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From the Ground Up: Bringing the vegetable garden indoors

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  • Our say

    Book ban vote in Kennett: Censorship dies an ugly death

    The Kennett Consolidated School board made the correct decision Monday night when they voted not to ban Jodi Picoult’s best-selling book “Nineteen Minutes” from the Kennett High School library.

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  • Our say

    Editorial

    Several weeks ago we got the announcement that Oxford had received official state certification of the significance of its historic district.

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  • Our say

    Regional police force plan appears solid

    There’s a plan that would create a regional police force in four municipalities — Kennett Square, Kennett Township, London Grove Township and New Garden Township. A study has already been completed, and public comment on the plan at each municipality is expected by the end of the year.

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Hickory harvest is a no-show this year

    Having lived in Kimberton for 30 years, last October I finally opened my eyes to the fact that each fall the local streets and lawn edges are strewn with fallen hickory nuts. I also discovered that the hard-to-get-at nut-meat is delicious, so I was looking forward to gathering another stash this fall. But although I’ve been looking for them, I’ve seen very few this year.

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  • Opinion

    Great Pumpkin Carve returns to Chadds Ford

    It’s time for the annual Great Pumpkin Carve at the Chadds Ford Historical Society, to be held Oct. 23, 24 and 25 on the grounds of the society’s Barn Visitor Center. When they say “great” pumpkins, they mean “great,” as the 60 pumpkins weigh between 150 and 400 pounds each. Most of them are the “Prize Winner” bright orange drought resistant variety, but a few are paler “Atlantic Giants,” and I have even seen white ones.

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  • Opinion

    For this local gardener, the season is just beginning

    Mike Dippolito’s garden didn’t start the day that he checked the north-south orientation on his property for the best possible sun exposure and installed four planting boxes. Rather, like many gardens, Dippolito’s began long before. “My grandparents raised food,” he told me. “If not for them, I don’t know if I’d be growing vegetables today.”

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  • Opinion

    From the Ground Up: Mulching: It’s not just for springtime

    When I was out walking Tuesday morning, I stopped to chat with one of my neighbors, who was applying mulch to a newly-weeded and watered perennial bed. I was impressed by her efforts (I’m behind in my garden chores, as is usual just lately). I was also impressed that she had purchased the load of mulch from our township yard for half the springtime price — a late-season benefit.

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  • Our say

    Take the time to honor firefighters this week

    When local firefighters stage activities for National Fire Prevention Week this week, they are following a tradition that began with commemorating one of the worst fire disasters of all time.

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  • Opinion

    Great Outdoors: Go for a hayride

    Nothing says autumn more than a family hayride. And once again, the state parks in Delaware are offering hayrides for individuals or you can sign up as a group. These are the Delaware State Parks that are offering hayrides this fall. Some of them are also offering s’mores and campfires as an add-on.

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  • Opinion

    My Two Cents: Time for schools to go Old School

    It’s not often that a news item from Wilmington will make the cut and appear on Philly TV news, but 17-year-old Emily Schaeffer, a student at Brandywine High made the cut. Ms. Schaeffer was sent home from school for wearing clothing that would be a distraction to the teen boys. She was wearing stretch pants. She wore a coat over them that she claims met the no-more-than-4-inch-above-the-knee rule. The photo shown on Fox 29 news shows a different story. The jacket is above her butt.

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