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Kennett’s After-The-Bell marks historic milestone |Feb 23, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> A unique program that serves more than 350 students at Kennett Middle School offering more than 150 activities celebrated a milestone last week when it served its 5,000th student.

‘Mary Poppins’ coming to Unionville High School |Feb 23, 2017

Staff Report EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School students will present, Mary Poppins, with performances on March 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm. The Broadway musical version of this beloved Disney classic will be brought to life for the community with an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.

Coatesville school directors begin fact-finding with an eye toward ending impasse |Feb 22, 2017

COATESVILLE >> Following 13 months of negotiations, the Coatesville Area School Board Negotiating Team is optimistic that the process of fact-finding could yield an agreement between the School Board and the Coatesville Area Teacher’s Association, the union which represents its faculty.

From Kennett Square mushroom picker to deputy sheriff: Avello relishes Golden Rule |Feb 22, 2017

More than three decades ago, an unlikely confluence of regional influences – mushrooms, the Wyeths, and a passel of crooks – redefined a Kennett Square resident’s career path.

Award-winning author Mark Bowden seeks seat on Kennett School Board |Feb 22, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Mark Bowden, an award-winning news writer and author of “Black Hawk Down,” is running for a seat on the Kennett Consolidated School District Board this year.

Glenside business creates prop for Melissa McCarthy’s SNL sketch |Feb 22, 2017

GLENSIDE >> Melissa McCarthy’s portrayal of White House press secretary Sean Spicer, ranting at and physically going after reporters with a podium, is putting a Glenside company that built the attack podium on the map.

Police Log |Feb 21, 2017

Southern Chester County REgional Police

Kennett Paper plans three-part series on Bayard Taylor |Feb 20, 2017

Beginning next week, the KennettPaper will launch a three-part series of articles on Kennett Square’s most famous hometown boy- world traveler, author, poet, Minister to Germany, Bayard Taylor (1825- 1878).

Kennett Township police officer breaks up burglary ring |Feb 20, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> The Kennett Township police force has recognized one of its own for skillful detective work in tracing a local crime to a burglary ring that was operating across the Delaware Valley region.

Photos of kids outdoors with pets can win prizes |Feb 20, 2017

This past weekend was a welcome break from the cold with warm temperatures and sunny skies. These conditions are perfect for getting the kids outside to shake off the cobwebs of winter. It’s not only kids who get cabin fever, our four-legged pet friends could probably use from fresh air as well, so enter YOUR CHILD in the FREE Fit Kids Contest and his or her photo could be in the newspaper.

Kennett school directors approve new hires, resignations, and more |Feb 20, 2017

Kennett Consolidated School Board approved the following recently:

Josh Trykowski is Kennett YMCA Employee of the Month |Feb 20, 2017

Josh Trykowski, Wellness Center Attendant at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been selected Employee of the Month.

Wolf’s budget calls for $30 million in cuts to New Bolton Center |Feb 19, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget that was unveiled last week is proposing to eliminate all state funding -- totaling about $30 million -- to the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine.

Girl Scouts celebrate World Thinking Day |Feb 18, 2017

Over two hundred Girl Scouts, leaders and parents from the Brandywine Valley Service Unit gathered to commemorate International World Thinking Day. On this day, Local Girl Scouts participated in activities with global themes that celebrate the Sisterhood of Girl Scouts.

Donze victorious in vote for district judge at county GOP convention |Feb 18, 2017

East Marlborough Township attorney, Jane Murphy Donze, Esq finished first in the voting of the district’s committee persons for the vacant Magisterial District Judge position in Kennett Square at the county GOP convention held on February 16.

Symphony Concert coming to Henderson High |Feb 18, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The Kennett Symphony of Chester County has a big treat for music lovers next month. The annual Family Concert will be presented on March 12 at 2 p.m. at Henderson High School at 400 Montgomery Ave in West Chester.

