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Spahr announces candidacy for State Rep.

Cathy Spahr, environmentalist, political activist, and mother to twin sons Charlie and Julien, announced her campaign to unseat Steve Barrar, Pennsylvania State Representative for the 160th House District. At her formal campaign launch on Sunday, February 11, Cathy collected 109 pounds of donated food which she delivered to the Kennett Food Cupboard. Cathy is ...

 
 

William “Bill” D. Pratt of Kennett Square

William “Bill” D. Pratt, 81, of Kennett Square, died Sunday, Feb. 11, after a short illness.  Due to the loving care of his devoted wife, Bill was able to live out his life in the home he loved. Bill died surrounded by love. Bill was born and lived his entire life in beautiful Chester County. He attended Sanford School and was a proud member of the Class of ...

 

$15 K in scholarships available 

Benchmark Federal Credit Union has opened a call for entries to Chester County area students as well as existing membership to compete for five college scholarships totaling $15,000. Three graduating high school senior students will each receive a $4,000 scholarship. Two students currently enrolled in an accredited higher-education institution will each receive a ...

 

Roadwork for Feb. 17 through Feb. 23

PennDOT has announced the following road projects, which are weather-dependent and could affect residents in the greater Chadds Ford area during the week of Feb. 17 through Feb. 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • The ramp from eastbound Route 30/Exton Bypass to northbound Route 202 in East ...

 

Around Town Feb. 15

• PennDOT’s drivers’ license and photo offices will be closed Saturday, Feb. 17, through Monday, Feb.19 in observance of Presidents Day. • Duo performers Zlatomir Fung, cello, and Ronaldo Rolim, piano., will play at the Brandywine River Museum’s “Music on the Brandywine” Thursday, Feb. 22. The museum will open for the performance at 6 p.m., while the music starts at ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Feb. 15

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Nibbles Nibbles is a wiggly 1-year-old who hasn’t been dealt the best cards. She arrived with severe wounds on her face and body, but with a great medical team behind her, she has healed so beautifully her scars are barely noticeable. Nibbles has a big personality; she ...

 

Police Log Feb. 14: Assaults, accidents

Pennsylvania State Police • State police from the Media barracks said a man from Linwood, not identified by name, assaulted a woman in an IHOP in Concord Township on Jan. 29. The victim sustained minor injuries to her face, and hand and her iPhone was damaged. • There were no citations issued or injuries reported, but police said a three-car accident on Route 1 at ...

 

GoFundMe pays off for U-CF family

The GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for the Johnson Family has worked. The family needed $80,000 to buy a van capable of handling two motorized wheelchairs for the family’s two sons who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The campaign began in December. In a letter, Joanna Johnson wrote: “YOU DID IT! This amazing community showed up big and with all of the money ...

 

Claire Lilley Warrington of Landenberg

Claire Lilley Warrington, 84, of Landenberg, died Sunday, Feb. 11, at Brandywine Senior Living. She was the wife of Cortland W. Warrington, with whom she shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Wilmington, she was the daughter of the late Herbert Lilley and the late Rebecca Kite Lilley. Claire was an elementary school teacher at the Red Clay School District, retiring ...

 

Suzanne “Sue” E. Burke of Avondale

Suzanne “Sue” E. Burke, 83, of Avondale, died Saturday, Feb. 10, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the wife of Raymond G. Burke, with whom she shared 60 wonderful years of marriage. Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Cecilia (Koveleski) Brown. Suzanne enjoyed a long career ...

 

Rosetta C. Tobia of Kennett Square

Rosetta C. Tobia, 75, of Kennett Square, died peacefully at her residence, under the loving care of her husband and hospice nurse, on Thursday, Feb. 8. She was the wife of Dr. Louis A. Tobia, with whom she shared 54 years of marriage. Born in Naples, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Ernesto Carcaise and the late Rosalie Mocherino Carcaise. Rosetta emigrated ...