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New Garden firing range close to opening |Jul 28, 2014

LANDENBERG – With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa |Jul 28, 2014

In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

Homeless relief advocates gather in Oxford |Jul 25, 2014

OXFORD -- Advocates for overcoming homelessness in Chester County continue to tackle their task, although the solutions are often elusive.

Symphony will present ‘Under the Stars’ |Jul 25, 2014

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present a summer concert “Under the Stars” on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, Aug. 10). The concert will have guest conductor Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

Cosby wows ‘em at Lincoln |Jul 25, 2014

LOWER OXFORD -- Actor, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby had his audience in laughter for more than an hour on Saturday as made a pitch for academic fund-raising at The Lincoln University. Sitting by himself in a chair onstage at the International Cultural Center, he presented his views of poverty, God, family and human achievement, throwing in the suggestion that alumni reach in the pockets for contributions.

InBrief |Jul 25, 2014

Charles Patton Charles Patton, the principal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District middle school that later bore his name, died Saturday, July 19. He was 85. A popular and respected member of the district’s community, he was described in these words by folks who posted in the school’s online newsletter:

District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series |Jul 25, 2014

When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

Some light but useful reading for the summer |Jul 25, 2014

Looking for a little light reading to take with you on vacation this summer? I’d like to recommend the new book, “Coffee for Roses . . . and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening.” In it, author C.

Bottom line for GOP: Don’t lose the election |Jul 25, 2014

Apparently I greatly upset one of my readers with my last column. His letter to the editor [07-17-14] made no doubt that in his opinion I don’t know what I’m talking about and that I am essentially the “village idiot”.

Stoltzfus pushes on for Wounded Warriors |Jul 25, 2014

MUD LAKE, Idaho -- Southern Chester County bade Ivan Stoltzfus fond Bon Voyage as he led a huge parade of tractors through Kennett Square on April 26 on his way westward.

Get your kids involved in the National Parks Junior Ranger program |Jul 18, 2014

Recently my family and I went on vacation and we visited several of the National Parks out west including Grand Canyon and Zion National Park. We had been there before but when the boys were much younger.

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There’s still time for a vegetable garden |Jul 18, 2014

The idea of a fall vegetable garden can be a bit misleading. It took me an embarrassingly long time to realize that the label “fall” indicated harvest time, not planting time. Granted, in July and August, while we’re swimming in 90+-degree heat, it’s a challenge to remember that the longest day of the year is long past.

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Galloway offers retirement severance |Jul 18, 2014

WEST GROVE -- Veteran borough Police Chief Errol Galloway has offered to retire pending a severance offer from Council.

Kennett merchants take their wares outside |Jul 18, 2014

This weekend, July 19 and 20, will be the annual Sidewalk Sale by the Kennett merchants in uptown Kennett Square. On Saturday the hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, July 20 it is open 11 a.m.

West Nile Virus found in county trap |Jul 18, 2014

UWCHLAN – County health officials on Wednesday announced the West Nile Virus was recently discovered for the first time this year in a mosquito trap placed in the township.

Bulletproof vests donated to CCSPCA |Jul 18, 2014

By KENDAL GAPINSKI kgapinski@dailylocal.com

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District 28 18-year-olds win |Jul 18, 2014

Unionville Quaker organizes meetinghouse tour |Jul 11, 2014

NEWLIN — A 95-year-old birthright Quaker from Unionville has taken on the task of organizing a tour of area meetinghouses.

Debt forces college grads to move back home |Jul 10, 2014

Brian Mahoney, 24, of Collegeville, has had to bounce around from job to job while his Bachelor’s Degree collects dust. It’s the only thing he can do to get his life going while he lives at home with his parents and tries to get a handle on his out-of-control student loans.

Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza |Jul 7, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH -- The skies were bright over Longwood Gardens on Friday night as an estimated 6,000 spectators honored the nation’s 238th birthday with cheers and applause during the annual Independence Day fireworks display.

Obama is a Minor Leaguer compared to other presidents. |Jul 6, 2014

There’s been a lot of noise during the past 6 years, especially on Fox News, talk radio, and TEA folks complaining about how many executive orders the Obama administration has issued during his terms as president.

Christina’s world? Maine. Wyeth world? Chadds Ford |Jul 6, 2014

CHADDS FORD, Pa. — A recent review of an Andrew Wyeth show calls his famous painting “Christina’s World” the “best-loved worst painting in history.”

Changing the façade of Philadelphia Museum of Art |Jul 6, 2014

We are all familiar with the front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, standing tall above the Schuylkill, housing some of the finest examples of great art. But did you know they want to change those sacred steps that Rocky climbed? Well, that isn’t really settled yet.

Is clover the secret to a perfect lawn? |Jul 6, 2014

The plush, velvety American lawn gets a bad rap these days, but it’s not without some justification. That uniform green, tempting call to going barefoot comes with a variety of costs: herbicides, pesticides, consumption of fossil fuel, erosion, habitat loss, water use, and runoff contributing to small-stream flooding.

