Avon Grove Sun

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.

Police Reports |Jun 5, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Possession >> Amanda Corinne Beiler of West Grove was found to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia on Route 1 at Route 796 in Penn Township on May 21 at 10:54 a.

Charter School arts |Jun 5, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> On Friday, the Avon Grove Charter School pulled out all the stops to display a year’s worth of art and performance.

‘Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd’ plays to standing room |Jun 5, 2015

The Kennett Township Historic Commission hosted an SRO crowd last week at the Kennett Township Building when two electric speakers held the attention of the audience. Karen Marshall, Chester County Historic Preservation Officer spoke about the proposed Harriet Tubman Freedom Trail that would go into Maryland which has already set aside land for it.

AG Board should consult the Beach Boys |Jun 5, 2015

Several decades ago, the Beach Boys issued some good and well-received advice:

Two sets of triplets set to graduate from Avon Grove |Jun 2, 2015

Penn >> Two sets of triplets who, over the years, have become as close as family, will graduate from Avon Grove High School next Monday night.

Oxford High School honors three more graduates |May 30, 2015

East Nottingham >> Oxford High School demonstrated again that it sends out graduates distinguished by their talents and achievements.

Newsfeed |May 30, 2015

Goddard Park Friends of the Park get together

|May 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE Dog on the loose>>Kennett Square Police cited Cristian Padilla, 21, Kennett Square, PA, for Borough Ordinance 3-4(a) Prohibiting Pets to Run at Large after his dog was found running loose in the 500 block Center Street on April 28 at 12:41 am.

Avon Grove parents plead for PE |May 30, 2015

PENN >> Parents came out to board meetings and information sessions to object to the restructuring of the class schedules at the Avon Grove Intermediate School, but their input did not change the administration’s plan.

Oxford school budget increases taxes 1% |May 30, 2015

OXFORD >> At its May 19 meeting, the Oxford School Board approved the preliminary final budget for the 2015-16 school year in the amount of $63,736,343, an increase of 4.68 percent over the current budget of $60,888,690.

Crowds line the parade route in Kennett Square |May 25, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Friends of parade Chairman Bill Taylor know that as soon as one Memorial Day is over, he starts getting ready for the next one. Even as the leaves turn in autumn and the snows fly in January, Taylor has a list going and has already lined up a heavy percentage of the marchers.

Library House and Garden Tour Looks Like a Fascinating Group of Homes |May 24, 2015

The Library House & Garden Tour this year on Saturday, June 6, has six authentic historic houses dating from 1690 to 1838 and two homes that are built in the 20th century but look as though they have been here for hundreds of years.

My Two Cents |May 24, 2015

It’s too early to endorse any candidates for President, but I’ve finally found a conservative Republican who gets it, at least on one issue that is important to most Baby Boomers. Former Arkansas Governor, former Fox News TV host, and Bass player with his “Little Rockers” Rock Band, Mike Huckabee does get it.

West Grove marks Memorial Day with ceremony and parade |May 23, 2015

As he does every year, host Col. Hank Detering, USMC (retired) reminded the spectators and participants at the 17th annual Avon Grove Memorial Day Parade that the holiday was more than the first day of summer or the time to bring out the barbecue set.

Webb earns honor for service to EMS |May 22, 2015

Kennett Square >> Steve Webb, who retired after 32 years of serving the county’s emergency services providers in a variety of positions, earned its highest honor at the 11th annual EMS awards Ceremony on Thursday.

Chester County Open Studio Tour of Artists an Eye Opener |May 21, 2015

The 2015 Open Studio Tour of Chester County Artists was impressive. How delighted I was with the tour. There were 47 studios with works by 100 artists. The artists were ready for the visitors. I have never seen so many studios swept so clean.

wARNING! WATCH OUT FOR BLINKING BUS LIGHTS! |May 21, 2015

Last Thursday morning a 10-year-old boy was hit by a car as he approached the school bus along 3rd Street in Oxford.

