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Kennett student wins state and qualifies to Nationaql Technical Competition |May 26, 2015

Gilberto Correa, a senior at Kennett High School, won first place in the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) at the 48th Annual SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Competition, held in Hershey in April.

Del Bittle pays bill for volunteers’ meals after supervisors reject it |May 26, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>When Del Bittle’s barn burned to the ground 25 years ago, he realized the importance of volunteer firefighters. It took eight fire companies all night to extinguish the blaze.

Crowds line the parade route in Kennett Square |May 25, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Friends of parade Chairman Bill Taylor know that as soon as one Memorial Day is over, he starts getting ready for the next one. Even as the leaves turn in autumn and the snows fly in January, Taylor has a list going and has already lined up a heavy percentage of the marchers.

Library House and Garden Tour Looks Like a Fascinating Group of Homes |May 24, 2015

The Library House & Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 6, has six authentic historic houses dating from 1690 to 1838 and two homes that are built in the 20th century but look as though they have been here for hundreds of years.

My Two Cents |May 24, 2015

It’s too early to endorse any candidates for President, but I’ve finally found a conservative Republican who gets it, at least on one issue that is important to most Baby Boomers. Former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News TV host, and Bass player with his “Little Rockers” Rock Band, Mike Huckabee does get it.

West Grove marks Memorial Day with ceremony and parade |May 23, 2015

As he does every year, host Col. Hank Detering, USMC (retired) reminded the spectators and participants at the 17th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade that the holiday was more than the first day of summer or the time to bring out the barbecue set.

Webb earns honor for service to EMS |May 22, 2015

Kennett Square >> Steve Webb, who retired after 32 years of serving the county’s emergency services providers in a variety of positions, earned its highest honor at the 11th annual EMS awards Ceremony on Thursday.

Albert McCarthy honored for 42 years of police service |May 21, 2015

For 21st-centurymedia.com Friends, family, coworkers, local officials, and other well-wishers formed an overflow crowd at Kennett Township’s headquarters on Wednesday night to thank Albert McCarthy for his 42 years of service to the area as a police officer and longtime chief.

New Kennett Square borough manager plans to lead Kennett Square to greater prosperity |May 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>The borough’s newest manager was born and raised in Kennett Square, doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty, and has plans to make the town even more vibrant.

Chester County Open Studio Tour of Artists an Eye Opener |May 21, 2015

The 2015 Open Studio Tour of Chester County Artists was impressive. How delighted I was with the tour. There were 47 studios with works by 100 artists. The artists were ready for the visitors. I have never seen so many studios swept so clean.

wARNING! WATCH OUT FOR BLINKING BUS LIGHTS! |May 21, 2015

Last Thursday morning a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car as he approached the school bus along 3rd Street in Oxford.

Jennersville Hospital hosts Memorial Ride |May 21, 2015

Penn >> Jennersville Hospital played host on Thursday to a caravan of bicycle riders traveling in honor of fallen EMS colleagues.

Oxford looks forward to revitalization |May 20, 2015

Oxford >> The plan for revitalizing the Borough of Oxford is changing with the community, At a public meeting Thursday, May 14, the Revitalization Task Force gave an explanation of what they are doing, and asked for more public feedback to keep the project moving forward.

Oxford recognizes its best |May 20, 2015

OXFORD >> The Monday, May 18 meeting of Oxford Borough Council was held at the Oxford Senior Center for the annual Citizen Recognition Awards, presented by Mayor Geoff Henry to those who have improved the quality of life in the borough.

Marking Memorial Day in southern Chester County |May 20, 2015

Kennett Square Parade There will be a predicted 12,000 to 15,000 spectators in Kennett Square to greet more than 1,000 participants ranging from high school marching bands and Glasgow High School JRROTC color guard to Civil War re-enactors, World War II Grand Marshals, bag pipers and fife & drum companies, according to a press release issued by Parade Chairman Bill Taylor.

Kennett Square gets new, refined historic district |May 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>By a 4-3 vote, council Monday night adopted an ordinance that creates a new, expanded historic district, disbands the borough’s historic commission, and creates a unified Historic Architectural Review Board.

