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HARMAN TROPHY |May 22, 2016

ROSEMONT >> Over the course of the season, multiple players on Avon Grove have come through in the second half to lead the Red Devils in a crucial spot.

Heroes honored at EMS dinner |May 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s not often that a hundred-or-so life-saving heroes are gathered in one place. But that’s what happens every year at the Chester County EMS Council Awards Ceremony at the Kennett Fire Company’s Red Clay Room.

Fitness has no age when it comes to staying healthy as you get older |May 20, 2016

Age is nothing but a number when it comes to fitness and health. There are plenty of ways for people to stay active as they get older.

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

Kennett Run another reason Kennett Square is prospering |May 19, 2016

This is all you need to know about the Kennett Run: In the past 26 years, nearly $600,000 has been donated to local charities.

In Kennett Square, Latinos will finally get a real say |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Since Latinos constitute more than 50 percent of the population, borough officials have agreed to set up an Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs, which will ultimately enable Latinos to have more of a say in borough matters.

Route 52 bridge to close for 4 days next week |May 19, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced that travel restrictions will occur next week on Route 52 (Lenape Road), U.S. 30, U.S. 1 and U.S. 202 in Chester County, for bridge repairs, median stabilization and patching operations.

Armed robbery suspect still at large in New Garden |May 19, 2016

A man who robbed a New Garden business Tuesday afternoon is still at large, police said.

We must protect best teachers from layoffs |May 19, 2016

Editor: Governor Wolf and Senator Dinniman failed students, teachers and taxpayers this past week. House Bill 805 would ensure that the best teachers are protected from layoffs and not simply the ones who are there the longest.

Suspect arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at Tredyffrin Acme |May 19, 2016

TREDYFFRIN >> A Colombian man who resides in Philadelphia has been arrested for allegedly using fake $100 bills at the Acme grocery store in the 700 block of Lancaster Avenue.

27 local programs to benefit from United Way of Southern Chester County funding |May 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The DuPont merger with Dow Chemical, changes at AstraZeneca, leadership turnover at local companies and minimal corporate giving all contributed to a decline in donations to United Way of Southern Chester County last year, continuing a downward trend in donations that began in 2012.

Sample different oils, from walnut to butternut squash |May 19, 2016

Amy Cullen stood smiling behind a display table set with samples and trays of tasting cups.

YANKEE CHEF: Fire-roasted bell peppers key to tasty sauce |May 18, 2016

If you have never had fire-roasted bell peppers, you are in for a treat, not just for the superb taste, but how easy it is to do. Follow the instructions at the end of this recipe for an addition to the sauce that is remarkably great tasting.

Phoenixville’s Siobhan Bedford pursuing creative passion |May 18, 2016

You know you’re almost there when you see the funeral homes and St. Ann Catholic Church in Phoenixville.

Kennett Square doles out historic preservation awards |May 18, 2016

Borough officials honored homeowners this week for improving the quality of their homes located in the historic district. May is Historic Preservation Month.

Kennett Township, Chadds Ford get funds to upgrade traffic signals |May 17, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that nine municipalities in Chester County will receive more than $1.2 million in total funding for traffic control system safety upgrades.

Rash of home invasion burglaries in Kennett Township prompts beefed-up police force |May 17, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> With a median household income of more than $110,00, it’s no wonder criminals have been targeting homes in Kennett Township for the past couple of years.

All Around Philly Suburbs: Your local morning briefing |May 17, 2016

Welcome to the first All Around Philly Suburbs morning news briefing. Below is all of this morning’s most important stories. See something we missed? Email digital manager Andy Stettler at astettler@21st-centurymedia.

Police reports |May 17, 2016

State Police avondale barracks Left Turn >> Job Martinez, 19, of Kennett Square was traveling east on Baltimore Pike just east of Route 41 in Avondale on May 7 at 6:40 p.m. He was behind a vehicle that was slowing to let the car ahead turn left.

Kennett High student earns Eagle Scout |May 17, 2016

Cody Brown, a junior at Kennett High School, earned the coveted rank of Eagle Scout in February 2016. He was only 16 years old at the time of his achievement. Cody and his family, including his parents Donna and Gary Brown, are enthusiastic members of the community, and his parents are very proud of the impact Cody has had with his Eagle Project.

Kennett female wrestler wins eighth straight championship title |May 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Wrestling may be a male-dominated sport, but don’t tell that to Mary Nichols.

Kennett Rotary Pet Fest schedule |May 16, 2016

The Kennett Rotary Club’s PetFest schedule, which takes place this Saturday, May 21 from noon to 4 p.m. There is free admission and it will be held rain or Shine.

A dead heat brings excitement to Willowdale |May 15, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A dead heat in the feature race was just one of the exciting moments in the 24th running of the Willowdale Steeplechases, Sunday, May 15.

Ideal weather attracts 1,300 for Kennett Run; best in past 5 years |May 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A really good indicator of the success of the Kennett Run is the attendance at the post-run party at Anson B. Nixon Park.

West Grove man guilty in string of robberies in Kennett area |May 13, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury has convicted a West Grove man of committing a string of robberies in the Kennett Square area, including an incident that led to a high speed chase through southern Chester County into downtown Wilmington, Del.

Kennett High artists win big at art show |May 13, 2016

Two Kennett High School seniors, Olivia Avedisian and Bailey Reigel, were recognized for their exceptional talent at the 42nd annual Area High School Show. The juried exhibition was held at the Chester County Art Association in West Chester from April 23 to 30.

