Kennett Paper

Students at West Chester schools plan walkout over gun violence |Feb 20, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Students at all three of West Chester’s high schools – Rustin, East and Henderson – will participate in a 17-minute walkout March 14 in a unified demonstration seeking common sense gun reform and to make schools safer.

Four new stores to open at Shoppes at Longwood: Ross Dress for Less, Fine Wine & Good Spirits, Ulta and OshKosh B’gosh |Feb 20, 2018

East Marlborough >> Four new retail stores will soon open at the Shoppes at Longwood, which has been closed for several years after Super Fresh moved out.

‘Jazz Along the Brandywine set Feb. 24 at Unionville High School |Feb 19, 2018

East Marlborough >> Experience the sounds of booming brass, toe-tapping percussion and sultry solos at the 20th Annual Jazz Along the Brandywine on Saturday, Feb. 24 at Unionville High School in Kennett Square from 5 pm to 10 pm.

Rare Honus Wagner baseball card on view locally |Feb 19, 2018

Winterthur, DE >> A Honus Wagner baseball card (ca. 1909−11), one of the rarest and most iconic of all sports-related objects, will be on view at Winterthur this spring. In this Eye on the Iconic exhibit, a prized Wagner card from the New York Public Library will be displayed along side a “Hans Wagner” cigar box label from the Winterthur Library collection.

Victoria Wyeth to discuss family’s artistic legacy at Uptown! |Feb 19, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Although Victoria Wyeth comes from a long line of Chester County artists, she’ll tell you that being Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter is no guarantee that she can paint.

Search ramps up for puppy swept away into Red Clay Creek in Kennett Township |Feb 19, 2018

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Hundreds of pet lovers, many of them strangers, have joined “Team Piper” seeking the return of a 16-week-old black Labrador retriever puppy.

Unionville getting new scoreboards thanks to $46,570 donation from URA; mascot still an issue |Feb 19, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> There will be new state-of-the-art LED scoreboards at Unionville High School’s varsity baseball and softball fields this year, thanks to a donation by the Unionville Recreation Association.

West Chester boy, 11, gets jury summons after county changes vendors |Feb 16, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> Luke Fox has a really good reason to bail out of jury duty.

At age 104, woman runs out of money; fundraiser established |Feb 16, 2018

MEDIA >> It’s the problem most people fear when they get older – outliving their money.

New Commissioner in New Garden |Feb 16, 2018

New Garden’s newest Commissioner, Michael A. Ranieri. is sworn in by Judge Matthew Seavey on Feb. 15 at the Public Safety Commissioners meeting. He is replacing Commissioner Randy Geouque whose term has ended.

Scanlon: West Chester schools taking a number of security precautions |Feb 15, 2018

West Chester >> In wake of the school shooting at a Florida High School Wednesday, Jim Scanlon, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District, is reminding parents that the district has set in place a number of security provisions to keep students safe.

Christianna Hannum wins Winnie award for documentary on Nancy Penn Smith Hannum |Feb 14, 2018

Unionville >> Goodnight Ladies, a 37-minute documentary film about the world’s most famous Master of Fox Hounds, Nancy Penn Smith Hannum, has won a Winnie award at the Equus Film Festival for best of Equestrian History.

Kennett area household bombarded with six large take-out orders it never placed |Feb 14, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> A Kennett area home was deluged with food delivery orders over the weekend, orders they never placed.

Dane Decor in Downingtown up for sale |Feb 14, 2018

Downingtown >> The owners of Dane Décor will be selling their iconic property at 216 and 222 East Lancaster Ave, in Downingtown. The business will remain open while the property is listed.

LETTER: Unionville Indian mascot must be preserved |Feb 13, 2018

The Unionville-Chadds Ford students who are advocating the removal of our Indian Mascot are showing their historic ignorance and possibly their bigotry. The Lenape Indians lived in our region long before European immigrants arrived and slowly, mainly peacefully, push their Indian neighbors to the west.

Kennett school officials plan 2.2 percent real estate tax hike |Feb 13, 2018

Kennett Square >> Residents of the Kennett school district might see their real-estate taxes go up by 2.27 percent under a proposed preliminary budget.

No injuries in crash at Route 1 intersection in Concord during funeral procession |Feb 13, 2018

Concord Township >> No one was injured in a three-vehicle crash Feb. 3 when a car traveled through a green light and collided with a car in a funeral procession at the intersection of Route 1 and Cheney Road in Concord Township, police said.