East Marlborough resident is the milkman in town |Jul 6, 2014

Remember when the milkman would deliver farm fresh milk, butter and eggs to doorsteps early in the morning?

Jennersville Victory |Jul 6, 2014

In a close meet, Jennersville Y Barracudas defeated Upper Main Line Y, 240 to 227.

Local Baden-Powell scouting association groups forming |Jul 6, 2014

Have you ever heard of Baden-Powell Scouting Association? There is a new group forming in southern Chester county. Formed in 2006, Baden-Powell Service Association (BPSA) is an independent and traditional style scouting association that perpetuates the principles and practices of scouting laid down by Robert Baden-Powell in 1907.

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Amendment gives school charters some relief |Jul 6, 2014

The Pennsylvania Senate has adopted a pending special education bill amendment that many say will forestall a potential collapse of brick and mortar charter schools in the state.

Chesco Pops to perform at Oxford High School |Jul 6, 2014

As part of its Summer 2014 series, the Chester County Pops Orchestra will return to Oxford Area High School for a performance on Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 seniors age 62 and over, and free for students and children.

Halfway house escape earns E. Nottingham man jail time |Jul 6, 2014

By MICHAEL P. RELLAHAN mrellahan@dailylocal.com

Mighty Milledge brings DBA awareness to Kennett |Jul 3, 2014

Every night, Milledge Estes is hooked up to an infusion line through his leg for 12 hours to receive medicine and make sure his iron levels stay normal. He has also gone through more than 100 blood transfusions since he was born.

Spring Brook Farm is too valuable a resource to lose |Jun 26, 2014

Take a good look at the photo inserted into this editorial. It is a photo taken last year of a special needs child from the Child and Career Development Center at the Chester County Intermediate Unit visiting The Barn at Spring Brook in Pocopson Township.

A simple way to grow a lot of food |Jun 26, 2014

Last week I received an e-mail from West Chester resident Don Knabb. He wrote, “We have always grown in raised beds, even before square foot gardening became popular. But when Mel Bartholomew’s first book came out we followed his advice pretty closely.

Remembering artists Boots and Polly |Jun 26, 2014

I was startled recently to discover that apparently many Kennett area residents were unaware that two of the outstanding local artists had died. One was Mary Clark Keyser, known as “Boots” and the other was Marion Boyle Guthrie known as “Polly.

My 2 Cents Do We Really Want to Lose Human Skills? by Mike Cannatelli There is new evidence that suggests the link between handwriting and educational development is very closely linked. The study shows that children not only learn to read more quickly |Jun 26, 2014

Third on Third catching on in Oxford |Jun 26, 2014

OXFORD - If one night out a month is good, why not two?

FIREWORKS |Jun 26, 2014

Longwood Gardens Celebrate America at 9:15 p.m. on July 4 on July 4. There is an entrance fee. Celebrate Independence Day with well-loved patriotic selections such as “The Olympic Fanfare,” “Victory at Sea,” “The Colonel Bogey March,” “The Winds of War,” “King’s Row,” “Armed Forces Medley,” “The Stars & Stripes,” “The National Anthem” and more.

New Garden police chief pushes for speed bumps |Jun 26, 2014

Though it’s not something that has happened on his watch as Chief of Police, Gerald Simpson is looking to prevent pedestrian fatalities in New Garden Township after reading an article regarding Vision Zero in New York City.

Supervisors ponder electronic billboards |Jun 20, 2014

By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY For 21st Century Media

Charter schools fight to prevent funding cuts |Jun 20, 2014

LONDON GROVE ­— Parents and administrators aligned with Pennsylvania’s brick and mortar charter schools (as opposed to cyber charters) are facing the threat of reduced state funding for special education that could lead to their closings.

Tax credits for White Hall improvements |Jun 20, 2014

By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY For 21st Century Media

State Representative Chris Ross gives commencement address at Upland |Jun 20, 2014

On Friday, June 6, Upland Country Day School graduated the Class of 2014 in the school’s Barn Auditorium. Pennsylvania State Representative Chris Ross, a former Upland parent and member of the Board of Trustees, gave the

Avon Grove graduates enjoy final ceremony (Photos) |Jun 20, 2014

NEWARK, DEL. – The atmosphere was festive as the 442 graduating seniors from Avon Grove High School received their diplomas during commencement ceremonies on Wednesday at the University of Delaware Carpenter Center.

Oxford senior awarded track and field scholarship |Jun 20, 2014

Oxford Area High School senior Alyssa Sniechoski recently signed a letter of intent to attend St. Francis University of Pennsylvania after being awarded four-year academic and athletic scholarships.

Summer nights enhanced by polo matches |Jun 20, 2014

By MARCELLA PEYRE-FERRY For 21st Century Media

Longwood opens new Meadow Garden |Jun 20, 2014

Longwood Gardens opened up the new large Meadow Garden last Friday, but it was quite a washout with rain, wind and gray skies. On Saturday the meadow had lots of visitors, including a large group of photographers and bird watchers who were waiting for the doors to open.