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Kennett Homecoming King, Queen crowned |Oct 5, 2015

The gymnasium, rather than the traditional football field, was the setting for the Homecoming Court. Due to cold, wet winds and a steady rain on Friday, the Homecoming parade was cancelled and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen postponed until the dance Saturday night.

Family homeless center opens in West Grove |Oct 5, 2015

Family Promise of Southern Chester County will host an Open House at the new Resource Center on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Center is located at 105 West Evergreen Street in West Grove.

Scout to relocate old Civil War-era cannon in Kennett Square |Sep 30, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A Kennett Square Eagle Scout has obtained permission from Kennett Square council to move a Civil-War-era cannon to the borough building on Marshall Street.

Police reports |Sep 28, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Assault >> Breya Lynn Galli, 20, of Lincoln University was arrested for aggravated assault after kicking an emergency medical technician on Route 1 in East Marlborough Township on Sept.

Record crowd for healthy living event in Kennett Square |Sep 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Thousands of people attended the fifth annual Vive tu vida event at Anson Nixon Park Saturday, and event organizers said hundreds of people took advantage of free health screenings and flu shots.

Kennett Public Library task force formed to bring transparency |Sep 24, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Following months of controversy about a lack of transparency, borough council has voted to form a task force to facilitate “healing” between the community and the Kennett Public Library.

Kennett Middle School student earns presidential citation for volunteer work at Kennett Food Cupboard |Sep 22, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Patrick Lawler is only 11 years old, but he knows that he wants to help the less fortunate as he gets older.

Police reports |Sep 22, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Forgery >> Kaitlin Nicole Hansen, 20, of Rising Sun, Maryland, allegedly made an unauthorized check transaction from an account belonging to another person in the 200 block of Township Road in Lower Oxford Township on Aug.

Rally for childhood cancer awareness cut short in DC |Sep 22, 2015

A group of cancer-stricken children and their families were ejected from a park near the White House last weekend, ending the group’s plans for a candlelight vigil to raise awareness of childhood cancer.

Kendal-Crosslands adds dog park |Sep 22, 2015

Recently, the residents of Kendal~Crosslands Communities, esidents of the furry nature that is, paraded in style and helped open the newest feature to the campus, the Kendal Dog Park.

Unionville Community Fair promises fun |Sep 20, 2015

WILLOWDALE >> Cow pie bingo, mechanical bull riding, a parade, dance contest, jugglers, cooking demonstrations. barnyard Olympic competition and a professional rodeo are just some of the events planned for the 91st annual Unionville Community Fair, scheduled for Oct.

Dangerous intersection in Kennett Township gets four-way stop sign |Sep 17, 2015

The township Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on Wednesday night to approve a new ordinance allowing the township to install stop signs on Rosedale Road at its intersection with Bayard Road, creating a four-way stop.

Kennett Public Library gets new board members |Sep 17, 2015

Staff Report The Board of the Kennett Public Library has announced the nomination of several new board members.

Kennett Brewfest on tap for Oct. 10; features 110 craft brewers |Sep 17, 2015

Tickets are still available for the Kennett Brewfest, which features tastings next month from more than 110 craft breweries.

New faces join Kennett school district |Sep 15, 2015

A couple of new faces will occupy prominent positions in the Kennett Consolidated School District because of votes taken at last night’s meeting of the district school board.

Underground Railroad tour scheduled |Sep 15, 2015

Tours of the Kennett Square Underground Railroad will occur on Sept. 20, 2015. This will be the last tour of the season.

Kennett book bags: We live in a fabulous community |Sep 15, 2015

Over the last couple months, several times we’ve reached out through this newspaper and other media channels to the community requesting assistance for our annual Book Bag drive. In these calls for help, we shared that through the first of August, your response for this year’s drive was considerably less than in previous years.

Police Reports |Sep 15, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Regina Maria Yetman of Oxford was arrested for driving under the influence and possession iof marijuana on Route 1 souith of Route 10 in Lower Oxford Township on Sept.

Denim and Diamonds fundraiser for Unionville Fair set Oct. 1 |Sep 15, 2015

The Seventh Annual Denim & Diamonds Dinner and fundraiser event will once again serve as the popular prelude to the Unionville Community Fair. It will be held on Thursday, Oct.1, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm in the Red Barn on the grounds of Landhope Farms at Willowdale.

Free concert makes new friends |Sep 15, 2015

The Kennett Symphony of Kennett Square was scheduled to give a free, outdoor concert during the Mushroom Festival. The tent was set up, the chairs ordered and then it rained, hard.

Dunigan: For great golf scores, get rid of that open club face |Sep 15, 2015

This is one of my young golfers displaying what I call “The Step In” move that defines the transition from backswing to downswing. I like to consider the lower body action the “engine” of the Pivot Train.

Dry day brings huge crowd to Kennett Square Mushroom Festival |Sep 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>While rain put a damper on Saturday’s activities at the 30th annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, clear skies and cooler temperatures on Sunday had crowds packing the streets.

Hundreds attend Mushroom Festival Parade in Kennett Square |Sep 11, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Hundreds of people attended the 30th annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival Parade Friday night in near ideal weather conditions.

Many residents want Third Thursdays extended in Kennett Square next year |Sep 11, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Third Thursdays in Kennett Square has become so popular, many residents have been pleading with officials to extend it next year.

Unionville teachers, board agree to new 4-year contract |Sep 10, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>The Unionville -Chadds Ford School Board and teachers in the district have accepted the recommendations of a fact-finder, paving the way for a new four-year contract.

Police reports |Sep 9, 2015

State Police Avondale Barracks Car break in >> Someone went into unlocked vehicles in the 400 block of Bethel Road in Lower Oxford Township overnight on Aug. 331 and took a handbag and wallet from one car and scattered papers on the other, police said.

