved with the planned shopping center on Ridge Road at Route 202. Chadds Ford Township engineer Mike Schneider and Township Manager Matt DiFilippo will be attending. The shopping center has been a point of concern ...

 

Around Town May 31

• On Friday, June 1, West Chester University will conduct a test on components of the external Emergency Alert System. During this time, the mass notification system will be audibly tested. Residents in the vicinity of the University are likely to hear the audio alert. As a reminder, this is just a test of the system. In an actual emergency, the University will ...

 

Police Log May 31: ID theft, abuse, DUI

• Police said a 60-year-old Pennsbury man became a victim of identity theft when someone opened a fraudulent bank account in his name earlier in May. No other details were released. • Cameron Richard Farmer, 24, is accused of violating a protection from abuse order, according to a police report. Police said Farmer continuously sent text messages from multiple phone ...

 

Unionville senior earns Cadet of the Year

Thursday, May 24 was graduation day for the 2018 class members of the Octorara Homeland Security & Protective Services Academy. The academy is a half-day high school program open to all Chester County students to train for careers in firefighting, emergency medical, and law enforcement related careers. This year, Jordan Marzolf, a senior from Unionville High ...

 

Mixed Media: First Friday

It’s that magical time again. Time for the Kennett Square First Friday Expanded Art Walk. This rotations’ theme is Destination: Kennett Square. Kennett Square does not have your typical art venues. Square Pear, which is prominently located at State and Broad Street serves as the only real gallery in town. So what does an expanded art walk look like in a town where ...

 

Rose Tree Park is ‘Ready to Rock’

The 44th annual Delaware County Summer Festival concert series in Rose Tree Park kicks off on Wednesday, June 13, with a riveting performance by the Delaware County Symphony. Members of the symphony have shared that the opening night concert will feature a variety of classical selections, including “Capriccio Espagnol,” and many popular favorites by composers ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet May 30

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Shadow Shadow may be 9 years old, but he’s young at heart. This love bug has been around and seen it all, and now he’s hoping to find a loving home to relax in his golden years. Shadow turns into a purr machine when being held, he loves to snuggle, and he’s a little ...

 

Joseph A. DiStefano Jr. of Kennett Square

Joseph A. DiStefano Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 22. Joe was the beloved husband of Emily Mote DiStefano, with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was a graduate of Kennett High School and proudly served in the U.S. Army. Born in West Chester, in 1930, he was the son of the late Joseph, Sr. and Mary DiStefano. In concert with his ...

 

Anna M. Marrongelli of West Grove

Anna M. Marrongelli, 86, of West Grove, died Saturday, May 26, at her residence. She was the wife of Dominic Marrongelli, who died in 2013, and with whom she shared 60 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Stacy Proffitt and the late Emma Pearl South Proffitt. Anna had worked at various area greenhouses. She enjoyed playing ...

 

H. John “Jack” Michel Jr. of Concord Township

H. John “Jack” Michel Jr., 71, died Saturday, May 26, at his farm in Concord Township.  Jack was a leading securities, mergers and acquisitions lawyer in the Philadelphia office of Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP for 33 years. Throughout his long career at Drinker, Jack also had a number of management positions, including head of its Business and Finance Department, ...