Archive for January, 2021

DelCo opens COVID-19 Call Center

Delaware County opened a COVID-19 Call Center on Monday, Jan. 25, to answer COVID-19 related questions from individuals, organizations, and businesses. The COVID-19 Call Center will be open Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. In addition to responding to phone calls, the Center will also respond to emailed inquiries. While the Call ...

 
 

Edward J. Madonna, formerly of Kennett Square

Edward J. Madonna, 78, of Philadelphia, and formerly of Kennett Square, died Friday, Jan. 22. Eddie is survived by his life partner of 16 years, Robert J. Shannahan; his sister, Marlene (Madonna) McDonough; his Uncle Claude Madonna; numerous nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, Ella C. and Daniel P. Madonna, and his ...

 

Walter Larry Yates of New London

Walter Larry Yates, 84, of New London, died Wednesday, Jan. 20, at his home. He was the husband of Ethel Kay Thompson Yates, with whom he shared 62 years of marriage. Born in Greensboro, N.C., he was a son of the late Walter Clearon Yates and the late Lovie Irene Draughon Yates. Larry earned a bachelor’s degree from Penn State and remained a lifelong Lions fan. He ...

 

Steven Jerome Goddard of West Grove

Steven Jerome Goddard, 81, of West Grove, died Jan. 2, at his home. He was the husband of Marna Mason Goddard, 82, who died Jan. 14. They shared 56 years of marriage. Steve was born in Louisville, Ky., graduated from Rice University, and earned his doctorate from MIT. He worked for DuPont. Marna was born in Hartford, Conn., graduated from Earlham College, and earned ...

 

Art Live: Collaborative art

Whether we recognize it or not while viewing it, art has always been intertwined with politics. In a recent Widewalls Magazine article, writer Biljana Puric said this about the two, “Artistic production never solely replicated reality. Even during Realism it had its purpose of showing the brutality or beauty of everyday life to viewers.” And, Robert Rauschenberg once ...

 

Longhorn is new UHS mascot

The mascot for Unionville High School is now the Longhorn steer. Students in grades 8-12 voted for the Longhorn over the Stampede —represented by a horse — by more than 69 percent. School board directors voted to approve the Longhorn by a 9-0 vote during their Jan. 25 meeting. Prior to the reveal, Director Tom Day thanked the Mascot Selection Committee, comprising ...

 

Photo of the Week: Blue Monday

A cool color for a cool spot on a cool, but sunny Monday morning in winter.

 

Snow and ice possible

The National Weather Service is calling for a winter weather advisory with possible accumulation of snow and ice tonight and into tomorrow. Light wintry precipitation s expected to begin sometime after 7 p.m. and lasting into Tuesday. The front is coming from the Delmarva Peninsula in the south and moving north. Initial precipitation overnight will be mostly light ...

 

Doris P. Cole of West Grove

Doris P. Cole, 91, of West Grove, previously West Chester, died Friday, Jan. 22, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. Born April 18, 1929, in Edgefield, S.C., Doris was the daughter of the late Fay M. Price (nee Turner) and Ben A. Price. She grew up in Ninety-Six, S.C., and graduated from The Greenwood College of Commerce. She spent her younger years with NASA in ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan 25

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Claude Shy and sweet, Claude is a volunteer favorite who is most comfortable on someone's lap while being continuously stroked and comforted. In return, he will reward you with purrs and lots of "biscuit kneading." With patience and quiet home, Claude's true personality ...

 

Road report for Jan. 23 to Jan. 29

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect drivers in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Jan. 23 to Jan. 29. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Guiderail work will force daytime lane closures ...