Chester County Press 10-13-2021 Edition

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With local hospital on life support, elected officials react strongly Jennersville Hospital closure ‘At all costs, we have to save alarms Oxford Borough officials our hospital’ By Marcella Peyre-Ferry Staff Writer

The Penn Township Board of Supervisors began their Oct. 6 meeting with some comments about the recently announced decision by Tower Health to consider closing the Jennersville Hospital in early 2022. The township had issued a press release detailing the supervisors’ response to the possible closing. “As host community to Jennersville Hospital, no township has been more supBig Homecoming win for portive of the existence of Oxford...1B Jennersville Hospital….” the press release said. “We’re doing everything in our power as a township supervisors board, but we don’t have very much power,” board chairman Victor Mantegna said. The board was clear that they had no prior knowledge of the Tower Health announcement. “No one at Tower Health

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ever included any community stakeholders in this momentous decision, but rather, they sprung it on our community at large without asking for input or …help,” the township press release said. “We on this board were blindsided as everybody was,” said supervisor Jay Ennis. “The township is taking a hit by them closing that hospital up.” The high number of senior living communities in the township are particularly impacted by the potential closing of the hospital. “Jennersville Hospital is the home of the only emergency room and medical helipad for our entire region of Southern Chester County. Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services (Medic 94) is also housed in the emergency room,” the press release said. The township has already offered Medic 94 a temporary

By Betsy Brewer Brantner Contributing Writer

The announcement of the planned closure of Tower Health’s Jennersville Hospital and emergency room set off an alarm with Oxford Borough Council on Monday night. Council fears for its residents during medical emergencies. Ware Village, numerous adult communities and multiple school districts are being served by the hospital and its emergency room. Council member Dick Winchester spoke about a Continued on page 2A recent personal medical emer-

gency involving a loved one saying, “The care my loved one received at Jennersville saved her life. She was then sent on to Christiana Hospital, but I’m not sure what the outcome would have been if not for Jennersville.” Winchester was not the only council member to voice his disbelief that the hospital/ emergency room would close so abruptly without a plan to take care of the community. A hospital/emergency room has been at the location in Penn Township since 1959. The hospital’s projected closure in early 2022 has left

many residents in Chester County wondering where they will go for emergency care. The closest hospitals with trauma centers are at Christiana Hospital in Delaware or Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, Pa. Gary Vinnacombe, who has been deputy chief of the Emergency Medical Services for two years said, “I heard the news and was as shocked as everyone, but we went into action mode to figure out what we will do. We are in the process of publishing Continued on page 3A

Moore still owes Kennett Township nearly $1.9 million By Richard L. Gaw Staff Writer

On Oct. 4, former Kennett Township manager Lisa Opinion.......................5A Moore was sentenced to Obituaries..............2B-3B a three-to-10-year prison Classifieds..................4B sentence and five years of probation by Chester County Court of Common Pleas Judge David Bortner, stemming from her embezzlement of more than $3.2 million from Kennett Township beginning in 2013 and end-

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ing in 2019. In all, Moore was charged on five counts including theft by deception, dealing in unlawful proceeds, forgery, tampering with public records and access device fraud. In addition to her sentencing, Moore is also required to pay full restitution costs back to the township in the amount of $3,249,453 – the sum she stole during that nearly eightyear period. At her hearing, Moore’s attorney’ Julia Alexa

Rogers informed Bortner that a certified cashier’s check in the amount of $1.27 million was given to the township earlier that day. When it comes to full restitution, however, Moore still owes Kennett Township a sizable chunk of money – nearly $1.9 million, to be more exact. At the start of the Oct. 6 Board of Supervisors meeting, township manager Eden Ratliff broke down what has been paid and what

still remains to be paid out of the $3.4 million Moore admitted she stole from the township. In addition to the $1.27 million repayment, $82,000 currently being held in escrow was also released, amounting to $1.352 million in total recovered costs. While Moore has been convicted ( she received a 30-day waiting period from the day of the hearing to appeal her sentence or change her guilty plea), the matter of reclaiming

the money lost during her nearly eight-year embezzlement of township funds remains on the front burner of the township’s initiatives. Since the investigation by the Chester County District Attorney’s Office into Moore’s wrongdoing began in May 2019 -- which led to her arrest in December 2019 – the township has been committed to recover the entirety of the money stolen by its former manager. In 2020, Continued on page 3A

School board discusses Friday’s lockdown of Unionville High School By Monica Fragale Contributing Writer Police are continuing their investigation into the threat last week that prompted Unionville High School and Patton Middle School to be locked down and the homecoming football game to be postponed a day. “This continues to be an open and ongoing investigation” by the state police and East Marlborough Township police, accord-

ing to Unionville-Chadds Ford School District Superintendent John Sanville. “We are hopeful that it will be brought to a successful conclusion shortly.” Sanville spoke about the lockdown at the school board’s work session Monday night. “These situations are never easy, and we have to maintain the safety of students and staff and community,” Sanville said. The district sent out a series

of updates about the lockdown over the course of Friday. The lockdown was prompted by a message on a high school bathroom wall. “At this time, we are following our lockdown protocol and safety plan at the high school and middle school, requiring all students and staff to remain in place,” Sanville wrote in his first two messages to the community, asking parents not to pick up their students until the police determined it was safe for the

students and staff to leave. Subsequent messages informed the community that police were interviewing students, and that the schools would be dismissed at 12:30 p.m. “The dismissal is being done in coordination with local law enforcement,” Sanville wrote. The final message said that police determined there was no credible threat. At Monday’s board meeting, Sanville thanked the administrators and teach-

ers from both schools for maintaining a “caring atmosphere” for students during the lockdown. “When you’re in lockdown for two-and-a-half hours, it’s not easy to keep everyone calm,” Sanville said. “It’s not an easy thing to do to create a caring atmosphere for a long period of time. I’d like to thank the staff for the way they handled that.” Birmingham resident Vishal Shah thanked school Continued on page 2A

‘It was really worth it to bring our family back together’ Camp Dreamcatcher’s 2021 camp session presented some unanticipated challenges because of the pandemic, but all the work was worth it when everyone came together again for a productive—and enjoyable—experience By Steven Hoffman Staff Writer

The Camp Dreamcatcher staff and volunteers knew that when the kids arrived at camp this year, the burdens © 2007 The Chester County Press they were carrying would be heavier than normal. There was no in-person camp session in 2020—one more Courtesy photos casualty of the global panThe kids really enjoyed the arts and There was COVID testing as people demic—and the impact of the arrived at camp. crafts activities.

coronavirus had hit many of the kids’ families hard. So Patty Hillkirk, the founder and executive director, and the entire Camp Dreamcatcher team expected the children to be more affected by depression than in previous years. They also expected more behavioral issues during camp, especially for the youngest kids, because of all Continued on page 2A


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the extra pressures and the nearly two years that passed without a camp session. Camp Dreamcatcher did its best to continue providing therapeutic and educational programs as the pandemic dragged on month after month, but with the youngsters spread out in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia, it was impossible to replicate the sense of community, the support, the camaraderie, and the love that gets shared during the week-long camp. Hillkirk said that she and the staff and volunteers were probably looking forward to the camp session as much as the kids were, but much work needed to be done before everyone could finally come together again. During its 26-year history, Camp Dreamcatcher has always provided a safe space for youngsters, and being safe in 2021 —of course— means preventing the spread of the coronavirus. It was a lengthy process for Hillkirk, the health center team, and the other volunteers to develop a plan to keep Camp Dreamcatcher COVID-free and safe for the children and volunteers. “It was very challenging,” Hillkirk said. “We worked on the preparations for about a year.” She explained that they relied on recommendations from both the CDC and the American Camping Association to develop a strategy. There were more than 100 pages of guidelines to follow, and then some of those guidelines kept changing frequently in the weeks leading up to camp. “The Delta variant made it more complicated,” Hillkirk said, explaining that all the campers were required to take a coronavirus PCR test within 96 hours of arriving at camp, and then a rapid COVID19 test once they arrived at Camp Saginaw. Camp Dreamcatcher partnered with Rite Aid to administer the rapid tests. One youngster tested positive for coronavirus and wasn’t able to enter camp, which was hard for everyone. No one wanted a child eager to attend camp be turned away, but the stringent protocols ensured that the

