Kennett Paper

Avondale mushroom firm first in nation to earn OMRI listing |Sep 23, 2016

Laurel Valley Soils, a division of mushroom substrate manufacturer Laurel Valley Farms, is the first US Composter of post-harvest mushroom substrate to receive OMRI Listing, and was recently recognized by state Senator Andy Dinniman on this milestone achievement.

Sheppard crowned Unionville Community Fair queen |Sep 23, 2016

EAST MARLBOUGH >> Eva Sheppard, a senior at Unionville High School, was crowned 2016 Unionville Community Fair Queen Thursday night at Unionville Elementary School.

Parents support Dissinger, Hillendale PTO in wake of lawsuit |Sep 22, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Scores of parents who have children enrolled at Hillendale Elementary School voiced support Monday night for the school’s principal and the school’s Parent-Teacher Organization in wake of a civil action filed against them earlier this year.

Police Reports |Sep 20, 2016

New Garden Police Driving errratically >> On Tuesday Sept. 6, 2016 at 7:11 p.m., police observed a vehicle driving erratically in the 200 block of Starr Road. Officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle in the 100 block of Ellicott Road and made contact with the operator, Cody Roggio, 26, of Conestoga, Roggio exhibited signs of impairment and officers observed what was immediately identified as drug paraphernalia lying on the floor of the vehicle in plain view.

Angelo Delvalle is employee of month at Kennett YMCA |Sep 20, 2016

Angelo Delvalle, a custodian at the Kennett Area YMCA, has been named employee of the month.

New barbecue business to open at the Market in Kennett Square |Sep 20, 2016

M n M BBQ, Catering, & Smoked Meats is set to open at The Market at Liberty Place in Kennett Square on Saturday October 1st. M n M will offer traditional BBQ menu items such as BBQ Ribs, Chicken, Pulled Pork as well as side items like potato salad, baked beans, macaroni & cheese, cornbread as well as many other dishes.

Public officials must always side with public safety |Sep 19, 2016

Public safety should always trump politics, and this became clear at a recent Kennett Square council meeting.

Census shows area’s Hispanic population is dropping |Sep 18, 2016

Despite being a nation of immigrants, the United States has had a long, troubled history with immigration, even though immigrants fought our wars, built our railroads and enriched our culture.

Kennett Senior Center lowers price for Assisted Senior Program |Sep 18, 2016

To better serve the community, the Kennett Area Senior Center is lowering the price for the Assisted Senior Program (ASP). The Assisted Senior Program gives respite to caregivers while engaging loved ones who are experiencing dementia and cognitive decline in a variety of activities.

Eight competing for Unionville Fair Queen, Princess title |Sep 18, 2016

Two girls are competing to become Unionville Communitiy Fair Queen, and six are competing for the title of Fair Princess at the 2016 Unionville Community Fair pageant Thursday, Sept. 22 at Unionville Elementary School.

Kennett KFC manager pays bill for woman; tells her to pay it forward |Sep 16, 2016

NEW GARDEN >> It was getting late, so Tracy Dever-Taylor decided to stop in at the Kentucky Fried Chicken in Kennett Square to grab a quick meal for her family. With a husband who works three jobs and three children, it is often challenging for her to cook up a family dinner.

Local students qualify as National Merit semifinalists |Sep 15, 2016

Officials of National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Flu shots being offered Sept. 23 in Kennett Square |Sep 14, 2016

In an effort to ensure that Kennett Square-area residents receive their flu vaccination before flu season starts, MinuteClinic will hold a Flu Shot Express Clinic at the East Baltimore Pike location in Kennett Square on Friday, Sept.

Local vape shop owners say new tax will cripple industry |Sep 14, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> A new tax on vape shops, known as a “floor tax” that was enacted as part of this year’s budget revenue package, could have a crippling effect on the vape industry and cause many stores to close, some vape shop owners say.

Local children hold fundraisers to support homeless organization |Sep 14, 2016

Some children relax over the summer break, some learn new things, and others are hard at work serving their community. Family Promise of Southern Chester County was honored recently as one of the 2016 recipients of a donation from Our Children Making Change in Southern Chester County.

Police Reports |Sep 13, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Gary Ralph Kelley, 60, of Kirkwood was arrested for DUI following a traffice stop on Route 1 north of Route 82 in Kennett Township on Sept. 3 at 12:05 a.

