John (Jack) O’Driscoll, formerly of Glen Mills

John (Jack) O'Driscoll, 85, of Willistown, died peacefully on Friday, Nov. 26 at Arbor Terrace. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 57 years, Helen, and parents John and Genevieve Fenningham O'Driscoll. He is survived by daughters Carol Ann (Steve) Zarrilli, Patty (Joe) Buggy and Jennifer (Tony) Polcini, siblings Kathleen Ellis O'Driscoll, James O'Driscoll, and Edward O'Driscoll, dear cousin William O'Driscoll and grandchildren Carly,…

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Kennett Twp. eyes tax hike

Kennett Township supervisors are expected to decide Wednesday whether to include in next year’s budget a tax increase for future capital projects. The 0.2-mil increase would mean an average annual increase of $49 for residents, according to township Finance Director Amy Heinrich. (A mil is $1 for every $1,000 of assessed value.) The supervisors are scheduled to approve the proposed budget for advertisement on Wednesday,…

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Sun setting on Christmas in Miniature

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Christmas in Miniature, a 40-year tradition in Chadds Ford, is ending. (File photo) .

A 40-year tradition is coming to an end. This year's Christmas in Miniature, at least as most people in the Chadds Ford area know it, is the last one. And the person who started it all will be retiring and closing her doors in January. Christmas in Miniature was born as the brainstorm of Barbara Moore in 1982 when she was the director of the…

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“Wrap It Up” Exhibit

There is so much to celebrate this year in the Brandywine Valley! As we creep into the holiday season, decorations and cheer abound. Nowhere is that more evident than at the Square Pear Gallery in Kennett Square, where a new exhibit is ready to share joy to visitors and shoppers alike. "Wrap It Up" runs now through January 10th and is the perfect way to…

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Warner Jackson Hamilton Jr. of Kennett Square

Warner Jackson Hamilton Jr. — also known as Jack or Jackie — 61, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at Chester County Hospital due to complications from COVID 19 on Tuesday, Nov. 23. After 19 days of fighting, he lost the battle. He was the loving husband to Maria Louise Dibartolomeo Hamilton, with whom he shared over 36 years of marriage and were together almost 39…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov 29

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Mel Monroe This adorable little lady may have stubby legs, but she will surely stand tall in your heart! Mel Monroe is playful and curious and promises to fill your days with fun. This gorgeous kitty can be adopted at a fee you name through Friday, Dec. 3, then she’ll…

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Road Report for Nov. 27 to Dec. 3

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 Nov. 27 to Dec. 3. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Tree removal on Dec. 14 will force a daytime lane closure on…

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Melissa Combs Michael of West Grove

Melissa Combs Michael, 85, of West Grove, died Monday, Nov. 22, at Bay Health/Kent General in Dover. She was the wife of Wilson Hamilton Michael, who died in 2010, an  with whom she shared 56 years of marriage. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., she was the daughter of the late Manuel Combs and the late Maclora Parsons Combs. She worked in the Housekeeping Department of…

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Howard I. Sheehan Jr. of Cochranville

Howard I. Sheehan Jr., 84, of Cochranville, died Monday, Nov. 22, at his residence.  He is survived by his wife of over 45 years Princessita (Dancel) Sheehan. Born on Nov. 10, 1937, in West Chester, he was the son of the late Howard Sheehan Sr. and Elsie (Snyder) Sheehan. Mr. Sheehan served his country in the United States Army. He was a member of Our…

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Around Town Nov 25

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DelCo Symphony turns 50.

• Delaware County Symphony is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Dec. 5 with a concert at Meagher Theater, Neumann University. "DCS Through the Years" represents compositions performed during each of the five decades of the orchestra’s existence. Former conductor and Music Director Roman Pawlowski will serve as master of ceremonies for the concert. There will be a reception following the concert. Guests are also invited…

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