campers would be safe during the week that they were together. “Children were only permitted to move into the main camp area after their negative COVID-19 test was confirmed by our medical volunteers,” Hillkirk said. Once on the site, Hillkirk said, campers and volunteers wore face coverings and socially distanced as much as possible, especially when they were indoors. Many of the programs were also held outside whenever possible. “We did all these protective measures,” Hillkirk said. “Campers stayed within their own cabin family for the week, and wore masks if they were within six feet of distance to campers from another cabin. Meals and programs were held outside, and masks were worn inside program areas. There were sanitizer stations set up, and each person had their own hand sanitizers. The campwide activities were limited, so we created a lot of new programs. I think what it did for the campers and counselors is that it created a tighter bond.” Everyone adjusted to the changes, and Hillkirk credited the health center team with helping to keep everyone safe during the week of camp. “I have to acknowledge the work of our fabulous health center team, led by Patty Hewson,” said Hillkirk. “Thanks to their planning and the COVID-19 Safety Plan, we had a COVID-free camp.” The hard work paid off in a big way when the campers and counselors enjoyed a highly successful camp week. “It was really worth it to bring our family back together,” Hillkirk said. “It was wonderful. It was great to be together. It was great to see the kids.” The 2021 camp week was certainly unlike any of the others that came before it. The program served 85 HIV/AIDS impacted youth between the ages of 5 and 17 and another 15 young adults between the ages of 18 and 25. Hillkirk said that this year’s camp focused on issues like diversity, equity, and inclusion. Camp Dreamcatcher had conducted an equity assessment to explore whether everyone felt like they belonged at camp, and Hillkirk said that the orga-

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nization made an effort to boost the diversity of experiences for everyone. There were more books and coloring books with diversity and gender identity provided to campers. The kids benefitted from approximately 85 therapeutic programs during the week, including programs on mindfulness, wilderness-based therapy, yoga, massages, and sessions with therapeutic dogs. There were also approximately 55 educational programs, including dance classes with Emmanuel Chacon, a dancer and choreographer from Wilmington, Del. There were karate and self-defense classes, cooking classes. PayPal offered sessions on financial literacy topics like investing and budgeting. There were guest speakers and programming based on team-building and leadership training. For campers who are old enough, there were career readiness programs. The camp partnered with Wings for Success and Junior Achievement for career readiness sessions on the job search, the interview process, identifying interests, skills, and value to align with career paths, wearing the right outfit and attitude, the impact of social media, how to build a strong resume, the importance of networking, getting out of debt and how to build credit. Then there was the fun; this is after all a summer camp. The camp featured 150 recreational programs—arts and crafts, pottery, laser tag, gokart racing, horseback riding, water slides, giant games, archery, basketball, an adventure course, and movie nights. Camp Dreamcatcher wouldn’t be able to do what it does without an army of volunteers, many of whom come back year after year to help make sure that the kids have a safe, fun, and beneficial camp. “I was blown away by the number of volunteers this year,” Hillkirk said. “We were running from the time camp started to the final circle,” she said. “We were really busy.

Camp was a success because of the volunteers. The focus was on giving the kids a great experience.” As a precautionary measure, the volunteers and staff operated in a kind of bubble to limit the risk of exposure to the coronavirus. Meals were brought in so that the volunteers and staffers didn’t have to go out, and they spent their free time together. Aurora Pizzeria & Pasta Kitchen delivered food and the Starbucks in West Grove delivered beverages. Camp Saginaw offered the Dreamcatcher staff access to a house on the premises where the volunteers could take a few hours to relax when they had a chance. They also had a cookout for staff and volunteers. Hillkirk thanked all the supporters who donated items for camp week. She said that all the medical supplies and arts and crafts items were quickly provided by donors. “It was really unbelievable,” Hillkirk said, noting that many of the donors faithfully support Camp Dreamcatcher’s activities year after year. There were also some new partners this year, including one southern Chester County nonprofit organization that provided an item of particular need for the youngsters. All of the campers received new sneakers during the camp session. The donation was made by Tom and Lynn Engel from Max’s Kicks for Kids, a non-profit organization that provides new back-to-school shoes for children in need in Chester County. Max’s Kicks for Kids was founded in honor and memory of Max Engle, who worked as a probation officer in Chester County until his death in September 2018. Max was the first male probation officer in Chester County’s WRAP (Women’s Reentry Assessment & Programming) Initiative, and in this role, he worked with at-risk women who were on parole or probation. He helped these women rebuild and restart their lives, and by helping them, he helped their families. After his death, the family heard from many people about the impact Max

Save the hospital...

you’ll see this hospital close, but that depends on us…That hospital is worth saving.” Mason urged all residents to contact their state legislators and let them know that they want the hospital to stay in this community. He suggested the township have signs printed similar to those posted throughout the area in support of Chester Water Authority. “We have to get together and start campaigns to let them (legislators) know how important this is to all of us,” he said. “I think it’s important that we do that. It’s an expense, but I think it’s an

expense worth doing. At all costs, we have to save our hospital.” The evening’s meeting was originally planned to take place at the township sports park where there was to be a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new outdoor education area. Given the threatening weather and the unexpected issue of the hospital closing announcement, that action was postponed. Notice will be given for when the dedication is rescheduled. The Historical Commission reported on the success of the revival of Red Rose Rent Day.

The event took place on Sept. 25, and the building tours took place the next day as well. Over 300 people signed the guest book for tours of the building, plus there was a high level of interest in the historical displays. Historic Commission member Scott Steele explained that the commission would like to have the Red Rose Inn open for tours one day a month and for groups by appointment. They expect to have the building open on the Second Sunday of each month from noon to three p.m.

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ing all the students in the classroom. “He was a true hero in every way,” Shah said. “I wanted to thank (Tredway) not only for protecting my son but for protecting each and every child in that classroom.” Board member Tom Day said his son’s experience echoed that of Shah’s.

“Thank you to our administrators and staff … for your calm and caring approach on Friday,” Day said. Board member Rashi Akki praised the district for the communication during the lockdown. “We did a wonderful job on communication,” Akki said. “We were right on top of it.”

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home in the township building, if that becomes necessary, to ensure that the service remains in Penn Township. Supervisor Curtis Mason also has a personal interest in seeing the hospital stay in the township. “Jennersville Hospital saved my life, and Medic-94 saved my life,” he said, pointing out the distances that local residents will have to travel to if they do not have Jennersvile Hospital to depend on in an emergency. “I personally I do not think

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administrators and police “for all they did in ensuring our children were safe.” His son was in Trevor Tredway’s math class at the high school during the lockdown. Shah said his son praised Tredway for protect-

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The wilderness program gave the youngsters time to reflect.

had on their lives. He had a collection of dozens of pairs of sneakers, and the family decided they wanted to start Max’s Kicks for Kids to provide back-to-school sneakers for children who would not otherwise be able to afford them. Hillkirk explained that, after Max’s Kicks for Kids delivered a large donation of shoes, they returned to camp with another donation for anyone who didn’t find their sizes in the first group. “For our kids to get new shoes right before school— that’s great,” said Hillkirk. “It was really meaningful.” Donors, collaborations, and partnerships are essential to Camp Dreamcatcher’s existence. Hillkirk said that they have been working to increase the partnerships with colleges throughout the area, including Lincoln University, West Chester University, Rutgers University, and the University of Delaware among them. The goal is to provide as much support and as many opportunities to the youngsters as they can. While the organization has continually evolved through the years, the core mission remains the same. Youngsters who have been impacted by HIV or AIDS deal with a lot of the same issues that everyone else their age deals with, but for these kids they are more likely to feel isolated or alone because there is still a stigma about the dreaded disease. Many of the kids don’t feel like they can talk about their feelings.

Lakeisha Brown, a former camper at Camp Dreamcatcher, will be the keynote speaker at the Catching Dreams for Kids event.

