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Rabbinic Reflections: Fragile bravery

“It’s okay to be scared. You can only be brave if you are scared first.” These words rolled easily off my tongue in counseling a kindergartener as she contemplated going down the pole on the playground. The stakes were low, she wanted to be brave, and I knew the words to be true. What I didn’t realize is how important bravery might be in this historical moment. On ...

 
 

James D. Harne of Kennett Square

James D. Harne, 74, of Kennett Square, died Friday, Oct. 11, at Penn Medicine Hospice. He was the husband of Sallyann Hannahs Harne, with whom he shared 46 years of marriage. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Denver B. Harne and the late Dorothy Barr Harne. He was a school librarian at the Kennett Consolidated School District, retiring in 2005 after 30 ...

 

Roadwork for Oct. 12-Oct. 18

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. 12-Oct. 18. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Pole replacement will cause lane restrictions on Route ...

 

Around Town Oct. 10

• Mt. Cuba Center is offering a half-day Fall Gardening Saturday this Saturday, Oct. 12. There will be three sessions running consecutively from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Topics include putting your garden to bed, bulletproofing perennials and solving the dilemma of a shady garden. The price for each is $11.67 but $35 for all three. Go here for more information. • ...

 

East meets west at Longwood Gardens

Guests snapped pictures on their cellphones, servers carrying trays with exotic hors d’oevres slipped through groups of excitedly chatting people, refreshment bars were at every turn, gourmet chefs at buffet stations served a variety of unique dishes, and heads swiveled in all directions looking at breathtaking floral displays. The event was the cocktail reception of ...

 

Katharine (Kitty) Evans May of Chadds Ford

Katharine (Kitty) Evans May, 88, of Chadds Ford and Charleston, S.C. died peacefully on Sept. 15. Born in Philadelphia, in January 1931, Kitty is survived by her son, Charles L. Reese, IV (Sarah) and her grandchildren, Ashley and Charles. She is predeceased by her husbands, Charles Lee Reese, III and Irenee duPont May, her son Douglas Reese, her parents Elwyn Evans ...

 

Police Log Oct. 9

• State police from the Media barracks said Nicholas Van Horn, 18, of Glen Mills, was cited after a one-vehicle accident in Concord Township on Sept. 15. A report said Van Horn lost control of the Ford F-150 he was driving after turning onto Station Road from Conchester Road. He struck a boulder, then another one before hitting a mailbox. There were no injuries, ...

 

Traffic advisory for Route 1

PECO Energy is planning a single lane closure on northbound U.S. 1 between Orchard Avenue and Ladbroke Lane in East Marlborough Township, Chester County on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and Thursday, Oct. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for road restoration, PennDOT announced today. Motorists are advised to allow extra time when traveling through the work area because backups and ...

 

Op/ed: Funding essential for community health centers

Health care is a top issue on voter’s minds and with good reason. Everyone seems to have a story about how difficult it is to see a doctor, fill a prescription, or access affordable care. Congress is debating a lot of fixes, but one solution they should focus on has already been making a difference for more than 50 years: community health centers. Health centers care ...

 

Letter: Support Cardamone

I am writing to ask readers to support Andrea Cardamone for judge of the Chester County Court of Common Pleas on election day, Nov. 5. Andrea is one of only two candidates in the race (along with Charles Gaza) who was rated “Qualified” by the Chester County Bar Association. She is the only candidate in the race endorsed by all three major law enforcement ...

 

Ronald M. Padula of Chadds Ford

Ronald M. Padula, 81, of Chadds Ford, died Oct. 2,  at Riddle Memorial Hospital. Raised in Southwest Philadelphia, Ron had lived in Lansdowne for 30 years and in Chadds Ford the past 20 years. He was a graduate of PMC/Widener University and received his doctorate at Temple University. Ron taught at Harcum and Delaware County Community College for more than 42 years ...