Kennett Paper

Two Kennett grads place in Top 10 in nation at FBLA event |Jul 25, 2014


Matt Grieco a ‘certified celebrant’ |Jul 24, 2014

According to a recent study by The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, about 20 percent of Americans – or 52 million people -- worship in a church each week. Most local pastors report a trend of declining attendance over the years.

Matt Grieco a ‘certified celebrant’ |Jul 23, 2014

Kennett Square officials allow residents to own chickens |Jul 22, 2014


POLICE LOG |Jul 22, 2014

NEW GARDEN On July 8, 2014 at 11 p.m, police observed a vehicle travelling on Baltimore Pike with an equipment violation. The vehicle was followed and observed to drive over the center lines and off the travel portion of the roadway.

District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series |Jul 21, 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.

Science in the Summer opens at Bayard Taylor Library |Jul 17, 2014

Some children may only just visit the ocean during vacation, but those in attendance of the free Science in the Summer program at the Bayard Taylor Memorial Library are learning all about it.

Sage voted in as member of U-CF school board |Jul 17, 2014

After having to push the decision back a month due to deadlock voting, Robert Sage was sworn in as the newest member of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School Board in a special meeting held July 14.

Camp Curious 2.0 brings in older children |Jul 16, 2014

LANDENBERG – It’s one thing to pass down clothes between sisters, but in the Lustig family, older sister Shoshanna has given Camp Curious to her younger sister Rebecca to take over and run.

Kucera: Kennett Square is on the upswing |Jul 15, 2014


Best representing country in Nova Scotia |Jul 10, 2014

@CMonhollanDLN It has been a whirlwind of a year for Unionville High School’s Justin Best.

Proposed legislation would freeze school property taxes for seniors |Jul 10, 2014


Neilson Carlin to be featured at World Meeing of Families |Jul 10, 2014

It may be over a year away, but Neilson Carlin has already been chosen for the opportunity to show off his work at the eighth World Meeting of Families to be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22 to 27, 2015.

Battle of the Bands attracts youth to Kennett Flash |Jul 10, 2014

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’ Main fountain garden to be demolished, rebuilt |Jul 8, 2014

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Longwood Gardens hosts fireworks extravaganza |Jul 6, 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.

Residents fighting to protect water |Jul 3, 2014

Several years ago, a well was built near the intersection of Broad Run and Newark roads, just about 150 feet from the Broad Run Creek. Now, Artesian Water wants to own the well and use it to pump water to its customers, which local residents are afraid are mostly in Delaware.

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.

The Milkman is Back! East Marlborough man delivers fresh produce to local doorsteps |Jul 1, 2014

Unionville grad soars at Troop 22 Eagle |Jun 26, 2014

Leonard Johnson III, son of Sylvia and Robert Amis and the late Leonard Johnson Jr., and brother to Lindsey Johnson, earned the rank of Eagle Scout in February, 2014. Lenny is a recent graduate of Unionville High School and participated in SHOC (Students Helping Other Classmates) and UNITY (as a hand-picked mentor for new students).

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.

Nicewonger picked to head First Baptist Church |Jun 26, 2014

Not everyone is able to find their calling when they are just a teenager, but Daniel Nicewonger was one of those few when he decided to go into ministry after a life-changing experience in Roatan, an island off the coast of Honduras.

Spring Brook Farm: How did it ever get this far? |Jun 25, 2014

I’ve been a journalist for 35 years. I’ve been to more municipal meetings than I care to remember. In the late 1980s, I was at a Parkesburg council meeting when a riot erupted after a citizen -- angry at the vote on a tax increase -- rose from his chair and threw punches at a counselor.

JOHN DUNNIGAN ON GOLF: Tried and true golf formula for breaking 90 |Jun 25, 2014

Last week, we talked about the formula for breaking 100. So lets talk about how to break 90 this week. If you break 90, you’re better than most golfers who play the game. I like the sound of that! The fact is that if more golfers would play the game in a strategically sound manner, the national average score would lower immediately.

Spring Brook Farm is too valuable a resource to lose |Jun 24, 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.

Controversial tax increase in U-CF budget |Jun 19, 2014

With the June meeting of the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board came the approval of the final budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year at $75.9 million which, although passed unanimously, came with some controversy among the members.

Kennett-area men join old-time baseball league |Jun 19, 2014


Chadds Ford Elementary has a new principal |Jun 19, 2014

POCOPSON – A new face will be wandering the halls of Chadds Ford Elementary School next year as the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board approved Shawn Dutkiewicz as the new principal.