Paws for People brings comfort for those in pain |Feb 17, 2017

KENNETT >> A group of therapy dogs and their owners got together to hone their interpersonal skills at a training session on Thursday.

Leon Spencer to be named 2017 Citizen of the Year |Feb 17, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Former Kennett Square Mayor Leon Spencer will be named Citizen of the Year next month at the Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce 50th Annual Dinner on March 24 at Longwood Gardens.

Wawa begins selling beer in Pennsylvania |Feb 16, 2017

CONCORD >> It may have been close to 10 a.m. but the clank of beer bottles in cases and the samples of brew being passed around at the Wawa on Naamans Road gave evidence to a different day.

Police Log |Feb 16, 2017

Southern Chester County Regional Police

Tomorrow: Kennett vs. Unionville, and the community wins! |Feb 16, 2017

Kennett Consolidated and Unionville high school teachers will be having a charity basketball game this Friday FEb. 17. Proceeds will benefit JDRF.

Local immigrants join nationwide protest to prove their economic power |Feb 16, 2017

SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY >> Many immigrants in Chester County and across the United States stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate just how important they are to the nation’s economy.

1 person killed in crash on Conchester Highway |Feb 16, 2017

UPPER CHICHESTER >> One person was killed in a serious crash that shut down eastbound Route 322 (The Conchester Highway) near I-95 Thursday morning, officials said.

SEVEN IN SEVEN: Gozu thunders into city; Pop Evil, Japandroids and others have local dates |Feb 15, 2017

Welcome to “Seven in Seven,” where each Friday we take a look at shows coming to the region over the next week. Whether your musical tastes are rock and roll, jazz, heavy metal, singer-songwriter or indie, there’ll always be something to check out in the coming days.

Kennett High School’s second mini-THON set for Feb 24-25 |Feb 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Approximately 300 KHS students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 24, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

Kennett School District proposed tax hike will cost homeowners $148 more per year |Feb 14, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new preliminary budget for the Kennett Consolidated School District includes a proposed tax hike that will cost the average household about $148 a year.

Students get job offers at TCHS career fair |Feb 13, 2017

PENN TOWNSHIP >> One word not commonly used to describe a job interview is fun. However, if you were to ask students and employers who attended the inaugural Technical College High School (TCHS) Brandywine Campus Career & Training Fair, that would be the most commonly used word to describe the event.

Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival raises $16,000 for charity |Feb 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> About 800 people attended the fifth annual Kennett Square Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, and all of them got their chocolate fix.

CONCERT PREVIEW: Slice of Carnival/Mardi Gras with New Orleans Suspects and Bonerama at Ardmore Music Hall |Feb 13, 2017

Yeah, Fat Tuesday isn’t till Feb. 28, but Mardi Gras time in New Orleans has officially been underway since approximately Feb. 10.

Family Promise of Southern Chester County to host open house |Feb 13, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> Family Promise of Southern Chester County, a nonprofit dedicated to helping families with children experiencing homelessness, is hosting an Open House on Thursday, March 2 from 6 to 8 p.

2017 Chocolate Lovers Festival winners |Feb 12, 2017

Hundreds of chocolate treats, including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes, were featured at the Chocolate Lovers Festival at Kennett High School Sunday afternoon. The Festival benefits the United Way of Southern Chester County.

The Liberal Tea Party |Feb 12, 2017

What goes around comes around. Back in 2009 many Democrat Congressional folks faced angry protesters at any town hall meeting they attended. These protestors eventually became The Tea Party. What were those protestors fighting? They were protesting President Obama and his Democratic controlled Congress, who wanted to pass the Affordable Care Act (ACA) aka Obamacare.

Kennett Township Police looking for ‘person of interest’ |Feb 11, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Police are looking for a man who was detected on a home security camera and trespassing on the property.

Unionville students pitch in for project that aids developing nations |Feb 11, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> When Kathy Hrenko told members of the Longwood Rotary Club she needed assistance to build brackets and crate 45 hospital beds that are scheduled to be shipped to Tunisia, the superintendent of Unionville-Chadds Ford School district said he was pretty sure the students at the school’s technology and engineering department would be willing to help.