Jennersville Hospital hosts Memorial Ride |May 21, 2015

Penn >> Jennersville Hospital played host on Thursday to a caravan of bicycle riders traveling in honor of fallen EMS colleagues.

Oxford looks forward to revitalization |May 20, 2015

Oxford >> The plan for revitalizing the Borough of Oxford is changing with the community, At a public meeting Thursday, May 14, the Revitalization Task Force gave an explanation of what they are doing, and asked for more public feedback to keep the project moving forward.

Oxford recognizes its best |May 20, 2015

OXFORD >> The Monday, May 18 meeting of Oxford Borough Council was held at the Oxford Senior Center for the annual Citizen Recognition Awards, presented by Mayor Geoff Henry to those who have improved the quality of life in the borough.

Garo Yepremian dies in Media |May 20, 2015

MIAMI >> Garo Yepremian, the former NFL kicker who helped the Miami Dolphins win consecutive NFL championships but is best remembered for a Super Bowl blooper, died Friday of cancer. He was 70.

Marking Memorial Day in southern Chester County |May 20, 2015

Kennett Square Parade There will be a predicted 12,000 to 15,000 spectators in Kennett Square to greet more than 1,000 participants ranging from high school marching bands and Glasgow High School JRROTC color guard to Civil War re-enactors, World War II Grand Marshals, bag pipers and fife & drum companies, according to a press release issued by Parade Chairman Bill Taylor.

Atlanta educators stuck between two bad choices |Apr 9, 2015

Last week 11 Atlanta, Georgia, teachers, administrators and test coordinators were taken to jail in handcuffs after having been convicted of racketeering. These individuals, who faced the same penalties as the folks who carry out organized crime, could be in jail for up to 20 years.

Police Log |Apr 9, 2015

New Garden: Traffic Stop >> On March 18, 2015 at 12:50 a.m., police observed a vehicle with an equipment violation at Baltimore Pike and Newark Road. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1300 block of Newark Road.

Charges dismissed in Tick Tock science kit, donation case |Apr 9, 2015

New Garden >> The Chester County District Attorney’s Office has dismissed charges against former Tick Tock Early Learning Center Director Jackie Maas.

Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point |Apr 9, 2015

Pocopson >> Easter is a time for family, and family was a key word at the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races Sunday.

Longwood executive director receives a top garden tourism award |Apr 9, 2015

East Marlborough >> Longwood Gardens Executive Director Paul B. Redman is the recipient of the 2015 Person of the Year award from the International Garden Tourism Network.

Crowds turn out to catch the early fish |Apr 9, 2015

In the spirit of that sneaky Easter Bunny who hides eggy treasures to be tracked down by eager children on those traditional Easter Egg hunts, so does the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stock trouty treasures that await equally eager anglers on opening day.

Penn Township roads deemed in good shape |Apr 9, 2015

Penn >> Before the township solicits bids for road work for the year, Supervisor William Finnen wants the board to get together and take a look at the entire township

Local DJ, photographer arrested on child porn and related charges |Apr 9, 2015

WEST BRADFORD >> A local DJ and photographer who made a living working at weddings, parties, and school dances was arrested on over 300 felony charges related to alleged sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Lawmakers applaud Lincoln attempts to hold down costs |Apr 2, 2015

Lower Oxford >> Members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly applauded Lincoln University’s efforts to keep tuition affordable and limit college debt. These statements were made by representatives of both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees during the budget hearings in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

‘West Side Story’ at Unionville is a real rumble |Mar 17, 2015

Unionville High School has a large stage, and they filled it with an enormous cast and enormous sets as they performed the blockbuster show “West Side Story.” Its parking lot is also enormous, but it was almost filled a half hour before show time, but that happens when there are so many people involved in a production.

Chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber |Mar 3, 2015

OXFORD >> It’s a sure sign of spring when the chicks arrive at Oxford Feed and Lumber, and last week, they arrived.

Flower Show has everyone’s favorite movie |Mar 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits — as they have in every year past.

Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser |Mar 3, 2015

There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It’s no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn |Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.