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Democratic National Convention brings boon to hotels in region |Jul 22, 2016

Thousands of visitors will begin arriving in the region this weekend for the Democratic National Convention being held July 25-28 in Philadelphia. An estimated 6,000 delegates and alternates will participate in convention week activities, and thousands more are expected to join the festivities.

Living History Part 2: Hamilton and Washington were brothers-in-arms |Jul 21, 2016

The Continental Army during the Revolutionary War faced long odds against the most powerful military machine in the western world. England’s Army and Navy dwarfed those of America. Alexander Hamilton joined an artillery unit in New York to fight the British and was later made Captain of a group of about 60 troops.

Kennett Township officials fired up about enacting controversial gun ordinance |Jul 21, 2016

The long, complicated story of Kennett Township’s firearms discharge ordinance is moving toward the end of its latest chapter, which could be titled “reenactment.”

Devon Horse Show chairman from Unionville pleads guilty |Jul 21, 2016

Wayne Grafton, chairman of the Devon Horse Show, pleaded guilty Thursday to a Tredyffrin Township disorderly conduct citation, steaming from an incident during this year’s show on May 31.

New Garden, West Grove form regional police department |Jul 21, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> The second regional police force in Chester County, the Southern Chester County Regional Police Department, will form Jan. 1, 2017.

Police Reports |Jul 20, 2016

Police Avondale Barracks Domestic assault >> Wayne Lee Rowe, 50, of Upper Oxford was arrested after the report of a domestic assault in the 300 block of Village Road in Upper Oxford on July 11 at 10:39 p.

Creamery concerns misguided, Kennett officials claim |Jul 19, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> All of the cries about unsafe conditions at the Creamery, Kennett Square’s newest pop-up beer garden, appear to be unfounded.

Cat saved by firefighters |Jul 17, 2016

While the home of Saturday’s fire in London Britain Township was a complete loss. This morning we received information that a life was saved during the fire! A crew from Station 21 Oxford found a cat in the basement scared soaking wet and with smoke inhalation.

Flesh-eating bacteria kills chamber president |Jul 15, 2016

OXFORD >> Friends and neighbors filled St. Christopher’s Church on Thursday night to honor the memory of philanthropist and Chamber of Commerce President Jerome Rodio.

Massive hay fire in New Garden sends one firefighter to the hospital |Jul 15, 2016

New Garden >> Avondale firefighters spent much of Thursday dealing with a large hay bale fire at J.D. Mushrooms, located in the 200 block of Ellicott Road in the township.

Garage Youth Center gets huge grant from PEW |Jul 15, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The PEW Charitable Trust has awarded the Garage Community and Youth Center a three-year, $135,000 grant, the largest grant the organization has ever received.

Kennett Square asking churches, YMCA, senior center, to pay their fair share of taxes |Jul 15, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next couple of months, churches, The Garage Community Youth Center, The Kennett Area YMCA, the Kennett Area Senior Center and all tax-exempt properties will be getting a letter asking them to contribute their fair share of taxes.

GUIDE: How does ‘Pokemon Go’ work? |Jul 15, 2016

At this point you’ve probably heard of “Pokémon Go,” but you might not be sure how it works. If you’re interested in playing the game that’s sweeping the nation but need some insight, check out the helpful guide below.

Act readies summer musical “Grease” |Jul 15, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Avon Grove Community Theater known at “Act” is getting ready for it’s annual summer musical.

Work continues on new fitness center in Kennett Square |Jul 15, 2016

Work on the new ANCHOR life+fitness center on Broad Street off State Street in Kennett Square continues. It is located at the site of the former Kennett Fire Co. that was built in 1951. ANCHOR will be offering one-on-one personal training and small classes.

New $1.2 million ladder truck can reach every structure in Kennett |Jul 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When fire ripped through the historic Chalfant House nearly two years ago, a ladder truck from nearby Hockessin Fire Co. was needed to reach the upper floor. But with the recent acquisition of a new $1.

Kennett’s public works department saves the life of kitten stuck in sewer grate |Jul 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> a kitten is alive today thanks to the fast action of the Kennett Square Public Works Department.

