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Kennett Democrats Facebook page hacked |Oct 2, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> With just weeks until the general election, the Facebook page of the Kennett Area Democrats was hacked and deleted, and some Democratic leaders say the timing of the crime is more than a coincidence.

Stink bugs making a big comeback locally |Sep 27, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> They’re back, and this year their numbers are bigger than ever.

Football: Unionville stymies Kennett |Oct 8, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Unionville coach Pat Clark knew the best way to defend Kennett would be to force the ball out of the hands of option quarterback Nick Dunlevy.

Thousands celebrate Founders’ Day |Oct 2, 2014

Pocopson >> It was a day of fun and games at Pocopson Park as people flocked out to celebrate the eighth annual Founders’ Day on Sept. 28.

Ex-candidate’s lawyer says Walker faces criminal probe |Sep 29, 2014

Former Republican state House candidate Cuyler Walker, who declined to provide an explanation in Commonwealth Court for withdrawing from his race, is facing a police investigation related to what his attorney claims to be “intense negative rumors and innuendos.

Longwood Garden’s bathrooms may be best in country |Sep 30, 2014

At Longwood Gardens, the nation’s most visited public garden, everything is beautiful — even the restrooms.

New Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum of Art |Sep 28, 2014

Artist Andrew Wyeth created thousands of watercolor and pencil drawings over his seven-decade career. Luckily for us he didn’t throw them away. A new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, “Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought” is composed of 23 studies that were created outdoors or from memory in the studio as a basis for four paintings, also on display.

Thousands expected for Unionville Community Fair |Sep 24, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> A homemade beer and wine contest is just one of the new features at the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, at the Landhope Fairgrounds near routes 926 and 82.

The Millenials — How they could affect our society |Oct 5, 2014

The Millennials are the demographic group born after 1980. The oldest members of their group are now beginning to get involved in the political process, so their views and beliefs will greatly affect the rest of us as they eventually take over the reigns of government.

Fountain Garden to get $90 million restoration |Oct 2, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Longwood Gardens will begin work next month on a $90 million restoration of the 5-acre Main Fountain Garden that has thrilled guests for nearly 60 years.

Spotlight of the Week: Gianelos captures singles title |Oct 5, 2014

Tennis has always been in Eleni Gianelos’ blood since she was born.

New safety measure for ice hockey coming to county |Oct 10, 2014

Thomas Smith was just any ordinary hockey player with a dream of landing a scholarship to play at the collegiate level and someday making it to a pro team.

Ross nomination as Walker replacement comes under fire |Oct 8, 2014

Harrisburg >> Several people are challenging Chester County Republicans’ nomination of Chris Ross to replace former candidate Cuyler Walker in the 158th state House race.

John Wood remembered as a ‘visionary’ |Oct 14, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> When John Wood had a vision that ultimately helped to form Kennett’s After The Bell Program, he knew the focus had to be on volunteerism and community spirit.

Football: Green’s three touchdowns lead Henderson past Unionville |Oct 5, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> When Tre Green takes the field, the only thought going on in his mind is doing the best job he can to help West Chester Henderson win.

Republicans appoint Chris Ross to fill 158th District vacancy |Sep 28, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> State Rep. Chris Ross was selected as the Republican candidate to run in the 158th district Sunday night, replacing Cuyler Walker who resigned for personal reasons.

Behind the Scenes: Eastern State full of fun and fear for Halloween |Oct 10, 2014

Philadelphia >> Halloween has always been one of my two favorite holidays of all time. On a normal, day-to-day basis, I’m not a fan of fear, but there’s something about the month of October which allows me to push that feeling aside as I drop a lot of cash to go to “haunted” places, watch marathons of horror movies and don crazy costumes to dish out my own share of spooks.

Kennett Homecoming King and Queen! |Sep 26, 2014

P.J. O’Sullivan and Kirsten Sharp were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during homecoming festivities Friday night at Kennett High. The homecoming court: KHS 2014 Homecoming Court: Boys: Justin Hall, Timmy Louie, Nick Meola, P.

Kennett Square Borough Manager Brant Kucera accepts job in Oregon |Sep 26, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough Manager Brant Kucera is leaving Kennett Square for the west coast.

Cops: Alleged New Garden thieves distract victims |Oct 8, 2014

New Garden >> Township police are investigating a burglary after three men used a distraction technique during a Friday afternoon incident in the 100 block of Ewart Road.

