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Avon Grove schools developing five-year plan for education

By Marcella Peyre-Ferry For 21st-Centurymedia |

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  • Our say

    Sports are more than Friday night lights

    In 1973, Sports Illustrated magazine featured on its cover the photo of a 3-year-old male horse — Triple Crown Winner Secretariat. ESPN named him the 35th best athlete of the 20th century and he is still remembered fondly.

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  • General news

    Avon Grove graduate competes in IRONMAN Lake Placid

    It was something Mike Rogers has hoped to do since he was a kid and, finally, in the summer after he graduated from Avon Grove High School, he took the chance to become an Ironman.

    Candice Monhollan
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  • Opinion

    Finding fruits of the sea in Acadia Park

    On our annual summer vacation in Maine, we spend most of our time in and around Acadia National Park, a destination for our family since we were kids. It’s an incredibly beautiful area, and either from hikes on the high trails or walks along the rocky coast, the views are varied and spectacular.

    By Pam Baxter |

  • Opinion

    Mushrooms: Delicious and healthy food

    Mushrooms, mushrooms everywhere! Mushrooms have been used as food and medicines for thousands of years. Many people enjoy eating various types of mushrooms, in both raw and cooked forms. Most are grown in Chester County, in the town of Kennett Square and its surrounding area, which is also known as “The Mushroom Capital of the World.” With lots of health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare them, it is easy to understand why so many chefs like to incorporate them into...

    By Dr. Chad Laurence |

  • General news

    Police urge caution on roadways during Labor Day weekend

    As the summer’s final holiday weekend approaches police are stepping up traffic safety enforcement in an effort to reduce the number of deaths on the state’s roadways.

    By Michael N. Price mprice@dailylocal.com @MikePriceWrites on Twitter |

  • Opinion

    DOWNWIND: Unusual art exhibit at the Brandyine River Museum

    The Brandywine River Museum of Art has a really big show with works by East Buffalo, New York, artist watercolorist Charles Burchfield, (1893 to 1967). His long career as an artist inspired a horde of people to attend the opening last weekend, including two buses, one from Buffalo, which is a long ways away. According to the literature about him, Betsy and Andrew Wyeth did go to Burchfield’s studio while he was painting “Autumnal Fantasy,” which was unavailable for the...

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  • General news

    Brothers not guilty in gang stabbing

    WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court jury on Friday acquitted two brothers of a stabbing at a New Garden party that had overtones of gang-related tensions, concluding a five-day-long trial that featured dueling accounts of who initiated the violence at a child’s party.

    By Michael P. Rellahan mrellahan@dailylocal.com @ChescoCourtNews on Twitter |

  • Arts and entertainment

    New Garden Air Show awes spectators

    NEW GARDEN >> All eyes turned upward as the amazing men in their flying machines performed feats of magic in the sky on Saturday.

    Chris Barber
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  • General news

    Students return to Chester County schools

    August still has a week to go, but the yellow buses are running and students are back to school in eight of the county’s 12 public school districts. With many districts forced to push back graduation and the end of school to later than usual in June because of the excessive number of snow days, summer vacation was abbreviated on each end.

    By Marcella Peyre-Ferry For 21st Century Media |

  • General news

    Veterans groups replace stolen cemetery markers

    KENNETT SQUARE >> The Kennett Square American Legion and VFW have joined to replace 157 veterans markers that were stolen from local cemeteries in mid-July.

    Chris Barber
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