Kimmel handily defeats Hicks for seat in East Marlborough |May 19, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Christine Kimmel easily defeated Richard Hicks for a seat on East Marlborough supervisors by nearly a 3-to-1 margain, according to unofficial returns. If she wins the general election this fall, she will become the first female supervisor on the board.

Ideal weather draws record crowd for Kennett Run |May 16, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Under mostly sunny skies, thousands of people attended the 26th annual Kennett Run Saturday in what officials said was a record year for participation.

Unionville students win big in stock market game |May 15, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Investing in the stock market can pay huge dividends, as long as the portfolio is diversified, the companies are researched, and it’s considered a long-term investment.

McCarthy announces plans to retire |May 14, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>>Police Chief Albert McCarthy, who has been on paid administrative leave since being involved in a car accident April 14 while on duty, has announced his retirement.

Rubinstein’s in Kennett closing after 35 years in business |May 14, 2015

NEW GARDEN>> After 35 years in business in the Kennett Square area, Rubinstein’s, an office supply store, will close June 30.

Kennett High inducts NHS members |May 14, 2015

The Kennett High School Blue and White Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed 2014-15 inductees at a ceremony and reception this spring.

Kennett Public Library staff member earns national award |May 14, 2015

Ivy Noelle Weir, in charge of adult and young adult programming at Kennett Public Library, has been selected by the American Library Association (ALA) to participate in its 2015 class of Emerging Leaders.

Hicks, Kimmel vie for seat in East Marlborough |May 12, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> An attorney is trying to become the first female supervisor in next week’s Republican primary.

Kennett school directors honor outstanding students, retiring principal |May 12, 2015

The members of the Kennett Consolidated School District School Board took time at their monthly meeting, which was held at Kennett Middle School, to honor students who had achieved at high levels in problem-solving competitions organized by the Math Olympiad, a national organization that stimulates enthusiasm for mathematics.

Police Reports |May 12, 2015

New Garden Marijuana >> On April 27, 2015 at 2:19pm, police observed a vehicle with an expired registration on W. Cypress Street. A traffic stop was conducted in the 700 block and contact made with the occupants.

Two new part-time officers join Kennett Township police force; McCarthy still on paid leave |May 8, 2015

The officers, Richard Bell and Johnathan Ortiz, raised their hands and repeated the oath of office to District Judge Daniel Maisano as the Kennett Township supervisors and other spectators looked on.

Police reports |May 8, 2015

State Police Avondale Endangering >> Courtney Anne Pinto, 36, of Oxford accidently shot a gun into a garage in the 300 block of Union School Road in Lower Oxford Township on April 11 at 10 p.

It’s official - it’s now Kennett Public Library |May 8, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>It’s official. The Bayard Taylor Memorial Library in Kennett Square is now the Kennett Public Library.

Kennett High student video producers score in 10-day challenge |May 7, 2015

A group of Kennett High school students have stepped up to the challenge, the 10 Day Film Challenge that is, and two have emerged as high scoring award winners. The high school students in Frank Vanderslice’s video production class took part in an intense project in which teams of students make a movie -- writing, shooting, editing and scoring it, in just 10 school days and only on the school campus.

Art Watch: Don’t miss the Chester County Studio Tour |May 7, 2015

May is a month-long art tour-de force, starting with Gallery Walk in West Chester which took place May 1 and the biggest art event of the summer The Chester County Studio Tour on May 16 and 17, followed by The Downingtown Fine Arts Festival May 30 and 31.

Willowdale Steeplechase - The upside of falling down |May 5, 2015

Trying not to fall into Spartanburg’s sewage treatment plant was a first and last consideration on every ride on Tommy Pierce’s ponies. That was South Carolina. When my family migrated north to Pennsylvania, we had a lot more country to ride over.

Nuns from St. Rocco get ‘closer to God’ by flying for first time |Apr 29, 2015

NEW GARDEN>>John Tiplady, flight instructor at New Garden Flying Field, glanced at his computer at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday and didn’t like what he saw. Wind speeds of more than 25 mph were being predicted, and he knew flying a single-engine airplane in winds greater than 15 mph can be dangerous.

