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Unionville students pitch in to make Christmas bright for needy |Dec 17, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Unionville High School student council members made Christmas a lot brighter for local needy families last week.

Rioting is not the answer for recent police incidents |Dec 17, 2014

Rioting in the street, blocking traffic and looting stores miss the mark as solutions to curbing police brutality or aggression toward blacks. Those problems take disciplined dialogue, deep reflection on the nature of violence and defining the role of law enforcement at local and national levels.

Local schools create ornaments for trees at Longwood Gardens |Dec 17, 2014

East Marlborough >> When the wide-eyed little boy from Rainbow Elementary School first saw Longwood Gardens all gussied up for the holidays, all he could manage to blurt out was, “This is a wonderland!”

School board honors retiring principal Harvey |Dec 17, 2014

PENN >> A touching moment of the Dec. 11 Avon Grove School Board meeting was recognition of retiring Avon Grove Intermediate School principal Todd Harvey.

St. Rocco celebrates Our Lady of Guadalupe with music and prayer |Dec 17, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> Several thousand members of St. Rocco Church in New Garden marked the anniversary of an appearance by the Virgin Mary during services on Friday.

Ice Hockey: Malvern Prep’s dominance continues, defeats Unionville |Dec 15, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> It doesn’t matter who the opposition is in front of Malvern Prep. No one seems to be able to stop the dominant roll the Friars are on as they tacked on their sixth win of the season, 5-1, over Unionville in a non-conference game Friday night at Ice Line.

Boys Swimming: Malvern, Villa fare well against Unionville |Dec 15, 2014

Malvern >> Entering the season, there were high expectations placed upon the Malvern Prep, Villa Maria Academy and Unionville’s swim programs. On Thursday afternoon, the three schools came together for a non-league competition.

Generosity abounds in Chester County |Dec 11, 2014

Recently, Forbes released its list of America’s best places to raise a family, and Chester County placed eighth. And according to real estate company Movoto, Chester County is the fourth best place in America to live.

Chadds Ford hosts 29th Candlelight Christmas |Dec 11, 2014

CHADDS FORD >> It may have been a dank, dreary day Dec. 6, but it didn’t stop people from coming out to the 29th annual Candlelight Christmas.

Wrestling: Kennett finishes strong to rout Octorara |Dec 11, 2014

ATGLEN >> The big men turned in some big wins to give Kennett its first lead of the night against Octorara, then the lightweights kept it rolling to complete a 54-24 Ches-Mont League American Division wrestling victory over the hosts

College basketball: Lincoln holds off Cheyney |Dec 9, 2014

THORNBURY >> There’s never a dull moment when the nations two oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities get together on the basketball court. There’s always a packed, rowdy crowd and the play on the court tends to live up to the hype.

College Basketball: Lincoln dumps Cheyney to remain hot |Dec 8, 2014

THORNBURY >> Coming into the annual “Battle of the Firsts,” the Lincoln University women’s basketball team was off to its hottest start since joining Division II, reeling off four easy wins without a defeat as it entered the Wolves Den against Cheyney.

Wrestling: Rustin has three wrestlers go undefeated at Avon Grove |Dec 8, 2014

WEST GROVE >> With a lot of familiar faces on West Chester Rustin, outsiders are expecting a successful season from the Golden Knights.

Impoverished Kennett area family finds generosity in community |Dec 8, 2014

NEW GARDEN >> Christmas came early for one of the poorest families in Chester County.

Share the warmth: Family of six gets heat repaired in their home |Dec 8, 2014

Brian is a senior citizen and has become the household lead for his family of six, consisting of his wife, daughter and three pre-teen grandchildren. Brian’s income consists of social security and a nominal pension.

Downwind: Longwood Gardens Christmas show is for the birds |Dec 3, 2014

Longwood Gardens is the most beautiful this Christmas I have ever seen, and that’s going some. The initial view on entering the conservancy is exquisite with bright red set off by lots of white and silver trees and flowers.

Led by newcomer Murphy, Lions win league opener |Dec 3, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> Starting a freshman, a transfer and five other big-time first-year contributors, the new-look Lincoln men’s basketball team has morphed away from its perimeter-oriented recent past.

New Garden woman homeless after fire destroys mobile home |Dec 3, 2014

New Garden >> A woman is homeless after a fire destroyed her trailer in the 100 block of Santilli Road in the Eastridge Trailer Park Tuesday morning.

Kennett High’s new club adding a voice to the student body |Dec 3, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> It turned into a little debate between the Kennett Consolidated school board members, but when all was said and done, they unanimously approved the Gender and Sexuality Alliance club at the high school during their regular board meeting Dec.

Santa and Kennett Square herald in the season |Dec 2, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> All eyes turned westward on State Street Friday night as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus drove up in an antique car at the end of the Holiday Lights Parade. When they finally arrived, they were surrounded by children, who rushed to touch them and later lined up to tell them their Christmas wishes.

Smart Money: Be smart, keep an eye on your identity |Dec 2, 2014

You’d have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there’s a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world.

Kennett Square man gets Purple Heart after 44 years |Dec 2, 2014

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Historic tavern celebrates A Season of Light |Dec 1, 2014

When Colonel John Hannum, commander of the First Battalion of Chester County militia, and his friend Thomas “Squire” Cheyney left Martin’s Tavern in Marshallton, Pennsylvania, on the morning of Sept.

Kennett Area Food Cupboard gears up for expansion |Dec 1, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Area Food Cupboard will more than double in size after the purchase of an adjoining house is finalized.