“That is one of the things that is so important about camp,” Hillkirk explained. “The camp is a safe space for all of that to come out. Every day, we had people sharing their stories. That was very powerful.” Hillkirk said that Camp Dreamcatcher’s next big event is a 25th anniversary Catching Dreams for Kids virtual event on Nov. 6. This will include an online auction, a raffle, and stories and videos from camp. The keynote speaker will be Lakeisha Brown, who started attending Camp Dreamcatcher as a camper in 1996. Lakeisha’s mother passed away from AIDS-related complications, but she overcame those challenges and went on to go to college. She was selected as the 2019 DC Teacher of the Year in Washington, D.C., and she was also honored as the 2020 Miss DC for America. Brown is a real success story, and she serves as an inspiration for the younger campers. Hillkirk said that Lakeisha’s story really captures the essence of Camp Dreamcatcher and the power of community and the shift from isolation to resiliency and hope. For more information about Camp Dreamcatcher and the upcoming Catching Dreams for Kids event, visit www. campdreamcatcher.org. To contact Staff Writer Steven Hoffman, email@chestercounty.com.


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the township hired a professional recovery team from Philadelphia law firm Blank Rome to track down and recover additional funds from other sources. Along with her prison sentence, Moore must also pay various fees related to the legal and forensic aspects of her prosecution; will not be allowed to hold a position of fiduciary responsibility for with any government or nonprofit organization; will be required to inform any future employer about her conviction; and will be required to comply with the laws established by the state’s parole board. Given that Moore will not be able to earn income for the next several years in order to pay the township back the money she stole,

there is speculation that she will make repayments from another source, but is it a legal one? Geoffrey Gamble, who is campaigning against current supervisor Whitney Hoffman to serve on the board for the next six years, asked if the $1.27 million check the township received on Oct. 4 came from a legitimate source. “The District Attorney’s Office, in the process of negotiating a plea which included the restitution payment that was made on Monday did verify the source of funds, and that it was legitimate and that it was not from some illegal means,” Ratliff said. “The township is not aware of the source of funds, and the District Attorney’s Office was not permitted to disclose that to the township.” Ratliff said that the $1.27 million check has been deposited into the township’s bank

account, and has cleared. The township also intends to pursue money from a new source. Proceeds from the sale of Moore’s home on 540 Macfarlan Road in the township will be added to that total when it is sold. The threebedroom, 1,887-square-foot, one-acre home is currently being listed for $499,000. Board chairman Richard Leff told those attending the hybrid, in-person/ZOOM meeting that the township will schedule a special meeting in mid-November to provide more details about the investigation, Moore’s sentencing and how the township intends to further recover the stolen funds. 2022 township budget talks begin In other township business, Director of Finance and Human Resources Amy

What Lisa Moore still owes Kennett Township Total amount of embezzlement Moore payment on Oct. 4 Escrow released to township Total amount still owed

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an impact report which will objectively analyze data from three years, to see what it will look like to go to other hospitals. Our goal is to figure out a projected model so we can understand our response, and establish a path forward,” he said. Vinnacombe added, “The volume won’t go up, but the demand for service will, because it will take longer. Calls that would typically take 45 minutes could now take 2

1/2 hours,” he explained. Vinnacombe said the report would be completed this week. “Obviously, we want to promote awareness in the area,” he said. “It’s not just about longer transport times. We are going to be impacted by weather. We have to look at the big picture and account for things like a blizzard, flooding or a tornado. We need to capture that in one document.” Borough Council was also visited by Luis Tovar, chair of the Kennett Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs (ACOLA), who updated

$3,249,453 $1,270,000 $ 82,000 $1,897,453 Council on their impact in the southern Chester County community. “Our Hispanic residents have issues everywhere from Nottingham to Kennett Square and many places in between,” Tovar explained. “We have been in place for five years. We estimate that 52 percent of the population in the Kennett area is Hispanic. We deal with issues such as housing, transportation, employment and medical care. We work very closely with the Borough Council in Kennett Square. ACOLA, operates just like Council with monthly meet-

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Heinrich introduced the first of seven discussions related to the formation and finalization of the township’s 2022 budget. The Oct. 6 meeting focused primarily on the township’s general fund revenue and expenses, including project-

ed administrative, finance department and human resource costs; benefits for non-uniform employees of the township; and projected costs for insurance, planning and zoning. The township’s next budget meeting is scheduled for Oct.

20, and subsequent meetings will be held on Nov. 3, Nov. 18, and Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Dec. 27, when next year’s budget is expected to be approved. To contact Staff Writer Richard L. Gaw, email rgaw@chestercounty.com.

Find out what all the buzz is about inside beehive boxes at Open Hive Day on Oct. 16 Learn about the bee’s life inside the hive at Open Hive Day on Oct. 16 at New Leaf Sensory Garden at 776 Rosedale Road in Kennett Square. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. Guests may register at www.tlcforscc.org/events. Apiarist Michael Langer of Brandywine Bee Company will give an inside look at the busy, buzzy world of honeybees. The program, co-hosted by The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County and Brandywine Bee Company, offers adults and families the opportu-

nity to get up close to a hive during routine inspection and expand practical beekeeping knowledge. Protective gear will be provided. Learn about bee colonies, different bee types in the colony, bee life, and what you can do at home to support and protect these important

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ings and under Roberts Rules of Order. We feel we have worked well with the Council and are building a stronger community. We still have a lot of work to do.” Tovar told council that ACOLA is a resource in the community, providing shortterm housing and medical assistance. They are not paid. They are volunteers who attend meetings and engage with the community. “Sometimes it is difficult and emotional,” he said. “We recently worked with individuals in Avondale who were impacted with the recent

flooding that left 135 families displaced.” On a lighter note borough council announced that Halloween trick or treating will be held on Oct. 31 between the hours of 6 to 8 p.m. Additional information can be found on the borough website. In other business Public Works Director John Schaible said the flooding at S. Third and Hodgson Streets should be alleviated. A pipe was replaced in that area. He also added that building continues in Sycamore Crossing, and new homes have been hooked

up to the waterline. The N. Fifth Street maintenance in the area of the railroad, is moving forward and a bid could be approved at the Oct. 18 council meeting. Schaible also said rain barrels have been received through grant money. Anyone who wants to receive one should contact the Public Works Department. It was also announced that Brian Dix was recently appointed Executive Director of Oxford Mainstreet, Inc. Dix told council that the Shoebox Theatre should be completed the first of the new year.

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Claire Murray, selflessly Over the past two decades, the rebirth of the Kennett Square Borough has drawn the attention of national publications both in print and online, who rank Kennett Square among America’s top small towns, and for reasons that are seen, felt, heard and burnished into the fabric of the entire community. Catapulting the little borough into the stratosphere of regional, state and national attention required the vision of Kennett Square illuminaries who are for the purposes of this editorial too frequent to name. Yet, it was their sketchpad diligence and collaboration, drawn many years ago, that has transformed the borough into a wellspring of economic opportunity, seen in the arm lock of spirit and progress among its many organizations and agencies; the commitment of many to recognize the vitality and diversity of its neighborhoods, people and cultures; the breadth of its expanding school district; its soon-to-be- new Kennett Library; the genius of Longwood Gardens; and the steady assurance of its hallowed traditions. From agency to agency, business to business, school to school, Kennett Square is a wheel in constant spin, and the most spectacular aspect of this movement is that it is pushed forward not by the colossal giants of industry but by all of the quiet foot soldiers of its heart and soul. For the past eight years, Historic Kennett Square Community Engagement Manager Claire Murray has been one of those quiet soldiers, and the imprint of her work has been seen everywhere: the KSQ Farmers Market; Third Thursdays on State Street; at miniature golf courses that invite various youth groups; the Evening of the Arts and various pop-up arts tours; the Kennett Brewfest and the Kennett Winterfest; the Holiday Village Market and the annual Christmas celebration in Kennett Square; with the Southern Chester County Opportunity Network, and at other events and collaborations too long to mention. For Murray, who will be leaving her position at the end of October, her imprint on these events have helped to earn Kennett Square the local, regional and national praise that it has so richly deserved. In a recent press release from Historic Kennett Square announcing Claire’s soon-to-be departure, it said of Claire’s ability to bring the people of Kennett Square together, “Much of what goes into those kinds of collaborations isn’t as visible or tangible as a mini-golf course. Relationships of trust and mutuality are fertile soil for the seeds of creativity that blossom into these kinds of programs and events.” For the past eight years, Claire Murray has been everywhere in Kennett Square. From facilitating events to the common purpose of linking people to people, she has been a selfless placemaker of opportunities, fun and engagement for this borough, and has earned the ultimate respect of her colleagues as well as from the editorial staff of this newspaper. It is because of Claire’s spirit of collaboration – and the beautiful and lasting strength of the tendrils that have been formed because of it – that the Chester County Press congratulates her on her accomplishments.

