Kennett Paper

New Wegmans in Chadds Ford has 500 job openings |Mar 27, 2015

What management there wants from its workers is vitality, an aptitude to serve and openness to grow for those interested in working for what the magazine has listed as one of the top “100 Best Companies to Work For.

Victory Brewing Co. on verge of opening in Kennett Square |Mar 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett Square will open sometime in April, a little more than two years after local officials created an ordinance specifically permitting brew pubs in town.

Joan Holliday a deserving recipient of chamber award |Mar 27, 2015

The Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet where it names an outstanding citizen of the year is a signature event held each spring. Since 1968, a notable person from the community gets the award and the recognition that goes with it.

Kennett Library should address programs instead of name |Mar 24, 2015

The public outcry against the name change of the Bayard Taylor Library is merely the surface reaction to questions about the future of this old and formerly revered local institution.

Many must-see art lectures, exhibitions this month |Mar 24, 2015

By Lele Galer From Kennett Square to Phoenixville, the Art Scene is full of go-to galleries and must-see lectures and exhibitions in April 2015.

Maye, Barber win 2015 Keystone Press Awards |Mar 23, 2015

Fran Maye, editor of the Kennett Paper, and Chris Barber, editor of the Avon Grove, won professional Keystone Press Awards this week.

Tick Tock clears air over theft case where former director charged |Mar 20, 2015

The Board of Directors of Tick Tock Early Learning Center has released the following statement regarding a legal matter involving a former employee:

Joan Holliday named 2015 Outstanding Citizen of the Year |Mar 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>For the first time, the recipient of the Southern Chester County Outstanding Citizen of the Year was unable to accept the award.

Kennett humanitarians help celebrate Happiness Day |Mar 20, 2015

The Kennett High School Humanitarian Club helped students celebrate the United Nations International Day of Happiness on Friday, March 20, by decorating each and every student’s locker with a message to inspire happy thoughts.

Gerald Davis honored for decades of service as police chief in New Garden |Mar 20, 2015

NEW GARDEN>> Former New Garden Police Chief Gerald Davis always believed technology could be the police department’s best friend.

‘West Side Story’ at Unionville is a real rumble |Mar 17, 2015

Unionville High School has a large stage, and they filled it with an enormous cast and enormous sets as they performed the blockbuster show “West Side Story.” Its parking lot is also enormous, but it was almost filled a half hour before show time, but that happens when there are so many people involved in a production.

Police Reports |Mar 17, 2015

State Police Avondale car search >> On March 7 at 6:26 p.m. Police stopped a car on Gypsy Hill Road in Franklin Township to investigate DUI and drug paraphernalia. Jody Dale Jordan, 44, of Landenberg and a 17-year-old male from Avondale were arrested.

‘Happiness’ being spread in Unionville, Kennett |Mar 17, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Nancy Pia doesn’t believe in the pursuit of happiness.

Is Unionville-Chadds Ford School District going backward? |Mar 16, 2015

Editor: Unionville-Chadds ford High School is ranked 7th in Pennsylvania and is a top 500 school nationally, according to US News and World Reports. More than 50 percent of UCF students take AP courses and more than 92% of students score proficient on benchmark exams.

Unionville teachers and school board far off on contract talks |Mar 13, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville-Chadds Ford School board and the teachers’ union have been meeting every two weeks since the first of the year trying to hammer out a new contract, but so far the two sides are very far apart.

The key to a better night’s sleep |Mar 12, 2015

Do you ever find that no matter how hard you try, you can’t seem to get comfortable sleeping? Perhaps you have bought countless sleep aids and you still find that you are waking up with a stiff neck, lower back pain, numbness in your hands or legs, headaches, or even sinus congestion? Since we spend close to a third of our lives sleeping, and another ten percent of our lives lying in bed, that is a staggering number of time not to feel comfortable.

Police Reports |Mar 12, 2015

State Police Avondale Jewelry taken >> Someone broke into a home in the 100 block of Hess Mill Road in Franklin Township on March 4 in the morning and took jewelry and then fled, police said.

Potholes creating brisk business for local service stations |Mar 10, 2015

WEST CHESTER>>If you think the pothole problem is especially bad this year, you’re right.

