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Mary B. Houtmann of Chadds Ford

Mary B. Houtmann, 92, of Chadds Ford, died peacefully on July 21, at home. Born and raised in Blackstone, Mass., she livd for the past 22 years in Chadds Ford, residing in Chester Heights for over 40 years. She graduated from Blackstone High School, Class of 1946, where she was awarded the Daughters of the American Revolution Award for the qualities of ...

 
 

Road Report July 24 to July 30

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 July 24 to July 30. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • From Sunday, July 25, through Friday, July 30, ...

 

Academic Achievement July 23

• Alex Bolinger and Maura McManus, both from Chadds Ford, were named to the Bucknell University Dean’s Lost for spring 2021. Students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 to be named to the list. • Robert Andrew Maxwell of Chadds Ford has been awarded a Bachelor of Science in sports management, graduating Cum Laude from Kutztown University. He graduated ...

 

Donald Alan Lester of Kennett Square

Donald Alan Lester, 88, of Kennett Square, died in his sleep on Saturday, July 10, at his home. He was the husband of Elizabeth “Betty Ann” (Gilbert) Lester, with whom he shared 64 years of marriage. Born in Chester, he was the son of the late Herbert Clifford Lester and Elizabeth Reamy Lester. Don served our country in the Navy during the Korean War serving on the ...

 

Around Town July 22

• It’s an afternoon of nature, art-making, and fun for kids at  Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, Aug. 7, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The center partners with the award-winning folk artist, Eunice LaFate, to lead a children’s art program in the center's gardens. Kids will create a mural from natural materials and go home with their very own painting! This program is intended ...

 

Police Log July 21: Thefts, crashes, drug busts

Pennsylvania State Police Media Barracks • Police said they arrested Felicia Etter, 34, of Wilmington, on retail theft charges after she reportedly stole $700 worth of merchandise from Target in Concord Township on June 25. According to the police report, stolen items include clothing, magazines, baby items, toys, and other miscellaneous items. • State police ...

 

Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Troilo of Bear

Mrs. Christine Elizabeth Troilo (nee: Paisley), 95, of Bear, died peacefully in her daughter and son-in-law’s home on July 14.  Born in West Jefferson, N.C. on Aug. 8, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Walter and China (McMillan) Paisley.  On March 31, 1945, she married the love of her life, Gerard D. Troilo. They were blissfully married for 71 years before he ...

 

Adopt-a-Pet July 19

The following animals are ready to be adopted from the Brandywine Valley SPCA in West Chester. Cecil Cecil is a spirited, playful kitty looking to be the newest addition to a fun family. Keep him busy with trips outside on a harness and leash, dangly toys, and lots of pouncing practice. While he's not much of a snuggler, Cecil makes an excellent shadow and will ...

 

Op/Ed: Leaving the GOP

What makes a life-long Republican leave the Republican Party? Just look at the latest state budget. I was a registered Republican for over 30 years. Now, I’m a registered Libertarian. Folks often ask me why I switched. There are several reasons, but most fall into the category of disappointment with the utter failure of Republican candidates to live up to Republican ...

 

Road Report July 17 to July 23

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 July 17 to July 23. Motorists are urged to allow extra time if they are traveling through one of the construction zones. Work schedules are subject to change. • Motorists on Route 322 — the Conchester Highway ...

 

Around Town July 15

• Tickets are now on sale for the Aug. 7 Fireworks and Fountain Show at Longwood Gardens. The 9:15 p.m. show features Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty” along with a graceful fountain display and soaring fireworks. Go here to buy tickets. • Opera Philadelphia is returning to full-capacity events beginning Aug. 26 with a summer evening of vocal pyrotechnics, picnics ...