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Police Log June 28: Retail theft; accidents; DUI

• Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting sobriety checkpoints during the July 4 weekend beginning Friday, June 30. • State police from the Media barracks said one driver was believed injured in a two-car accident on Concord Road on June 5. A report said one vehicle was on Spring Valley Road attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Concord Road but failed ...

 
 

Drug drop off at Rose Tree

The Delaware County Heroin Task Force is taking its efforts to remove dangerous prescription drugs and combat heroin use on the road this tomorrow, June 29. Individuals can drop off their expired and unwanted medications at a Mobile Drug Collection event in the parking lot at Rose Tree Park from 6-8 p.m. during the Delco’s Summer Concert Series Audra McLaughlin ...

 

John D. Michael of Smyrna

John D. Michael, 62, of Smyrna, died Thursday, June 22, at the Christiana Hospital. Born in Mountain City, Tenn., he was the son of Melissa Combs Michael, of West Grove, and the late Wilson Michael. He was a construction superintendent for Pettinaro Construction Co. in Wilmington. John enjoyed riding his motorcycles and being with his family and friends. In addition ...

 

Howard K. Fetters Jr.

Howard K. Fetters Jr. died Wednesday, June 21, at Neighborhood Hospice in West Chester.  He was the husband of Agnesann Mathis with whom he shared 18 years of marriage. Kirk was born in Darby the son of the late Howard Kirk Fetters Sr. and the late Francis (Graff) Fetters, Mr. Fetters was an English teacher at Kennett High School for 37 years, retiring in 2005. ...

 

Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect opens at BRM

As the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth's birth approaches, the Brandywine River Museum of Art opens a new exhibit, Andrew Wyeth: In Retrospect. The exhibit officially opens June 24. Audrey Lewis, who co-curated the exhibit referred to it as an in-depth retrospective of Wyeth's career giving people a chance to re-evaluate the last 15 years of his work while noting ...

 

Roadwork for June 24 through June 30

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 June 24 through June 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. • Line painting is expected to cause slow traffic in East and West Marlborough ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet June 22

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Blaze This handsome 4-year old deserves to be the sparkle in someone’s eye. Blaze arrived as a stray with a story he’s not able to tell. He’s a little stressed in the kennel and hopes to find a calm, quiet environment with a family who can help him feel safe again so he ...

 

Around Town June 22

• Students, faculty, staff and parents celebrated a grand reopening of the Chesterbrook Academy in Chadds Ford on Wednesday evening. Festivities included food, games, music and snow cones. Executive Director Loraine DiSciullo said the school wanted to make itself “more state of the art, more like 2017. We want to strengthen the educational impact.” Chesterbrook is ...

 

Academic Achievement June 21

• Camilla Hansen of Chadds Ford earned a graduate degree from Widener University. Her degree is a master’s of science degree in nursing. • Michael Turco, of Chadds Ford, received a bachelor’s of science degree in allied health from Widener University’s School of Education, Hospitality, and Continuing Studies. • Cornelius Lindsay Jr., of Chadds Ford, was awarded a ...

 

Mary Frances Moore of West Chester

Mary Frances Moore, 71, of West Chester and formerly of Darby, died Friday, June 16. She was the beloved wife of James R. Moore; loving mother of James R. Moore Jr. (Dawn) of West Chester,  and David R. Moore (Katherine) of Glenmoore, and Kelli Moore Konrad (Herb) of Mount Royal, N.J.; devoted grandmother of Mackenzie, Samantha, Sophia, Sloane, Adeline and Jack; and ...

 

Albert S. Pitts of West Grove

Albert S. Pitts (a.k.a Big Al, Sonny, Pittsy), 82, of West Grove, died Monday, June 19, at Twin Pines Health Care Center in West Grove. He was the husband of Marian Szymanski Pitts, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, he was the adopted son of the late Christine Dodd Pitts. Albert was an entrepreneur in every sense of the word. His ...