Keep Avon Grove school decisions in the hands of the Avon Grove community Our schools are under attack by anonymous, dark money donors Letter to the Editor: In 2010 and 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down two decisions that allowed for the unlimited flow of anonymous campaign contributions. Since then, we have watched our national, then state races become increasingly nasty and partisan, influenced by national groups financed by billionaires. Now, this money is flowing into school board politics, even right here in Avon Grove. In fact, some Avon Grove School District school board candidates are proudly announcing alignment with national groups such as Turning Point USA. Turning Point USA is a Phoenix-based group that thrives on conspiracy theories. Its founder is nothing more than a radio show host who promotes lies about the pandemic and other catastrophic events, such as the recent building collapse in Florida.

In short, he’s just a divisive agitator angry because he didn’t get into West Point. However, some folks are very willing to both fund his organization and accept assistance from his organization, and some of the Avon Grove School District school board members and candidates receive support from this hate group. Think I’m exaggerating? Ask yourself why so many campaign donations to some Avon Grove School District school board candidates are $49.99. Because at $50 or more, you must disclose the donor. These candidates have aligned with and registered Avon Grove School District with a national group that encourages agitation at local school board meetings. Is this really who we want making decisions for our kids? People who are being influenced by scare tactics and lies? People who promote conspiracy theories and lies? They’re already bussing in protesters to dis-

rupt school board meetings, as we saw recently. This Nov. 2, take a stand. Keep Avon Grove school decisions in the hands of the Avon Grove community. Not in the hands of some group 3,000 miles away. Say no to dark money in local politics. I think I speak for many in this community when I say, “We’re tired of divisive partisan politics and the lies.” Southern Chester County is better than this. What makes us great is the many small acts of kindness we see and experience throughout our community. Despite what some would have you think, we’re more alike than different. We want safe schools, quality education and promising outcomes for our kids. Avon Grove School District and other local districts provide that. But, make no mistake. Let the dark money influence our schools and that will quickly change. These groups are huge advocates for cyber charter schools.

And in Pennsylvania, cyber charters have an average graduation rate of about 50 percent. Is that what we want for Avon Grove School District? I don’t. We all have a citizen voice. If your vote didn’t matter, dark money influencers wouldn’t be working so hard to suppress it. And to influence it with lies, and scary words like “radical, tyrannical” and “anti-American.” Our schools are under attack by anonymous, dark money donors. But they’d love for you to think otherwise. I know there’s a lot of noise out there lately, but that’s by design. It’s intended to fatigue you and create apathy. Don’t let that happen. Vote on Nov. 2. The races on the ballot in an off-year have more influence over your day-to-day activities than a Senate or Presidential election. They should receive at least equal the amount of voter turnout. Lisa Lightner Avondale

The closing of our homespun hospital in Jennersville By Marie-Louise Meyers Rising from an ever-growing population in Southern Chester County, It soon became an integral part of the community where rural routes met Medical Know How. A fixture of permanence with emergency treatment, overall and longterm care attracting qualified physicians

with its Security Blanket of services to ensure awareness of recent changes in the World of Medicine; to elucidate and analyze care from stitches to surgery with a sense of continuity implied, and longevity presumed by citizens and politicians of Note. Not a wavering institution but a Constant in our lives,

with Health Needs embraced like the icing on the cake of country living and retirement Life Saving measures ensured with an ambulance, a helicopter pad in readiness in the more dire cases. So many of our leading citizens backed up the Hospital on shaky groundwork with Promises made and now not kept.

Who will take up the cudgel now and fill in the vacancy? Who will fill the void in our lives in this tranquil countryside? Like a Stand Hope for the Community, let it Rise not Fall into the nebulous zone of Recall! Marie-Louise Meyers is an author and resident of Lower Oxford Township

Time for a National Infrastructure Bank By State Rep. Eddie Day ing. While we support this, Pashinski (D-Luzerne) and it lands far short of the mark. State Rep. Kyle Mullins We, the undersigned, (D-Lackawanna} are rallying our citizens to demand that Congress Decades of underfunding respond to this crisis in our infrastructure, of rely- a way which is appropriing upon a patchwork and ate: The establishment of a reactive approaches has large, $5 trillion National slammed into reality. Our Infrastructure Bank (NIB), nation faces unprecedented as outlined in HR 3339, extreme weather events and which is before the current other challenges from coast session of Congress. to coast which threaten our This $5 trillion public bank well-being. does not rely upon the approThus far, the response of priations process. It does not Congress has been inad- require new federal taxes equate. Where the need for and will not increase our defnew infrastructure invest- icit. By repurposing existing ment is $5 trillion or more, Treasury debt, as was done the Senate’s “Infrastructure previously in U.S. history, it and Jobs Act” proposes just will finance everything we $550 billion of new spend- need, and quickly. We will

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be able to build multiple layers at the same time, such as water, sewer, rail, power, all of which inhabit the same space. Infrastructure requires concerted federal action. We need a new power grid, a new high speed rail system, and large-scale water projects like those last erected under President Franklin Roosevelt. The impact of Hurricane Ida on Pennsylvania exposed the infrastructure breakdown crisis in our great state. We were left with unnecessary death and destruction. The cost of fixing our infrastructure in the Keystone State is daunting. According to the American Society of Civil Engineers, some of the urgent problems include: • 43 percent of roadways owned by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) have fair or poor roadway surfaces. • Pennsylvania ranks second in the nation with 3,353 structurally deficient bridges needing monitoring and repair. • In 2020, Philadelphia was the second-most congested city in America and the fifthmost congested in the world. Traffic congestion presently results in over $3.7 billion annually in lost time and wasted fuel. • Wastewater collection

and treatment has an anticipated funding gap of $8.4 billion over the next 10 years for repairing or upgrading current systems. • All cities must replace lead service lines, which will cost billions. • Drinking water has a projected funding gap of $10.2 billion. • High speed rail service on the Northeast Corridor and the east-west Keystone Line is necessary, will require billions of dollars, but the return will be far greater. Only the National Infrastructure Bank can address this staggering need. It will create tens of millions of new jobs, pay DavisBacon wages and mandate Buy American policies. The NIB will supercharge the U.S. economy, and reopen American industry. It will ensure robust minority hiring, promote disadvantaged business enterprises, and spawn a resurgence of small business. It is better to think 50 years from now, and where we will need to be, as we repair and upgrade the current system. China spends 8 percent of its GDP on infrastructure; Europe 5 percent and we spend barely 2 percent. Is it any wonder that our infrastructure is ranked 13th in the world? Resolutions of endorsement for this National

Infrastructure Bank have been initiated, and in many cases passed, across the nation including: Pennsylvania General Assembly (both houses); City and County Councils: Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Lancaster, Allentown, Allegheny and Northampton County Councils; Northern Tier Central Labor Council, and labor and business organizations. People are fed up with “the same old same old.” We urge everyone to support HR 3339 and contact your Congressional representative to enlist their sponsorship of this measure. Signed, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, District 121, Wilkes-Barre Rep. John Galloway, District 140, Levittown Rep. Joanna McClinton, District 191, Philadelphia Rep. Ed Neilson, District 174, Philadelphia Sen. Lisa Boscola, District 18, Bethlehem Sen. Jay Costa, District 43, Pittsburgh Sen. John Kane, District 9, Chester Sen. Christine Tartaglione, District 2, Philadelphia Rep. Nick Pisciottano, District 38, Pittsburgh Rep. Kyle Mullins, District 112, Olyphant Rep. MaryLouise Isaacson, District 175, Philadelphia Rep. Joe Ciresi, District

