Avon Grove Sun

Schoolyard turkeys |Nov 21, 2015

A trio of turkeys, apparently looking for food or a safe zone at Thanksgiving, have been visiting the grounds of the Penn London Elementatry School in Penn for several weeks. School offcials said the birds appear unfazed by people and vehicles passing by.

Cousteau granddaughter receives Stroud award |Nov 20, 2015

East Marlborough >> The granddaughter of famed French conservationist Jacques Cousteau received the Stroud Water Research Freshwater Excellence Award on Thursday night.

Breakfast in Oxford hosts veterans and guests |Nov 15, 2015

Oxford >> Current and former members of the U.S. Military shared stories and renewed friendships at the Veterans Breakfast in the Oxford Senior Center on Saturday.

Emergency management radio activated |Nov 15, 2015

New London >> Last winter a tree fell in an snowstorm just outside West Grove, blocking traffic on Old Baltimore Pike. For many drivers, the first they knew about it was when they came upon the barriers set up by the responders.

Kennett Senior Center honors veterans |Nov 6, 2015

Kennett Square >> The Kennett Area Senior Center was brimming with patriotism as veterans, friends and members joined for the annual Veterans Day luncheon on Friday.

Lawrence joins seniors in frustration over property taxes |Nov 5, 2015

Oxford >> It was clear from the conversations on Monday afternoon that state Rep. John Lawrence was just as frustrated about property taxes as the senior citizens he was speaking to,

Doerfler, Braffman, Mallon win in Kennett Square; Kimmel first female supervisor in E. Marlborough |Nov 4, 2015

Southern Chester County >> The folks in East Nottingham Township live in a largely rural environment, and they like it that way. On Tuesday the voters put their pocketbooks where their hearts were and voted 693 to 550 to impose a one-half of 1 percent earned income tax dedicated to open space, parks and/or historical restoration.

Do, Lindner, Brookes win seats on Unionville School Board |Nov 4, 2015

Southern Chester County >> In the race for three open seats in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, Region C, winners were Republican Beverly Brookes and Democrats Gregg Lindner and Kathy Do, who campaigned as a team.

Ghosts, ghouls and witches haunt Kennett Square |Oct 26, 2015

Kennett Square >> The great thing about the Kennett Square Halloween Parade is that the spectators dress up as well as the marchers.

Memorial run raises funds for scholarship |Oct 18, 2015

Franklin >> Friends and colleagues of a beloved doctor who died too soon are keeping his memory alive with an annual run event.

High school club helps autistic students make social connections |Oct 18, 2015

London Grove >> Off in a sheltered corner of the high school parking lot, away from the noise and chaos of the impending football game on Friday evening, a bunch of kids sat around enjoying the evening at an autumn tailgate party.

Homecoming is a hit at Avon Grove |Oct 10, 2015

London Grove >> Homecoming at Avon Grove High School is more than just a dance and a football game. In fact, it’s more than a daylong experience, and the activities extend beyond the student body participation to include many community members.

Mother’s boyfriend accused in cocaine-lunch money case |Oct 8, 2015

London Grove >> An arrest warrant has been issued for David Guinan, the man police say is responsible for cocaine making its way into Penn London Elementary School last Friday.

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.