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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:33:00 -0400 60 <![CDATA[Latest Kennett Square vendor brings restaurant cooking to the home]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Takeout has just taken a step up thanks to chef Raymond Maxwell's upscale, casual cuisine. His Chef-a-Topia in the borough joins Market at Liberty Place's other food, beverage and grocery purveyors.

Maxwell's classical training comes from the Philadelphia Restaurant School where he fell in love with cooking.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:25:35 -0400 2015-04-17T13:25:35-04:00 2015-04-17T13:25:35-04:00
<![CDATA[Unionville clarifies its stance with teachers]]> Editor's Note: The folowing was issued as a follow-up to negotiations between the Unionville-Chadds Ford school board of directors and the teachers' union. This statement is also posted on the district's web site:

The Board will address all issues related to the teacher contract in an open and honest manner.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:41:04 -0400 2015-04-17T10:41:04-04:00 2015-04-17T10:41:04-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Reports]]> State Police Avondale

DUI >> Melissa Murphy Ludwig of Cochranville was arrested for DUI following a crash at Ewing Road east of Barnsgate in Londonderry Township on April 2 at 7:35 p.m., police said.

Cell phone >> A 13-year-old youth reported that a cell phone valued at $400 was stolen from the 200 block of Highland Road in West Fallowfield on April 2 during the daytime hours, police said.

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:37:24 -0400 2015-04-17T10:37:24-04:00 2015-04-17T10:37:24-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett teacher is Citadel finalist]]> Michael Kelly is the finalist for the Kennett Consolidated School District in Citadel's Heart of Learning Program. He was given his finalist award at the Kennett High School faculty meeting on Monday, April 6, by representatives from the Oxford Branch of the Citadel Federal Credit Union. Citadel in conjunction with the Chester County Intermediate Unit sponsors the award program that seeks to honor the area's most outstanding teachers.

Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:01:26 -0400 2015-04-16T12:01:26-04:00 2015-04-16T12:01:26-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett Square officials must manage growth responsibly]]> In case you haven't noticed, Kennett Square is in the midst of an economic boom.

Victory Brewing Co. will open sometime this month, and sales of luxury apartment buildings above Victory are going at a brisk pace. The three stories above Victory Brewing Co. will feature 33 apartments -- 16 single bedroom, 16 two-bedroom and one loft apartment.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 12:41:33 -0400 2015-04-14T12:41:33-04:00 2015-04-14T13:05:58-04:00
<![CDATA[Kennett antique store like stepping back in time]]> Look to your right, for instance, and you can't help noticing there's a dressmaker's dummy there, with a formal dress on it and ropes of pearls.

And sitting next to it, there's a trombone.

There's a profusion of all sorts of other items everywhere you look--farm equipment, military hats, brightly colored flags hanging from the ceiling, and away off in corner, at the other end of a tossing sea of antiques and collectibles, a sleigh.

Tue, 14 Apr 2015 11:53:48 -0400 2015-04-14T11:53:48-04:00 2015-04-14T11:53:48-04:00
<![CDATA[Police seek two in early-morning armed robbery]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> Police are looking for two men who robbed a store at gunpoint early Saturday morning.

According to Kennett Square Police, two men entered the Kennett Gas n Go store at 700 W. Cypress Street at 5:50 a.m., both wearing masks, all-black clothing and both armed with handguns. They took an undetermined amount of cash and took a cell phone from one of the employees.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18:30:25 -0400 2015-04-11T18:30:25-04:00 2015-04-11T18:30:25-04:00
<![CDATA[Construction of new Route 926 bridge in Pocopson delayed]]> POCOPSON>>Construction to replace the deteriorated bridge on Route 926 near Pocopson Road that spans the Brandywine Creek which was supposed to take place later this year has been delayed until March of 2016.

Rep. Steve Barrar, R-160th of Upper Chichester, said in a newsletter distributed this week that preliminary engineering for the project has been completed and approved.

Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:15:51 -0400 2015-04-11T08:15:51-04:00 2015-04-11T14:57:31-04:00
<![CDATA[Plan calls for 175 luxury apartments in downtown Kennett Square]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Borough officials are considering a plan that would bring 175 luxury apartments and a pub restaurant to the western section of town.

Called The Lofts, it will be located very close to Victory Brewing Co. on Cypress Street that will open sometime this month. Specifically it will be bordered by State Street to the north, Washington Street to the east, South Mill to the west, and Bernard Alley to the south.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:50:07 -0400 2015-04-10T13:50:07-04:00 2015-04-10T13:50:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Little Black Dress a girls' night out to support a great cause]]> Tick Tock Early Learning Center's fifth annual Little Black Dress event is on Saturday, April 18 in Kennett Square. Several fun and exciting new vendors and artisans will bring the latest designs in fashion jewelry and many other accessories for women of all ages. Wear black and go home wearing your new bling!

The price of admission includes wine, appetizers, decadent desserts, and other refreshments.

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:23:01 -0400 2015-04-10T11:23:01-04:00 2015-04-10T11:23:01-04:00
<![CDATA[Criminal charges filed against Kennett bus driver who left child on bus 6 hours]]> KENNETT SQUARE>>Criminal charges were filed Thursday against a bus driver who left a 7-year-old Kennett student on a bus for nearly six hours unattended.

Iver T. Roselund, 66, of Malvern was charged by Kennett Square police with endangering the welfare of children. He will receive a summons via mail and a preliminary hearing has been tentatively set for May 12 before District Justice Daniel Maisano.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 13:32:05 -0400 2015-04-09T13:32:05-04:00 2015-04-10T12:15:03-04:00
<![CDATA[Atlanta educators stuck between two bad choices]]> Last week 11 Atlanta, Georgia, teachers, administrators and test coordinators were taken to jail in handcuffs after having been convicted of racketeering. These individuals, who faced the same penalties as the folks who carry out organized crime, could be in jail for up to 20 years.

This is what they did: They altered the answers on their students' standardized tests so the kids would get higher scores.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 11:28:07 -0400 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00 2015-04-09T11:28:07-04:00
<![CDATA[Local DJ, photographer arrested on child porn and related charges]]> WEST BRADFORD >> A local DJ and photographer who made a living working at weddings, parties, and school dances was arrested on over 300 felony charges related to alleged sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography on Tuesday following an investigation conducted by the Pennsylvania State Police.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:13:59 -0400 2015-04-09T10:13:59-04:00 2015-04-09T10:13:59-04:00
<![CDATA[Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point]]> Pocopson >> Easter is a time for family, and family was a key word at the Brandywine Hills Point-to-Point Races Sunday.

Set in the beautiful rolling countryside of the Myrick Conservation Center, the day of racing action had something for all ages, starting with the pony races for small, medium and large ponies, followed by a lead line pony race for tiny jockeys with parents leading them from start to finish.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:10:32 -0400 2015-04-09T10:10:32-04:00 2015-04-09T10:10:32-04:00
<![CDATA[Police Log]]> New Garden:

Traffic Stop >> On March 18, 2015 at 12:50 a.m., police observed a vehicle with an equipment violation at Baltimore Pike and Newark Road. A traffic stop was conducted in the 1300 block of Newark Road. Police contacted the driver, Joshua Hineman, 22, from Oxford. During the stop, police observed the driver to exhibit signs of impairment.

Thu, 09 Apr 2015 10:06:57 -0400 2015-04-09T10:06:57-04:00 2015-04-09T10:06:57-04:00