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Performance Golf: Hit up the driver to launch it high and far |Sep 28, 2014

The driver is unlike all the other clubs in your bag — you really don’t want to hit down on the ball at all. In fact, the average Angle of Attack (AoA) on the PGA Tour is 1.2 downward, but Rory McIlroy hits up 2 to 3 degrees and Bubba Watson his up 5 degrees and they KILL it! The AoA is simply a measurement of whether the club head is moving upward or downward through impact.

New Andrew Wyeth Exhibit at Brandywine River Museum of Art |Sep 28, 2014

Artist Andrew Wyeth created thousands of watercolor and pencil drawings over his seven-decade career. Luckily for us he didn’t throw them away. A new exhibit at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, “Andrew Wyeth: Lines of Thought” is composed of 23 studies that were created outdoors or from memory in the studio as a basis for four paintings, also on display.

From the Ground Up: The year of no hydrangea blossoms |Sep 28, 2014

There are two great reasons for growing hydrangeas. First, the blossoms are born in lovely, showy heads. Second, hydrangeas are reliable, blooming year after year without much effort on the part of the gardener.

Great Outdoors: Plenty more things to do in the fall |Sep 28, 2014

We are so lucky to be having such a spectacular fall season. Here are more events that you and your family may be interested in.

Republicans appoint Chris Ross to fill 158th District vacancy |Sep 28, 2014

WEST CHESTER >> State Rep. Chris Ross was selected as the Republican candidate to run in the 158th district Sunday night, replacing Cuyler Walker who resigned for personal reasons.

Vintage base ball: Big wins for Brandywine in afternoon doubleheader |Sep 27, 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.

Football: Gordon, Sun Valley overpowers Kennett |Sep 27, 2014

Aston >> It was the Kijana Gordon and the offensive line show for Sun Valley as they racked up 353 yards — all on the ground — to come out on top in a shootout against Kennett, 38-27 Friday night in a Ches-Mont League American Division contest.

Stink bugs making a big comeback locally |Sep 27, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> They’re back, and this year their numbers are bigger than ever.

Leonard Moseley Sherman of Kennett Square |Sep 27, 2014

Leonard Moseley Sherman, 90, of Kennett Square, died peacefully on Sept. 16, 2014, at his home in the Crosslands Community. He was the husband of Katherine Kennedy Sherman, whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

Court approves Walker’s withdraw |Sep 27, 2014

Harrisburg >> Commonwealth Court Friday approved Cuyler Walker’s request to withdraw from the 158th state House District race. Now, county Republicans are set to meet Sunday to select his replacement on the ballot, with the current officeholder the most mentioned possibility, according to some political observers.

Girls Soccer: Kennett breaks through for first Ches-Mont League victory |Sep 26, 2014

CALN >> Two teams desperate for their first girls soccer Ches-Mont League win battled on a bright but breezy Sept. 22. When the day ended, Kennett High School would be riding home with a one in its division win column.

Kennett Square Borough Manager Brant Kucera accepts job in Oregon |Sep 26, 2014

KENNETT SQUARE >> Borough Manager Brant Kucera is leaving Kennett Square for the west coast.

Kennett Homecoming King and Queen! |Sep 26, 2014

P.J. O’Sullivan and Kirsten Sharp were crowned Homecoming King and Queen during homecoming festivities Friday night at Kennett High. The homecoming court: KHS 2014 Homecoming Court: Boys: Justin Hall, Timmy Louie, Nick Meola, P.

Republican candidate Walker for 158th District seat steps down |Sep 25, 2014

East Marlborough Supervisor Cuyler Walker suddenly withdrew as the Republican candidate for the 158th State Representative District, saying personal issues are getting in the way of campaigning.

GOP to meet Sunday to replace Walker in 158th District |Sep 25, 2014

Committee members of the 158th legislative district will convene on Sunday at party headquarters to nominate a replacement for Cuyler Walker if Commonwealth Court approves the withdrawal.

Paul Revere, where were you? |Sep 24, 2014

On Saturday, Sept. 13, when the residents of Kennett Square were about to brush their teeth and go to bed, a funny thing happened. There was no water.

Exciting finish at Plantation Fields |Sep 24, 2014

Maya Black and Doesn’t Play Fair stormed around Mike Etherington-Smith’s CIC3* cross-country course to clinch the win at Plantation Field International Horse Trials in fairytale fashion.

Thousands expected for Unionville Community Fair |Sep 24, 2014

UNIONVILLE >> A homemade beer and wine contest is just one of the new features at the 90th annual Unionville Community Fair and Farm Show, scheduled for Oct. 3 through Oct. 5, at the Landhope Fairgrounds near routes 926 and 82.

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.

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.

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.