Archive for January, 2019

Wintry mix precipitation predicted

The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, NJ has issued the following weather statement for a wintry mix precipitation on Tuesday and gusty winds with snow showers/snow squalls are possible in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday: Chester County Forecasted Conditions: Precipitation may begin as a wintry mix before changing to rain on Tuesday Rain is expected to ...

 
 

On hot streak, local ice hockey star eyes award

Chadds Ford has certainly never been deemed a hotbed for ice hockey, but that never deterred a 2014 Unionville High graduate. Ryan Lohin, 22, of Pennsbury Township, a seventh-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2016, is currently the leading scorer for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, a school that recruited him in high school but deferred his ...

 

Irene Grace Slawter of Concord Township

Irene Grace Slawter, 85, of Concord Township, died Thursday, Jan. 24. A devout Christian, she was a member of the West Wilmington Seventh-Day Adventist Church. To her immediate family, Irene was affectionately known as "Queen Irene." She is survived by her devoted husband of 57 years, John Slawter; twin daughters, Dinah Benton (Kelly James Lutz) and Diane Bishop ...

 

Wade Hampton Barker Jr. of Kennett Square

Wade Hampton Barker Jr., 88, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Jan. 24, at his home. He was the husband of Joanne Parsons Barker, who died in 2016, and with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Yorklyn, Del., he was the son of late Wade H. Barker Sr. and the late Mary Jones Barker. Mr. Barker was the assistant business administrator at Longwood Gardens, ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tori Tori is a shy but sweet girl who opens up to be a happy, affectionate and silly pup once she gets to know you. Tori is open to living with other dogs similar in size to her, and she’s already housetrained and crate trained. She hopes for a home with older kids and ...

 

Pocopson Home gets 5-star rating

Pocopson Home, Chester County’s long-term healthcare facility, has received a 5-star rating from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. “We are thrilled with this endorsement of Pocopson Home, as it is an achievement that reviews many aspects of service and care,” said Chester County Commissioners’ Chair Michelle Kichline. “We know that all staff members ...

 

Mind Matters: To be a mensch

Kudos to Gillette for its new ad that revisits the company’s theme, “The Best A Man Can Be,” in a thought-provoking way. Unfortunately, while many responded positively to the commercial that challenged bullying and sexism, others were outraged, claiming the ad was “assault to masculinity.” Many years ago, I remember a colleague often saying to male clients at a ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 26 -Feb. 1

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 Jan. 26 -Feb. 1. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists will encounter a lane restriction on Union ...

 

Mixed Media: Pop Up Art KSQ goes off site

I held my column hostage this week while I waited to confirm some very exciting news! Pop Up Art KSQ  will be linking up with Delaware Art Museum and Chris White Gallery to present OFF SITE: A Pop Up Art KSQ Winter Exhibition. The timeline has been quite a whirlwind, with this opportunity opening up yesterday. Pop Up Art KSQ will be installing next week, and the ...

 

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 a ...

 

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 ...