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January 5, 2016 | By Justine McDaniel, Staff Writer
After nearly three years of preservation efforts, a West Chester park will be kept from development - but the fight for funds is still not over for supporters of the property known as Barclay Grounds. The Borough of West Chester closed on the sale of the 1.3-acre lot from a private owner, after 21/2 years of efforts to raise enough money to buy it. "We're all elated," said John Cottage, head of the Barclay Grounds Preservation Alliance, which raised $200,000 for the purchase.
NEWS
December 29, 2015
CHESTER COUNTY Dinniman is honored by West Chester University WEST CHESTER State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) was awarded West Chester University's President's Medal for Service last week. Dinniman, a longtime faculty member at the university, was recognized for leadership and service to the school and students. "Like public service, part of the joy of teaching is having the opportunity to work with a diverse group of individuals from all walks of life," he said in a statement.
NEWS
December 26, 2015 | By Mari A. Schaefer, Staff Writer
The next time you drag a grocery item over the bar code scanner, remember Francis Xavier Beck Jr. Mr. Beck, 89, of West Chester, who helped develop the checkout method that made shopping much faster, died Sunday, Dec. 20, from complications of a stroke. Born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Mr. Beck was attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1944 when he volunteered to serve in the Navy. He was assigned to the Huntington, a Fargo-class light cruiser, and he received the American Theater Medal and the Victory Medal.
FOOD
December 18, 2015
For your best cheese . . . or your best cheese-loving friend Gift a foodie friend - or yourself - with a stylish accompaniment to your favorite cheeses: a set of sleek knives and a cutting board in warm copper and wood tones. - Samantha Melamed Beck Cheese Board and Three Copper Cheese Knives Set, $49.95 at Crate & Barrel, at the Cherry Hill Mall and King of Prussia Mall, and at  crateandbarrel.com   A mix of tastes and textures West Chester chocolatier Éclat's latest offering is pretty enough to give as a gift.
NEWS
December 9, 2015 | By Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
WHAT IS IT with guys and their balls? They get to talking about them and they just can't stop. There I was last week at La Colombe coffee shop at 6th and Market with two of them - guys, not balls - and they just went on and on: Size matters, although bigger is not always better. (If you say so.) You can't just start tossing them around with no strategy. (Indeed. That sounds downright dangerous.) A few bad throws and there goes your confidence and your game. Yeah . . . I said game.
SPORTS
December 3, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State freshman running back Saquon Barkley earned second-team all-Big Ten honors in the offensive awards announced by the conference Tuesday night. Barkley was voted to the second team by coaches and media. The 5-foot-11, 222-pounder from Copley, Pa., rushed for 1,007 yards during the regular season, a Penn State record for a freshman and fourth in the Big Ten, despite missing two games and part of a third with an injury. He averaged 6.1 yards per carry and scored seven touchdowns.
NEWS
November 25, 2015 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
Sparkling blue flags waved and 600 feet stepped in time as the West Chester University marching band sent a holiday tune into the darkening November sky. With drums and flutes, trumpets and clarinets, the students last week turned a campus blacktop into the winter wonderland they hope to create near New York City's Herald Square on Thursday. That's when the college musicians will have 75 seconds to dazzle tens of millions of viewers with "Winter Wonderland. " The band is one of 10 high school and college bands nationwide selected to perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which typically generates huge television ratings and draws thousands to New York's streets.
NEWS
November 19, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bernard F. Filippone, 84, a stockbroker and longtime resident of the Overbrook Farms section of Philadelphia, died Thursday, Nov. 5, of Alzheimer's disease at Barclay Friends in West Chester. Known for his friendly, gentle nature and devilish sense of humor, Mr. Filippone made a point of helping anyone in need, his family said. He was born to Italian immigrant parents and grew up in Narberth. He graduated from St. Thomas More High School before earning a bachelor's degree in economics from Villanova University.
NEWS
November 17, 2015 | BY REGINA MEDINA, Daily News Staff Writer medinar@phillynews.com, 215-854-5985
VINCENT MARGERA, of Chester County, the often-incomprehensible Uncle Don Vito from the MTV series "Viva La Bam" and "Jackass," died yesterday of liver and kidney failure, his sister-in-law said. He was 59. Margera, who was born in Chester and had been living in West Chester, had been in and out of Chester County Hospital since falling into a coma last month, April Margera told the Daily News . She is the mother of the series' star, Bam Margera. "He had emergency dialysis and he came out of it and was actually able to go home.
NEWS
November 9, 2015 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
In a project that shows how shopping centers are evolving, a 111,000-square-foot Wegmans market is set to open at 7 a.m. Sunday as the centerpiece of a $100 million development in Glen Mills, Delaware County. The project, to be built in two phases on the 38-acre site on Route 202, will house six other buildings besides Wegmans, and will be called Brandywine Mills. Peter Miller, president of Carlino Commercial Development of West Conshohocken, which is financing the project, said centers are focusing more on services than clothes.
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