New Italian restaurant coming to Kennett area |Sep 13, 2016

A relatively upscale Italian restaurant may soon take its place among the new options for dining in East Marlborough Township.

Christmas season arrives early in Kennett Square |Sep 13, 2016

Big Lots in Kennett Square put up its Christmas decorations Sept. 12, officially becoming the first store to get a jump on the holiday season. But we still have a month and a half until we get to Halloween.

Patton student among 300 semifinalists in national Science Fair competition |Sep 13, 2016

Unionville Chadds Ford Student among 300 Semifinalists in the Broadcom MASTERS National Science Fair Competition

Results of the 31st annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 12, 2016

Amateur Mushroom Cook-off: Sunnyside of ‘Shrooms, Sherry Kozlowski, of Morgantown, West Virginia. Three Ways Mushroom Breakfast Tostada Crisp with Citrus Chipotle Sauce, by Areli Biggers, of Hopkinton, Massachusettes won second place and Mushroom Biscuit Egg Sandwich with Mushroom Ragu, by Christine Familetti, of Broomall, Pennsylvania came in third.

Record-breaking attendance for 31st-annual Mushroom Festival |Sep 11, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Ideal weather Sunday, though a bit hot on Saturday, set the scene for more than 100,000 people to flock to the 31st annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival over the weekend.

Economic report paints bright future for Kennett Square, Kennett Township |Sep 9, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> The old NVF property, a 26-acre site located off Mill Road that was once on the SuperFund list for serious contamination of land, should play a major role in the economic success of the borough and Kennett Township for the next decade.

Dominos hiring 150 new employees, including in Kennett Square |Sep 9, 2016

GLEN MILLS>>Domino’s is looking to hire 150 new employees across 15 franchise-owned stores throughout Montgomery, Delaware and Chester counties through a hiring event

Bancroft students, families pitch in to make huge clay tile murals |Sep 9, 2016

Bancroft Elementary students and their families pitched in to make clay tile murals which have been placed outside of the auditorium and at the front of the building.

Mushroom Festival coming this weekend |Sep 8, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Are you ready for the mushrooms? They’re back.

Low water supply a huge problem in Kennett Township |Sep 8, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHUP >> Kennett Township may face water supply problems, and if it does, the township supervisors want to know about it.

Felony charges against Kennett Square businessman |Sep 8, 2016

WEST CHESTER >> A well-liked Kennett Square businessman who experienced a tidal wave of goodwill after a debilitating automobile accident last year is now facing felony charges that he videotaped two young girls showering in a motel bathroom several years ago.

LCH to host first annual 5K, family walk Sept. 25 |Sep 7, 2016

LaComunidad Hispana will host a 5K, family walk and kid’s dash Sept. 25 at Anson Nixon Park in Kennett Square. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m.

Construction of $10 million complex in Kennett Square set to begin |Sep 7, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Council Tuesday night gave a green light to a $10 million project in the southwest section of the town that will bring scores of jobs and will increase the tax base both in the borough and in Kennett Township.

Two local firms work together to help Kennett Area Community Services |Sep 6, 2016

Although they are competitors, there are many similarities between Oliver Mechanical and The Tri-M Group.

Remembering 911, an event that tested the nation |Sep 5, 2016

It seems hard to believe that fifteen years have passed since that fateful day which dawned with a beautiful sunrise and lovely weather for all to enjoy. I was in a meeting at Wilmington Trust with other financial analysts discussing the markets and investment strategies.

Firm cited for violating Kennett solicitation ordinance with aggressive door-to-door tactics |Sep 4, 2016

KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> A California firm that engaged in aggressive door-to-door sales tactics over the past few days has been cited for violating the township’s solicitation ordinance.

State of the schools in Unionville: Academics shine, but drug and alcohol use ‘alarming’ |Sep 3, 2016

EAST MARLBOROUGH >> Unionville High School is ranked among the best high schools in the nation, but administrators are concerned that students are increasingly engaging in risky behaviors. Alcohol and marijuana use by students, in fact, is above the state average.

Donna Murray served well at Kennett Public Library |Sep 3, 2016

Editors: I would like to express my disappointment in the resignation of Donna Murray as Director of the Kennett Library. As a 25 year plus participant and volunteer of the library as an Adult Literacy tutor and a Special Events Committee member, I have seen Donna lead functional changes of our library in adapting to the needs of a library of the twenty-first century.

