Avon Grove Sun

Unionville Fair continues a long tradition |Oct 4, 2015

East Marlborough >> For old timers in the school district, the smells and sights of the weekend’s Unionville Community Fair brought back memories of the old days when it was called the Farm Show and was held at what is now Unionville Elementary School.

Bell Tower gets a facelift for its 10th anniversary |Sep 29, 2015

The cupola and bell that for years sat atop Oxford school buildings and then was tucked away for a decade, got a facelift on the anniversary of its resurrection.

High spirits and yellow baseball caps greet local pilgrims |Sep 27, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> As daylight arrived in southern Chester County on Sunday, another wave of St. Rocco Parish members arrived for their bus trip to Philadelphia to see Pope Francis.

Matta earns 100th win as D-East rolls |Sep 26, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> As Cary Angeline handed the game ball to Mike Matta, the Downingtown East head coach was quick to defer credit for his milestone win amidst the thunderous applause of the Cougars.

St. Rocco members thrilled to visit the Pope |Sep 26, 2015

New Garden >> Before the sun came up over Avondale on Saturday, the nuns of St. Rocco Parish were getting things ready for the five-bus caravan into Philadelphia for the Papal visit: water, snacks, toilet paper and — most importantly — the admission badges.

New Garden Meeting House celebrates 300 years |Sep 20, 2015

New Garden >> It’s often said that people on their birthdays are fond of looking back.

Local 5-year-old is Parkway Run Ambassador |Sep 19, 2015

New Garden >> An exhuberant five-year-old who is living with cancer served as a 2015 Parkway Run Ambassador for the opening of Saturday’s event in Philadelphia.

Basin Commission delays decision on Artesian Water docket |Sep 18, 2015

Wilmington, Delaware >> The Delaware River Basin Commission on Wednesday postponed consideration of an application by Artesian Water Company to withdraw water from the Broad Run well in New Garden Township.

Residents have their say at Artesian Water meeting |Sep 13, 2015

New Garden >> The residents of several southern Chester County townships had plenty of questions for the Delaware River Basin Commission at a meeting in the Avondale Fire House last week.

Mushroom Festival attracts thousands in spite of rain |Sep 12, 2015

Kennett Square >> The prospect of rain may have diminished the usual crowds at the opening of the Mushroom Festival, but there were plenty of visitors there from the start nonetheless.

Big weekend is waiting in the wings |Sep 8, 2015

The weekend of Sept. 12 and 13 should have something for everyone to enjoy. The Chadds Ford Days is always laid back fun with great shopping by the many vendors and activities for children. It is all run by volunteers, speaking of which, volunteers are still needed for the event.

St. Rocco parish ready and eager for Pope’s visit |Sep 7, 2015

New Garden >> Members of St. Rocco Church are looking forward to the arrival of Pope Francis in Philadelphia on Sept. 26 not only because he is the leader of the Catholic Church worldwide, but also because he is Hispanic.

Union Fire Company |Sep 7, 2015

On Thursday morning, Sept. 3, the Union Fire Company No. 1 was alerted to the 3500 block of Newark Road in Upper Oxford for a reported motor vehicle accident. Chief 21, Ambulance 21-1, and Rescue 21(Woolston) marked up after dispatch and received supplemental information from the Chester County Fire Radio reporting a single vehicle overturned into an 8-foot deep farm manure pit.

Avon Grove breaks losing streak |Sep 5, 2015

Kennett Square>> When a team is riding an excruciatingly long losing streak usually the only thing they want to do is get back out there and right the ship. Avon Grove’s 2015 team proved to be no different.

Car show loads Oxford’s Third Street |Sep 5, 2015

Oxford >> Even as the deadline for registering at the car show arrived at 5 p.m., the antique vheicles kept arriving on Third Street.

Attorney General review allows mushroom farming |Aug 29, 2015

Franklin >> An opinion on mushroom farming from the Pennsylvania State Attorney General’s office has made clear that Gourmet’s Delight Mushrooms has the right to carry on growing and substrate production operations on the Benmark Farm parcel in the township, even as residents protest.

