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Kennett Township officials say no secrecy involved in McCarthy deal |Jul 30, 2015

The Kennett Township supervisors strove to answer what questions they could Wednesday night in a meeting called to address the sudden and controversial emergence of a retirement agreement with the township’s former chief of police Albert McCarthy.

Garage students use their talent to make Anson Nixon Park more appealing |Jul 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>When Kennett Square officials moved its maintenance facility from Anson B. Nixon Park to a facility off West South Street near Center street, large concrete pillars were left behind.

Science in the summer |Jul 29, 2015

West Grove >> Science in the Summer is a whole different animal from what students get in the schools. For one thing, kids don’t have to take it if they don’t want to. And second, there’s no homework or tests.

Genesis marks its 30th anniversary with big bash |Jul 29, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thirty years ago, Mike Walker felt that if he could find caring, passionate and dedicated workers, he could build a health care company that would one day become one of the best in the nation.

Kennett ‘base ball’ team celebrates 140 years |Jul 28, 2015

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> If you build it, the living historians and athletes will come.

Police reports |Jul 28, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Criminal mischief >> Someone damaged the windshield of a vehicle at a parking lot in the 800 block of East Baltinore Pike in East Marlborough Township on July 16 at 10 p.

Ferris wheel for the Mushroom Festival |Jul 28, 2015

Kennett Square >> It’s just over a month until the annual Mushroomn Festival returns to State Street in Kennett Square — this year for the 30th time.

New Garden Growers Market thrives on summer Saturdays |Jul 28, 2015

New Garden >> Thinking about eating and living healthy? To get a good start, stop by the New Garden Growers Market any Saturday morning at the site of the public works building, May through late September to get some inspiration.

Kennett area scout helps needy in his community |Jul 27, 2015

The Kennett Area Food Cupboard received some much needed donations this month when Patrick Iacocca, a member of Boy Scout Troop 22, led a neighborhood food drive. The scout planned and led the neighborhood drive because of the significant need Kennett Area Community Services has during the summer.

While teacher waits for a heart transplant, community rallies to help |Jul 25, 2015

Early last December – in her early 40s and happily employed as a history teacher at Valley Forge Military Academy – Linda Jara began doctoring for a sinus infection before “being blindsided” by a heart failure diagnosis two weeks later.

Ceramics passion brings clean water to developing nations |Jul 25, 2015

A Glenmoore potter has found a way to combine his love of ceramics with his passion to help people in third-world countries.

Perspective on Parenting: Protecting children from grief |Jul 25, 2015

When my first child was born, I experienced a tidal wave of emotions. As I embraced my infant overjoyed, I whispered in her tiny ear her that I’d always protect her. I even briefly visualized those moments in her future where she may need me the most: her first fall from her bike; her first time being confronted by mean kids at school; and her first break up.

Good Neighbors benefits from kids’ help in fixing homes |Jul 24, 2015

Avondale >> Several southern Chester County families who were having to chose between basic necessities and fixing their houses got needed help last week from the Good Neighbors Home Repair group.

Police reports |Jul 22, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Christopher Reynolds, 41, of West Grove was arrested for DUI foloowing a traffic stop on Lewsiville Road in New London Township on July 8 at 12:10 a.m.

Chester County Republicans must eschew Trump |Jul 22, 2015

There may be some places in America where aspiring presidential candidate Donald Trump’s insulting rhetoric is appropriate, but we don’t know where, and it’s not Chester County.

‘Hello, Dolly!’ arrives in town and delights audiences |Jul 22, 2015

Lower Oxford >> Avon Grove Community Theater — ACT — has returned again this summer with another delightful musical at Lincoln University’s Ware Little Theater.

Residents and council urge dialogue with library |Jul 21, 2015

Kennett Square >> As residents filed in to the borough council meeting on Monday, there was an atmosphere of excitement as they anticipated a spirited confrontation between supporters and opponents of the Kennett Square Library.

The soccer boys of summer don’t mind the seasons |Jul 21, 2015

Kennett Square >> The dimensions of the tiny back yard a bunch of kids call their soccer field belies the skill and dedication that takes place on its turf.

NEW BEGINNINGS: First trip to Europe brings back memories of past travels |Jul 18, 2015

Much of life seems to be made up of a series of mundane occurrences that happen day after day — alarm sounds, press snooze, get up, brush teeth, dress, and on and on it goes.

The Globetrotting Graduate: Why solo traveling can be inspirational |Jul 18, 2015

There are a lot of articles on the Internet about the “solo female traveler” but each one misses an important point. Whether female or male, being a solo traveler encourages personal growth and independence.

Expanded amenities aim at enhancing Elmwood Park Zoo experience |Jul 12, 2015

NORRISTOWN >> Sure, you’ll still come mainly for the world-class animals, but neither the cuddly red pandas nor the engaging giraffes will mind if you find the Jus’ Java coffee creations and the expanded variety of zoo grub compelling attractions in their own right.

Anonymous quilt maker sews blanket for local WWII vet |Jul 12, 2015

Parkesburg >> The folks at the Parkesburg Veterans of Foreign Wars post never forget that they have a hero among them.

Bikers thunder into town with gifts for Neighborhood Services |Jul 12, 2015

Oxford >> Bikers as far as the eye could see thundered into the borough on Saturday with enough food and home goods to stock the Neighborhood Services Center until late fall.

Acupuncture business opens in Kennett Square |Jul 10, 2015

Acupuncture At Kennett Square, LLC, opened its doors July 6th. Janine Wrzesniewski, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac., L.Ac., NTP, sole-proprietor of healthcare services for 26 years, with previous practices in Maryland and Hawai`i, is now seeing clients at: 312 West State Street, Suite 201, in Kennett Square.

