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New principal plans to make Kennett High School even better |Aug 25, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A few years ago, Kennett High School was recognized by Newsweek as being in the top 6 percent of high schools nationwide. Kennett High’s new principal, Jeremy Hritz, wants to see if he can improve on that percentage.

Yoga, Muay Thai studio opens in Kennett Square |Aug 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Years ago, Leslie Benetetti ran a property development firm and dealt with a lot of people. She was overworked, overwhelmed and it was taking a toll on her life.

Local scouts restore forgotten cemetery in West Marlborough |Aug 23, 2015

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> A local, long-forgotten dilapidated military cemetery received some tender love and care on Sunday, when Will Horstmann, an Eagle-scout hopeful, restored the cemetery with some of his fellow scouts.

Tick Tock Early Learning Center gets grants |Aug 22, 2015

Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Avondale, has secured grants which will help the organization to provide high-quality, reliable, educational child care to the children of the underserved working families of Southern Chester County.

Police Log |Aug 22, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Ladder >> Somoene placed a ladder in the rear of a property in the 10 block of Hillspring Road in Pennsbury Township between July 31 and Aug. 10, the actor then came to retrieve it, police said.

Vintage planes soar skyward at New Garden show |Aug 22, 2015

New Garden >> All eyes were on the sky as the New Garden Flying Field presented its 44th annual show this weekend.

Prized $1,000 painted mushroom stolen from sidewalk of Kennett Square |Aug 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>One of eight painted showcase painted mushrooms that was to be used in a fundraiser at the 2015 Mushroom Festival was stolen sometime Thursday night on the sidewalk of Kennett Square’s historic district.

Free concert series at Anson Nixon Park getting popular |Aug 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>When the free summer concert series kicked off eight years ago under a newly constructed pavilion at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, Dennis Melton never envisioned a crowd of more than 800 people.

Some have forgotten |Aug 20, 2015

National Radio and TV ratings show that many elderly folks listen to Rush Limbaugh and watch Fox “News” religiously. They rarely watch or listen to other radio or TV networks for news.

AG Board introduces DeShong |Aug 20, 2015

Penn >> During its Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting, the Avon Grove School Board formalized the hiring of new high school principal Scott DeShong. DeShong replaces principal Tom Alexander who is now serving as director of educational support services for the district.

2 hurt in London Grove house fire |Aug 20, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> Two people were injured in a house fire Monday afternoon in the 100 block of Hannum Mill Road in the township.

Police ID victim, probe fatal fire in London Grove |Aug 20, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The death of a London Grove man Monday who was pulled from his burning home is now the focus of a criminal investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police as well as other agencies.

Century-old bridge in danger of demolition |Aug 20, 2015

Upper Oxford >> Township residents came out Saturday to wish a century-old bridge happy birthday and to rally for its preservation.

Kennett Township beefing up its police force |Aug 20, 2015

For 21st-centurymedia.com In a few weeks, Kennett Township’s police force will expand to include four full-time officers, effectively doubling their police coverage.

Kennett Flash gets new director |Aug 19, 2015

The Kennett Flash has hired seasoned music booker and promoter Andrew Miller as its new managing director.

Harvey hired as athletic director at Kennett |Aug 18, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> One of the most successful boys basketball coaches in District 1 is changing jobs and moving on from the hardwood to become an athletic director.

Ray Stackhouse: Being in “Shape” is Relative; Being Fit for Duty is not |Aug 18, 2015

In this time of fitness fads and trends, I submit to you that in the business of firefighting, there is no room for confusing what is and what is not fit for duty.

OUR VIEW: Community pitches in for two great projects |Aug 18, 2015

It certainly is wonderful when the community unites behind a really good cause and helps to make it a reality.

Longwood Rotary Club, community, pitch in to give free book bags to needy students |Aug 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>The neediest elementary-age students in the Kennett, Unionville and Avon Grove school districts will get the school essentials they need to be successful this year, thanks to a local service organization and local residents.

Community answers the call: Benefit yard sale nets $4,350 for local homeless shelter |Aug 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A community yard sale to benefit a local homeless shelter raised more than $4,350 Saturday, including some people who came just to donate money.

Stroud expands environmental awareness with its intern program |Aug 15, 2015

West Marlborough >> The Stroud Water Research Center does more than count bugs in streams. As a result of its educational and scientific projects, hundreds of students grow up to be responsible stewards of the earth who pass that caring attitude onto their children and future generations.

Kennett man, 75, breaks powerlifting record; sets sights on world record |Aug 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Jerry Dickerson has a message for people who think the best part of life is over once age 70 is reached.

Police reports |Aug 11, 2015

State Police Avondale Minor injury >> Two vehicles sustained disabling damage in a collision on Baltimore Pike near Peach Lane in London Gorve Township on Aug. 4 at 2:554 p.m. as Alice Osborne, 76, of West Grove turned left into the Wawa parking lot and struck an oncoming car.

Wegmans in Chadds Ford opening in 10 weeks; 125 jobs available |Aug 10, 2015

CONCORD >> Wegmans in Concordville continues to prepare for its Nov. 8 opening. It’s starting employee orientations this week and continues hiring to fill its final positions.

