Chester County Press 06-08-2022 Edition

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Volume 156, No. 23

Wednesday, June 8, 2022


Kennett Township reaches agreement with accounting firm By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer Chairman Dr. Richard Leff announced at the June 1 Kennett Township Board of Supervisors meeting that the township has reached an agreement with Barbacane Thornton & Company that will pay the township $735,000 in order to settle a dispute between the township and the accounting firm. “The township and Barbacane had a bona fide dispute regarding poten-


tial claims arising out of Lisa Moore’s embezzlement of township funds and Barbacane’s auditing of the township,” Leff read from a prepared statement. “The parties attended two days of private mediation to resolve that bona fide dispute. Without admitting or conceding any liability or wrongdoing, the parties have determined that it is in their best interests to resolve this dispute.” With the amount of the settlement agreement finalized, the township has

recovered more than $3.4 million to date in its efforts to recoup the losses from the more than $3.2 million that Moore stole from the township over a nearly eight-year period that began in 2013 and ended in 2019. While that’s a surplus for the township, Manager Eden Ratliff said that the township’s total expenses during the investigation of Moore’s theft and its subsequent recovery efforts still total more than $1 million – a sum that he said the township will eventually recover.

At her sentencing on Oct. 4, 2021, Moore and her attorney Alexa Rogers arranged a guilty plea deal with prosecuting attorneys William Judge, Jr. and Michelle Frei of the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, and was sentenced by the Hon. David F. Bortner and taken into custody on five counts: Theft by Deception, Dealing in Unlawful Proceeds, Forgery, Tampering with Public Records and Access Device Fraud. As part of her punishment, Moore

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Confetti rains down as seniors celebrate their graduation at Oxford Area High School. From left are Hannah Aker, Taylor Allerman and Maddie Anderson.

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commencement last Friday night. The parking was easy, There were plenty of warm summer breezes were smiles to go around at the wafting in, and the seniors Oxford Area High School finally emerged from a high

school career of unprecedented challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic. Normalcy returned to the Class of 2022 as they marched into the gym for

graduation in the early evening. Led by the faculty and administration, they took their seats in the middle of the school’s gymnasium, ready to embark on their last adventure as high school students. As much as precautions, masks, obstructions and bumps in the road gave the class a highly unusual ride through school, Principal James Canaday told the audience that he found much to be encouraged by during the past two years. He said he received unprecedented amounts of support from parents, while he observed the students exercising strength and creativity to make some normalcy out of the chaos. “We even had our first Homecoming dance outside in October,” he said.

Conducting a casual standup poll of the audience, Canaday asked that everyone who was a friend, parent or loved one of the senior class members to stand up. He told the seniors to look around. “You all have someone here who supports you,” he said. “Make decisions that would make them proud.” Class President Kenna Mullins greeted her classmates from the stage. She told them they had all made it through not only COVID, but “Senioritis,” too. She thanked them for their support and said she would not have even considered seeking a class office without encouragement from them. For her, they are community. She advised, “Try someContinued on page 2A

June 12 concert will celebrate the life and music of Dennis Melton

‘A day of endless smiles, hugs and music’

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the second took place at Hartefeld National Golf & Country Club that invited more than 100 of Dennis’ long-time partners in business and civic leadership. While both of these cer-

Voices Underground, in partnership with PA Tourism, is holding the 2nd annual Juneteenth Festival in Chester County from June 17 to 19. The three-day event is titled “Journeying Toward Freedom,” and will serve as a commemoration of the 2nd nationally recognized Juneteenth, the oldest-known cultural celebration acknowledging June 19, 1865, as the end of chattel slavery in the U.S. The festival will kick off on Friday, June 17 with An Evening with Dr. Eddie Glaude Jr. He is an internationally known historian at Princeton University and author of “Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and It’s Urgent Lessons for Our Own.” The discussion with Dr. Glaude will be preceded by a musical performance from artist Kendrick Scott. This ticketed event will be held at Longwood Gardens from 6 to 8 p.m. The festivities will continue on Saturday, June 18 with a Juneteenth Festival at The Creamery of Kennett Square from noon to 8 p.m. The Creamery will host a variety of unique vendors, vibrant music, delicious

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“A Concert for Dennis” is being produced by Dennis’ wife Donna and his brother Dale.

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was also required amount of $1.2 to pay restitumillion that was tion costs back given to the to the township township. in the amount of $3,249,453. Prior To contact Staff to her sentencing, Writer Richard Moore provided a certi- L. Gaw, email rgaw@chesfied cashier’s check in the

By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer In the difficult weeks that followed the passing of her husband last May, Donna Melton held two ceremonies to honor the life and

impact of Dennis Melton, the long-time architect and community leader. The first was held on a hot weekend morning in the backyard of their home in Cochranville before close friends and family, and




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thing new. Push beyond your comfort zone.” Salutatorian Kay Reyburn and Valedictorian Emiliano Zetune presented their academic honor speeches. Reyburn, who will continue her education at Messiah College to study art, observed the obvious about the class’s experience. “It wasn’t typical like we see in the movies,” she said. As she thought about her friends now, she realized that they had many similar backgrounds, but they were about to enter futures with many differences. She offered them advice. “Stay humble, act responsibly, help others and share kindness. Work through the hard times and be confident in who you are,” she said. Zetune was introduced as having emerged from his high school education with a 4.6 grade-point average. He is a National Merit finalist and through high school engaged in positions of leadership, band and sports. He will continue his education at Carnegie Mellon University. He based his speech on the lessons of late theologian Reinhod Neibuhr’s Serenity Prayer which implores individuals to accept what they cannot change, seize the courage to change what they can, and possess the wisdom to know the difference. Zetune said the differences in mindsets of people determine how they view what they can and cannot

change, however. As individuals move forward, they often make decisions based on what they care for and see about themselves rather than reality. He concluded with the simple advice to look at one’s self, determine one’s own mindset, and realize what is and is not changeable. “If we can’t change something, don’t worry,” he said. The seniors then marched onstage, one-by-one and received their diplomas from Canaday, Superintendent

David Woods and School Board President Joseph Tighe. After all the diplomas were handed out, Mullins passed the sash designating her presidency to Junior Class President Paige Pechin. The ceremony concluded with the switching of the mortarboard tassels and a popping of a confetti shower. Also participating in the ceremony were the Air Force Junior ROTC flag bearers and the OAHS Valedictorian Emiliano Zetune greets Superintendent David Woods, left, Senior Chorus.

and shakes hands with School Board President Joseph Tighe as he receives his diploma.

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Senior Class President Kenna Mullins, right, passes the presidential sash to Junior Class President Paige Pechin.

The Air Force Junior ROTC presents the colors at Senior boys line up to receive their diplomas on stage. graduation.

Salutatorian Kay Reyburn advised her classmates to stay humble and help Honor speakers gather onstage at the start of the comothers. mencement ceremony.

The Oxford High School Senior Chorus sings the “Star Spangled Banner.”

