Put a little jingle in your holiday spirit with these local events |Dec 2, 2016

Need a little boost to your holiday spirit? Put on your Santa hat and head out to one or all of these events. And don’t miss out of any of the other seasonal favorites found in this

Police reports |Dec 2, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Storage unit >> A resident of Pocopson Township reported that she had items worth $700 taken from her new home in the 1500 block of Washington Lane in Pocopson on Oct.

Volunteers take on a graffiti epidemic |Dec 2, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> A building that has been the repeated target of graffiti taggers got a facelift on Saturday as friends and neighbors came with paint and brushes to cover up the offensive markings.

Good news! No tax increase in Kennett Square |Dec 1, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> There will be no tax increase for borough residents next year, and there will be no increase in water, sewer or solid waste fees, according to a preliminary $13 million budget set to be adopted Monday, Dec.

Kennett Middle School represented at national conference |Dec 1, 2016

In early October, Kennett Middle School science teacher Mrs. Joy Rosser traveled to Austin, Texas, to present at the 43rd Annual Conference for Middle Level Education.

Kennett High Model UN club attends competition at Temple |Dec 1, 2016

Recently, Model UN club members attended OwlMUN, a Model UN conference sponsored by Temple University. Kennett students participated in a variety of activities as they debated world issues and crises.

Santa and the missus dropped off on the way to fire call |Dec 1, 2016

WEST GROVE >> A funny thing happened on the way to the town tree lighting: The fire company got a call.

New $10 million complex in Kennett Square could house library, police and borough offices |Nov 30, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> If all goes as planned, a huge community facility housing the Kennett Library, the borough’s police station and borough offices will be built on a lot just east of the current library building, opening sometime in 2019.

LCH 5K, Family Walk and Kid’s Dash in Kennett a success |Nov 29, 2016

La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) held its first annual “Let’s Choose Health” 5K Run and Family Fun Walk in Anson B. Nixon Park on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. The run followed trails through and around the park, and the one-mile walk included fun family health and educational activity stations.

It’s official: Beaver Valley saved from developers |Nov 29, 2016

CONCORD >> On a perfect day for a walk in the woods, Delaware County Council and the township supervisors Monday announced the preservation of 240 pristine acres.

Lawsuit against Hillendale PTO, Steve Dissinger, dismissed |Nov 29, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> A civil lawsuit filed by a parent at Hillendale Elementary School against its principal alleging improprieties with a recent PTO election has been dismissed.

Thousands of lights adorn vehicles at Kennett parade |Nov 26, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> If one thing was clear at the Kennett Square tree lighting parade on Friday, it was that in this day and age just about anything can be lit up without an extension cord or an electrical socket.

JEFF EDELSTEIN: The 15 people you’ll meet at Thanksgiving this year discussing Donald Trump |Nov 23, 2016

There may be five people you meet in heaven, but there will be 15 people you meet at Thanksgiving Hell 2016.

The turkeys at Chenoa Manor face a long and carefree life |Nov 22, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> The seven turkeys at Chenoa Manor were having a good day on Saturday. They sun was shining, it was warm, they had plenty of room to roam and they had the assurance that they were in no danger of becoming someone’s Thanksgiving dinner.

Two New Garden students team up to raise funds for homeless |Nov 22, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Two students at New Garden Elementary School said they were just trying to help those less fortunate when then teamed up to raise money for a homeless shelter in Kennett Square.

State officials award $100,000 to fight flies wreaking havoc on mushroom community |Nov 21, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> State Senator Andy Dinniman recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently approved $100,000 in research grant funding to study ways to control and combat the Phorid fly infestation that has wreaked havoc on mushroom farms and residential communities in southern Chester County.

Eagles release Aaron Grymes, add Paul Turner |Nov 21, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> Doug Pederson opened his day-after news conference with a statement that had everything to do with embattled wide receiver Nelson Agholor.

