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Harry G. Haskell Jr.

Harry G. (Hal) Haskell Jr., 98, former Mayor of Wilmington, died on Jan. 16. Enjoying one last holiday visit from his big, loud, loving family helped him finally let go. Hal and his wife Mimi had eight children, 19 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. They were married for 61 years. She, like Hal, was generous in her private and public life. Together they were ...

 
 

Roadwork for Jan. 25-Jan. 31

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 Jan. 25-Jan. 31. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. •Motorists should expect daytime lane closures for ...

 

Academic Achievement Jan. 30

• Hannah Garver, of Chadds Ford, was named to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Fall 2019 Dean's List. Garver is a nursing student working toward a Bachelor of Science degree. A full-time student whose semester GPA is 3.5 or higher in 12 or more semester hours of course work for which a grade or grades are received will be named to the list. • Philip Gow, of ...

 

Business Briefs Jan. 24

• The Chadds Ford Business Association will have its February meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6 at Crozer Keystone Brinton Lake. The guest speaker will be Dr. Linwood Haith, the director of Crozer’s Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment Center. Networking begins at 11:45 a.m. with luncheon at noon. Cost is $25 for CFBA members, $35 for nonmembers. To pay online, or to RSVP ...

 

Sexual assault in West Grove

Southern Chester County Regional Police are investigating a sexual assault that took place in West Grove on  Jan. 22. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-50s, bald and heavy set. He was wearing khakis, a light blue “contractor style” shirt with white piping and the name Jeff was embroidered on the shirt. The incident took place at a residence on ...

 

Around Town Jan. 23

• Darlington Arts Center is now taking registrations for its Summer Arts Camps in music, art, dance and drama and is open to youngsters aged 3 to 14. Full- and half-day camps are available. For more information, a schedule or to register, go here. • Sculpting classes get underway at the Chester County Art Association next month. Basic Sculpture: Learning to Think in ...

 

Police Log Jan. 22: Auto theft, retail theft, DUIs

Pennsylvania State Police Troop K, Media • State police are investigating a case of attempted child luring and corruption that happened about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21 on Rebeccas Lane near Thornton Road in Concord Township. A police report said a 12-year-old girl was approached by a man in a van who showed her a sexually explicit video on his phone and asked her if ...

 

Janet M. Kuders of Bethel Township

Janet M. Kuders, 74, of Bethel Township, died Saturday, Jan. 18, at home. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she resided for the past 12 years in Bethel, previously living in Concord Township for 34 years. After raising her children, Janet worked as an administrative assistant for CUNA Mutual Group for seven years retiring in 2006. She graduated from West Catholic ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Jan. 20

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Marigold What a beautiful flower. Marigold has a personality just as colorful as her gorgeous soft coat. She's a sweet, gentle girl who enjoys affection and will give you a head butt and subtle purr to let you know you're friends. But be prepared for her unusual chatter. ...

 

Francis A. “Frank” Gallagher III of Glen Mills

Francis A. “Frank” Gallagher III, 59 of Glen Mills, died unexpectedly due to complications of heart surgery on Jan. 14, at Penn Medicine Hospice. Born to Francis A. and Carol M. Butler Gallagher, Jr. in Darby, he resided the past seven years in Glen Mills, previously residing in Ridley Park. Frank graduated from Ridley High School, class of 1979 and worked as a ...

 

Roadwork for Jan. 18-Jan. 24

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 Jan. 18-Jan. 24. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Utility construction will cause lane closures on Route ...