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Good Neighbors has revamped over 250 homes in region

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    Outwitting wildlife out in the vegetable garden

    Two weeks ago, I visited Gary McKown’s suburban West Chester home to view his vegetable garden. McKown was one of the gardeners who responded to my invitation earlier in the season for people to tell me why I might want to come for a tour. He wrote, “Don’t know how interesting this is, but at least my gardening efforts could be called unusual. We are overrun with wildlife of all sorts and sizes, so I have spent about as much time and effort in keeping some of the critters out as in raising...

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    New Garden firing range close to opening

    LANDENBERG – With the new firing range for the New Garden police close to opening, supervisors gave permission to Kennett, Oxford and Parkesburg for their officers to also use it.

    Candice Monhollan
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    Six from Willowdale Chapel journeying to Africa

    In order to truly appreciate life, sometimes you need to step out of your comfort zone and for six Chester County men, they will be leaping far beyond those boundaries when they travel to Burundi and Rwanda in August.

    Candice Monhollan
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    Cosby wows ‘em at Lincoln

    LOWER OXFORD -- Actor, comedian and philanthropist Bill Cosby had his audience in laughter for more than an hour on Saturday as made a pitch for academic fund-raising at The Lincoln University. Sitting by himself in a chair onstage at the International Cultural Center, he presented his views of poverty, God, family and human achievement, throwing in the suggestion that alumni reach in the pockets for contributions.

    Chris Barber
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    Stoltzfus pushes on for Wounded Warriors

    MUD LAKE, Idaho -- Southern Chester County bade Ivan Stoltzfus fond Bon Voyage as he led a huge parade of tractors through Kennett Square on April 26 on his way westward.

    Chris Barber
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    District 28 All-Stars head to Big League World Series

    When the KAU Kings won the Eastern Regional Championship last season and advanced to the Senior League World Series, parents, coaches, and friends told them to be happy just to be there.

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    InBrief

    Charles Patton Charles Patton, the principal of the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District middle school that later bore his name, died Saturday, July 19. He was 85. A popular and respected member of the district’s community, he was described in these words by folks who posted in the school’s online newsletter:

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    Some light but useful reading for the summer

    Looking for a little light reading to take with you on vacation this summer? I’d like to recommend the new book, “Coffee for Roses . . . and 70 Other Misleading Myths About Backyard Gardening.” In it, author C. L. Fornari deconstructs some of the most time-honored tips for getting the most out of a garden. It’s easy reading that also informs.

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    Bottom line for GOP: Don’t lose the election

    Apparently I greatly upset one of my readers with my last column. His letter to the editor [07-17-14] made no doubt that in his opinion I don’t know what I’m talking about and that I am essentially the “village idiot”. I wouldn’t normally respond to a letter to the editor, but this was so over the top that I believe, you my readers, deserve a response.

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    Symphony will present ‘Under the Stars’

    The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will present a summer concert “Under the Stars” on Saturday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. (Rain date, Saturday, Aug. 10). The concert will have guest conductor Markand Thakar, music director of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. The new conductor, Michael Hall, for the Kennett Symphony will begin his duties this fall.

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