Major rail improvement project coming to Kennett Square |May 13, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that $665,000 in state funding has been awarded for a major rail improvement project in Chester County that will create new jobs and retain existing ones.

Kennett team finishes among top 10 in OWLmpiad |May 13, 2016

On Monday, May 9, Kennett High School’s team finished tenth out of the seventy-eight teams competing at the Temple University 7th Annual OWLympiad. Hosted by the Department of Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management and the Sigma Chapter of Gamma Iota Sigma at the university, the event is Philadelphia’s largest math competition for high school students and is designed to promote mathematics and introduce students to career paths in applied mathematics.

Free breakfast June 4 at Unionville High cafeteria |May 13, 2016

The administrators of UCFSD would like to invite the entire community to come out for a free breakfast on Saturday morning, June 4 from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.

Jubilation at Lincoln University graduation |May 13, 2016

LOWER OXFORD >> An atmosphere of jubilation permeated the Lincoln University graduation ceremony on Friday in spite of rain forcing everything inside. The event is traditionally held in the stadium with ample room for the thousands who attend, but for this particular day, the guests were ushered to several locations to either watch live in the gym or see it on giant TV screens in other venues.

Unionville’s depth proves crucial as girls’ track team wins championship |May 12, 2016

COATESVILLE >> There was no shortage of suspense on Wednesday at the Ches-Mont Girls Track and Field Championship. That’s because there was a wild, three-way team battle to the finish.

Officials pay tribute to police officers who died in the line of duty |May 12, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Lawmakers, county commissioners, municipal leaders and scores of officers from police departments all over Chester County paid tribute Thursday night to nine law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Police Reports |May 11, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Criminal Mischief >> Someone smashed the passenger side window of a car in the 300 block of Village Drive in Upper Oxford Township overnight on April 22, police said.

West Grove man pleads after supplying cocaine to fiance’s daughter, who then took it to Penn London Elementary School |May 11, 2016

west chester>> The southern Chester County man who unwittingly supplied cocaine to his fiancé’s daughter, which she then took to school with her lunch money, has pleaded guilty to drug possession charges in the case.

Chesco DA: Man murders girlfriend; crime is recorded by the victim |May 11, 2016

Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced the filing of charges against defendant Keith Smith for shooting and killing his girlfriend Wesley Webb on May 2, 2016 at their residence in Schuylkill Township, Chester County.

Kennett School District OKs personnel moves |May 10, 2016

Kennett Consolidated School District approved the following:

Police investigate alleged sexting at Fred S. Engle Middle School in London Grove |May 10, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Pennsylvania State Police confirmed on Tuesday that there is an ongoing investigation into an alleged sexting incident at a local middle school.

Kennett female wrestler wins eighth straight state championship title |May 10, 2016

Kennett High School senior Mary Nichols continues to make waves in a male-dominated sport, winning her eighth wrestling state championship title.

Avondale residents urged to boil water following a water line break on East Third Street |May 10, 2016

AVONDALE >> All residents of Avondale are being urged to boil water before using it following a water line break Tuesday afternoon on East Third Street.

‘Criminal’ on trial for robberies in Kennett, New Garden |May 10, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Testimony in the trial of a West Grove man known as “Criminal” who is accused of participating in a string of robberies of Latino men in Kennett and New Garden began Tuesday in Common Pleas Court.

Kennett Square, Oxford, Avon Grove, prepare for Memorial Day parades |May 10, 2016

Three boroughs in southern Chester County have announced plans for marking Memorial Day.

Texting a person you know is driving? You could be in a heap of trouble |May 10, 2016

People acting together in a Criminal Conspiracy can be held equally culpable regardless of who drives the getaway car and who pulls the trigger killing the bank security guard. The same can be true in a joint act resulting in Personal Injury.

Another Willowdale Winner’s Circle takes root |May 9, 2016

The Willowdale Steeplechase is going to have another gorgeous Winners Circle this year. Dan Burt and Nathan Tuno of Roots Landscape Design/Build are returning with their team to come up with another spectacular creation.

For some, racing is in their blood |May 9, 2016

Nancy Swayne has been going to steeplechases for over fifty five years. You might say that racing is in her blood. She started as a young girl going to the Maryland Hunt Cup with her father, race horse owner and trainer Bob Tindle.

Willowdale helps make Quest a winner! |May 9, 2016

Quest provides specialized pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy for children with disabilities in our outpatient clinic as well as through early intervention in the home or community.

New Bolton Center gets new equine ambulance |May 9, 2016

Applestone Farm, EBY Horse Trailers, and The Willowdale Steeplechase all made it possible for New Bolton to purchase the new ambulance. New Bolton Center’s previous equine ambulance, 20-plus years old, was retired at the end of the 2015 eventing season.

Advancing the science of freshwater research for 45 years |May 9, 2016

A simple fence installation can reduce pollution by keeping animals (and their waste) out of streams. But how effective is it? Photo: Stephanie Eisenbise

Willowdale Steeplechase benefits the community |May 9, 2016

On race day over 10,000 spectators enjoy a casual yet sophisticated day in Chester County’s horse country. Sponsors, parking patrons and general admission ticket holders all help fund this event for the benefit of the following charities: The Stroud Water Research Center, The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine New Bolton Center and Quest Therapeutic Services, Inc.

Willowdale Steeplechase tickets on sale now |May 9, 2016

Spring is here and patrons and fans are gearing up for The Willowdale Steeplechase, one of Chester County’s most significant community events.

To work at Willowdale, yoga is a must |May 9, 2016

Things are getting kind of hectic around here. Well, maybe they’re always that way but it’s becoming more apparent, because the 24th Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase is only a week away.