May 7, 1998
Loyola welcomed West Chester (Pa.) to the NCAA Division I women's lacrosse tournament with an 18-7 pounding yesterday at Curley Field, but the top-ranked Division II team did not make it easy.For 20 early minutes, the 12th-seeded Golden Rams hung within 1-0 of the No. 5 Greyhounds (13-3). In the second half, the Rams (12-5) were as close as 7-3.Not until Kathleen O'Shea, Megan Santacroce, Erin Wylde, Krystin Porcella and Ashley Shubic strung together a five-goal spurt for a 12-3 lead midway through the second half did Loyola seem certain to advance.
July 29, 2004
West Chester, a quaint college town nestled in Pennsylvania's Brandywine Valley, is a trip back in time. Its quiet neighborhoods are leafy and green, its hip downtown is bustling with activity, and cars actually stop for pedestrians. The stylish boutiques and restaurants inhabiting the town's historic architecture make West Chester look like a postcard of Main Street, USA - stamped with cosmopolitan flair. But it wasn't always this way. It was only a few years ago that new businesses started to crop up along the streets of West Chester's once bleak downtown.
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.
February 7, 1994
Joseph Carmody, retired director of the Bureau of Data Processing Accounts at the Social Security Administration headquarters in Woodlawn, died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. He was 82.He moved from Severna Park to West Chester, Pa., after he retired in 1976.He began working at the SSA, then in Baltimore, 40 years earlier. He served in the Army during World War II.Born in Butte, Mont., he was a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and of the Georgetown University law school.
July 25, 2004
Mr. and Mrs. Gene C. Cairns, of Long Green, MD, and Mrs. William Edward Off, of West Chester, PA, announce, with pleasure, the marriage of Patrick Andrew Cairns and Kristin Dorothy Off. The wedding took place at the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church, Park Avenue, on May 8, 2004. The Rev. Dr. William Hess, of West Chester, PA, officiated. Matthew Cairns, brother of the groom, was the Best Man. Elizabeth Bennett and Gray Mac Nair were the Maids of Honor. A reception followed at the Maryland Club.
June 6, 2012
Tara Beth Downing of West Chester, Pa., and Stephen Sams of Bel Air, were united in marriage on March 3 at the Mendenhall Inn with the Rev. John V. Carlson officiating. The bride is the daughter of John and Linda Downing of West Chester. The bridegroom is the son of Doss and Marilyn Sams of Street. A reception hosted by the bride's parents was held at the Mendenhall Inn in Chadd's Ford, Pa. After a honeymoon trip to Costa Rica, the couple resides in Bel Air.