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New Garden man arrested for allegedly abusing young girl |Jan 13, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A 32-year-old man is behind bars on $2 million cash bail after he was arrested for allegedly abusing a young girl over a five-year period, according to township police.

The covered bridges of Chester County |Jan 3, 2015

“They don’t build ‘em like that anymore…”

The many Quaker Meetinghouses of Chester County |Jan 6, 2015

Religious persecution historically has caused millions of people around the world to seek a better, friendlier place to live. In the 17th century, there were many dissenters in Great Britain who disagreed with the policies of the Church of England.

My Two Cents: What happened to human innovation |Jan 5, 2015

An article in Aeon magazine asked the question: “Why has human progress ground to a halt? Yes we still are inventing things, but most are simply improvements of things already developed. For new technology, it is not at the pace of what they referred to as the golden era from 1945-1971.

Pickleball blends sports to draw fans |Jan 12, 2015

A familiar sound echoes throughout the large gymnasium in the YMCA’s Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center in West Chester — the shuffling of sneakers against the shiny wooden floor. But it is there that the familiarity ends.

Reason for Kennett Square’s success lies in the people |Jan 10, 2015

“We’re a booming town and we’re getting bigger and bigger. We’re a happening town now.”

Smart Health: Concussions — What parents and athletes must know |Jan 3, 2015

Extreme physical sports such as football, soccer (headers), lacrosse, hockey, equestrian, and any other sport where physical impacts occur repeatedly can increase the likelihood of injuries and concussions.

Chadds Ford man creates display to pay tribute to police officers |Jan 2, 2015

CHADDS FORD >> A Chadds Ford man, who proudly shows his loyalty for his college by lighting up his lawn every holiday season, has changed his message to show support for the New York Police Department.

Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight |Jan 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it’s never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

Oxford School Board audit is clean |Jan 27, 2015

OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District received a clean report for the past year from their new auditors, and are now working toward the 2015-16 school year budget.

Chester County’s first baby of 2015 is “an angel of the goddesses” |Jan 6, 2015

PAOLI >> Chester County’s first baby of 2015 came into the world while people were still popping their champagne corks for the new year.

Wyeth painting dedicated to Downingtown school |Jan 10, 2015

DOWNINGTOWN >> An Andrew Wyeth painting was dedicated Monday to East Ward Elementary School in honor of a student who died earlier this year from cancer.

West Grove gets a new ambulance |Jan 12, 2015

WEST GROVE >> On Monday, almost two weeks after Christmas, the new West Grove Fire Company ambulance was still wearing a red ribbon.

A new ambulance for the Oxford Union Fire Company |Jan 13, 2015

OXFORD >> It always feels good to get a new car. The joy is even heightened when it’s the fire company getting it, and the acquisition is a new ambulance.

Football: Kennett, Oxford in need of new football coaches |Jan 3, 2015

Since resurrecting its program in 2005, Kennett didn’t have a winning season until 2011 when the Blue Demons went 6-4 in Green’s second season. In 2012, Kennett went 7-3, barely missing the Class AAAA District 1 playoffs.

Noted preservationist Nancy Mohr created recipe for old-fashioned family dinners |Jan 10, 2015

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Tony Scheivert takes over as new township manager in New Garden |Jan 27, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Tony Scheivert has always liked dealing with people. He likes being around people and solving problems.

Downwind: Jamie Wyeth retrospective coming to Brandwyine River Museum of Art |Jan 12, 2015

The first major retrospective of the art of Jamie Wyeth will open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Jan. 17 and run through April 5. The show will feature more than 100 works and examines six decades of his work which pretty much covers his entire life as he was born in 1946.

Old Timers |Jan 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Anyone who stops at Burton’s Barbershop in Kennett Square knows that no matter how cold the winter, it’s never too early to start talking baseball.

Exciting Jamie Wyeth show creates a mob scene |Jan 27, 2015

It is always pleasing to be invited to the opening of an important art show, and the Brandywine River Museum of Art created it last weekend. It opened the largest retrospective exhibition of work by artist Jamie Wyeth, and it is a fascinating show.

College Basketball: Pendelton’s career night paces Lincoln |Jan 5, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> In the past, Lincoln women’s basketball team had stretches where they would build up momentum, only to find it snapped by a holiday hiatus.

Smart Money: The ins and outs of 529 college savings plans |Jan 5, 2015

For many people, their biggest expenses in life are funding retirement, buying a home and paying for their children’s college education — or a portion of it, anyway. Setting aside money for these and other financial goals is difficult, especially when you’re trying to save for them all simultaneously and from a young age.

Downwind: The 33rd Christmas in Miniature |Jan 2, 2015

If in all the hurry and bustle of Christmas being so close to Thanksgiving has thrown your Christmas shopping out of kilter, stop by the Chadds Ford Gallery by Dec. 31. The collection of knock out small paintings done by local artists is amazing.

Great Outdoors: New Years resolutions and more |Jan 10, 2015

And there we have it, another year in the books.

From the Ground Up: Reflections on the gifts of every season |Jan 5, 2015

When I was a child, one of the things I looked forward to at the holidays was my father’s annual reading of the story, “Christmas Every Day.” Written in 1892 by William Dean Howell, the story tells of a young girl who asks her papa to tell her a story.

From the Ground Up: Looking back and looking forward |Jan 12, 2015

This week we are well into the beginning of 2015. Before leaping ahead, I want to pause a moment in the doorway of this new year and look back to remember some of the people who made the past year special for me.

Smart Money: Be smart, keep an eye on your identity |Jan 2, 2015

You’d have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there’s a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world.

MLK’s words ring true in Kennett and the world |Jan 27, 2015

On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

Great Outdoors: Enjoying the holiday week |Jan 3, 2015

I hope everyone had exactly the kind of Christmas that they wanted. Mine was quite good. My husband and I usually aren’t big on exchanging gifts with each other, but this year he went overboard.

From the Ground Up: Spinning some Christmas magic |Jan 2, 2015

I’ve wished many times that I had a better image of it; but taken years ago on my old “flip” cell phone, the photo is grainy and a bit fuzzy. And I was never able to send photos from my phone, so I don’t have a copy to share with you.

Smart Money: Plan a home remodel that pays off |Jan 6, 2015

There was a time when contractors building McMansion-style home additions or Michelin-worthy kitchens were a regular sight in many neighborhoods — until around 2006, when the Great Recession began to take hold.

‘Comedy of Errors’ pantomime is a delight |Jan 29, 2015

The Kennett High School auditorium was almost sold out for the first performance of this year’s pantomime in the English tradition, “Comedy of Errors and Pirates.” It didn’t make a lot of sense, and that is how it ought to be.

Performance Golf: Turn and burn |Jan 29, 2015

As I watch the snow fall in what may turn out to be quite a storm, I realize that many of you are not about to go out and hit golf balls this week, so let’s add to our list of exercises that you can do to improve your golf swing.

Former director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center arrested |Jan 29, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> The woman who led the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Toughkenamon for eight years has been charged by police with theft and receiving stolen property.