Archive for February, 2020

Lois Weer Broomell of Kennett Square

Lois Weer Broomell, 78, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Feb. 22, at the Christiana Hospital. She was the wife of Samuel C. Broomell, Sr., who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 40 years of marriage. Born in West Chester, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter Weer and the late Ruth Keating Weer. Lois was a dietary aide at Pocopson Home in West Chester for 15 ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 24

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Gordi Gordi came all the way from Puerto Rico following the devastating earthquakes there. Despite the turmoil he may have experienced, he remains a happy, easy-going pup just looking to find a bit of love in the world. Gordi has been co-housed happily with other dogs at ...

 

Jimmie Elchard Garland

Jimmie Elchard Garland, 75, of Lancaster, died Friday, Feb. 21, at Manor Care Health Services in Lancaster. He was the husband of Miriam “Mim” Engel Garland, with whom he shared 14 years of marriage. Born in Shady Valley, Tenn., he was the son of the late Walter Elchard and the late Winnie Mae Barlow Garland. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters, ...

 

Mind Matters: Thoughts are not facts

How about some fireside non-fiction reading for winter hibernation? When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression by Stuart J. Eisendrath, M.D., would be a good start. This psychiatrist’s antidote to depression taps into the benefits of meditation and mindfulness. Depression may be fleeting unhappiness or a temporary ...

 

Business Briefs Feb. 21

• The next meeting of the Chadds Ford Business Association is noon, Thursday, March 5 at Veterinary Dentistry Specialists at 455 Old Baltimore Pike (site of the former Ten Gallon Winery). Veterinarian John Lewis will introduce his staff and will discuss some interesting canine, feline, and zoo animal cases. The cost for the luncheon is $25 for CFBA members, $35 for ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 22-Feb. 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 Feb. 22-Feb. 28. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Road construction will continue to cause lane closures ...

 

A new kind of graduate

Graduates of the 16-week Getting Ahead program, taught by Kennett Area Community Services, celebrated their achievement on Feb. 20 at St. Michael Lutheran Church in Unionville. “One of our graduates is a father of Kennett High School students and is getting ready to buy his first house,” said Leah Reynolds, executive director of KACS. Getting Ahead is a part of a ...

 

Toll continues Crebilly application

Toll Bros. continued its application to develop Crebilly Farm with a lengthy discussion at the Westtown Township Planning Commission meeting Wednesday night. Much of the talk concerned trails, sidewalks, roads and traffic. The developer is going through a second conditional use hearing for the project that would, if approved, result in the development of 317 new ...

 

X Golf now open in Painters Crossing

Eric Miller has heard the line “Golf is a good walk gone bad.” He also understands first-hand that golf can be addictive and agrees there’s some truth to calling his new venture a Chuck E Cheese for golfers. “It really is; that’s a great way to put it,” he said in a recent interview. Formally, however, Miller describes X Golf as an “indoor golf simulator, ...

 

Police Log Feb 19: Retail thefts, marijuana possession, car shot

Pennsylvania State Police Media barracks • A motorist, unidentified in the report, was cited for following too closely following a two-vehicle rear-ender crash on Route 202 near Spring Hill Farm Road on Feb. 14. The accident happened at 7:33 p.m. No injuries were reported. • Someone stole two bottles of liquor — valued at $110 — from the Fine Food and Good Spirits ...

 

Around Town Feb. 20

• Registration is now open for Pennsylvania State Police Troop K Camp Cadet. The camp will be taking place from Sunday, July 26 through Friday, July 31 at the Valley Forge Military Academy and College. Camp Cadet is residential and designed to familiarize our cadets with the functions of law enforcement, learn self-discipline, make new friends, and work as part of a ...