Kennett High School’s Mini-Thon set for Feb. 23-24 |Feb 12, 2018

Kennett Square >> A dedicated and enthusiastic group of over two hundred KHS students will remain on their feet from 8 p.m. Friday, February 23, to 6 a.m. on Saturday morning for Mini-THON, an event to raise money for the Four Diamonds Fund to benefit pediatric cancer research and families whose children are battling the disease.

A new rectory for Assumption and St. Rocco |Feb 12, 2018

WEST GROVE >> Assumption BVM Pastor Father Scott Brockson has announced the sale of the old Blessed Virgin Mary Church complex that sits along Evergreen Avenue in the borough. In all it includes the church, the rectory and the convent, and it occupies 1.

Primo’s to open its 52nd Pa. store in Kennett on Tuesday; first 100 to get free hoagie |Feb 11, 2018

Staff Report Kennett Square >> On Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 the Primo Hoagies organization will welcome their newest franchise to the Philadelphia market at 1278 Baltimore Pike, Toughenamon, PA.

Hundreds enjoy Chocolate Lovers Festival; winners announced |Feb 11, 2018

Kennett Square >> Hundreds of people attended the annual Chocolate Lovers Festival in Kennett Square Sunday, despite downpours at times.

Scores take the polar plunge; record funding achieved |Feb 10, 2018

WEST CHESTER >> About 100 people took the Polar Plunge Saturday morning, taking a dip in the icy Brandywine River, all to raise money to help the local environment. Now in its 10th year, more money was raised this year than in any other year.

Armed robber hits Jersey Mike’s in Chadds Ford |Feb 9, 2018

Chadds Ford Township >> The Pennsylvania State Police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on Feb. 8, 2018 at Jersey Mike’s Subs, which is located at 1700 block of Wilmington West Chester Pike, Chadds Ford Township, Delaware County.

Officials begin planning for roundabout in Kennett Township; cost pegged at $2.6 million |Feb 9, 2018

Kennett Township >> A near-capacity crowd gathered at Kennett Township’s municipal building Wednesday night to see if a roundabout was the answer to chronic congestion at the Five Points intersection.

Three Avon Grove seniors honored for saving life of elderly man |Feb 9, 2018

Jennersville >> Three Avon Grove seniors were honored Feb. 7 for saving the life of an elderly man at the Jennersville YMCA in December.

Landenberg woman announces candidacy for 13th District seat |Feb 9, 2018

COCHRANVILLE >> Sue Walker, a Democrat and a resident of Landenberg, has announced her candidacy for the state House of Representatives, 13th District. The seat has been held for the past eight years by Republican incumbent John Lawrence.

Eagles safety Rodney McLeod appearing in Glen Mills Friday |Feb 7, 2018

Glen Mills >> Rodney McLeod, a safety for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, will be at the Smoothie King in Glen Mills Friday, Feb. 9, and will sign autographs.

Local attorney challenging Barrar for 160th state House seat |Feb 7, 2018

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Anton Andrew, a Kennett Township attorney, on Wednesday announced his intention to seek election to the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in the 160th district. Andrew, a Democrat, seeks to unseat Republican incumbent Stephen Barrar, who has held the seat for the past 21 years.

Bill introduced to raise minimum wage in Pa to $12 per hour; $9 for tipped workers |Feb 6, 2018

Harrisburg >> State Sen. Christine Tartaglione announced recently introduced legislation that proposes to raise Pennsylvania’s long-stagnant minimum wage. Surrounded by colleagues in the General Assembly, other workers’ advocates and members of Raise the Wage PA, Tartaglione announced the details of Senate Bill 1044 that would impact millions of low-wage Pennsylvanians.

54-unit development clears hurdle in East Marlborough |Feb 6, 2018

East Marlborough >> The East Marlborough Township Board of Supervisors has approved a conditional use order for a 54-unit twin-house development proposed by Doug White for a 22.6-acre tract located at the intersection of Gale Lane and Walnut Road.

No parade for West Chester students |Feb 6, 2018

West Chester >> Jim Scanlon, superintendent of the West Chester Area School District, said schools will not be cancelled in order for students to attend the Eagles Super Bowl parade in Philadelphia Thursday.

Lifelong Eagles fan gets married all over again at Super Bowl |Feb 5, 2018

NEWTOWN SQUARE >> The Eagles team may be getting Super Bowl rings, but Teresa Wanum got a ring of her own Sunday at the big game in Minnesota.

