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Football: Unionville survives slugfest against Garnet Valley |Sep 1, 2014

In another classic between the host, Unionville, and Central League opponent Garnet Valley, nearly 45 minutes of unrelenting defense by both teams boiled down to a fourth-and-goal from the Unionville five yard line.

Wackerman retires from Kennett Senior Center |Sep 1, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> The man who gained the affection of area residents for his leadership at the Kennett Senior Center was honored with a large banquet on Thursday.

Nancy A. Taylor of Ocean Pines, Maryland |Sep 1, 2014

Nancy A. Taylor, 64, of Ocean Pines, Maryland, and formerly of Bel Air, Maryland, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, at the Coastal Hospice, At The Lake, in Salisbury, Maryland.

Get ChescoReady! |Sep 1, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Amy Kate Amer knows what it is like to suffer through a natural emergency, and wants residents of Chester County to have a small bulwark against that possibility.

Unionville High School named as one of the best schools in nation |Sep 1, 2014

EAST MARBOROUGH >> Unionville High School once again has been ranked as one of the very best high schools in the nation.

Lightning strike possible in New Garden barn fire |Sep 1, 2014

Fire tore through a barn near the intersection of Newark and Buttonwood roads in New Garden on Sunday. A witness said the blaze may have been caused by a lightning strike, though that could not immediately be confirmed with fire officials.

Football: Running game, Dunleavy powers Blue Demons |Sep 1, 2014

LONDON GROVE >> Two teams that had very tough 2013 campaigns showed the rest of the Ches-Mont League that things may be different this season. Kennett and Avon Grove put on a spirited show of hard-nosed football Friday night in nonleague action.

Let the club do some work! |Aug 30, 2014

You paid all that money for those clubs. Let them do some of the work in your swing! On the left side, you can see this student’s left arm starting to bend at the elbow as the club enters the impact zone.

U-CF, Kennett score well on school performance |Aug 30, 2014

The state Department of Education has released school district academic performance scores that Gov. Corbett had wanted to use to determine how schools spend state block grant money. The action was made possible by right-to-know requests.

Kennett Square Newcomers Club offers women a chance to bond |Aug 30, 2014

Sometimes is can be hard to make new friends in a new environment, but the Kennett Square Area Newcomers Club is looking to change that for residents in the area.

Drowning victim just started his senior year at Avon Grove |Aug 29, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> The 17-year-old who drowned at Anson B. Nixon park Thursday night was Raziel Mireles, who had just started his senior year at Avon Grove High School.

Off-road riders gather for fellowship and fun |Aug 29, 2014

OXFORD >> Country Chrysler was the place to be on Friday for folks who consider Jeeps and ATVs to be part of the family.

La Comunidad hosts business skills workshop |Aug 29, 2014

Kennett Square >> For the second year, La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) is hosting a series of workshops for Latino entrepreneurs.

Sports are more than Friday night lights |Aug 29, 2014

In 1973, Sports Illustrated magazine featured on its cover the photo of a 3-year-old male horse — Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. ESPN named him the 35th best athlete of the 20th century and he is still remembered fondly.

Brothers not guilty in gang stabbing |Aug 28, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury on Friday acquitted two brothers of a stabbing at a New Garden party that had overtones of gang-related tensions, concluding a five-day-long trial that featured dueling accounts of who initiated the violence at a child’s party.

DOWNWIND: Unusual art exhibit at the Brandyine River Museum |Aug 28, 2014

The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a really big show with works by East Buffalo, New York, artist watercolorist Charles Burchfield, (1893 to 1967). His long career as an artist inspired a horde of people to attend the opening last weekend, including two buses, one from Buffalo, which is a long ways away.

Police urge caution on roadways during Labor Day weekend |Aug 28, 2014

As the summer’s final holiday weekend approaches police are stepping up traffic safety enforcement in an effort to reduce the number of deaths on the state’s roadways.

Mushrooms: Delicious and healthy food |Aug 28, 2014

Mushrooms, mushrooms everywhere! Mushrooms have been used as food and medicines for thousands of years. Many people enjoy eating various types of mushrooms, in both raw and cooked forms. Most are grown in Chester County, in the town of Kennett Square and its surrounding area, which is also known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World.

Finding fruits of the sea in Acadia Park |Aug 28, 2014

On our annual summer vacation in Maine, we spend most of our time in and around Acadia National Park, a destination for our family since we were kids. It’s an incredibly beautiful area, and either from hikes on the high trails or walks along the rocky coast, the views are varied and spectacular.

Avon Grove graduate competes in IRONMAN Lake Placid |Aug 28, 2014

It was something Mike Rogers has hoped to do since he was a kid and, finally, in the summer after he graduated from Avon Grove High School, he took the chance to become an Ironman.

Teen feared to have drowned at Anson B. Nixon Park pond |Aug 28, 2014

Kennett Township >> Police and rescue personnel were called Thursday night to a pond at Anson B. Nixon Park.

Teen drowns chasing ball into pond at Kennett park |Aug 28, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A 17-year-old man drowned Thursday evening in a pond at Anson B. Nixon Park.

Students return to Chester County schools |Aug 27, 2014

August still has a week to go, but the yellow buses are running and students are back to school in eight of the county’s 12 public school districts. With many districts forced to push back graduation and the end of school to later than usual in June because of the excessive number of snow days, summer vacation was abbreviated on each end.

