Archive for August, 2018

Guard brings drugs to prison in crotch

Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland announced that Bramiir Shareif Cannon, 25, is facing felony contraband charges for sneaking K-2, synthetic marijuana, into the George W. Hill Correctional Facility on August 30. Cannon, of Folcroft, is charged with contraband, which is a felony of the second degree. The investigation was conducted by George W. ...

 
 

Flash flood warning

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Chester County until 8 p.m. At 3:57 p.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain across the warned area. up to two to three inches of rain have already fallen with additional rainfall occuring. Flash flooding is expected to begin shortly in the areas of heaviest rain. Some locations ...

 

Roadwork for Sept. 1 to Sept. 7

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 Sept. 1 to Sept. 7. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Milling is scheduled to cause lane restrictions on ...

 

Ruth B. Barker of Kennett Square

Ruth B. Barker, 95, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, (12 days before her 96th birthday), at Ware Presbyterian in Oxford. She was the wife of Harley C. Barker, who died in 2010, and with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late George Buffington and the late Ella Clough Buffington. Ruth graduated from Kennett ...

 

Residents hear plan for trails, some oppose

Chadds Ford Township residents got a glimpse of a concept plan that could bring some passive recreation and a series of trails to the township. Sheila Fleming, of the Brandywine Conservancy, gave the Open Space Task Force presentation before the Aug. 29 Board of Supervisors’ workshop. “This is just the beginning of the conversation,” she said. The plan won’t be ...

 

Around Town Aug. 30

• Newlin Grist Mill will hold its annual Archaeology Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visitors can assist professional archaeologists with excavation and cleaning the artifacts we find. The festival will also feature displays of local archaeology projects and Native American cooking by the Time Chef, Henry Ward. Younger visitors will especially ...

 

Mixed Media: Abstract angles

Summer is coming to a close, Labor Day is upon us, and soon enough we’ll have to ban white from our wardrobe as we prepare for fall. Is that a thing? It was a sort of seasonal etiquette that I grew up hearing and now choose to completely ignore. As we near the end of August, a few shows have opened this week. Delaware Art Museum has debuted the next in its Outlook ...

 

YMCA offers 7th-graders free membership

School is beginning and with it comes a great opportunity for all Chester County seventh-graders – a complimentary one-year membership to the YMCA. Kids simply need to bring a school ID, roster, or report card, along with a parent or guardian, to their local branch to register. After registering, membership includes the use of the YMCA’s facilities, where ...

 

Blogging Along the Brandywine: First day of school blues

You know those days you wake up and think, “How did the world pass by without my noticing?” I went to Strafford Elementary School in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District, and now that I think about it, in those days there were still a few dinosaurs grazing outside the playground. On the first day of third grade, Miss Dewees handed out school pencils, little ...

 

Police Log Aug. 29: Terroristic threats, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police • State police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint this Labor Day weekend, from Friday, Aug. 1 through Monday, Sept. 3. • An 18-year-old from Landenberg is being investigated for terroristic threats. According to a press release from the state police Avondale barracks, Branden Michael Bryant posted on Instagram “I am    debating on ...

 

Edward Vail Wandersee, formerly of Chadds Ford

Edward Vail Wandersee, 84, of Jenner’s Pond Retirement Community in West Grove, died peacefully on Aug. 27. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (nee Cole) and his four daughters: Roxanna of Melbourne, Fla., Robin and her partner, Matthew Ellis of Aston, Nicole and her husband, Stewart Fiori of Chadds Ford and Karin of Chadds Ford. He also is survived by two ...