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NEWLIN - A 95-year-old birthright Quaker from Unionville has taken on the task of organizing a tour of area meetinghouses.

"I really shouldn't be doing this. My hearing is bad and my eyesight is going," Ruth Thompson said of the event she is overseeing on July 19 and 20.

Still, she said she feels it is important to showcase the roots of her home meeting, London Grove, which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year.

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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:47:21 -0400 2014-07-11T12:47:21-04:00 2014-07-11T12:47:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Debt forces college grads to move back home]]>

Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his Bachelor's Degree collects dust. It's the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

"I'm kind of in the in-between mode," he said.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:31:36 -0400 2014-07-10T10:31:36-04:00 2014-07-11T09:51:02-04:00
<![CDATA[Battle of the Bands attracts youth to Kennett Flash]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:29:41 -0400 2014-07-10T11:29:41-04:00 2014-07-11T09:50:55-04:00 <![CDATA[Neilson Carlin to be featured at World Meeing of Families]]>

It may be over a year away, but Neilson Carlin has already been chosen for the opportunity to show off his work at the eighth World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22 to 27, 2015.

Carlin was contacted by Bishop John MacIntyre of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to create a painting of the Holy Family.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:00:10 -0400 2014-07-10T12:00:10-04:00 2014-07-10T12:00:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Proposed legislation would freeze school property taxes for seniors]]> By FRAN MAYE

fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com

Proposed legislation sponsored by state Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-9) to freeze school property taxes for senior citizens will be one of the first bills to be debated when state lawmakers return from summer recess later this year.

Pileggi, of Chadds Ford, the state Senate majority leader, wants to freeze property taxes for homeowners age 65 and older.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:32:35 -0400 2014-07-10T11:32:35-04:00 2014-07-10T11:32:40-04:00
<![CDATA[Best representing country in Nova Scotia]]> @CMonhollanDLN

It has been a whirlwind of a year for Unionville High School's Justin Best.

He was an integral part in getting the school's rowing club off the ground and was able to participate, alongside his brother, in the SRAA National Championship in May in the same inaugural season.

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Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:45:33 -0400 2014-07-10T10:45:33-04:00 2014-07-10T10:45:38-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Gardens' Main fountain garden to be demolished, rebuilt]]> BY MATT FREEMAN

For 21st-centurymedia.

The typical municipal government matter involves something the neighbors might be aware of, or a neighborhood. Rarely does it set in motion something people around the globe will notice.

But that's what the East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors did Monday night in issuing a demolition permit for the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens, for generations a destination for tourists from around the world.

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Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:40:35 -0400 2014-07-08T12:40:35-04:00 2014-07-08T12:40:39-04:00
<![CDATA[A milkman returns]]> We acknowledge that the times have changed since the Daily Local News looked around and found itself in the latter stages of the 20th century.

We admit that the Brave New World we now find ourselves in affords us benefits that our friends from the 1950s and 1960s could not have imagined. Every time we turn on or desktop computers - or laptops, or tablets, or smartphones, or what have you - we have access to information and contact with people that would boggle the mind of our enighbors from that golden age.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:02:24 -0400 2014-07-07T11:02:24-04:00 2014-07-07T11:02:29-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH -- The skies were bright over Longwood Gardens on Friday night as an estimated 6,000 spectators honored the nation's 238th birthday with cheers and applause during the annual Independence Day fireworks display.

Longwood offered a full platter, not only with the show from above, but with refreshments, fountains, a barbecue and patriotic music throughout.

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Mon, 07 Jul 2014 10:43:07 -0400 2014-07-07T10:43:07-04:00 2014-07-07T10:43:50-04:00
<![CDATA[Obama is a Minor Leaguer compared to other presidents.]]> There's been a lot of noise during the past 6 years, especially on Fox News, talk radio, and TEA folks complaining about how many executive orders the Obama administration has issued during his terms as president. Speaker of the House John Boehner announced last week that he's filing a law suit against the Obama administration for its use of executive orders to change laws.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 10:50:09 -0400 2014-07-06T10:50:09-04:00 2014-07-06T10:50:12-04:00
<![CDATA[Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH -- The skies were bright over Longwood Gardens on Friday night as an estimated 6,000 spectators honored the nation's 238th birthday with cheers and applause during the annual Independence Day fireworks display.

Longwood offered a full platter, not only with the show from above, but with refreshments, fountains, a barbecue and patriotic music throughout.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:27:32 -0400 2014-07-06T09:27:32-04:00 2014-07-06T09:27:45-04:00
<![CDATA[East Marlborough resident is the milkman in town]]>

Remember when the milkman would deliver farm fresh milk, butter and eggs to doorsteps early in the morning?

Well, he's back.

Kevin Quinlan of East Marlborough has teamed up with Baily's Dairy at Pocopson Meadow Farm to bring fresh farm products to the doors of residents living in the Kennett, Unionville, Chadds Ford and West Chester areas.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:24:05 -0400 2014-07-06T09:24:05-04:00 2014-07-06T09:24:16-04:00
<![CDATA[Amendment gives school charters some relief]]> The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a pending special education bill amendment that many say will forestall a potential collapse of brick and mortar charter schools in the state.

Avon Grove Charter Head of School Kevin Brady said on June 18 - the evening of the charter's graduation - "(Senate Majority Leader) Pileggi added an amendment that will give us at least a year's relief.

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:21:48 -0400 2014-07-06T09:21:48-04:00 2014-07-06T09:21:52-04:00
<![CDATA[Jennersville Victory]]> In a close meet, Jennersville Y Barracudas defeated Upper Main Line Y, 240 to 227.

The meet came down to the second to last race during which Lauren Tupper, 18, came from behind in the freestyle medley, delivering a win for Jennersville.

Photos by Chris Barber

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Sun, 06 Jul 2014 09:19:42 -0400 2014-07-06T09:19:42-04:00 2014-07-06T09:20:06-04:00
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