146, Limerick Rep. Mary Jo Daley, District 148, Conshohocken Rep. Joseph Hohenstein, District 177, Philadelphia Rep. Darisha Parker, District 198, Philadelphia Rep. Steven Malagari, District 53, Landsdale Rep. Dan Williams, District 74, Thorndale Rep. Benjamin Sanchez, District 153, Abingdon Rep. Melissa Shusterman, District 157, Paoli Rep. James Roebuck (ret.), Philadelphia Anita Prizio, Allegheny County Councilwoman, District 3, O’Hara Township Janet Diaz Temin, Lancaster City Councilwoman, Lancaster Liz Allen, Erie City Councilwoman, Erie Randy Beightol, President, Northern Tier Central Labor Council AFL-CIO, Williamsport Matt Munsey, Chair, Northampton County Democratic Party Laura Quick, Teamsters Local 775, At-Large member, Pennsylvania Democratic Committee, Lebanon Lisa D’Italia, Assistant Director, District 8, Pennsylvania Federation of Democratic Women, Allentown Jack Hanna, former Treasurer and Interim Chairman, Pennsylvania Democratic Committee


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Oxford tops Great Valley, 21-14, for big Homecoming win A solid defensive effort, big plays by Pantalone, Jones, and Long, and a good decision by the head coach propel the Hornets to a hard-fought win over a competitive rival

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By Steven Hoffman Staff Writer Oxford football coach Mike Means had a decision to make. With just under one minute left to play in the game and his team holding a 21-14 lead over visiting Great Valley, the Hornets were facing a fourth down near midfield. Oxford could punt the ball away and if everything went well—if the snap was good and if they got the punt off and if the coverage team did its job—the Great Valley Patriots would likely get the ball at their 25-yard line with about 50 seconds left. Or, the Hornets could try to put the game away by faking the punt and picking up the five yards that they needed to get the first down that would allow Oxford to run out the clock. If the play came up short, Oxford would turn the ball over on downs and Great Valley would have the ball near midfield. Ultimately, Means could make the bold choice to try to pick up the first down because his defense had done such a good job over the first 47 minutes of the game. Moments after the game, Means explained the decision to try the fake punt. “Our defense was playing so well,” he said, “and we had an opportunity to put the game away. If we punted there, maybe we gain 25 yards of field position. We thought it was worth it to try to put the game away right there. We trust our defense in that situation.” On the fake punt play, Oxford put the ball in the hands of running back Dom Pantalone on a direct snap. He worked his way up the field for about seven yards, good enough to secure the first down—and seal the victory for Oxford. Pantalone’s first down was a big play in a game filled with big plays. There was no shortage of drama as these two evenly matched teams played an exciting game in front of a large Homecoming crowd in Oxford. The first big play came on the opening kickoff when Oxford’s Luke Piskun recovered a fumble after the ball hit off a Great Valley player’s hands and bounced

A Hornet Homecoming.

in the air. Oxford was set up at the 40-yard line of Great Valley. Oxford’s drive eventually stalled at the 15, but the team was able to move the ball on the ground. This would prove to be one of the most important themes of the game as Oxford rolled up 200 yards of offense on the ground. Great Valley scored first when senior quarterback Andy Talone tossed a 54-yard touchdown to wide receiver Dylan Cave. The Hornets responded with a 78-yard drive that featured a nice 21-yard pass play from Dustin Long to Dean Hunsicker, two receptions by Dakota Jones, and a dazzling carry by Long where he dodged at least three defenders on his way to a 14-yard gain The Hornets were hampered by four penalties during the drive, but Long eventually scored on a 6-yard run with 6 six seconds left to play in the first quarter to tie the score. “We hurt ourselves with penalties. It was a grind-itout type of game, and we’ve been talking about needing to figure out ways to win these types of games,” Means said. On this night, Oxford’s ways to win centered on its rushing attack and the defense as the two teams battled for field position throughout the game. Early in the second quarter, Oxford’s offense started in great field position and was soon deep in Great Valley territory, but the Patriots came up with a big play of their own when safety Nick Pellicciotta hauled in an interception at the five-yard line to thwart Oxford’s drive and keep the score tied. On the next offensive series, Great Valley embarked on an 11-play drive. Facing a third-downand long situation, Talone connected with Dylan Cave

on a short pass and the wide receiver was tackled for a loss by…Oxford’s quarterback. Long was taking snaps on the defensive side and he also saw some special teams action. Means praised Long’s willingness to step in and play defense when he already handles the quarterbacking and punting duties for the team. “His toughness is really pretty special,” Means said. Long’s defensive play to stop Cave paid dividends when Great Valley punted away the ball. Dakota Jones caught the punt around his own 35-yard line, found some running room, cut back toward the middle of the field, and raced away. The punter was Great Valley’s last line of defense, and when Jones managed to elude that would-be tackler, he was in the clear, racing into the end zone. The extra point gave Oxford a 14-7 lead with just over four minutes to play in the second quarter. Jones is a high-energy contributor to the Hornets, and he had what his coach called a breakout game. A few minutes after the punt return for a score, he pulled in a 56-yard catch that moved Oxford inside the 10-yard line. Time ran out on the second quarter before Oxford could score, but momentum was swinging the Hornets’ way. Great Valley tied the score in the third quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run, but the Hornets put together another effective, run-heavy drive that featured carries by Long and Pantalone. Hunsicker also made a nice play during the drive to haul in a pass that initially bounced off his hands. That play picked up 25 yards. Long finished the drive by tossing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jones along the right Continued on Page 5B

Avon Grove Homecoming extols the event’s return after two years By Chris Barber Contributing Writer When it comes to celebrating homecoming, the folks at Avon Grove High School know how to pull out all the stops. This year, they were especially ready to outdo themselves because, as Principal Scott DeShong noted in his welcoming speech, they missed it so much from last year’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 pandemic that they were really ready. On Oct. 9, the big highlight was the afternoon football game with Bishop Shanahan High School, during which Avon Grove played well but fell short of a victory. But there was much more to this homecoming, not only on Saturday, but during the preceding week. All through Spirit Week, the student body enjoyed themed days, during which they engaged in playful activities and competitions that brought them close together and raised their enthusiasm for the coming weekend. Along came early Saturday morning and a 5K run invited competitors to come out for some fun exercise. Shortly thereafter, many student groups set up little vendor stations in a roped off section of the parking lot and raised money and enthusiasm for their particular groups. The stations were varied and creative. The girls’ soccer team had a small wooden labyrinth that enabled visitors to engage in a faux game of soccer. Another group sold apples on a stick dipped in a variety of sweet syrups. There was a dunk tank and a game of cornhole. The new Future Farmers of America group, resurrected from years past, set up a petting zoo staffed by several goats. Meanwhile, music department supporters, as usual, flipped hamburgers to support fundraising for equipment and programs. The homecoming parade started shortly after 11 a.m. and could be heard min-

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Homecoming King Drew Nutt, left, and Queen Brin Nartey greet the crowd during the grand marshal ceremony.

The Avon Grove band front leads the way from the center of West Grove to the school campus.

utes earlier by the sound of fire truck sirens joining them on the trek from the middle of West Grove to the school campus. One after another, the floats came, showcasing the many clubs and classes at the high school. Shortly after the parade, many of the spectators assembled at the stadium to honor the 2021 parade marshal – a popular teacher chosen annually by the student body. This year it was recently retired art teacher George Janavel. In his acceptance speech, he shared his enduring love of Avon Grove High School. “I can’t get this school out of my system – I wake up from sleep and I’m still teaching,” he said. “My career has been a love affair. I love being here. … Avon Grove works with the community – brings back people from the community. It is blessed by the community that supports it,” he continued. Also at the post-parade

A group of skaters made their way up the parade route.

The Avon Grove band members were early arrivals at the school in the homecoming parade.

festivities, the members of the Homecoming Court were announced and they greeted the crowd. Seniors Brin Nartey and Drew Nutt were named queen and king, respectively. In the court were juniors Caleb Southerland and Sophie Herman; sophomores Kevin Picard and Eva Pfaff; and freshmen Nathan Davis and Bella Basciani. The day concluded with the homecoming dance. Continued on Page 5B

Members of the girls’ ice hockey team celebrate their ride in the homecoming parade.

Parade Grand Marshal George Janavel thanks the Avon Grove community for his honor.

