Avon Grove Sun

Local event organizers are models of volunteerism |May 31, 2016

The late Danish writer Piet Hein left us with a lot of pithy poems and sayings. After this week’s Memorial Day weekend of storms and then no storms, the following statement hits home:

Oxford honors its heroes at a community parade and ceremony |May 30, 2016

OXFORD >> Third Street came alive with music and old vehicles at the annual Oxford Memorial Day parade on Monday.

Oxford High School honors outstanding alums |May 30, 2016

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Oxford HIgh School honored four graduates at its 11th annual Distinguisehd Allumni Recognition Ceremony on Friday. The recipients of the accolades were Greg Deaver, James W.

Route 52 (Lenape Road) Scheduled to Close Next Week in Pocopson Township for Bridge Repairs |May 26, 2016

KING OF PRUSSIA >> The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that Route 52 (Lenape Road) is scheduled to close between Pocopson Road and Creek Road in Pocopson Township, Chester County, on Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 2, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, for bridge repairs.

Is this the best the GOP can do? |May 25, 2016

The GOP nomination process has turned into a real mess. Out of 17 GOP candidates, Trump is the best they could give us? The Trump thing really boggles my mind, especially with Evangelical/Fundamentalist Christians.

Mayor honors outstanding citizens |May 25, 2016

On Monday, May 16, Oxford Mayor Geoff Henry honored his outstanding borough residents for the past year. They were all nominated by friends or neighbors who had written short letters of recognition about them.

Mushroom flies return to Harrogate neighborhood |May 25, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> Most people are happy when the warmer temperatures of spring roll around, but that’s not the case for the folks who live in the Harrogate community just off Limestone Road.

HARMAN TROPHY |May 22, 2016

ROSEMONT >> Over the course of the season, multiple players on Avon Grove have come through in the second half to lead the Red Devils in a crucial spot.

Heroes honored at EMS dinner |May 20, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> It’s not often that a hundred-or-so life-saving heroes are gathered in one place. But that’s what happens every year at the Chester County EMS Council Awards Ceremony at the Kennett Fire Company’s Red Clay Room.

Jubilation at Lincoln University graduation |May 13, 2016

LOWER OXFORD >> An atmosphere of jubilation permeated the Lincoln University graduation ceremony on Friday in spite of rain forcing everything inside. The event is traditionally held in the stadium with ample room for the thousands who attend, but for this particular day, the guests were ushered to several locations to either watch live in the gym or see it on giant TV screens in other venues.

Avondale residents urged to boil water following a water line break on East Third Street |May 10, 2016

AVONDALE >> All residents of Avondale are being urged to boil water before using it following a water line break Tuesday afternoon on East Third Street.

Local grower nurtures Penn Oak’s children |May 8, 2016

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> Jim Plyler is a model of fatherhood, but not in the traditional sense.

Easy fishing at the annual trout rodeo |May 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Plenty of folks from southern Chester County were in line to have fish for dinner on Saturday night.

Get ready for some fishing on Saturday |May 5, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The ponds at Anson B. Nixon Park, which until this week in 2016 held a few turtles and assorted Canada geese, are now brimming with trout, awaiting the annual Trout Rodeo on Saturday.

Avon Grove debuts new TV studio |May 1, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Move over Jim Gardner and George Stephanopoulos, there’s a new TV station in town.

Bingo in the Barnyard is a hit |May 1, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> The Avon Grove Charter School was down on the farm on Saturday with its “Bingo in the Barnyard” celebration.

AG budget raises taxes 3.1 percent |May 1, 2016

PENN >> Avon Grove School Board approved a proposed final budget at their Thurs., April 28 meeting, which would be supported by a tax increase of 3.1 percent.

Smucker earns Republican nomination for 16th Congressional District seat |Apr 27, 2016

State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, R-13, of Lampeter, earned his party’s nomination to run for Pennsylvania’s 16th Congressional District seat about to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Pitts of East Marlborough.

Several hundred gather to bless the bikes |Apr 24, 2016

KENNETT >> It has become a rite of spring at the Power Place Assemblies of God Church: the annual Blessing of the Bikes.

Oxford School District to increase taxes 1 percent |Apr 23, 2016

LOWER OXFORD >> During the Tuesday, April 19, school board meeting, the board voted to approve the proposed final general fund budget for the coming year in the amount of $65,663,336. This is an increase of 3.

Chiefs present future department merger |Apr 22, 2016

WEST GROVE >> New Garden and West Grove could be in store for more comprehensive police protection as soon as their councils give approval for a proposed merging of the two deparements.

Ride the bull at ‘Bingo in the Barnyard’ |Apr 18, 2016

London Grove >> The old Willie Nelson-Waylon Jennings song warns mommas, “Don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.”

Drunk driving without the booze |Apr 17, 2016

PENN >> Anyone who wanted to find out what it’s like to drive drunk from a sober perspective had a chance to try out the DUI trailer at Penn Township’s Public Safety Day on Saturday.

AG Flag Football adds a senior level |Apr 17, 2016

FRANKLIN >> Seventeen years ago Jim Russell founded the Avon Grove NFL Flag Football League. It was designed to be a safe and enjoyable alternative to the youth tackle leagues, and, as he says, it gets the kids outside on the weekends.

Charter school grows tilapia for The Whip |Apr 15, 2016

WEST MARLBOROUGH >> When the management of the Whip restaurant advertise that they buy fresh and local, they really mean it.