Unionville School District OKs resignations, new contracts, new hires and subs |Jun 17, 2014

The following personnel changes were approved by the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board at its monthly meeting June 16:

Police Log |Jun 17, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE Kennett Square police arrested Pedro Guerrero-Rojas, 21, of Kennett Square for sale or illegal use of certain solvents and public drunkenness. On May 24 at 7:15 p.m., police were called for a subject laying on the ground next to the roadway in the 500 block Grant Way and upon arrival, found Guerrero-Rojas huffing.

Kennett students plant shrubs in pouring rain |Jun 16, 2014

photos by Fran Maye By FRAN MAYE

KCSD final budget approved, low tax increase |Jun 13, 2014

Now that June has finally arrived, the Kennett Consolidated School District school board approved the final operating budget June 9 for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at an amount of $75,896,790, a rise of roughly $2 million from the year before.

Are energy drinks hazardous to your health? |Jun 12, 2014

Energy drink consumption for teenagers and people in their twenties is the fastest growing group in the soft drink industry, with sales totaling a whopping nine billion dollars. In fact, they are quite popular on most college campuses, and among adults in the workplace.

Police Reports |Jun 12, 2014

NEW GARDEN On May 31, at 1:57 a.m., police observed a vehicle northbound in the 800 block of Newark Road drift over the center double yellow several times. At times, the vehicle almost completely spanned the entire southbound lanes while in a curve.

Kennett Middle, Greenwood Elementary excel in PA Performance Profiles |Jun 12, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE – With the school year coming to a close in the Kennett Consolidated School District, two schools were recognized at the June board meeting for attaining high scores in the Pennsylvania School Performance Profile.

UHS rowing wraps up inaugural season at national championships |Jun 11, 2014

WEST WINDSOR, N.J. -- It seemed almost improbable that four Unionville High School students were on the water at the SRAA National Championship Regatta May 24 when less than four months before, they were fighting to have a rowing club at their school.

Two Kennett-area nursing homes ranked best in Chester County |Jun 10, 2014


Fire destroys townhouse construction in Kennett Township |Jun 9, 2014

Photo by Chris Barber Nothing but a pile of smoldering ashes remained after an early morning fire in a townhouse in progress at Granite Ridge development in Kennett Township on Monday. The development, a work in progress, contains townhouses built at the top of a hill just off Rosedale Road on McFarlan.

Possible coyote sighting puts school on alert |Jun 6, 2014

Ordinance allows township to inspect rental properties |Jun 6, 2014

The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors approved an ordinance regulating rental properties at their monthly meeting May 21.

Unionville graduates its 91st class |Jun 5, 2014

NEWARK, Del. – A sea of blue filled into the Bob Carpenter Convocation Center at the University of Delaware, but it wasn’t college students in attendance. Instead, 334 high school seniors filled the seats on the floor for Unionville’s 91st commencement.

Lawton, 15, wins third in international science fair |Jun 5, 2014

It all started with just a simple, mandatory science fair in eighth grade for Ralph Lawton. He did very well and it ended up opening his eyes to a whole new world in science.

New eatery coming to Chadds Ford |May 30, 2014

Not Your Average Joe’s, a New England-based restaurant chain promoting a “globally inspired, chef-driven menu at affordable prices,” will make its Pennsylvania debut in June in the Glen Eagle Shopping Center along Route 202.

Anson B. Nixon Park is the best park around |May 29, 2014

Outdoor enthusiast Lisa Lightner lives in Avondale.

Unionville student performing at Media Theatre |May 29, 2014

It was one thing for Unionville freshman Karalyn Joseph to have a lead role in “13 the Musical” at the Wilmington Drama League, but now she gets to perform it on a bigger stage at the Media Theatre.

Police Log - May 27, 2014 |May 27, 2014

NEW GARDEN DUI On May 12, at 11:58 p.m., a police officer observed a vehicle parked in the middle of a parking lot in the area of Newark Road and Baltimore Pike. The driver appeared to be slumped over in the seat.

Southern Chester County schools represented with Citadel Heart of Learning award |May 27, 2014

If there needed to be any proof of the impact of education in southern Chester County, look no further than this year’s recipients of the Citadel Heart of Learning Awards.

Aztec Two-Step coming to the Flash |May 27, 2014

Call it fate or call it coincidence that Neal Shulman and Rex Fowler were in the same place in Boston, Massachusetts, one day in 1971.

Lucky to be alive |May 27, 2014

It started off like just another evening for Kennett resident Steve Burkes before things took a complete 180 when he suddenly found himself on the way to the emergency room.