Wawa wrangles with Concord on beer sale rules |Sep 7, 2015

CONCORD >> The supervisors voted unanimously last month to grant conditional use for Wawa to add beer to its offerings at the Naamans Creek Road store.

Two new businesses open in Kennett Square |Sep 6, 2015

Kennett Square’s two newest merchants are making pampering their business.

Parent leaves loaded gun in unlocked car at C.F. Patton Middle School |Sep 6, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Police are investigating an incident in which a parent left a holstered firearm in a running and unlocked car outside of Charles F. Patton Middle School Thursday.

Walk for Life coming to Anson Nixon Park |Sep 6, 2015

Chester County Women’s Services (CCWS) Medical has announced plans for its second annual Walk for Life on Saturday, September 19 at Anson B. Nixon Park in Kennett Square, PA. Enjoy a 2.5 mile walk through the park, along with food, prizes, and entertainment.

$1 of every Landhope hoagie going to fight childhood cancer in September |Sep 4, 2015

OXFORD >> Paul Matthews is quick to cite the statistics: 47 children will be told they have cancer in the United States, and 11 will be buried because of it. Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in children.

Girlfriend now facing theft charges |Sep 4, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Police have charged the girlfriend of a man charged in connection with the theft of jewelry and electronic items from an Avondale house. The man’s friend also faces the same charges.

Virtual business targets people who want to lose weight |Sep 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Before he found out about Britney Kennedy, Steven Colomer was grossly overweight, had high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Only 26 years old, he knew he was at an increased risk of a heart attack.

Kennett Township considers implementing traffic impact fee for new development |Sep 3, 2015

For KENNETT TOWNSHIP>> In a move the supervisors say is overdue, officials have begun taking steps to implement a traffic impact fee on new developments.

Daughter’s boyfriend charged in theft of 5 handguns, jewelry |Sep 3, 2015

NEW GARDEN>>After five handguns and jewelry were missing after a family returned home from vacation, the victim’s daughter immediately suspected her boyfriend may have been responsible because he had taken items from the house in the past.

Family Promise gets executive director; will start in fall |Sep 3, 2015

WEST GROVE>> A new organization whose mission is to end family homelessness in southern Chester County will begin operation sometime this fall, and an executive director of the organizations has been hired.

New photo book by Phyllis Recca features Chadds Ford |Sep 3, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Not many people know about the time capsule buried on the property of the John Chad house in Chadds Ford. Or about the unique history of the old Chadds Ford Hotel off Route 1 at Creek Road, which today is Brandywine Prime.

Blaze engulfs home in Pocopson Township |Sep 2, 2015

Langley takes over at Kennett |Sep 1, 2015

Kennett Square >> Things didn’t go the way Kennett envisioned last season. They finished with a 1-9 record, and went winless in the Ches-Mont League American Division. However the winds of change blew through their program last spring.

Man charged with theft from school buses at Kennett Middle |Sep 1, 2015

Beginning on Aug. 3, New Garden police responded to a series (four separate incidents in total of thefts and vandalism at the Kennett Middle School, located at 195 Sunnydell Road in Landenberg. The reporting persons advised that they had discovered several school buses had been entered after hours and had their seat covers removed or damaged.

Hundreds attend Auburn Heights Invitational to benefit Boxler cause |Aug 31, 2015

For Yorklyn, Del.>>The Auburn Heights Preserve, home of the Marshall Steam Museum was the backdrop Sunday for The Auburn Heights Invitational Historic Automobile Display.

Kennett Girl Scouts visit New York |Aug 31, 2015

Five senior scouts from Kennett Square Troop 41221 visited New York City to see the Statue of Liberty via the Staten Island Ferry, the 9/11 Memorial pools, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, FAO Schwartz, Times Square, and a New York subway.

Kennett YMCA honors four for outstanding service |Aug 31, 2015

The Kennett YMCA announced that the following staff members have been honored for their dedicated service:

Kennett area Super Fresh to close next week |Aug 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Nancy Mohr was sad as she glanced around the nearly barren Super Fresh grocery store in the Shoppes at Longwood Village.

New Unionville principal: Still room to improve |Aug 28, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH>>Even though Unionville High School is ranked by U.S. News and World Reports as one of the 10 best high schools in the state, its new principal believes there is still room to improve.

4 WCU students to get scholarships at Latino Luncheon |Aug 28, 2015

The 2015 Latino Luncheon will take place Sept. 11 at the Landmark Americana in West Chester. At the event, four $1,500 scholarships to West Chester University students will be awarded. The money generated for the scholarships came from the Latin Night fundraiser held earlier this year.

100,000 expected for 30th annual Mushroom Festival Sept. 12, 13 |Aug 28, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A free symphony concert, a cooking demonstration from a famous TV chef, a community parade, an antique classic car show, a mushroom-eating contest and carnival rides are just some of the events on top for the 30th annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square Sept.

Upland pioneering new student-centered learning method this year |Aug 27, 2015

This week Upland Country Day School is starting the school year as the second middle school in the nation to incorporate the Harkness teaching method and Harkness tables at the middle school level across all core courses.

Routes 1 and 10 to be repaved |Aug 27, 2015

Construction is set to begin next week on a PennDOT project to repair deteriorated pavement on two state highways in southern Chester County, state Senator Andy Dinniman said today.

Benefit concert coming to Anson Nixon Park Sept. 27 |Aug 27, 2015

Anson B. Nixon Park is hosting Rock the Park, a ticketed live music concert by local sensation Love Seed Mama Jump, on Sunday, Sept. 27. Park gates open at 3 pm and the show runs from 4 to 7 pm. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Park’s reforestation efforts.