Alexander Hamilton: Creating a more perfect Union, Part 1 |Jul 14, 2016

For 21st-centurymedia.com More than any other Founding Father, the story of Alexander Hamilton’s life- notably his formative years- is the least documented and most misunderstood. The details of his mother’s early unhappy marriage which ended in divorce, the exact year of his birth and his childhood education have all been issues of debate for decades among historians and biographers.

VIDEO: Experts share tips for DIY sushi success |Jul 13, 2016

Craving crunchy shrimp or California rolls? Have a taste for spicy tuna? Make your own with help from sushi experts like Tai Ha.

Police Reports |Jul 12, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Mutual assault >> Grace Ellen Hagerty, 33, of Oxford and Jennifer Marie Parsons, 26, of Gap, physically assaulted each other in the 800 block of Commons Drive in Lower Oxford Township on July 4 at 11:47 p.

Tom Musser, 81, community leader, Tri-M founder |Jul 12, 2016

W. Thomas Musser, Chairman and Founder of The Tri-M Group, LLC and lifelong resident of Chester County, PA, age 81, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his home in Kennett Square, PA; after a brave battle with brain cancer.

Kennett Copy and More to open in old Rubinstein’s building |Jul 12, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> When Rubinstein’s closed last year, loyal customers told employees Lori Amway and Rhonda Thorpe how much they would miss it, and how they wished someone could keep the store open.

New book asserts Pennock was no racist |Jul 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In his recently released biography of pitching great Herb Pennock, author Keith Craig strongly disputes the rumor that the late Baseball Hall of Famer and Kennett Square native made disparaging racial remarks about Jackie Robinson in a 1947 telephone call.

VIDEO: The best simple grilled cheese |Jul 11, 2016

Do you like or love grilled cheese but don’t care for the fancy recipes all over the internet? Check out this recipe that differs from the original just a little bit with different kinds of cheese.

Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve draws largest crowd to date |Jul 9, 2016

NEWLIN >> It was a night of good drinks, good music and good company at the sixth annual Friday Night Lights, held at the ChesLen Preserve on Friday night.

Chester County farm markets now offering fresh produce |Jul 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> If you love fresh fruits and vegetables, this is a very special time of year.

Free concerts under the stars offered in Pocopson Township |Jul 8, 2016

Bring your lawn chair, blanket and a picnic dinner to BrandywineRed Clay Alliance’s Myrick Conservation Center and listen to music under the stars in a beautiful country setting. The Sounds Under the Stars Music Series, began June 30.

Gun ordinance may be re-enacted in Kennett Township |Jul 8, 2016

For 2st-centurymedia.com They haven’t pulled the trigger on it yet, but Kennett Township’s supervisors say they aim to reenact their gun ordinance at a future meeting. The township put a gun ordinance in place in 2013, after residents complained about noise and potential hazards from unregulated private shooting ranges.

Wendy’s restaurants in Kennett Square, Oxford and Thorndale hacked |Jul 8, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >>Three Wendy’s restaurants in Chester County -- Thorndale, Kennett Square and Oxford -- were among 1,025 franchise locations nationwide where hackers stole customers’ credit and debit card information.

New sidewalks will connect Kennett Square to New Garden Shopping Center |Jul 8, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Just about any day, people can be seen walking along West Cypress Street just outside of Kennett Square, often with grocery bags in their hands. Sometimes, it’s mothers with kids in tow, other times it’s men, trying to get to jobs.

LCH to open dental center in southern Chester County |Jul 8, 2016

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) granted Kennett Square’s La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) a $350,000 award to open a new dental center to serve southern Chester County.

Victory sidewalk not built to specs allowed to remain |Jul 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Earlier this year, borough council demanded that the sidewalk in front of Victory at Magnolia Place be torn up and built properly. Being part of the new Cypress Street Reconstruction Project, the sidewalk was supposed to be half concrete, half brick.