Facility for homeless in Kennett Square in dire need of financial assistance |Jul 10, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> There are some days Tina Butcher just isn’t sure she can put enough food on the table to feed the homeless people at the shelter she operates on Birch Street with her sisters.

Police Reports |Jul 9, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Theft from vehicle >> Overnight on June 28, someone forced entry into a locked SUV in the 300 block of Mill House Road in New London Township and took a laptop sachel, police said.

BVA offers music under the stars |Jul 9, 2015

Pocopson >> Summer is a busy time for the Brandywine Valley Association, which recently merged with its partner, the Red Clay Valley Association. In addition to its usual conservation, educational and camp activities, it presents its annual free suumer concert series under the stars sponsored by Peco Energy.

Kennett Square mayor calls for witholding of library funds; cites lack of transparency, lack of representation |Jul 7, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Mayor Matt Fetick Monday night called for the formation of a task force and withholding of donations to the Kennett Public Library until the library’s board of directors appoints a representative from the borough to its board.

Nightscape Opens at Longwood Gardens |Jul 6, 2015

Last Wednesday was opening night for “Nightscape, a Light and Sound Experience” by Klip Collective. This new show at Longwood gardens will run Wednesdays through Saturdays through Oct.

Musical |Jul 6, 2015

Lower Oxford >> Avon Grove Community Theater (ACT) is returning again this summer with another popular musical.

Oxford greets its new library addition with a ribbon cutting |Jul 4, 2015

Oxford >> Chester County’s oldest library celebrated the beginning of a new era with the cutting of the ribbon at its front door.

Preliminary public transportation details for Pope’s visit to Philadelphia released |Jul 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Mayor Michael A. Nutter, City and agency officials announced preliminary information about public transportation options during the World Meeting of Families convening, Sept. 22 to 25, 2015, and the weekend of the Papal Visit, Sept.

Governor signs new law to help protect volunteers |Jul 2, 2015

State Senator Andy Dinniman and the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee t passed House Bill 1276, legislation that addresses the concerns raised by volunteers who work with children regarding increased background checks under the new Child Protective Services Law.

Local man walking 8,992 miles for disabled veterans |Jul 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> Every night for the past 8 years, Michael Roberts dreams that a 14-year-old boy is taunting him to shoot him in the head. It’s a nightmare, and for Roberts, it’s unavoidable.

Seniors watch flag-raising program in Kennett Square |Jul 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Flags don’t last forever, and when it came time for the American Flag to be replaced at the Friends Home in Kennett Square, it was decided it should be done close to Independence Day.

New initiative will help local Hispanics |Jul 1, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Chester County Commissioner Terrance Farrell was in Kennett Square Tuesday night to announce a new initiative aimed to help the county’s 34,000 Hispanics.

Looking for Fireworks in Southern Chester County? |Jun 30, 2015

Here’s where you can go to see fireworks:

Police Log |Jun 30, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Stop sign >> Breanna Baldwin, 20, of Avondale was cited for stop sign violation after a collision with another car at the stop sign on Unionville road at its intersection with West Locust Road in East Marlborough Township on June 28 at 8:11 a.

Proceed with caution using those fireworks |Jun 28, 2015

Kennett Square >> Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as apple pie, but without cautious use they can pose a much greater threat than that sweet dessert.

‘Legendary’ exhibit at The African American Museum in Philadelphia explores house ballroom culture |Jun 27, 2015

Photographer Gerard H. Gaskin creates art, but also shines a light on people who need to be seen.

Perspective on Parenting: 10 years a mom |Jun 27, 2015

Years ago, as a communications professional in the corporate world, I remember when my colleagues were honored for a decade or more of service. In a world where attention spans are gradually diminishing, doing anything constructive for 10 years can be considered quite an accomplishment.

GLOBETROTTING GRADUATE: Why I keep going back to Paris |Jun 27, 2015

Paris is not my favorite place to visit, yet I find myself consistently revisiting the city. Outside of London, it is the foreign city I know best.

Demolition vehicles set the stage for Red Rose renovation |Jun 26, 2015

Penn >> As the United States approaches Independence Day, the most historic of its holidays, a local building that goes back to the nation’s origins is undergoing a radical transformation.

Police Reports |Jun 26, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Pizza shop >> Dana Richard Gill, 50, of cochranville allegedly stole a wallet from Pasquale’s Pizz Shop in the 3000 block of Limestone Road in West Fallowfield township on June 6 at 11:35 a.

Program for special needs children thriving in Pocopson |Jun 26, 2015

POCOPSON>>It was about this time last year that the Barn at Spring Book Farm, a facility that provides a barn-type educational setting for special needs children, announced it would be closing.

Kennett Square dentist has the cure for migraine sufferers |Jun 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> The last straw for Amy Lewis, 36, (not her last name) came after she was forced to stay in bed all day long with an icepack on her head, unable to play with her two-year-old son or go out with her husband.

Sandberg resigns |Jun 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> Ryne Sandberg has resigned as Phillies manager in his third season as Philadelphia struggles with the worst record in baseball.

Another new development on the fast track in Kennett Square |Jun 25, 2015

A developer’s plan that involves construction of a new complex near Victory Brewing Co. now involves a dog park and a walking trail, and preliminary plans will be submitted this week.

Newlin girl competing for Miss Pre-Teen USA |Jun 25, 2015

Sophia McLaughlin, who resides in Newlin Township, will be travelling to Washington D.C. the weekend of July 4 to participate in the National Miss United States pageant for the title of Miss Pre-Teen United States 2015.

Brew Hub: Craft brewing in the Philly region |Jun 25, 2015

The Craft Beer industry has soared to new heights globally, and the Philadelphia area has been a flagship of homebrewed growth and innovation.