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UHS student passes on brushes for spray cans |Nov 12, 2014

Christopher Shaw’s brother used to joke that he couldn’t even draw a stick figure.

Miguel Alban to receive Legacy Award |Oct 27, 2014

KENNETT >> Miguel Alban doesn’t do what he does to win awards, but even so he is grateful to be one of five recipients of a Chester County Community Foundation Legacy award/philanthropy.

Kennett Square Newcomers Club offers women a chance to bond |Aug 30, 2014

Sometimes is can be hard to make new friends in a new environment, but the Kennett Square Area Newcomers Club is looking to change that for residents in the area.

Off-road riders gather for fellowship and fun |Aug 29, 2014

OXFORD >> Country Chrysler was the place to be on Friday for folks who consider Jeeps and ATVs to be part of the family.

West Grove woman will work in Philadlephia school through Americorps |Aug 25, 2014

PHILADELPHIA >> As her fifth year at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Philadelphia draws near, principal Lisa Ciaranca Kaplan isn’t holding her breath over district funding. Her after-school Spanish and Mandarin programs are immune to budget woes, thanks to a partnership with University of Pennsylvania.

Mudderella draws thousands to Unionville |Aug 22, 2014

Unionville >> It was time to get down and dirty at the Plantation Field as nearly 5,000 people came out for the 2014 Mudderella PA Aug. 16.

Dutkiewicz excited to begin as new principal of Chadds Ford Elementary |Aug 21, 2014

Education is something which has been flowing through Shawn Dutkiewicz’s blood and a profession he has always wanted to do since he was 7 years old.

C. Ivan Stoltzfus raising $1 million on tractor journey across country |May 1, 2014

C. Ivan Stoltzfus has had a dream for a long time about taking a trip across the United States and after years of envisioning it, heís now ready to start the trek from New Jersey to California on April 26.

Mom and daughter trying to collect 20,000 pounds of food |Feb 27, 2014

Madeline Wiley isnít a normal 5-year-old girl.

Patton MS teacher turns junk into robotic scultpures |Jan 16, 2014

One manís junk is another manís masterpiece and for Charles F. Patton Middle School teacher Brian Marshall, he creates robotic sculptures with them.

Unionville seniors earn Eagle rank |Jan 8, 2014

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored three new Eagle Scouts, William Hart, Jr., Bryan T. Aiken and Andrew Guarino, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church.

Donít Party Too Hearty Local health officials see more business during holidays |Dec 20, 2013

The holiday season may bring festive cheers, but as hospitals know, it can also lead to an increase in emergency visits.

Fletcher brings Eagles Eye Mobile to Chester County |Dec 12, 2013

Ronn Fletcher lost the remainder of his family in 2008, leaving him alone with his dog and a step-son who already married and began a family of his own. Not willing to stay shut in his house, Fletcher set out to find something good to do with his life.

Longwood Fire Co. couple moving to Bucks County |Dec 12, 2013

Early next year Longwood Fire Company will have to replace a board member, two firefighters and an Emergency Medical Technician.

Holiday season is here with plenty to do |Nov 14, 2013

By the time this column is published, both Halloween and Veterans Day will have passed, which can only mean one thingóthe holidays are coming. Luckily we have many great organizations near us that are still offering outdoors events.

Corbett emphasizes need for transportation plan |Nov 14, 2013

HARRISBURGĖ With action on a transportation plan delayed until later this month, Governor Tom Corbett recently underscored the Philadelphia regionís need for a comprehensive transportation plan, and urged citizens to call their lawmakers and demand action.

Death Notices |Nov 14, 2013

Jeffrey Pothier, 56, of West Grove passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at the Christiana Hospital, Newark, Del. He was the husband of Eileen Johnston Pothier, with whom he shared 24 years of marriage.

Reviewing a year of more success than failure |Nov 14, 2013

Itís time for the annual hits and misses, winners and losers, and whatever other cliches come to mind. And unlike many years, I am eager to get to it. For once there have been more successes than failures.

Kids love them apples |Nov 14, 2013

The first grade classes at Elk Ridge Elementary School recently had a field trip to Milburn Orchards in Elkton, Maryland. The students toured the apple packing house and the walk-in cold storage unit. They also met a variety of farm animals and took a hay ride through the orchard.

|Nov 7, 2013

There are two things that I mention here from time to time which are both invaluable and unavailable. One is my beloved perfect garden hand tool which you canít get because the smith who made it died decades ago.

Return to standard time hampers outdoors activities |Nov 7, 2013

This is the week I dreadóthe week that we fall back. My kids and my dogs have a hard time adjusting to it, which means I have a hard time adjusting to it. And for working families it really puts a damper on our outdoors time.

BVA honors stream volunteers at annual banquet |Oct 31, 2013

KENNETT ó Thereís plenty of cleaning up to be done in the streams of Chester County, but the often-blamed pollutants are not the current cause of the problem.

Oxford Rotary honors October Seniors of the Month |Oct 31, 2013

Oxford Area High School students Sarah Graff and Hannah McComsey were honored as Oxford Rotary Club Seniors of the Month for October.

Oxford inducts new Leo members |Oct 31, 2013

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Student artists enhance orphansí lives |Oct 24, 2013

LONDON GROVE -- A bunch of orphans in Haiti got brighter day last spring when they received hand-painted portraits of themselves courtesy of Avon Grove High School.

