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My 2 Cents Do We Really Want to Lose Human Skills? by Mike Cannatelli There is new evidence that suggests the link between handwriting and educational development is very closely linked. The study shows that children not only learn to read more quickly |Jun 26, 2014

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Mighty Milledge brings DBA awareness to Kennett |Jul 3, 2014

Every night, Milledge Estes is hooked up to an infusion line through his leg for 12 hours to receive medicine and make sure his iron levels stay normal. He has also gone through more than 100 blood transfusions since he was born.

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Debt forces college grads to move back home |Jul 10, 2014

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.

New Garden police chief pushes for speed bumps |Jun 26, 2014

Though it’s not something that has happened on his watch as Chief of Police, Gerald Simpson is looking to prevent pedestrian fatalities in New Garden Township after reading an article regarding Vision Zero in New York City.

Unionville Quaker organizes meetinghouse tour |Jul 11, 2014

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

Local Baden-Powell scouting association groups forming |Jul 6, 2014

Have you ever heard of Baden-Powell Scouting Association? There is a new group forming in southern Chester county. Formed in 2006, Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) is an independent and traditional style scouting association that perpetuates the principles and practices of scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907.

FIREWORKS |Jun 26, 2014

Longwood Gardens Celebrate America at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 on July 4. There is an entrance fee. Celebrate Independence Day with well-loved patriotic selections such as “The Olympic Fanfare,” “Victory at Sea,” “The Colonel Bogey March,” “The Winds of War,” “King’s Row,” “Armed Forces Medley,” “The Stars & Stripes,” “The National Anthem” and more.

Obama is a Minor Leaguer compared to other presidents. |Jul 6, 2014

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.

Kennett merchants take their wares outside |Jul 18, 2014

This weekend, July 19 and 20, will be the annual Sidewalk Sale by the Kennett merchants in uptown Kennett Square. On Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 20 it is open 11 a.m.

Third on Third catching on in Oxford |Jun 26, 2014

OXFORD - If one night out a month is good, why not two?

Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza |Jul 7, 2014

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.

Jennersville Victory |Jul 6, 2014

In a close meet, Jennersville Y Barracudas defeated Upper Main Line Y, 240 to 227.

East Marlborough resident is the milkman in town |Jul 6, 2014

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

Spring Brook Farm is too valuable a resource to lose |Jun 26, 2014

Take a good look at the photo inserted into this editorial. It is a photo taken last year of a special needs child from the Child and Career Development Center at the Chester County Intermediate Unit visiting The Barn at Spring Brook in Pocopson Township.

Chesco Pops to perform at Oxford High School |Jul 6, 2014

As part of its Summer 2014 series, the Chester County Pops Orchestra will return to Oxford Area High School for a performance on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors age 62 and over, and free for students and children.

Halfway house escape earns E. Nottingham man jail time |Jul 6, 2014

By MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN mrellahan@dailylocal.com

Amendment gives school charters some relief |Jul 6, 2014

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.

Remembering artists Boots and Polly |Jun 26, 2014

I was startled recently to discover that apparently many Kennett area residents were unaware that two of the outstanding local artists had died. One was Mary Clark Keyser, known as “Boots” and the other was Marion Boyle Guthrie known as “Polly.

Christina’s world? Maine. Wyeth world? Chadds Ford |Jul 6, 2014

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — A recent review of an Andrew Wyeth show calls his famous painting “Christina’s World” the “best-loved worst painting in history.”

Galloway offers retirement severance |Jul 18, 2014

WEST GROVE -- Veteran borough Police Chief Errol Galloway has offered to retire pending a severance offer from Council.

A simple way to grow a lot of food |Jun 26, 2014

Last week I received an e-mail from West Chester resident Don Knabb. He wrote, “We have always grown in raised beds, even before square foot gardening became popular. But when Mel Bartholomew’s first book came out we followed his advice pretty closely.

Is clover the secret to a perfect lawn? |Jul 6, 2014

The plush, velvety American lawn gets a bad rap these days, but it’s not without some justification. That uniform green, tempting call to going barefoot comes with a variety of costs: herbicides, pesticides, consumption of fossil fuel, erosion, habitat loss, water use, and runoff contributing to small-stream flooding.

Changing the façade of Philadelphia Museum of Art |Jul 6, 2014

We are all familiar with the front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, standing tall above the Schuylkill, housing some of the finest examples of great art. But did you know they want to change those sacred steps that Rocky climbed? Well, that isn’t really settled yet.

Bulletproof vests donated to CCSPCA |Jul 18, 2014

By KENDAL GAPINSKI kgapinski@dailylocal.com

West Nile Virus found in county trap |Jul 18, 2014

UWCHLAN – County health officials on Wednesday announced the West Nile Virus was recently discovered for the first time this year in a mosquito trap placed in the township.

Get your kids involved in the National Parks Junior Ranger program |Jul 18, 2014

Recently my family and I went on vacation and we visited several of the National Parks out west including Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. We had been there before but when the boys were much younger.

There’s still time for a vegetable garden |Jul 18, 2014

The idea of a fall vegetable garden can be a bit misleading. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that the label “fall” indicated harvest time, not planting time. Granted, in July and August, while we’re swimming in 90+-degree heat, it’s a challenge to remember that the longest day of the year is long past.