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C.F. Patton Middle’s green project gets high marks from federal, state officials |Sep 30, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Over the years, Patton Middle School has won several awards for its “Green” initiatives, including a Green Ribbon award last year, one of only a few schools nationwide to receive that honor.

Kennett area woman on a mission to end sex slavery |Sep 30, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Every eight minutes, a young girl in India is sold as a sex slave, according to the 2103 Global Slavery Index, which is fueled mainly due to extreme poverty and lack of education.

Police looking for 15-year-old runaway in New Garden |Sep 30, 2016

The New Garden Township Police Department is investigating a report of missing juvenile whom appears to be a voluntary runaway.

Kennett businessman Olen Grimes who faces sexual abuse charges now on house arrest |Sep 29, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> The Kennett Square businessman facing charges that he illegally filmed two young girls showering in a Poconos hotel has been placed on house arrest after allegations were made that he contacted one of the girls on social media.

700 attend Jam on the Brandywine; $15,000 raised |Sep 29, 2016

Over 700 people attended the 11th annual Jam on the Brandywine in support of the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance to raise nearly $15,000. Eight bands performed to support watershed conservation and environmental education including The Cameltones, Apache Trails, Kooligans, Davey Dickens and The Troubadors, Dreadlock Betty and The Bonehops, Steve Pepper, The Pat Kane Experience and The Scott Pemberton Trio from Portland, OR.

Officials seek input for new vision of Kennett Library; meeting set Oct. 13 |Sep 28, 2016

What would you like to see in the new Kennett Library?

11 animals seized from home; cruelty charges pending |Sep 28, 2016

Eleven animals were seized from a Franklin Township home on Monday, Sept. 26, and were found to be living in substandard conditions and a pungent odor. Some of the animals even had open wounds.

Local girls filmed in Kennett for Disney TV commercial |Sep 28, 2016

Staff Report Two film crews were in Kennett Square this week to film Alexa Arizaga and Maria Luna from Girl Scout Troop 41221 for a 90-second interstitial slot to be aired on the Disney channel beginning in mid October.

Finnish exchange students join Upland Country Day School |Sep 28, 2016

Upland Country Day School recently welcomed two exchange students from Finland. Siiri Laine and Severi Laitinen joined Upland’s 9th grade class.

Kennett High humanitarians organize summer food program |Sep 28, 2016

For the second summer, the Kennett High School Humanitarian Club volunteered at Mary D. Lang Kindergarten Center to assist students there. The club also sponsored a program at the high school.

Meet ‘Alexander Hamilton’ at Kennett Library Oct. 8 |Sep 27, 2016

The most misunderstood and least appreciated of the Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton was a patriot-soldier, aide-de-camp to General Washington, a tireless advocate for crafting the U.S. Constitution, the first Secretary of the Treasury and almost single-handedly responsible for rescuing the nation from its post-Revolutionary War financial disaster- the overwhelming debt which nearly crushed the young republic before it got started.

October is a big month for art in southern Chester County |Sep 27, 2016

From West Chester, Delaware County and Kennett Square to Greenville, Delaware, October is full of great art adventures and one-of-a-kind art events. Get in your car, find a map, and start off your October weekends with a new art treat for every week this month!

PennDOT to replace Burnt Mill Road bridge |Sep 27, 2016

Construction began Monday, September 26, to replace the Burnt Mill Road bridge over a branch of the Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township, Chester County, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced.

Hadley Fund celebrates 100 years of programs |Sep 27, 2016

The Hadley Fund is celebrating its 100th year of offering free programs to area residents that should teach “Civic Betterment Social Welfare and Education.” Founded by Charley Hadley and his sister, Irene Hadkey Baird, the Fund that is alive today.

Classic car show raises $9,000 for Kennett’s Joseph Boxler fund |Sep 26, 2016

Yorklyn, DE >> Hundreds of people attended the Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Auto Display over the weekend, a fundraiser featuring pre-World War II Roadsters and Rundabouts, held on the bucolic grounds of the Marshall Mansion and Steam Museum,

A grand day at Avon Grove High School |Sep 26, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Spirits were high at Avon Grove High School’s Homecoming on Saturday. The heat wave had broken and the parade started on time. Probably the only downer was the football game loss to West Chester East, 21-3.