Local businesses collecting toys to brighten Christmas for kids in hospitals |Nov 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Scores of businesses in the Kennett area are teaming up to bring smiles to children who will be in a hospital on Christmas Day.

Community helps make Thanksgiving special for needy families |Nov 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Thanksgiving will be much brighter for about 550 families living below the poverty line in southern Chester County,.

Sensory feast of ‘A Longwood Christmas’ opens for the season |Nov 20, 2016

The seasonal attraction, running Nov. 24-Jan. 8 at Longwood Gardens, is a musically-inspired display that also has fountain shows, an outdoor G-scale model train display, free and ticketed performances, and daily holiday sing-alongs with Longwood’s 10,010-pipe organ.

Kerri Wilson named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Nov 20, 2016

Kerri Wilson, who works in the School Age Child Care Department at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named Employee of the Month.

Coatesville police seize drugs, guns from ‘heavily fortified’ residence |Nov 18, 2016

COATESVILLE >> Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan announced Friday charges against a wanted and at-large suspect Ronald Terry Smith for the “unholy trinity of guns, drugs and money.

Outcome of 156th state House race could hinge on provisional ballots |Nov 17, 2016

All eyes are on the provisional ballots that were cast in Pennsylvania’s 156th state Legislative District, which includes the borough of West Chester and some neighboring municipalities, while the validity of these ballots is determined.

Chester County nonprofits join Giving Tuesday movement |Nov 17, 2016

Nonprofits throughout Chester County have joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.

Kennett Township officials give preliminary nod to townhouse development |Nov 17, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> The much-discussed Sweetbriar development got preliminary approval Wednesday night at a sparsely attended meeting of the Kennett Township Board of Supervisors.

Local officials to keep an eye on Avondale store’s gun billboard on I-95 |Nov 17, 2016

CHESTER >> Some officials in Chester said residents hadn’t reached out to them regarding a billboard display on I-95 but they said they would look at it and ask around to see if it had caused any concerns.

Local couple saving dogs marked for death |Nov 17, 2016

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> About seven to eight million companion animals are put to death in the United States every year, mostly because animal shelters are becoming overcrowded. But a local couple is helping to save some of these animals by flying to areas where dogs are on death row.

‘Captain Fantastic’ coming to Kennett High Friday and Saturday |Nov 17, 2016

Kennett High School proudly presents Captain Fantastic this Friday and Saturday, November 18 and 19.

Kennett School Board approves new hires, resignations |Nov 17, 2016

Kennett Consolidated School District board members approved the following on Nov. 14:

Even more to do this year at the annual Mushroom Drop in Kennett Square |Nov 17, 2016

At the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, in the heart of Kennett Square, The Mushroom – a 500 pound stainless steel mushroom glittering with thousands of lights -- will be lowered with a countdown to the new year.

Unionville-Chadds Ford teacher’s aide allegedly performed sexual acts on 2 high school students |Nov 16, 2016

East Marlborough>> A substitute teacher’s aide was charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, and related charges after allegedly engaging in sexual activities with two Unionville High School students.

Sanville’s statement on sex charges brought against Unionville teacher’s aide |Nov 16, 2016

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from John Sanville, superintendent of the Chadds Ford School District, on the sex charges brought against Sheri Maufort. This letter was sent to every parent in the school district.

6 arrested for patronizing prostitutes in King of Prussia sting |Nov 16, 2016

NORRISTOWN >> Six men from Montgomery and Chester counties have been arrested for allegedly patronizing prostitutes in King of Prussia.

Kennett Square getting ready for Christmas |Nov 16, 2016

Kennett Square public works department workers install holiday trim on a light fixture in the borough Wednesday, Nov. 16. It may seem early, but the Christmas decrations are being installed because the annual Holiday Parade and Christmas Tree lighting will take place on Friday, Nov.

