Kennett Paper

Galer Estates Winery wins ‘Best in Class’ nationwide award for its Chardonnay |Mar 5, 2015

By Fran Maye fmaye@21st-centurymedia.com @kennettpaper on Twitter

7 municipalities interested in regional policing |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>A plan to form the largest regional policing agency in Chester County has expanded to include seven municipalities.

Church thefts draw prison sentence for New Garden man |Mar 4, 2015

WEST CHESTER >> A New Garden man who served as the bookkeeper of a Kennett Square church for more than 25 years was sentenced to prison Tuesday for stealing almost $60,000 from its bank accounts after he got into financial problems stemming from bad financial decisions.

Kennett first in Pennsylvania to get video ATM |Mar 4, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Ever wish you could go to your local ATM and cash checks? Or how about depositing checks at your ATM, getting cash back. Or even withdrawing say, $24.78 and receiving the exact amount.

80 Kennett students to perform in ‘Oklahoma!’ |Mar 3, 2015

Kennett High School will present its annual musicale March 5 to 7. This year’s production of the Rogers and Hammerstein show “Oklahoma!” includes a cast of 80 Kennett High School singers, actors and dancers.

Flower Show has everyone’s favorite movie |Mar 3, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> As soon as the gates opened to the public at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Saturday, the crowds poured in and crushed together around exhibits — as they have in every year past.

Empty Bowls the latest successful fundraiser |Mar 3, 2015

There are many great fundraisers staged in southern Chester County. It’s no wonder, considering nearly 9 percent of families and 1,903 children ages 5 to 17 live in poverty in the Kennett Consolidated, Avon Grove, Unionville-Chadds Ford and Oxford Area school districts.

The reason behind the library name change |Mar 3, 2015

The Board of Trustees for the Kennett Public Library (KPL) recently made a big decision, two decisions in fact. The first decision, made last year, was to build a new library on property the library already owns at Waywood Road, .

Chester County priest arrested, charged by FBI for child porn |Mar 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA >> The FBI has arrested and charged the former Ss. Simon and Jude parish priest who was accused last year by local authorities of sending and receiving child pornography on a popular social media site, on which he pretend to be a 16-year-old girl.

Family opening extended stay hotel south of West Chester |Mar 2, 2015

CHADDS FORD >> A new hotel has sprung up on Route 202, just south of the Chester County line in Delaware County.

Performance Golf: Justin Martinson on The Big Break |Mar 2, 2015

I’m looking at the ice that has grown on my windows and wondering if golf season will ever get here … Luckily, my lovely wife has reminded me that I have neglected to let you all know about “The Big Break” — Golf Channel’s reality based show about golf competition.

Body of man, 55, found after firefighters extinguish house fire in New Garden |Feb 28, 2015

A 55-year-old man was found dead inside a house in New Garden Township Saturday morning shortly after local fire companies extinguished a fire there.

Girls Swimming: Locals off and running at districts |Feb 27, 2015

Philadelphia >> Many local swimmers shined during the first day of the District 1 Swimming Championships at La Salle University on Thursday.

Unionville seniors earn Eagle Scout rank |Feb 27, 2015

Boy Scout Troop 22 in Unionville recently honored two new Eagle Scouts, William Randolph McNew and Evan Clinton Grimes, at a special Court of Honor held at the Unionville Presbyterian Church. They both joined Pack 22 as Tiger Cubs in 1st grade and continued their Scouting careers together, joining Troop 22 in 2008.

Former Kennett football great faces sex charges |Feb 27, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> A former star football player for Kennett High School was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from a minor he met at the Kennett Area YMCA.

It’s on the House: Be sure to test your home for dangerous levels of radon |Feb 26, 2015

Last month we explored the five tips to prepare for a pre-listing home inspection: be honest and upfront, clean your gutters, clear access to attics and crawlspaces, check lightbulbs and have your appliances in working order.

Are holidays losing their meaning? |Feb 26, 2015

It wasn’t heresy, and there was surely no malice intended. But the announcement that two local churches were engaged in delivering what they called “drive thru ashes” last week was definitely in bad taste and demeaned the spirit of the day known as Ash Wednesday.

Great Outdoors: The countdown to spring is on |Feb 26, 2015

It may not feel like it, but many great things are just around the corner. We are just about two weeks away from daylight savings time and then our evenings will be longer and brighter. Another two weeks after that it will officially be spring.

New Victory Brewing Co. in Kennett expecting 1,000 customers per day; 100 workers hired |Feb 26, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Victory Brewing Co. will open its second Chester County location in Kennett Square in less than six weeks, adding 100 jobs.

Concord OKs liquor license transfer for Wegmans |Feb 26, 2015

CONCORD >> Shoppers wishing a beer and sandwich in the café or a glass of wine or craft brew with lunch or dinner in the full-service pub will be able to enjoy either, as the supervisors approved an intermunicipal liquor license transfer for Wegmans under construction near Baltimore Pike and Route 202.

Ice Hockey: Oxford closes door on Hodgson in playoff opener |Feb 25, 2015

NEWARK, Del. >> The coaching staff only expected their team to go .500 on the season. All they wanted was to be able to be happy with how the first year went.

From the Ground Up: And the award goes to. ... |Feb 25, 2015

Had enough of bitterly cold temperatures and the threat of snow, sleet and black ice? Happily, the Philadelphia Flower Show is scheduled to burst into bloom in just over a week. Without getting on a plane, you’ll be able to transport yourself to a place full of color and light and the heady aromas of fresh-turned soil and flowers in bloom.

Police Log |Feb 24, 2015

Kennett Square Robbery arrest >> On Nov. 25, at 10 p.m., police received the report that victims had just been robbed at gun point by two black males at a residence located in the 100 block South Willow Street.