Pennís Grove Middle School September Students of the Month |Oct 24, 2013

Pennís Grove Middle School teachers nominate Students of the Month for each grade level team based on their academic achievements and participation in class and school activities.

Pay attention to the front yard as well as the back |Oct 24, 2013

I guess weíre no longer rural. They tore up our road and put in a sewer system, wasting three grand worth of septic system work, and repaved the road. Then they tore up our road and put in chlorinated water, forcing us off our mountain spring well, and repaved the road.

Death Notices |Oct 24, 2013

Itzel Palacios Castillo, of Kennett Square, infant daughter of Alberto Palacios and Mariela Castillo Leon, passed away on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at the Chester County Hospital. Her funeral service was Oct.

Itís raptor season; watch the hawks |Oct 24, 2013

Fall is raptor season and itís a great time to go to local spots and spot the birds of prey. Conowingo Dam area and Susquehannock State Park are two great spots Iíve mentioned before. The Delaware Nature Society has great IDíing resources on their website as well as some organized watches.

Itís time to care for next springís iris |Oct 17, 2013

There were iris in there somewhere, I was pretty sure of it. I could see an occasional sword shaped leaf poking above the overgrowth. I knew I hadnít intentionally planted the crabgrass in that part of the border.

In praise of the paper flower catalogs |Oct 10, 2013

As we crotchety old folks are wont to do, I long for the olden days, back when my mailbox, the steel one out by the road, was stuffed spring and fall with catalogs and bulky press kits. Now I get mostly an e-mail with hotlinks.

Fall foliage hikes and new ropes course at Lumís Pond State Park |Oct 10, 2013

I have a confession to make. I hate heights. Hate them! Iím fine with really high heights like flying in an airplane, and Iíve been to the tops of both the World Trade Center and the Empire State Building.

Jamie Wyeth shares his love of Monhegan |Oct 6, 2013

CHADDS FORD -- Jamie Wyeth said he goes to Monhegan because itís off the beaten track and away from the colonies of artists who come to Maine to paint perfect landscapes.

Oxford grads and seniors named AP scholars |Oct 4, 2013

Fifteen members of the Oxford Area High School Class of 2013 and five members of the Class of 2014 were among the students recently announced as earning 2012-2013 AP Scholar awards from the College Board, which administers the AP Exams.

Michael Price named Oxfordís athletic director |Oct 4, 2013

An Oxford Area High School alumnus who lettered in three sports has returned to his alma mater to head the Hornet athletic program.

Oxford junior chosen to sing with All-National Chorus |Oct 4, 2013

Oxford Area High School junior Thomas Sumner, son of Susan and Scott Sumner, was recently selected as a member of the 2013 All-National Honor Ensembles sponsored by the National Association for Music Education.

Oxford to celebrate sports hall of famers |Oct 4, 2013

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Homecoming Royalty |Oct 4, 2013

Have a fun and festive fall |Sep 26, 2013

I hope that you were able to get out and see the harvest moon last week. At least here in Avondale, it was really breathtaking on Thursday night. It was so unusually large and bright, I had to go do an internet search and find out why.

Gamache-Raimato engagement |Sep 26, 2013

Rita and Gary Gamache of West Grove are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Heidi Marie Gamache, to Anthony Jewell Raimato, son of Linda Felty and Nick Raimato.

Low-maintenance doesnít mean a no-maintenance garden |Sep 26, 2013

I have spent the last several days working on my low maintenance garden. Somehow, at some point in time, I had formulated the idea that low maintenance meant no maintenance. Silly me.

|Sep 26, 2013

Dunleigh Castle in E. Marlborough to be restored |Sep 23, 2013

By LARS FARMER Dunleigh Castle has been sold. The 19th century second empire mansion stands across Street Road from the entrance to the New Bolton Center has, with its rich history, a new owner. Dunleigh, as it was named when it was built in 1882, will be restored to its early grandeur over the next year.

Pets receive benefits from Furry Friends Day |Sep 19, 2013

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Mary Shaw of Landenberg |Sep 19, 2013

Mrs. Mary Reed Shaw, age 72, of Landenberg, passed away on Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.

Cleaning up after the visitors in your pond |Sep 19, 2013

Three frogs are living here, like the three bears Ė a big one, a middle sized one, and a tiny one. The big one, Thaddeus, has a lime green head and a pinkish body. I sent a picture to a professional herpetologist (I suppose there are stranger ways to spend your life, but I canít think of any at the moment) Ö where was I .

A new kayak for an outdoorsy family |Sep 19, 2013

We just returned from a glorious week in Ocean City, NJ. We go around this time every year and love it. The weather is perfect, the crowds are less and the cost is so much less. Although this year, it felt like it was the most crowded itís ever been while we are there (I thought maybe more people learned our September secret) and it felt like fewer businesses were open than in past years.

|Sep 18, 2013

The Chadds Ford Area Womanís Club opened their 46th season with a picnic at the Pennsbury Township Building last weekend. The club meets once a month with coffee hour followed by a program and then some of the ladies like to lunch.

Friends turn out for last Kemblesville Community Breakfast |Sep 15, 2013

FRANKLIN -- The curtain has come down on a 25-year run of community breakfasts in southern Chester County.

Fall festival season is here |Sep 12, 2013

A few weeks ago, I acquired several boxes of my grandmotherís things from my dad. My grandmother would have turned 100 this year if she were still alive, so sheís been on my mind lately.