The boys’ lacrosse team offered lollipops to the crowd during the parade.


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Obituaries JOHN EDWARD MELRATH DONALD “DONNIE” R. GILL, JR. Donald “Donnie” R. Gill, Jr. of Elkton, Md., passed away at the age of 68, on Oct. 5. Donnie was born on July 15, 1953 in West Grove to Margaret (Mattson) Gill and the late Donald R. Gill, Sr. Donnie worked as a custodian for the Avon Grove School District and retired in 2017. He enjoyed all sports but especially wrestling and NASCAR. Donnie was also a member of the Elkton Moose Lodge #851. Donnie is survived by his mother, Margaret Gill of Elkton, Md; his sisters, Rose Lowe of Worton, Md., Pat Reed of Fair Hill, Md., Donna Duffy of Seattle, Wash.; his aunts, Anna Dixon of Ohio, Joyce Rock of Pa.; 5 nieces; 5 nephews; 18 great nieces and nephews; 1 great-great niece; and 1 great-great nephew. In addition to his father, Donald Sr., Donnie is preceded in death by his brother, Robert Gill; sister, Mary Ellen Gill, grandparents, Tom and Margaret Mattson and Tom and Beatrice Gill; nephew, Nathan Cook; and brother-in-laws, Bud Reed and Dave Duffy. A celebration of Donnie’s life was held on Oct. 12 at R.T. Foard & Jones Funeral Home in Newark, Del. Burial was held immediately after at New London Methodist Cemetery in New London, Pa. To send online condolences, please visit www.rtfoard. com.

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John Edward (Jack) Melrath, a resident of Oxford, went home to be with the Lord on Oct. 5. He was 84. Jack was the most loving husband, father, and grandfather. He will be forever missed by his wife, Brenda Smith Melrath; his daughters, Jill Rutledge and Janelle Hadly; their husbands, Earl Rutledge and Davis Hadly; his grandchildren, Mallory Rutt married to Jerlin Rutt, Darren Rutledge, Elizabeth (Liz) Hadly, and Reed Hadly. He is survived by numerous nephews, cousins, and friends who loved him. He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence and Alice Jackson Melrath, and brothers, David, Earl, and Ray Melrath. Jack’s family was everything to him. He was so proud of his wife, children, and grandchildren. He was actively involved in their lives and didn’t miss a single thing. He enjoyed going to sporting events, beach vacations, and backyard picnics, always together as a family. He loved his family well, and they adored him. There will always be a void in their lives without him here on this earth. Jack will be remembered by his infectious smile and love for life. He had the best sense of humor and the biggest heart. He would do anything to help others in need. Jack was a huge Phillies, Eagles and Sixers fan. He enjoyed playing sports when he was younger and as

he aged, he enjoyed watching them. It was evident that Jack loved his country—his big July 4 parties featured red, white and blue outfits and American flag décor in his home. Jack was born in Oxford and dedicated his life to actively serve in the community. He spent 62 years in the real estate business as a salesman, associate broker, and broker. He was a charter member of the Oxford Athletic Association (OAA). He served the Oxford Lions club for over 55 years, earning the Melvin Jones Fellow Award in 2017, which is the highest award a Lion can receive. He was also a two-time president for the Oxford Lions club. Jack was a Mason Dixon Hall of Fame member in 1996 and was inducted into Oxford’s Sports Wall of Fame in 2016. He was the Oxford Little League chairman and a coach for 12 years. Jack earned the Oxford Citizen of the Year Award in 1999. He was a member of VFW Post 4480, American Legion Post 865, Ancient Orders of Croaking Frogs, and Oxford F.O.E 2666. Funeral services were held on Oct. 9 at Wesley Church in Quarryville, Interment will be in Oxford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Lighthouse Youth Center, 245 Commerce St., Oxford, Pa. 19363, or Oxford Athletic Association, P.O. Box 194, Oxford, Pa. 19363. Online condolences may be sent at www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com.

VICENTE HERNANDEZ CORTES Vicente Hernandez Cortes, of Oxford, passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Sept. 24. He was 61. Vicente was born in Guanajuato, Mexico and moved to the United States at the age of 17. Vicente was an exceptional man who was loved by all of those who he met. Vicente was a man of Christian faith and was a licensed minister. He positively impacted everyone he met and was a soldier of God. He was truly a kid at heart and loved to play soccer, football, baseball, and horseshoes. His laugh and smile were infectious and will be remembered by all that knew him. He would not want anyone to be sad from his passing because he was so happy to be going to be with his Lord and Savior. He

will be deeply missed by his family. Vicente was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife, Gretchen Cortes; mother, Del Refigio Hernandez; daughter, April Donnelly (Thomas Jr); three stepsons, Raymond Vanover (Robin), Steve Vanover, and William Vanover (Bettina); seven grandchildren, Ryan Vanover, Gabby Donnelly, Wesley Vanover, Thomas Donnely III, Ava Vanover, Everly Vanover, and Augusta Vanover; three brothers, Enrique, Salomon, and Ramon; three sisters; Ana, Sandra, and Elia; and fourteen nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Ramon Cortes. Services are private due to COVID-19. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. in Oxford. Online condolences may be made at www.elcollinsfuneralhome. com.


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ELK TOWNSHIP ZONING HEARING BOARD NOTICE is hereby given that the Zoning Hearing Board of Elk Township will hold a Public Hearing at the Elk Township Building at 952 Chesterville Road, Lewisville, Pennsylvania, on Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at which time the Board will hear the following matter: Application of Renato DeDominicis for the following zoning relief: 1. A variance from Zoning Ordinance Section 1201(B)(2)(a), or other zoning relief, to permit construction of a residential accessory structure (barn/garage) located forward of the front line of the principal residence on the Property; and alternatively, 2. A variance, or other zoning relief, from Zoning Ordinance Section 1603 to permit enlargement of a non-conforming structure (an accessory garage/barn) by more than fifty percent (50%) of the floor area; and 3. A special exception, or other zoning relief, to permit the proposed enlargement of the accessory barn/garage in excess of fifty percent (50%) of the existing floor area. Applicant’s property is located at 502 Elk Mills Road and is UPI No. 704-13.2. Applicant’s property is located in the AP Agricultural Preservation Zoning District and consists of approximately 6.5 acres. Applicant proposes construction of a 50’ by 20’ accessory residential structure (barn/garage). This is a second hearing on this application, after a remand from the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County, Pennsylvania. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the public hearing scheduled above and require an auxiliary aide, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact the Township Secretary at (610) 255-0634 to discuss how Elk Township may best accommodate your needs. Neil E. Land, Esquire, S o l i c i t o r , Brutscher, Foley, Milliner, Land & Kelly LLP, 213 East State Street,Kennett Square, PA 19348 10p-6-2t

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ESTATE OF HELEN JANE KEELEY a/k/a HELEN J. KEELEY, DECEASED. Late of London Britain Township, Chester County, PA. LETTERS TESTAMENTARY on the above Estate have been granted to the undersigned, who request all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent to make known the same and all persons indebted to the decedent to make payment without delay to LORA A. KEELEY, EXECUTRIX, c/o Catherine T. Duffy, Esq., 300 W. State St., Ste. 300, Media, PA 19063, Or to her Attorney: CATHERINE T. DUFFY, ECKELL, SPARKS, LEVY, AUERBACH, MONTE, SLOANE, MATTHEWS & AUSLANDER, PC, 300 W. State St., Ste. 300, Media, PA 19063 10p-6-3t

ESTATE NOTICE

ESTATE OF Norman G. Laffey, Sr., late of West Fallowfield Township, Chester County, Deceased. Letters Testamentary on the estate of the above-named Norman G. Laffey, Sr. having been granted to the undersigned, all persons having claims or demands against the estate of the said decedent are requested to make known the same and all persons indebted to the said decedent to make payment without delay to: Karen L. Kauffman and Andrew I. Laffey – Successor Co-Executors c/o

Attorney: Winifred Moran Sebastian, Esquire 208 E. Locust Street Address: P.O. Box 381 Oxford, PA 19363, Phone: 610-932-3838 10p-6-3t