Police Reports |Feb 24, 2015

State Police Avondale Tires Slashed >> Sometiime overnight on Feb. 8, someone slashed a tire on a vehicle in the 100 block of Buttercup Lane in East Nottingham Township, police said.

Hundreds make the journey to Lake Placid to see the reunion of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> Do you still believe in miracles?

Surviving members of 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team reflect on passing of teammate Bob Suter |Feb 23, 2015

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. >> The 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team will always be remembered as the 20 players who made history and allowed the country to once again believe in miracles.

Performance Golf: Control your hips, control your swing! |Feb 23, 2015

My student is showing a lot of leg here at impact — you can see his left leg from this down the line view. This golfer was suffering from a club path that headed way too far out to the right of the target line through impact, at times more than 10 degrees.

Kennett Square officials creating a ‘walkable paradise’ |Feb 20, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Square officials are creating a “walkable paradise,” and there’s a good chance the borough could secure nearly $1 million in county funding to improve the borough’s streetscapes project this year.

Kennett’s WIN program inspires students to succeed |Feb 16, 2015

The final year of high school can be very stressful as any senior will attest - if they have the time to talk between classes, SATS, school visits, essays and college applications. The process of planning one’s future and applying to college can be a daunting task for any student or parent unfamiliar with the process.

Kennett Square couple’s new business helps people in their native Columbia |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Colombia has the fastest growing information technology industry in the world and has longest fiber optic network in Latin America. Columbia has an upper middle-income economy, and is Latin America’s fourth largest overall economy.

Kennett students learn the hard facts about drugs and deaths |Feb 13, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>> The last words Jackie Zwann heard from her son were “I love you mom.”

Granite Run Mall demolition expected to begin in fall |Feb 12, 2015

MIDDLETOWN >> Demolition of the distressed Granite Run Mall — except for the Boscov’s and Sears anchor stores — could begin in the fall, according to attorney Joseph Riper, representing BET Investments.

Karlie Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford |Feb 12, 2015

Karle Adele Hall, 18, of Chadds Ford, passed away Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Millersville University.

REVIEW: AMC Dine-in theatre in Chadds Ford a great experience |Feb 12, 2015

Ever since it opened in 2014, I was hot to try the new Dine-in Movie Theater at AMC Painter’s Crossing 9 at 202 and Route 1 in Chadds Ford. I had heard about Movie Tavern in Collegeville and other tri-state dine-in movie theaters, and I always thought the whole concept was cool.

Kennett Square police arrest 17-year-old on drug, gun charges |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> Following a months-long investigation, a 17-year-old juvenile from Kennett Square was arrested Thursday and charged with several counts of selling marijuana.

Bayard Taylor library changes its name; prepares to move out of borough |Feb 12, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE >> What’s in a name?

Former mushroom worker opens Mexican restaurant in Caln |Feb 12, 2015

CALN >> When German Herrera was asked how many hours he worked in a day, he responded 25. When he was told there were only 24 hours in a day, he said he borrows one hour from the previous day and applies it to the current day.

KMC gymnasts score well in trampoline meet |Feb 10, 2015

NEW GARDEN >> Matthew Wileyto, Mateo Reihman, Kyle Walchuk, Andrew Overman, Logan Walchuk, Isaac Hannah, Cullan Darhower, Jordan Walchuk, Adam Overman, Kate Elliott, Danielle Birkett, and JD Mickel took home first place medals at the KMC Trampoline Invitational on Sunday.

Murder victim, 18, wanted to own her own business; fund-raiser set up to defray expenses |Feb 10, 2015

CHADDS FORD>>Karlie Hall was a hard worker who had dreams of one day owning and operating her own business.

Karlie Hall a Unionville grad, loved animals and her sisters |Feb 9, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Karlie Hall loved animals, her two sisters, and rugby.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Chocolate Lovers Festival raises $14,000 for charity |Feb 9, 2015

KENNETT SQUARE>>More than 1.300 people attended the third annual Kennett Square Chocolate Lovers Festival Sunday, and not a single person walked out hungry.

Kennett Square man charged in death of Chadds Ford woman at Millersville University |Feb 9, 2015

A coed from Chadds Ford was found dead in her dorm room at Millersville University early Sunday and her boyfriend has been charged with assault, officials said.

Wegmans opening mega-store Nov. 8 in Chadds Ford |Feb 9, 2015

Barring any weather-related construction delays, the 140,000-square foot store is slated to open Nov. 8, store manager Todd Strassner Jr. said last week during a hearing before the supervisors. He and attorney Mike Schlagnhaufer appeared to request a liquor license transfer for the Pub, the white table cloth restaurant in the market.

Local church offering drive-through ashes |Feb 8, 2015

WEST CHESTER>> “Remember, man, that you are dust and unto to dust you shall return.”

Our view: Police chiefs Simpson, Zunino providing effective leadership |Feb 6, 2015

Residents of Kennett Square, Kennett Township and New Garden Township are fortunate to have not only extremely competent full-time police forces, but police chiefs who have great leadership skills.

Police reports |Feb 6, 2015

State Police Drugs >> On Wednesday, Jan. 7, a student at Avon Grove High School in the 200 block of State Road in London Grove Township, a student was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Basketball: Flores, Shanahan ignite Unionville second half rally, clinch Ches-Mont Final Four berth |Feb 5, 2015

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Micayla Flores, Lexi Shanahan and the Unionville seniors heard head coach Fred Ellzy’s message at halftime, loud and clear.

Boomers is closed, but still holds happy memories |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.

Boomers in Avondale goes belly up, but doesn’t go out of business quietly |Feb 3, 2015

LONDON GROVE >> The southern Chester County destination that many children chose as their favorite party site closed on Jan. 4 because of what the owner said was lack of income.