Archive for May, 2018

Antiques and events all weekend

47th Annual Antiques Show at the Brandywine River Museum of Art

On Memorial Day weekend explore three floors of one-of-a-kind antiques, treat yourself to one of our most decadent parties of the year, and go behind-the-scenes to learn about the art of collecting from the antique dealers at our 47th Annual Antiques Show. Held at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the show features a carefully selected collection of fine antiques ...

 
 

Police Log May 23

Pennsylvania State Police will conduct sobriety checkpoints during the Memorial Day weekend, May 25 through 28. Troopers will stop vehicles at selected locations to observe drivers for displays of drug or alcohol impairment. • A West Chester woman was transported to Chester County Hospital with suspected injuries following a two-vehicle accident on Route 1 at ...

 

Vandalism and suspensions at UHS

Vandalism of Unionville High School restrooms and suspension of students fueled discussion during the May 21 meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board. The subject came up during public comment and continued later with directors’ comments, and a point of possible disagreement arose between Director Gregg Lindner and Superintendent of Schools John Sanville. ...

 

‘Either paint or drink heavily’

Christine Burke is not an art therapist. But, she is an artist and a former special education teacher who used art in the classroom for her students. Later, some health issues in the family led to her becoming a certified health coach. She took those disparate elements of her life and mixed them with the stereotype of the starving artist to come up with the book, ...

 

Photo of the Week: Sunny Falls

The sun shines after a week of rain. The result of that rain can be seen gushing down a waterfall on the border of West Marlborough and East Fallowfield townships.

 

Michael DiFilippo of Landenberg

Michael DiFilippo, 62, of Landenberg, died Saturday, May 19, at the Jennersville Hospital. He was the husband of Kay Vickers DiFilippo, who died in 2003, and with whom he shared 30 years of marriage. Born in West Grove, he was the son of the late Mario DiFilippo and the late Winonna Brookert DiFilippo. Mike was a forklift operator at General Motors, Wilmington, ...

 

Prep now for fall allergies

Got fall allergies? Get prepped now. When the seasons start to change, it’s time for allergy sufferers to gear up for their fall allergies. Preparing in advance can help you get ahead of hard-to-fight symptoms later. While fall allergens might not be as obvious as those in the spring, there are plenty of triggers that can be in your day-to-day routine. Ragweed, ...

 

JoAnn M. Ghione of Kennett Square

JoAnn M. Ghione, 73, of Kennett Square, died Tuesday, May 15, at her residence. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late William J. Ghione and the late Amelia Pilotti Ghione. JoAnn was a secretary at Thompson Roses before her retirement. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church. JoAnn is survived by one brother, Vincent Ghione of Wilmington, and one niece ...

 

Karen S. Carpenter

Born in Wilmington,  she was the daughter of the late James & Hazel Carpenter. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Kay Ellen Carpenter. She had a master's degree in education from the University of Delaware and taught at Highlands Elementary School. She enjoyed going to yard sales and shopping at Boscov's. She loved her special animal friends Bridget, ...

 

Exploring Hope: Freedom in Christianity

If you are skeptical about the truth claims of Christianity, I wonder if you associate Christianity with freedom. Probably not. You may associate Christianity with giving up freedom. You believe that Christians only want to tell you who you can sleep with or what you should do with your wallet. So, what does Christianity teach about freedom? In Galatians chapter 2, ...

 

Roadwork for May 19 – May 25

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 May 19 through May 25. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Pipe replacement will close Brinton’s Bridge ...