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, 31 Jan 2015 09:36:42 -0500 60 <![CDATA[It's in the stars: Local planetarium offering public showings]]> The planetarium on the campus of West Chester University is offering live shows are held once a month during the regular academic year. These presentations are given by a PhD astronomer and consist of an overview of what is currently visible in the night sky. In addition, each show focuses on a specific aspect of astronomy, the topic of which changes each month.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:49:26 -0500 2015-01-30T10:49:26-05:00 2015-01-30T10:49:26-05:00
<![CDATA[Performance Golf: Turn and burn]]> As I watch the snow fall in what may turn out to be quite a storm, I realize that many of you are not about to go out and hit golf balls this week, so let's add to our list of exercises that you can do to improve your golf swing. These two exercises will help you in several ways. They will increase your flexibility, your ability to move your upper body separately from your lower body, help you activate your core, help you with stability and dynamic balance and teach you to accelerate and decelerate your body correctly so you can "get your energy out to the club head" in time for impact.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:34:06 -0500 2015-01-29T18:34:06-05:00 2015-01-29T18:34:06-05:00
<![CDATA[Historic Chandler Mill Bridge in Kennett Township saved]]> KENNETT TOWNSHIP >> Supervisors this week passed a resolution opening the historic Chandler Mill Bridge to pedestrians, bicyclists and emergency vehicles. The action ends years of controversy over the county-owned bridge, which has been closed to vehicular traffic since May of 2011.

The vote was 2-0, with supervisors Scudder Stevens and Richard Leff voting in favor.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:29:00 -0500 2015-01-29T18:29:00-05:00 2015-01-29T18:29:00-05:00
<![CDATA['Comedy of Errors' pantomime is a delight]]> The Kennett High School auditorium was almost sold out for the first performance of this year's pantomime in the English tradition, "Comedy of Errors and Pirates." It didn't make a lot of sense, and that is how it ought to be.

Instead of basing the story on a fractured fairy tale, they rewrote Shakespeare's "Comedy of Errors" and added Captain Kidd (Ireland Robb) and his seven man band of pirates, Sandy Flash (Kris Gibbons) and his 12 small pickpockets (all of who tried to hide behind one tree at the same time), and Captain Morgan and her five Privateers.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:28:43 -0500 2015-01-29T18:28:43-05:00 2015-01-29T18:28:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Former director of Tick Tock Early Learning Center arrested]]> NEW GARDEN >> The woman who led the Tick Tock Early Learning Center in Toughkenamon for eight years has been charged by police with theft and receiving stolen property.

Jackie Maas, 60, of East Marlborough Township, turned herself in to police on Jan. 16 and was released on $25,000 unsecured bail by District Justice Mathew Seavey of Avondale District Court.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:26:43 -0500 2015-01-29T18:26:43-05:00 2015-01-29T18:26:43-05:00
<![CDATA[Ice Hockey: Landry stars as Radnor ties Unionville]]> WEST GOSHEN >> It was hard to tell if Radnor was playing goaltender Tessa Landry or if, somehow, NHL legend Patrick Roy had taken her spot in net.

The freshman made an astounding 63 saves en route to a 2-2 tie against Unionville in a girls varsity game Wednesday night at Ice Line.

"Holy smokes," said Unionville coach Dave Elvin.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:23:15 -0500 2015-01-29T18:23:15-05:00 2015-01-29T18:23:15-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett man arrested after responding to online ads for underage sex]]> AURORA, ILL.>> A Kennett Square man was one of eight men arrested in west suburban Aurora, Illinois during a series of stings targeting people who allegedly sought underage sex through online advertisements.

Shane R. Lewis, 35, of the 500 block of North Mill Road, was one of eight charged with involuntary sexual servitude of a minor, traveling to meet a minor, and grooming.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:41:47 -0500 2015-01-29T12:41:47-05:00 2015-01-29T12:46:01-05:00
<![CDATA[Kennett merchants: A big reason for Kennett's Square's success]]>

Kennett Square, just one square mile with about 5,000 residents, has become the most successful borough in Chester County.

And some would say the most successful in the entire state.

"Economically, I don't think anyone can deny which of the boroughs (in southern Chester County) is doing the best," said former borough manager Brant Kucera.

Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:07:32 -0500 2015-01-29T09:07:32-05:00 2015-01-29T09:19:52-05:00 UTUBEVIDEO
<![CDATA[Police Reports Jan. 29]]> State Police Avondale

Stolen clubs >> Someone stole golf clubs and bag from Innescrone Golf Club in the 700 block of East Avondale Road in London Grove Township on Dec. 16 at 11:09 a.m., police said.

Minor bump >> There was a minor rear-end collision on Baltimore Pike in East Marlborough Townshp on Jan.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:41:56 -0500 2015-01-27T13:41:56-05:00 2015-01-27T13:41:56-05:00
<![CDATA[Unionville School District resignations, new hires]]> Resignations

Margaret Buck >> Teacher, Pocopson Elementary.

Stacy Cohen >> Personal care assistant specialist, Hillendale Elementary.

Mark Feliciani >> Teacher, Unionville High.

Aundria Hicks >> Personal care assistant, Hillendale Elementary.

Willem Miracle-Hallowell >> Transportation bus driver.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:39:38 -0500 2015-01-27T13:39:38-05:00 2015-01-27T13:39:38-05:00
<![CDATA[Carly Rechenberg, Unionville Fair Queen, returns with fond memories]]> HERSHEY >> She didn't win the title of Pennsylvania Fair Queen, but Unionville's Carly Rechenberg came home with lots of memories.

Rechenberg, a senior at Unionville High School and Unionville Fair Queen, didn't win the crown, but performed well at the annual joint-convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and the Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:26:56 -0500 2015-01-27T13:26:56-05:00 2015-01-27T13:26:56-05:00
<![CDATA[MLK's words ring true in Kennett and the world]]> On the observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, we recall these words spoken on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, Aug. 28, 1963, by Dr. King.

The challenges to come together and rise above circumstances remain, and the message is as important to all Americans as ever. Following are excerpts from Dr.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:32:03 -0500 2015-01-27T10:32:03-05:00 2015-01-27T10:35:18-05:00
<![CDATA[Oxford School Board audit is clean]]> OXFORD >> The Oxford Area School District received a clean report for the past year from their new auditors, and are now working toward the 2015-16 school year budget.

The Jan. 13 School Board meeting began with a report from Pamela Baker of Barbacane Thornton & Company LLP, the firm hired to perform the annual audit of the school district.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:34:57 -0500 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00 2015-01-27T10:34:57-05:00
<![CDATA[Old Timers chat with Morandini and induct eight]]> KENNETT SQUARE >> For baseball lovers in the Philadelphia area, it's never too early to start thinking about opening day at Citizens Park.

That's why the Old Timers of Kennett Square get together every January to honor the great amateur players among them and hear from a pro what's in store for the following summer.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:24:29 -0500 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00 2015-01-27T10:24:29-05:00
<![CDATA[Exciting Jamie Wyeth show creates a mob scene]]> It is always pleasing to be invited to the opening of an important art show, and the Brandywine River Museum of Art created it last weekend. It opened the largest retrospective exhibition of work by artist Jamie Wyeth, and it is a fascinating show. It shows the growth of his talent and approach from his early childhood drawings over six decades to his latest dramatic paintings.

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:20:22 -0500 2015-01-27T10:20:22-05:00 2015-01-27T10:20:22-05:00