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Birmingham continues virtual meetings

Birmingham Township will continue holding virtual meetings at least through July. That was the word coming out of the Board of Supervisors' July 6 meeting conducted via Zoom. Township solicitor Kristin Camp told the board that while some other municipalities are having in-person meetings, they have been in townships with outdoor areas where people can gather safely. ...

 
 

 Heavy rain, chance of flooding

Severe thunderstorms with a chance of flooding are possible through the night, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 11 p.m. For the areas around Philadelphia, West Chester, and Wilmington. Those rains bring a chance of flooding. A flash flood watch means that there is the potential for flash flooding which can be ...

 

Carlos Corona Pantoja of Kennett Square

Carlos Corona Pantoja, 54, of Kennett Square, died Saturday, June 27, at Penn Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia. He was the husband of Maria R. Murillo. Born in Guanajuato, Moroleon, Mexico, he was the son of Elias Corona Trejo and Raquel Pantoja Lopez. He was employed by the Phillips Mushroom Co. His service and burial will be private. To view his online tribute ...

 

Nancy Eileen Godek of Kennett Square

Nancy Eileen Godek, 82, of Kennett Square, died Friday, July 3, at her residence. She was the wife of Louis S. Godek, who died in 2015, and with whom she shared 55 years of marriage. Born in Shamokin, she was the daughter of the late Leo A. Troutman and the late Edna Wolfgang Troutman. Mrs. Godek was a registered nurse, working at the Reading Hospital. She enjoyed ...

 

Jeffrey Paul Brown

Jeffrey Paul Brown, 77, the most enthusiastic person in the world, died on June 29 after a battle with lymphoma. Jeff was born on October 27, 1942, in Bryn Mawr. The family moved to Arlington, Va. when he was young, then to Haverford, before settling on a farm in Thornton, just in time for Jeff to start ninth grade at West Chester High School. The move worked out ...

 

James H. Anderson of Avondale

James H. Anderson, 88, of Avondale, beloved husband, father, adoring grandfather, and proud great-grandfather died peacefully on July 1. Our superhero, Pop-pop was kind, generous, funny, loving, smart, hard-working, natural leader, and determined. He embodied his favorite saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going". Jim was born in Catawba Station, Ohio ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 6

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Rosco Rosco is a fun-loving, playful boy who enjoys going on long walks and runs. This handsome 2-year-old is ready for lots of new adventures and a lifetime of fun with his new best friend. Rosco will thrive with an active couple or in a home with older children. You can ...

 

Academic Achievement July 3

• Wes Gurnee, of Chadds Ford, graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University, College of Engineering, with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a minor in mathematics. • Amelia Giordano and Michael Bechtold, both of Chadds Ford, were named to the James Madison University Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Students who earn dean's list honors ...

 

Roadwork for July 4 to July 10

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 Roadwork for July 4 to July 10. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Construction is scheduled to begin ...

 

Police Log July 1: $75 K in merchandise stolen

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police are investigating the reported theft of $75,000 worth of merchandise from the Mykonos Boutique on Route 202 in Concord Township. Police said they were called to the shop shortly before 10 a.m. on June 25 and found signs of entry into the building. Anyone with information is asked to phone the Media barracks at ...

 

Around Town July 2

• The YMCA of Greater Brandywine — which includes the Kennett Y — reopened Monday, June 29. During the first week, wellness centers and indoor tracks, as well as limited group exercise classes, will be available. On July 6, YGBW anticipates reopening Childwatch, as well as indoor lap pools and locker rooms (for lap swimmers only). Additional amenities and programming ...