Giant Penn Oak dies in Pocopson |Jul 7, 2016

POCOPSON >> A tree that witnessed the northward march of Hessian troops toward West Chester during the Revolutionary War has died.

Pitts deserves the accolades he’s receiving |Jul 7, 2016

Congressman Joe Pitts has been annoying liberals for the past 40 years, especially on the issues of guns and abortion. In return they routinely vote for candidates a little more to the left to represent them in Washington.

Police Reports |Jul 6, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Martin Keith Lord, 52, of Wilmington was arrested for DUI on June 25 at 11 p.m. on Spring Mill Road in Kennett Township, police said.

Find out where the #septatrouble is during today’s commute |Jul 6, 2016

While the morning commute Tuesday on the SEPTA regional rail seemed to go pretty smooth, the evening commute was a mess. How will it go today? Check out the trouble right here and Tweet it out using #septatrouble.

Kennett’s new pop-up beer garden criticized by some residents |Jul 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Creamery, the borough’s newest pop-up beer garden that has been drawing huge crowds, was criticized by some residents who claim there is excessive noise, dangerous conditions and a deteriorating quality of life for neighboring residents.

Kennett Square gets new police officer |Jul 6, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Jacob Andress was sworn in as the borough’s newest police officer Monday night.

Big tax hike for property owners in Unionville |Jul 6, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District got their tax bills in the mail this week, and the average homeowner in Chester County saw they will pay about $160 more this year, and those in Delaware County, close to $200 more.

Kennett students raise awareness for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma |Jul 5, 2016

Recently, Kennett High School students presented a check in the amount of $3,100 for the Adopt-A-Pig Foundation on behalf of the Dean Family.

Five Eagles soar in Unionville |Jul 5, 2016

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored five new Eagle Scouts, Robert Blecher, Chris Helle, Kayzad Jokhi, Joey Stoltz and Charlie Streitwieser, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church.

Landhope Farm Market opens for the season |Jul 4, 2016

Diego Medina stands near the Landhope Farm Market, which opened for the season July 3. The market, located at the intersection of routes 82 and 926, offers tomatoes, cantalopes, cucumbers, squash, blueberries, corn, peaches, plums, red and green peppers, and onions.

Local historian ponders America’s 240th birthday |Jul 4, 2016

While many Americans take it for granted that our nation will always be strong as we approach the July 4th celebration, the Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence felt otherwise.

Funds will improve intersection near old Red Rose Inn |Jul 4, 2016

State Senator Andy Dinniman and state Representative John Lawrence today joined in announcing more than $275,000 in state funding for Penn Township to improve the intersection of Route 796 and Old Baltimore Pike at the site of the former Red Rose Inn.

Route 52 between Creek Road and Pocopson Road will close for 4 days |Jul 4, 2016

East Penn Railroad, LLC is scheduled to close Route 52 (Lenape Road) between Creek Road and Pocopson Road in Pocopson Township, Chester County, from 6:00 PM Friday, July 8, through 5:00 AM Monday, July 11, for resurfacing, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.

Unionville among school districts considering later start times |Jul 4, 2016

PHOENIXVILLE >> High school students across Chester County may get a few more minutes of sleep thanks to the hard work of their classmates.

Region celebrates Independence Day with #Philly4th |Jul 3, 2016

Celebrate your Independence by sharing what’s going on in your community. Share what you are doing to celebrate the Fourth of July on Monday by using #Philly4th in your tweets and when posting your Instagram photos.

Downingtown resident among the new ‘faces’ at Mount Rushmore |Jun 30, 2016

The traditional summer college internship evokes images of a confined business office littered with a smattering of suits, neckties and dress shoes.

Pitts honored by friends and local Republicans |Jun 28, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Friends and political colleagues gathered at the Inniscrone Golf Club on Monday to wish Joe Pitts well and thank him for his service.

Area artists paint donkeys to be displayed in Philadelphia for Democratic National Convention |Jun 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> A colorful herd of 57 painted donkeys in a Philadelphia warehouse awaits its debut. The fiberglass donkeys, each painted by an artist, will be scattered around the city in time form the Democratic National Convention in July.