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Vincent Vergara of Avondale

Vincent Vergara, 91, of Avondale, formerly of Syracuse, N.Y., died Friday, Sept. 25, at Twin Pines Health Care Center. He was the husband of Carolyn Hemming Vergara who died in 2017, and with whom he shared 57 years of marriage. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Anthony Vergara and the late Catherine Ianollo Vergara. He owned and operated Vergara’s ...

 
 

Road report for Sept. 26 to Oct. 2

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 Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. 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 nighttime lane closures next ...

 

Business Briefs Sept 25

• Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS® salutes sales associates in the Chadds Ford Office for being the office leaders for the month of August. Susan Kauffman was recognized for units. The Susan Manners' Team was recognized for listings and units. The Jim DeFrank Team was recognized for volume. • Interested in what’s going on at the ...

 

Around Town Sept. 24

• Delaware County Libraries invite all residents to participate in the Fall Reading Challenge. There is a program for every age group, from infants to adults. For our youngest readers, 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is available to help parents keep track of books read. This program is ongoing and runs all year long. For kids and teens, libraries are offering “The ...

 

Claire Perry Hofer of Kennett Square

Claire Perry Hofer, 105, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 21, at Kendal/Crosslands Retirement Community.  She was the wife of the late W. Eric Hofer, who died in 1982 and with whom she shared 42 years of marriage. Claire was born in Westerly, R.I. on Oct. 26, 1915, and was the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Alice (Edge) Perry. She graduated from ...

 

Frederick Harper Taylor Jr. of Lincoln University

Frederick (Rick) Harper Taylor Jr., 69, of Lincoln University, died Sept. 19, at Christiana Hospital. Rick was born June 29, 1951, in West Chester, to the late Frederick (Sr.) and Constance Taylor. He was the oldest of four children, Cathy, Cindy, and David. Rick attended Temple University and was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College in Wilmington and Unionville High ...

 

Police Log Sept. 23: Crashes, theft

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • State police from the Media barracks will hold a child car seat safety inspection on Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free inspection will be held in the parking lot of the Rocky Run YMCA, 1299 W. Baltimore Pike, Media. People are asked to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcomed. • Kimberly A. ...

 

Luis Fernando Fonseca of Aberdeen, Md.

Luis Fernando Fonseca, 35, of Aberdeen, Md., died Saturday, Sept. 12. He is survived by his mother Lanea Fonseca and his father Concepcion Fonseca. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Chon Fonseca (Jessica), Ana Fonseca, and Julio Fonseca.  He also left behind his ex-wife Nicole and their two children, Nicholas and Annabelle; girlfriend ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet Sept. 21

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Tank Tank lost his whole world when his family lost their home to a fire and were unable to find housing that would accommodate him. He’s found the change a little overwhelming, but he’s showing his soft side as he’s gotten accustomed to the shelter. He can be a bit of a ...

 

Road report for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25

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 Sept. 19 to Sept. 25. 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 overnight lane restrictions ...

 

Around Town Sept. 17

• On Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., Newlin Grist Mill’s Director Tony Shahan and programs manager Laura Adie will present “Clues, Craft, and Cookery: Reconstructing a 1739 Kitchen.” They will talk about the process of documenting, restoring, and furnishing the original kitchen and pantry of the Trimble House in order to accurately interpret foodways on site. ...