May 29, 2016 |
Allie Murray thought she was never going to play lacrosse again. She had already graduated from Notre Dame in three years and spent the following year working with kids at a community center in South Bend, Ind. As she searched for graduate schools, her mother, Ellen, told her to have low expectations because she only had one year of eligibility. The goalie began preparing as if her playing days were behind her. Her Notre Dame career included 15 starts, a 9.87 goals-allowed average and 104 saves.
May 8, 2016 |
For the last 10 years, Sharon Nelton has been getting into her car a couple of days a week and driving from her home in West Chester to school in nearby Exton. There, she studies film and teaches contemporary literature - and, at 78, has the time of her life. What draws her, she says, is "a hunger for being around intellectual people. " Nelton is one of more than 1,000 seniors who take part in a lifelong learning program sponsored by Widener University, and offered primarily at an Exton campus.
March 30, 2016 |
An affiliate of Huntingdon Valley-based Toll Management Co. has sold a 47,900-square-foot office building at the Whiteland Business Park in Exton for $3.14 million. The property at 740 Springdale Dr. was sold to Springdale Properties LLC, which already owns three other buildings in the office park and is headquartered there, according to Lieberman Earley & Co. principal Phil Earley, who helped broker the transaction. Springdale plans extensive upgrades to the newly purchased property, known as One Whiteland Plaza, which is now only 35 percent leased, Earley said Monday.
February 17, 2016 |
Police in Chester County renewed calls Monday for information about a missing 14-year-old boy who last week walked away from a center for children with developmental and intellectual disabilities. John Thomas Parker, whose family lives in Washington, D.C., left the Devereux Leo Learning Center, in West Whiteland Township, at 2:30 p.m. on Feb. 9. About an hour later, he boarded a Philadelphia-bound SEPTA train in Exton, West Whiteland Township police said. Parker had asked people at the Exton station how to get to the nation's capital, police said.
December 21, 2015 |
Renee Washington's descent from financial comfort to near-homelessness took nine years. In that time, the 56-year-old West Chester resident was laid off from a $40,000-a-year job and lost her mother to cancer. Three years later, Washington, by then with no health insurance, also was found to have the disease. That devastating events exhausted Washington's finances. The administrative assistant lost her longtime family home. Within weeks of having to leave, she turned to Home of the Sparrow.
October 25, 2015 |
Eric Yates was diagnosed with glaucoma when he was 13. Doctors eventually told his parents, Cindy and Roy, to take their son to Wills Eye Hospital in Center City for surgery. The family lives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Eric could not stay at the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House because of food allergies, so his parents worried about living arrangements during their son's treatment. Then their social worker at Wills Eye told them about a nonprofit that pays for hotel stays for families with sick children - the Kolbe Fund.
September 16, 2015 |
The long: Suburban party venues offer rooms of moon bounces (and other giant, blown-up amusements), rooms to eat pizza and cake, cheerful staffers to keep things moving. The short: Our city needs one of these. The demo: 34 inches and up. The layout: Enter through the gift shop. Watch a safety movie. Spend a fast hour climbing into and jumping around a dozen big, red, yellow and purple inflated slides, climbs, nets, courses and rooms. Then move into a party room to chill out, eat. Local locations: Cherry Hill, Exton, Langhorne, Oaks, 42 more nationwide.
August 7, 2015 |
iPipeline, a life-insurance and financial-services software maker based in Exton, has been sold to Thoma Bravo L.L.C., a private-equity firm with offices in San Francisco and Chicago, the companies announced Wednesday. The price was not disclosed. iPipeline, founded in 1995, employs more than 400 and had $60.7 million in revenue in 2013, according the 2014 Inc. 5000 ranking of fast-growing companies. The sellers were venture-capital firms NewSpring Capital, of Radnor; Technology Crossover Ventures, of Palo Alto, Cal.; and Volition Capital, of Boston.
July 31, 2015 |
Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, owner of Exton Square Mall in Chester County, plans to demolish the site's Kmart building and replace it with a large-format organic grocery store. PREIT chief executive Joseph Coradino told analysts in a conference call Wednesday that the grocer would be named in the coming days. A lease for 55,000 square feet has been executed, he said. Philadelphia-based PREIT also has identified a dine-in movie theater and a bowling-and-entertainment center as prospective tenants for the former site of a 118,000-square-foot J.C. Penney Co. store at Exton Square, Coradino said.
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.