Archive for September 15th, 2020

Mario “Chuff” Basciani of Avondale

Mario “Chuff” Basciani, 91, of Avondale, died peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 13, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Born on January 20, 1929, in Toughkenamon, he was the son of the late Emedio and Anna (Basciani) Basciani. Mario’s father began farming mushrooms in 1925, which is how he found his passion. Mario was a 1947 graduate of Kennett High School where ...

 
 

Michael Louis Arcus of Upper Chichester

Michael “Mickey/Mike” Louis Arcus, 82, of Upper Chichester, died peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, on Thursday, Sept. 10. Mike was born in Aliquippa, Pa., raised in Chester, and was a 1956 graduate of Chester High School. He served his country in the United States Army National Guard, was a member of Chadds Ford Baptist Church, and the owner and ...

 

Traffic talk at Crebilly hearing

It was all about traffic at the latest Toll Bros./Crebilly Farm conditional use hearing in Westtown Township Monday night. Traffic engineer Nicole Kline, of McMahon Associates, wrapped up her testimony being cross-examined by attorneys and others with party status. The current hearings, referred to as Crebilly II, since this is the second set of conditional use ...

 

Art Live: On the farm

Scarlett Thicket Farm in Kennett Square is well known by locals for its annual spring art show hosted by Peter Welling and curated by Stan Smokler. It typically features works by well-known local artists in its majestic barn, including Katee Boyle. This weekend, the venue is opening its doors again for another unique art gathering. With safety measures in place, and ...

 

Photo of the Week: Hidden Power

The old hydroelectric mill in Pennsbury Township is deep in shadow under full summer foliage.