Kennett Paper

New program at Willowdale Chapel keeps marriages strong and saves those in trouble |Feb 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> For all intents and purposes, Felix and Susan LaBoy’s marriage of more than 29 years was over. She had moved out of the house, and divorce papers were pending. Although their three children are adults and on their own, the children hated the prospect of seeing their parents divorced.

Half marathon coming to Kennett Square this fall |Feb 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A half marathon is coming to Kennett Square later this year.

Shannon White gets ‘experience of lifetime’ at fair queen competition |Feb 8, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Shannon White, the Unionville Community Fair queen, didn’t win the state fair queen title at the 30th Annual State Fair Queen competition recently, but she said she walked with experience that will stay with her for a lifetime.

Police reports |Feb 8, 2016

Kennett Square DUI >> On Dec. 18 at 6:50 p.m. Kennett Square Police Department arrested Armando VegA-ParraL, 35, OF Cochranville, for DUI following a traffic accident in the 100 block East South Street.

Dave Haradon to be named chamber’s Outstanding Citizen of Year |Feb 5, 2016

Dave Haradon, who has been instrumental in starting a local homeless initiative and has volunteered for many non-profits, will be honored by the Southern Chester Chamber of Commerce as its Outstanding Citizen of the Year.

Unionville Community Fair in jeopardy of ending after 91 years |Feb 4, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unless two key positions are filled by Feb. 29, the Unionville Community Fair will come to an end after 91 years.

Former Kennett football star avoids jail time for soliciting sex from teen girl |Feb 4, 2016

west chester >> The former star football player for Kennett High School who was charged with soliciting sex from a teenage girl he met through his job at the Kennett Area YMCA was sentenced to probation in Common Pleas Court Thursday.

Development of old NVF site in Kennett could begin soon |Feb 4, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Development of the old NVF property, a 26-acre site located not too far from Victory Brewing Co., could begin as early as next year.

First-ever Victory Block Party coming to Kennett Square May 22 |Feb 3, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough officials Monday night approved a first annual Victory Brewing Co. block party that will benefit Historic Kennett Square.

20-lot cluster development planned in Willowdale |Feb 2, 2016

A proposed development near the Willowdale crossroads got an overview from the East Marlborough board of supervisors at their monthly meeting Monday night.

Police reports |Feb 2, 2016

Kennett Township Burglary >> At approximately 12:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, the Kennett Township Police were dispatched to a burglary on the 1000 block on Kaolin Road in Kennett Square.

Sen. Dinniman visits Kennett Middle to speak out against standardized tests |Jan 30, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> When students in Kate Madigan’s English class at Kennett Middle School wrote to Sen. Andy Dinniman telling him how unfair Keystone Exams are, and suggesting alternatives, Dinniman decided to pay a visit to the class to get their input in person.

Report indicates Kennett area well poised for economic development |Jan 29, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> In the next decade, the number of office buildings and office spaces will decline as more and more businesses rely on telecommuting. And the Latino population will continue to grow and have a huge impact on the economy in the Kennett area.

Signal 88 of Octorara earns award |Jan 27, 2016

Last week at Signal 88 Security’s Annual Convention in Tampa, Florida, a local franchisee was recognized for attaining $2.5M in sales in 2015, and having more contracted security hours than any other Signal 88 Security franchise in 2015.

Police reports |Jan 27, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Tree struck >> Jose Perez-Rosa, 25, of Wilmington traveled off the shoulder and hit a tree on Lenape-Unionvklle Road in Pocopson Township on Jan. 13 at 1:20 p.

Poe’s message of kindness should be practiced by all |Jan 26, 2016

What a beautiful message delivered by Elder Jerry F. Poe at the 15th annual Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY Breakfast last week in Kennett Square.

Polar Plunge scheduled for Feb. 20 |Jan 26, 2016

POCOPSON >> After a year hiatus, the Brandywine Red Clay Alliance is gearing up for the eighth annual Polar Plunge on Feb. 20.

Economic development topic of upcoming public meetings in Kennett Square |Jan 25, 2016

Historic Kennett Square’s annual meeting this Thursday, Jan. 29 will feature Todd Poole as the guest speaker. Poole is one of the consultants hired in 2015 to study economic development in the Borough of Kennett Square and Kennett Township.

Scouts gather for Cookie Rally at Unionville High |Jan 25, 2016

One hundred Girl Scouts and leaders showed up to the annual Cookie Rally at Unionville High School to get ready for the much anticipated 2016 Girl Scout Cookie Sale. The Girl Scouts from the Brandywine Valley Service Unit honed their math skills, learned about their products, role played their public relations skills and demonstrated their creativity by decorating posters and their Operation Cookie Drop Donation container.

Kennett Square issues snow emergency in anticipation of blizzard |Jan 22, 2016

A snow emergency has been declared by Kennett Square Mayor Matt Fetick in wake of predictions that as much as two feet or more of snow will blanket the area.

Kennett, Unionville, Avon Grove football players unite to aid community |Jan 22, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Kennett, Unionville and Avon Grove may be rivals on the football field, but when it comes to helping the less fortunate in the community, they are united.

Avon Grove student earns presidential citation for volunteer work at Kennett Food Cupboard |Jan 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >>Abby Caruso is only a freshman at Avon Grove High School, and has earned the presidential community service award, gold level, for community service at the Kennett Food Cupboard.

175-unit apartment complex will be built in Kennett Township |Jan 21, 2016

A large new apartment complex will go up in Kennett Township, and a historic home won’t come down.