Murder mystery packs the town |Aug 8, 2015

Kennett Square >> An annual borough event that bills itself as an interactive murder mystery is increasingly emerging as a successful showcase for local businesses.

Murder mystery packs the town |Aug 8, 2015

Kennett Square >> An annual borough event that bills itself as an interactive murder mystery is increasingly emerging as a successful showcase for local businesses.

Ulysses Grant fills the hall in West Grove |Aug 5, 2015

West Grove >> Ulysses Grant reenactor Kenneth Serfass told his audience at the Avon Grove Library on Tuesday that he was having trouble finding Route 841 as he drove down Route 41 for his performance.

Huge yard sale Aug. 15 in Kennett Square to benefit homeless shelter |Aug 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>After Cheryl Ruoss’s husband had heart surgery, she was overwhelmed with the help she got from the community. People brought food to her home. Heating oil was delivered free of charge.

Court deals huge blow to Inn at Whitewing Farm in E. Marlborough |Aug 4, 2015

For 21st-centurymedia.com East Marlborough supervisors’ chairman Cuyler Walker informed residents that Common Pleas Court Judge William Mahon has ruled against Lance and Sandra Shortt, the owners of the Inn at Whitewing Farm.

OUR VIEW: Beer garden in Kennett is a good idea |Aug 4, 2015

It looks as if yet another beer venue is coming to Kennett Square.

National Night Out strengthens bond with residents, police in Kennett Square |Aug 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>It wasn’t too long ago that East Linden Street in Kennett Square was ruled by drug dealers, parents were afraid to let their children outside, and vandalism was rampant.

Unionville Fair dedicated to Dave Salomaki |Aug 3, 2015

For nearly 25 years, Dave Salomaki has poured himself into the role of Director of Awards for the Unionville Community Fair, assuming this position when Fred Roland decided to retire in 1990. In recognition, the Board of Directors announced that the 91st Unionville Community Fair, held on Oct.

Residents voice their concerns at town hall meeting |Aug 2, 2015

New London >> Last week, southern Chester County residents had a lot of questions on their minds, and state Sen. Andy Dinniman wanted his constituents to know he was primed to address them.

Crossfit Wheelhouse celebrates two years |Aug 2, 2015

New Garden >> A local gym that started with a couple of guys just trying to get fit in a garage celebrated its second anniversary with a picnic and fundraiser on Sunday.

Inside Mala Galleria: Moving to the other side of the world |Jul 31, 2015

Lots of local art abounds in the streets of Chester County this week, but Art Watch this week will be spending some quality time getting to know the fascinating and inspiring gallery owner of Mala Galleria in Kennett Square.

LCH embracing technology with latest renovation |Jul 31, 2015

NEW GARDEN>>Since it was established 40 years ago, La Comunidad Hispana has been helping low-income residents obtain quality health care and social services. By the end of the month, they will begin to help themselves.

Kennett Township officials say no secrecy involved in McCarthy deal |Jul 30, 2015

The Kennett Township supervisors strove to answer what questions they could Wednesday night in a meeting called to address the sudden and controversial emergence of a retirement agreement with the township’s former chief of police Albert McCarthy.

Garage students use their talent to make Anson Nixon Park more appealing |Jul 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>When Kennett Square officials moved its maintenance facility from Anson B. Nixon Park to a facility off West South Street near Center street, large concrete pillars were left behind.

Science in the summer |Jul 29, 2015

West Grove >> Science in the Summer is a whole different animal from what students get in the schools. For one thing, kids don’t have to take it if they don’t want to. And second, there’s no homework or tests.

Genesis marks its 30th anniversary with big bash |Jul 29, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thirty years ago, Mike Walker felt that if he could find caring, passionate and dedicated workers, he could build a health care company that would one day become one of the best in the nation.

Kennett ‘base ball’ team celebrates 140 years |Jul 28, 2015

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come.

Police reports |Jul 28, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Criminal mischief >> Someone damaged the windshield of a vehicle at a parking lot in the 800 block of East Baltinore Pike in East Marlborough Township on July 16 at 10 p.

Ferris wheel for the Mushroom Festival |Jul 28, 2015

Kennett Square >> It’s just over a month until the annual Mushroomn Festival returns to State Street in Kennett Square — this year for the 30th time.

New Garden Growers Market thrives on summer Saturdays |Jul 28, 2015

New Garden >> Thinking about eating and living healthy? To get a good start, stop by the New Garden Growers Market any Saturday morning at the site of the public works building, May through late September to get some inspiration.

Kennett area scout helps needy in his community |Jul 27, 2015

The Kennett Area Food Cupboard received some much needed donations this month when Patrick Iacocca, a member of Boy Scout Troop 22, led a neighborhood food drive. The scout planned and led the neighborhood drive because of the significant need Kennett Area Community Services has during the summer.

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help |Jul 25, 2015

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief |Jul 25, 2015

When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

Good Neighbors benefits from kids’ help in fixing homes |Jul 24, 2015

Avondale >> Several southern Chester County families who were having to chose between basic necessities and fixing their houses got needed help last week from the Good Neighbors Home Repair group.

Police reports |Jul 22, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Christopher Reynolds, 41, of West Grove was arrested for DUI foloowing a traffic stop on Lewsiville Road in New London Township on July 8 at 12:10 a.m.