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My Two Cents: The Millenials — How they could affect our society |Sep 22, 2014

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the demographic group known as the Millennials. They see the world differently from the Babyboomers, and even more so from the Silent Generation. Here is the breakdown on the various generation groups.

Downwind: Symphony opener is a triumph in West Chester |Sep 22, 2014

The opening concert of the Kennett Symphony of Chester County at the Madeleine Wing Adler Theatre in West Chester can be described as nothing less than an exciting triumph. It started with a sold out performance.

Wiltrude Paprotta of Kennett Square |Sep 22, 2014

Wiltrude Paprotta, 82, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, surrounded by family, at the Kendal Retirement Community, Kennett Square, where she resided for many years.

Andrew Joseph of Pocopson Township |Sep 21, 2014

Andrew “Andy” Joseph, 20, of Pocopson Township, passed away on August 29, 2014, due to complications of epilepsy. He was a 2012 graduate of Unionville High School and was just beginning his junior year at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana, majoring in business.

Football: Hubley snags 7 TDs in Oxford’s shootout win over Kennett |Sep 21, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ryan Hubley hauled in seven touchdowns passes from quarterback Danny Green as Oxford outlasted Kennett in a 53-47 shootout, spoiling the Blue Demons’ homecoming festivities.

Former Unionville man donating chickens to Kennett Food Cupboard |Sep 21, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dan Topp has always believed in giving back, and now he is putting his belief into practice.

Unionville Elementary staying fit with Boosterthon |Sep 21, 2014

Kennett Square >> It may have been a hot day, but the young students at Unionville Elementary School didn’t seem to mind the heat as the whole student-body — almost 400 kids — paraded outside with their teachers to take part in the first ever Boosterthon Fun Run Sept.

Unionville student still out of school; no other cases reported |Sep 20, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford high school student who contracted EV-D68, the virus that has appeared across the nation, has not yet returned to school.

Football: Pechin stars as Unionville batters Sun Valley |Sep 20, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School’s Alex Pechin has been nothing short of spectacular all season and proved again on Friday night that he is one of the better quarterbacks in the Ches-Mont League.

Spotlight of the Week: Kennett Y swimmer is All-American |Sep 18, 2014

HOCKESSIN, Delaware >> Alicia Diaz can’t remember exactly when it was that she realized she was a really good swimmer, but she guesses it was when she was about 9 years old.

Kennett High School one of the best in the nation |Sep 18, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett High School has earned accolades for academic achievement, ranking it as one of the best in the nation.

Aunt and uncle find worms in blackberries |Sep 18, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, I had my first opportunity to visit my aunt and uncle at their new “digs” at a retirement center near Princeton, New Jersey. Knowing how much I love gardening, before I left, they showed me their plot in the center’s community garden.

In any season, expanded Meadow Garden informs and delights |Sep 17, 2014

This past June, with an appropriate amount of fanfare and celebration, Longwood Gardens opened the gate to its newest accomplishment: the expanded Meadow Garden. The meadow had always been there, but for those who wanted to enjoy Nature away from the crowds, there was nothing to do, really, but to walk the loop trail.

Is an elementary school redistricting in the future for U-CF? |Sep 17, 2014

Kennett Square >> The problem is present at Pocopson Elementary School and now the only question is whether a redistricting of the four elementary schools will happen in the Unionville-Chadds Ford district in the near future.

Emergency notifications: No more government mandates! |Sep 17, 2014

Following an unprecedented water main break that left just about every household in Kennett Square without water last Sunday, residents are demanding emergency notifications be done in a better way.

Football: Missed opportunities spell doom for Lincoln |Sep 17, 2014

LOWER OXFORD >> A little more than a week removed from a big win over arch-rival Cheyney in its season opener, a game played before a packed house and a national TV audience, Lincoln took the field against North Carolina Wesleyan in a downpour, before a sparse crowd.

EV-D68 hits Unionville-Chadds Ford School District |Sep 17, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> The Unionville-Chadds Ford School District confirmed Wednesday a high school student has contracted EV-D68, the virus that has been sweeping across the nation.

Unionville High School has record 19 National Merit Semifinalists named |Sep 16, 2014

Unionville High School received news that 19 seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists.

Under 26? Stay on your parent’s health plan |Sep 16, 2014

In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage.

Water boiling stays in effect in Kennett Square |Sep 16, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Residents told council Monday night the borough’s methods of notifying them to boil water after a water main break were ineffective.

Football: Unionville spoils Avon Grove’s homecoming |Sep 15, 2014

WEST GROVE >> On Saturday afternoon, there was excitement, energy and spirit all around Avon Grove High School’s campus before kickoff due to Homecoming festivities. However, once the ball was kicked off, smiles turned to frowns as Unionville rolled to a 36-0 victory in the non-league contest.

Former New Garden supervisor starts prison term |Sep 15, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> A contrite former New Garden supervisor was led from a Common Pleas Courtroom Tuesday by sheriff’s deputies to begin serving a state prison sentence for possession of child pornography.

Backpacks: Not your spine’s best friend |Sep 14, 2014

Alas, the new school year is here! On top of every child’s list of school supplies is a new backpack. While backpacks vary in their style, color and sizes, they all share one thing in common: they are detrimental to the health of your child’s spine.

Winning golf: Get that big bounce back |Sep 14, 2014

Two weeks ago, Billy Horschel chunked a six-iron shot into the final hole, causing him to lose the golf tournament on just when he had a chance to win it. His comment: “I didn’t choke.

More great fall activities for you and your family |Sep 14, 2014

Some weeks I have a love/hate relationship with doing this column. I love learning about all the outdoor possibilities in our area and I love that all these fun activities are delivered right to my inbox for my choosing.

