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New Wegmans in Chadds Ford has 500 job openings |Mar 27, 2015

What management there wants from its workers is vitality, an aptitude to serve and openness to grow for those interested in working for what the magazine has listed as one of the top “100 Best Companies to Work For.

Victory Brewing Co. on verge of opening in Kennett Square |Mar 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett Square will open sometime in April, a little more than two years after local officials created an ordinance specifically permitting brew pubs in town.

Maye, Barber win 2015 Keystone Press Awards |Mar 23, 2015

Fran Maye, editor of the Kennett Paper, and Chris Barber, editor of the Avon Grove, won professional Keystone Press Awards this week.

Tick Tock clears air over theft case where former director charged |Mar 20, 2015

The Board of Directors of Tick Tock Early Learning Center has released the following statement regarding a legal matter involving a former employee:

Joan Holliday named 2015 Outstanding Citizen of the Year |Mar 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>For the first time, the recipient of the Southern Chester County Outstanding Citizen of the Year was unable to accept the award.

Kennett humanitarians help celebrate Happiness Day |Mar 20, 2015

The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club helped students celebrate the United Nations International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20, by decorating each and every student’s locker with a message to inspire happy thoughts.

Gerald Davis honored for decades of service as police chief in New Garden |Mar 20, 2015

NEW GARDEN>> Former New Garden Police Chief Gerald Davis always believed technology could be the police department’s best friend.

Police Reports |Mar 17, 2015

State Police Avondale car search >> On March 7 at 6:26 p.m. Police stopped a car on Gypsy Hill Road in Franklin Township to investigate DUI and drug paraphernalia. Jody Dale Jordan, 44, of Landenberg and a 17-year-old male from Avondale were arrested.

‘Happiness’ being spread in Unionville, Kennett |Mar 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Nancy Pia doesn’t believe in the pursuit of happiness.

Unionville teachers and school board far off on contract talks |Mar 13, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School board and the teachers’ union have been meeting every two weeks since the first of the year trying to hammer out a new contract, but so far the two sides are very far apart.

Police Reports |Mar 12, 2015

State Police Avondale Jewelry taken >> Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Hess Mill Road in Franklin Township on March 4 in the morning and took jewelry and then fled, police said.

Potholes creating brisk business for local service stations |Mar 10, 2015

WEST CHESTER>>If you think the pothole problem is especially bad this year, you’re right.

Oh, What a beautiful production at Kennett High School |Mar 10, 2015

By Caryl Huffaker Two rehearsals and one performance had to be cancelled because of the ice and snow, but opening night of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at Kennett High school was electric.

Unionville mourns Mark Powers, 47, URA ambassador |Mar 9, 2015

UNIONVILLE>>A fund established to help pay for the college education of a Unionville man who died last week after dedicating his life to helping youth at the Unionville Recreation Association, has raised more than $20,000 in just three days.

Kennett Square funds senior center for first time |Mar 6, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> After watching neighboring municipalities for years help fund the Kennett Area Senior Center, Kennett Square council has decided it’s high time they do so as well.

Galer Estates Winery wins ‘Best in Class’ nationwide award for its Chardonnay |Mar 5, 2015

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7 municipalities interested in regional policing |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A plan to form the largest regional policing agency in Chester County has expanded to include seven municipalities.

Church thefts draw prison sentence for New Garden man |Mar 4, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A New Garden man who served as the bookkeeper of a Kennett Square church for more than 25 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing almost $60,000 from its bank accounts after he got into financial problems stemming from bad financial decisions.

Chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber |Mar 3, 2015

OXFORD >> It’s a sure sign of spring when the chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber, and last week, they arrived.

Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn |Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden |Feb 28, 2015

A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank |Feb 27, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Former Kennett football great faces sex charges |Feb 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired |Feb 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans |Feb 26, 2015

CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Still not contract |Feb 25, 2015

OXFORD >> “OAEA Still United, Still No Contract.” That was the slogan on the buttons worn by teachers at the Oxford Area School Board meeting, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Law enforcement seeks vandal who spray painted at Lincoln |Feb 25, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The Lincoln University officials are working with the Chester County District Attorney’s office to determine who spray-painted a racial slur on an entrance sign at the school.

Police Log |Feb 24, 2015

Kennett Square Robbery arrest >> On Nov. 25, at 10 p.m., police received the report that victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street.

Police Reports |Feb 24, 2015

State Police Avondale Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

Kennett Square officials creating a ‘walkable paradise’ |Feb 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a “walkable paradise,” and there’s a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough’s streetscapes project this year.

Kennett’s WIN program inspires students to succeed |Feb 16, 2015

The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one’s future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.

Kennett Square couple’s new business helps people in their native Columbia |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Colombia has the fastest growing information technology industry in the world and has longest fiber optic network in Latin America. Columbia has an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America’s fourth largest overall economy.

Kennett students learn the hard facts about drugs and deaths |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> The last words Jackie Zwann heard from her son were “I love you mom.”

Granite Run Mall demolition expected to begin in fall |Feb 12, 2015

MIDDLETOWN >> Demolition of the distressed Granite Run Mall — except for the Boscov’s and Sears anchor stores — could begin in the fall, according to attorney Joseph Riper, representing BET Investments.

Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford |Feb 12, 2015

Karle Adele Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Millersville University.

REVIEW: AMC Dine-in theatre in Chadds Ford a great experience |Feb 12, 2015

Ever since it opened in 2014, I was hot to try the new Dine-in Movie Theater at AMC Painter’s Crossing 9 at 202 and Route 1 in Chadds Ford. I had heard about Movie Tavern in Collegeville and other tri-state dine-in movie theaters, and I always thought the whole concept was cool.

Kennett Square police arrest 17-year-old on drug, gun charges |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Following a months-long investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile from Kennett Square was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of selling marijuana.

Bayard Taylor library changes its name; prepares to move out of borough |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> What’s in a name?

Murder victim, 18, wanted to own her own business; fund-raiser set up to defray expenses |Feb 10, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Karlie Hall was a hard worker who had dreams of one day owning and operating her own business.

Karlie Hall a Unionville grad, loved animals and her sisters |Feb 9, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Karlie Hall loved animals, her two sisters, and rugby.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Chocolate Lovers Festival raises $14,000 for charity |Feb 9, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>More than 1.300 people attended the third annual Kennett Square Chocolate Lovers Festival Sunday, and not a single person walked out hungry.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Wegmans opening mega-store Nov. 8 in Chadds Ford |Feb 9, 2015

Barring any weather-related construction delays, the 140,000-square foot store is slated to open Nov. 8, store manager Todd Strassner Jr. said last week during a hearing before the supervisors. He and attorney Mike Schlagnhaufer appeared to request a liquor license transfer for the Pub, the white table cloth restaurant in the market.

Local church offering drive-through ashes |Feb 8, 2015

WEST CHESTER>> “Remember, man, that you are dust and unto to dust you shall return.”

Police reports |Feb 6, 2015

State Police Drugs >> On Wednesday, Jan. 7, a student at Avon Grove High School in the 200 block of State Road in London Grove Township, a student was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Boomers is closed, but still holds happy memories |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.

Boomers in Avondale goes belly up, but doesn’t go out of business quietly |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.

New Garden’s Simpson named officer of year |Feb 3, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> As he accepted the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Award from Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan on Friday, New Garden Police Chief Gerald Simpson was virtually surrounded by a physical manifestation of the attitude that he — and others also honored in the ceremony — received the award with.

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.