Store plans service to honor worker killed in accident |Aug 27, 2014

East Marlborough >> A memorial service is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Northbrook Marketplace to honor the memory of a 24-year-old man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash early Saturday morning.

2 injured after crash at School House Road and Route 926 |Aug 27, 2014

Chester County rescue crews were called to School House Road and Route 926 in East Marlborough for a accident with entrapment about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

New Garden Air Show awes spectators |Aug 27, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

Many gather to remember man killed in bicycle hit-and-run |Aug 27, 2014

POCOPSON >> More than 100 people turned out Wednesday night at a memorial service for a beloved bicyclist who was killed over the weekend in a hit-and-run crash.

Arrests made at Parkesburg DUI checkpoint |Aug 26, 2014

Avondale >> Six people were arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence and three others were charged with drug offenses during a sobriety checkpoint Friday night on Route 41.

Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge |Aug 26, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest— and arguably toughest — field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men’s Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.

Lawrence wants cigarette tax to go statewide |Aug 26, 2014

All the talk about hiking the cigarette tax in Philadelphia to help fund city schools has some state lawmakers wondering, what about the rest of the state?

Doctor will talk about eyes |Aug 26, 2014

Age-related Macular Degeneration is a common eye disease that gradually impairs vision. With approximately 13 million people in the U.S. coping with Age-related Macular Degeneration, there are newer and more effective treatment options available today.

Veterans groups replace stolen cemetery markers |Aug 26, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Square American Legion and VFW have joined to replace 157 veterans markers that were stolen from local cemeteries in mid-July.

New Garden gang members go to trial for alleged stabbing |Aug 25, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Jury selection began Monday for two men accused in an alleged gang-related stabbing at a New Garden birthday party.

Co-workers mourn friend killed in bicycling accident |Aug 25, 2014

East Marlborough >> State police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took the life of a 24-year-old bicyclist early Saturday morning on Route 926 near Schoolhouse Road.

Kennett man killed riding bicycle along Route 926 |Aug 25, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A 24-year-old Kennett Township man was killed early Saturday morning while riding his bicycle on Route 926 in East Marlborough Township.

West Grove woman will work in Philadlephia school through Americorps |Aug 25, 2014

PHILADELPHIA >> As her fifth year at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Philadelphia draws near, principal Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan isn’t holding her breath over district funding. Her after-school Spanish and Mandarin programs are immune to budget woes, thanks to a partnership with University of Pennsylvania.

Kennett team TMS Combat takes Greenday Trophy at Charity Challenge |Aug 25, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> Despite the 2014 Softball Charity Challenge attracting its second largest— and arguably toughest — field in its history, TMS Combat, from the Kennett Men’s Slow Pitch league, ran through the 32-team bracket without a loss Sunday at the West Chester Area Sports Association Complex.

Oxford woman elated over receipt of royal letter |Aug 25, 2014

OXFORD >> Sis Ennis has had a lot of dreams come true in her 95 years, but few experiences rank as high on her scale as the day she got the card from England’s Royal Family on July 29.

Drop it in for longer drives |Aug 24, 2014

Above is a before and after comparison of a young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game. On the left, he was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing.

Arden Concert Guild to hold its 107th Old Fashioned Fair |Aug 24, 2014

The Arden Concert Gild is hosting the Arden Fair a week from Saturday on Aug. 30, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It’s a real country fair with several different sections. There will be more than 120 vendors of hand-made arts, crafts and jewelry as well as food vendors, a book fair, plant sale, children’s rides and games and folk dancing.

Drop it in for longer drives |Aug 24, 2014

A young golfer who was mightily struggling with his game was moving his hands and club almost horizontally, out toward the ball at the start of his downswing. This move is known as swinging over-the-top.

A little bit of this and a little bit of that |Aug 24, 2014

I don’t know about you, but with shorter days and cooler temperatures, my internal clock is off and I feel like it’s almost autumn. We still have 1/3 of summer left, even though it seems Mother Nature has been trying to convince us otherwise.

O’Neill eager to change Avon Grove’s fortunes |Aug 22, 2014

London grove >> The Avon Grove football program has a bit of an identity problem.

Are you born with a taste for cilantro? |Aug 22, 2014

Over the years, I’ve learned to expect to find the flavor of cilantro in Mexican foods, but lately the herb (and the related spice, coriander) seem to be appearing in cuisines everywhere. Most recently, cilantro showed up floating in a bowl of Mulligatawny soup I purchased at a local Indian restaurant.

Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville |Aug 22, 2014

Unionville >> It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation Field as nearly 5,000 people came out for the 2014 Mudderella PA Aug. 16.

Local volunteers, veterans to get recognition at Kennett football games |Aug 21, 2014

Kennett Square >> Emergency responders, police, fire volunteers, school administrators and local veterans are among those who will be honored at halftime of every Kennett High School home football game this year, except homecoming.

2104 Mushroom Festival features music, eating contest, parade, Midway and plenty of fun |Aug 21, 2014

Kennett Square >> Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to Kennett Square Sept. 6 and 7 for the 29th annual Mushroom Festival. And this year, there’s more to see than ever before.

Hacking puts patient information at risk at 4 area hospitals |Aug 21, 2014

Community Health Systems, which operates several hospitals in the Chester County area, said a cyberattack believed to be from China may have compromised patient information.

Ivan Stoltzfus arrives in California |Aug 21, 2014

Ivan Stoltzfus, the Honey Brook man who in late April rode through southern Chester County on his tractor en route to the Pacific Ocean, arrived at his destination a little over a week ago.