Avon Grove Parade was like a Norman Rockwell painting |May 27, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade could easily have been the subject of a Norman Rockwell painting.

West Chester public works employees rescue 4-week-old kitten from storm drain |May 26, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A four-week-old kitten trapped in a storm sewer, fending off rats, was rescued by West Chester’s Public Works Department Thursday afternoon.

Kennett Middle student aims for musical stardom; her song airs on radio and published on iTunes |May 25, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> When Felicia Berrier started singing at a talent show when she was in first-grade at Greenwood Elementary School, she knew her voice was something special.

Bill to reimburse ambulance companies advances to Senate |May 25, 2017

Legislation drafted by Rep. Steve Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware) that would require ambulance companies to be reimbursed for providing medical treatment, even if the patient is not transported to a hospital, was unanimously approved by the House.

NCCC helps to conserve Southern Chester County’s beauty |May 25, 2017

Kennett Square>> An AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team is serving with The Land Conservancy (TLC) for Southern Chester County from May 15 to June 2. The team is helping to preserve the natural beauty of Southern Chester County through service on several preserves.

Sucker-punch suspect now a wanted man after failing to show for hearing |May 25, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Legal problems continue to mount for the former East Fallowfield man accused of throwing a sucker punch at a physically challenged man outside a West Chester convenience store, an incident that was captured on videotape and drew national attention.

Junior Girl Scouts from Unionville Elementary publish books |May 24, 2017

Fifth Grade Junior Girl Scouts from Unionville Elementary thought hard about what to do for their Bronze Award. This is the highest Award Junior Girl Scouts can earn. They knew they wanted to do something for their school.

Dr. Federico Ceppa is new LCH director of primary care |May 24, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE>>Dr. Federico Ceppa, MD, who joined La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) as a physician in October 2015, was recently appointed to Director of Primary Care.

Staff Picks: Best factory tours near Philadelphia |May 23, 2017

It’s no seceret that Pennsylvania is home to some of the most famous brand names in the country but some may be surprised to learn our area is also home to some of the best tours of the factories where those products are made.

Man charged with sucker punching man with disability moves out of state |May 23, 2017

COATESVOLLE >> The man charged with mocking and sucker punching a man with Cerebral Palsy outside a convenience store in West Chester has moved out of state.

Coatesville man mocks, sucker punches man with cerebral palsy |May 22, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> A Coatesville man has been arrested after he mocked and then sucker punched a man who has cerebral palsy in an incident outside of a borough convenience store, police said.

Kennett Township receives Governor’s Award |May 21, 2017

HARRISBURG >> Kennett Township received the 2017 Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence in Building Community Partnerships recently.

Patton student and his father run marathons in all 50 states and all 7 continents |May 21, 2017

UNIONVILLE>>Do the math: Multiply 26.2, the length, in miles, of a marathon, by 50, the number of states. That’s 1,310 miles.

Weather ideal for 28th annual Kennett Run |May 20, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> With temperature in the low 60s and a cloud cover, the weather was ideal for the 28th annual Kennett Run Saturday morning.

United Way of Southern Chester County donates $800,000 to local non-profits |May 19, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The United Way of Southern Chester County raised $800,000 during its 2016-17 fundraising campaign, fueled by the addition of 635 new donors.

Longwood Gardens debuts $90 million main garden fountain |May 19, 2017

On May 27, visitors to Longwood Gardens will be able to see a water show unlike any in the world. But on May 18, a the fountains debuted with a private showing to municipal officials, foundation sponsors, and select others.

Kennett Township officials approve study to examine viability of indoor agriculture |May 18, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>>A new study may help verify Kennett Township officials’ belief that the area could be a future mecca for indoor agriculture.

Nicole Lewis named YMCA Employee of the Month |May 18, 2017

Nicole Lewis, a Kennett YMCA employee who works in the School Age Child Care program, has been named Employee of the Month.

KKK plans rally with cross burning in Lancaster County Saturday |May 18, 2017

QUARRYVILLE >> A Ku Klux Klan chapter is planning a rally Saturday in southern Lancaster County.

Police Log |May 16, 2017

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Meeting on gun safety coming to Kennett Square |May 16, 2017

Kennett Square >>Gun Sense Chester County (formerly The Chester County Coalition to Prevent Gun Violence) is offering a “public invited lecture and discussion” for anyone interested in learning more about gun regulation, a brief overview of proposed legislation and an open discussion of the goals and approach to gun safety by Gun Sense Chester County.

West Grove couple buys Hank’s Place |May 14, 2017

CHADDS FORD >> In years passed, Anthony Young would stop in at Hank’s Place for lunch so often that he became known as “Turkey Club Guy.”

Dealing with cancer while pregnant, local woman’s spirits lifted by the life inside her |May 13, 2017

PHOENIXVILLE >> It’s a Tuesday late in April and Melissa Gormley sits in a recliner, cherishing the bumps and kicks from her baby, growing inside her womb.

Kids join the effort to support the garden |May 13, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> You could almost hear John Denver, Pete Seeger and Arlo singing “The Garden Song’s” — “Inch-by-inch, row-by-row” — as the little kids dashed through the ribbons and released the lady bugs in the 2017 Kennett Community Garden on Friday night.

Ed Zunino, longtime Kennett Square police chief, dies |May 12, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ed Zunino, a longtime Kennett Square police chief, died Friday morning. He retired last year after 42 years in law enforcement.

Meehan recognizes local students with Scholar-Athlete award |May 12, 2017

Great Valley>>Congressman Patrick Meehan has honored high school juniors from across Chester County with the Congressional Scholar-Athlete Award, given to students who exemplify the selfless dedication to school and sports that define the leaders of tomorrow.

