Archive for October, 2020

Jacob J. Orbon Sr. of Kennett Square

Jacob J. Orbon Sr., of Kennett Square, died quietly while in hospice care in West Chester, on Tuesday, Oct. 20. He is the son of Jacob Edward Orbon and Constance (Wobles) Orbon.  He was surrounded by family during his last days. He was a resident of Pocopson Home since 2017. Jacob was born in Nanticoke, Pa. and lived there until he joined the Armed forces in 1947.  ...

 
 

Virginia W. Ogle of Mendenhall

Virginia W. Ogle, 81, of Mendenhall, died Aug. 27, at her home. Born in 1939 in West Chester and raised on the family farm in Mendenhall, Virginia was the daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (nee Way) Woodward. She was a gardener, world-traveling bird watcher, and true foodie who avidly supported local farms and loved all flavors of ice cream (and kept most of them ...

 

Mail-in-ballot applications coming due

Delaware Country registered voters are reminded that vote-by-mail applications (for both mail-in and absentee ballots) must be received by the Delaware County Bureau of Elections by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. With only one week remaining until the deadline, Delaware County voters who prefer to avoid voting in-person on election day are advised to request a mail-in ...

 

Around Town Oct 22

• The holiday season is starting early at the Brandywine River Museum of Art this year. Beginning on Oct. 31, visitors can enjoy “Holiday Magic at Brandywine” with the opening of the Brandywine Railroad — a holiday favorite since 1972. On view through Jan. 10, this year’s seasonal offerings will also include the return of artist and composer Ann Wyeth McCoy’s ...

 

Delaware County finalizes 32 ballotbox locations

The Delaware County Bureau of Elections has finalized the list of 32 ballot drop box locations, located in municipalities across the county. Each of the 32 ballot drop boxes — including one in Concord Township — were open and accepting ballots from Delaware County residents as of Tuesday, Oct. 20. Concord’s dropbox is located at the Rachel Kohl Library, 687 ...

 

Police Log Oct. 21: Thefts, DUI

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks said they arrested Laurent LeVeque, 49, of Newtown Square following a car crash on Baltimore Pike on Oct. 16. The incident happened on Route one at Applied Card Way in Concord Township. Police said LeVeque was DUI. • Two people are being sought for an alleged retail theft at the Acme in ...

 

Chadds Ford faces lawsuit

Ridge Road Development has filed a lawsuit against Chadds Ford Township for what it claims is a “breach of obligation.” The suit claims that Chadds Ford failed to execute necessary documents so that Ridge Road could move forward with plans to build a shopping center at Route 202 and Ridge Road. Ridge Road Development L.P. is the division of Pettinaro Construction ...

 

Betty B. Harkins of Kennett Square

Betty B. Harkins, 92, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at her home on Saturday, Oct. 17. She was the wife of the late George Harkins, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born at her family farm in Rosedale, she was the daughter of the late George and Ella (Clough) Buffington. She was a 1946 graduate of Kennett High School, where after many years of ...

 

Vets call to end forever wars

A disparate conglomeration of peace proponents — combat veterans, libertarians, and a Republican Party candidate for U.S. House — gathered at the grave of Gen. Smedley Butler in Oaklands Cemetery in West West Chester Monday, calling the federal government to "Bring Our Troops Home." The event was held on the 19th anniversary of the day U.S. troops — 200 Army Rangers ...

 

Joseph F. Captain Jr. of West Grove

Joseph F. Captain Jr., 86, of West Grove, died Friday, Oct. 16. H\Born in Boston, Pa., he was the son of Stella Captain and Joseph F Captain Sr., He attended Pennsylvania State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration in 1956. He was a member of the Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. After graduating, he was employed by ...

 

Art Live: Making ends meet

Chester County Art Association (CCAA) has been around longer than most of us. At the start of 2020, in its 89th year, CCAA was thriving. The organization was hosting several exhibitions monthly, running classes and workshops in several locations, and much more. But lately the organization has been struggling. Executive Director Wendy Kershner recently shed some ...