INCORPORATION NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that on September 20, 2021 Articles of Incorporation were filed with the Department of State of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the purpose of obtaining a Certificate of Incorporation pursuant to the provisions of the Pennsylvania Business Corporation Law of 1988 approved December 21, 1988, P.L. 1444, No. 177, effective October 1, 1989, as amended. The name of the proposed corporation is: Go Fox Adventures Inc.. 10p-13-1t

AUCTION NOTICE:

DEStorage.com Newgarden Located at 710 Newark Rd Landenberg, PA 19350 Will be holding a Public ONLINE Auction at www.ibid4storage.com, Closing on October 27th ,at 10 AM. The following units will be sold because of nonpayment of rent pursuant to the Pennsylvania Self Service Storage Facilities Act. Auction bidding and additional information about the contents, including photographs, is available on www. ibid4storage.com. Sale and payment will take place at the storage facility. Containing: Furniture, household items, totes, clothing, and boxes, Marion Funk Unit # 3012. DEStorage.com Newgarden reserves the right to withdraw any storage unit from sale or cancel the sale without prior notice. 10p-13-2t

PUBLIC NOTICE

EAST NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP NOTICE OF SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING The Board of Supervisors of East Nottingham Township will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the Township Building located at 158 Election Road, Oxford, Pennsylvania. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the 2022 budget for East Nottingham Township. The Board may also consider such other business as may come before it. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the meeting identified above and require an auxiliary aide, service or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact East Nottingham Township at (610) 932-8494 to discuss how East Nottingham Township may best accommodate your needs. WINIFRED MORAN SEBASTIAN, ESQUIRE, SOLICITOR, EAST NOTTINGHAM TOWNSHIP 10p-13-1t

PUBLIC NOTICE

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NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

The Board of Supervisors of Penn Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania will consider the adoption of the” ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF “SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES” WITHIN TOWNSHIP’S PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF- WAY” at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the Township Building located at 260 Lewis Road, West Grove. A summary of the Ordinance follows: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE: The Board of Supervisors will enact Small Wireless Facilities Ordinance, establishing policies and procedures consistent with all applicable federal and state laws for the placement of Small Wireless Facilities and associated utility poles in the public rights-of-way of streets and roads consistent with the preservation of the integrity, safe usage, and visual qualities of the Township’s rights of way and the Township which shall apply to activities of a wireless provider within the right-of-way to deploy small wireless facilities and associates new utility poles with small wireless facilities attached, including but not limited to the following issues or subjects: zoning status, conflicts of law, definitions, uses, procedures for applications, permits and review, design criteria, facilities removal, restoration of rights-of way, indemnification, and severability. A complete copy of the Ordinance is available for examination at no charge and copies may be obtained at a charge not greater than the cost thereof at the Township Building located at the above address. A complete copy is also on file with this newspaper. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the public hearing scheduled above and require an auxiliary aide, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact Township Secretary at 610869-9620. R Samuel McMichael, Esquire, Solicitor, Penn Township 10p-13-1t

NOTICE OF ORDINANCE ADOPTION

The Board of Supervisors of New London Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania will consider the adoption of the” ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF “SMALL WIRELESS FACILITIES” WITHIN TOWNSHIP’S PUBLIC RIGHTS-OF- WAY” at their meeting on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Township Building located at 902 State Road, New London, PA. A summary of the Ordinance follows: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE: The Board of Supervisors will enact Small Wireless Facilities Ordinance, establishing policies and procedures consistent

with all applicable federal and state laws for the placement of Small Wireless Facilities and associated utility poles in the public rights-of-way of streets and roads consistent with the preservation of the integrity, safe usage, and visual qualities of the Township’s rights of way and the Township which shall apply to activities of a wireless provider within the right-of-way to deploy small wireless facilities and associates new utility poles with small wireless facilities attached, including but not limited to the following issues or subjects: zoning status, conflicts of law, definitions, uses, procedures for applications, permits and review, design criteria, facilities removal, restoration of rights-of way, indemnification, and severability. A complete copy of the Ordinance is available for examination at no charge and copies may be obtained at a charge not greater than the cost thereof at the Township Building located at the above address. A complete copy is also on file with this newspaper. If you are a person with a disability and wish to attend the public hearing scheduled above and require an auxiliary aide, service, or other accommodation to participate in the proceedings, please contact Township Secretary at 610-8698658. R Samuel McMichael, Esquire, Solicitor, New London Township 10p-13-1t

Sheriff Sale of Real Estate

By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the herein-described real estate will be sold at public sale in the Chester County Justice Center at 201 W Market Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3300, West Chester, Pennsylvania, as announced on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 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, November 22nd, 2021. 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. 21-10-107 Writ of Execution No. 2015-07822 DEBT $45,196.73 ALL THAT CERTAIN lot or piece of ground, SITUATE in Franklin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, bounded and described according to a final subdivision plan for Thompson Estates, made by Brandywine Valley Engineers, Inc. dated 4/28/1995, last revised 1/17/1996 and recorded in the Recorder of Deeds Office Chester County as Plan No. 13534 as follows, to wit: BEGINNING at an iron pin to be set (Typical) on the southerly side of Thompson Circle, a common corner of Lots 16 and 17 on said Plan, thence extending along Thompson Circle the four following courses and distances (1) North 52 degrees 06 minutes 19 seconds East 50.76 feet to a point of curve (2) in the arc of a circle curving to the right having a radius of 175.000 feed the arc distance of 97.02 feet to a point of tangent (3) North 83 degrees 52 minutes 13 seconds East 6.79 feet to a point of curve and (4) on the arc of a circle curving to the right having a radius of 25.00 feed the arc distance of 39.27 feet to a point of tangent on the Westerly side of Forrest Gump Road, thence extending along same, South 06 degrees 07 minutes 47 seconds, East 334.55 feet to a point, thence extending South 82 degrees 51 minutes 02 seconds West 89.50 feet to a point a corner of Lot 16 thence extending along said Lot, North 20 degrees 14 minutes 30 seconds West 317.81 feet to the first mentioned point and place of beginning. CONTAINING 45,704 square feet of 1.049 acres more or less. BEING Lot

17 on said Plan. BEING part of the same premises which Thomas C. Thompson and Edith D. Thompson, his wife by Deed dated 8/22/1996 and recorded in Chester County, in Record Book 4075 page 1615 conveyed unto Thompson Estate Homes, Inc., a Pennsylvania Corporation, its successors and/or assigns. Tax Parcel 72-2-61.17 PLAINTIFF: Wright Restoration Services, Inc VS DEFENDANT: Al Cruciano & Mary Jane Cruciano SALE ADDRESS: 139 Thompson Circle, Landenberg, PA 19350 PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: LAMB McERLANE PC 610-430-8000 N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time and place of sale. Payment must be paid in cash, certified check, or money order made payable to the purchaser or “Sheriff of Chester County”. The balance must be made payable to “Sheriff of Chester County” within twenty-one (21) days from the date of sale by 4PM. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 9p-29-3t

Sheriff Sale of Real Estate

By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the herein-described real estate will be sold at public sale in the Chester County Justice Center at 201 W Market Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3300, West Chester, Pennsylvania, as announced on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 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, November 22nd, 2021. 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. 21-10-125 Writ of Execution No. 2020-07387 DEBT $164,386.83 ALL THOSE CERTAIN LOTS OR PIECES OF GROUND SITUATE IN THE TOWNSHIP OF EAST NOTTINGHAM, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. Being Parcel Number: 690601700400 IMPROVEMENTS thereon: a residential property PLAINTIFF: Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee, for Ameriquest Mortgage Securities Inc., Asset-Backed PassThrough Certificates, Series 2004-R11 VS DEFENDANT: James Lafferty Jr. SALE ADDRESS: 114 Graves Road, Oxford, PA 19363 PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: ROBERTSON, ANSCHUTZ, SCHNEID, CRANE & PARTNERS, PLLC 855-225-6906 N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time and place of sale. Payment must be paid in cash, certified check, or money order made payable to the purchaser or “Sheriff of Chester County”. The balance must be made payable to “Sheriff of Chester County” within twentyone (21) days from the date of sale by 4PM. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 9p-29-3t

