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Around Town Oct. 20

Mason Porter plays the Friends Folk Club on Friday, Nov. 3.

• In partnership with PECO, the Brandywine River Museum of Art will host a local drop-off station for the Cradles to Crayons’ “BIG Give” event on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BIG Give is a community-powered effort hosted by Cradles to Crayons to collect vitally needed warm winter essentials for over 13,000 low-income and homeless children in the ...

 
 

Adopt-a-Pet: Oct. 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Digger Digger is a sweet, laid back cat who's a little shy but responds well to a gentle touch. This 7-year old loves to be petted and would be good company for someone looking for that special lap cat companion. His adoption fee is “pay what you want” through Sunday, Oct. ...

 

James P. Reif of Glen Mills

James P. Reif, 73, of Glen Mills, died Monday, Oct. 16. Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Albert V. and Marie M. Reif (nee McElroy). James served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War era. He was employed at the Sheraton Hotel in Philadelphia for 33 years as a bellhop. James is survived by his brothers John J. Reif, Sr. (Patricia) and ...

 

Police Log Oct. 18: Indecent assault, drug possession, theft

• A police report did not include full details but did say there were injuries in a three-vehicle accident at Route 202 and Ridge Road on Oct. 12. State police did say that a school bus was turning left onto Ridge Road when it hit the curb. The driver overcorrected and rebounded across the lane into oncoming traffic. The bus then struck the driver's side of a Ford ...

 

William J. Marsden Jr. of Avondale

William J. Marsden Jr., 62, of Avondale, died Saturday, Oct. 14, following an unexpected cardiac arrest. A Wilmington attorney, William is survived by his wife of 37 years, Ellen Jones Marsden, his children, Benjamin (Britta), Margaret and Emma, as well as his sisters Jo Ann Andren and Gloria Stavropoulos (Pete) and a devoted circle of extended family, colleagues and ...

 

David W. Darlington of West Chester

David W. Darlington, 79, of West Chester, died peacefully on Friday, Oct. 13, at Neighborhood Hospice Inpatient Unit, with family at his side. He and his wife, Sarah Pratt Darlington, enjoyed 56 years of marriage together. They spent a lifetime together beginning as childhood farming neighbors, continuing as classmates, marrying in 1961 and raising a family on ...

 

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati of West Chester

Jerold “Jerry” S. Panati, 81, of West Chester, died Monday, Oct. 9, at the Chester County Hospital. Jerry was the husband of Nancy Ramey Panati, with whom he shared 53 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, and growing up in Ardmore, Jerry was the son of the late Jerry and late Alta (Mitchell) Panati. Jerry was “Penn State Proud,” earning a bachelor’s of science ...

 

Op/ed: Preserve Chester County land

Most of us living in and near West Chester have learned of the pending sale and development of the iconic land in Westtown Township called Crebilly Farm.  Born and raised in West Chester, I rode my horse on the property as a young girl.  I cannot imagine West Chester without Crebilly Farm and took for granted that it would always be there.  Crebilly Farm is part of ...

 

Letter: Donze is best choice

Two candidates are in the race for magisterial district judge, Jane Donze and Al Iacocca. In all elected positions the voters are the employers, the candidates are applying for the job, the paycheck is non-negotiable, and the term is fixed. So the judge we hire, friendships and politics aside, needs to hit the ground running with the understanding and experience of ...

 

Roadwork for Oct. 14 through Oct. 20

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 Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Nighttime lane restrictions are scheduled next week for Birmingham Road and Kaolin ...

 

Sunset Farm forever protected from development

Natural Lands announced today the preservation of 28 acres of farmland, orchard, and forest in the northwestern corner of New Garden Township, Chester County. Owners Lynn Sinclair and John Morris placed the property—known as Sunset Farm—under conservation easement, ensuring it will remain open forever. A conservation easement is a legally binding agreement that ...