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emonies were solemn and endearing, Donna and Dennis’ brother Dale knew that there needed to be one more tribute to Dennis that would require the calliope clash of guitars, drums, keyboards and harmonious voices tilting their heads to the sky. For three hours this Sunday, that tribute – the one that will honor Dennis Melton the musician -- will come to life, and it promises to be loud and joyful. “A Concert for Dennis,” which will be held on June 12 at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, will introduce a Who’s Who of more than 25 local musicians to the stage, all of whom have performed and recorded with Melton over the past several decades, including former Hooters’ band member John Lilley, vocalist Alfie Moss and Dale, Donna and Dennis’s son Michael. Donna said she and Dale were inspired to organize the concert after hearing WVUD radio personality

Scott Birney’s on-air tribute to her husband on the day after Dennis’ passing. “Scott went over the entire chronology of Dennis’ music, all of these different iterations,” she said. “It was extraordinary, and I just knew that we had to acknowledge all that Dennis had achieved as a musician, and create it with the best friends he ever had in making that music.” The three-hour concert will feature a 15-song set list that will showcase four tunes written by Dennis, including “Gather ‘Round,” “Doin’ the Best I Can,” “Sometimes,” and “Isn’t it Enough,” as well as some of his favorite tunes. For Dale, who will serve as the music director for the event, whittling down the entire catalog of his brother’s music came down to choosing from a diverse list. “It’s a collection of Dennis’ favorite songs and a few of which he wrote,” he said. “When Donna, Michael and I made the final selections, we realized that they are technically easier to perform, but also equally powerful. It will

allow us to better put the love into the show. “Being a bass player and a singer like Dennis was, these two components form the two ends of an ensemble,” he added. “Dennis understood that and brought that to every ensemble he performed with or recorded with. This concert will be easy to perform because Dennis made it easy for every musician he worked with.” During the concert, a plaque will be unveiled in Dennis’ honor that will be affixed to the park’s performance stage, which he designed and where he hosted and performed several shows as part of the park’s summer concert series. The event will also pay tribute to some of Dennis’ musical colleagues who have recently passed away. While Donna is well aware that there will be moments throughout the concert that will trigger the reminders of her husband’s absence -- felt not only by her but by several members of the audience and performers who knew Dennis well -- she said June 12 will

be about celebration. “I want this concert to be absolutely joyful,” she said. “On one hand, it will signify the end of the tributes to Dennis, and while that will be hard, it will also be beautiful to come together with musicians we haven’t worked with before or not in years, and create something wonderful.

“This is going to be a day of endless smiles, hugs and music.” “A Concert for Dennis” will be held on June 12 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the performance stage at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held at The Kennett Flash. Food and

beverages will be available at the concert. Admission is free, and donations will be welcome to benefit The Kennett Flash and the Melton Terrace at the new Kennett Library & Resource Center. To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email

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Among the more than 25 musicians scheduled to perform will be John Lilley of The Hooters and vocalist Alfie Moss.

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food and tastings from African American breweries. The celebration will conclude on Sunday, June 19 with Freedom’s Table: A Dinner of Friendship with Adrian Miller, author and soul food scholar. This ticketed event will be held at Lincoln University from 5 to 9 p.m. and include a family-style barbecue dinner hosted by Altar Call Barbecue. During the celebration, Chester County will also highlight the history of the county’s role in the antislavery movement and the Underground Railroad, which served as a “Gateway to Freedom.” “Journeying Toward Freedom” aims to celebrate the local Black community while inspiring its current leaders and the next generation of change-makers to get involved in the fight for equality for all. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Gov. Tom Wolf continued to call on the Pennsylvania General Assembly to use a portion of the $1.7 billion in unspent American Rescue Plan Act dollars to help older adults and individuals with disabilities through property tax and rent rebates to help them recover from the COVID19 pandemic.

Gov. Wolf proposed his $1.7 billion action plan four months ago. The plan includes a proposal to direct $204 million for property tax relief to Pennsylvanians by investing in the existing Property Tax Rent Rebate program. This investment would be a one-time bonus rebate to current program users,

doubling existing rebates with an estimated 466,000 Pennsylvanians receiving an additional average rebate of $475. Democratic leaders in the State Senate and State House have introduced legislation, Senate Bill 1187 and House Bill 2560, to support the plan to invest in the existing pro-

gram, but the General Assembly has been slow to act. Proponents of the plan noted that it will provide much-needed assistance to two groups of people that have been hit hardest by the rising costs of everything from food and gas, food to rent and medications.

Plantation Field welcomes new volunteer coordinator Plantation Field recently welcomed Gail Mink as the new volunteer coordinator. Mink is a resident of Garnet Valley, Pa. and

keeps her 15-year-old OTTB “Trebuchet” at Elm Spring Farm in Chadds Ford. She and Treb have enjoyed eventing at the lower levels for the past

several years, training with Jimmie Shramm along the way. She is an English teacher at Garnet Valley Middle School, and when she is not teach-

ing sixth-graders or riding her horse, you can find her out on the trails mountain biking with Dave, her husband of 30 years.

Sign up now for the Oxford Library Fishing Tournament This year’s tournament is being held at the Glenroy Preserve By Betsy Brewer Brantner Contributing Writer One of the most popular fundraisers for the Oxford Library is the annual fishing tournament. This year, the Largemouth Bass Tournament will be held at the Glenroy Preserve on June 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are three cash prizes this year for first, second and third place. The event is made possible this year by Landhope

Farms, the main sponsor. Other sponsors are include Glenroy Preserve, the Oxford Area Foundation, Lola’s, Ware Presbyterian Village, Belly Busters, Edward Jones, Oxford Mobile, Kennett Adult Literacy Program, Jim Neary’s Bait and Tackle, the Octoraro Hotel and Tavern, Sawmill Grill and the Oxford Lions Club. The fishing tournament, which is open to everyone, promises to be a memorable day at the scenic Glenroy

Preserve. The registration fee also includes a ticket for lunch (hot dog, fries and drink) provided by the Oxford Lions Club. Anglers have their choice of fishing in three different ponds on the 577-acre property. It is a catch and release tournament. Glenroy Preserve recently had the grand opening and is now open daily from dawn to dusk. A gate has been installed at the entrance to remind the public not to enter the property if the gate

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Maurice (pronounced Morris) Fitzgerald has managed the beautiful acreage that is now a part of Glenroy Preserve for 53 years. He continues to be a valuable resource to the Glenroy Preserve group. One of the most popular fundraisers for the Oxford Library is the annual fishing tournament. This year, the Largemouth Bass Tournament will be held at the Glenroy Preserve on June 25.

is closed. The parking lot is located at 10 West Christine Road in Nottingham. There are miles of trails accessible to the public for hiking and mountain biking.

The Preserve will promote, educate and encourage environmental awareness in Southern Chester County and increase natural sustainability.




For contest rules and other information please visit www.oxfordpubliclibrary. org/oxford-library-fishing tournament/ or contact the Oxford Library at 610-932-9625. The Oxford Library is located at 48 S 2nd St. in Oxford. It serves the population of the Borough of Oxford, and the townships of Elk, East Nottingham, West Nottingham, Lower Oxford and Upper Oxford. The library depends on donations to keep the doors open, and an investment in the Oxford Library is an investment in education for all.





