Avon Grove Sun

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.

After 40 years, Kremp Florist in Jenkintown remains Philadelphia Flower Show staple |Feb 18, 2016

After a remarkable 40 years with the Philadelphia Flower Show, family owned Kremp Florist is not only one of the longest running vendors at the nine-day event — it’s one of the only vendors that actually sells cut flowers.

Philadelphia Flower Show has bouquet of special guests coming |Feb 18, 2016

It’s no secret that painstaking time and effort goes into making sure the submissions at the Philadelphia Flower Show are among the most beautiful and elaborate in the world. That’s why for people like Tim Farrell, judging each one takes a team of people with years of experience and an eye for perfection.

Township supervisor arrested for stealing guns |Feb 17, 2016

Birmingham >> A London Grove Township supervisor who claimed he operated a pet-sitting service has been arrested and charged with allegedly stealing two guns from a customer’s home and trying to sell them to a gun store in Delaware.

Union Firefighters rescue dog from vent |Feb 15, 2016

EAST NOTTINGHAM >> Zeus, a 4-month-old puppy who lives with his family on Fifth Street, is feeling pretty good now, but a couple weeks ago that wasn’t the case.

Church marks Black History Month with soul food |Feb 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> With temperatures hovering in the teens on Saturday, the lunch the Second Baptist Chuch put out warmed the body as well as the spirit.

Students go hand-on with science in Oxford |Feb 8, 2016

Oxford >> First and second grade students at Elk Ridge Elementary School took a break from sitting at their desks and did some hands-on science study at a mobile science lab last week.

New London has big plans for a park |Feb 8, 2016

New London >> Township Secretary-Tresaurer Trish Fagan got an exciting phone call last week.

Candy store move begat artisan outlet |Feb 7, 2016

New London >> When the popular Candy For All Occasions store moved from a tiny crossroads to the Jennersville Shopping Center more than a year ago, it left empty a quaint, historic little building filled with nooks and crannies all over the first floor.

Local artists bring their skills to the flower show |Feb 1, 2016

Penn >> When the Philadelphia Flower Show opens on March 5, visitors will be dazzled not only by acres of outstanding landscapes, but by a number of fine art displays featuring beautiful and fascinating plants.

Ceramics and soup for a good cause |Feb 1, 2016

Oxford >> The Oxford Arts Alliance is combining ceramics and soup to suppost a local charitible agency.

Tie vote means no all-day kindergarten at Avon Grove |Jan 29, 2016

Penn >> Parents will have to wait at least one more year for full-day kindergarten to come to the Avon Grove School District. Several school board members seeking more information before committing to the change resulted in a tie vote at the Thurs.

Unionville takes two from Kennett |Jan 27, 2016

Boys Basketball: Unionville 45, Kennett 42 >> In Ches-Mont American action, the Indians outscored the Blue Demons 14-4 in the final quarter to stage a come-from-behind victory on Thursday, Jan.

West Grove adds new full-time police officer |Jan 27, 2016

West Grove >> The borough doubled the size of its full-time police department with the hiring of Justin Fonock at its January meeting.

Finally: Affordable Health Care |Jan 27, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I’ve watched my health care insurance premiums and deductibles rise year after year after year. My deductible for 2016 doubled from last year. According to President Obama, the Affordable Care Act [ACA] is saving lots of money.