Kennett School Board authorizes new school clubs |Nov 15, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Consolidated School Board authorized some new school clubs and modified its policy on recording in school busses at it monthly meeting Monday night.

Helen McGovern: Still pumped at age 91 |Nov 14, 2016

This past year, McGovern, Inc. relocated their operations from their main Kennett Square base and consolidated their satellite offices to one centralized facility in West Chester, PA, to house their growing business and fleet under one roof.

New entrance to be constructed at Anson Nixon Park; dog park in the works |Nov 14, 2016

The Kennett Area Park Authority announces that Gessler Construction Company, Inc. of Media, PA will construct a new entrance and other improvements at the Anson B. Nixon Park. The park is located partially in Kennett Township and Kennett Borough, in Chester County, PA and will be funded by grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Chester County Municipal Grant Program and Kennett Township.

Schools mark solemn Veterans Day with ceremonies |Nov 11, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Ray Natale Jr. is one of the few remaining United States veterans of World War II, and he is overjoyed to be honored every year for the service he gave to the country so long ago.

Stucco homes in Chester County failing at alarming rate, and the fix is costly |Nov 11, 2016

POCOPSON >> Ted Trevarrow was one of the lucky ones.

Break-A-Thon raises $3,122 for Food Cupboard |Nov 10, 2016

On Saturday, November 5, 2016 Master Instructor George Heath owner of the Dragon Martial Arts & Fitness (Yong Moo Do Kwan) in Kennett Square completed their Inaugural Break-A-Thon to raise funds to benefit the Kennett Area Community Service (KACS) to help alleviate hunger and homelessness within Chester County.

Local man authors book about Phillies minor leagues |Nov 10, 2016

Steve Potter, formerly of Kennett Square and founder and president of the Kennett Men’s Senior Baseball League and the current Vice President of the Kennett Oldtimer’s Baseball Hall of Fame, has written a new book about the 2016 Phillies minor league season.

Local students earn awards at FFA Convention |Nov 10, 2016

WEST GROVE >> Veterinary science students from the Technical College High School (TCHS) Pennock’s Bridge Campus took the bull by the horns at the 89th National Future Farmers of America (FFA) Convention & Expo.

FDA pulls trial drug; parents fear it could be a death sentence for their children |Nov 9, 2016

DOWNINGTOWN >> When the FDA last month declined to review a drug that could save the lives of her two children, Joanna Johnson, a Unionville High School Spanish teacher, is afraid what the future will bring.

East Marlborough amends zoning to permit medical marijuana processing |Nov 8, 2016

If you want to produce medical marijuana in East Marlborough, as of early Monday evening you’ve got a place in the township where it’s a legal use of property.

A.J. McCarthy to become full-time chief at Longwood Fire Co. |Nov 8, 2016

Longwood Fire Company volunteer Fire Chief A. J. McCarthy will become full-time fire chief by the end of the year.

Hunt Cup winds up steeplechasing season |Nov 7, 2016

WEST BRADFORD >> The steeplechasing season for the region wrapped up Sunday with the 82nd running of the Pennsylvania Hunt Cup races. A perfect event for a sunny autumn Sunday, race-goers were treated to a great view of top racing action.

Two Giant supermarkets in Chester County will be selling booze |Nov 5, 2016

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced winning bids on 37 restaurant licenses in the first round of an auction. Two Giant Stores in Chester County -- in Thorndale and in East Caln - were among the heavy bidders.

Longwood Gardens’ $90 million Main Fountain Garden will open in May; new projects on horizon |Nov 4, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> After $90 million and two years of construction, the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens will open sometime in May, and officials are saying it’s something you won’t want to miss.

Cannery Row project gets final OK; next up: construction |Nov 4, 2016

Ambitious plans for the proposed Cannery Row project can become a reality now that the second and final municipal approval is in place.

Kennett media company exec receives award |Nov 4, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Katie Dubow is the first recipient of a new award given out by GWA: The Association for Garden Communicators.