Kennett school directors perform valuable service |Jan 21, 2016

Public education is more than just the opportunity to learn basic math, science, English and history; it’s a platform for students to reach their potential. It can inspire hope for a new generation of leaders and provide a foundation for a successful future.

New hospice program enables dying patients to get last wish |Jan 21, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Faye Dixon of Landenberg has always wanted a recording of her favorite songs at her church. But at 95 years old, she knows her time is running out on that dream.

Poe at MLK event: World can be better with random acts of kindness |Jan 18, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Random acts of kindness can make the world a better place.

Unionville school directors consider eliminating decile rankings |Jan 15, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford School District directors are considering whether students’ class rank should be reported to colleges.

|Jan 14, 2016

High winds kicked up burning yard debris igniting a nearby shed on the 1200 block of Street Rd. in Pocopson Wednesday afternoon. The resident to fire officials he was burning old logs when the fire got out of control and spread to a nearby approximately 20’ x 30’ shed.

$1 million winning Powerball ticket sold at Landhope in Willowdale |Jan 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Wednesday’s record-setting Powerball jackpot made three instant millionaires in Pennsylvania, and one of them bought their ticket at the Landhope Farms Market in Willowdale.

Kennett firm develops hyper-local social media app |Jan 13, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A Kennett Square firm has developed an app that could redefine social media by connecting people the old-fashioned way -- in person.

Social media leads to arrest of man who allegedly took package from porch day after Christmas |Jan 13, 2016

The person who took a package from a porch at a house located in the area of routes 52 and 1 the day after Christmas was apprehended by police with the help of the public.

Travel restrictions set for Route 52 through Jan. 26 |Jan 12, 2016

Travel restrictions are scheduled on eastbound Route 52 (Kennett Pike) between Hillendale Road and Byron Road in Kennett Township, Chester County beginning Tuesday, January 19, for utility construction by PECO Energy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) said today.

Mary D. Lang student, 5, hit by car trying to get to school bus |Jan 12, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A 5-year-old boy was hit by a car early Tuesday morning after darting across a street toward his school bus.

Local police reports |Jan 12, 2016

State PoliCe Avondale Barracks Swiped >> Daramy Kamara, 23, of Coatesville traveled to the left lane of travel on LImestone Road in Highland Township on Jan. 5 at 7:50 a.m. and swiped the side of an oncoming car.

Kennett tax hike will cost average household $156 per year more |Jan 12, 2016

A 2016–2017 preliminary budget that includes a tax hike occupied most of the discussion Monday night at the monthly meeting of the Kennett Consolidated School District school board.

After going national, Sweet Christine’s in Kennett will reopen in spring |Jan 8, 2016

KENNETT TOWSNHIP >> Every day, someone knocks on the door, and peers through the glass. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes Christine Ruggio is upstairs and answers the door, telling them that Sweet Christine’s is closed.

Marriage proposal at Mushroom Drop: ‘I wanted to do something big’ |Jan 8, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Fred McCarthy had known Jackie Hopkins and her family for most of his life, and after they had been dating for a while, he knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her.

New Kennett Square council promises transparency; sets town meetings |Jan 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new Kennett Square council -- composed of five new councilors -- promised greater transparency, and agreed to bi-annual town meetings to garner public input on a variety of issues.

Rzucidlo announces candidacy for Ross’ 158th District seat |Jan 7, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> The third time wasn’t the charm, but perhaps the fourth will be.

Police Reports |Jan 5, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks Side mirror >> A driver traveling southbound on Route 10 in Highland Township crossed over the center line and hit the mirror of another vehicle and then proceeded on its way on Dec.

The ‘Art of Writing’ comes to Brandywine Artisian Wine Trail |Jan 5, 2016

For the entire month of January, eight wineries along The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will be celebrating the “Art of Writing” with writer’s workshops, book signings, book clubs, blog how-to’s and book sales.

Hoffman takes seat as Kennett Township’s newest supervisor |Jan 5, 2016

Kennett Township’s special Monday night meeting had a certain New Year’s flavor—partly looking back at the past year, and partly looking forward.

Former Kennett Square police officer is now a county detective |Jan 5, 2016

Oscar Rosado, a former Kennett Square police officer, is the newest member of the Chester County Detectives.

Maisano announces candidacy for Pileggi’s seat |Jan 5, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Dan Maisano, a former magisterial district judge, has announced his candidacy as a Democrat for Pennsylvania’s 9th Senatorial District which represents Chester and Delaware counties.

Unionville Marching Band takes first place |Jan 4, 2016

The Unionville Marching Band took first place in the Class A division of the Worldstrides TaxSlayer Bowl Contest of Champions. UHS swept ALL categories: 1st place High percussion, guard, drum major, music, visual, effect.

Thousands cheer the falling fungus on New Year’s Eve |Jan 1, 2016

Kennett Square >> Just when it seemed the annual New Year’s Mushroom Drop couldn’t get any bigger, they added a beer tent and light show, which seemed to please the visitors greatly.

Police seek package thief in Kennett Township |Dec 30, 2015

Police are seekkng a person who stole a package from a doorstep at a house located in the area of routes 52 and 1 on Dec. 26.

$10 million development in Kennett Square will break ground in spring |Dec 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A $10 million mixed-use project in the borough’s southwest section of the town will break ground in late spring or early summer.

Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival set Feb. 21 |Dec 30, 2015

CHundreds of chocolate treats including cakes, brownies, candies, cookies and cupcakes will be available for tasting at the Kennett Chocolate Lovers Festival on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Kennett High School.

Kennett students, staff give back to the community |Dec 30, 2015

Across the Kennett Consolidated School District, students and faculty participated in holiday service projects.