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LIVE BLOG: Chester County Hot Air Balloon begins today |Jun 24, 2016

For many in Chester County and the tri-state area, June means hot air but not so much in terms of temperature nor misleading messages.

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.

Genesis Healthcare revitalizes its image |Jun 23, 2016

Genesis HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest providers of post-acute rehabilitation, announced today that it has revitalized it brand through the development of a new logo and image.

Frank and Hazel Troilo mark 70th anniversary |Jun 23, 2016

Frank and Hazel (Weller) Troilo of West Chester renewed their wedding vows at the Solana of Willistown after 70 years of marriage. In attendance were two of the original wedding party, bridesmaid Emma Latanzio and flower girl, Marie Voytilla, both of Landenberg.

Police Log |Jun 23, 2016

West Grove Police Defiant trespass >> Benjamin Lopez-Almanza, 22, of Tulip Lane, West Grove, was cited for Defiant Trespassing, after he was found on private property for which notice against trespassing had previoulsy been given.

LCH to open dental center in southern Chester County |Jun 23, 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.

Pay by phone parking coming to Kennett Square |Jun 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Parking is about to become much more convenient in the borough.

Lily’s cause of death: A broken neck |Jun 21, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Lily, the horse who gained national attention after getting shot up with a paintball gun, apparently died from a fall, causing her neck to break.

Pa. Supreme Court refuses to hear Bill Cosby’s appeal of pretrial decisions |Jun 21, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from comedian Bill Cosby on a pretrial hearing that determined there was no agreement with former District Attorney Bruce L.

Photo of gun-toting Kennett pastor strikes a chord with community |Jun 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When Doug Stirling changed his social media profile this week to one of him holding an assault rifle -- similar to the one used in the Orlando massacre -- he had no idea he would touch a very sensitive nerve in the community.

Judge allows couple to keep pool fence |Jun 21, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> In a sometimes biting and other times lyrical decision, a Common Pleas Court judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by neighbors of a New Garden same sex couple over the fence they built to enclose a planned in-ground swimming pool.

Kennett High School celebrates 125th commencement |Jun 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Under sunny skies, 305 seniors graduated Friday from Kennett Area High School during its 125th commencement exercises.

Angela Cruz named YMCA employee of the month |Jun 20, 2016

Angela Cruz, wellness attendant at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month.

Lily, the horse shot 130 times by paintballs, dies |Jun 20, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Lily, the horse that earlier this year was pelted 130 times at close range with a paintball gun, has died.

Grant performs solo at the library |Jun 19, 2016

WEST GROVE >> It was almost as if history were pulling an ironic trick on the Avon Grove Library on Friday. Robert E. Lee re-enactor Frank Orlando, who was scheduled to appear with Ulysses Grant re-enactor Ken Serfass, had to cancel because he fell ill and had to have surgery, according to a press release sent by library director Lori Schwabenbauer.

New KACS resource center to aid those living in poverty |Jun 17, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The quality of life for thousands of people living in poverty in southern Chester County just got better.

waiting game |Jun 17, 2016

Online: For updates on Friday’s game, follow @jeff_kerr and @NeilMGeoghegan on Twitter and visit papreplive.com.

LIVE: Avon Grove vs. Hempfield in PIAA Class AAAA Championship game |Jun 17, 2016

The Avon Grove softball team plays Hempfield in the PIAA Class AAAA championship game today at 1:30 and you can follow everything that happens live. Daily Local staff writers Jeff Kerr, Neil Geoghegan and Pete Bannan will be on the scene.

Upland County Day School holds commencement |Jun 16, 2016

Upland Country Day School celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2016 on Friday, June 10, 2016. Among the graduates: Alex Kiviniemi, Daniel Dai, Ville Wilpola, Griffin Dolata, Carson Davis-Tinnell, Heidi Marttila, Ceci Fralick, Rachel Hyzny and Alix Gow.

East Marlborough drug kingpin gets 27 years in jail |Jun 16, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Whether he is or is not the drug-dealing kingpin that authorities made him out to be when announcing his arrest, Salvador “Sal” Lemus-Lopez will still serve a sentence in state prison worthy of a big player in the cocaine trade.

Kaolin farmworkers win legal victory upholding decision to eject union |Jun 16, 2016

Thanks to the efforts of National Right to Work Foundation staff attorneys, Kaolin Mushroom Farms employees have won a decision upholding their vote to remove the Kaolin Workers Union (KWU). The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court unanimously ratified the results of a March 2015 union decertification election that evicted the KWU.

Local grad to compete on ABC’s hit series ‘BattleBots’ |Jun 16, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Since he was 15 years old, Alex Horne has been fascinated with building robots and now, six years later, he will be starring in ABC’s hit summer series “BattleBots.

Kennett firefighter aims to become Catholic priest |Jun 16, 2016

Austin Robuck is making progress on attaining one of his life goals, becoming a Catholic priest.

Police Log |Jun 15, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Careless Driving >> Patricia Buonocore, 48, of West Grove struck a light poles while trying to enter a parking spot at the Acme n the 800 block of Gap-Newport Pike in London Grove Township on June 6 at 11:44 a.

Kennett man narrowly escapes close encounter with black bear |Jun 14, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A man planting flowers at the front of his house narrowly escaped into his home after an encounter with a black bear.

Avon Grove graduates celebrate accomplishments |Jun 13, 2016

NEWARK, DELAWARE >> The Robert Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware was packed to the gills with friends and relatives of Avon Grove High School’s 88th graduating class on Monday night.