Sheriff Sale of Real Estate

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By virtue of the within mentioned writs directed to Sheriff Fredda L. Maddox, the herein-described real estate will be sold at public sale in the Chester County Justice Center at 201 W Market Street, 3rd Floor, Room 3300, West Chester, Pennsylvania, as announced on Thursday, October 21st, 2021 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, November 22nd, 2021. 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. 21-10-126 Writ of Execution No. 2021-02056 DEBT $287,658.04 ALL THAT CERTAIN, MESSAGE, LOT OR PIECE OF LAND SITUATE ON, IN THE TOWNSHIP OF NEW GARDEN, COUNTY OF CHESTER, STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA, BOUNDED AND DESCRIBED, AS FOLLOWS, TO WIT: All that certain lot or piece of ground, situate in the Township of New Garden, County of Chester and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, bounded and described according to a Final Subdivision Plan of Auburn Hills, prepared by Hillcrest Associates, Inc., dated 4-25-2002, last revised 11-26-2002 and recorded in Chester County as Plan No. 16614, as follows, to wit: Beginning at a point on the Southerly side of Cezanne Court Cul de sac, a corner of Lot No. 28 as shown on plan; thence from said point of beginning along the said side of Cezanne Court on the arc of a circle curving to the left having a radius of 60.00 feet the arc distance of 47.79 feet to a corner of Lot No. 33; thence along Lot No. 33 and also Lot No. 32 the 2 following courses and distances: (1) South 09 degrees 26 minutes 31 seconds West, through the bed of Sage Way (50 feet wide private right of way), 221.43 feet to a point of curve; (2) on the arc of a circle curving to the right having a radius of 150.00 feet the arc distance of 47.82 feet to a corner of Lot No. 30; thence along Lot No. 30 the following 3 courses and distances: (1) North 53 degrees 35 minutes 09 seconds West, crossing a drainage easement, 151.56 feet; (2) North 85 degrees 09 minutes 51 seconds West, 126.83 feet; (3) North 32 degrees 07 minutes 53 seconds West, 41.02 feet to a point in line of Lot No. 28; thence along Lot No. 28 the 2 following courses and distances: (1) North 52 degrees 07 minutes 30 seconds East, 264.07 feet; (2) South 82 degrees 58 minutes 05 seconds East, 74.43 feet to the first mentioned point and place of beginning. Being Lot No. 29 as shown on said plan. Together with and subject to the use of Sage Way (a common 50 feet wide private right of way) as shown on said plan. The 50 feet wide private right of way to be used and maintained by Lots No. 29, 30, 31 and 32 and to be used for public pedestrian access. New Garden Township shall have to right to access for maintenance vehicles and equipment. BEING THE SAME PROPERTY CONVEYED TO APRIL D. CUSTER WHO ACQUIRED TITLE BY VIRTUE OF A DEED FROM KATHRYN D. PEOPLES, DATED MARCH 5, 2014, RECORDED MARCH 6, 2014, AT DOCUMENT ID 11334490, AND RECORDED IN BOOK 8894, PAGE 58, OFFICE OF THE RECORDER OF DEEDS, CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA. PARCEL NO.: 60-5-15.22 PL AINTIFF: PNC Bank, National Association VS DEFENDANT: April Custer, AKA April D. Custer SALE ADDRESS: 101 Sage Way, Landenberg, PA 19350 PLAINTIFF ATTORNEY: MANLEY DEAS KOCHALSKI LLC 614-220-5611 N.B. Ten percent (10%) of the purchase money must be paid at the time and place of sale. Payment must be paid in cash, certified check, or money order made payable to the purchaser or “Sheriff of Chester County”. The balance must be made payable to “Sheriff of Chester County” within twenty-one (21) days from the date of sale by 4PM. FREDDA L. MADDOX, SHERIFF 9p-29-3t

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sideline. Jones made the last defender miss around the 4-yard line and raced into the end zone, giving Oxford a 21-14 lead with 1:15 left to play in the third quarter. From that point on, Oxford’s defense took over, surrendering just two more first downs to Great Valley for the remainder of the game. That defensive effort allowed Means to make the decision to go for the

fake punt instead of punting the ball back to the Patriots’ offense with about one minute to play. And that defensive effort is a big reason why the Hornets now have a 4-3 record heading into Week 8. Means’ decision to try to put the game away with a fake punt can’t be discounted, either. In the highly competitive Ches-Mont League, those decisions can loom large because the margin between success and failure is so small. Means also knew that, on the fake point, he had the

option of putting the ball in the hands of Pantalone. As the game progressed, Pantalone’s strong running wore down the Patriots’ defense a bit. He accounted for 81 rushing yards, and they were not easy yards. Everyone in maroon and white was pleased to send the Oxford faithful home happy after a good win. “It’s always great to get a win on Homecoming,” Means said.

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The football game The Bishop Shanahan marching band presented its game-time show just before the kickoff. Their football team, the Eagles, won by a score of 21 – 7. Just five minutes into

the game, Bishop Shanahan scored seven points following a 45-yard pass play. The Eagles followed up with a successful point-after kick. With six minutes left in the first quarter, Avon Grove succeeded in matching Bishop Shanahan’s scoring drive with a touchdown and extra point. The game was tied. Bishop Shanahan ended

the second quarter with another touchdown and point after on a pass reception with less than a minute left in the half. In the third quarter, the Eagles recovered a fumble and ran the ball 25 yards in to bring their score to 21. Avon Grove and Bishop Shanahan played a scoreless fourth quarter.

To contact Staff Writer Steven Hoffman, email editor@chestercounty.com.

A Hornet Homecoming Avon Grove’s Tommy Delgado pulls Avon Grove quarterback Connor Walsh away from a Bishop Shanahan tackle sets himself up for a pass. attempt.

Avon Grove’s Trevor Dosenbach, numThe Avon Grove team celebrates a ber 26, forestalls a Shanahan touchtouchdown. down with a tackle.

At halftime, Dean Hunsicker was announced as the Homecoming King, while Gina Martinelli was crowned the Homecoming Queen.

By Steven Hoffman Staff Writer As the parade stepped off at 5:30 p.m. last Friday evening, all the elements of a Hornet Homecoming were in place: There were festive floats and fire trucks; a spirited performance by the Oxford Cheer Team; the local businesses were decorated with signs reading “Go Hornets!”; and maroon and white was everywhere. The celebration seemed even more festive than usual this year, perhaps because everything had to be scaled back in consideration of the global pandemic in 2020.

Spectators lined up along the parade route on Third Street and at the entrance to the school campus to watch the action. The ten members of the Homecoming Court— Claire Howell, Dakota Jones, Dean Hunsicker, Julianne Snopkowski, Payton McKim-Cozart, Evan Pechin, Seth Pearson, Gina Martinelli, Dom Pantalone and Jordan Kane—all had a featured place in the parade. Each high school class was represented with a float that was festively decorated. This year’s theme for the floats was “Under the Sea.” The Oxford Area High School Marching Band, after

leading the Homecoming Parade through town, delivered another great performance of this year’s field show, “The Sounds of Bon Jovi.” At halftime of the football game, Hunsicker and Martinelli were crowned the Homecoming King and Queen. The school’s Senior Class was announced as the winner of the float contest. The Senior Class was also awarded the Spirit Stick after accumulating the most points during Spirit Week. And then the football team delivered a victory, a nice conclusion to a week dedicated to school pride.

Avon Grove’s Anthony Larusso, 32, West Grove Fire Company secretary makes his way through a band of Bill Wohl drives the company’s restored truck, Elsie, in the homecoming parade. Bishop Shanahan defenders.

The cheerleaders, dressed in pink, continued to boost the team during the game.

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SHORT-NOTICE PUBLIC AUCTION Valuable Real Estate and Personal Property Excellent Location 749 Market St., Oxford Boro, Chester Co, PA 19363 Saturday, Oct. 30, 9AM – Real Estate at 12:00 Noon The Oxford Area High School Marching Band.

Seth Pearson and Gina Martinelli.

The Oxford Area High School Marching Band led the Dom Pantalone and Jordan Kane parade and then performed at halftime.

Payton McKim-Cozart with Evan Pechin.

Students enjoyed participating the parade.

Dean Hunsicker and Julianne Snopkowski.

Each high school class was represented by a float.

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