Girls Soccer: Baxter, Weiderhold goals lead Cougars past Unionville to stay unbeaten in Ches-Mont National |Oct 13, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> It was a night game on the pitch as Unionville (7-3-0) played host to Downingtown East (7-0-3) Oct. 6. East, behind goals from Madison Baxter and Brittany Weiderhold, were able to hold on and beat Unionville 2-1 in a Ches-Mont game.

Ice hockey: Hockey is back with start of Hicks Cup tournament |Oct 9, 2014

West Goshen >> It has felt like a long off-season since West Chester Rustin was crowned state champions in March, but hockey is finally in the air as Ice Line filled with eight teams competing in the Hicks Cup preseason tournament Monday night.

Rechenberg crowned Unionville Fair Queen |Sep 30, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> Carly Rechenberg, 17, a student at Unionville High School, was crowned Unionville Community Fair queen last week. Ellen Dunbar was selected fair queen alternate, and Shannon White, fair princess and Sarah Taylor, fair princess alternate.

From the Ground Up: The year of no hydrangea blossoms |Sep 28, 2014

There are two great reasons for growing hydrangeas. First, the blossoms are born in lovely, showy heads. Second, hydrangeas are reliable, blooming year after year without much effort on the part of the gardener.

Republican candidate Walker for 158th District seat steps down |Sep 25, 2014

East Marlborough Supervisor Cuyler Walker suddenly withdrew as the Republican candidate for the 158th State Representative District, saying personal issues are getting in the way of campaigning.

GOP to meet Sunday to replace Walker in 158th District |Sep 25, 2014

Committee members of the 158th legislative district will convene on Sunday at party headquarters to nominate a replacement for Cuyler Walker if Commonwealth Court approves the withdrawal.

Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader |Sep 27, 2014

Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time.

Companion pig helps in rescue of pig shot with arrow at animal haven |Oct 9, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Chenoa Manor’s Bette is “some pig” — a friendly and inquisitive, tan, 600-pound pet that could very easily have assumed a role in E.B. White’s “Charlotte’s Web.

Paul Revere, where were you? |Sep 24, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 13, when the residents of Kennett Square were about to brush their teeth and go to bed, a funny thing happened. There was no water.

Boys soccer: Ferraro’s game-winner gives Unionville double overtime victory over Great Valley |Sep 29, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There was no doubt in Peter Ferraro’s mind he was going to shoot once he received the pass from Unionville teammate Sam Alfonsi.

Downwind: Rockwell Kent documentary featured at Brandywine River Museum of Art |Oct 8, 2014

Most people know about the artist Rockwell Kent, (1882 to 1971) but the people are not familiar with his adventurous travels to difficult places like Tierra del Fuego, Greenland, Newfoundland, Alaska, Ireland and Russia, and an attempt to sail Cape Horn.

Unionville man paints his truck pink in tribute to his wife |Oct 14, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Pink is all the rage this month. Pink T-shirts, pink ribbons, pink socks — all to call awareness to celebrate survivors in October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

New firearms ordinance enacted in Kennett Township |Oct 10, 2014

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors have amended the township’s controversial firearms-use ordinance in hopes of finally arriving at regulations that can promote safety, avoid unreasonable restrictions, and survive legal scrutiny in a shooter-friendly state.

Boys golf: Hinckley captures Ches-Mont title, Stoudt wins girls division |Sep 30, 2014

EAST BRANDYWINE >> The stars shone brightly on an overcast day at the Ches-Mont golf championship on Monday at Applecross Country Club.

Unionville Community Fair a success |Oct 8, 2014

Clear skies prevailed for the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair last weekend.

Kennett council says goodbye to borough manager |Oct 9, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council started the process of saying goodbye to outgoing Borough Manager Brant Kucera at its Monday night meeting, and it also started the process of finding Kucera’s successor.

Kennett Square centenarians celebrate birthdays |Oct 15, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Leena Caudill was born in 1911, the same year as Lucille Ball, Vincent Price, Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. Dorothy Edinoff was born in 1912, the same year as Gene Kelly, Karl Malden and Danny Thomas.

Panel hears responders’ thoughts on bill to aid fire companies |Oct 9, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Members of the state House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee met Tuesday in the borough to consider a bill that would authorize volunteer fire companies to bill for “actual and reasonable costs,” excluding manpower.