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The perfumes of Arabia

“How now! Here is the smell of blood still. All the perfumes in Arabia could not sweeten this little hand.” -Lady Macbeth, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 1 This past Saturday evening, multiple shooters armed with five guns opened fire on South Street in Philadelphia, killing three people and leaving 11 others severely wounded on the sidewalk. This shooting occurred just weeks after 18-yearold Payton S. Gendron’s May 14 arrival at a Tops Friendly Market, a store favored by residents in a mostly African-American district in Buffalo, N.Y. Motivated by racial hatred and carrying a AR-15 semiautomatic rifle he had recently purchased, Gendron opened fire and murdered 10 while severely injuring three others. While these killings form just the latest chapter markers in a seemingly endless rampage that continues to sweep across the United States, they bow to the

unimaginable horror – one now forever burned in our collective conscience -that took place in Uvalde, Tex. on May 24. As an 18th birthday present to himself, Salvador Ramos walked into a local federal firearms store on May 17 and May 20 and purchased two assault rifles and 375 rounds of ammunition. Four days later, Ramos drove two miles to the Robb Elementary School, armed with assault rifles and a tactical vest. Entering the school fully armed and unchecked, Ramos walked from classroom to classroom and killed 19 students – all between 9 and 10 years of age -- and two teachers over the course of one hour. Just three days after the murders in Uvalde, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was a featured speaker at the 2022

National Rifle Association Convention in Houston, less than 200 miles from where Ramos gunned down 21 people. During the course of his 28-minute speech, Cruz called children “our most precious asset,” and referred to the Uvalde murders as “the ultimate nightmare for every parent” and “the darkest evil.” Then, likely at the same moment mothers and fathers of the victims of the Uvalde massacre were burying their murdered children, Cruz said, “Has the Second Amendment ever been more necessary to secure the rights of our fellow citizens? But many in the world still tell us that the evil on display in Uvalde and Buffalo derives from the presence of guns in the hands of ordinary American citizens.” The gift of Sen. Cruz to

speak from both sides of his mouth like this comes as little surprise to the vast majority of Americans who are in support of the federal government to enact stricter gun reform laws in an effort to curb the mass shootings that have disgraced and defined our country for the past 23 years. Cruz’ steadfast allegiance to the weary and outdated Second Amendment – like other elected officials just like him – is also of little wonder. In a country that has witnessed a total of 35 mass shootings that have killed 446 people since the massacre at Columbine High School in 1999, the outrage from the American public has been met by an openly defiant faction of mostly federal Republican lawmakers. For them, their usual issuance of “thoughts and prayers” is quickly fol-

lowed up with a litany of backlash to proposed legislation, punctuated with the chart topper “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun.” They oppose raising the minimum age to purchase certain guns to 21, calling it “unconstitutional.” Expanding background checks to include private gun sales is still wallowing among Republican Senate members. Similarly, they continue to balk at passing legislation that punishes those who fail to secure guns from children and criminals, and some Republican senators are against the outright ban of assault weapons. Are we at all surprised? In 2019, the NRA spent $3.22 million to sweeten the political campaigns of senators who oppose gun safety legislation. Of those,

16 have received more than $1 million, including outgoing Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who has pocketed $1.4 million from the NRA during his time in the Senate. The inglorious truth of their actions – all under the guise of protecting the Second Amendment and keeping guns in the hands of responsible gun owners -- is that the money these senators continue to accept from the NRA is positively filthy with blood, and no matter how hard they send thoughts and prayers to the victims of these crimes with each tallied massacre, the harder it is for them to wash their hands of this senseless and yet avoidable madness. It is now their impermeable and unwashable stain, and, in the profound words of Lady Macbeth, what’s done cannot be undone.


Change the tone to dignity and respect for our children’s sake By Marian Moskowitz All of us are again dealing with our emotions over the latest senseless massacre, this one in Texas where 19 innocent children and two teachers were murdered. If you are like me, your feelings range from sadness and heartache to anger. As invariably happens after every mass shooting, the debate again begins over gun laws and regulation. And yes, I would certainly like to see our legislators at the state and federal levels try to work together to develop areas of agreement. But my larger concern goes beyond legislation. I keep asking myself why there is so much hate and anger in this country. I unfortunately come to the conclusion that politics has a great deal to do with stoking that hatred. Our chil-

dren are watching the adults scream, yell, and curse at one another over anything and everything. Are we teaching the next generation that it is okay to hate one another? And if we are teaching this, could we be headed to a future where mass shootings become even more common? When I grew up in Philadelphia, my parents were committee people. They hosted the voting polls in our garage. All the neighbors would come down, vote, and then hang around, have some food and drink, and argue about politics. The conversation could get loud, but it was respectful. The political parties did not hate one another. In fact, they liked each other. They were neighbors, friends, and acquaintances with different views. As a public official and

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parent of five children (and grandparent of five), I feel powerless and frustrated that responsible adults cannot even agree on something as small as background searches or restrictions on sales of AR-15 rifles. And while elected officials continue to fight for changes, we also must address civil discourse in this country. This hatred and disrespect are an epidemic that we are all responsible for. We can stem it through nonviolence, the personal practice of not causing harm to others under any condi-

tion, winning over people’s hearts and minds while letting people with opposing views maintain their dignity. Chester County can serve as a model in this regard. Citizens with strong beliefs on various issues give public testimony each month before the Board of Commissioners. These citizens hold deeply felt views, but by and large they present their perspectives in a respectful way. This is not a simple matter. As much as I wish we could, we cannot flip a switch and all start practicing the

Golden Rule and magically stop the carnage. But we can do more to change the tone of the conversation. Unfortunately, the tenor of the current discourse is teaching our young people how to hate instead of how to get along. Combine the hate with the fact that our nation has 400 million guns, and no one should be surprised when tragedies like the one in Uvalde, Texas or Sandy Hook, or a Buffalo grocery store occur. The author and clergyman Norman Vincent Peale promoted the power of posi-

tive thinking in his lifetime saying, “When you change your thoughts, remember to also change your world.” We need to learn or relearn how to forgive one another and live together. Anything less simply won’t do. The guns are not going away. That makes it an imperative that public officials and the people we influence set a better example of respecting our opponents. Marian Moskowitz is the chairperson of the Chester County Commissioners.

‘We need more than thoughts and prayers – we need commonsense, life-saving gun laws’ Everytown for Gun Safety, Pennsylvania Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action react to shooting in Philadelphia Everytown for Gun Safety, and the Pennsylvania chapters of Moms Demand Action and Students Demand Action, both part of Everytown’s grassroots networks, released the following statements after a shooting on Philadelphia’s South Street in which at least 14 people were shot, three fatally. The shooting occurred “on legendary blocks that have long been among the region’s most popular gathering places,” according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Our deepest condolences are with all those impacted by the horrifying shooting last night in Philadelphia. Shootings like these are the natural byproduct of lawmakers who respond to our nation’s gun violence epidemic with nothing more than thoughts and prayers,” said John Feinblatt, president of Everytown for Gun Safety. “Thoughts and prayers won’t stop these shootings, nor will they do anything to address this epidemic which kills more than 110 people every day.

