Kelleher continues to give back

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Once again, Dave Kelleher of David Auto is collecting unwrapped gifts for City Ministries of Chester and its Adopt a Child program.

There’s a statement attributed to Benjamin Franklin that says a person can do well by doing good. A businessperson can do well — be successful – by doing good — providing products and services that people want at a price they can afford. But there’s also another possible meaning. Be charitable and rewards will follow. Dave Kelleher of David Auto is a believer in the…

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New skating rink at Harrah’s

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Members of Delaware County Council, employees of Harrah’s, and those of Flight Entertainment address the crowd before the official opening of the new ice rink at Harrah’s.

Gambling and ice skating may seem an odd combination, but the two now share some common space in Chester. Flight on Ice opened a new outdoor rink in front of the entrance to Harrah’s Tuesday night. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was presented by Harrah’s, Delaware County Council, and Flight on Ice, a division of Media-based Flight Entertainment. DelCo River Rink at Harrah’s Philadelphia is a full-size,…

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Police Log Nov.30: Statutory rape, thefts, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Avondale Barracks • Police are investigating a report of a statutory rape involving a 23-year-old woman with Down’s Syndrome in Pocopson Township. A report said the driver of a service used to transport people to and from work was sending vulgar, sexual text messages to the victim. • John. C. Kubek, 52, of West Chester, was charged with driving under the influence…

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Op/ed: The future of Chadds Ford’s gateway

The time is now for the Chadds Ford community to come together and realize the long-shared vision of completing the loop road system that surrounds Routes 1 and 202. Population growth along this corridor has brought unprecedented traffic delays, accessibility issues, and safety concerns to an important gateway. As a property owner in Chadds Ford for more than 40 years, the Henderson Group wants to…

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Anthony Leon Bralczyk of Concord Township

Anthony “Tony” “Poppy” Leon Bralczyk of Maris Grove Retirement Community in Concord Township died Thursday, Nov. 24, at the age of 84. Tony was born in Shenandoah, Pa. to Anthony Bralczyk, a coal miner, and Constance Bralczyk, a homemaker. The youngest of seven children, Tony attended Girard College for Boys in Philadelphia where he was senior student body president and vice president of the National…

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Donna Marie Oliver of New London

Donna Marie Oliver, 65, of New London, died comfortably and peacefully at her home surrounded by her family and loved ones on Monday, Nov. 21, after battling breast cancer over the last year. Donna was born in Jennersville, the daughter of Dolores (Bailey) and Richard Santiago. She was a graduate of Avon Grove High School, class of 1975. Donna lived a full & wonderful life…

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Adopt-a-Pet Nov. 28

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Butler Looking for a larger dog? Meet Butter - a handsome, 6-year-old brindle-colored boy looking for a furever home. He walks well on a leash and has a curious face as if he’s trying to guess what you are thinking. If you are interested in meeting Butter, please bring…

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Robert Allen Craig, formerly of Chadds Ford

Robert Allen Craig, 90, died early Sunday morning, Nov. 20, at his farmhouse in Thornbury Township, comforted by the loving care of family members and resting near the fields and woodlands he cherished. Robert was a true polymath – a person of many interests who always wanted to learn all there was to know about any subject that caught his attention. He was exceptionally observant.…

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Road Report for Nov. 26 through Dec. 2

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. 26 through Dec. 2. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Line painting, sign installation and utility operations continue to cause daytime lane closures on…

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