Kennett Square skydiver wins gold at world championship |Sep 2, 2016

Kennett Square skydiver Ian Bobo won gold in the speed event and bronze in accuracy last week at the 2016 World Championships of Canopy Piloting in Farnham, Canada. Bobo represented the U.S. against 80 of the world’s best canopy pilots after earning a coveted slot on the prestigious U.

Unionville Girl Scouts create and donate welcome bags for La Mancha |Sep 2, 2016

Girl Scout Troop 4421 spent a year visiting La Mancha shelter and developing a plan for the contents of their Welcome Bags for new animal adoptees, The troop of five Girl Scouts worked as a team and divided duties.

New store featuring women’s clothing to open in Kennett Square |Sep 2, 2016

Mamie Boutique, a style-driven and affordable Women’s clothing, accessories, gifts, and shoe store, opens its second location in downtown Kennett Square, PA! Mamie Boutique carries clothing from

Work on Speakman Covered Bridge will finish by end of year |Sep 2, 2016

Workers are expected to finish rehabilitating the historic Speakman Covered Bridge over Buck Run on Frog Hollow Road in West Marlborough and East Fallowfield townships by the end of the year.

Sen. Killion impressed with Kennett Square’s progress during tour |Sep 1, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> Sen. Tom Killion (R-9th Dist.) has only been representing Kennett Square for few months, and Thursday afternoon he got his first real taste of the borough during a walking tour with local officials.

Let’s just appreciate the rights we have |Sep 1, 2016

Editor: We live in a country with inalienable rights. When last I looked, that means rights that can’t be taken away or denied. It doesn’t say rights that are only rights if they reflect what we believe.

Anchor Fitness opening soon in Kennett Square |Sep 1, 2016

Anchor Fitness on Broad Street will open sometime in October. It is located at the site of the former Kennett Fire Co.

Man and goat walking through county to help needy children |Aug 31, 2016

WEST GROVE >> A man walking his goat along rural roads is not a sight often seen in Chester County. But Steve Wescott is doing just that, and West Grove, Avondale and Kennett Square are just a few of his stops on his 3,800-mile journey from the Space Needle in Seattle to New York City which he began four years ago.

Kennett Beverage diversifies to sell freshest, cheapest produce around |Aug 31, 2016

KENNETT SQUARE >> As beer distributors in Pennsylvania seek ways to stay in business after the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board continues to approve locations where beer can be sold, one Kennett Square business has found a creative solution in diversifying.

Police Reports |Aug 30, 2016

State Police Avondale Barracks DUI >> Kevin Andrew Harnish, 57, of Strasburg was arrested for DUI on Route 896 in New London Township on Aug. 16 at 1:21 a.m., police said.

Kapernick is wrong to sit out the National Anthem |Aug 30, 2016

To the Editor: The following is a letter to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Rep. Chris Ross makes the case for booze privatization |Aug 29, 2016

Rep. Chris Ross (R-Chester), chairman of the House Liquor Control Committee, held an informational public meeting at the state Capitol to take a closer look at Pennsylvania’s wine and spirits wholesale and distribution systems.

Drug overdose is a huge problem locally and across state |Aug 29, 2016

Editor: Drug overdose is a leading cause of accidental deaths in Pennsylvania. The rate of overdose deaths in the state has increased by 14 percent in recent years and is significantly higher than the national average.

Mushroom Festival 5K set Sept. 11 |Aug 29, 2016

The 2016 Mushroom Festival 5K Run or 2 Mile Walk will be held on Sunday, Sept.11 at 8:30 am. The race begins and ends in front of the Kennett High School, 100 E. South Street, Kennett Square, PA. Runners/ walkers will proceed down Creek Road on a beautiful race course.

For Oxford man, the fight to beat childhood cancer is personal |Aug 26, 2016

OXFORD >> Paul Matthews has seen far too many children die.

Taste of Puebla in Kennett Square closing; new burger and cheesesteak venue to open |Aug 26, 2016

The Taste of Puebla Restaurant off Broad Street in Kennett Square will close in two weeks. The Sawmill Bar and Grill featuring award-winning burgers and cheesesteaks will open at the location when the Taste of Puebla closes.