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MOST RECENT STORIES

  • Our say

    Emergency notifications: No more government mandates!

    Following an unprecedented water main break that left just about every household in Kennett Square without water last Sunday, residents are demanding emergency notifications be done in a better way.

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  • Opinion

    In any season, expanded Meadow Garden informs and delights

    This past June, with an appropriate amount of fanfare and celebration, Longwood Gardens opened the gate to its newest accomplishment: the expanded Meadow Garden. The meadow had always been there, but for those who wanted to enjoy Nature away from the crowds, there was nothing to do, really, but to walk the loop trail.

    By Pam Baxter |

  • Opinion

    Under 26? Stay on your parent’s health plan

    In their quest to land a job, any job, many young adults will sacrifice what used to be called “fringe benefits” to gain a foot in the door. But many entry-level jobs either offer no healthcare benefits, or the employee’s cost share is prohibitive for someone barely making minimum wage. Add to the equation that most 20-somethings are in good health and rarely visit the doctor and it’s easy to see why many will forego health insurance in favor of paying other...

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  • Opinion

    Backpacks: Not your spine’s best friend

    Alas, the new school year is here! On top of every child’s list of school supplies is a new backpack. While backpacks vary in their style, color and sizes, they all share one thing in common: they are detrimental to the health of your child’s spine. According to an article in a 1998 edition of the prestigious scientific journal “Spine,” by the time a young adult has graduated from high school, he or she has experienced at least one episode of back pain, due in...

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  • Opinion

    More great fall activities for you and your family

    Some weeks I have a love/hate relationship with doing this column. I love learning about all the outdoor possibilities in our area and I love that all these fun activities are delivered right to my inbox for my choosing. The hate part is that there simply are not enough hours in a week to do as many of them as I would like. Some months, I hate choosing, and September and October are usually two of those months because there are so many great things to do.

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  • Our say

    Festival benefits outlive the day

    For several years now, there has been some criticism of the annual Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square — or the fact that the town closes down for two days to make room for it.

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  • Opinion

    Outdoor festivals have a rough interruption

    With crowds attending both the Chadds Ford Days and Mushroom Festival this past weekend, a sudden deluge of rain on Saturday was an unwelcome visitor. There was nothing to do but close the festivals down. At the Chadds Ford Days, longtime volunteer George Franz timed it perfectly, closing the festival 20 minutes before the storm.

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  • Opinion

    Some funny things in the news

    Did you see the humorous photo making its way around the internet and Facebook this week? The one I’m referring to is the photo of the scene just after Dorothy throws a bucket of water on the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. The photo shows her clothes with her witches hat all crumbled up on the ground, because the witch melted. What makes the photo funny is the caption that reads, Hillary Clinton takes the ice bucket challenge. Come on Democrats, laugh, its funny.

    By Mike Cannatelli |

  • Opinion

    Ride horses better and prevent injury

    Rev up your engines, with horsepower, that is! Equestrian events are here! Whether a jump, trot, race or show, you may find that pain, muscle spasms and imbalance prevent personal best performance when riding. Pain in the lower back, neck, hips, shoulders, knees and wrists often sidelines riders can limit participation in sporting activities they enjoy. Research shows that many people are hurt riding horses each year. Often, their symptoms are the result of spinal injury.

    By Dr. Chad Laurence |

  • Opinion

    Two big festivals coming this weekend

    The first Festival is the 49th annual Chadds Ford Days, when time goes back to Colonial times with vendors offering quality handmade crafts and a huge art show. They have added more musicians with a big mix of different styles of music. At noon the schedule for both days has the duo of McGraw & McLaughlin, at 4:30 p.m., the Steve Liberace Band and at 3 p.m., The Sermon Band on Saturday and on Sunday at 1:30 p.m., and Steppin’ Razor five-piece band performing on Sunday at 3 p.m.

    By Caryl Huffaker |

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