Kennett Township digs into reserve to cover McCarthy’s paid leave |Apr 26, 2015

KENNETT TOWNSHIP>> Residents are getting 100 hours of police coverage weekly in wake of Police Chief Albert McCarthy being placed on paid administrative leave.

Sharrett to retire after 23 years at St. Patrick’s in Kennett Square |Apr 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>The pastor of St. Patrick’s church in Kennett Square is retiring next month, which marks 50 years since he was ordained a priest.

Fun, games and a good time at Kennett Prom |Apr 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> “Promposal” was all the rage this year for the Kennett Prom, and is culminated in a good time Friday night at the DuPont Country Club in Delaware, site of the Kennett Prom.

Mushroom Festival awards $80,000 in grants to 47 local organizations |Apr 22, 2015

On April 17, the Red Clay Room filled with Mushroom Festival supporters for this year’s Spring Gala, the event where the Mushroom Festival awards the grants to local non profit organizations.

House arrest for local man who fired handgun inside his home |Apr 22, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> Thirty days of house arrest followed by a year of probation has been ordered for a southern Chester County man who police say admitted accidentally firing a handgun inside his home when his 14-year-old daughter and wife were present.

Plan would delay opening time for Unionville High School |Apr 22, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>> Citing health benefits, Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors are considering a proposal to start the school day for high school students up to an hour later.

Victory opens second brewpub in Kennett Square |Apr 21, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Two years after borough council created an ordinance specifically allowing brew pubs in town, Victory Brewing Co. opened this week in Kennett Square at the corner of Cypress Street and Mill Road.

Four Unionville teens from Troop 22 earn Eagle status |Apr 21, 2015

Boy Scouts of America Troop 22 in Unionville honored four scouts last Sunday when they received the rank of Eagle. Troop 22, chartered in 1924 was begun by P.S. du Pont, who hired the first Scoutmaster.

Kennett YMCA recognizes Genesis HealthCare |Apr 21, 2015

Genesis HealthCare, Inc. (Genesis), one of the largest post-acute care providers in the United States, today announced that Genesis received the Kennett Area YMCA’s Annual Corporate Sponsorship Plaque for their ongoing commitment to the Kennett Area YMCA.

Police Reports |Apr 17, 2015

State Police Avondale DUI >> Melissa Murphy Ludwig of Cochranville was arrested for DUI following a crash at Ewing Road east of Barnsgate in Londonderry Township on April 2 at 7:35 p.m., police said.

Kennett teacher is Citadel finalist |Apr 16, 2015

Michael Kelly is the finalist for the Kennett Consolidated School District in Citadel’s Heart of Learning Program. He was given his finalist award at the Kennett High School faculty meeting on Monday, April 6, by representatives from the Oxford Branch of the Citadel Federal Credit Union.

Kennett antique store like stepping back in time |Apr 14, 2015

Look to your right, for instance, and you can’t help noticing there’s a dressmaker’s dummy there, with a formal dress on it and ropes of pearls.

Construction of new Route 926 bridge in Pocopson delayed |Apr 11, 2015

POCOPSON>>Construction to replace the deteriorated bridge on Route 926 near Pocopson Road that spans the Brandywine Creek which was supposed to take place later this year has been delayed until March of 2016.

Police seek two in early-morning armed robbery |Apr 11, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Police are looking for two men who robbed a store at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

Plan calls for 175 luxury apartments in downtown Kennett Square |Apr 10, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Borough officials are considering a plan that would bring 175 luxury apartments and a pub restaurant to the western section of town.

Little Black Dress a girls’ night out to support a great cause |Apr 10, 2015

Tick Tock Early Learning Center’s fifth annual Little Black Dress event is on Saturday, April 18 in Kennett Square. Several fun and exciting new vendors and artisans will bring the latest designs in fashion jewelry and many other accessories for women of all ages.

Criminal charges filed against Kennett bus driver who left child on bus 6 hours |Apr 9, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a bus driver who left a 7-year-old Kennett student on a bus for nearly six hours unattended.