Communities across the country are crying out for action that will keep us safe, and it’s time for the U.S. Senate to act.” “Yet another horrific and preventable shooting tragedy is unfolding in Philadelphia. How many more reminders of the abject devastation of our gun violence epidemic do lawmakers need before they take action?” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action. “Senators: Don't look away. It’s long past time for you to do your jobs and act to protect people like all those shot last night in Philadelphia.” “Our hearts are with everyone impacted by this devastating shooting,” said Mary Pat Scorzetti, a volunteer with the Pennsylvania chapter of Moms Demand Action in Philadelphia. “We shouldn’t have to worry about being shot as we’re going about our day-today lives. We need more than thoughts and prayers – we need common-sense, life-saving gun laws.” “As long as our lawmakers fail to take comprehensive action against our gun violence epidemic, we won’t be safe anywhere we go – whether it’s school, graduation, grocery shopping, hospitals, parks, restaurants, anywhere,” said Avery Hamill, a volunteer leader with Students Demand Action in

Philadelphia. “Senators, please – don’t look away from the carnage on our streets. We need action, and we need it now.” In an average year, 1,628 people die and another 3,058 people are wounded by guns in Pennsylvania.




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In Oxford, a Memorial Day Remembrance Walk honors the fallen 'We focused our attention on the day. We walked for the fallen' By Betsy Brewer Brantner Contributing Writer To commemorate Memorial Day in Oxford this year, a committee planned a Remembrance Walk up Pine Street to the Oxford Cemetery to honor the fallen. The committee included Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Chris Grove, Oxford Area High School band director Erin Kauppila, Corporal Scott Brown of the Oxford Police Department, Oxford Area Chamber of Commerce President Dennis McCartney, Commander Robert Stewart Jr. of the Oxford American Legion Roy W. Gibson Post 535, Moonloop Photography owner Jim Coarse, Toot Sweets owner Debra Kline, Mayor Phil Harris, and Purple Heart recipient Jeff Sanders. Hundreds joined the walk, including veterans, the Oxford High School Marching Band (and parents), Boy Scout Troop 44, State Rep. John Lawrence,

County Commissioner Josh Maxwell, and so many more. Mayor Harris was pleased with the participation saying, “Due to COVID we spent the last two years doing a virtual event. We know that was appreciated by many all over the country. This year we wanted to make it something very special and fitting. The Remembrance Walk was a great idea. I was excited to see all those that joined in along the way. I feel it was a great way to continue to lift up and continue to support the Gold Star families.” Sanders, a Marine Lance Corporal who lost part of his leg during the Iraqi War and received a Purple Heart, talked about the real meaning of the day. “This event hit the right note for me,” he said. “I was totally in favor of a Remembrance Walk for those we have lost. I was 9 ½ months in when I got injured.” Sanders who doesn’t shy away from talking about his experience said, “The guy sitting across from me when

I got hit never came home. Memorial Day is sacred to me. I don’t look at it as the official start to summer. We wake up every day in this country courtesy of those who never came home.” Sanders walked up Pine Street and then got a lift back with Rep. Lawrence. “We focused our attention on the day,” he said. We walked for the fallen. I was especially happy to see the parents of band members and the band members walking with us. I give props to the band.” The community is always inspired by the American Legion’s ceremony in the cemetery, and as always watched that with great reverence. There were the familiar faces of the veterans in the community such as Vernon Ringler, John Mosley, Spencer Andress, and John Orcutt, who have served in the American Legion Honor Guard. New faces of younger veterans are stepping up to honor those no longer with

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The Honor Guard rifle detail included many familiar faces and some new faces.

us. And there was a first: Borough Council President Katherine Cloyd, who was the first woman to fire a rifle in the Honor Guard during a ceremony at Oxford Cemetery. Oxford Area High School was represented by Zander Quinn, who delivered the Gettysburg Address, and Kay Reyburn, who delivered General Logan’s orders. Rep. Lawrence also delivered remarks in honor of the fallen.

And as always there were many volunteers throughout the community who placed hundreds of flags on the graves. There were many younger participants this year who met at the Veterans Memorial at the Oxford Memorial Park. The memorial was the meeting place for groups and individuals wanting to join in the walk. Walking in the midst of the crowd, conversations about loved ones lost, but remem-

bered, could be heard. There were young students, scouts and band members who solemnly looked at the Veterans Memorial. Oxford has always been a town proud of its fallen, proud of all of its veterans and always ready to honor them. The Memorial Day Remembrance Walk was yet another way for this patriotic town to remember, educate and honor the fallen and thank them for their freedoms.

Kennett Blooms Floral Flash celebrates the beauty of flowers Thousands of blooms artfully arranged by local floral designers will be on display in seven large-scale installations in locations throughout Kennett Square Floral Flash, a new Kennett Blooms event, will celebrate the multi-sensory beauty of flowers and the creative talents of local floral designers with temporary floral installations in public places throughout Kennett Square on the weekend of June 10 to 12. The event will provide a short window for visitors to admire the fleeting beauty and whimsical artistry of these seven different installations. “Most of the installations will include a profusion of fresh flowers, in addition to plants and other creative materials,” said Kennett Collaborative Executive Director Bo Wright. “We’re excited to provide everyone in our community with an opportunity to experience the beauty of what we know will be stunning works of art. “It will be a full weekend of celebrations in Kennett Square,” Wright added. “The inaugural Kennett Summerfest Wine & Spirits Festival will take place on Sunday June 12, and festival goers will have the opportunity to enjoy Floral Flash as well. Summerfest will feature the best of local and regional wines, spirits, and cheeses as well as live music and a curated pop-up al fresco gallery of local artists.” In addition, because Floral Flash is planned for the graduation weekend for both Kennett and Unionville high schools, the installations will offer graduates and their families beautiful backdrops for photos of their special occasion. Floral Flash takes its inspiration from New York florist Lewis Miller’s viral and wildly inventive Flower Flash pop-up installations in Manhattan. Miller, who created his first pop-up Flower Flash installation in 2017, wanted to give back in a way that surprised and delighted people with beauty. The very

ephemerality of these large arrangements is part of their value. They have no purpose other than to be beautiful, Miller says—and then they disappear. The Floral Flash map, which will be available online and throughout town, will guide people to discover new spaces in Kennett Square and to see familiar landmarks in new ways—from a tree on West State Street to the Kennett Squared sculpture by local artist Rob Sigafoos and the Work2gether balcony and down South Broad Street to a secluded courtyard behind the Presbyterian Church, then on to Braeloch Brewing and The Creamery on Birch Street. State Street-area Floral Flash installations will be bookended by two very different but complementary displays by Maria Navarette of Zena Florist—one focused on the large tree between Nomadic Pies and Bove Jewelers and the other on the 100 block of South Broad Street that will be part of the Kennett Summerfest event space on Sunday, June 12. “They will be vibrant and happy,” Navarette said, “conveying a message of unity in the community as a whole and also of hope and friendship.” Navarette will bring butterflies, dogs, and other animals into these displays to tell some of her story and that of her business’ namesake Zena, the service dog of her mentor, the late Laurie Szoke. Navarette is also looking forward to adding different materials and textures to her floral arrangements. “I’ll include succulents, an expression of my Mexican heritage, and also vibrant blooms that reflect who I’ve become,” she said. Liz Megill of Allaire Event Rentals & Design and Dannie Wright of Hilltop Flower Design are partnering on an installation that

