Kennett Paper

Local woman offers free cleaning services to cancer victims |Jan 23, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Angel DeNicola knows just how hard it is for a woman battling cancer to get things done. After the diagnosis, and after the denial, there’s fear, and a feeling of self-defeat.

To-Jo, Phillips Mushroom Farm win big at Pa. Farm Show |Jan 23, 2015

Chester County farmers and producers received high marks from Pennsylvania Farm Show judges last week, resulting in an impressive array of ribbons in almost every agricultural discipline in the show’s 99th year of operation.

E. Marlborough man who abandoned wife, children to avoid arrest on child porn charges captured |Jan 20, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>A man who abandoned his home, wife and children after learning he was being sought by police on child pornography charges, has been captured after a four-day intelligence and surveillance mission determined he was hiding out in Pendleton, S.

MLK CommUNITY choir performs in Kennett Square |Jan 20, 2015

Police Reports |Jan 20, 2015

State Police Avondale Retail theft >> Brittany Lee Ross of East Marlborough Township removed items worth $188 from the shelves without paying and then tried to return them fpor cash at Walmart on Schoolhouse Road in East Marlbough on Jan.

More than 1,000 volunteer for MLK Day of Sharing in Kennett, Unionville |Jan 19, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE – America has a crisis of mass incarceration, and if current trends continue, one out of every three black males will be in prison.

Kennett High cheerleaders help the needy |Jan 18, 2015

Kennett Square community, officials pitch in to help victims of New Year’s Eve fire |Jan 16, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Lorell Ingram is certain he wouldn’t be alive today had his wife not gotten off work early on New Year’s Eve.

Officials approve huge digital billboard along Route 1 |Jan 15, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> The supervisors approved a zoning ordinance amendment on Wednesday that would pave the way for construction of a huge video billboard along Route 1.

Police Reports |Jan 13, 2015

State police avondale Burglary >> Someone went into an unlocked residence on Media Road in Elk Township on Jan. 7 at midday and took and took two handguns and miscellaneous electronic equipment, police said.

New Garden man arrested for allegedly abusing young girl |Jan 13, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A 32-year-old man is behind bars on $2 million cash bail after he was arrested for allegedly abusing a young girl over a five-year period, according to township police.

Pickleball blends sports to draw fans |Jan 12, 2015

A familiar sound echoes throughout the large gymnasium in the YMCA’s Oscar Lasko Youth Program Center in West Chester — the shuffling of sneakers against the shiny wooden floor. But it is there that the familiarity ends.

Victims of Kennett house fire receive help from community |Jan 12, 2015

Kennett Square >> A borough family who lost their home to a New Year’s Eve fire is receiving help from their community after a fund was established to help restart their lives.

From the Ground Up: Looking back and looking forward |Jan 12, 2015

This week we are well into the beginning of 2015. Before leaping ahead, I want to pause a moment in the doorway of this new year and look back to remember some of the people who made the past year special for me.

Downwind: Jamie Wyeth retrospective coming to Brandwyine River Museum of Art |Jan 12, 2015

The first major retrospective of the art of Jamie Wyeth will open at the Brandywine River Museum of Art on Jan. 17 and run through April 5. The show will feature more than 100 works and examines six decades of his work which pretty much covers his entire life as he was born in 1946.

New development in Kennett on the fast track |Jan 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Soon after Victory Brewing Co. opens its third location in Kennett Square this spring, a new construction project will start nearby that will add a restaurant, office space, apartments and some retail space.

Great Outdoors: New Years resolutions and more |Jan 10, 2015

And there we have it, another year in the books.

Wyeth painting dedicated to Downingtown school |Jan 10, 2015

DOWNINGTOWN >> An Andrew Wyeth painting was dedicated Monday to East Ward Elementary School in honor of a student who died earlier this year from cancer.

Apartment complex springs from site of huge fire |Jan 10, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> A Landenberg apartment complex that burned to the ground in April of 2103, leaving 40 people homeless, has risen from the ashes, thanks to a Kennett Square man.

Reason for Kennett Square’s success lies in the people |Jan 10, 2015

“We’re a booming town and we’re getting bigger and bigger. We’re a happening town now.”

Noted preservationist Nancy Mohr created recipe for old-fashioned family dinners |Jan 10, 2015

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Unionville High School sets the bar high for academic achievement |Jan 8, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>More than one out of 10 Unionville High School seniors are ranked in the top 2 percent in the country based on the latest nationwide testing standards. And last year, Unionville had a record 33 students who were National Merit finalists, who are considered among the brightest in the nation.

Early morning fire breaks out in Kennett home |Jan 8, 2015

KENNETT >> A fire broke out early this morning in a home on Red Clay Dr.

Chester County’s first baby of 2015 is “an angel of the goddesses” |Jan 6, 2015

PAOLI >> Chester County’s first baby of 2015 came into the world while people were still popping their champagne corks for the new year.

Ice Hockey: Balanced scoring leads Unionville over D-West |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> What makes Unionville assistant coach Dave Elvin proud of his team is the fact he can’t single out one player on his team.

The many Quaker Meetinghouses of Chester County |Jan 6, 2015

Religious persecution historically has caused millions of people around the world to seek a better, friendlier place to live. In the 17th century, there were many dissenters in Great Britain who disagreed with the policies of the Church of England.

