David Charles of Chadds Ford

David Charles, 68, of Chadds Ford, a loving husband and father of two children died on Tuesday, Jan. 22. He was born in 1950, in Media, to John and Grace Charles. He received his bachelor's degree at Villanova University and his master's degree at Temple University. Dave, as he was known, worked for Christiana Care for over 30 years and retired in 2016. He had…

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Flood warning until 8:30

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for eastern Chester and Delaware counties through 8:30 p.m.At 230 p.m., creeks and streams were continuing to rise due to runoff from today's heavy rainfall. Minor flooding will take place into this evening along creeks and streams, and in areas of poor drainage. Some locations that could experience flooding include West Chester, Westtown and Kennett Square.…

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Helen E. Olivieri of West Grove

Helen E. Olivieri, 90, of West Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 20, at her residence. Born in Landenberg, on Dec. 1, 1928, she was the daughter of the late William Rigler and the late Lydia Crossan Rigler. She was one of eight children: William (Tucker), Laura (Perk), Mary (Pip), Audrel (Audey), Lydia, Earl, and Margaret (Magee ). Helen was very proud to be a member of…

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Around Town Jan. 24

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Visitors to the Brandywine River Museum of Art enjoy an arctic barbecue in the museum courtyard on Jan. 19.

• The Chadds Ford Historical Society will hold Escape Brandywine events on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 10 a.m., noon and 2 p.m. This escape room experience occurs inside an authentic historical house with a Revolutionary War mission. Escape Brandywine places participants into roles of spies on the eve of the Battle of Brandywine. Using real 18th century spy techniques, codes and cyphers, players have 60 minutes…

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