It’s in the stars: Local planetarium offering public showings |Jan 30, 2015

The planetarium on the campus of West Chester University is offering live shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. These presentations are given by a PhD astronomer and consist of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky.

Kennett man arrested after responding to online ads for underage sex |Jan 29, 2015

AURORA, ILL.>> A Kennett Square man was one of eight men arrested in west suburban Aurora, Illinois during a series of stings targeting people who allegedly sought underage sex through online advertisements.

Kennett merchants: A big reason for Kennett’s Square’s success |Jan 29, 2015

Kennett Square, just one square mile with about 5,000 residents, has become the most successful borough in Chester County.

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.

‘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.

Historic Chandler Mill Bridge in Kennett Township saved |Jan 29, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors this week passed a resolution opening the historic Chandler Mill Bridge to pedestrians, bicyclists and emergency vehicles. The action ends years of controversy over the county-owned bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since May of 2011.

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.

Ice Hockey: Landry stars as Radnor ties Unionville |Jan 29, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> It was hard to tell if Radnor was playing goaltender Tessa Landry or if, somehow, NHL legend Patrick Roy had taken her spot in net.

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.

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.

Carly Rechenberg, Unionville Fair Queen, returns with fond memories |Jan 27, 2015

HERSHEY >> She didn’t win the title of Pennsylvania Fair Queen, but Unionville’s Carly Rechenberg came home with lots of memories.

Police Reports Jan. 29 |Jan 27, 2015

State Police Avondale Stolen clubs >> Someone stole golf clubs and bag from Innescrone Golf Club in the 700 block of East Avondale Road in London Grove Township on Dec. 16 at 11:09 a.m., police said.

Unionville School District resignations, new hires |Jan 27, 2015

Resignations Margaret Buck >> Teacher, Pocopson Elementary.

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.

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.

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.

Kennett Square officials considering public parking garage expansion |Jan 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square officials are considering a $3.2 million expansion of its public parking garage, but officials agree additional parking is not really needed.

Local woman offers free cleaning services to cancer victims |Jan 23, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Angel DeNicola knows just how hard it is for a woman battling cancer to get things done. After the diagnosis, and after the denial, there’s fear, and a feeling of self-defeat.

To-Jo, Phillips Mushroom Farm win big at Pa. Farm Show |Jan 23, 2015

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges last week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in almost every agricultural discipline in the show’s 99th year of operation.

E. Marlborough man who abandoned wife, children to avoid arrest on child porn charges captured |Jan 20, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>A man who abandoned his home, wife and children after learning he was being sought by police on child pornography charges, has been captured after a four-day intelligence and surveillance mission determined he was hiding out in Pendleton, S.

MLK CommUNITY choir performs in Kennett Square |Jan 20, 2015

Police Reports |Jan 20, 2015

State Police Avondale Retail theft >> Brittany Lee Ross of East Marlborough Township removed items worth $188 from the shelves without paying and then tried to return them fpor cash at Walmart on Schoolhouse Road in East Marlbough on Jan.

More than 1,000 volunteer for MLK Day of Sharing in Kennett, Unionville |Jan 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE – America has a crisis of mass incarceration, and if current trends continue, one out of every three black males will be in prison.

Kennett High cheerleaders help the needy |Jan 18, 2015

Kennett Square community, officials pitch in to help victims of New Year’s Eve fire |Jan 16, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Lorell Ingram is certain he wouldn’t be alive today had his wife not gotten off work early on New Year’s Eve.

Officials approve huge digital billboard along Route 1 |Jan 15, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The supervisors approved a zoning ordinance amendment on Wednesday that would pave the way for construction of a huge video billboard along Route 1.

Police Reports |Jan 13, 2015

State police avondale Burglary >> Someone went into an unlocked residence on Media Road in Elk Township on Jan. 7 at midday and took and took two handguns and miscellaneous electronic equipment, police said.

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.

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.

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.

Victims of Kennett house fire receive help from community |Jan 12, 2015

Kennett Square >> A borough family who lost their home to a New Year’s Eve fire is receiving help from their community after a fund was established to help restart their lives.

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.

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.

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.

New development in Kennett on the fast track |Jan 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Soon after Victory Brewing Co. opens its third location in Kennett Square this spring, a new construction project will start nearby that will add a restaurant, office space, apartments and some retail space.

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

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

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.

Apartment complex springs from site of huge fire |Jan 10, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A Landenberg apartment complex that burned to the ground in April of 2103, leaving 40 people homeless, has risen from the ashes, thanks to a Kennett Square man.

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.”

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

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Unionville High School sets the bar high for academic achievement |Jan 8, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>More than one out of 10 Unionville High School seniors are ranked in the top 2 percent in the country based on the latest nationwide testing standards. And last year, Unionville had a record 33 students who were National Merit finalists, who are considered among the brightest in the nation.

Early morning fire breaks out in Kennett home |Jan 8, 2015

KENNETT >> A fire broke out early this morning in a home on Red Clay Dr.

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.

Ice Hockey: Balanced scoring leads Unionville over D-West |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> What makes Unionville assistant coach Dave Elvin proud of his team is the fact he can’t single out one player on his team.

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.

Ice Hockey: Mistakes cause meltdowns for Unionville, D-East in tie |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> Without a doubt, it’s a game both Unionville and Downingtown East would like to forget.

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.

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.

Boys Basketball: Angeline scores 1,000th point and hits game-winner as Downingtown East edges Kennett in overtime |Jan 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> It was Cary Angeline’s day at Kennett High School on Saturday afternoon.

Girls basketball: Despite challenges, Great Valley, Kennett enjoy experience at Wells Fargo Center |Jan 5, 2015

The setting was surreal when Great Valley and Kennett walked on the Wells Fargo Center floor last Friday.