Archive for March, 2021

Police Log March 31: Assaults, thefts, accidents

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • A 14-year-old boy was arrested on March 22 following a domestic disturbance at the youth’s home in East Marlborough Township. A police report said the boy became angry when the Internet was turned off. In response, the boy threw shoes at his father, grabbed him by the shirt, and struck him in the face. • Police are ...

 
 

YMCA offering Esports program

The YMCA of Greater Brandywine is launching a new Esports program for students in middle and high school in collaboration with the National YMCA Esports program, providing a virtual sports experience for youth and teens that promotes leadership and personal growth. The new eight-week program is currently registering youth and teens in grades five through 12. The ...

 

Art Live: Openings

Ceramic artist Rhoda Kahler is busy these days. Among other things, she is preparing for an upcoming solo exhibition titled “Form and Image” opening this Friday, April 2nd at Church Street Gallery in West Chester. Kahler’s tile work is quite popular. It’s been featured in several publications over the years and on television, including on the Home and Garden ...

 

Barbara J. Linko of West Grove

Barbara J. Linko, 78, of West Grove, died Sunday, March 28, at the Jennersville Hospital. Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Jeanette Heaton. Her service and burial will be private. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com Arrangements by the Foulk Funeral Home, West Grove.

 

Photo of the Week: Lodgings

Beavers and deadfall make for an interesting structure along Creek Road in Chadds Ford Township.

 

Big bucks for open space

Chadds Ford Township supervisors last week authorized the distribution of more than $2 million to preserve 71 acres along Oakland Road. The bulk of the money has come from grants and a small portion from the township's open space fund. The area is at 6 Oakland Road, previously approved for a planned residential development, but that fell through. The site will now be ...

 

New vaccine registration system in ChesCo

The Chester County Health Department has launched a new vaccine registration system for its COVID-19 vaccine program. The new system helps everyone who has already registered with the county health department to easily book a vaccine appointment and ensures appointments are allocated specifically to the individuals who are being contacted, according to a new press ...

 

Charles R. Standifer of Landenberg

Charles R. Standifer, 85, of Landenberg, died Thursday, March 25, at his residence. He was the husband and partner for 33 years of Julie A. Madonna. His first wife of 30 years, Emily Lorena Flannery Standifer, died in 1988. Born in Leesburg, Va., he was the son of the late Edward Standifer and the late Kitty Goins Standifer. He was a maintenance man at ...

 

Isaac Watkin of Concordville

Isaac Watkin, 93, died peacefully on Monday, March 22. Isaac “Ike” Watkin retired electrical contractor from Concordville. Born in Wilmington in 1927, he graduated from West Chester High School and served on the USS Princeton aircraft carrier during WWII. Married to the late Elizabeth “Betty” Dancer for 62 years. Ike and Betty started Isaac Watkin Co. in 1954 and ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet March 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Sweet tart: Sweet tart is a beauty that lives up to her name. This petite brown tabby has become a volunteer favorite at the shelter. Shy at first, but she will accept gentle pets from a reassuring hand. Sweet tart will do best in a quiet home with adults, so she can ...

 

County holds COVID memorial

Chester County is honoring the memory of the 747 people in the county who have lost their lives to COVID-19.  Three memorial tributes are being held at three County parks, marking one year since Chester County recorded its first coronavirus death. Saturday, County Commissioners Marian Moskowitz, Josh Maxwell and Michelle Kichline held a special memorial service at ...