Ice Hockey: Mistakes cause meltdowns for Unionville, D-East in tie |Jan 6, 2015

WEST GOSHEN >> Without a doubt, it’s a game both Unionville and Downingtown East would like to forget.

My Two Cents: What happened to human innovation |Jan 5, 2015

An article in Aeon magazine asked the question: “Why has human progress ground to a halt? Yes we still are inventing things, but most are simply improvements of things already developed. For new technology, it is not at the pace of what they referred to as the golden era from 1945-1971.

College Basketball: Pendelton’s career night paces Lincoln |Jan 5, 2015

LOWER OXFORD >> In the past, Lincoln women’s basketball team had stretches where they would build up momentum, only to find it snapped by a holiday hiatus.

Boys Basketball: Angeline scores 1,000th point and hits game-winner as Downingtown East edges Kennett in overtime |Jan 5, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> It was Cary Angeline’s day at Kennett High School on Saturday afternoon.

Girls basketball: Despite challenges, Great Valley, Kennett enjoy experience at Wells Fargo Center |Jan 5, 2015

The setting was surreal when Great Valley and Kennett walked on the Wells Fargo Center floor last Friday.

From the Ground Up: Reflections on the gifts of every season |Jan 5, 2015

When I was a child, one of the things I looked forward to at the holidays was my father’s annual reading of the story, “Christmas Every Day.” Written in 1892 by William Dean Howell, the story tells of a young girl who asks her papa to tell her a story.

Smart Money: The ins and outs of 529 college savings plans |Jan 5, 2015

For many people, their biggest expenses in life are funding retirement, buying a home and paying for their children’s college education — or a portion of it, anyway. Setting aside money for these and other financial goals is difficult, especially when you’re trying to save for them all simultaneously and from a young age.

Year in Review: Residents rally to help save nonprofit that helps special needs children |Jan 3, 2015

The year 2014 nearly saw the closing of the Barn at Spring Brook Farm in Pocopson Township. The Barn provides animal therapy to special needs children.

Smart Health: Concussions — What parents and athletes must know |Jan 3, 2015

Extreme physical sports such as football, soccer (headers), lacrosse, hockey, equestrian, and any other sport where physical impacts occur repeatedly can increase the likelihood of injuries and concussions.

The covered bridges of Chester County |Jan 3, 2015

“They don’t build ‘em like that anymore…”

Great Outdoors: Enjoying the holiday week |Jan 3, 2015

I hope everyone had exactly the kind of Christmas that they wanted. Mine was quite good. My husband and I usually aren’t big on exchanging gifts with each other, but this year he went overboard.

Football: Kennett, Oxford in need of new football coaches |Jan 3, 2015

Since resurrecting its program in 2005, Kennett didn’t have a winning season until 2011 when the Blue Demons went 6-4 in Green’s second season. In 2012, Kennett went 7-3, barely missing the Class AAAA District 1 playoffs.

Fire in Kennett Square |Jan 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Visitors at the Kennett Square Mushroom Drop on Wednesday night were temporarily distracted by a fire that occurred one block north of the celebration.

From the Ground Up: Spinning some Christmas magic |Jan 2, 2015

I’ve wished many times that I had a better image of it; but taken years ago on my old “flip” cell phone, the photo is grainy and a bit fuzzy. And I was never able to send photos from my phone, so I don’t have a copy to share with you.

Downwind: The 33rd Christmas in Miniature |Jan 2, 2015

If in all the hurry and bustle of Christmas being so close to Thanksgiving has thrown your Christmas shopping out of kilter, stop by the Chadds Ford Gallery by Dec. 31. The collection of knock out small paintings done by local artists is amazing.

Officials agree new Pocopson bridge must look nice |Jan 2, 2015

POCOPSON >> With construction of the Route 52 roundabout in Pocopson winding down, construction of a new project in the township will make life much more challenging for motorists.

Long-awaited Route 52 roundabout opens in Pocopson |Jan 2, 2015

POCOPSON >>The wait is finally over.

Smart Money: Be smart, keep an eye on your identity |Jan 2, 2015

You’d have to be living under a rock not to be concerned about identity theft. It seems like every other month there’s a new report about another massive data breach somewhere in the world.

Old Timers |Jan 2, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Anyone who stops at Burton’s Barbershop in Kennett Square knows that no matter how cold the winter, it’s never too early to start talking baseball.

Chadds Ford man creates display to pay tribute to police officers |Jan 2, 2015

CHADDS FORD >> A Chadds Ford man, who proudly shows his loyalty for his college by lighting up his lawn every holiday season, has changed his message to show support for the New York Police Department.

Thousands ring in the new year at Kennett Square Mushroom Drop |Jan 1, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thousands of people flocked to Kennett Square on New Year’s Eve to ring in the new year as they watched a 500-pound stainless steel mushroom drop 85 feet to the ground at the second annual Mushroom Drop.

What made headlines locally in 2014 |Dec 30, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> From the first drowning at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square to community outrage at the possibility of the closing of an organization that helps special needs children, here are the top stories that made news in the Kennett and Unionville areas in 2014:

Christmas 2014: The good, the bad and the ugly |Dec 30, 2014

The late weeks of December are widely labelled, “The most wonderful time of the year.”

Girls Basketball: Third quarter dooms Unionville in loss to Red Lion |Dec 30, 2014

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> After a lackluster start for both teams, a high intensity third quarter proved to be the difference maker in the Unionville’s girls basketball game against Red Lion.