Archive for September, 2020

DelCo Symphony goes virtual

As with so many other events, the Delaware County Symphony is still not having any live, in-person concerts. But the show still goes on. The symphony announced, through its Music Director Jennifer Nicole Campbell, that the symphony will be having virtual concerts. European Flavors is the first of six in that series and is already posted on YouTube and the symphony’s ...

 
 

Senate OK’s DelCo Republican for judge

Delaware County Republican Chairman Tom McGarrigle welcomed the Pennsylvania Senate’s confirmation of Gov. Tom Wolf’s nomination of Judge Andrea Puppio to fill a judicial vacancy on the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas. Wolf’s nomination of Judge Puppio was confirmed by an overwhelming 47-2 vote of approval on Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Senate. “I have known ...

 

Police Log Sept. 30: Indecent exposure, theft, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested a Garnet Valley High School teacher for inappropriate Internet interactions with a recent Garnet Valley graduate. The report identified the teacher as Derek Vattellana, 38, of Glenmore. The victim is an 18-year-old woman from Chester Heights. Charges against Vattellana include possession of ...

 

Art Live: The Sky Painter

If you’re having a bad day, go visit David Katz.   The infectious jubilance of his nature is bound to cheer you up. You’ll leave him with a smile, and maybe a new painting or two. He unlocked the door to his new gallery in West Chester on September 11, 2020. This is, of course, a date always remembered now but what’s more incredible, is the fact that he opened his ...

 

ChesCo sets ballot drop-off locations

The Chester County Board of Elections approved a number of measures to ensure the eligible ballots of all county voters are counted in the November 2020 Election. Those measures include the placement of 11 locations for secure drop-off of mail-in and absentee ballots and the addition of two satellite election offices. From Tuesday, Oct. 13, drop-off locations will ...

 

Photo of the Week: Milkweed and Friends

Immature milkweed bugs stay close to their food source, the seed pods of the Common Milkweed. Monarch caterpillars also feed on the seed pods.

 

Catherine “Betty” Baker of Kennett Square

Catherine “Betty” Baker, 92, of Kennett Square, died Thursday, Sept. 24, at her residence. She was the wife of Thomas S. Baker who died in 2007, and with whom she shared 39 years of marriage. Born in Kennett Square, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. Lynch and the late Lillian Proud Lynch. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Kennett Square and the ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mystery Mystery feels like she's no mystery at all, she’s just a fun girl looking for a fun family. She’s a nice walking companion, and she’s been enjoying learning about all the adventures possible with toys. Mystery is full of love and looking to be your only fur-child. ...

 

Vincent Vergara of Avondale

Vincent Vergara, 91, of Avondale, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died Friday, Sept. 25, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Carolyn Hemming Vergara who died in 2017, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Anthony Vergara and the late Catherine Ianollo Vergara. He owned and operated Vergara’s ...

 

Drive-in movies at Bellevue State Park

It might not be like the old days, but drive-in movies are coming to Bellevue State Park courtesy of The Grand. After a successful string of socially distant concerts, The Grand is offering a new series of events hosted at Belleveue State Park. The Grand Cinema at Bellevue will begin the weekend of Oct. 2 and 3 with two movie musicals: “Pitch Perfect” and “Disney’s ...

 

Webinar talks benefits, basics of electric vehicles

The Pennsylvania Departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation and other partners in the Drive Electric PA Coalition will hold a free public informational webinar on the benefits and basics of driving electric vehicles on Sept. 30 and again on Oct. 1 as part of National Drive Electric Week. “The number of electric cars registered in Pennsylvania ...