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Mainstreet Inc. aims to boost the town |Feb 15, 2018

OXFORD >> Brian Wenzka became the new executive director at Oxford Mainstreet, Inc., (OMI) in September but some residents may not know him yet.

Garage Youth Center gets defib unit |Feb 6, 2018

WEST GROVE >> The Garage Youth and Community Center in the borough is a little bit safer these days now that it has a defibrillator.

Empty Bowls project supports Oxford Neighborhood Services |Feb 4, 2018

OXFORD >> There was a whole lot of volunteerism going on at the Empty Bowls luncheon on Saturday, all toward the goal of supporting the borough’s Neighborhood Services Center — often called “The Heart of the Cmmunity.

London Grove Friends Meetinghouse marks 200 years |Feb 4, 2018

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Poets have said the best time for looking back is your birthday.

Fire and explosive flare-ups damage Oxford Sunoco |Feb 1, 2018

OXFORD >> An Oxford landmark went up in flames early Tuesday morning as a fire consumed the truck bay of the Sunoco station on Third Street.

Fire, explosive flare-ups rock Oxford Sunoco |Jan 30, 2018

OXFORD >> An Oxford landmark went up in flames early Tuesday morning as a fire consumed the truck bay of the Sunoco station on Third Street.

Local student wins Farm Show award with rabbit |Jan 27, 2018

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> There are plenty of livestock certificates and ribbons on the wall of the Goldie household, and the most recent one came courtesy of an outstanding rabbit named Titan.

Old Timers Hall of Fame honors 10 at annual banquet |Jan 21, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> It may be mid-winter on the calendar, and the temperatures are hovering around freezing, but for baseball fans, late January marks the one-month countdown to the beginning of spring training on Feb.

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today:

Soup luncheon with decorated bowls helps the needy |Jan 17, 2018

OXFORD >> The Oxford Arts Alliance is combining creativity and charitable giving through its annual Empty Bowls project.

Molly Gallagher is appointed to the Board of Governors |Jan 17, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> A Kennett High School graduate who now serves as the student body president at Kutztown University has been appointed to the board that oversees the policies of Pennsylvania’s 14 state system universities.

Oxford marks King’s birthday with the Spirit of Giving |Jan 17, 2018

OXFORD >> A strong presence of volunteers from Oxford’s high school and middle school contributed heavily to the success of the Spirit of Giving Luncheon at Penn’s Grove Middle School on Monday.

Paid parking and kiosks coming soon |Jan 9, 2018

OXFORD >> As soon as the kiosks arrive, motorists will have to pay for parking in the borough lot between Second and Third Streets. Under the new system there will be two kiosks where payment can be made for parking in that lot.

Nelms throws in his hat for the 158th |Jan 8, 2018

NEW GARDEN >> Former Kennett High School teacher and coach Rick Nelms is throwing his hat in the ring for the 2018 primary election. He is seeking the state House of Representatives seat for the 158th District, which is now occupied by Republican Eric Roe, who has said publicly that he intends to run as well.

McLeod named Outstanding Citizen of Year by Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce |Jan 3, 2018

West Grove >> The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce has named Jim McLeod its 2017 Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Ogurcak and nine players will be honored by Old Timers |Jan 2, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> Southern Chester County has no lack of outstanding baseball players, as witnessed by the great numbers who have been inducted into the Old Timers Hall of Fame through the years.

Massey steps into his second term and cites area heroin epidemic |Dec 29, 2017

OXFORD >> It was District Justice Scott Massey’s day in the spotlight as he was sworn in for his second six-year term as Judge of Chester County Magisterial Court 15-3-05. But rather than celebrate the event alone, he invited in all the newly elected township supervisors in this jurisdiction, swore them in, and then took them and their guests out to dinner.

Community honors fallen vets with wreaths |Dec 17, 2017

OXFORD >> Undaunted by the previous night’s snow, local folks slipped boots and mittens on their kids and trudged up to the Oxford cemetery on Saturday to pay tribute to deceased veterans and those who gave their lives in battle.

Guadalupe service draws thousands to St. Rocco |Dec 15, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> The Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration isn’t Christmas, but it’s just as joyful for the local Mexican population.

Tree lighting hosted by West Grove Garage kids |Dec 8, 2017

WEST GROVE >> The annual lighting of the West Grove Christmas tree is rather modest compared with those of the nearby communities.

Kennett Symphony concert enthusiastically received |Dec 4, 2017

On Saturday night Music Director Michael Hall executed a fun-filled and enthusiastically received holiday concert entitled “Pops Goes the Holidays” to a full house at Unionville High School.

Dogs meet up with Santa and the Missus in Pocopson |Dec 4, 2017

POCOPSON >> Candy canes and sugar plums might go through the heads of children at Christmas, but no one really knows what the dogs have in mind. Fortunately for the canines, Ace Hardware in Pocopson and its sister stores, Oxford Feed and Lumber and Pets and Friends in Jennersville, are bringing the same Christmas joy to dogs that children are receiving at numerous occasions all over the region.

The town turns out to celebrate on Third Street |Dec 4, 2017

OXFORD >> State Sen. Andy Dinniman said recently that he likes Oxford because it’s the kind of place where people know each other, and those friendships often go back to generations that came before.

Kitty Cafe welcomes preschool story fans |Dec 4, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s a lucky cat that ends up at the Tree Tops Kitty Cafe in Kennett Square.

Local ‘Nutcracker’ wows large audiences |Dec 2, 2017

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The staff and dancers from the Oxford Center for Dance pulled a glorious spectacle out of their hats with the performance of “The Nutcracker” ballet on Saturday.

