Archive for November, 2019

William L. Page of Chadds Ford

William L. Page,84, a longtime resident of Chadds Ford, died peacefully on Nov. 20, surrounded by his loving sons. Bill was the husband of his late wife, Nancy Page. Bill was born and raised in Chichester. He joined the Army Reserves in the early 1950s. He had a love/passion for baseball in which he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates due to his exceptional ...

 
 

Mind Matters: Help with holidays

Sure, sure, sure, I have written about holiday stressors many times before. However, just as holidays return every year, it can’t hurt to revisit some of the stresses they conjure and also what might help to allay those stresses. It’s sort of like old recipes — we know them, but we forget them and so we need to go back to the cookbook or the spilled-on index card ...

 

Budget talks underway in Kennett Twp.

The Kennett Township supervisors will continue the 2020 budget discussion at a special meeting Monday, where they are expected to discuss the possibility of a sewer rate increase. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the township building. The township manager and finance director discussed the general fund budget with the supervisors and the public at Wednesday’s ...

 

Henry I. (Jerry) Brown

Henry I. (Jerry) Brown died peacefully with his three daughters by his side on Nov. 21 at the age of 81. Jerry was born in Philadelphia on August 16, 1938, son of Clementina Mackenzie Brown and Henry Ingersoll Brown Jr, both of Philadelphia. Jerry attended Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, until his family moved to Wilmington, in 1952, when he attended Tower ...

 

Pearl Comer of Hockessin

Pearl Comer, 93, of Hockessin, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Brackenville Center. She was the wife of Edgar H. Comer, who died in 2007, and with whom he shared 65 years of marriage. Born in Shouns, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Walter Jones and the late Doncie Farmer Jones. She was a member of the Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church. Pearl was a ...

 

Roadwork for Nov. 23-Nov. 29

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 Nov. 23-Nov. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Lane restrictions with flagging are scheduled on Route ...

 

Business briefs Nov. 22

• The next monthly meeting of the Chadds Ford Business Association is noon Thursday, Dec. 5 at The Gables. The guest speaker will be Leah Reynolds, the executive director of the Kennett Area Community Center. The CFBA is also collecting food for the Kennett Food Cupboard, which is run by the Community  Center. The cupboard lost 50 percent of its food because of an ...

 

Planners recommend no for Toll

Westtown Planning Commission members Wednesday night unanimously voted to recommend the Board of Supervisors deny conditional use approval of Toll Bros. plan to develop Crebilly Farm. However, the commission is also developing a list of conditions supervisors should follow should they decide to approve the plan. Toll is looking to build 317 new homes on the ...

 

Wyeth’s ‘Oliver’s Cap’ sells for $2.4 million

Andrew Wyeth’s 1981 painting, “Oliver’s Cap” was auctioned off at Christie’s today and sold below the estimated value of $3 to $5 million. The auctioneer brought the hammer down after the final bid of $2 million, with the price realized of $2,415,000 including commission and sales tax. The Wyeth brought in the highest bid of the 94 works offered in the auction. “We ...

 

Around Town Nov 21

• The third annual Potts Meadow Holiday Tree Lighting is this Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Barn Shops across Route 1 from the meadow. Festivities, which begin at 5 p.m., include holiday music, hot chocolate and food for purchase from Chadds Café and a special visit from Santa Claus. The actual tree lighting is at 6 p.m. Visitors are welcome to bring a lawn chair to ...

 

On Lincoln and giving thanks

Giving thanks — to God, to some higher power, to nature, to others in society for their beneficial actions — has been a practice of people around the world for centuries. Early French and Spanish settlers in the 16th century in North America expressed gratitude for nature’s bounty, notably during the harvest season in early fall. By 1607, colonists in Jamestown, ...