July 13, 2015 |
One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region's communities. With its rolling hills, horse farms, and villages, West Vincent Township is, to many people relocating from other states, their vision of Pennsylvania, says veteran real estate agent Kathleen McQuilkin. "West Vincent is quintessential Chester County," says McQuilkin, an agent with Re/Max Professional Realty in Exton and first vice president of the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors.
July 6, 2015 |
When Kristen Breslin faces an obstacle, she turns it into an opportunity - not the easy way out. Midway through the Great Recession, she could feel the end of the road for her job at an auto-parts store looming, and decided it was time to build a new skill set and move on. "I was like, 'You know what? No one is ever going to pay me to punch buttons on a computer,' " the Norristown woman recounted in her a matter-of-fact way. She'd been part of what many consider "a man's world" working at the parts counter; it took her some time to build rapport with her mechanic and gearhead customers.
June 14, 2015 |
Don Rossi wanted country living with easy access to major roads. His wife, Marian Rossi, wanted a historic house. It was 1991, and the couple, recently married, were relocating to the Philadelphia area from upstate Pennsylvania for Don's job. So, the two spread out a map, pinned the most desirable areas, and happily settled on what they've christened Terra Sanctum, a circa 19th-century house nestled on a wooded wonderland in Exton. The one-acre property was once part of a larger tract owned by William Penn.
June 4, 2015 |
Joseph T. Hess, 66, of Cape May, former owner of a Philadelphia construction firm involved in plastering restoration work at the Academy of Music and the Union League, died of melanoma Saturday, May 30, at Cape Regional Medical Center in Cape May Court House. Born in Havertown, Mr. Hess graduated from Cardinal O'Hara High School in 1966 and earned a bachelor's degree in accounting at Villanova University in 1970, where he was a member of the Accounting Society, his wife of 41 years, Doriel, said.
May 28, 2015 |
Royal Paper Products, a manufacturer and distributor of janitorial and restaurant supplies, will move into a new 160,000-square-foot factory in Exton on June 13, the company said Tuesday in a statement. The facility will accommodate Royal Paper's 45 employees, according to the company, which is moving from Coatesville, where it was founded 65 years ago. The company's products include take-out packages, food-storage bags, and rubber gloves. It claims credit for being among the nation's first suppliers of lobster bibs and paper placemats featuring the Chinese Zodiac.
March 22, 2015 |
Population: 18,389 (2014) Median household income: $90,521 (2014) Area: 18.3 square miles Settlements in the last three months: 52 Homes for sale: 43 Average days on market: 53 Median sale price: $312,000 Housing stock: 6,748 units - condos, townhouses and single-family detached School district: West Chester Area SOURCES: Realtors Property Resource; Kathleen McQuilkin, Re/Max Professional Realty, Exton; David Ashe,...
February 16, 2015 |
Two teenagers were ejected from a car and killed Saturday night after their minivan was struck by a pickup truck on Route 100 in Exton, according to police. The two passengers, ages 18 and 19, were pronounced dead at the scene following the crash at 6:55 p.m., said Steve Benson, an Uwchlan Township Police sergeant. Four other people were in the minivan, Benson said, and were treated for injuries at Paoli Hospital. The driver of the pickup truck, who was not identified, was in custody, awaiting potential criminal charges, Benson said.
October 28, 2014
Sabre Systems Inc. , a Warminster provider of professional services to U.S. government agencies and commercial clients, promoted Marie Jarabak to vice president, business development from director of business development. BakerHostetler , a Philadelphia law firm, hired Jeffry W. Duffy as counsel. He served as a foreign service officer with extensive experience in East Asia for the United States Department of State. eXude , a Philadelphia employee benefits consulting firm, hired Karla Chin as president of its Workplace & Executive Wellness Division.
May 1, 2014 |
Hello there Patrick, who grew up in West Chester, had been living and teaching English in Korea for just two months when he posted his profile on a website for English speakers. That's where he met Erica. She grew up in Busan, Korea, studied hospitality at the University of Delaware, and interned and worked at hotels in South Carolina for two years before moving to Seoul, where she worked as a project manager for Rosetta Stone. They were amazed that Erica, now 29, was at Delaware when Patrick lived less than an hour away in West Chester, and that she was in South Carolina when he was studying history at the University of South Carolina.
March 31, 2014 |
Some people, and some companies, look for stability when faced with tumultuous times. Exton-based WPCS International is trying a slightly different tack in meeting its challenges. WPCS, which says it employs about 250 in designing and building communications infrastructure, is diving into bitcoin. Or rather, the technology of trading bitcoin. In existence - virtually - for only a few years, bitcoin is digital money. No central government authority backs bitcoin, as the U.S. government does with the dollar and as other governments do with their currencies.