Kids elated with annual Christmas gift trip |Dec 2, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> For kids from the Chester County Family Academy, the annual “Shopping with the Sheriff” is something they look forward to for weeks or, for many, months.

Does too much screen time have an effect on mental health? |Dec 1, 2017

My daughter would stay in her room for hours and sometimes days at a time. I’d slip food under the door and supply her with water to keep her hydrated. I’d poke my head in every so often to make sure she was still in there and offer a trip for ice cream.

My two cents: We sure could use a little good news |Dec 1, 2017

Anne Murray sang a song which was released in her then-newest album back on September 1983. The title song of the album “A Little Good News” became another major hit, in her large collection of hit songs.

Local coat drive means winter warmth for hundreds |Nov 20, 2017

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Organizers of a local coat collection drive that met with overwhelming success celebrated the effort at a Thanksgiving service on Sunday evening at Unionville Presbyterian Church.

Burton’s Barber Shop celebrates 125 years with day-long festivities |Nov 11, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Joe Hughes sat in the barber chair for probably the longest haircut he ever had. That was because his barber, Bob Burton, kept greeting guest-after-guest at his shop’s 125th anniversary party and had promised he was not going to stop cutting hair while it was going on.

Community comes together for Veterans Breakfast |Nov 11, 2017

OXFORD >> When it appeared last year that there would be no veterans breakfast, the community pulled together and produced a first class gathering early in November.

Southern Chester County contested races results |Nov 8, 2017

All results are unofficial until confirmed by Chester County Voter Services

Students eager to solve traffic challenge with math |Nov 6, 2017

OXFORD >> Three algebra classes had the opportunity to play highway intersection designer/planners on Friday at Penn’s Grove School.

Touches of past, present and future at the Hunt Cup races |Nov 5, 2017

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Past, present, and future blended together in the rolling hills of Chester County at the 83rd annual Pennsylvania Hunt Cup on Sunday.

Former U.S. official vindicates Pearl Harbor scapegoats in speech at veterans event |Nov 3, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Addressing an audience of about 150 local veterans and their supporters, former U.S. Army counterintelligence agent and journalist Samuel L. Waltz Jr. described his efforts in vindicating the two commanders at the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, who had been widely scapegoated for a lack of preparedness.

State Police Reports from Southern Chester County |Nov 2, 2017

State Police Avondale Barracks Domestic assault >> On Sept. 16 police responded to a domestic incident that got physical in East Marlborough Township involving a 24-year-old and a 55-year-old male.

No solutions yet for phorid fly invasions |Oct 31, 2017

NEW GARDEN >> For the residents of Harrogate development, the biblical prophecies of locust swarms have nothing on them.


State Police Avondale Barracks One car >> Eduardo Aguirre, 25, of Newark, Del., was not injured when he lost control of his car on a curve and hit a stone wall on New London Road in London Britain Township on Oct.

Burton’s Barber Shop will celebrate 125 years |Oct 27, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> Like the mythical Boston bar Cheers, Burton’s Barber Shop is a place where “everyone knows your name.” In effect, getting a haircut on State Street is almost like stopping at the local pub for conviviality and good chats about baseball.

Charter School breaks ground on $6.9 million project |Oct 26, 2017

FRANKLIN >> Avon Grove Charter School celebrated the expansion of its Kemblesville Early Learning Center with a groundbreaking on Friday.

Lincoln University welcomes Brenda Allen as its 14th president |Oct 20, 2017

LOWER OXFORD >> Newly inaugurated Lincoln University President Dr. Brenda Allen told her audience in no uncertain terms on Friday that she believes in the liberal arts and intends to keep the school on that track as its mission.

Alumni athletes honored at Oxford |Oct 17, 2017

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> The Oxford Sports Hall of Fame Committee added five more outstanding alumni athletes to its wall of fame on Monday, bringing the total over the years of more than 100.

Marilyn Hershey named Dairy Woman of the Year |Oct 16, 2017

WEST FALLOWFIELD >> Dairy farmer Marilyn Hershey of Cochranville was named Dairy Woman of the Year at the 51st annual World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 4.

Charter School feast raises funds for programs |Oct 15, 2017

LONDON BRITAIN >> The Avon Grove Charter School PTO, ever mindful and appreciative of the school’s Micro Farm and arts programs, held its second annual harvest dinner in the rural backwoods of Landenberg on Saturday.

Oxford candidates meet voters at Ware forum |Oct 13, 2017

OXFORD >> When the candidates for municipal office got together to introduce themselves to voters on Oct. 10, it was obvious that they were all very fond of the borough and loved its old time charm.

Scores earn ribbons at the Community Fair |Oct 9, 2017

Another Unionville Community Fair has come and gone, this year with perfect weather at the Willowsdale Steeplechase grounds.

Medic 94 named 2017 Pennsylvania EMS of the Year |Oct 9, 2017

WEST GROVE >> Southern Chester County Emergency Medical Services MEDIC 94 has been named the 2017 Pennsylvania EMS Service of the Year by the Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council (PEHSC).

Orchestra opens its new office at the Art Stroll |Oct 8, 2017

KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Symphony opened the doors of its new office to the public with an open house during Friday’s Art Stroll.

Screen time: The less the better |Oct 7, 2017

Empathy is not something we are born with. Self-centeredness present in the early years of life is a necessary component of the cognitive stages of development .

Woman honored for playground donation |Oct 1, 2017

OXFORD >> The construction of Oxford’s new all-inclusive playground was a community effort. But credit for a big chunk of that effort goes to a 96-year-old farmer from Lower Oxford.