Gaining inspiration from the Big Apple March |Oct 5, 2014

I spent an embarrassing amount of time this past week, wondering what I should write about. I was feeling gloomy; caught up in what is an odd and sometimes unsettling time of year for me, with the shortening of daylight hours and the easing of the intensity of the sun’s rays.

Girls Volleyball: Unionville gives Conti-D’Antonio 500th win |Oct 16, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville volleyball team had lots to celebrate on Wednesday, senior night, a division title, but the biggest thrill was for the man in charge.

Field Hockey: Unionville knocks off Great Valley |Sep 30, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Coming off a few less than competitive games where goals came at a breakneck pace, Unionville was going to have to adjust quickly to a team that was going to give them a challenge.

Kennett Township may take ownership of Chandler Mill bridge |Oct 21, 2014

The fate of the Chandler Mill bridge remains a controversy, but a definitive step toward a final resolution is set for the near future.

Court approves Walker’s withdraw |Sep 27, 2014

Harrisburg >> Commonwealth Court Friday approved Cuyler Walker’s request to withdraw from the 158th state House District race. Now, county Republicans are set to meet Sunday to select his replacement on the ballot, with the current officeholder the most mentioned possibility, according to some political observers.

Football: Boon’s three TD’s power Unionville past Octorara |Oct 11, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Brandon Boon never guessed he would have a double-digit touchdown season when Unionville football kicked off in August.

Exciting finish at Plantation Fields |Sep 24, 2014

Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair stormed around Mike Etherington-Smith’s CIC3* cross-country course to clinch the win at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in fairytale fashion.

Future growth depends on preservation, says study |Oct 13, 2014

EAST WHITELAND >> Economic growth for Chester County is as dependent on preserving natural beauty as encouraging business growth, said a new report to guide planning over the next 10 years.

My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School |Oct 17, 2014

It’s not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys.

Embreeville developers continue challenge in West Bradford |Oct 13, 2014

West Bradford >> The zoning hearing board received opening statements Wednesday in a dispute with a developer on whether the township meets its “fair share” obligation for housing growth.

Field Hockey: Unionville edges Downingtown East in battle of Ches-Mont division leaders |Oct 12, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Tuesday’s cross divisional match-up between Downingtown East and Unionville featured two teams with more in common than their respective places in the Ches-Mont standings.

Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far |Sep 28, 2014

The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag — you really don’t want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

Great Outdoors: Greet the autumnal equinox with a trip to Longwood |Oct 2, 2014

Happy autumnal equinox everyone!

From the Ground Up: Garlic is easy to grow and fun to harvest |Oct 11, 2014

Over the years, I’ve tried late-summer/fall plantings of lettuce, spinach and peas, but discovered that as much as I hated to see the full growing season come to an end, I was in fact ready to enjoy a rest for a while.

Great Outdoors: Plenty more things to do in the fall |Sep 28, 2014

We are so lucky to be having such a spectacular fall season. Here are more events that you and your family may be interested in.

Legislative note: Threats to our freedom remain |Sep 29, 2014

Like many other Americans, I’ll never forget where I was on Sept. 11, 2001. I saw firsthand the damage to the Pentagon, passing plumes of black smoke rising as I drove to the Capitol on that morning.

John Cotton Wood of Kennett Square |Oct 14, 2014

John Cotton Wood, a resident of the Kendal Community in Kennett Square, died on Oct. 9, 2104, at the age of 97. Born in New York City on March 8, 1917, he grew up in areas around Boston and San Francisco and summered in Europe.

Warm apple pie or the complexities of farming? |Oct 10, 2014

For 90 years or so (we aren’t sure about those war years) Unionville has held an annual farm show.

Bette comes home |Oct 13, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Bette, the pig that was maliciously shot by an archer at the Chenoa Manor animal sanctuary, has returned home and is recovering nicely from her wounds, thanks to the skilled veterinary care at New Bolton Center.

Football: Coatesville remains perfect with win over Kennett |Oct 11, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Coatesville’s football game with West Chester Henderson next week is one of the most anticipated games this season, but they did not want to take Friday night’s game against Kennett lightly.

From the Ground Up: Mulching: It’s not just for springtime |Oct 17, 2014

When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I’m behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately).

Cross country: Downingtown West clinches first Ches-Mont boys’ title since 1988 |Oct 15, 2014

East Marlborough >> Entering the 2014 Ches-Mont Cross Country Championships, there were questions to be answered.