Archive for December, 2018

Roadwork for Dec. 22 -Dec. 28

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 Dec. 22 to Dec. 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility installation will cause lane closures on E. ...

 
 

Mixed Media: Holiday art bustle

Kennett Square is absolutely bustling with holiday activity. Walking along State Street on the weekend, I can hear the horse drawn carriages and see the lines at the shuttle taking people from Kennett Square to Longwood Gardens and vice versa. Holiday shoppers are out in full force, buzzing from one boutique to another, and making hot chocolate/coffee stops at ...

 

Boost Your Business: Simple inside sales

The best sales teams are most often led by someone who is more like a sales coach than a sales manager. The dedication to developing inside sales skills ultimately creates a sales team that not only hits its short-term goals but instills a culture of learning and self-improvement in order to achieve its long-term goals as well. But it’s not always so easy. Superb ...

 

Walter J. Cavanaugh of Glen Mills

Walter J. Cavanaugh, 86, of Glen Mills, died peacefully in his sleep on Sunday night after happily watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles soundly defeat the LA Rams 30 to 23. Walter was a graduate of John Bartram High School and Drexel University.  After serving honorably in our armed forces, Walter put his chemical engineering skills to use at Publicker Printing ...

 

Rotary donates from Twisted Vintner

The Concordville-Chadds Ford Rotary Wednesday donated more than $31,000 dollars from proceeds raised from this past June’s Twisted Vintner event. Chapter  President Hank Fisher handed out checks to eight of nine recipients during the Dec. 19 luncheon at Pescatore’s in Keystone Plaza. Fisher said it was the first time the chapter invited all the recipient charities to ...

 

Lynnore P. Compton of Chadds Ford

Lynnore P. Compton, 60, of Chadds Ford, died Monday, Dec. 17, at her home. She was the wife of Earle A. Compton, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of Rose and the late Joseph Pizzirusso. Lynnore graduated summa cum laude from Millersville University where she received a bachelor’s of science degree in computer ...

 

Anne Irwin Hicks, formerly of Kennett Square

Anne Irwin Hicks, 92, formerly of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Dec. 13, after suffering from a major stroke. She was without pain and surrounded by loving family. She was born on Nov. 20, 1926, in Chadds Ford. Anne Hicks owned Meadow Springs Farm in Kennett Square with her late husband, John L. Hicks from the 1940s to 2000. The family dairy farm later became a well ...

 

ChesCo hands out naloxone medication

Staff from Chester County’s Department of Drug & Alcohol Services and the Health Department gave away nearly 500 doses of naloxone last week, as part of a state-wide Naloxone Giveaway Day for any county residents requesting the drug. Two distribution sites were set up at the Chester County Government Services Center in West Chester and at the County’s Public ...

 

Police Log Dec. 19: Assault, crashes, thefts

Pennsylvania State Police • Police said two motorists were injured and sent to Paoli Hospital following a Dec. 13 accident on Route 202 at Oakland Road in Chadds Ford. According to the report, 69-year-old Peggy S. Conway, of West Chester, was driving north on Route 202 when she began making a left turn across traffic onto Oakland, but she struck another car heading ...

 

Around Town Dec. 19

• It’s five days of free YMCA beginning next week. All seven branches of the YMCA of Greater Brandywine will open their doors to the community at no charge from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Monday, Dec. 31. Now is the perfect time to try our facilities, shoot hoops, swim in the pool or check out the fitness center, or try yoga, cycling or exercise class. Anyone 18 years or ...

 

Escape from holiday stress at Uptown!

“Lend Me A Tenor,” now playing at the Uptown! Knauer Performing Arts Centre in West Chester offers the perfect escape from holiday stress. There are plenty of laughs and innocent fun in this classic production by the Resident Theatre Company at Uptown! It’s reminiscent of the screwball comedies of the 1930s, where a simple mistaken identity can take on a life of its ...