Oh, What a beautiful production at Kennett High School |Mar 10, 2015

By Caryl Huffaker Two rehearsals and one performance had to be cancelled because of the ice and snow, but opening night of Rogers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” at Kennett High school was electric.

Unionville mourns Mark Powers, 47, URA ambassador |Mar 9, 2015

UNIONVILLE>>A fund established to help pay for the college education of a Unionville man who died last week after dedicating his life to helping youth at the Unionville Recreation Association, has raised more than $20,000 in just three days.

Kennett Square funds senior center for first time |Mar 6, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> After watching neighboring municipalities for years help fund the Kennett Area Senior Center, Kennett Square council has decided it’s high time they do so as well.

Galer Estates Winery wins ‘Best in Class’ nationwide award for its Chardonnay |Mar 5, 2015

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7 municipalities interested in regional policing |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A plan to form the largest regional policing agency in Chester County has expanded to include seven municipalities.

Church thefts draw prison sentence for New Garden man |Mar 4, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A New Garden man who served as the bookkeeper of a Kennett Square church for more than 25 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing almost $60,000 from its bank accounts after he got into financial problems stemming from bad financial decisions.

Kennett first in Pennsylvania to get video ATM |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Ever wish you could go to your local ATM and cash checks? Or how about depositing checks at your ATM, getting cash back. Or even withdrawing say, $24.78 and receiving the exact amount.

80 Kennett students to perform in ‘Oklahoma!’ |Mar 3, 2015

Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show “Oklahoma!” includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers.

Flower Show has everyone’s favorite movie |Mar 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits — as they have in every year past.

Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser |Mar 3, 2015

There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It’s no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

The reason behind the library name change |Mar 3, 2015

The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library (KPL) recently made a big decision, two decisions in fact. The first decision, made last year, was to build a new library on property the library already owns at Waywood Road, .

Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn |Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

Family opening extended stay hotel south of West Chester |Mar 2, 2015

CHADDS FORD >> A new hotel has sprung up on Route 202, just south of the Chester County line in Delaware County.

Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break |Mar 2, 2015

I’m looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about “The Big Break” — Golf Channel’s reality based show about golf competition.

Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden |Feb 28, 2015

A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts |Feb 27, 2015

Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank |Feb 27, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Former Kennett football great faces sex charges |Feb 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

It’s on the House: Be sure to test your home for dangerous levels of radon |Feb 26, 2015

Last month we explored the five tips to prepare for a pre-listing home inspection: be honest and upfront, clean your gutters, clear access to attics and crawlspaces, check lightbulbs and have your appliances in working order.

Are holidays losing their meaning? |Feb 26, 2015

It wasn’t heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called “drive thru ashes” last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

Great Outdoors: The countdown to spring is on |Feb 26, 2015

It may not feel like it, but many great things are just around the corner. We are just about two weeks away from daylight savings time and then our evenings will be longer and brighter. Another two weeks after that it will officially be spring.

New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired |Feb 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans |Feb 26, 2015

CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Ice Hockey: Oxford closes door on Hodgson in playoff opener |Feb 25, 2015

NEWARK, Del. >> The coaching staff only expected their team to go .500 on the season. All they wanted was to be able to be happy with how the first year went.

From the Ground Up: And the award goes to. ... |Feb 25, 2015

Had enough of bitterly cold temperatures and the threat of snow, sleet and black ice? Happily, the Philadelphia Flower Show is scheduled to burst into bloom in just over a week. Without getting on a plane, you’ll be able to transport yourself to a place full of color and light and the heady aromas of fresh-turned soil and flowers in bloom.

Police Log |Feb 24, 2015

Kennett Square Robbery arrest >> On Nov. 25, at 10 p.m., police received the report that victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street.

Police Reports |Feb 24, 2015

State Police Avondale Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles.

Performance Golf: Control your hips, control your swing! |Feb 23, 2015

My student is showing a lot of leg here at impact — you can see his left leg from this down the line view. This golfer was suffering from a club path that headed way too far out to the right of the target line through impact, at times more than 10 degrees.

Kennett Square officials creating a ‘walkable paradise’ |Feb 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a “walkable paradise,” and there’s a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough’s streetscapes project this year.

Kennett’s WIN program inspires students to succeed |Feb 16, 2015

The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one’s future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.