will showcase the amazing architectural features of the Work2gether building at 120 East State Street and also appear as an integral part of the building itself. Drawing on her love for designing sets and building props to create beautiful spaces for people to enjoy, Megill will be making larger-than-life flowers out of various materials and installing them so they appear to be growing in and around the building. Wright will add beautiful flowers from her Oxford farm to achieve what Megill describes as a dramatic interactive display combining the real and the imaginary. Her inspiration for the outsize blooms came when she was watching Honey, I Shrunk the Kids with her children. “I thought, ‘how great would this be?’” she said, laughing. The playful whimsy will continue across the street on the Genesis Walkway with Wright’s Alice in Wonderland-themed transformation of the Kennett Squared sculpture. Wright brings her wild, romantic aesthetic to life with designs that are loose and richly layered and textured. The Genesis Walkway gardenscape, which Wright designed as part of Kennett Collaborative’s Kennett Blooms projects last spring, continues to come into its own this season and will provide the perfect backdrop for her Floral Flash installation. One of the hidden spaces that will be transformed by a Floral Flash installation is the courtyard playground behind the Presbyterian Church at 211 South Broad Street. Flower Flash guests will be well rewarded for following the path down the south side of the church to discover this space. Carolyn Brady, of Joyful Fields Floral Designs, loves the concept of creating an enchanting space that’s interactive for little ones in the bright, bold colors she

loves. “I’m envisioning a floral hopscotch game on the grass and festooning the large swing set with hanging flower tendrils,” Brady said. As the grandmother of three little girls, Brady is well versed in the child’s eye view. She understands the universal appeal of a swing and is envisioning graduating seniors swinging through flowers for beautiful and memorable photos as well. She’s also planning to set up bistro tables and chairs on a deck area overlooking the playground. “I want a comfortable and cozy area for parents to relax while they watch their children playing,” she said. “As a church centrally located in the heart of the Borough, we’re always looking for ways to extend hospitality and create events and spaces where the community feels welcome,” said pastor Andrew Smith. “We do this through programs like our First Friday Art Splash evenings for kids and our @Work space, which will return this fall, and we’re delighted to be part of Floral Flash—to provide this space for people to enjoy Carolyn’s creative gifts and also to provide a connector on the Floral Flash trail between State and Birch Streets.” Other Floral Flash installations will include an installation at Braeloch that will be a collaboration between the Farm at Oxford and The Gardeness as well as the decoration of the iconic vintage truck at The Creamery by Creamery horticulturalist Jen Hahn and Amy Lucas of Selah Flower Farm. “Our display will give a nod to the Creamery’s original use,” Hahn says. “We wanted to do something fresh and different for Kennett Blooms this year, and we’re very fortunate to have so many talented and creative floral design-

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Maria Navarette of Zena Florist will create two different Floral Flash installations with a unifying theme of unity, hope, and friendship.

ers who are willing to take on the challenge of creating these ambitious installations to bring joy and beauty to our community,” said Bo Wright. “Kennett Square is the hometown of Longwood Gardens, and we love making the connection between our rich horticultural heritage here and local growers and producers in a way that celebrates the art and creativity of floral design. It’s also very important to us that Floral Flash is free and accessible for everyone to enjoy.” While Kennett Square is famous for its mushrooms, the area was first known for its flowers. Nineteenthcentury Quakers who were growing carnations, roses, and chrysanthemums in local greenhouses began growing mushrooms to put the dark, warm, and unused space under greenhouse benches to good use. A recent spate of vandalism in the borough, including the destruction and deface-

ment of many of the Pop Up Lending Libraries painted by local artists, has Floral Flash organizers worried. “We’d really like to think that everyone will respect the significant investment of time, talent, and resources, as well as the beauty and artistry, that each of these installations will represent, and leave them intact throughout the weekend for everyone to enjoy,” Wright said. “Generous anchor sponsorship from Longwood Gardens makes the Kennett Blooms: Floral Flash possible,” Wright said. “We’re very grateful for their ongoing support and their partnership in helping to make Kennett Square a more beautiful and welcoming community where all can belong and prosper.” Floral Flash will run from 5 p.m. on Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12. To stay up to date with Floral Flash installations and news, follow @ KennettCollaborative.




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Obituaries JAIME SENQUIZ, SR. Jaime Senquiz, Sr., of Coatesville, passed away on May 12, 2022 at Paoli Hospital. He was 50. He was a loving son, brother, grandfather, and father. Jaime was born on July 19, 1971 in West Chester. He was raised by his parents Santiago and Nelly Senquiz. He had three siblings: Josue, Marisol and Noemi Senquiz. Jaime had four children: Nathalie, Jaime Jr., Ricardo and Nicholas. He also helped raise Hector, Angel, and Christopher. Jaime had six grandchildren that he loves very much. Jaime’s passions were cars, music, and outdoor activities, but his real passion was loving his family. Jaime was a hardworking man with plans to build a foundation for his family. Jaime would help the people he loved in any way. Whether it was just lending an ear, money, a favor or even becoming a personal mechanic. He was the energy you needed for the day. His jokes and charismatic personality would leave you cracking up and a smile on your face. Jaime’s smile will be missed. Funeral services were held at the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. and online condolences may be made at

JOHN M. ENGLAND John M. England, 96, of Oxford, passed away while at home on May 27, 2022. He was the husband of Ruby Grace Payne England, with whom he shared 76 years of marriage. Born in Calvert, Md., he was the son of the late R. Ross and Erma Smith England. John was a veteran of the U.S. Army parachute team serving in World War II. He previously owned and operated a dairy farm in Chester County and later was self-employed as a truck driver. He is survived by his wife; one son, John Gerald England of Stevensville, Md.; three daughters, Yvonne England of Honey Brook, Doris Jean England of Trappe and Nancey England of Austin, TX; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. Services are private. Arrangements are being by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at

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JOANN MAUGER JoAnn Mauger passed away on May 29, 2022. She was 79. Born on Feb. 25, 1943, JoAnn spent her youth in Phoenixville, Pa. She then lived for many years in the Newtown Square and Broomall area before moving to Cochranville, Pa. There, JoAnn and her husband Bob spent 35 years in their log cabin with their numerous horses, goats, cats, dogs, and a donkey named Milton Burro. Following their retirement, JoAnn and Bob spent a year traveling the country in a fifth wheeler until finally settling down in Loveland, Colo. for eight years. They decided to return to the East Coast in 2018 when they purchased a property in Coatesville, Pa. She was predeceased by her father and mother, Joseph G. and Anne M. McKeone (nee Quinlan) of Phoenixville, Pa., and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ernest P. Mauger and Constance Mauger (nee Schafer) of Newtown Square, Pa. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert E. Mauger and Turtle, the cat, of Coatesville, Pa. and her daughter, Jacqueline “Jacqui” Mauger of West Grove, as well as several extended family members scattered throughout the country. JoAnn was a lifelong and avid animal lover. She started riding when she was 8 years old and spent many years fox hunting both with the Radnor Hunt and the Cochran Hunt Clubs. It was her love of horses that, in 1988, led her to found the Large Animal Protection Society. She spent 21 years as a badged (in several counties) humane officer and served as the president for a total of 13 years. During her time with LAPS, more than 3500 cases of neglect and abuse were investigated, and many abused animals were ultimately rehabilitated and re-homed. A private memorial will be held for the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Large Animal Protection Society, P.O. Box 243, West Grove, Pa. 19390 ( The view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit Arrangements are being handled by the Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove.

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Obituaries RICHARD DAVID ROWE Richard David Rowe, 80, of Quarryville, passed on to be with his wife on May 31, 2022. Born in Little Britain Township, he was the son of the late Paul and Ethel (Pickell) Rowe. He was the loving husband of the late Linda J. (Blackburn) Rowe. Richard was a proud veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, and served in Vietnam. He retired from Herr Foods and was a member of Kennett Square Missionary Baptist Church. Richard enjoyed listening to Elvis and southern gospel music and was fond of his Chihuahuas, Jasper and Chico.

Richard is survived by three children, Tammie, wife of Jeff Hostetter of Kirkwood, Richard Rowe of Wakefield and Robert Rowe of Conowingo. Also surviving are five grandchildren: Richard Jr., Hayley, Ellie, Anna, and Jace; and siblings: Shirley Byers, William Rowe and Robert Rowe. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Jennifer, and eight siblings. A funeral service took place at Dewald Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc., 227 West Fourth St., Quarryville, Pa. on June 7, 2022. Pastor Robert Vannoy officiated. Interment with military honors followed the service in the Nottingham Missionary Baptist Cemetery. An online guestbook can be viewed at

SUSAN U. SOTIROPOULOS Susan U. Sotiropoulos passed away suddenly on May 30, 2022 at her home in West Chester. She was 54. She was the loving wife of Christopher J. Sotiropoulos, with whom she shared 31 years of marriage. She was a wonderful mother to daughter Alexandra Patricia, son Dr. Yiannis Kurt, and dog Apollo Creed. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Susan was an innovative and highly motivated business leader. She was widely recognized for her strong work ethic, keen intellect, global expertise, and exceptional technical skills. Susan retired after 30 years at DuPont, her first position after college, and held a variety of leadership roles ranging from, AP market manager in Shanghai, China, and global director in Wilmington, Del. The family shared unforgettable memories and diverse experiences living in and traveling in different parts of the world, especially during their time around the Asia Pacific region. For the past four years, Susan served as a partner at ERM, an environmental consulting company focused on sustainability. Susan was dedicated to her profession and enjoyed helping and mentoring others to succeed. Her commitment, passion, and punctuality did not go unnoticed by her peers. Susan earned an MBA in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated in the top 20 percent of her class. She also graduated magna cum laude from the University of

Cincinnati with a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering. Susan was valedictorian for the class of 1985 at Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio. Susan was a daughter of the late Kurt and Lisa (Strampfer) Bernotat, both immigrants of Germany who raised their daughters with deep pride in their heritage. In addition to her husband and children, Susan is survived by her two sisters, Corinna Gilbert and Andrea Luker, and their families, as well as her in-laws, John and Patricia Sotiropoulos, and their family. Susan took great pride in her family and loved them with all her heart. She was thoughtful, kind, and considerate. Susan had a clever sense of humor, a sparkle in her smile, and a great laugh. A celebration of life took place at the Episcopal Church of Advent in Kennett Square. Interment will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in her memory be made to Wings for Success, a nonprofit organization with the mission of empowering women in need to achieve career and economic stability through education, apparel, and advocacy. This local organization speaks to not only Susan’s passion for her profession, but also her immense joy and pride in her fashion-forward style. Donations may be made online here or checks may made out to: Wings for Success, PO Box 1184 Frazer, Pa. 19355. Arrangements are by Grieco Funeral Home & Crematory Inc (484-734-8100). To view her online tribute, please visit

JERRY LEE CASE, M.D. Jerry Lee Case, 87, of Kennett Square, passed peacefully on May 24, 2022. Raised in Fairfield, Iowa, Jerry’s childhood Midwestern values were instilled by his grandparents. Jerry graduated Cedar Falls High School (Iowa) in 1953. He earned a wrestling scholarship to Iowa State Teachers College (now University of Northern Iowa) and trained under the world-renowned college coach Bill Koll. He and his high school sweetheart, Anna May Westphal attended college together and married in 1955. They spent the next 60 years building a remarkable life and family together. An outstanding student, Jerry finished college in three years. He applied to the University of Iowa Medical School and graduated 10th in his class in 1960, the day his fourth child was born. He completed a civilian internship in Phoenix, Az. in 1960. During this time, Jerry committed to a career in the Navy Medical Corps Service in orthopedic surgery. In 1962, Jerry reported to the USS Prairie, a Destroyer tender based in San Diego, as the ship’s General Medical Officer. As a young officer, Jerry promptly restructured the medical department on board – a legacy that still stands today. Jerry was accepted in 1962 into the Philadelphia Naval Hospital orthopedics residency. Part of his orthopedic training entailed a six-month pediatric orthopedic rotation at the renowned A.I. DuPont Institute (now Nemours Children’s Hospital) which resulted in moving his growing family to Wilmington, Del. Completing his training in 1965, Jerry was assigned to a unit in the 1st Marine Division in Chu Lai, Vietnam from 1965 through 1966. Upon return from Vietnam, Jerry became Chief of the Orthopedics department at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital. In 1971, he left the Navy and entered private practice in Wilmington, Del. There, he established a successful orthopedic practice that spanned 43 years. Jerry strongly supported and cheered on his children’s and grandchildren’s many achievements, all of whom he was immensely proud. He is survived by his daughters Vickie, Mary and Jennie, and sons, Brad, Michael, Steven, Mark, Christopher and Patrick, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Friends of Jerry are invited to call from 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at the Kuzo Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street in Kennett Square. A service of remembrance will take place from 11 a.m. to noon. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Jerry Case’s honor be made to the J.Wood Platt Caddie Scholarship Trust, 1974 Sproul Rd, Suite. 400, Broomall, Pa. 19008. Donate online to For online condolences, Please visit KUZO Funeral Home, Inc.




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Notice is hereby given that Letters Testamentary have been granted to Theodore Moran, Executor for the Estate of Carolyn L. Moran, a/k/a Carolyn Louise Moran, whose last address was Oxford, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Any person having a claim to this Estate is asked to make same c/o R. Samuel McMichael, Esquire, P.O. Box 296, Oxford, PA 19363. 6p-8-3t

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Notice is given that the Board of Supervisors of New Garden Township will hold a public hearing to consider passage of the following proposed ordinance at its regular meeting of June 20, 2022, at 7PM at the Municipal Building, 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA. Following the public hearing, the Board will consider the enactment of the proposed ordinance during its meeting on June 20, 2022. The preamble and summary follow: AN ORDINANCE OF NEW GARDEN TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF THE PENNSYLVANIA MUNICIPALITIES PLANNING CODE, 53 P.S. § 10101, ET SEQ., AMENDING THE NEW GARDEN TOWNSHIP ZONING MAP TO INCLUDE SEVEN


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JUNE 17-18 7TH ANNUAL SENEGAL YARD SALE Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown has partnered with Mission Inter Senegal for the past 18 years to meet the physical and spiritual needs of many in Senegal, West Africa. 100% of the proceeds from this sale help to expand the Christian school in the village of Baback through the construction of two additional classrooms for 4th and 5th grade students.