After drowning at park, Kennett second-graders get water safety skills |Jun 13, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> When 17-year-old Raziel Mireles drowned in the Anson Nixon Park pond nearly two years ago, administrators at the Kennett Consolidated School District agreed students should be given basic water safety survival lessons.

Sam Pancoast adds fire school graduation to high school graduation |Jun 10, 2016

Samantha Pancoast of Pocopson Township has celebrated graduating from both Unionville High School and fire school.

Spend summer in rays of sunshine for good health (photos) |Jun 10, 2016

The official first day of summer is June 20, which means it’s time to take it outdoors for swimming, bicycling, running and more.

Kennett Township ranked as safest municipality in Pennsylvania |Jun 9, 2016

Kennett Township is the safest municipality in Pennsylvania, according to the web site Safewise.

Victim of fatal shooting at Norristown McDonald’s identified |Jun 9, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> The victim of a fatal shooting in the parking lot of the McDonald’s on West Main Street on Tuesday night has been identified by police as Marquis Johnson, 24, of Coatesville, Chester County.

Kennett High seniors inspire students at first annual stroll |Jun 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> On Tuesday, June 7, members of the 2016 graduating class from Kennett High School participated in Kennett Consolidated School District’s first-ever Senior Stroll.

Six arrested for setting off fire extinguishers at Kennett Square Parking Garage. |Jun 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Six juveniles, ranging from 12 years old to 14 years old, were arrested in connection with breaking and setting off fire extinguishers at the borough’s parking garage on State and Union streets.

Unionville graduates told to ‘listen’ |Jun 9, 2016

NEWARK, DE. >> Listening is a crucial skill for success.

Kennett Consolidated School District teachers get new, 5-year contract |Jun 7, 2016

The Kennett Consolidated School District’s Board of School Directors have approved a 5-year collective bargaining agreement with the Kennett Education Association, with salary ranging from 4 percent in the first year to 2.

Kennett Square and Kennett Library explore sharing facilities in new building |Jun 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Construction of a multi-use, state-of-the-art community center that includes borough offices and the Kennett Public Library could soon be a reality.

Police Reports |Jun 6, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks In the Garage >> Someone entered a detached garage in the 1900 block of Schoff Road in West Fallowfield on May 22, 23 or 324 and took tools, police said.

Oxford Graduation: A time for reflection and celebration |Jun 4, 2016

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The seniors of Oxford Area High School celebrated their commencement on Friday in the school gym with beach balls and confetti.

Public hearing is Aug. 3 for plan to build 1,100 homes and apartments in Embreeville |Jun 4, 2016

A public hearing for a development that could change the character of the Unionville area will take place Wednesday, Aug. 3 at the West Bradford Township Building.

New pop-up beer garden in Kennett Square embraced by community |Jun 4, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Birch Street, a largely blighted area for more than a decade due to the vacancy of the old Eastern Condensed Milk Co., got new life Friday night with grand opening of The Creamery, a unique pop-up beer garden.

Soon, there could be another attraction crashing into town |Jun 3, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Mike Chambers is convinced his new project will attract visitors from miles around. All he needs is a zoning variance.

$1.3 million West Cypress Street Project finished, adding trees and even an island |Jun 3, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The West Cypress Street Reconstruction Project was finished this week, and borough officials say it makes the town much more attractive.

VIDEO, PHOTOS: Shake it up with vibration exercise machines |Jun 3, 2016

Vibration exercise machines are creating a buzz and it’s not just from the sound the platform makes when it’s on.

LIVE BLOG: Wizard World Comic Con in Philly this weekend |Jun 3, 2016

Wizard World Comic Con is in Philly this weekend and a star-studded cast has come along for the ride, including Marvel stars like Captain America actor Chris Evans.

Girl Scouts do some comparison shopping |Jun 2, 2016

Girl Scouts from Senior Troop 41865 (Kennett Square and Unioville) diligently took on the requirements of the Buying Power Badge by engaging in the skills of comparison shopping, understanding the power of earning and saving money, planning for short and long term goals, the ins and outs of earning income and its tax consequences, understanding the pros and cons of debt and introducing the career of a Certified Public Accountant.

Two hurt in plane crash at New Garden Flying Field |Jun 1, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> A 1940s-era airplane crashed after losing altitude at New Garden Flying Field Wednesday morning, colliding with a hangar and injuring two men inside the aircraft.

Live Blog Replay: Winners of Ladies Hat Day at the Devon Horse Show announced |Jun 1, 2016

Winners were announced at Ladies Hat Day at the Devon Horse Show. Winners were Pamala Bastings - best in show, Lesley Brown of Villanova - Best of Devon, Winner of Most fascinating - Michelle Leonard of Bryn Mawr, The Main Line’s own ‘hat lady.

Police Reports |May 31, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks One car accident >> Erin Moore, 21, of West Chester was not injured when she spun off the roadway on Lenape Road in Pocopson Township on May 21 at 12:19 p.m. Her car landed in a ditch, police said.

Local event organizers are models of volunteerism |May 31, 2016

The late Danish writer Piet Hein left us with a lot of pithy poems and sayings. After this week’s Memorial Day weekend of storms and then no storms, the following statement hits home:

Delightful locations await for the Home and Garden tour |May 31, 2016

Louise and Fred Dawson of Hockessin have different interests, but they make a winning combination. When you enter the house into the high ceilinged living room, it is hard not to be entranced by the fragrance of lavender from a tree in the corner.