Hundreds take the plunge in icy waters |Feb 11, 2017

POCOPSON >> Not many people would shed their clothes, put on a swimming suit and plunge into 39-degree water in the middle of winter.

WARE VILLAGE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS |Feb 10, 2017

OXFORD >> A modern retirement community that started out years ago as a home for elderly ministers and missionaries to live out their sunset years celebrated its 40th anniversary on Feb. 7.

Philadelphia area schools announce delays due to icing |Feb 10, 2017

School districts across the region have begun announcing delays for Friday morning due to icing. A listing of delays is below and alphabetical by county, with colleges, universities.

Dinniman announced grant for SCC Regional Police |Feb 9, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> State Senator Andy Dinniman announced that New Garden Township will receive $44,000 in state funding for the merger of the New Garden and West Grove Police Departments.

A large crowd at Harry Potter Afternoon |Feb 9, 2017

WEST GROVE >> To many people “Harry Potter” is just a book. But to the kids at the Avon Grove Library on Friday afternoon, it’s a whole, exciting lifestyle.

Dental Health program held for pets |Feb 9, 2017

OXFORD >> There are few places in southern Chester County that are more animal friendly than Oxford Feed and Lumber on Railroad Avenue in the borough. There customers can find beds, house, toys food and accessories for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, chickens Guinea pigs and more.

Who’s who in the DuPont family |Feb 9, 2017

Last weekend Estate Historian of Winterthur Jeff Geoff spoke on the subject of the du Pont family to an overflow audience. There were also 140 names on the standby list. The topic cannot be covered in one hour as the number of du Ponts were counted at the 200th anniversary of landing in America and there were thousands of them.

UPDATE: School districts across Philadelphia region closings due to storm |Feb 8, 2017

School districts across the region have begun announcing delays for Thursday morning with a winter storm on the horizon. A listing of delays is below and alphabetical by county, with colleges, universities, private and parochial school delays at the bottom.

Empty bowls on display at Penn’s Grove |Feb 8, 2017

OXFORD >> They bore the humble name of “Empty Bowls,” but the work on display at Penn’s Grove School on Saturday was anything but humble.

Attorney, investigator not commenting on DNA swab motive during West Chester home invasion |Feb 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> The married couple from Coatesville charged in a bizarre home invasion involving two children in a West Chester home appeared in court Tuesday to waive their preliminary hearings.

Immaculata University’s new president is fired up |Feb 8, 2017

EAST WHITELAND >> Immaculata University officially introduced their new president, Barbara Lettiere to the school community during a brief program at Alumnae Hall on Tuesday. Lettiere, a class of ’72 alumni is no stranger to the school, she’s been a member of the school Board of Trustees for the past seven years, and is presently the chairwoman.

Wine + hot chocolate: Surprise your Valentine with this trendy treat |Feb 8, 2017

“We’re going to let some of that alcohol burn off,” said Patrick Byrne, after adding French merlot to a mixture of hot milk, dark chocolate, brown sugar, spices and more.

Free screenings of ‘Being Mortal’ set Feb. 23 at Kendal-Crosslands |Feb 7, 2017

KENNETT >> Kendal-Crosslands Communities will host two free, public screenings of the acclaimed documentary “Being Mortal” on Thursday, Feb. 23.

With fellow sheriffs, Welsh meets Trump |Feb 7, 2017

Yes, that was a familiar face sitting next to President Donald Trump Tuesday morning.

East Marlborough debates sewer needs as new construction on the horizon |Feb 7, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The pace of development in East Marlborough Township has prompted the municipality’s leadership to look at whether their sewer system is adequate.

Seven new deputies complete county training program |Feb 7, 2017

Following an eight-week training regimen that ended last week, seven new deputy sheriffs will be assuming duties throughout Chester County, and Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh couldn’t be prouder.