Avondale mushroom firm first in nation to earn OMRI listing |Sep 23, 2016

Laurel Valley Soils, a division of mushroom substrate manufacturer Laurel Valley Farms, is the first US Composter of post-harvest mushroom substrate to receive OMRI Listing, and was recently recognized by state Senator Andy Dinniman on this milestone achievement.

Sheppard crowned Unionville Community Fair queen |Sep 23, 2016

EAST MARLBOUGH >> Eva Sheppard, a senior at Unionville High School, was crowned 2016 Unionville Community Fair Queen Thursday night at Unionville Elementary School.

Parents support Dissinger, Hillendale PTO in wake of lawsuit |Sep 22, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Scores of parents who have children enrolled at Hillendale Elementary School voiced support Monday night for the school’s principal and the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization in wake of a civil action filed against them earlier this year.

Police Reports |Sep 20, 2016

New Garden Police Driving errratically >> On Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016 at 7:11 p.m., police observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 200 block of Starr Road. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 100 block of Ellicott Road and made contact with the operator, Cody Roggio, 26, of Conestoga, Roggio exhibited signs of impairment and officers observed what was immediately identified as drug paraphernalia lying on the floor of the vehicle in plain view.

Angelo Delvalle is employee of month at Kennett YMCA |Sep 20, 2016

Angelo Delvalle, a custodian at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month.

Expanding service |Sep 20, 2016

LONDONDERRY >> When Darlene Sullivan looks back on her 27 years of training service dogs, she recalls Year One when there was only herself and one dog at her house. But that didn’t last long.

New barbecue business to open at the Market in Kennett Square |Sep 20, 2016

M n M BBQ, Catering, & Smoked Meats is set to open at The Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square on Saturday October 1st. M n M will offer traditional BBQ menu items such as BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork as well as side items like potato salad, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, cornbread as well as many other dishes.

Three AG seniors are National Merit semifinalists |Sep 20, 2016

Three Avon Grove High School students have been recognized as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program, an honor that fewer than one percent of high school seniors in the United States achieve.

Census shows area’s Hispanic population is dropping |Sep 18, 2016

Despite being a nation of immigrants, the United States has had a long, troubled history with immigration, even though immigrants fought our wars, built our railroads and enriched our culture.

Kennett Senior Center lowers price for Assisted Senior Program |Sep 18, 2016

To better serve the community, the Kennett Area Senior Center is lowering the price for the Assisted Senior Program (ASP). The Assisted Senior Program gives respite to caregivers while engaging loved ones who are experiencing dementia and cognitive decline in a variety of activities.

Eight competing for Unionville Fair Queen, Princess title |Sep 18, 2016

Two girls are competing to become Unionville Communitiy Fair Queen, and six are competing for the title of Fair Princess at the 2016 Unionville Community Fair pageant Thursday, Sept. 22 at Unionville Elementary School.

Kennett KFC manager pays bill for woman; tells her to pay it forward |Sep 16, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> It was getting late, so Tracy Dever-Taylor decided to stop in at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kennett Square to grab a quick meal for her family. With a husband who works three jobs and three children, it is often challenging for her to cook up a family dinner.

Local students qualify as National Merit semifinalists |Sep 15, 2016

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Flu shots being offered Sept. 23 in Kennett Square |Sep 14, 2016

In an effort to ensure that Kennett Square-area residents receive their flu vaccination before flu season starts, MinuteClinic will hold a Flu Shot Express Clinic at the East Baltimore Pike location in Kennett Square on Friday, Sept.

Local vape shop owners say new tax will cripple industry |Sep 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new tax on vape shops, known as a “floor tax” that was enacted as part of this year’s budget revenue package, could have a crippling effect on the vape industry and cause many stores to close, some vape shop owners say.

Local children hold fundraisers to support homeless organization |Sep 14, 2016

Some children relax over the summer break, some learn new things, and others are hard at work serving their community. Family Promise of Southern Chester County was honored recently as one of the 2016 recipients of a donation from Our Children Making Change in Southern Chester County.

Police Reports |Sep 13, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Gary Ralph Kelley, 60, of Kirkwood was arrested for DUI following a traffice stop on Route 1 north of Route 82 in Kennett Township on Sept. 3 at 12:05 a.

New Italian restaurant coming to Kennett area |Sep 13, 2016

A relatively upscale Italian restaurant may soon take its place among the new options for dining in East Marlborough Township.

Christmas season arrives early in Kennett Square |Sep 13, 2016

Big Lots in Kennett Square put up its Christmas decorations Sept. 12, officially becoming the first store to get a jump on the holiday season. But we still have a month and a half until we get to Halloween.

Patton student among 300 semifinalists in national Science Fair competition |Sep 13, 2016

Unionville Chadds Ford Student among 300 Semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair Competition

Avon Grove Charter PTO will host farm-to-table dinner |Sep 12, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> In the spirit of the legend that true love and home grown tomatoes are the only two things that money can’t buy, the folks at the Avon Grove Charter School are hosting a dinner to consume what’s grown on campus.

Results of the 31st annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 12, 2016

Amateur Mushroom Cook-off: Sunnyside of ‘Shrooms, Sherry Kozlowski, of Morgantown, West Virginia. Three Ways Mushroom Breakfast Tostada Crisp with Citrus Chipotle Sauce, by Areli Biggers, of Hopkinton, Massachusettes won second place and Mushroom Biscuit Egg Sandwich with Mushroom Ragu, by Christine Familetti, of Broomall, Pennsylvania came in third.

Record-breaking attendance for 31st-annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ideal weather Sunday, though a bit hot on Saturday, set the scene for more than 100,000 people to flock to the 31st annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival over the weekend.

Economic report paints bright future for Kennett Square, Kennett Township |Sep 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The old NVF property, a 26-acre site located off Mill Road that was once on the SuperFund list for serious contamination of land, should play a major role in the economic success of the borough and Kennett Township for the next decade.

Dominos hiring 150 new employees, including in Kennett Square |Sep 9, 2016

GLEN MILLS>>Domino’s is looking to hire 150 new employees across 15 franchise-owned stores throughout Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties through a hiring event

Bancroft students, families pitch in to make huge clay tile murals |Sep 9, 2016

Bancroft Elementary students and their families pitched in to make clay tile murals which have been placed outside of the auditorium and at the front of the building.

Mushroom Festival coming this weekend |Sep 8, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Are you ready for the mushrooms? They’re back.

Low water supply a huge problem in Kennett Township |Sep 8, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHUP >> Kennett Township may face water supply problems, and if it does, the township supervisors want to know about it.

Felony charges against Kennett Square businessman |Sep 8, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A well-liked Kennett Square businessman who experienced a tidal wave of goodwill after a debilitating automobile accident last year is now facing felony charges that he videotaped two young girls showering in a motel bathroom several years ago.

LCH to host first annual 5K, family walk Sept. 25 |Sep 7, 2016

LaComunidad Hispana will host a 5K, family walk and kid’s dash Sept. 25 at Anson Nixon Park in Kennett Square. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.

Construction of $10 million complex in Kennett Square set to begin |Sep 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council Tuesday night gave a green light to a $10 million project in the southwest section of the town that will bring scores of jobs and will increase the tax base both in the borough and in Kennett Township.

Two local firms work together to help Kennett Area Community Services |Sep 6, 2016

Although they are competitors, there are many similarities between Oliver Mechanical and The Tri-M Group.

Montgomery County DA seeks to include testimony of 13 women Bill Cosby allegedly assaulted |Sep 6, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Prosecutors called sifting through Bill Cosby’s alleged history of sexual misconduct a “herculean task” in a motion filed Tuesday to include those deeds as testimony during the entertainer’s trial.

Remembering 911, an event that tested the nation |Sep 5, 2016

It seems hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since that fateful day which dawned with a beautiful sunrise and lovely weather for all to enjoy. I was in a meeting at Wilmington Trust with other financial analysts discussing the markets and investment strategies.