Kennett school directors approve preliminary budget; new hires |May 11, 2017

Kennett Consolidated School District directors approved the following:

Kennett Creamery reopens May 26 |May 11, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> After a widely successful inaugural year in 2016, The Creamery plans to reopen its garden gates to the Kennett Square community and visitors alike on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Police Reports |May 10, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks Firearms >> A 29-year-old male from Kennett Square attempted to buy a firearm at Target Solutions on Route 41 in London Grove Township on Nov. 17, 2016 at 11:36 a.

Parents tell Kennett school directors to take action on immigration problem |May 9, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Parents of students in the Kennett Consolidated School district told school directors Monday night not enough is being done to address the immigration problem that began when Donald Trump assumed the presidency earlier this year.

Genesis Healthcare announces first quarter losses |May 9, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Genesis Healthcare Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $50.8 million in its first quarter, compared to $43.0 million in the previous year’s quarter.

Kennett High Reading Olympics Team brings home Blue Ribbon |May 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Twelve Kennett High School students, led by Senior Captain Andrew Lihou and Junior Captain Pam Moonthianngam, brought home a blue ribbon from the Chester County Intermediate Unit Reading Olympics on Friday, April 28, 2017.

Kennett High students exhibit artwork; principal says KHS students ‘simply amazing’ |May 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Last week, Kennett High School artists displayed their talents for their fellow students, teachers, staff, and the Kennett community. The show, held in the school’s auxiliary gym, was open to the public for viewing on Wednesday evening, and students and staff also had the opportunity to attend the show during the school day on Thursday.

County residents save $835,000 in prescription drug costs |May 8, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Chester County residents who have taken advantage of the County’s prescription discount program have collectively saved nearly $835,000 in prescription drug costs since the start of the initiative.

Route 322, Horseshoe Pike, closed at Route 82 due to trash truck crash |May 8, 2017

WEST BRANDYWINE>> Route 322, Horseshoe Pike, has been closed between Little Washington Road and Route 82 due to a trash truck driving off-road and knocking over a power line pole.

Thousands fill the street at Mexican festival |May 7, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> On Sunday, State Street was filled with celebrants of the Mexican festival Cinco de Mayo — the date that commemorates the Mexican Army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862.

Scores of anglers will have fish for dinner |May 6, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> There were plenty of trout ready to bite in the park on Saturday morning, and the anglers were there to take advantage of the previous day’s stocking.

Physics whiz kids headed for Singapore championships |May 5, 2017

WEST FALLOWFIELD >> Two bright physics students from Octorara High School are headed to Singapore in July for what is known as the “Physics World Cup.” They will be competing against other high school physics champions from 31 other countries.

Willowdale Steeplechase a truly community family event |May 4, 2017

Top level horse racing over jumps, a gorgeous race course with uninterrupted views, elegant tailgating, high fashion and, most importantly, a community coming together to support these worthy causes: clean water, veterinary excellence and services for children with special needs.

Sitting Pretty: Miss Nancy Nicholas Memorial Side Saddle Race |May 4, 2017

Be there for the spectacle and excitement this Sunday at The Willowdale Steeplechase which is hosting its first side saddle race ever, The Miss Nancy Nicholas Memorial Side Saddle Race. New fences have been constructed especially for this race.

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Scores of law enforcement officers from Chester County to attend slain trooper’s funeral Friday |May 4, 2017

WEST CHESTER >> Scores of law enforcement officers from Chester County are attending the funeral Friday for Cpl. Stephen Ballard, the Delaware State Police trooper gunned down outside a Wawa in northern Delaware.

Where to buy Willowdale Steeplechase tickets |May 4, 2017

Whether you’re a horse enthusiast or just like to have a fun and beautiful day in the country, it’s time to make plans for this wonderful Chester County family event!

There’s much strategy involved in Willowdale fence jumping |May 4, 2017

WILLOWDALE >> “So, ya tink yer horse can beat mine over dose hedges, fences, ditches and banks, boy?” (pronounced “Bye” in County Cork). Let’s start here at dis church steeple and finish over dere at dat one, boy!”

Tax hike planned in Unionville-Chadds Ford School District |May 4, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Property owners in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District will see a weighted tax hike of 2.16 percent next year if school directors adopt a preliminary 2017-18 budget as presented Monday night.

The $100,000 Willowdale Steeplechase Challenge |May 4, 2017

A $100,000 Steeplechase Challenge is on the race card for the 25th Anniversary Running of The Willowdale Steeplechase! This “Challenge” will help to celebrate Willowdale’s 25th Anniversary and The Pennsylvania Hunt Cup’s 83rd running.

Working at Willowdale Steeplechase requires yoga |May 4, 2017

Things are getting kind of hectic around here.

Conservancy reaches Beaver Valley goal |May 4, 2017

chadds ford >> The Brandywine Conservancy confirmed Thursday that it had met its $8 million goal to help save the Beaver Valley property in Concord from a proposed housing development.

Fashionable and functional: What to wear at Willowdale |May 4, 2017

Spring has finally sprung in the Brandywine Valley so put away those snow boots and break out some fashion-forward footwear. The annual Mother’s Day Races at The Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square are the perfect place to enjoy the warming weather while socializing and watching world-class horse racing.

Homeowners’ group wants road deeded to township |May 4, 2017

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Other than wanting to help resolve the matter, Kennett Township officials say they “don’t have a dog in the fight” among neighbors on Black Rock Hill Road.