New cigar shop in Chadds Ford

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Gregg Fornario, one of the owners of Living My Best Cigar Life in Chadds Ford, relaxes with a cigar in the shop's lounge.

While tobacco use has lost its social sheen over the years, there are still those who savor the aroma and taste of a good cigar. And cigar aficionados now have a place in Chadds Ford to enjoy that cheroot or stogie or whatever type of cigar they choose. The store is Living My Best Cigar Life. Cigar Life is in the shopping center with Pescatores…

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Thomas Bell Jr. of Kennett Square

Thomas “Tom” Bell Jr., 93, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 8, in Chester County Hospital. Born April 19, 1928, he grew up in Perth Amboy, N.J. before moving to Philadelphia. He was pre-deceased by his wife of 64 years, Katherine Virginia Bell, who passed away in 2013. A graduate of Carson Long Military Institute, Carlisle, he was an All-State baseball and football…

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Margaret Evelyn Harper of Kennett Square

Mrs. Margaret Evelyn “Evie” Harper, 83, of Kennett Square, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, at her residence. She is survived by her husband George E. Harper. Born on April 14, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Pauline Graybeal. Evelyn was a graduate of Kennett High School and West Chester University with a degree in education. She taught third grade at the Mary…

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Shirley Trammell of West Grove

Shirley Trammell, 95, of West Grove, died Sunday, Jan. 2, at her residence. She was the wife of George B. Trammell, Jr., who died in 2004, and with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Weirton, W.Va. on Dec. 7, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Marguerite Peterson Rowland. Shirley moved as a young child to Ithaca, N.Y. when…

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Police Log Jan. 12: Possible rape, domestic dispute

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks are investigating a report of a rape in Concord Township. The police report said a 24-year-old woman said she “may have been raped by her father.” The incident took place sometime between 9 p.m. on Jan. 2 and 5 a.m. on Jan. 3. • Troopers are investigating a domestic dispute that turned into…

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