Thousands in Kennett Square without water after main breaks |Sep 14, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Thousands of Kennett Square residents were without water Sept. 14 after a water main located along East South Street near the front of the Kennett High School ruptured. Borough officials issued a boil water notice as a safety precaution.

Spotlight of the Week: Always just one of the boys |Sep 14, 2014

There was never a time Vanessa Robtison, 31, can remember when she wasn’t involved in something sports, whether it was coaching, playing or even just attending for fun.

Kennett school board: Who should be allowed to voice opinions at meetings? |Sep 12, 2014

Kennett Square >> In preparation for the new school year, the Kennett Consolidated school board has been reviewing its policies and making changes and updates when necessary.

Festival benefits outlive the day |Sep 12, 2014

For several years now, there has been some criticism of the annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square — or the fact that the town closes down for two days to make room for it.

Sept. 11: Chester County remembers that fateful day |Sep 12, 2014

Many Chester County communities on Thursday held special observances to remember the deadliest attack on U.S. soil and the nation’s most tragic day: Sept. 11, 2001.

Volleyball: Shultz sisters power Shanahan over Unionville |Sep 11, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> Bishop Shanahan has a very unique one-two punch.

East Marlborough police to get new temporary home |Sep 11, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Some municipalities conduct their business like hockey games — a contact sport, mostly governed by rules, but punctuated by occasional moments when the gloves come off and fists meet faces.

Newsweek: Unionville High 68th best in nation |Sep 10, 2014

Indepth rankings by Newsweek have Unionville High School as the sixth best high school in Pennsylvania, and the 58th best high school in the nation.

Outdoor festivals have a rough interruption |Sep 10, 2014

With crowds attending both the Chadds Ford Days and Mushroom Festival this past weekend, a sudden deluge of rain on Saturday was an unwelcome visitor. There was nothing to do but close the festivals down.

Results from the 29th annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 10, 2014

National Fried Mushroom Eating Championship

Chadds Ford restaurant robbed at gunpoint |Sep 10, 2014

State police are looking for the suspect who robbed Friendly’s Restaurant at Painters Crossing in Chadds Ford at gunpoint Monday morning.

Base Ball: Brandywine BBC drops double match against Talbot |Sep 10, 2014

Editor’s note: In the spirit of 19th-century base ball, the story is written with the game’s terminology used in the late 1800s. Immediately following the term, in parenthesis, is the word used in today’s time.

Girls Cross Country: Young, Breeding run Unionville past Great Valley |Sep 10, 2014

Media >> It is not an exaggeration to claim that the Unionville girls’ cross country team could be one of the best in the nation this upcoming year.

Harris rebrands Eco Boutique store in Kennett Square |Sep 10, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Doug Harris has officially opened his newly rebranded store, State & Union, located appropriately, at State and Union streets in Kennett Square.

Residents cry out against proposed equestrian ordinance in Newlin Township |Sep 9, 2014

In what started as just a neighborly dispute has turned into a township — and possibly countywide — issue and a possible new equestrian ordinance for Newlin Township.

New features attract spectators to Chadds Ford Days |Sep 9, 2014

Chadds Ford >> Storms pummeling the area the day before put a damper on the Saturday of the annual Chadds Ford Days, but everyone was in high spirits with the perfect weather Sept. 7 at the Chadds Ford Historical Society.

Caroline Flournoy Anderson Burnett of Kennett Square |Sep 9, 2014

Caroline Flournoy Anderson Burnett died peacefully at age 97 at her home at Kendal at Longwood, Kennett Square, on Aug. 25, 2014.

Football: W.C. East rolls behind Roberts |Sep 9, 2014

Kennett Square >> West Chester East’s Jon Jon Roberts stole the spotlight in Kennett’s home opener. He was proficient through the air and elusive on the ground. The Blue Demons found themselves chasing Roberts every move around the field.

Downingtown elementary school principal dies at 50 |Sep 8, 2014

DOWNINGTOWN >> Michael Solon, principal of Bradford Heights Elementary School, died over the weekend at the age of 50, after just beginning his ninth year as principal.

Storm doesn’t interrupt eating at Mushroom Festival |Sep 7, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> A thunderstorm intruded during the mid-afternoon of the well-attended and activity-packed 29th annual Mushroom Festival on Saturday, but the day was otherwise the usual upbeat collection of vendors, food servers and demonstrators.

Friends remember Kennett drowning victim |Sep 7, 2014

Several hundred friends and acquaintances of Raziel Mireles gather at Anson B. Nixon Park on Thursday evening to release balloons in his memory. The 17-year-old Avon Grove senior drowned Thursday, Aug.

Football: Mistakes cost Unionville in shootout loss to Exeter |Sep 7, 2014

REIFFTON >> Pat Clark felt Unionville gave the game away.

Mushroom Festival hosts Corbett and opens the street for dancing |Sep 6, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett Square’s 29th annual Mushroom Festival debuted Friday evening with a parade featuring a visit from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, and a string of citations presented by local legislators.

Cook-Jordan connection powers Lincoln |Sep 5, 2014

brudick55@gmail.com LOWER OXFORD >> The annual ‘Battle of the Firsts’ between the nation’s two oldest historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Lincoln University and Cheyney University was still in doubt late in the fourth quarter until Lincoln’s Dezmon Ellis returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown to seal the Lions’ 30-18 victory in the opener for both teams Thursday.

Some funny things in the news |Sep 5, 2014

Did you see the humorous photo making its way around the internet and Facebook this week? The one I’m referring to is the photo of the scene just after Dorothy throws a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz.