November 11, 2003
On Saturday, November 8, 2003, DR. CHARLES E. SWOPE peacefully passed away at his home with his family by his side following a lengthy illness. He was President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of The First National Bank of Chester County for over 30 years. Additionally, he was a Colonel in the United States Marine Corps. Born in West Chester, he was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Swope. His father served as president of West Chester State College for 25 years. Dr. Charles E. Swope graduated from West Chester High, Bucknell University, and The School of Law at Washington and Lee University.
July 27, 1996
OXFORD, Penn. -- In the cool, damp darkness, the green villain lurks.Amid the snowy-white abundance of Jamie Ciarrocchi's mushroom houses, the many green-tinged patches of barren soil mark the enemy's turf.Green defines life on a sunlit field, but it signals dark days for the windowless world of mushroom cultivation.The dreaded Trichoderma harzianum, commonly known as green mold, is ravaging another crop."It is very aggressive," said Ciarrocchi, 37, a third-generation southeastern Pennsylvania mushroom farmer.
September 4, 1991
If you're interested in sewing your own creations reminiscent of centuries ago, there is plenty of help available in your local library. Kathi Reynolds, who owns Creative Clothes and makes custom reproductions, suggests you start with one of the following:* "Printed Textiles: English and American Cottons and Linens 1700-1850," by Florence M. Montgomery. (Viking Press, New York, 1970).* "Chester County, Pennsylvania Inventories 1684-1850," by Margaret B. Schiffer. (Shiffer Publishing, Exton, Pa., 1974.
January 6, 2000
WILMINGTON, Del. -- A couple charged with abandoning their 10-year-old disabled son have been ordered by a Family Court judge to undergo psychological evaluation. As social workers continue to look for a temporary home for the child, Richard and Dawn Kelso of Exton, Pa., told the court Tuesday that they would not immediately try to regain custody of their son, Steven, from the Delaware Department of Family Services. "We will retain custody," said department spokeswoman Trish Hearn. "It was an uncontested position."
September 1, 1996
SADSBURY TOWNSHIP, Pa. - For three centuries, little Sadsbury Township in western Chester County near Philadelphia has never been far from its past.Its eight square miles are a quilt of forest and farmland, some of it held by the same families since the early 1700s. Log homes, built when Sadsburyville was an overnight stop for Conestoga wagons trundling to Philadelphia, still stand along the old Lancaster Turnpike. There is only one traffic light, shared with a neighboring township, and not so much as a whiff of fast food.
October 8, 2000
Gemcraft Homes has been named the 19th-fastest- growing builder in the country, up from No. 24 last year in the National Association of Home Builders' September issue of Builder magazine. The survey, in its second year, ranked the 90 fastest-growing builders in the country. Fueling the Fallston-based company's rise in the rankings is its performance over the past three years: It closed on 293 units in 1999 compared with 78 units in 1997, and more than tripled its revenue from $14 million to $48 million during that same period.