The food trucks are coming! |Apr 11, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Save you appetite for dinnertime on April 22, because that’s the day the food trucks are coming to Avon Grove HIgh School.

Beatles talk stirs memories in Boomers |Apr 10, 2016

WEST GROVE >> A couple dozen Baby Boomers and friends got nostalgic on Friday evening as they listened to a Beatles program at the Avon Grove Library.

Franklin planners consider beer at Paradocx |Apr 8, 2016

FRANKLIN >> It seemed appropriate that on National Beer Day the township planning commission considered the application by Paradocx Vineyard to grow hops and sell the brew onsite.

A glorious evening at Longwood Gardens |Apr 4, 2016

From the moment one entered the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens to be greeted by the fragrance of the Easter lilies, expectations were high. Because of the sudden drop in temperature and the evening hour, Longwood had shuttle buses running up to the concert.

The Beatles are coming to West Grove |Apr 3, 2016

WEST GROVE >> The Avon Grove Library, a constant contributor to the culture of southern Chester County, is raising the bar even higher with a Beatles presentation on Friday night, April 8.

Woodward honored for service to After-the-Bell |Apr 2, 2016

KENNETT >> Supporters and members of the unique After-the-Bell program gathered on Friday at the Mendenhall Inn to honor Sue Woodward, one of the group’s longtime leaders.

Anglers out early for trout |Apr 2, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> It didn’t matter that it was rainy and chilly. The local anglers were out early on Saturday for the start of trout fishing season in Chester County.

Will history repeat itself? |Apr 2, 2016

They say history repeats itself, or at least makes a sequel that seems to be much like an earlier time. One such sequel would be the ancient Roman world of the first century and the U.S. society of the 21st Century.

PennDOT begins repaving in southern Chester County |Apr 2, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> Construction is underway on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said.

Pet food delivered with love |Mar 17, 2016

SADSBURY >> It’s a sad fact of life that when some people get older or become housebound, they have to turn in or leave their pets.

Little bugs, big problems in New Garden |Mar 14, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> A species of fly not much bigger than the head of a pin is wreaking havoc in a neighborhood in the southern section of the township.

Variety, creativity and inspiration dominate the Flower Show |Mar 6, 2016

PHILADELPHIA >> There is much to love about this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.

From prison to stage: Carrie is a star |Mar 5, 2016

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Carrie, a two-year-old yellow lab, couldn’t make it as a service dog because she was too sensitive to new people and situations. But she gained recent fame and public affection after her performance as “Sandy” in the Oxford High School musical’s “Annie,” which drew large crowds this past weekend.

A sick child at 40,000 feet? |Mar 3, 2016

You probably have heard the news story about the Alvarado family’s experience where their son, Giovanni, had an allergic reaction to a service dog that was on the Allegiant flight from Bellingham, Washington, to Phoenix, Arizona.

Local club chooses nautical theme for Flower Show |Feb 29, 2016

Kennett >> With the opening of the prestigious Philadelphia Flower Show looming, the members of the Spade and Trowel Garden Club have their entry all packed up and ready to take into town.

‘Annie’ is coming to Oxford Area High School |Feb 24, 2016

The Oxford Area High School Drama Department will present the Broadway smash hit Annie on Thursday, March 3, Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5 at 7 p.m. each evening.

Medic 94 recognized as experts in pediatric care |Feb 24, 2016

PENN >> Southern Chester County EMS-MEDIC 94 was recently recognized for its expertise in caring for pediatric patients through a multi-agency program that recognizes EMS agencies that are willing to go above and beyond current pediatric transport requirements withinPennsylvania.

‘Immortal Beethoven’ sold out at Longwood Gardens |Feb 23, 2016

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County is delighted to announce that the tickets to their concert in Longwood Gardens’ Exhibition Hall on April 3, at 7:30 p.m. are sold out. The program will include Beethoven’s dramatic “5th Symphony,” “Valse Trieste” by Sibelius and Mendelssohn’s “Concerto,” considered one of the greatest violin concertos of all time, particularly as it is going to be played by Polish-America violinist Margaret Dziekonski.

Rubio: Is integrity an issue? |Feb 21, 2016

We’ve all heard about or viewed for ourselves on TV and heard on the Radio Marco Rubio’s shellacking by Chris Christie in the recent GOP New Hampshire debate. I’ve been interested in Rubio, because he reminds me of JFK, minus the womanizing.

Pilot program flies kids to the moon |Feb 21, 2016

LONDON GROVE >> Last week, Avon Grove Charter School students took a trip to the moon, and they didn’t even have to leave the school building.

Bring your appetite to the Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Most visitors may not be expecting to bring their appetites along to the Philadelphia Flower show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

‘Big Timber Lodge’ to welcome attendees to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Horticulturists and artists alike are pretty excited about this year’s Philadelphia Flower Show.

Delaware County designers recreate national parks for Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

SWARTHMORE >> As soon as you see Michael Petrie’s home in Swarthmore, you know an artist lives there.

Hoedown, International Women’s Day among new events at Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

There is always more to the Philadelphia Flower Show than flowers — as if the beautiful landscapes and displays are not sufficient — and this year’s March 5 to 13 show adds some new special events to the array of extras.

Butterflies, model rail lines, art entice visitors to Philadelphia Flower Show |Feb 18, 2016

Live butterflies, a garden railway and the fanciful “make and take” exhibit are special feature exhibits designed to delight the young at heart at the Philadelphia Flower Show in March.