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SECTION 2. Amends § 200-9 of the Zoning Ordinance, Definitions, to: (1) add the following new definitions: brew pub, café, civic space, courtyard, livework unit, main street environment, mixed use development, pedestrian gathering area, pop-up use, redevelopment, streetscape, and vertical mixed use; and (2) to repeal and replace the following definitions: intermediate care facility, lot, slopes (precautionary), slopes (steep), and tract. SECTION 3. Repeals and replaces Article XI of the Zoning Ordinance, Unified Development (UD) District, to clarify the requirements for properties within the UD zoning district, incorporate certain design standards, alter area and bulk regulations, and modify the uses permitted on each lot/tract. SECTION 4. Amends the New Garden Township Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance to include a new § 170-49.2 regulating and incorporating design standards for mixed use development and streetscape enhancements for the Route 41 and Route 7 corridors within the UD zoning district. SECTION 5. This Ordinance shall be effective five (5) days from enactment. A full text copy of the draft ordinance is available for public examination without charge or may be obtained for a charge not greater than the cost thereof at the Municipal Building. For more information, please contact Ramsey Reiner, Township Manager (610-268-2915). William R. Christman III, Township Solicitor

at 11AM. Notice is given to all parties in interest and claimants that the Sheriff will file with the Prothonotary and in the Sheriff’s Office, both located in the Chester County Justice Center, 201 W Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Schedules of Distribution on Monday, July 18th , 2022. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedules unless exceptions are filed in the Sheriff’s Office within ten (10) days thereafter. SALE NO. 22-6-195 Writ of Execution No. 2019-03939 DEBT $365,955.12 ALL THOSE CERTAIN LOTS OR PIECES OF GROUND SITUATE IN THE BOROUGH OF PARKESBURG, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Tax Parcel # 8-3-34.2 PLAINTIFF: U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR GSAMP TRUST 2007-NC1 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-NC1 VS DEFENDANT: Lawrence Hand & Dawn Hand SALE ADDRESS: 230 Washington Avenue, Parkesburg, PA 19365



Notice is hereby given that on June 20, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the New Garden Township Municipal Building located at 299 Starr Road, Landenberg, PA 19350, the Board of Supervisors of New Garden Township will hold a public meeting to consider enacting the following ordinance: AN ORDINANCE OF NEW GARDEN TOWNSHIP AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CABLE FRANCHISE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE TOWNSHIP AND VERIZON PENNSYLVANIA LLC The ordinance approves the draft cable franchise agreement negotiated with Verizon Pennsylvania, LLC, including all of the terms and conditions therein, and authorizes the execution of same. A copy of the full text of the ordinance and agreement may be examined at the address set forth above, during normal business hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Ramsey Reiner Township Manager (610) 2682915 ext. 102

N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time of the on-line sale. Payment must be made via Bid4Assets. The balance must be paid within twenty-one (21) days from the date of sale via Bid4Assets. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 5p-25-3t

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By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the hereindescribed real estate will be sold at public on-line auction via Bid4Assets, by accessing URL chestercopasheriffsales, on Thursday, June 16 th , 2022 at 11AM. Notice is given to all parties in interest and claimants that the Sheriff will file with the Prothonotary and in the Sheriff’s Office, both located in the Chester County Justice Center, 201 W Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Schedules of Distribution on Monday, July 18th , 2022. Distribution will be 6p-8-1t made in accordance with the Schedules unless exceptions Sheriff Sale are filed in the Sheriff’s Office of Real Estate By virtue of the within men- within ten (10) days thereafter tioned writs directed to Sheriff SALE NO. 22-6-202 Fredda L. Maddox, the hereinWrit of Execution described real estate will be No. 2020-07387 sold at public on-line auction DEBT $164,386.83 via Bid4Assets, by accessing URL chestercopasheriffsales, on ALL THOSE CERTAIN LOTS Thursday, June 16 th , 2022 OR PIECES OF GROUND

SITUATE IN EAST NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA Tax Parcel # 690601700400 PLAINTIFF: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee , for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., AssetBacked Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2004-R11 VS DEFENDANT: James Lafferty, Jr. SALE ADDRESS: 114 Graves Road, Oxford, PA 19363 PL A I N T I FF AT TO R N E Y: ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, SCHNEID, CRANE & PARTNERS, PLLC 855-225-6906 N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time of the on-line sale. Payment must be made via Bid4Assets. The balance must be paid within twenty-one (21) days from the date of sale via Bid4Assets. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 5p-25-3t

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By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the hereindescribed real estate will be sold at public on-line auction via Bid4Assets, by accessing URL chestercopasheriffsales, on Thursday, June 16 th , 2022 at 11AM. Notice is given to all parties in interest and claimants that the Sheriff will file with the Prothonotary and in the Sheriff’s Office, both located in the Chester County Justice Center, 201 W Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Schedules of Distribution on Monday, July 18th , 2022. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedules unless exceptions are filed in the Sheriff’s Office within ten (10) days thereafter SALE NO. 22-6-206 Writ of Execution No. 2021-02028 DEBT $297,473.18 ALL THAT CERTAIN tract of land, with a single family dwelling and swimming pool thereon, situated on the southerly side of Leike Road (T-391) in West Sadsbury Township, County of Chester, and Commonwealth of PA, as the same appears as Lot No. 2 on a final Plan numbered 9033 prepared by N.M. Lake & Associated, Inc., Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors, Oxford, PA, and recorded in the Office of the Recorder of deeds in and for Chester County, PA, as Plan No. 11250, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a railroad spike found 1.58 feet South of the centerline of Leike Road (T-391), at the Northwest corner of lands of Harriss A., III, & Barbara Butler; thence (1) along lands of Butler, South 03 degrees 07 minutes 25 seconds West, 300.00 feet to a ¾” iron pipe set, having passed over a ¾” iron pipe set 23.42 feet South of the railroad spike; thence (2)

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along the line of land of Edward A. & Edna S. Stolzfus, North 86 degrees 52 minutes 35 seconds West, 150.00 feet to a ¾” iron pipe set marking the Southeast corner of Lot No. 1; thence (3) along Lot 1, North 03 degrees 07 minutes 25 seconds East, 300.00 feet to a P.K. nail set in Leike Road at the Northeast corner of Lot 2, having passed over a ¾” iron pipe set 23.06 feet South of the P.K. nail in Leike Road; thence (4) along and South of the centerline of Leike Road, South 86 degrees 52 minutes 35 seconds East, the point of Beginning. ACCESS to Lot No. 2 is provided by an access easement across Lot No. 1 for Lot No. 3 to continue to use the existing driveway. Maintenance and repair of the existing driveway will be shared equally by the owners of Lots 1 and 2. The driveway easement is shown on the above mentioned plan and described by the following courses and distances: Beginning at a ¾” iron pipe set on the Southerly ultimate right-ofway line of Leike Road (T-391), 23.06 feet South of the P.K. nail set at a corner of Lots 1 and 2 in Leike Road (T-391); thence (1) South 03 degrees 07 minutes 25 seconds West, 145.00 feet to a point; thence (2) North 10 degrees 26 minutes 46 seconds West, 149.17 feet to a point; thence (3) South 87 degrees 18 minutes 05 seconds East, 7.85 feet to a point; thence (4) South 86 degrees 44 minutes 12 seconds East, 27.15 feet to a ¾” iron pipe set, the point of Beginning. CONTAINING 1.033 Acres Gros, 0.9533 Acres Net BEING the same premises which Judith L. Fisher, by Deed dated 05/18/05 and recorded 06/07/05 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Chester in Record Book 6511 Page 2235, granted and conveyed unto Charles F. Smith and Jennifer L. Smith, in fee.