Final Jeopardy question stumps West Grove man on TV show |Feb 3, 2018

Culver City, California >> Nate Pochomis will never forget the origin of the first headquarters of Ore-Ida.

Victoria Burto named Employee of the Month at Kennett YMCA |Feb 2, 2018

Victoria Burto, Youth Sports Lead Associate, at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been selected Employee of the Month.

Icy waters await die-hard Patriots fan if Eagles win |Feb 1, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> If the Eagles win the Super Bowl, Teresa Sheehan will have to put on her swimming suit and take a dip in the icy waters of the Brandywine River later this month.

Kennett school directors honored |Jan 30, 2018

Staff Report Kennett Square >> Pennsylvania’s public schools educate nearly two million students, and 4,100 of them are in Kennett Consolidated School District. Each of those students has an individual story and is taking a different path into adulthood.

Kennett’s Jennifer Schael signs letter of intent for American University |Jan 30, 2018

Kennett High School Senior Jennifer Schaen has signed her National Letter of Intent to play Division I lacrosse at American University. Schaen (sitting, middle) was surrounded by her parents Heather and Dave Schaen as well as (standing from left) Assistant Principal Jeff Thomas, Coach Carrie Killgore, Head Coach Dale Watkins, and Athletic Director Mr.

WalMart in Kennett rolling out new mobile app to pay and go; workers getting pay increase |Jan 26, 2018

Kennett Square >> WalMart in Kennett Square will be one of the first in the region to get its new Scan and Go technology, allowing customers to scan the barcode of items and pay for them directly through a dedicated mobile app.

DVRPC approves funding for bicycle, pedestrian trail in Kennett |Jan 26, 2018

West Chester >> The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) has awarded $7.9 million to 10 local projects -- including two in Chester County -- in Southeastern Pennsylvania through the Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program.

Galer Estate Winery wins coveted double gold medal |Jan 24, 2018

East Marlborough >> Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery of Kennett Square was recently awarded a rare Double Gold Medal at the 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest competition of American wines in the world.

Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors OK new hires |Jan 24, 2018

Staff Report EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville-Chadds Ford school directors approved the following:

Hundreds march against hate at rallies in West Chester, Kennett |Jan 20, 2018

About three hundred women, and several dozen men, rallied during Saturday’s Women’s March, at the historic courthouse. In Kennett Square, more than a dozen people, mostly women, rallied near Kendal at Longwood off Route 1.

Family Promise of Southern Chester County expands leadership team |Jan 19, 2018

Avondale >> Family Promise of Southern Chester County (FPSCC), a volunteer driven nonprofit committed to helping families experiencing homelessness regain their housing, employment and their independence, is proud to announce the appointment of five new board members to its Board of Directors.

Following football drinking event, school directors consider rescinding suspensions |Jan 19, 2018

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> After more than a dozen Unionville High School were suspended following a football game last September that involved underage drinking and e-cigarette use, school directors are now poised to rescind a policy on suspensions.

Troubled ‘Five Points’ intersection in Kennett Township may soon become a roundabout |Jan 18, 2018

Kennett Township >> Someday, Kennett Township’s notorious Five Points intersection may be a lot easier to get around.

Daughter found guilty of invading privacy of her Kennett Square millionaire father |Jan 18, 2018

WEST CHESTER >>The former owner of an art gallery in Kennett Square has been found guilty of illegally intruding into a conference between her aging father, a court-appointed attorney and psychologist trying to determine his competency by secretly videotaping it with a webcam.

Schools opening late after overnight snow |Jan 17, 2018

Here are the schools that have announced late openings and closings today:

Southern Chester County Chamber gets new chairman |Jan 16, 2018

Doug Doerfler (left), accepts the gavel from outgoing Southern Chester County Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, John A. Jaros (center) as Steve Grabicki, chief of stafff for Sen. Andrew Dinniman, presents a citation.

MLK Day in Kennett: Building walls and throwing people out of country not King’s vision |Jan 15, 2018

KENNETT SQUARE >> The new tax bill that was passed by Congress will further stifle poor families and families of color, and the Trump Administration’s immigration plan is only dividing the country, not uniting it.

Public meeting focuses on restoration of train service to West Chester |Jan 14, 2018

Cheyney >> The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), will hold an open house to discuss the results of their feasibility study concerning restoration of rail service to West Chester on Jan.