Kennett teacher wins coffee for a year in Channel 6 holiday contest |Dec 1, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Erika Smith has never won a contest in her life, but she hit the jackpot Thanksgiving Day when she learned she was the grand prize winner in Channel 6’s holiday contest.

Stabbing subject gains parole |Dec 1, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> One of two brothers acquitted earlier in a stabbing at a New Garden party that had overtones of gang-related tensions has been paroled from Chester County Prison.

That’s the spirit: Special events of remembrance, charity |Dec 1, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> Nothing can bridge the gap between opponents in sports like a sense of community and charity, and that’s exactly what happened Wednesday night in the midst of regular season games in the EPIHA Ches-Mont conference in boys high school ice hockey.

Remember winter’s cold? Share the warmth |Nov 25, 2014

Last February, thousands of Chester County residents got a taste of misery.

The Good Wife |Nov 25, 2014

NORTH POLE >> It’s been said that behind every successful man, there’s a good woman. It has never been more true than the Clauses, Santa and Jessica, who toil all year for one spectacular night.

Let’s end homelessness in our community |Nov 25, 2014

If you were in Kennett Square last Friday, you probably saw people carrying posters, walking about town. At first glance, it appears they are picketers, but get close enough, and you can read the signs.

Lincoln U. president resigns over controversial remarks |Nov 25, 2014

The president of Lincoln University, under fire for months for remarks about sexual assault made to a group of female students, has resigned, it was announced Monday.

New group aims to end homelessness in southern Chester County |Nov 25, 2014

A new nonprofit organization aimed at ending homelessness in southern Chester County has already garnered more than 100 volunteers, who hope to have everything up and running sometime next year.

Walks raise awareness of plights of the homeless |Nov 24, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE>> Two walks to raise awareness about hunger and homelessness were held in the borough Wednesday, part of a coordinated county-wide campaign with rallies also staged in Coatesville, West Chester, Jennersville and Paoli.

Police say Kennett man a fugitive in child-porn case |Nov 24, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Ice Hockey: Snowden, Oxford knock off Appoquinimink |Nov 24, 2014

NEWARK, Del. >> After coming off a tough opponent in DMA two nights before, Oxford faced Appoquinimink Sunday night and came out with a 3-1 win in a varsity game at the Pond.

Ice Hockey: Unionville ties W.C. Rustin, ends pointless slump |Nov 24, 2014

WEST GOSHEN >> One team was trying to change its fortunes while the other was trying to stay on the right path.

Do, Lindner to run on nonpartisan ticket with Brookes for U-CF school board |Nov 24, 2014

CHADDS FORD >> The elections may be two weeks old, but it’s never too early to start preparing for next year and on Tuesday, Unionville-Chadds Ford Board of Education members Kathleen Do and Gregg Linder announced their plan to run on a nonpartisan tickets with Beverly Brookes in the Region C race in 2015.

Four families displaced by Kennett Square fire |Nov 21, 2014

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Police say Kennett man a fugutive in child-porn case |Nov 21, 2014

Kennett Square — A 45-year-old man is on the run after state investigators discovered he was using a home computer to view and share child pornography, according to state police.

Why did they vote Republican? |Nov 20, 2014

Anyone who has followed the most recent mid-term election knows that the Republican Party picked up enough votes to gain control of the U.S. Senate and retain control of the House of Representatives.

Eagle project honors World War II Defense Women |Nov 20, 2014

OXFORD >> When Derrick Maule went to work on his Eagle Scout project, he did not know that he was going to learn about his own family history as well. Maule created a memorial garden at the Oxford Memorial Park in honor of the World War II Defense Women.

Unionville, Kennett schools rank among elite in the nation |Nov 20, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District is the 15th best school district in the nation, and Kennett Consolidated the 42nd best in the state, according to a national ranking agency that rates both hard data and student surveys.

Grant to be used for Anson Nixon Park upgrades |Nov 20, 2014

A two-acre dog park at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square is just one of the many improvements that is scheduled to be completed sometime next year.

Avon Grove Board addresses communication issues |Nov 19, 2014

PENN >> When the Avon Grove School Board met on Thursday, Nov. 13, it was at the Avon Grove Intermediate School (AGI), the same building that was evacuated because of a bomb threat exactly one week earlier.

Blaze breaks out in historic Kennett Square house |Nov 19, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Firefighters battled a two-alarm blaze at a historic borough structure on Wednesday. The fire broke out at 3:35 p.m. in a house at 220 N. Union St. known as the Chalfant House.

Scotty McMillan’s story touches hearts worldwide |Nov 19, 2014

It’s hard for many to imagine, looking at the photos of an innocent Scotty McMillan, that the red-haired, blue-eyed toddler would in his short life become the subject of a horrific news story that has captured the attention of people around the world.

Great Outdoors: Time to focus on holiday outdoors gifts |Nov 19, 2014

As I sit here writing this week’s column, I am about 75 miles due north of southern Chester County, visiting my parents, and there is snow on the ground. Hard to believe. And I’m not sure I’m ready for this.

Unionville considering school redistricting plan |Nov 19, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School District board members will hear a presentation from McKissick and Associates on elementary school enrollment projections next month. Results of that study will guide the board and administration on whether or not plans to redistrict four elementary schools should go forward.

16 historic buildings on Candlelight Christmas tour |Nov 18, 2014

Visitors to the Brandywine Valley know that the region holds many treasures, including its historic houses: long-standing structures many with rustic springhouses, some of which date back over 300 years.

‘Shakespeare in Hollywood’ plays at Unionville |Nov 18, 2014

Shakespeare in Hollywood Plays at Unionville