Vintage planes soar skyward at New Garden show |Aug 22, 2015

New Garden >> All eyes were on the sky as the New Garden Flying Field presented its 44th annual show this weekend.

Some have forgotten |Aug 20, 2015

National Radio and TV ratings show that many elderly folks listen to Rush Limbaugh and watch Fox “News” religiously. They rarely watch or listen to other radio or TV networks for news.

AG Board introduces DeShong |Aug 20, 2015

Penn >> During its Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting, the Avon Grove School Board formalized the hiring of new high school principal Scott DeShong. DeShong replaces principal Tom Alexander who is now serving as director of educational support services for the district.

2 hurt in London Grove house fire |Aug 20, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> Two people were injured in a house fire Monday afternoon in the 100 block of Hannum Mill Road in the township.

Police ID victim, probe fatal fire in London Grove |Aug 20, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The death of a London Grove man Monday who was pulled from his burning home is now the focus of a criminal investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police as well as other agencies.

Century-old bridge in danger of demolition |Aug 20, 2015

Upper Oxford >> Township residents came out Saturday to wish a century-old bridge happy birthday and to rally for its preservation.

Stroud expands environmental awareness with its intern program |Aug 15, 2015

West Marlborough >> The Stroud Water Research Center does more than count bugs in streams. As a result of its educational and scientific projects, hundreds of students grow up to be responsible stewards of the earth who pass that caring attitude onto their children and future generations.

Murder mystery packs the town |Aug 8, 2015

Kennett Square >> An annual borough event that bills itself as an interactive murder mystery is increasingly emerging as a successful showcase for local businesses.

Ulysses Grant fills the hall in West Grove |Aug 5, 2015

West Grove >> Ulysses Grant reenactor Kenneth Serfass told his audience at the Avon Grove Library on Tuesday that he was having trouble finding Route 841 as he drove down Route 41 for his performance.

Residents voice their concerns at town hall meeting |Aug 2, 2015

New London >> Last week, southern Chester County residents had a lot of questions on their minds, and state Sen. Andy Dinniman wanted his constituents to know he was primed to address them.

Crossfit Wheelhouse celebrates two years |Aug 2, 2015

New Garden >> A local gym that started with a couple of guys just trying to get fit in a garage celebrated its second anniversary with a picnic and fundraiser on Sunday.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Musical |Jul 6, 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fire destroys London Britain barn |Jun 16, 2015

Fire destroyed an old barn on the 1600 block of Flint Hill Road in London Britain Township early Tuesday June 16, 2015. West Grove firefighters were alerted just after 2 a.m. and first arriving crews found the structure fully involved.

Scout creates flag drop box in Oxford |Jun 14, 2015

Oxford >> Life Scout Garland Hamilton hosted a flag retirement ceremony in the park on Sunday — the culmination of a project he has been working on for months for his Eagle rank.

Library kicks off summer reading program with magic, T-shirts and book signings |Jun 13, 2015

WEST GROVE >> The Avon Grove Library kicked off its summer program Saturday with a menu of activities that not only keeps local kids engaged in projects but also partners with the Avon Grove School District for summer reading assignments.

Avon Grove graduates fond of looking back |Jun 11, 2015

Newark, Del. >> A sea of maroon-clad Avon Grove seniors entered the Bob Carpenter Center at the University of Delaware on Wednesday, jubilant that their years of work brought them to that place and that time.

Charter students told to leave a trail and find their way |Jun 9, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The Avon Grove Charter School’s Class of 2015 was a special one, because it was the first to go all the way through from kindergarten to graduation.

Sacred Heart Church celebrates 100 years |Jun 7, 2015

OXFORD >> Sacred Heart, a Catholic church that has grown and thrived in a town with Scots-Irish Presbyterian roots, celebrated its 100th birthday this past weekend.

Girl Scouts say goodbye to Camp Tweedale |Jun 7, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> It was a sad day for old Girl Scouts of southern Chester County as the regional council closed Camp Tweedale for the last time.

Graduation is ‘bittersweet’ for Oxford High School’s class of 2015 |Jun 6, 2015

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Students from the 135th graduating class of the Oxford Area High School collected their diplomas on Friday during commencement exercises at the Oxford Area High School gymnasium.