that the Sheriff will file with the Prothonotary and in the Sheriff’s Office, both located in the Chester County Justice Center, 201 W Market Street, West Chester, Pennsylvania, Schedules of Distribution on Monday, July 18th , 2022. Distribution will be made in accordance with the Schedules unless exceptions are filed in the Sheriff’s Office within ten (10) days thereafter SALE NO. 22-6-211 Writ of Execution No. 2020-02535 DEBT $239,033.94 ALL THAT CERTAIN messuage and four tracts of land situate in the Township of Lower Oxford, County of Chester and State of Pennsylvania, bounded and described as follows, to wit: TRACT #1: BEGINNING at a point in the middle of the public road leading from Lincoln University to Elkview, Chester County, Pennsylvania; thence along the middle of said Road, North 60 degrees East 82 feet and 6 inches to a point in said road; thence by lands now or late of D.R. Johnson, North 28 degrees West, 200 feet to a point by lands now or late of C.W. Shortlidge & Company, South 60 degrees West 87 feet and 6 inches to a point; thence by lands of the Lower Oxford Public School Board, South 30 degrees East 201.79 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 17,478 square feet of land, be the same more or less. TRACT #2: BEGINNING near the Southeast corner of land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co. Cornerib, South 59 degrees West along land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co., 100 feet; thence by land now or late of Henry Cope, South 31 degrees East 51 feet; thence by land now or late of D.R. Johnson, North 59 degrees East 100 feet, thence by land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co. land, north 31 degrees West, 51 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 5,100 square feet of land more or less.

UPI NO. 36-5-17.4 PLAINTIFF: Legacy Mortgage Asset Trust 2019-GS3 VS DEFENDANT: Charles F. Smith & Jennifer L. Smith SALE ADDRESS: 4730 Leike Road, Parkesburg, PA 19365 PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: HILL WALLACK LLP, 215-579-7700 N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time of the on-line sale. Payment must be made via Bid4Assets. The balance must be paid within twenty-one (21) days from the date of sale via Bid4Assets. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 5p-25-3t

Sheriff Sale of Real Estate

By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the hereindescribed real estate will be sold at public on-line auction via Bid4Assets, by accessing URL chestercopasheriffsales, on Thursday, June 16 th , 2022 at 11AM. Notice is given to all parties in interest and claimants

TRACT #3: BEGINNING at a point in the middle of the public road leading from Harmony Grove School House toward Elkview Station, a corner of other lands now or late of Henry Cope, and running thence by other lands of the same which this was formerly a part, north 32 degrees West, 150 feet to a corner, thence by same South 57 degrees West 50 feet (erroneously omitted from previous deeds) to a corner; thence by the same South 32 degrees East, 150 feet to the middle of the public road aforesaid; thence along the middle of the said road, north 57 degrees 50 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 7,500 square feet of land be the same more or less. TRACT #4: BEGINNING at a post or stone, a corner of land now or late of John Otley, and running thence South 33 degrees East 150 feet to the middle of a public road; thence along said road, North 56.75 degrees East, 50 feet to a stone; Thence by land late of Josiah Cope & Co., Now of the Lincoln Chapel and along an alley North 33 degrees West 150 feet to a stone; thence by lands now or

late of Josiah Lukens, South 56.75 degrees West, 50 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 7,500 square feet of land, be the same more or less. Excepting and reserving thereout and therefrom all that certain messuage and lot of land which Louis W. Millis and Clara R. Millis, his wife, granted and conveyed unto Francis O’Connor and Mary O’Connor, his wife, by Deed dated September 15, 1946 and recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Office in and for the County and State aforesaid in Deed Book S-22, Volume 540, page 272, and bounded and described as follows: Beginning at a post or stone, a corner of lands now or late of John Otley and running thence south 33 degrees East 150 feet to the middle of a public road; thence along said road, North 56.75 degrees East 45 feet to a stone, thence by land now or late of Josiah Cope & Co., now or late of Lincoln Chapel and along an alley North 33 degrees West 150 feet to a stone; thence by land now or late of Josiah Lukens, South 56.75 West 45 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 6,750 square feet of land. Also Beginning at a post or stone near the Southeast corner of land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co. Cornerib, South 59 degrees West along land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co., 45 feet; thence by land now or late of Louis W. Millis, South 31 degrees East 51 feet; thence by land now or late of Louis W. Millis, North 59 degrees East 45 feet; thence by land now or late of O.W. Shortlidge & Co., North 31 degrees West, 51 feet to the place of Beginning. Containing 2,295 square feet of land (surveyed 7/29/1911 magnetic bearing). And Also, excepting and reserving the following described tract of land: Beginning at the northwest corner of land of Francis O’Connor, and wife; thence by land now or late of

O.W. Shortlidge & Co., South 57 degrees West 5 feet to a corner of land above conveyed; thence by the same South 32 degrees East 201 feet to a point in the middle of the public road; thence by the middle of said road, North 57 degrees East 5 feet to a corner of land of O’Connor aforesaid; thence by said land, North 32 degrees West 201 feet to the point of beginning. Containing 1,005 square feet of land. BEING THE SAME PREMISES which Charles M. Shoop and H. Jean Shoop by Deed dated March 7, 1978 and recorded March 8, 1978 in the Office of the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County of Chester, in Deed Book N 52, Page 441, granted and conveyed unto Aaron M. Shoop and Clarabelle J. Shoop, husband and wife, as

tenants by the entireties, in fee. Known Heir of Aaron M. Shoop, deceased and Unknown Heirs, AND THE SAID Clarabelle J. Successors, Assigns and All Shoop departed this life on or Persons, Firms or Associations about 06-22-2016 thereby vest- Claiming Right, Title or Interest ing title unto Aaron M. Shoop by from or under Aaron M. Shoop, operation of law. deceased AND THE SAID Aaron M. Shoop departed this life on or about 09-10-2019 thereby vesting title unto Judy Shoop, Known Heir of Aaron M. Shoop, deceased and any Unknown Heirs, Successors, Assigns and All Persons, Firms or Associations Claiming Right, Title or Interest from or under Aaron M. Shoop, deceased.

SALE ADDRESS: 103 Elkview Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352 PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: LOGS LEGAL GROUP LLP 610-2786800

N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time of the on-line sale. Payment must be made via Tax ID # 56-10A-29 Bid4Assets. The balance must be paid within twenty-one (21) PLAINTIFF: Reverse Mortgage days from the date of sale via Funding, LLC Bid4Assets. FREDDA L. MADVS DOX, SHERIFF 5p-25-3t DEFENDANT: J udy Shoop,




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