RSS Feed from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: The latest news from The Southern Chester County Weeklies: website: all stories The Southern Chester County Weeklies Tue, 13 Oct 2015 02:59:37 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Wilkinson and Seven Stars owners are farmers of the year]]> WEST CHESTER >> Men and women whose families have adopted farming techniques and philosophies that would have been foreign to their predecessors have been honored with the title of Chester County Farmers of the Year.

The award, bestowed by the county's Agricultural Development Council and the county commissioners, was given to the team of owners at Seven Stars Farm, the East Pikeland dairy and yogurt operation in Kimberton, East Pikeland Township; and to Lewis Wilkinson of Chatham, London Grove Township, a multi-generational "custom" farmer.

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<![CDATA[Judge rules Avon Grove teacher contract data can remain sealed]]> WEST CHESTER >> A Common Pleas Court judge has reversed a decision by the state's Office of Open Records ordering the Avon Grove School District to turn over budget information related to the district's three-year teacher contract to a London Britain woman.

On Friday, Judge Mark Tunnell issued an order stating that the district could keep the information -- which included figures relating to the cost of teachers' benefits, tuition reimbursements, and insurance and pension costs -- confidential, since it was related to internal contract negotiation strategy.

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<![CDATA[LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS: Eagles beat the Saints, 39-17]]> The Eagles rolled over the Saints Sunday afternoon. Follow the postgame live along with Eagles beat writer Bob Grotz, columnist Jack McCaffery and other Eagles fans by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

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<![CDATA[Homecoming is a hit at Avon Grove]]> London Grove >> Homecoming at Avon Grove High School is more than just a dance and a football game. In fact, it's more than a daylong experience, and the activities extend beyond the student body participation to include many community members.

The weeklong celebration called Spirit Week began on Monday and lasted through the six days to Saturday with things like dress-up day, pajama day, colors and Avon Grove Pride Day in the school.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Fire Co. picked for Latino pilot program]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Kennett Fire Company No. 1 has been chosen to participate in a pilot program to improve communication with Hispanic-speaking patients through the Christiana Care Health System.

According to Chris Plumley, fire chief, the system will allow emergency medical services providers to connect patients with an interpreter, using an iPad.

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<![CDATA[9,000 expected at Tough Mudder event in Unionville Oct. 17-18]]> EAST MARLBOROUGH>>About 9,000 people will flock to Unionville next weekend for Tough Mudder, an Ironman-type event that encompasses a 10-mile course that involves climbs, jumps, crawls, and of course, mud.

The event will take place on the 500-acre Plantation Fields off Route 82 at Green Valley Road.

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<![CDATA[Mother's boyfriend accused in cocaine-lunch money case]]> London Grove >> An arrest warrant has been issued for David Guinan, the man police say is responsible for cocaine making its way into Penn London Elementary School last Friday.

According to the criminal complaint, a cafeteria worker noticed a zip lock bag containing a white powder in an envelope with a child's lunch money and brought it to the attention of the principal.

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<![CDATA[Kennett officials settle lawsuit over McCarthy]]> The Kennett Township Board of Supervisors has agreed to settle a lawsuit that grew out of the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Albert McCarthy, the former township police chief.

Township Solicitor David Sander told the attendees at the supervisors' work session meeting Monday night that the township's insurers will pay the money agreed upon, and no township funds will be involved.

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<![CDATA[Patton Middle School earns honor as one of top 10 Eco-Schools]]> Recognizing their commitment to wildlife protection, sustainability and environmental education, the National Wildlife Federation has given Charles Patton Middle School, in Kennet Square, PA an honorable mention as one of America's Top Eco-Schools. Selected for their impressive environmental contributions, Charles Patton Middle School proves an education institution can be sustainable whether they're surrounded by skyscrapers or farmland.

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<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale Barracks

Car hit Deer >> Cecil Kirk Jr., 67, of Rising Sun, Maryland, suffered minor injuries when his car hit a deer that came out of a grassy area along Route 1 near Route 841 in Penn Township on Sept. 20, at 11:36 a.m., police said.

REar end collision >> Erica Wilson, 23, of LIncoln University was cited for following too closely after she rear-ended the car ahead that was stopped for heavy traffic on East Baltimore Pike at School House Road in East Marlborough Township on Sept.

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<![CDATA[Steeplechase won't run on Mother's Day in 2016]]> There are only so many Sundays in the Spring racing season.

Fans of the Willowdale Steeplechase in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, know it as a Mother's Day tradition. But this year, Point-to-Point at Winterthur in Delaware will run on Mother's Day with Willowdale running the following Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Developer, board come to terms over open space funding in E. Marlborough]]> Township Solicitor Frone Crawford said the board members had been discussing Regis Investment Properties' appeal of a conditional use order for the second phase of a project on the west side of Walnut Road in an executive session before their Monday night regular meeting.

The project, currently known as Walnut Walk, has been taken up by several developers over the years and has gone through a series of name changes.

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<![CDATA[Family homeless center opens in West Grove]]> Family Promise of Southern Chester County will host an Open House at the new Resource Center on Thursday, Oct. 22 from 5 pm to 7 pm. The Center is located at 105 West Evergreen Street in West Grove..

Attendees will have an opportunity to tour the facility, visit with the Board and staff and celebrate the work of hundreds of dedicated volunteers from churches, service clubs and businesses who have completely renovated the Family Promise Resource Center in recent months.

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<![CDATA[Kennett Homecoming King, Queen crowned]]> The gymnasium, rather than the traditional football field, was the setting for the Homecoming Court. Due to cold, wet winds and a steady rain on Friday, the Homecoming parade was cancelled and the crowning of the Homecoming king and queen postponed until the dance Saturday night. The football game against Octorara was played as scheduled.

Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:35:35 -0400 20151005123535 2015-10-05T12:35:35-04:00 2015-10-05T12:35:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Redskins beat the Eagles, 23-20. Time to sound off]]> The Washington Redskins came back to beat the Eagles 23-20 Sunday afternoon. Give your opinion by using #eagles on Twitter or checking in above.

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